From 2023 GPBOR President Rita Danielle Steele


On December 6th, the Board of Directors ratified our new 2023-2025 strategic plan. Your input in September from the annual member survey was a critical component to this work, so thank you. And my sincere appreciation to my fellow board members who volunteered their time during our strategic planning session. You can read a copy of the plan here, which includes our new mission and value statements.


In National news NAR Forecasts 4.78 million existing-home sales and stable prices in 2023. Read more here.


Thank you to the more than 150 members, affiliates, and sponsors who helped make the GPBOR and NRIBR joint Holiday party on 12/1/22 a success. Congratulations to Reba Golden, door prize winner of a $150 Amazon gift card. You can view photos of the event here.


If you applied to a 2023 committee or task force, thank you. Appointment letters will be mailed this month.


Thank you for your continued membership and enjoy this Holiday season. Cheers to 2023!

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Market Trends

Single-Family Home

Median Price

$405,000 (up 7.3% YoY)

Number of Sales

777 (down 20.1% YoY)

October 2022, RI (RIAR)

Home sales drop to level last seen during economic shutdown

Important Dates:

Dec 15 - Code of Ethics Zoom class

Dec 26-27 - Office closed, Christmas Holiday

Dec 31 - Last day to renew your 2023 membership dues; office closed for the weekend

Jan. 2 - Office closed, New Year's Day

Jan. 16 - Office closed, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan. 26 - New Member Orientation program (Zoom)

Feb. 17 - Deadline for filing 2022 Circle of Sales Award application, applications coming soon

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Welcome JOHN DOLAN to the Board of Directors of the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® through Fall 2023.

NAR Code of Ethics, Article 1

FREE Program from NAR

NAR now offers a complimentary 1-hour Introduction to Sustainability & Resiliency – what REALTORS® Need to Know online course. Register for FREE.

OTHER NEWS

New Requirement for

GPBOR REALTOR® Applicants


Effective 1/1/2023, all REALTOR® applicants for membership with the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® will be required to complete NAR’s Fairhaven.realtor in addition to the new member orientation program and REALTOR® Code of Ethics class, within their first 120 days of membership. Fairhaven is a free, online immersive simulation program of the National Association of REALTORS® designed to help combat discrimination in US real estate markets. This requirement is applicable to both primary and secondary REALTOR® members and is separate from the 3-hour fair housing course you must complete for the Rhode Island DBR once every 2 years. If a REALTOR® applicant previously took this and it is verified with fairhaven.realtor, they would be exempt. There are no CEU’s associated with Fairhaven.

Read for FREE


From the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee:

Looking to expand your knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion? Want to learn how real estate segregated with redlining? Here is some suggested reading courtesy of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

  • Inclusify, Stephanie K. Johnson, PhD
  • The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
  • Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  • Sundown Towns, James W. Loewen

Member Benefit: All of these books and more can be found for FREE in the NAR library collection in ebook and audio format.


Visit https://realtor.overdrive.com/ and sign in with your M1/NRDS 9-digit Member ID. Be sure to select "National Association of REALTORS®".

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Thank you to our 2022 GPBOR Platinum Sponsors!

GPBOR is strongly committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), disability, ancestral origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and age. The policy of equal opportunity applies to all aspects of the Association activities & programs including employment practices, membership policies & volunteer appointments.


Obligations of REALTOR® Members (Article VII, Section 2): It shall be the duty & responsibility of every REALTOR® member to safeguard & promote the standards, interests, & welfare of the association & the real estate profession, & to protect against conduct that may cause a lack of public confidence in the real estate profession or in REALTORS®. REALTOR® members must abide by the governing documents & policies of the association, the State Association, & the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®…..Every REALTOR® member shall maintain a high level of integrity and adhere to the association’s membership criteria. Any violent act or threat of violence to person or property, hateful conduct, or acts of moral turpitude impacting the public shall not be tolerated & may be cause for disciplinary action, up to & including termination of membership.

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