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April 2014

SPOTLIGHT


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Registration is now open for the Oregon Association of REALTORS® Legislative Conference being held May 28th at the Salem Convention Center.

  • 3.5 hours FREE CE
  • Includes LUNCH
  • RPAC Reception to follow

QUORUM CALL

2014 Legislative Report LIVE

Want to know how your how your interests were represented in the legislature this session? Check out our just published 2014 Legislative Report to see the positive impact your advocacy dues dollars made on your business, your industry, and your clients.

2014 Legislative Report

LEGAL HOTLINE

What’s the Power in a Power of Attorney?

Q: One of my brokers is taking a listing where the owners are elderly and no longer capable of making big decisions. One of the sellers has short term memory issues and the other doesn't know anything about the property. They have given their son an unlimited power of attorney to sell the property. Can the son complete and sign the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement for his parents? Read Answer »

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Retirement Investment Strategy for Independent Contractors

Are you spending more time helping your clients prepare for their future than you are for your own? Check out this perspective on strategic investment vehicles for your retirement money, specifically targeted to you as an independent contractor. Read more »

News Flash: Homebuyers Clueless About Mortgages

According to recent research by the MEG Team, homebuyers do not fully understand their options when it comes to accessing financing for the biggest purchase of their lives. Here’s where you can position your value as a REALTOR® in the transaction by being their trusted advisor. Read more »


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Awesome FREE iOS App for Video

ZapVM allows you to quickly assemble and record a highly detailed narrated visual message by combining, in realtime, your photos, voice narration, graphics and touchscreen gestures. See for yourself how it works.

Check out this video to see how YOU could use this for your listings. Make your listings come alive! Download the app » 

Real Estate Today Radio

Reaching millions of potential clients nationwide, and in our local areas, Real Estate Today Radio is a valuable resource to help educate consumers about the real estate industry and communicate the value of the REALTOR® brand. Expanding their reach with a recent partnership with Westwood One this will only help to strengthen the message to potential clients for you. Listen locally on KUFO 970AM (Portland) and KWLZ 96.5 FM / KBNW 1340 AM (Central Oregon).


FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT

Office Depot

Gain access to OAR’s group purchasing plan to get exclusive discounts on the office products you use every day. Best of all...there's no fee to participate! 

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EDUCATION

Live Class: Navigating the Maze of REALTOR® - Appraiser Communications

The OAR Appraisal Advisory Subcommittee invites you to learn about the myths and realities of allowable communications between REALTORS® and appraisers. There will be ample time for Q&A on topics such as comparable sale selection techniques, use of distressed sales in appraisals, & lender guidelines. Register Now »


Date & Time: Apr. 24   •   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Salem Convention Center
CE: 2 hrs.
Cost: $25
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Live Class: If You Don't Know Dodd-Frank...You May Be Out of Compliance

If you don’t know what the Dodd-Frank Act means to you and real estate finance, you’re not only missing out on business development opportunities but could be putting yourself at risk by not knowing the rules. This half day seminar, led by a prominent speaker from Arizona, will specifically address lending regulation rules as they apply to REALTORS®Register Now »


Date & Time: May 9   •   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Home Builders Association of Metro Portland
CE: 3 hrs.
Cost: $25
Money House

The CE Shop

Put a little Spring in your step!
Spring is here! Save 15% on any purchase made through OAR's CE Shop portal. Enter spring15 at checkout to receive your discount!

Enroll today: http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com
   (Promotion expires 4/30/14)

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EVENTS

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2014 Golf Tournament

Spring Governance

Join us in Salem at the biannual meeting of your Association leadership. Activities include Distinguished Service Award luncheon ($25), key committee meetings, RPAC reception, and Board of Directors meeting.  Register now »

• Apr. 24 - 25

• Salem Convention Center

• FREE! (except luncheon)

Legislative Conference

Are there specific Oregon laws or regulations that you feel are hindering the real estate industry? Do you want to help set the legislative agenda for 2015? Join us in shaping the legislative policies of YOUR industry with committed colleagues from around the State

• May 28  •  10 am - 4 pm (RPAC Reception to follow)

• Salem Convention Center

• FREE! (Includes lunch)

• 3.5 hrs. CE

Driving it HOME Golf Tournament

Foursomes are filling up fast! Register now to chip in for the HOME Foundation.

• July 17

• Aurora, OR

• $150 per player


2014 Fall Convention Save-the-Date
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OAR Convention

Block the time on your calendar now to be ready for one-stop-shop education, motivation, networking, and more. Check out what we have planned so far & register today »

• Sept. 9 - 12

• Sunriver, OR

• $149

Taste of Portland

Sure, it’s still months away. But with a party like this, you want to be sure you’re on the guest list. Register now and save the date to mix  and mingle for a good cause!

• Sept. 18

• West Linn, OR

• $30 single / $50 pair

NAR Convention

The Big Easy beckons. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get great education, information, and more at the biggest networking opportunity of the year. Energize your career for a competitive advantage! Registration opens Apr. 22.

• Nov. 5 - 10

• New Orleans, LA


FEATURED SPONSOR

First Tech Federal Credit Union

Thank you to First Tech Federal Credit Union for stepping up as a sponsor of the 5th annual Driving it HOME Golf Tournament. Not only do they support YOUR charity financially, but they’ll also have their representatives out in force at this fun event to give participants a great experience and help this important cause. We couldn’t do it without sponsors like First Tech. Thank them for chipping in by considering them for your clients’ transactions!

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