December 5, 2019
President's Message
Dear Colleagues,

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just a few short weeks away, sometimes we find it hard to concentrate on our Real Estate business. 

The SentriLock Lockbox Task Force has been working hard to make sure this new benefit is a success with several events in the works for the new year. To date, our members have responded very positively with over 100 lockboxes reserved for our February kickoff. Please take advantage of this awesome member benefit and opportunity. For more information on ways this can benefit your business--and how to sign up--see the Committees In Action article below.

I wish you all happy and prosperous Holiday Season!

Mary Coutu, President
KWAOR Members Corner
Code of Ethics Training Now Required Every 3 Years
At its Nov. 11, 2019 meeting, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Board of Directors approved a change to NAR’s Code of Ethics training requirement.

  • The current Cycle 6 deadline is extended from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.
  • The next cycle (Cycle 7) will begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end Dec. 31, 2024.

You can fulfill your Cycle 6 COE requirement free of charge at our February 5th General Membership Meeting. Details below in Save The Date.

Please note that COE Classes must be approved by your local REALTOR association. Going forward, KWAOR will accept classes from RIAR, RI School of Real Estate, CE Shop and NAR only.
RI Real Estate License Renewals Due April 30th!
RI REALTORs who were issued a new license before January 1, 2020 are required to renew with the RI Dept. of Business Regulation (DBR) on or before April 30th. Click here to read the new DBR regulation regarding Real Estate Broker and Salesperson licensing.

Anyone licensed prior to November 3, 2019 will need to obtain a total of 24 continuing education credits (CE) - including a minimum of 6 CORE CE credits. Read more about 2020 CE requirements here .

Questions? Please contact the RIAR Legal Department at 401-432-6945 or email .
KWAOR Continuing Education Classes
We're pleased to be offering the following CE Classes this winter in our classroom at
2240 South County Trail.

From RIAR:
January 15
RE Contracts and Forms
January 22
Realtor Safety
February 4
Perfect Pricing Using RPR  
February 26 
Assessing Town Hall
March 11 
March 25 
Realtor's Guide to Social Media
April 3  
Effective Customer Service
April 15  
Septic Systems
Questions? More information on RIAR Continuing Ed here or call (401) 785-9898.

From the Rhode Island School of Real Estate:
January 14
The Millennial Consumer
January 28
Art of Negotiations, Secrets of Diplomac y
Watch this space for information about more RISRE classes - coming soon.
Questions? Please call RI School of Real Estate at (401) 419-6582.
Realtors Property Resource
Get a leg up on the competition and prepare your business for the coming year with these online webinars. If you can't attend at the time offered, sign up anyway--they'll email you a recording!
Upcoming Events
Brunch & Learn: Double Ending
Monday, December 9th 10-11:30 AM KWAOR Classroom

Join the Education Committee & Dean deTonnancourt for a complimentary Brunch & Learn on Double Ending Sales - "Yes You Can!"

Navigating your role in representing both the buyer & the seller in a real estate transaction. Space is limited - register here .
KWAOR Holiday Party
December 18th 5:30-9 PM Spain of Narragansett
Learn more and order tickets here !

Brought to you by the KWAOR Programs Committee, KWAOR 3 Star Sponsors and these Cocktail & Social Hour Sponsors:
Centreville Bank, Denelle & Elliott Attorneys At Law, First Savings Bank and HomeStar Mortgage.
KWAOR 2020 Vision
Tuesday, January 7th 4-6:30 PM
1149 Restaurant
Kickstart your year with this fun networking event!
* Complimentary hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar
* Meet your KWAOR Board & Committee Chairs
* Sign up for KWAOR Committees and initiatives
* Hear from RIAR and MLS representatives
* License Renewal Updates
* Lockbox Demos & SignUp
* AND more!
KWAOR General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 5th 11:30 AM-3:00 PM
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Meeting with Lunch Buffet - Includes Code Of Ethics Class which will fulfill COE requirements for the current cycle, and count toward CE (CORE) for license renewal.

Watch your email for registration information - coming soon for both events.
Committees in Action
Lockboxes Are Coming!

Over 100 members already signed up to participate in our February kickoff. Need more information? Schedule an in-office demo from a TaskForce member by calling Carol Drewes at (401) 885-9300.

Hands-on demos and pre-registration will be available at our January 7th KWAOR 2020 Vision Event. Save the date!!

In order to have enough lockboxes for our planned February registration and training event, your advance SignUp is required.

Elves For Elders - Want to help brighten an elder's holidays? Email Carol Drewes for more information.
If you've already signed up, please deliver your gifts to the KWAOR office by noon this Friday, December 6th.

RI Food Bank - Help reduce food scarcity with a donation tothe KWAOR office food bank barrel or at the following member offices:
Century 21 Access America Coventry
401-828-2100 (Linda)
Residential Properties Narragansett
(401) 783-2474  (Maureen)
Randall Realtors Wickford
401-294-4000 (Carolyn or Ann)
William Raveis Chapman Enstone Newport  401-846-3800 (Kelly)
Keller Williams of Central RI  Cranston
401- 785-1700 (Erin)
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