2021 is running a close second to the craziness of 2020. Last year, as the world shut down and we all came to a screeching hault, many businesses had to pivot how they ran operations and create a world of online, contactless production. As REALTORS® we were deemed essential workers. We created virtual open houses, contactless showings, showings by appointment, drive by appraisals and the inability to sit at the closing table once we got our clients to the finish line. As we optimistically came in to 2021, with a new vaccine on the horizon, we took many tools and techniques to a new level creating a world of virtual conferences, interviews, classes and networking events via Zoom. It was quite the change for networks across the country as one of our greatest benefits is meeting in person and networking. As we continue to adjust to this "new norm", we look to our members, strategic partners, affiliates and our National leadership team as we continue to learn news ways of communicating and bringing relevant content and events to our membership with the hopes that before we know it, we will be meeting together in person once again.
Following in the steps of our national organization, we are focusing in on creating strong, educated leaders in our industry through programs and partnerships with various organizations statewide. We strive to provide timely, accessible programing, great networking and opportunities for your personal and professional growth. We prepare members to take on leadership roles in our network, industry, and our community.
Leadership training will assist in helping you take your business to the next level through sharing expertise and experiences to encourage development as individuals and professionals. We are always looking for new members to join us and aspire your membership will bring you the success you deserve in your fields. We are excited for a year of growth and look forward to "seeing" you at our events.
Ashley A Almeida
Rhode Island President