The Ocean State's Trusted Voice in Real Estate ®


April 10, 2020

Dear KWAOR Members,
We’re checking in with you today to ask: what do you need and how can we help?  As your local REALTOR ®  association, we feel it's our role to be a resource to every one of our members, especially at a time like this.   
The KWAOR Community Outreach Committee and KWAOR Foundation Board have collaborated to create the KWAOR REALTOR®   Relief Task Force   to help identify KWAOR members in need and provide direct support or resource referrals. Please share this letter with your colleagues to let them know we’re here to help.    All requests will be kept confidential.
The KWAOR REALTOR® Relief Task Force is ready to help members with things like:
  • Picking up prescriptions for those who are sick or caring for a loved one— or just quarantined due to recent travel or exposure!
  • Shopping for and delivering groceries or other household needs.
  • Remotely tutoring kids and grandkids who need help with math, English, or other homework that’s more than you can handle right now.
  • Providing references relevant to the many challenges our members are facing, from practical business matters to just needing someone to talk with.
We have KWAOR member volunteers who have signed on to help. If you or a member of your firm need help, or want to sign on to assist, kindly let us know via these contacts:
  • CEO Linda Arcouette via email: or cellphone: (401) 297-9223
  • REALTOR® Relief Task Force Hotline (401) 862-1816 (Staffed by REALTOR® Relief Task Force Co-Chairs Pam Hanson Carbone, Chris Fascione, and Kelly Moran). 

Stay safe and healthy. We’re going to get through this together.

Your KWAOR REALTOR® Relief Task Force Co-Chairs
Pamela Hanson Carbone
Christopher Fascione
Kelly Moran 

OR CALL THE HOTLINE AT (401) 862-1816

In compliance with RI Governor Raimondo's orders, the KWAOR office is not open to members or visitors at this time. We are working from home and happy to assist you via phone, email or online chat.

Each April, REALTORS® observe the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events designed to educate about housing discrimination and segregation, and to recommit to expanding equal access to housing.

Click here for NAR Information and Tools

New date of Tax Day. The extension from April 15 to July 15 comes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak across the country, and it will allow individuals and businesses extra time to get assistance and make payments without interest or penalties. REALTORS ®  have a unique tax profile and need industry-specific information. Get tips on cash management and tax planning from NAR and other experts to help you through these uncertain times.

Number to text to receive the latest information on NAR’s advocacy efforts on COVID-19 . Staying in touch on all the policy updates is as simple as grabbing your cell phone right now to sign up for REALTOR ®  Party Mobile Alerts, and you will receive a link straight to your mobile device with all the latest information.

The CE Shop i s here to help you in this time of financial uncertainty. To continue to provide support, they are extending our  40%  off discount through April 30th on CE Shop online Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses. To receive this discount please visit   and enter the promo code  SUPPORT40  at check out.
RI REALTORS' ®  (RIAR's) new partnership with Keynote offers RI licensees CE courses as well as elective CEs for the CRS designation renewal and/or annual maintenance!

Designed to meet the needs of REALTOR® associations and other groups that support REALTOR® training needs, the Keynote series delivers:

  • Professionally produced video presentations
  • Dynamic speakers combined with illustrations and graphics to engage students
  • Interactivity to allow students to demonstrate knowledge before testing
  • Educational design that appeals to all types of learners
  • ARELLO-approved certification for 3- and 4-hour courses

The Keynote platform features innovative, high-quality, CE-approved video training taught by knowledgeable industry leaders and appeals to all types of learners!

Cost:  $45.00 per course (must be completed within 45 days).

All courses count towards RI License renewal AND for CRS members, these courses count for elective CE's toward designation renewal/maintenance.
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