NEWS & UPDATES
January 18, 2020
President's Message
The leadership and staff at KWAOR want to thank all of you who came to our "2020 Vision" event on January 7th. It was a great evening of networking with colleagues, and meeting Kent Washington leadership and staff. We enjoyed seeing our 3-Star Sponsors: Ocean State Credit Union, Equity National Title, HarborOne Mortgage, and Shamrock Home Loans. RIAR and MLS staff members Ann Enos, Donna McGinn, and Kerry Park were also there to provide valuable information and answer questions from our membership. If you missed it, take a peek at our 2020 Vision Slide show to get a feel for what's on the KWAOR horizon.

We're partnering with RIAR and the Rhode Island School of Real Estate to offer some great continuing education classes between now and April, when it is time to renew our licenses. Please take advantage of these to complete your CE credits - details are below.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our General Membership Meeting at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport on February 5th.   The meeting will include a lunch buffet, and a Code of Ethics CE Class with Wendy Brown.

Mary Coutu, President
KWAOR Members Corner
Lockboxes
Have you registered for your SentriLock benefit yet?
Your 2020 SentriLock benefit includes FREE use of the SentriKey app (for phone or tablet), free training for use of the app and lockboxes, and discounted purchase of lockboxes.

Training and distribution of pre-ordered lockboxes has been scheduled for February 11, 2020. Please pre-register and download the app before attending training. Watch your inbox for ongoing communications from SentriLock on how to access the application and register for training. You must use the unique link provided in your personal email to register for training.

Lockboxes must be pre-ordered; click here to order your lockboxes if you have not already done so. You need not order a lockbox to use the app.
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   monica@rirealtors.org .
NAR News
NAR News: New Fair Housing Plan
Leadership from the National Association of REALTORS® met recently with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and other senior HUD officials to discuss fair housing after unanimously passing a new plan to tackle the issue.

At the meeting, NAR and HUD agreed to work jointly on public service announcements and other proactive initiatives to communicate the importance of housing access for all Americans. Just hours earlier, NAR leadership unanimously approved a new NAR initiative, abbreviated ACT, which emphasizes A ccountability, C ulture Change, and T raining in order to ensure America’s 1.4 million REALTORS® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America. 

To help you more easily comply with fair housing laws, NAR has made a suite of tools free for you to download. Check out the new fair housing page for the latest information, videos, guidance for property managers, legal publications, and brochures. Plus, get 50% off the  At Home With Diversity  course.
Education Opportunities
Continuing Education
In this year of license renewal, all Rhode Island REALTORS ® should be planning their CE classes.

Your KWAOR benefit includes THREE free CE classes in 2020! The following courses are FREE to KWAOR REALTOR ® members - space is limited, so register now by clicking the orange links below.

Code of Ethics - Feb. 5th immediately following our General Membership meeting at the Radisson Airport Hotel in Warwick. Instructors: Wendy Brown and Bill Fain.

You Deserve Credit Feb. 18th - 1-4 PM - Instructor: Cherie Roach

Residential Property Management Mar. 3rd - 1-4 PM - Instructor: Wendy Brown

Click here for KWAOR's full schedule of CE offerings in our classroom. Check the Education tab of our website for even more opportunities to expand your knowledge.
Can't make it to any of these classes? Learn Online with approved classes from CE Shop, now offering 40% off all Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education thru Wednesday, January 22nd. Take advantage of this promotion by clicking h ttp://kwaor.theceshop.com/   and using the promotion code  BRIGHT  to save 40% and fulfill your real estate education requirements.

Upcoming Events
Join Us for KWAOR's General Membership Meeting - Includes a FREE Code of Ethics Class for KWAOR REALTOR ® members!

Wednesday, February 5th at the Radisson Airport Hotel - 11:30 AM to 3:15 PM Includes CE CORE Code of Ethics class taught by Wendy Brown and Bill Fain. A FREE benefit of your KWAOR membership. Pre-Registration is required. Class runs from 12:15 to 3:15 PM. Questions? Call Carol at (401) 885-9300.
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