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June 2014


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$149 Early Bird Deadline – Aug. 1

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Don’t miss the opportunity to register for the OAR event of the year! The 2013 Convention sold-out and space is limited to the first 400 REALTORS® to sign-up this year, too. With a full day and a half of valuable professional development (including up to 5 ½ hours of CE), headlining national speakers, a 40+ vendor trade show, legal, tech and risk management topics, and so many networking opportunities at fun evening events, how could you pass it up? Register now » 


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2014 Legislative Conference Recap

Reception (2014 Leg. Conf.)The 2014 Legislative Conference took place on May 28th, and REALTORS® from all over the State converged in Salem to discuss pressing issues for the real estate industry and formally began the process of developing the legislative priorities... Read more » 

Help Identify REALTOR®-Friendly Candidates

OAR is putting on an all-day Candidate Training Academy. on Jul. 18 in Salem to help get REALTOR®-friendly candidates elected. Your help is needed to identify good targets and invite them to participate. Read more » 


Disclosure of Sex Offender Neighbor

Q: One of my brokers has been contacted by property owners who want to list their house. They have stated to the broker that the reason they want to sell is they have learned that a registered child sex offender will be moving in with his mother, a neighboring property owner. The broker’s concern is representing a potential buyer for the property. Does the broker have... Read more »

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Committee Applications

Interested in contributing your time and expertise to an OAR Committee? Full details on all available opportunities can be found in the new application. Submissions are due by Aug. 31.

New OAR Hires

There are a few new faces at OAR. Get to know Stephanie Gutierrez (Receptionist), Heather Martin (Finance Director) and Jennifer “JC” Collins (Executive Assistant) and what they do for your Association. That’s right: there’s another Jennifer!

Organizational Standards Task Force Hard At Work

Since the NAR Board of Directors approved the new organizational standards last month, an Oregon task force has been formed representing associations of various sizes from across the State. Read more » 

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Real Estate Investing…Not Just for Millionaires

Share this article with your clients as a promotion of your services or take the advice to heart for yourself. Ken Holman, President of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Advisors shares some insights into how to creatively leverage funds to access capital for real estate investments.  Read more »

Best Places in Oregon for Homeownership

According to a new study from consumer advocacy site NerdWallet, Gervais, Chenoweth and Canyonville are the best places in Oregon for homeownership. See where some other hot spots ranked on the list in terms of federal data on affordability, population growth and homeownership rates. Read more »

RPAC Major Investor Recognition

The fundraising year for the REALTOR® Political Action Committee is almost 75% of the way done and we’re tracking ahead of most goals…except in REALTOR® participation. While only 30% of members invest, 100% benefit! See who's stepped up this year (IN A BIG WAY) to become a major investor and ask yourself if you can't at least invest your fair share ($15) or tax credit amount ($50). 


Legal Hotline Archives

Every month we feature a new and trending Legal Hotline question in our e-News. But did you know that we have archived them in one place for you to peruse later? That's right; what might not be relevant now, is archived with dozens of other legal Q&A topics! This is a great resource for OAR members, your business, and clients! Check it out »

Legal Q and Q Archives


We want to know what YOU want to know!  Take this quick poll to tell us what topics you want to see in an upcoming webinar!

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July Webinar: Heating Oil Tanks

This is a DEQ update/refresher on all things oil tanks (i.e. – seller liability, real estate licensee liability, decommissioning process, what happens when there is soil contamination, reporting requirements, etc.). Register Online

  • Jul. 22, 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Online Webinar
  • 1 hr. CE
  • $19/location

July Webinar: Transactions Involving Bankruptcy

Tim Zimmerman, JD will give a short introduction to consumer bankruptcy in both Chapter 7 and 13 cases including the differing roles of the trustee as well as the impact on a property sale when the seller files bankruptcy. Register Online

  •  Jul. 30, 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Online Webinar
  • 1 hr. CE
  • $19/location

Other Upcoming Education

 Global Real Estate: Local Markets – Portland, Oct. 6 ($69)

A full day pre-req for the CIPS designation. Break into the international market!

 NAR’s Tech Edge – Portland, Oct. 9 ($49 → 10/2)

A full day of TED-style, hands-on presentations on all things tech from local & national speakers.

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The CE Shop

In honor of June 20th being Take Your Dog to Work Day (yes!!), do a little online learning with your furry friend! Save 15% on any purchase made through the
 OAR CE Shop Portal using promo code bestfriend15. (Promotion expires 6/30/14).

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2014 Fall Convention Save-the-Date
2014 Taste of Portland
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Don’t miss out on what was a sold-out event last year! Registration is underway. Sign-up now!

• Sept. 9 - 12

• Sunriver, OR

• Up to 5.5 hours of CE! (with many other prof. development opps. available, too!)

• $149 until 8/1

Taste of Portland

Save $10 - $15 per ticket if you register online now for the hottest REALTOR® mix & mingle event of the season!

• Sept. 18

• West Linn, OR

• $30 single / $50 pair

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What’s the secret to earning more money in real estate? Attending the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo! Attendees make 2x the average real estate income, so network with some of the most successful REALTORS®!

• Nov. 5 - 10

• New Orleans, LA


2014 OAR Distinguished Service Award

We’re a little late in making the statewide announcement, but the news is still just as good. Congratulations to Art Kegler (American West Properties – Boardman) who was presented with one of OAR’s highest honors, the Distinguished Service Award, on Apr. 24 at the Spring Governance Meetings in Salem.


The DSA recognizes a member each year for their extended outstanding contributions and service to the Oregon Association of REALTORS®. Established in 1993, Art becomes only the 26th REALTOR® to be honored with this award since its inception. His dedication to his profession, the Association, and the industry are exemplary and made the committee proud to present the award to him on behalf of the entire organization. Congratulations, Art!

Art Kegler DSA Award


Directors Mortgage

We appreciate all our sponsors but sometimes they just go above and beyond! Thank you to Directors Mortgage for assuming the PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP of the 7th annual Taste of Portland. This fun, charitable event wouldn’t be half as successful for the HOME Foundation if it weren’t for the commitment of our industry partners like you. Come on out and see what kind of show they help to put on at the Oregon Golf Club on Sept. 18. It’s sure to be a blast when Directors Mortgage is involved!

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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 Association of REALTORS®, 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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