NEWS & UPDATES
January 14, 2021
KWAOR Members Corner
SAVE THE DATE
FOR OUR NEXT LUNCH & LEARN:
Best Practices Coaching with Shannon Buss
January 21, 2020 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Bring your real estate practice questions to an experienced,
Rhode Island REALTOR® and state and national leader


Join Zoom Meeting - January 21 at 11:30 AM
Meeting ID: 875 9072 9835  Passcode: 746125
OR Call In: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Did you know there's a Lunch & Learn page on the KWAOR website? Click here to catch up on posted recordings on Time Management, Cyber Security, Fair Housing and more!

Brought to you by the KWAOR Education Committee.
REMINDER: The KWAOR Office Will Be Closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of the National Holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We will re-open on Tuesday at 9:00 AM.
KWAOR'S LOCKBOX PROGRAM - Learn more about this great member benefit
KWAOR is the only Rhode Island REALTOR® association to offer the SentriLock system.

WHY SentriLock? Click the Lockbox image for a 15-second testimonial!

Lockboxes are still $50 each (50% off!) for KWAOR members and are in stockAvailable for pickup by appointment on weekdays. Please pre-order so we can have your lockbox ready when you arrive. Save time and impress your clients! Call (401) 885-9300 to place your order.
DID YOU KNOW?
It only takes 5 minutes to download and install the FREE SentriKey App. Call us to activate.
WHAT'S YOUR 2021 STRATEGY?

Did you miss last week's webinar
2020: A Year In Review - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly?

You can't decide where you're going until you know where you've been! Watch the recording HERE! Passcode: #H42U5wA

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KWAOR Committees
The KWAOR Education and Government Affairs Committees NEED YOU!

Do you have ideas for Lunch & Learns, Webinars or Classes? Want to help represent REALTORS® in local and state government? Each committee meets monthly or as needed. Learn more about our committees and sign up here.
Questions? Please contact LInda Arcouette: linda@kwaor.realtor
RIAR News
COVID-19: Updates from RI REALTORS®
Click the image above to check for the latest information.

NAR News
Did You Know? The REALTOR® Code of Ethics has been updated!

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has been updated. Click the image to read it. What's changed? The Preamble (Paragraph 3) has been slightly adjusted, and Article 10 has been expanded to include Standard of Practice 10-5:

"REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity."

The full 2021 Code of Ethics is available for download, here.

These changes were voted at the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Meeting and have been in effect since November 13, 2020. Take a moment now to review the Code by clicking the above link.
HOW is the NAR Code of Ethics Upheld?

NAR’s professional standards policies include a defined process of checks and balances to protect members and evaluate potential Code violations. This 2-minute slide set describes the process.   
First-Time Buyer Video puts the "Real" in Real Estate

The National Association of REALTORS® is filling the gap with First-Time Buyer, a new, fun, and informative eight-part series. See firsthand what first-timers face, and how relying on a REALTOR®'s expertise helps them prep for the unexpected and make sure this milestone decision is made with confidence.

HAVE YOU VISITED FAIRHAVEN?
NEW Interactive, Free Online Fair Housing Training
Available For All REALTORS®

A tight market and recent amendments to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics make understanding of Fair Housing more important than ever.

Check out Fairhaven.realtor — an innovative online simulation training, where agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.

The National Association of REALTORS® has released a new interactive training platform designed to help combat discrimination in America's real estate market – made available at no cost to real estate professionals throughout the country. Invest 60-100 minutes soon to help ensure that all of your customers receive fair access to housing, and that you are in compliance with the REALTOR®  Code of Ethics.

Members logging in will need their NAR password and NRDS ID. Call us at (401) 885-9200 if you need a reminder.
GET FISCALLY FIT IN 2021!

Set your business up for success come tax time, and plan for the future. Register for NAR’s Center for Financial Wellness LIVE: Tax Summit four-part series event:

Real Estate Agents Tax Guide 101
Wednesday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. CT

What to Do If You’ve Got IRS Trouble
Wednesday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m. CT

Improve Personal Wealth by Spotting Opportunities in Your Tax Return
Wednesday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. CT

A Deeper Dive into Several Real Estate Tax Topics
Wednesday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. CT

You'll learn how to improve personal wealth by spotting opportunities in your tax return, what to do if the IRS comes knocking, and more. Space is limited!
To learn more about NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, click here.
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