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SPOTLIGHT

After 6 Long Years...

We’re excited to bring back the OAR Convention! Save-the-dates: Sept. 25 – 28 at Sunriver Resort. It will be a jam-packed session of 15+ hours of CE, exciting speakers, 40+ vendor trade show, golf tournament, great networking opportunities, evening entertainment, and plenty of fun. Combined with Fall Governance meetings, it’s a can’t-miss event! Click here for more information ›


QUORUM CALL

REALTOR® Rally: Protect the Mortgage Interest Deduction

The American Dream is under attack in Oregon. Sign up today to protect the dream of homeownership! As of today, there are 10 legislative proposals that would limit or eliminate itemized deductions and the mortgage interest deduction. Join us in Salem on April 4, 2013 to help protect buyers, sellers and Oregon’s housing market.

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Preserve Access to Seller Financing

Seller financing plays an important role in financing the sale of real estate, especially when credit is tight. The Oregon Association of REALTORS® testified in support of House Bill 2856 this past week to preserve access to seller financing... Read full article ›

REALTORS® Oppose Mandatory Energy Audits

On Monday, March 5th, the Oregon Association of REALTORS® testified before the House Committee on Energy and the Environment in opposition to House Bill 2793. This legislation would require $500-$750 energy performance scores... Read full article ›


LEGAL HOTLINE

To Shop Offers, or Not to Shop Offers…That Is the Question

Q: I have recently heard that it is okay, if you have two offers on a property, to tell the competing offers what the other offer is. If this is the case, I missed something somewhere in my education. We have always told them both they are competing and to bring their best offer.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Value of REALTORS® Recognized:

Business Week article points to value of REALTORS® over online real estate services.
 

Business Week Article Pic“There are other startups that are trying to break down those agent commissions, and I think most of them will fail,” he said. Rascoff said later in an interview that “consumers don’t really care about commissions. They say they care, and they talk a big game in the off-season. But when push comes to shove and it comes time to sell their home, the transaction is so infrequent and so highly emotional and expensive—and consumers are so prone to error—that they turn to a professional.”


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Oregon REThink Results

Find out what your peers thought about the future of the real estate industry. Results data from Portland NAR REThink event ›

Nationwide Open House

April 20th is Nationwide Open House. Stay tuned for more information or contact OAR (800-252-9115) for available resources.

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Call for Nominations

Do you make an exceptional impact in your community or know a REALTOR® who does? There are five $10,000 grants at stake so get your nominations in for REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor awards now!

Partner with the Portland Housing Center

Expand your client prospect list by becoming a partner to the Portland Housing Center Read more ›

Great Getaway Destinations Member Benefits

RPAC Contest

Only 2 more weeks to win yourself a vacation!

Member Benefits

Don’t forget about all the small perks that come with OAR membership. Click here to see member benefit offers from Office Depot, Sprint and more!


EDUCATION

There are THREE education opportunities on Apr. 1 – NO FOOLING! Managing Broker/Owners, especially, shouldn’t miss out on the next webinar. Take it from 2013 OAR President, Eva Sanders:

“Are you still writing checks to your principal broker’s team brokers or licensed “assistants”? Do you know your liability for doing so? Take the ‘Reducing the Risks of Classifying Individuals as Independent Contractors’ webinar and find out!”

Check out upcoming classes available to you ›

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THE CE SHOP

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

You don’t have to be lucky to get this offer. You just have to take CE online with us and you’ll SAVE 17% on your next order! Enter STDAY17 at check-out to receive your discount!

 

Enroll today:  http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com/

(Promotion expires 3/31/13)

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EVENTS

Here are the upcoming events to get on your calendar.

Show your legislators what a force REALTORS® can be at the Rally at the Capitol: Apr. 4.
Have fun while networking with colleagues at the Apr. 12 Trail Blazers game at the Rose Garden.
•   Get a few hours of education, attend a committee meeting or observe the Board of Directors in action during Spring Governance: Apr. 18 – 19 in Salem.
Register your golf team to promote HOME ownership at the 4th Annual Driving it HOME Golf Tournament: Jul. 18th at Langdon Farms.
Eat, drink, network, and bid at the 6th Annual Taste  of Portland: Sept. 19 at the Oregon Golf Club. 
NAR’s Convention is relatively close this Fall. Rise to New Heights with us in San Francisco!

Check out upcoming events coming to you ›

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Congratulations!

To Oregon Young Professionals Network (YPN) REALTOR® Alex Phan for being a finalist in REALTOR® Magazine's "30 Under 30!"

Watch his video to learn how to give him your vote! Help Oregon get on this presitgious list of rising STARS!

Each May/June, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry. In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National, Oregon, or local associations of REALTORS® will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by Oregon REALTOR® PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until Oregon REALTOR® PAC reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the Oregon REALTOR® PAC reaches its RPAC goal, your entire contribution will be used to support state and local candidates. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. ORS 316.102 provides for a credit against state taxes of up to $50 per individual or $100 per joint return for contributions to political committees.
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