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May 2014


OR REALTORS Meeting with Sen. Merkley

REALTORS® Represent in Washington

Over 70 Oregon REALTORS® represented our State in Washington DC last week for the NAR REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo (formerly Mid-Year Meetings). Most importantly, they were on hand to lobby our legislators on behalf of the industry as seen by this group pictured with Senator Merkley.


Also of note was the near unanimous passage by the NAR Board of Directors of the Presidential Advisory Group recommendation for new core organizational standards for all associations throughout the organization. This move towards greater professionalism will safeguard the viability of our organization into the future and ensure that all members will receive the same standards of service with their REALTOR® membership. Read More » 


OAR and President Amy Graham are committed to utilizing all the resources NAR can offer to facilitate this transition. To begin, a statewide task force is being assembled to quickly identify ways to best implement the new standards so OAR can help our local associations and continue to keep them strong for the benefit of all members.


If Real Estate is Your Profession, Then Politics Is YOUR BUSINESS!

Real estate has, historically, been one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country. And without an informed YOU and YOUR diligent REALTOR® Association, you may be regulated out of business! Get involved today. Stay involved tomorrow. And home ownership will remain a priority into the future.

Why wait? Don’t miss this opportunity to have your ideas heard! Join us at next week’s Oregon Association of REALTORS® Legislative Conference being held May 28th at the Salem Conference Center.

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

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Risk Management in Dropping a Client Mid-Transaction

Q: We are currently representing both parties in a transaction and we would prefer that one of the parties be represented by a different brokerage. The buyer is proving to be very difficult to work with and we believe is putting us at risk. Does a Principal Broker have the right to drop a client midway through a transaction? Read Answer »

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Michael Maher to Speak at OAR Convention

Don’t miss your chance to hear this nationally recognized speaker and REALTOR® Coach close out our jam-packed Convention at Sunriver in September. Found of the (7L) System for Business Development, Michael will inspire you to take action and drive your business to the next level. If you can capture even a fraction of the success of his over 90% referral business (more than 500 per year!), it’s well worth the price of admission. Register now » 

Client Retention – Property Management Style

Another of our great Convention presenters is Judy Cook, an author and instructor of pre-licensing and continuing education courses for property managers throughout the United States. Get a preview of her content in this article she’s provided on retaining clients in the sometimes volatile world of property management. Read more » 


Online Toolkits

Our legal team has provided you with several resources on our newly redesigned website. Check out the Buyer / Seller Advisories, Risk Management Toolkit, and Flood Insurance Toolkit for up-to-date guidance on some of your most common transaction issues. We’re here to help you and, thereby, your clients!

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12 CE hours in Eastern Oregon, a webinar, and CIPS designation starter course!

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Live Class: Real Estate Agency Board Meeting

Observe the workings of your State real estate agency during this meeting of the Board regarding issues impacting licensees.

Date & Time: Jun. 2  •  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Port of Morrow, Boardman
CE: 3 hrs.
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
$25 Non-members 
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Live Class: Dos & Don’ts for Today’s Real Estate Licensees

Agency division managers will discuss complaints and investigations to help keep you out of trouble and in compliance with Oregon’s laws and rules.

Date & Time: Jun. 2   •   1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Port of Morrow, Boardman
CE: 3 hrs.
Cost: $25
$35 Non-members
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Live Class: Mediation Training

This is an introductory course on the basics of mediation, including demonstrations and the NAR model. Build on your existing negotiations skills to benefit your business and/or your association.

Date & Time: Jun. 10   •   9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Treasure Valley Community College - Ontario
CE: 6 hrs.
Cost: FREE (Malheur members)
$25 Non-members
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Webinar: Save-the-Date

Save the date for the next webinar in our monthly series. Jason Grosz, J.D. returns as speaker. Topic is TBD.

Date & Time: Jun. 17   •   10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online Webinar
CE: 1 hr.
Cost: $19/location
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Live Class: Global Real Estate: Local Markets

This course is an overview of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations, and cultures. It also counts as a pre-requisite for the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation.

Date & Time: Oct. 6   •   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: RMLS Training Room - Portland
CE: 1 hr.
Cost: $69 (includes lunch)
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The CE Shop

Play Ball!
It’s time to hit your CE requirements out of the park with online education. Buy now to take advantage of the discount and learn on your own time. Save 15% on any purchase made with The CE Shop in May. Enter the promotional code homerun15 at check-out to receive your discount.

Simply visit: http://oregonrealtors.theceshop.com
   (Promotion expires 05/31/14)

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2014 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!

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Date & Time: Mary 28  •  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(+RPAC Reception to follow)
Location: Salem Convention Center
CE: 3.5 hrs.
Cost: FREE! (Includes lunch!)
Register Online 

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Driving it HOME Golf Tournament

Don't forget, if you've already registered to play here are the details. We'll see you on the links!

Date: July 17 (BBQ buffet dinner to follow)
Location: Langdon Farms Golf Club  •  Aurora

OAR Convention

Block the time on your calendar now to be ready for one-stop-shop education, motivation, networking, and more! See the agenda » 

Date: Sept. 9 – 12
Location: Sunriver Resort  •  Sunriver, OR
Cost: $149 until 8/1 ($160 after)
CE: Up to 5.5 CE hrs. available...and other professional development opportunities
Register TODAY »

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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. 

Date: Sept. 18
Location: The Oregon Golf Club  •  West Linn
Cost: $30 single / $50 pair
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OAR 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 is now open » 

Date: Nov. 5 – 10 
Location: New Orleans, LA


RAPC Major Investor VIP Lounge at Convention

All current and new 2014 RPAC Major Investors will be treated to a VIP Lounge on the first full day of the OAR Convention in Sunriver: Weds., Sept. 10. It’s a convenient place to get away, check-in with the office, re-charge yourself and your devices, and network and visit with colleagues!


Take advantage of this nice perk and become a Major Investor today! You can either invest $1,000 all at once or put $300 down and pay equal monthly installments through October. If you’d like to ease into it, you can still join the Michael Maher meet & greet / photo opp / book signing for just $300 from 3 – 5pm that same day. We hope to see you there!

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Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service

WVMLS has stepped up again this year to be a Diamond sponsor of the OAR Convention. They’re big supporters of the REALTOR® family and we couldn’t do what we do for you without them! Thank you, WVMLS!

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