Save the date for our Summer Networking event on August 8, 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Registration, location, and further details coming soon.
The Department of Business Regulation released the bulletin FAQ for Real Estate Principal Brokers and Affiliated Licensees RI Real Estate Legal Requirments for Teams and Penalties for Violations on 6/13/2019. RIAR will be holding a talk forum on Friday, June 28 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm to discuss the bulletin and gather feedback. For more information, or to sign up, click here.
RPR® is an invaluable member benefit offered exclusively to REALTORS® at no additional cost. RPR services every segment of the real estate industry: Residential, Commercial, Brokers, Appraisers, Associations, and MLSs. Click here to access webinars in June and July about how to use this membership resource.
Members, join us in cooperation with the Mainstreet Association of REALTORS® for the Opportunity Zones in Commercial Real Estate Livestream on 6/10/19 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Follow this link to sign up.
Nominations for 2019 REALTOR® of the Year have opened. We will be accepting applications through May 31. Click here to download the application to nominate a dedicated REALTOR® who demonstrates community service, civic involvement and service to the REALTOR® Association on the local, state and national levels.
We are seeking nominations from REALTORS® interested in serving as Officers and Directors of the Board. Deadline to apply is 5/31/19.Click here to nominate someone or apply directly.
Members - save the date for our complimentary webinar "Powerful First Impressions" on 4/12/19 from 11 a.m. - Noon, presented by Diane Wilbur. Learn more about Diane here. More details coming soon!
We have temporarily relocated to 2178 Mendon Rd., Suite 400, Cumberland, RI 02864. We are open Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..
In 2019, we will continue to support The Village for RI Foster & Adoptive Families. From 3/1 - 4/30 we will be accepting donations of baby diapers & wipes & gift cards to WalMart & Target (in any denomination). Please drop off donations at our temporary office location: 2178 Mendon Road, Suite 400, Cumberland, RI.
Save the date: our RPAC March Madness Mixer will be held at 5:30 pm on 3/28/19 at Murphy's Law in Pawtucket. More details coming soon!
Reminder - we will be closed due to our office move 2/28 - 3/1. Our temporary office location will be 2178 Mendon Rd., Suite 400, Cumberland, RI.
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Just 10 days left to renew your membership for 2019 and to submit your Code of Ethics class certificate. If you have questions on these membership requirements, please contact us between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
We thank our members and friends for their support throughout 2018 and wish you all a happy and healthy Holiday season! Our office will be closed in honor of the holidays on 12/24 and 12/25 and 1/1/19.
Save the Date: our annual holiday party will be held from 4-7 pm on 12/19/18 at Spiritos Restaurant, 477 Broadway, Providence, RI. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Suzanne Silva at 401-274-8386 for more details.
Congratulations to our 2019 Officers and Directors, installed on 10/3/18 at our Annual Meeting at the Squantum Association. The Honorable RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea served as installing Officer.
Members - time to sign up for 2019 committee appointments by 11/5/18. Click here for more information and then sign up through the member portal.
Members: your 2019 dues orders have been posted to your account on the member portal. We are paperless. Please renew online by 12/1/18 in accordance with our Bylaws. Click here to read frequently asked questions and answers regarding 2019 dues and membership.
As a result of recent Bylaw changes, we are in need of 3 RICABOR REALTOR® members willing to serve as a Director and 1 prior Director willing to serve as 2019 Corporate Secretary. Please apply by 5 pm on 10/19/18.
As a reminder, 2019 dues orders will be posted to the member portal by late October 2018. No paper invoices will be sent as we are paperless. Members will need to renew before their membership expires at the end of the year.
The Directors of the RICABOR propose these changes to our Bylaws - to be approved at our Annual Meeting on 10/3/18. Formal invitations to follow.
RICABOR is pleased to welcome its newest Professional Association staffers: Maria Glanvill, Executive Assistant and Jocelyn Hopkins Membership & Marketing Administrator.
Note the National Association of REALTORS® dues for REALTOR® members will increase by $30 for 2019 - as approved by their Directors in May. See here for a detailed breakdown.
RICABOR will post member' 2019 dues orders to the member portal in late October - we are paperless.
Save the date of 10/3/18 at 5:30 pm. RICABOR's Annual Meeting will be held at the Squantum Association in East Providence. More details coming soon! See the Proposed 2019 Slate of Officers & Directors here.
RICABOR will be sending short (1-5 question) surveys to its members in the coming months. Your feedback will help us to better understand your needs and will provide valuable feedback on Board programs and services. Thank you in advance for your valued input!
Congratulations to Susan Kelly of Lincoln. Susan was named our Board's 2018 REALTOR® of the Year and will vie for State REALTOR® of the Year on 10/24/18.
Are you a new member who needs to complete the New Member Orientation Program withint he first 180 days of your membership? Registration is now open for our 9/10/18 program from 5-7 pm at the Providence Marriott here.
Coming soon! Purchase our $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win over $3,000 in prizes - all for a great cause! Proceeds to benefit The Village for RI Foster & Adoptive Families.
Registration is now open for our 7/17 Summer Networking Event by the water at Finn's Harborside. Click here for more information or to register.
Join us on 6/7 for a dynamic program with a national speaker and our commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act at the Showcase Cinemas, Warwick Mall. Approved for 3 CORE RI CEU's and no charge to our members. Click here for more information or to register.
We are now accepting nominations for 2018 REALTOR® of the Year through 6/1. Click here for more information and the form.
We are now accepting nominations for 2019 Officers and Directors of the RICABOR. Filing deadline is 5/18/18. Click here to learn more and to access the nomination form.
Registration is now open for what promises to be a great evening. RACE for RPAC on 4/24/18 from 5-8 p.m. at Fuel Sportsbar located at R1 Indoor Karting in Lincoln. For more info or to register, please click here.
Join us for our Networking Event of 4/3/18 from 5-7 p.m. at Brutopia Brewery & Kitchen, Cranston. Click here for more details or to register.
RICABOR will be collecting baby diapers and wipes and new socks and underwear for children (ages 3-17) between 2/15/18 - 3/31/18. Donations will benefit our 2018 adopted charity: The Village for RI Foster and Adoptive Families. Donations may be dropped off at our office in Providence between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Read about the new RI Lead guidelines and updated forms effective 1/1/2018.
The Board offices will be closed on 12/25/17, 12/26/17 and 1/1/18 for the holidays. We will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on:
Thank you and we wish you very happy holidays also!
The Board is pleased to announce that it will be supporting The Village as our 2018 community partner. A non-profit 501C3 charity based in Providence, they provide suport and resources to Rhode Island adoptive and foster families and are 100% volunteer driven. Members of RICABOR will both fundraise and provide hands-on help to the The Village. Learn more about them at www.rivillage.org or on Facebook.
Registration is now open for our 12/7 Holiday Party! Click here for more details.
Click here to read the frequently asked questions and answers regarding 2018 dues and membership.
Posted 11/3/17: Congratuations to Stephanie Soscia,who was installed as the 2018 President of the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS®. Click here to read the full release.
Members - don't forget to browse the 2018 volunteer opportunities & then submit your nomination by 11/7/17. Your assistance is grealty needed. Login to the member portal and then click on committees on the top menu bar.
Members are advised that their 2018 membership dues statements are paperless. They will be posted to the member portal by 11/9/17. Once posted, each member will receive 2 emails: one with their username and another with their password so that they may renew on the portal by the due date of 12/1/17. Thank you for your membership and support!
Congratulations to Peter M. Scotti, who was selected our 2017 REALTOR® of the Year! Peter will be recognized at our 10/3 Annual Meeting and will vie for the State REALTOR® of the Year at the Annual Meeting of the RI Association of REALTORS® on 10/18/17.
We are now accepting nominations of RICABOR members for REALTOR® of the Year by 5 pm on 6/30/17. Click here to learn more or for the nomination form.
This year, RICABOR is helping Foster Forward. Through a wide range of innovative programs and services, they assist foster families as they navigate the child welfare system, prepare foster children and teens to live independently and empower them to become successful adults. They serve 1600 clients each year.
We are collecting donations of NEW pajamas or sleep pants and sleep shirts for males and females, middle schoolers (ages 12-15) and high schoolers (ages 15-18) during the months of May and June only. Please drop them off at our office Mon-Fri. RICABOR is the proud sponsor of the teal blue lighting of the State House dome in Providence, RI, May 22nd - May 28th to bring awareness of May being National Foster Awareness Month!
Nominations are now open through 5 pm on 5/31/17 for new Directors and 2018 Corporate Secretary - click here for details
Thanks to all who joined us at our recent events:
3/2/17 - Bridge the Gap Now
3/8/17 - 1st Quarter New Member Orientation
3/9/17 - 1st Quarter Networking Night with Liz Tanner - click here to see RI land use records
3/15/17 - RPAC Spring Flight
5/24/17 - 2nd Quarter New Member Orientation
7/27/17 - Summer Splash Networking Event
9/6/17 - 3rd Quarter New Member Orientation
10/3/17 - Annual Meeting & Installation of 2018 Officers & Directors
The Board recently adopted a 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Click here to view it.
Effective 1/1/17 the quadrennial REALTOR® Code of Ethics training course (a requirement of membership) is migrating to a biennial period. The biennial period will be from 1/1/17 - 12/31/18. Check out these opportunities to complete this training.
Posted 7/29/2016 A Dues Savings Plan is now available to assist our members in budgeting for their annual dues and other business expenses. Click here for more details.
Board successfully meets Core Standards Requirements
The Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® successfully completed its annual Core Standards application with the National Association of REALTORS® this past June. All REALTOR® Boards across the country must complete this process to continue as a chartered member of the NAR, to raise the bar for REALTOR® Associations and ensure high-quality service for their members. The application challenged the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of:
1. Code of Ethics
3. Consumer Outreach
4. Unification Efforts and Support of the REALTOR® Organization
6. Financial Solvency
The Board is now in its 9th year of sharing services with the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS®. This has allowed us to expand services and streamline management through this strategic partnership. The collaboration allows us to operate more efficiently and to keep pace with the ever-increasing expectations and demands on our Board and its management.
Pathways to Professionalism
Demonstrate your commitment to excellence! Board members are encouraged to adopt and practice the Pathways to Professionalism of the National Association of REALTORS® in their day to day business. Click here to view a copy of the guidelines.