Board OKs Drafting of NAR Code of Excellence
The NAR Board of Directors concluded its 2014 meeting in New Orleans last week, directing the association to draft what is being called an aspirational Code of Excellence for all members that the Board can consider for approval at a future meeting. The goal is to raise the practice of real estate measurably through increased training in the competencies that consumers value. These include the stewardship of property listing data, managing the privacy and security of consumer information, advocating for property rights, being involved in one’s community, and striving for proficiency in technology. READ MORE >>
5 Minute Lead Response Time
FiveStreet from Realtor.com is a lead-conversion tool that enables your members to respond within five minutes to a lead inquiry automatically and regardless of the source of lead.
.REALTOR Domain Update
There are still free (for the first year) .REALTOR domains available. If you haven’t looked into adding this to your suite of marketing tools, consider the benefits. READ MORE >>
Banking Days & Holidays
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays fast approaching, here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you follow the administrative rules regarding which days are and are not considered banking days year round. READ MORE >>
HOME Foundation Grant Applications Due Dec. 1
We have raised over $135,000 in 2014 for organizations that provide access to affordable housing for Oregonians. It’s now time to give it away. Learn more about the application process on our website and/or contact your local association executive to recommend a worth organization in your community.
Think You Could be One of the 30 Under 30?
It was announced in last month’s newsletter that the Leadership Institute Northwest is coming back in 2015 as the Oregon Leadership Academy. This is a program to develop future volunteer leaders of the REALTOR® organization at the local, state and national levels. Learn more about the program, including dates and costs, and then contact your local association executive for an application. READ MORE >>
Applications Available for Oregon Leadership Academy
It was announced in last month’s newsletter that the Leadership Institute Northwest is coming back in 2015 as the Oregon Leadership Academy. This is a program to develop future volunteer leaders of the REALTOR® organization at the local, state and national levels. Learn more about the program, including dates and costs, and then contact your local association executive for an application! READ MORE >>
New 2015 Leadership
Besides President Colin Mullane, your 2015 Executive Committee overall has a few new faces. Click here ato see a roster of which volunteer members are guiding the work of the Association on the Executive Committee throughout the coming year. Other 2015 committee rosters will be available on the OAR website in early Dec. once all the formal acceptance letters have been returned.