June 18, 2021
President's Message
Greetings and Happy Summer!

The Kent Washington Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors is pleased to acknowledge that the RI real estate licensees listed below have completed Code of Ethics Training and New Member Orientation between March 16, 2021 and June 7, 2021, and are now REALTOR® members in good standing.

As New Members joining us since March 2021, they have been particularly challenged to learn the ropes at a time when in-person gatherings and classes were unavailable, and our market was extraordinarily competitive and hampered by the restrictions of a pandemic.

If you see them out and about, please welcome them to our profession and consider taking time to treat them to a cup of coffee and hear their stories and questions.
Because that's who we R®.

I'm happy to report that your KWAOR Board of Directors held its first in-person meeting this week. It was so good to see everyone outside the confines of a computer screen! Please consider joining us at one of our upcoming events, if you're able--see below for details of our next Lunch & Learn and our President's Fundraiser. We will continue to offer virtual options as much as possible as everyone navigates this stage of the pandemic. At the National level, the National Association of REALTORS opened registration this week for our 2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, which will take place in San Diego from November 12-15, 2021. For the first time, this will be a hybrid event, so be sure to check it out!

Greg Eccleston

Michelle Aguiar - RE/MAX Professionals
Trina Amaral - Nicholas Taylor Real Estate Group
Joseph Caparrelli - North Star Realty, LLC
Robert Cardullo - Platinum Real Estate Group
Carol Coffee - Platinum Real Estate Group
Dawn Cook - BHHS Commonwealth Real Estate
Marco Delmonico - Williams & Stuart Real Estate
Andrew Demers - Weichert Realtors - Cress & Company
Samuel Duncan - Randall Realtors
James Feeney - Key Real Estate Services
David Field - RI Real Estate Services
Awilda Figueroa - Platinum Real Estate Group
Nicholas Gannon - HomeSmart Professionals
Lisa Helfrich - RI Real Estate Services
Thomas Hobson - Century 21 Access America
Jessica Jolon - RI Real Estate Services
Kathryn LaPlume - Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes
Ming Liu - Green Island Realty, Inc.
Tiffany McKenna - Randall Realtors
Dawn Melvin - CR Premier Properties LLC
Christina Moyers - RI Real Estate Services
Shelly Powers - Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes
Pamela Sisson - RI Real Estate Services
Janell Sullivan - Keller Williams Coastal
William Tisdale - Key Real Estate Services

Congratulations and Welcome!
KWAOR Members Corner

In Memoriam

We honor the lives of these KWAOR members who have passed away recently.

Hazel May Slocum - June 7, 2021

Ruth A. Murray - June 4, 2021

They are remembered by many for their contributions to our profession.
LUNCH & LEARN: June 23, 2021 @ 11:30 AM
in the KWAOR Classroom
at 2240 South County Trail, Suite 3, East Greenwich, RI

Negotiating Repairs After Inspection with Hank Richter & Greg Dantas
The house inspection is complete… but there are issues. Learn how to understand an inspection report and effectively negotiate repairs and responsibilities for buyers and sellers. Your instructors are Hank Richter of Home Pro Inspections of Rhode Island and Greg Dantas of RI Real Estate Services

Register Below for this LIVE, In-Person Event!
Can't make in person? You can also attend via Facebook Live at the KWAOR Facebook page.

Brought to you by The KWAOR Education Committee
KWAOR Committees in Action

KWAOR’s longtime support of South County Habitat for Humanity has included two decades of providing volunteers for builds, and annual financial support via golf outings and other fundraisers.  Our first Team Build for 2021 has been scheduled for June 25th!  KWAOR volunteers will work from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Habitat Warehouse.  We currently have five volunteers signed up; TEN MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!  All volunteers must register IN ADVANCE by Monday, June 21 – THIS COMING MONDAY!!

Please register ASAP through the above link and sign the waivers (included in the link). Registration is required to enable Habitat to schedule enough supervisors to keep everyone safe and occupied. Our team will be constructing walls which will be placed at the site at a later date, once the site prep is completed. The exact address for the warehouse will be provided when you register (see registration info above). KWAOR will provide coffee and muffins in the morning and a light lunch (sandwich, beverage, chips/fruit) in the afternoon.
Bigs RI Bin Reminder!
Next time you're clearing a closet or helping a seller get ready to move, drop off used clothing and accessories to our BigsRI bin. Donations raise funds for Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentorship programs AND earn dollars for the KWAOR Foundation, all while keeping items out of landfills! Details here.

KWAOR Annual President's Charity - Mark Your Calendar for AUGUST 19TH!

Summer is here and we can finally spend time together in person. Brought to you by the KWAOR Programs Committee, our August 19th President’s Fundraiser will take place at Yawgoo Bakes and Barbecues in the rolling countryside of Exeter, from 4 PM to 8 PM. We’ll enjoy fun in the sun and shade, AND fight hunger and homelessness by raising funds for Be The Change/Project Hand Up and South County Habitat for Humanity.

Enjoy DJ Rob Caramante of Fairway Mortgage, Corn Hole Competitions led by Tom Carroll of Ocean State Credit Union, Volleyball, Raffles, and more. Your ticket will include family-friendly summer fare with all the "fixins": grilled chicken and steak with corn on the cob, salads and dessert. Cash Bar. Adults $40, Children $15. Sponsorship details coming soon. Put your office teams together now, and watch for your personal email invitation to purchase tickets or make a donation.
NAR News
June is Homeownership Month, a time to share our stories and create opportunities for future homeowners.

From milestones to mundane moments, these are what make homeownership special. To celebrate Homeownership Month, join us in sharing your favorite timeless moment here.
Virtual REALTOR® Broker Summit
The Virtual REALTOR® Broker Summit event will be live-streamed on Tuesday, June 29, and Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT. Virtual REALTOR® Broker Summit registration is open to all NAR members for $99.95. 

This broker focused event will cover informative topics from national all-star speakers ranging from:
  • Future Real Estate Trends
  • Cyber Security
  • Marketing
  • Hiring Agents
  • Fair Housing
  • Collaboration/Networking Rooms
  • And much more!

Secure your seat today. Visit the REALTOR® Broker Summit site for the full speaker line-up!
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