NEWS & UPDATES
January 4, 2020
President's Message

Happy New Year!

Your KWAOR Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and staff are looking forward to seeing many of you at our January 7th KWAOR 2020 Vision Event. Please register today to enjoy this member benefit and begin your work year with a strong network, new tools and plans for great training. You might even win a lockbox!

Mary Coutu, President
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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

One lucky member will win a free SentriLock lockbox - you must be present to win .
Bring your business card and drop it in the bowl at the SentriLock table by 6 PM.

FREE, but please register so we have enough food and information! - Register here .
KWAOR Members Corner
KWAOR Members Raise $4500 for A Wish Come True

Over 140 members and friends joined us for cocktails and dinner at Spain of Narragansett on December 18th for our annual Holiday Party. Lively participation in our Santa's Stash raffle and a donation from Ocean State Charity Events' memorabilia sale helped raise funds to benefit A Wish Come True, who will ensure that Joseph and his family will head to Disney World soon. Click here for more images from this event. All photos by Kerri Blair Photography.

Deepest thanks to all who helped make this evening a sparkling success!
NAR NEWS

RPR (Realtors Property Resource) 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.

You know that thrill you get when you come across a tip or trick that helps make your app experience just a tad more efficient? This post will give you 9 tips to make sure your next experience with the RPR app is a productive one:

Commit To Excellence in 2020 and beyond
RPR users can broaden and round out their real estate expertise by signing up and completing NAR’s C2EX Program. This special “endorsement” from NAR signifies that you are a REALTOR® who conducts their business at the highest professional standard. 
Education Opportunities
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
training is coming to Rhode Island!

January 23 & 24, 2020 9 am - 5 pm
at RI REALTORS  ®

RI REALTORS  ®  is now offering the two CORE classes in the CIPS designation with instructor and former NAR president, 
Ron Phipps!

Last year foreign buyers spent $153 billion on U.S. residential real estate. CIPS education will provide you with the knowledge and resources to position yourself as a global expert. Taking the CIPS courses will teach you the critical aspects of international real estate transactions. Learn more here .
January Continuing Education Classes at KWAOR
We're pleased to be offering the following CE Classes this winter in our classroom at
2240 South County Trail. For our full roster through April, click here .

From RIAR:
January 15
RE Contracts and Forms
January 22
Realtor Safety
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
Questions? Please call RI School of Real Estate at (401) 419-6582 or register online .
You can also learn online with approved classes from CE Shop. Click the ad to get the advertised discount.
Upcoming Events
KWAOR General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 5th 11:30 AM-3:00 PM
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Meeting with Lunch Buffet - Includes a Code Of Ethics Class with Wendy Brown, which will fulfill COE requirements for the current cycle, and will also count toward CE (CORE) for license renewal.

Watch your email for your invitation - coming next week!
Committees in Action
Lockbox Task Force

Are YOU Pre-Registered for Training in February?

Pre-registration is your ticket to acquiring the SentriKey app ( FREE to KWAOR members for 2020) AND purchasing lockboxes ( Half Price for KWAOR members in 2020).

Schedule an in-office demo from a TaskForce member by calling Carol Drewes at (401) 885-9300.
JANUARY MEETINGS

Community Outreach
Monday January 6th - 1 PM

Learn more about this committee's work with the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Bay, the Warm Center and more!

Programs Committee
Wednesday January 8 - 10:30 AM

Help us plan for our General Membership Meetings, President's Charity Fundraiser and Annual Meeting.
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