Lunch & Learn

Scroll down to view recordings of recent KWAOR Lunch & Learn offerings

Lunch & Learn is a complimentary benefit for KWAOR members, brought to you by the KWAOR Education Committee.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR INFORMATION ON OUR MAY OFFERING. Our April 15th session has been cancelled.



Title Training for REALTORS®

March 18, 2021

Mike Krone 

Attorney Michael Krone is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Equity National Title and Counsel to O’Donnell Law Group, real estate settlement and closing providers headquartered in New England. Mike previously served as Chief Operating Office of a high volume real estate conveyancing organization with offices along the Eastern Seaboard. Previous to that Mike served as Vice President, Special Counsel and Manager of Massachusetts operations for a Fortune 200 title insurance company.

He has trained thousands of REALTORS® and Lenders in real estate law and practice and  cybersecurity in the real estate industry.

The Millennial Consumer

February 18, 2021

Cherie Roach 

Cherie Roach has 30 years of experience in mortgage services and is a founder of the RI School of Real Estate.

Millennials are different — from their reasons for buying and expectations of their purchasing power to their understanding of the financing process.  Education is the key–let Cherie help you become a master at moving potential buyers to buyers and buyers to satisfied homeowners!

Hungry for MORE after the video? check out the Essent Millennial Survey Report:

Did you know? The Rhode Island School of Real Estate offers a 3-hour class to provide REALTORS with the tools they need to educate buyers and overcome emotional and/or financial barriers.  Check out You Deserve Credit – available next on April 1, 2021.

Rhode Island Purchase and Sales Agreement Update

February 17, 2021

Brian LaPlante

Brian LaPlante has decades of experience in complex business (contracts, purchase and sale, financing, employment, and litigation) and real estate (contracts, purchase and sale, leasing, condominium, zoning and land use, litigation, and construction).He is a frequent continuing education lecturer and author of treatises and seminar materials for attorneys and other professionals. In addition to counseling individuals, businesses, government agencies, and financial institutions concerning property and business transactions, he also litigates in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and serves as Counsel for the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®.

Invest an hour to improve your understanding of recent updates to the RI Purchase and Sales Agreement.  Protect your business, your clients and yourself by understanding recent changes to the Agreement.

NOTE: Before you watch this class, set tabs on your computer for these two links, or print out the documents.  Be sure to stick around for the Q&A session!

RIAR Explanation of Changes in the New P&S:

Sample of the New P&S Form:

Salesmanship with Shannon Buss

JANUARY 21, 2021

Shannon Buss 

Shannon has been a REALTOR® for two decades. She was president of RIAR in 2020 and provides coaching and education nationwide. Shannon encourages you to reach out to set a meeting for a chance to “pick her brain” for tips from the $1M in education she has invested in throughout her career.

What can you do TODAY to grow your business?  Spend and hour with Shannon Buss for great tips on customer communications, networking, and much more!

The links below provide follow-up to items mentioned in Shannon’s talk.

RIAR Monthly Market Research Reports

50 Cups of Coffee To Transform Your Business

Tool to help customize your customer communications to match their personality  You must have LinkedIn to use Crystal Knows.

Your next great read-for work and personal communications success: Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

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