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Passage of FY 2018 Spending Bill Critical Step for Affordable Housing Funding and Flood Re-authorization

U.S. House and Senate negotiators last night agreed on an “omnibus appropriations bill” designed to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018. The 2,232-page bill contains important provisions related to housing that Realtors® have been fighting for, including alleviating the weakening of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) from the new tax law, and …

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Truth in Referrals

When you recommend a mortgage broker to a buyer client, which of the following reasons does the client expect to hear? “I’m referring you to this mortgage broker because . . . .  . . She pays for my Zillow lead subscription. My company pays us for each buyer that we refer to our in-house …

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Listing Push is Here!

If you haven’t already claimed your RI REALTORS® account, you can click here to get started. We’d also like to invite you to the “Rhode Island RealTimeMLS Best Practices” webinar next week to learn more about Listing Push and how to generate more referral business on RESAAS Rhode Island RealTimeMLS. By attending, you will also …

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Webinar: Are Flood Zones Impacting Your Transactions?

  Flood zone errors and confusion are rampant, and REALTORS® need to know what information they can really count on! Learn about low-cost accurate flood zone determinations and how they help eliminate risk of liability, reduce flood insurance premiums for homeowners, buyers and sellers, remove properties from high-risk flood zones, and increase buyer activity for “low …

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State-Wide MLS has teamed up with LIONDESK CRM

Client Management has never been easier! Track your phone calls, emails and other interactions. Powerful filters allow you to see who you should be contacting next. Employ autoresponders and drip marketing, import leads automatically, manage your transactions and documents with ease… Watch the video below to see how easy it is to use LionDesk, now …

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2018 News President's Report

RIAR President’s Report – February 2018

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THE LIMBO? The low inventory limbo that is. Last month, both closing activity and pending sales dropped year-over-year. In fact, our supply level dropped to 2.7 months in January.  The diminishing supply is hindering sales activity and has created an unbalanced market that favors sellers.  The more inventory goes …

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Budget deal includes pro-real estate provisions

On Friday, February 9th, President Trump signed the federal budget deal that was passed by the Senate on Thursday, February 8, 2018, and the House in the early hours of the following day. The deal contains a number of wins for real estate, including a temporary extension of federal flood insurance and extension of NAR-backed …

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Are flood zones affecting your transactions?

Learn how to eliminate error and confusion with MyFloodStatus.com. MyFloodStatus superior flood determinations and ongoing support can help you win more listings, market more properties, close more deals, and stand out as an expert in your field.  Available through State-Wide MLS beginning February 20th on the Member Gateway, MyFloodStatus.com will help you avoid flood zone …

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