Benefits of Belonging to the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®
Trusted Brand – The REALTOR® brand has become synonymous with real estate expertise you can trust. As a Member of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR), you and your business will be associated with the leaders of the real estate profession – trusted and knowledgeable advisors who subscribe to a strict professional code of ethics.
Access to State-Wide MLS – Recognized as the state’s primary resource for consumers searching for rentals and properties for sale, RILiving.com is a key consumer marketing tool for REALTORS® and associated businesses. Through State-Wide MLS, agents can showcase their listings on RILiving.com and advertise upcoming open houses. Consumers can also find REALTORS® through the site’s REALTOR® search function, as well as the services and information they need to make their move easier.
State House Advocacy – RI REALTORS® represents the interests of the real estate profession and their clients in state government and keeps members up-to-date on ever-changing legal and legislative issues affecting home ownership and the real estate profession.
Discounted Education – The RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center offers more than 100 approved CE courses at locations throughout Rhode Island and online! Earn special designations like GRI, CRB and CRS or simply fulfill CORE requirements.
Latest News – In today’s fast-paced environment, news travels fast but never more so than at RI REALTORS®! Our websites — www.rirealtors.org and www.riliving.com — are constantly updated with the latest real estate news and information. Members can also connect with us on all the popular social media sites or through the RI REALTORS® targeted online newsletters.
Free Forms and Contracts– Need a purchase and sales agreement, disclosure, or other legal form for your real transaction? Members who are licensed real estate professionals can login to the member dashboard to access all RIAR forms online via Instanet.
Value Added Events – RI REALTORS® offers free and discounted educational/networking events throughout the year to help members and their clients stay on top of the current trends and information in the real estate profession.
Professional Standards Education and Ethics Hearing and Arbitration –From the first days as a REALTOR®, members are educated about their duties regarding professional standards. RI REALTORS® can help by offering dispute resolution and mediation for member-to-member complaints, should a problem arise.
Legal Hotline –Need answers to your legal questions? RI REALTORS® offers a free legal hotline service for REALTOR® members. Simply call (401) 785-3650 Option 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your question with RI REALTORS’® legal counsel. You can also search for answers to your questions on the Legal Hotline database.
Benefits of Belonging to State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
The following benefits are included your MLS membership:
- MLS Listing and Change Forms
- Universal Access to Matrix
- Tech Support
- RILiving.com Office/Agent Web Services
In addition, if you join RI REALTORS® as a primary or secondary member, the following benefits would be included:
- Access to Instanet – Transaction Manager and RIAR Forms (i.e., RI Disclosure forms, Sales Agreements, etc.)
- On staff Legal Counsel
For more information on becoming a State-Wide MLS member, call or Email Donna McGinn, at 401-432-6929.