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NEWS & UPDATES
March 26, 2020
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"
- Franklin Roosevelt

While navigating social distancing and the adjustments it requires, we refer to our mission and vision (see below) to guide our priorities. KWAOR, RIAR and NAR are working daily to ensure that you can continue to serve your customers and maintain personal and community health during the coronavirus pandemic. It's an important time to maintain contact with your professional peers and customers, if only to let them know you're thinking of them and available as a resource.

At this time, we ask that you refrain for coming the office. Please don't hesitate to call if we can be of assistance!

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS ® 

KWAOR MIssion:
We provide resources and support that enable our members to maintain high standards for integrity, knowledge and professionalism. As REALTORS ®, we protect the public's right to own, transfer and use real property through community involvement and public awareness.

KWAOR Vision:
To make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
KWAOR Members Corner
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
The below-listed new KWAOR members attended our March 9th New Member Orientation and were sworn in to our REALTOR® family. Welcome!
Stacey Allen - BHHS NEW ENGLAND PROPERTIES
Kathryn Barnes - RE/MAX FLAGSHIP, INC. 
Cory Barter - SLOCUM REALTY 
Zachary Bassett - COLDWELL BANKER COASTAL HOMES 
Cherrilynn Bisbano - RI REAL ESTATE SERVICES  
Briana Botelho - RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS 
Meaghan Colannino Tasca - KELLER WILLIAMS OF NRI 
Herminia Collado - COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR 
Bruce Cutting - RE/MAX FLAGSHIP, INC. 
Patrick Dougherty - MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY'S
Donald Fascio - HOMESMART PROFESSIONALS
Mary Flood - BEACHES AND BACKROADS REALTY
Amy Gonzalez - PLATINUM REAL ESTATE GROUP 
Amy Hayes - KELLER WILLIAMS OF N. KINGSTOWN
Kayla Kershaw - RE/MAX FLAGSHIP, INC. 
Umid Khaitov - RE/MAX ADVANTAGE GROUP  
Fallon LeGare - BHHS NEW ENGLAND PROPERTIES
Donald MacDougall - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES LTD. 
Jessica Martin - EXPERIENCE REAL ESTATE
Thomas McGovern- SLOCUM REALTY 
Teresa Messier- REAL ESTATE ONE 
John Montanaro - RI REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Keith Moorehead- WEICHERT REALTORS/
ATLANTIC PROPERTIES
Alex Nunes - EDGE REALTY
Prutha Patel - BHHS COMMONWEALTH RE
Tracy Pellegrino - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY OF CENTRAL RI
Shawn Perry - WEICHERT REALTORS/
ATLANTIC PROPERTIES
Jennifer Phillips - KEY REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Kerri Rainone - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY OF CENTRAL RI
Tracy Reall - KEY REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Jesse Reynolds - RI REAL ESTATE SERVICES 
Daniel Robbins - BHHS PINNACLE REALTY 
Nathan Robenhyme - ANN O'BRIEN REALTY
Deborah Salvatore - BHHS NEW ENGLAND PROPERTIES 
Robin Sampson - COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR 
Francis Savino - eXp REALTY
Stephanie Secino - SLOCUM REALTY  
Julie Sevos - eXp REALTY
Allison Shanahan - KEY REAL ESTATE SERVICES  
Jean-Paul Slaughter - NORTH STAR REALTY, LLC
Josh Steele - BHHS COMMONWEALTH REAL ESTATE
John Studley - ADAMS REALTY
Dilimulati Subati - GREEN ISLAND REALTY, INC.
Kathleen Toegemann - KELLER WILLIAMS OF N. KINGSTOWN
Jeffrey Wilson - EDGE REALTY
Gregory Zabel - MOTT & CHACE

GET TO KNOW OUR AFFILIATE MEMBERS Our Business Partner contacts are listed at the bottom of the KWAOR website home page . This group of attorneys, bankers, contractors, designers, mortgage brokers, and more are vital partners for your business success, and critical contributors to our community.
DO WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS?
Email is the primary means of communications with KWAOR members. Now more than ever we want to be able to be in touch with you for updates on COVID-19 issues for REALTORS ®, continuing education, and RI real estate license renewals . Help us help you by letting us know if your email address has changed! Call KWAOR Membership Director Kathleen Papp at (401) 885-9300 to update your record.
LICENSE RENEWAL UPDATE
The deadline for completion of CE requirements and complete renewal application (including uploading certificates from your CE classes) has been extended to May 30, 2020.
Rhode Island licensed real estate agents may now renew ONLINE by utilizing the Quick Renewal tab at: https://elicensing.ri.gov.

WORKING IN THE CLOUD? THREE GREAT TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR DATA SAFE!
If you’re using any kind of cloud application (and these days, who isn’t?) you are right to be concerned about data privacy and security, but most cloud breaches are due to user error.

Use these tips to improve security in the cloud:
  1. Maintain a STRONG password of at least eight characters with both uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
  2. Make sure the device you’re using to access the application is secure.
  3. “Reverse”-backup your data.
Education Opportunities
CONTINUING EDUCATION
The DBR has approved a number of courses that were originally scheduled to take place in the KWAOR Classroom to be delivered online. Approved classes are now being offered online via Rhode Island School of Real Estate. RIAR will also be offering some April courses online - watch for their bulletin in your email.

More Online Classes from The CE Shop
Learn Online with approved classes from CE Shop, with a 40% discount for KWAOR members now thru April 15th, here .
KWAOR Committees In Action
KWAOR Committees and the Board of Directors are continuing to meet via conference call during the pandemic.
BE PREPARED TO VOTE!
Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary Election is has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new date is June 2, 2020. In the coming weeks, all registered voters will receive a mail ballot application in the mail, along with a postage-paid return envelope.

The Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary has passed.
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for the Primary:
Tue. April 7, 2020 4:00PM
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot for the Primary: Tue. April 28, 2020 8:00PM

The Voter Registration deadline for the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential Election is October 20th.
For further information contact the RI Board of Elections .
Save The Date
We Look Forward to Seeing YOU at these KWAOR Member Activities
President's Charity - June 25
Yawgoo Bakes and BBQ, Exeter
This ticketed, family-friendly event will gather members and their families for relaxed fundraising for Foster Forward. Details coming soon.

General Membership Meeting - August 13 Kinney Bungalow, Narragansett.
Complimentary Lunch & Speaker for members. Registration available late July.

Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers - October 15 - Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown. Ticket event; register in September.
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