Lunch and Learn

View the most recent recordings of the Lunch and Learns offered by the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®


October 7th, 2020

KWAOR’S REALTOR® to REALTOR® Communications Virtual Town Hall

Join this Panel of Real Estate Pros for Best Practices on building trust and collaboration among your colleagues and customers.  Moderated by KWAOR Grievance Committee Chair Jim Abbott and Professional Standards Chair Angela Dupouy.

Pat Lenihan on Pathways to Professionalism & Covid-Era Tips
Marki Lemons-Ryhal on Code of Ethics, and John Breault on MLS Best Practices
Having trouble connecting in this fast-paced market?
Are missed connections costing you sales or damaging your business relationships?
Award-winning REALTOR® and speaker Marki Lemons Ryhal joins RI real estate leaders to review professional and ethical means of communication. Marki will provide practical tips for delivering exceptional service and building trusting relationships in a competitive market.
Strengthen your communications for less stress and more success!


Business EMail Compromise with Brian Lawlor

September 17th, 2020

Brian Lawlor

Train yourself and your staff or colleagues to protect your business from scammers!

Liability Risk Advisor | PL Risk, a subsidiary of Axis Insurance Services, LLC|(885) 403-5982

“Brian’s decades of knowledge & experience in the insurance industry allows him to intelligently inform & educate by using real world examples. He’s a valuable resource to our firm.” Greg Dantas – RI Real Estate Services, Broker/Owner

Brian Lawlor is an Affiliate Member of the Kent Washington Association of Realtors.  A member of the Professional Liability Risk Advisors (PLRisk) team, he has over 35 years of experience and specializes in Commercial Crime & Cyber Liability Insurance.

Fair Housing with Paula Monthover

August 13th, 2020

Paula Monthover

Fair Housing – Know The Rules To Avoid Common MIssteps In A Tight Market

Nationally-recognized Speaker | NAR Director|

Paula M. Monthofer (GRI, ABR, e-Pro®), a REALTOR® from Flagstaff, Arizona, was the 2019 National Association of REALTORS® liaison for Region 11 comprised of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Paula has been a REALTOR® since 2002. She is a realtor/owner of Realty One Group Mountain Desert located in Flagstaff, where she specializes in residential real estate.

At the national level, Paula has served on the NAR Board of Directors since 2014.

She is a member of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® where she served as president in 2017. She was also named the Arizona REALTOR® of the Year in 2017.

Paula is a member of the Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS® and was their president in 2011.

She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers University. Paula and her husband Mark have one daughter.


Navigating the Mortgage Process with Anthony Amaral of Centreville Bank

July 27th, 2020

Anthony Amaral of Centreville Bank - Mortgage Loan Originator

Anthony Amaral

Anthony Amaral is ready to guide you through the home loan process with ease.

Mortgage Loan Originator | NMLS# 712093 | 401.559.9006

In the office (and several times out of the office) Anthony is passionate about teaching consumers all the ins and outs of the mortgage industry.

He believes there’s no better feeling than giving knowledge of the programs available and having a customer make an educated decision about their financial future.

Outside the office, Anthony is committed to coaching youth sports for CLCF Baseball, Johnston Rec Soccer, Tri-County Soccer, and the Special Olympics of Rhode Island. He is also involved in several charitable causes to help local organizations including Special Olympics, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

He is currently serving a 1-year term as the education director for the Kent Washington Association of Realtors.


How many times have we heard, "The world has changed. It's not safe as it used to be"?We are in an industry that needs to protect our consumers and ourselves. What do we need to be aware of? Tune in to hear REALTOR Steve Antoni as he discusses very practical & timely ideas on how to be aware of potential problematic situations, how to recognize them & how to deal with them.

Posted by Kent Washington Association of Realtors on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Stephen Antoni

What’s on your checklist? Stephen Antoni provides great tips to protect our consumers and ourselves.

Stephen Antoni | Broker Associate | Mott and Chace – Providence, RI

As a native Rhode Islander and a licensed real estate broker for over 20 years, Stephen is licensed in RI and MA, and has an undying passion for Real Estate. When he is not working with buyers and sellers searching for properties, he can be found teaching and training real estate professionals throughout the country, advocating for private property rights, speaking at local and national events, and helping raise money and awareness for a myriad of charities and organizations. As a past President of The Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Stephen has held every leadership position in real estate on the local and state levels. He was voted Statewide Rhode Island Realtor of the Year in 2007, and has gone on to be accepted into the National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. He has chaired National Committees at the National Association of Realtors, is a past President of Habitat for Humanity, South County Chapter, sits on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, is the Vice Chair of HousingWorksRI at Roger Williams University and a past President of the Newport County Board of Realtors and the Kent Washington Association of Realtors. The Honorable Stephen Antoni, served for three terms as a Town Councilor for the Town of Richmond, Rhode Island. He also hosted a popular radio talk show for over 3 years on WPRO, and in a previous life, was a Cruise Director and Entertainer traveling throughout the world performing and recording. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (BFA, Theatre).

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