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Real Estate Ramifications of Partial Shutdown of Federal Government

Currently, there are two areas of concern for your business: 1) delays in processing of FHA-backed mortgages, and 2) slower response times by IRS offices for tax information needed for real estate transactions. (The availability of flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program was set to expire on midnight of December 21st but was …

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MLS Rule Reminder

Does the seller know how much you’re paying a cooperating broker? All listing contracts for properties that are listed in MLS must disclose the amount of compensation that a listing broker will offer to cooperating brokers. The listing broker states on the listing agreement the dollar amount or percentage of the compensation and the seller(s) …

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Branding Matrix & the Client Portal – Jan. 9th 12:30 – 2

Have you branded your Matrix client portal? Do you know how to view your client’s activity on the portal? Join us for this “Brown Bag Lunch ‘n Learn” event to learn all you need to know about the Matrix Client Portal and branding Matrix. We will show you how to view the client portal, how …

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Tax Relief for Real Estate Agents – Dec. 19th 12:30 – 2

Join us for a free Brown Bag lunch event where court-tested & IRS-approved tax cuts will be revealed by author of “The Real Estate Investor” Paul Dion, CPA, CTC. It’s not enough to make money, you need to KEEP it. Dion outlines how to minimize taxes without red flags, gray areas, or aggressive strategies. Paul and his …

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Are you using NS in the MLS compensation field correctly?

Many listings are added into MLS with “NS” included in the compensation to cooperating broker field without understanding what it means and/or what is required when using it.  This code is used only when the listing broker is disclosing that the compensation will be based on the net sale price. Please see the definition in …

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Breaking News: New Phishing Attempt

Many REALTORS® received a solicitation recently, purportedly from the REALTOR® Party, asking for donations to fund medical expenses for a young girl. This solicitation is not from the REALTOR® Party or the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR never solicits donations for personal or individual charities. If you receive this “Help Support Diana Recovery” solicitation, delete …

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Brown Bag Session: Resolving Providence Code Violations – Dec. 5th

Bring your lunch to RI REALTORS® and join Kevin Mahoney, Deputy Director of the City of Providence’s Department of Inspections and Standards on December 5th from 12:30-2 pm for a discussion and QA session about Providence code violations. Mr. Mahoney will explain the violation process from complaint to inspection, through court and liens, and how …

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Dean deTonnancourt Elected 2019 President of RI Association of REALTORS®

November 8, 2018 — Dean deTonnancourt of HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate in Warwick, RI has been installed as the 2019 President of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR). He assumes his duties for the 5300-member trade association this month. In addition to chairing numerous committees, deTonnancourt has served as the Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect …

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Whitten Named President of State-Wide MLS

November 8 — State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has announced the organization’s new officers for 2019. Christopher Whitten of Premeer Real Estate in Johnston, RI has been elected president of the real estate data exchange service. Other new officers include President-Elect Robert Martin of CrossRoads Real Estate Group in Woonsocket and Glocester; Treasurer Stephen Larson …

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New Course Dec. 6th! RIHousing…What it takes!

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce a new partnership with RIHousing! This new and exclusive class will give members a comprehensive review of RIHousing programs as explained by specialists, underwriters, and members of their senior team. All aspects will be reviewed and discussed so REALTORS® can successfully tap into the many …

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