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REALTOR Foundation: RI Helps Four Non-Profits This Spring

Thanks to the generosity of all those who gave so generously during its recent Matching Grant campaign, the REALTOR® Foundation: RI was able to provide more than $20,000 in funding to the Rhode Island Foundation and Family Service of RI. The two non-profit organizations will use the funds to assist their COVID-10 relief initiatives. On …

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Mandatory Home Inspector Licensing July 1, 2020

Is “your” home inspector licensed? Starting on July 1, 2020, anyone who conducts a home inspection for a home or other residential property located in Rhode Island must be licensed as a home inspector or associate home inspector in Rhode Island. This includes home inspectors who are already licensed in other states like Massachusetts or …

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Introducing HomeVisit – A Better Way to Market Your Listings

    HomeVisit by CoreLogic is now available in Matrix and Realist! We are pleased to announce that HomeVisit is now available through Matrix! With a single click, you can order and upload property imagery and market your listings directly from your Matrix workflow. Transform your tours and print marketing with stunning photographs captured at …

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Incentives for Landlords Through R.I.’s Housing Now Campaign

The State of R.I. Office of Housing and Community Development has emergency rapid re-housing vouchers that will guarantee rental income to landlords. Tenants pay 30 percent of their income toward rent to the landlord and the vouchers pay the difference of the total rent, directly to the landlord.  The vouchers are available now to rapidly …

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RI Supreme Court rules on unauthorized practice of law

After months of anticipation, the Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld the legal right of title companies to conduct residential real estate closings of transactions and prepare routine documents without an attorney for transactions that the title companies are insuring. However, the court also decided only attorneys can draft deeds and conduct title examination for the …

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Important Message to MLS Broker Participants Regarding License Renewal

The extended license renewal deadline has passed. If any of your licensees failed to renew, please read the following: The MLS Broker/Appraiser Participant is responsible for: Verification that each licensee affiliated with the brokerage has a license in good standing with the licensing bureau at the beginning of each renewal term (Section 2.4 of Commercial Licensing. Regulation …

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Clear Cooperation Policy Now in Effect

At long last, the new NAR-mandated Clear Cooperation policy is now in effect.  The most significant impact of this policy on State-Wide MLS customers will be a restriction against publicly marketing Non-MLS listings. Please see the FAQs for details on what is considered public marketing.   As this policy applies to ALL Non-MLS listings—past and future—please cease …

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How is COVID-19 impacting closings?

If you weren’t able to take in the RI Realtors® YPN webinar on April 16th, you missed some important news about how COVID-19 is impacting closings. Attorneys Melissa D’Ellena, Chris Denelle and Geoff Sciotti had some interesting updates and advice to share. Here are some of their helpful tips: • Early in the process, ask …