Established in 1907, the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® was the first REALTOR® Association in Rhode Island. With over 2,400 members, we are the largest Local Association in our state. Membership provides peace of mind to the general public, ensuring the highest level of ethics and professionalism in real estate transactions. We serve as a voice for our members by working to ensure standards of quality and care in the industry and we to work to protect private property rights.


The Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® is a collaboration of entrepreneurs, community leaders, staff and volunteers working together to benefit our members and the real estate industry.


Kevin Shepherd, 2024 President
Ashley Almeida,
2024 President-Elect
Missie Rose, 2024 Treasurer/Corporate Secretary
Rita Danielle Steele, Immediate Past President


The Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® is your advocate, providing services designed to help your business succeed.

Community Involvement

Support of worthwhile charitable and community organizations throughout RI highlighting that REALTORS® are actively involved and care about their communities.

High Standards

Promoting excellence, integrity and quality customer service. Demonstrating to your clients a dedication to professionalism and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

Knowledgeable, Responsive Staff

Available to answer your questions or point you in the appropriate direction.

Government Affairs

Legislative advocacy on the local, national and state levels addressing critical issues affecting the real estate industry. Our REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) also works to identify and support pro-real estate candidates.

Mediation & Arbitration

Providing cost-effective mediation and peer arbitration in the event of a business dispute.

Networking Participation

In events throughout the state aimed at connecting real estate stakeholders and enhancing your business operations.

Professional Development

Both credit and non-credit approved programs at our location and online for your convenience and professional growth.


Information about the industry business practices, research reports, emerging trends, discounts and special offers.

Statewide Multiple Listing Service

Access to RI’s system is a membership privilege.

Volunteer and Leadership

Opportunities to serve on Board committees, work groups, task forces or in leadership positions collaborating with peers to give back to the industry and advance private property rights.


  • Crossroads Rhode Island
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Make a Wish of RI & MA
  • Path to Homeownership Fair
  • Partnership Neighbor Planting Program
  • Foster Forward
  • Girls on the Run RI
  • Higher Ground International
  • We Heart Lives
  • RISE
  • Cape Verdean Redevelopment Agency
  • Diversity Scholarships


To help our members gain professional knowledge, help make them more profitable and keep them safe.


Monitoring and representation against proposed inequitable tax policies in Providence.

Cyber Security & Fraud

Best practices in the industry for privacy requirements and safe storage of client data.

Sales Pre-Licensing Classes

REALTOR® Code of Ethics Courses

Identifying & Responding to Violence for Real Estate Professionals

Situational Awareness training and learning how to be allies to sexually abused/sex trafficked victims, including signs and reporting mechanisms.

Complimentary Lunch ‘N Learn Programs

Elevating your business with Chat GPT, Understanding Buyer Representation & Compensation, Community Home Lending Programs.

Continuing Education Courses

REALTOR® Code of Ethics, Condominium law for REALTORS®, Home Inspections, Mortgage 101 & Investing in Real Estate, Pathways to Professionalism, Fair Housing, Doing Business Across State Lines.


Your membership in the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® also includes membership in the esteemed National Association of REALTORS® and its statewide counterpart, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®.

The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade and professional association, representing over 1.5 million real estate professionals. As a member, you have access to a wide array of benefits, business tools, real estate market data, discount programs and educational opportunities to help you succeed in today’s market. Visit for more information.

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® has been serving the needs of real estate professionals since 1948. With over 6,500 members in over 700 offices, the association protects the business interests of REALTORS® through legislative advocacy, education, networking events, access to online forms and contracts, and free legal hotline service. Visit for more information.