September eNewsletter A publication by the Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® Issue XXIII 2021
In this Issue:
Message from the Board President
Education Opportunities
Take the 2021 "Y" Challenge
Commercial Real Estate Resources
REALTOR® Member Resources
Stand up for Home Owners Rights - RPAC
THANK YOU RPAC INVESTORS - listed in this issue!
Message from the Executive Officer
New REALTORS® Report
MVAR®, OR® & NAR® Resources
Oregon REALTORS® Classes
Check out our Business Partners

A message from the President

Greetings, MVAR®!

It’s September now, and as the Summer draws to a close and we begin to wrap up our year, I felt it essential to sharing some thoughts on the growing conversation surrounding our industry and the uphill battles we, as REALTORS® face in the coming months.

By now, you may be aware that recently in a complete breach of legal precedent, the Department of Justice backed out of an agreement with the National Association of REALTORS® meant to state pro-consumer information more explicitly about the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system and associated real estate commissions. Given this abrupt move by the DOJ, it’s important to remind consumers how the real estate commission system works, how it benefits them and how competitive it is.

For those of you who were able to hear Collin Mullane’s RPAC speech this past month, you can begin to understand the gravity of the conversation surrounding these issues. The real estate commission structure is so competitive that brokerages are competing every day on compensation and customer service all to the benefit of both buyers and sellers. It’s important to understand there is no set rate; every sale is unique and can be negotiated at any time. This gives consumers many different choices. In fact, because of the increased competition among brokers, Real Trends, a Colorado-based research firm, cited that the average commission slid to the lowest ever: 4.94 percent in 2020.

The real estate commission structure also ensures greater access for first-time, low-income and many other home buyers who otherwise couldn’t afford a home purchase and professional representation. In fact, 24% of potential home buyers in 2020 already had to delay purchasing a home by more than five years because of the potential debt and 31% of those were first-time homebuyers. For many, saving for a down payment is difficult enough and paying their brokers’ commission would put homeownership out of reach or force them to go through the process on their own.

And given the internet only does so much, being able to work with a real estate agent is critical for those very same buyers as they try to traverse complicated, data-heavy and voluminous information, details and decisions. That includes everything from coordinating with lenders, and managing attorney and inspection reviews to arranging appraisals and advising on zoning. Without professional representation, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to not getting what you want and making a mistake that can have lasting consequences on your financial health. 

The real estate commission structure plays an integral role in the success of the MLS. Together, they foster cooperation between brokers providing the best and greatest number of options for buyers and sellers. MLSs also level the playing field, allowing small business brokerages to compete with large ones by having all properties listed in one location and providing equal access to the same listings, information, and pool of buyer brokers. The MLS model in the United States is unique in how it shares the maximum amount of information about listings to expose it to the largest number of potential buyers. In other countries, the market is dominated by a small number of individual brokerages who are not required to publicly share that information, so you end up with a system that is very fragmented and inefficient.
The U.S. real estate commission structure and MLSs work for everyone from first-time home buyers to small business brokerages. This system has staying power because it’s grounded in consumers’ best interests with a cooperative system that prioritizes and benefits buyers and sellers alike.

While we certainly cannot resolve these concerns today, we can and should begin to speak so clearly that our message cannot be misunderstood. Realtors are professional, ethical, kind, truthful, accurate and respectful; it is our mission and privilege to assist people from every corner, as they enter into the dream of homeownership. Realtors are there to help businesses secure their first lease, or graduate to the ownership of a commercial building. We are here to serve our community & our Country through the acquisition of land.

There is no greater time or need to use your voice to elevate our industry than right now. Your investment into RPAC ensures more than just your ability to continue to serving your clients, it ensures fair and equal housing for all.

Let’s be all in. All in for our clients, our industry & the foundation of our core values.

Respectfully at your service,

Ashleigh Fordham
General Membership Meeting
Join us In Person or Virtual
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
8:30am - 10:00am

Presented by: Caralee Angell
REALTOR SAFETY MONTH
(1 continued education hour)

Have you ever been in a situation where the hair stood up on the back of your arms, and you didn't necessarily know why? This Realtor Safety Class will demonstrate NAR approved strategies you can implement into your daily life to increase your tactical awareness in the office and on the road. We will take our safety one step further, and incorporate fight stance, footwork, striking and covers for you to practice. Wear comfortable clothes, and come prepared to be actively engaged for safety! 


 
Or you can join us in person at the Scottish Rite
 
September 2021 Continued Education Class Schedule

General Membership Meeting - REALTOR® Safety Month - Caralee Angell
1 Continued Education Hour
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar and In Person
OR You may register below to join us in person

GRI - Sellers
6 Continued Education Hours
Thursday & Friday, September 9 & 10, 2021
9:00am - Noon

GRI - Buyers
6 Continued Education Hours
Thursday & Friday September 16 & 17, 2021
9:00am - Noon

Risk Advisory - 1031 Exchange War Stories
Toija Beutler, Attorney/Manager Beutler Exchange Group, LLC
1 Continued Education Hour
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Noon - 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar

Mark your calendar for Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities!
Check out additional events and classes further down in the newsletter from Oregon REALTORS®
For a list of updated classes and registration visit us on our website by clicking here.
Follow us on Facebook @MVARSalem
A message from the Community Foundation

Happy September from your Community Foundation!  We are soooooooooo excited to be involved with the “Y” and participate in fundraising for our community center.  So far we have raised $3,570 toward the $10,000 member challenge.  Don’t forget to go to the MVAR website and make your donation!   If everyone does just a little bit, we can make huge progress. 

Geneva Financial is also joining us in the fundraising for the “Y.”   They are hosting Sidewalk Talk – the forth Thursday of every month at 388 State Street in the alley. It’s a wonderful event - great raffle prizes, a drink and a snack, 50/50 tickets, and good company.  It’s worth stopping in for a few minutes and saying hello to our colleagues.

The Mid-Valley Association of Realtors Community Foundation has been very busy taking care of Foundation business as well.   This month we had a “Meet and Greet” to add additional members to our Board of Directors. We were so excited to have 5 REALTORS® express interests in becoming members. They shared their heart with us and we are looking forward to adding some new folks soon. 

A subcommittee also worked through review of the by-laws and got them up to date with approval at the August meeting of the Board of Directors.  The last time bylaws were updated was in 2012!  Your foundation is hard at work for you.  We’re excited to keep everything rolling and as normal as we can in this very interesting time.


Lisa McCormick, MVAR® Community Foundation President
REALTOR® & AFFILIATE Members have donated $3,570.00 to date!!
Thank you - we are very grateful for your generosity!
A message from our Willamette Valley Governmental Affairs Director

Have you considered joining the MVAR® Government Affairs Committee (GAC) to stay informed and influence current issues, but just haven’t taken the plunge? Are you interested in how the candidates for local offices that MVAR® supports are chosen? Well, now is the perfect time to become involved! Click here to sign up for GAC today!
 
Please mark your calendars now for this upcoming important meeting:
 
MVAR® Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 7, 12:00-1:00pm via Zoom - call MVAR® to obtain link to join in meeting.
Topics: Local issues updates & 2022 Election discussion
 
Willamette Valley Regional Government Affairs Committee (WVGAC) Meeting
Tuesday, September 9, 11:30am-1:00pm via Zoom
Topics: Local Issues Update
Guest Speaker: To be announced
1 CE credit will be issued for participants, but preregistration is required. 
Register here!

For information about these or any government affairs related issue, or to be placed on the list to get updates on regional issues and future WVGAC meetings, please contact Willamette Valley Government Affairs Director, Selina Barnes, at selinawvgad@gmail.com or (503) 510-0830.
THANK YOU REALTORS® FOR INVESTING IN RPAC
"Investing in RPAC Protects and Promotes the American Dream of Homeownership and Real Estate Investment"
Gina Audritsh
Melissa Bailey
Jamie Baker
Diane Barnes
Andrew Blankenbaker
Trevor Bledsoe
Adrienne Blomgren
Gladys Blum
Brenda Bonebrake
Emily Bowen
Penny Caliva
Paul Carter
Ivy Chappelle
David Christoff
Carol Coley
Jessica Compton
Graciela Cortes
Lorrie Cox
Sharon Crauder-Munz
Susan Curths
Tina DeCamp
Chelsea Denney
Colton Donovan
JoElle Drumheiser
Roger Elliott
Sandi Elwood
Shakir Evans
Katie Fine
Zach Fischer
Ashleigh Fordham
Hector Garcia
Cynthia Gonzales
Floyd Graham
Massiel Guzman
Deanna Gwyn
Greg Gysin
Judy Gysin
Robert Haley
Deborah Hall
Heidi Hazel
Juan Hernandez
Donald Herrington
Ken Howe
Drew Johnson
Sabrina Jones
Rich Karlson
Nilza Larson
Abram Lepesh
Ronald Liedkie
Cheryl Lolkema
Angela Lopez
Mandi Mack
Kelly Martin
Joan McClintock
Kristina McColly
Richard McKee
Ashlee-Dawn Mecham
Angela Mercado Rodriguez
Donald Meyer
Obed Molina
James Montgomery
A J Nash
Derek Nichols
Traci Nichols
Kevin Nunn
Michael Paluska
Heather Panther
Desaree Parks
Karen Peters
Damonian Pike
Klinton Pippert
Irina Popov
Heather Ramm-Gramenz
Ali Rasouli
Bob Riggi
Katrina Rivera
Herbert Robblee
Kenneth Robblee
Jeffery Robinson
Mayra Rocha
Janel Roden
Shelisa Rodriguez
Diana Rojas
Trevor Scharer
Trudi Schmidt
Valeriya Shalashova
Kristi Sieng
Patrick Sieng
Terry Silbernagel
Tina Smith
Jesse Sommers
Leslie Stewart
Resi Stockman-Hind
Lauren Stokley
John Tate
Linda Tipton
Francisco Torres
Robert Trump
Juan Vasquez
Amanda Vergara
Susan Victor-Reed
Darrell Waters
Jean Wheat-Palm
Patti Williamson
Charline Zipperer
Hallmark Properties Inc
Harcourts Elite
Keller Williams Capital City
John L. Scott - West Salem
HomeSmart Realty Group
BST Realty, LLC
BrightHome Real Estate Group
Blum Real Estate, LLC
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Keller Williams Capital City
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Northwest Oregon Realty Group
Tradition Real Estate Partners
Hallmark Properties Inc
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
BST Realty, LLC
EXP REALTY, LLC
EXP REALTY, LLC
John L. Scott - West Salem
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
WAFDBANK
Coho Realty
HomeSmart Realty Group
Realty One Group WV
RE/MAX Integrity
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Realty Solutions Northwest
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
John L. Scott - West Salem
Windermere Heritage
John L. Scott - Salem
Keller Williams Capital City
Gysin Realty Group, LLC
EXP REALTY, LLC
Blum Real Estate, LLC
Gysin Realty Group, LLC
Gysin Realty Group, LLC
BrightHome Real Estate Group
Mid Valley Association of REALTORS®
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
EXP REALTY, LLC
Sundance Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
RE/MAX Integrity
Tradition Real Estate Partners
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Sundance Realty
HomeSmart Realty Group
Mid Valley Association of REALTORS®
BST Realty, LLC
Tradition Real Estate Partners
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Sundance Realty
Windermere Pacific West
HomeSmart Realty Group
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
BrightHome Real Estate Group
Pikes Northwest, LLC
Tu Casa Real Estate
HomeSmart Realty Group
Tradition Real Estate Partners
HomeSmart Realty Group
EXP REALTY, LLC
Tradition Real Estate Partners
Paluska Real Estate Company
Realty Solutions Northwest
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Sundance Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Keller Williams Capital City
Keller Williams Capital City
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Premiere Property Group LLC
Windermere Pacific West
Premiere Property Group LLC
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Realty One Group WV
Tu Casa Real Estate
Tradition Real Estate Partners
EXP REALTY, LLC
Keller Williams Capital City
Tradition Real Estate Partners
HomeSmart Realty Group
EXP REALTY, LLC
Realty One Group WV
Capitol Real Estate
Agri-Business Real Estate Services
HomeSmart Realty Group
Homestar Brokers, LLC
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
McCully Realty
EXP REALTY, LLC
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
John L. Scott - Salem
Blum Real Estate, LLC
Windermere Heritage
HomeSmart Realty Group
Premiere Property Group LLC
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Mid Valley Association of REALTORS®
Williamson James Real Estate
HomeSmart Realty Group
Commercial REALTOR® Member Resources
The commercial real estate market, particularly the office market, faces increasing headwinds from the negative impact of the surge in Delta variant cases on the economy.
Manufacturing production and new orders, an early indicator of economic growth, is slowing. Businesses have pushed back office re-entry plans.

Expect elevated vacancy rates in the office market but low vacancy rates in the multifamily, industrial, and retail market in the next 12 months.

OREGON REALTORS®
Fall Convention information, Upcoming Classes - GRI - LARRC - Code of Ethics and more !
NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 - September 9 - Register Now
Oregon Leadership Academy - Applications due September 15
Fall Convention - Hybrid Event! Registration Now Open - September 21 - 24
Home Foundation Fundraiser! Stand Up Comedy Competition - October 8
Leadership Conference Registration Now Open - October 13 - 14
NAR Convention November 12 - 15 - In-Person & Virtual Passes Available
SAVE THE DATE: HOME for the Holidays Gala - December 2
SAVE THE DATE: Women's Conference - December 7
2022 Oregon Housing Economic Summit - January Register Now!  
GRI - Agency Professionalism (LARRC) - September 7 | 9-12 PM | 3 CE
GRI - REALTOR® Professionalism (COE) - September 8 | 9-12 PM | 3 CE
GRI - Sellers ( RVAR/PMAR/MVAR ) - September 9-10 | 9-12 PM | 6 CE 
REALTOR® and Affiliate Members - You heard it here!
Real Estate and the Movies - How well do you know real estate agents, homeowners, and property on the big screen? Have some fun - take the quiz here!

OREF Midyear Changes August 30th just announced! Here is a preview.

The 2021 "Y" Challenge is underway! Let's do this!! Make a donation today!

'SAFESHOWINGS' SAFETY APP NOW AVAILABLE TO Oregon REALTORS® at NO COST. Click here for more information!

If you missed any of the Risk Advisory Classes held each month you can check out recordings of past presentations by clicking here! Also, we have other power points available on our website to view at your convenience at www.midvalleyassn.realtor.

Now is your opportunity to obtain your GRI Designation - TWO GRI CLASSES SCEDULED IN SEPTEMBER! https://www.midvalleyassn.realtor/education-seminars

RPR® Shows Value of Upgrades If clients remodel their kitchen or add a bath, how much does it affect the listing price? RPR®’s refine value tool will tell you and then help you adjust the home’s value.

Tech Helpline - FREE resource for Oregon REALTOR® members. Call, email, or chat live with a representative for ANY tech issue.

A partial list of helpful hints from discussions at the Principal Broker Forum July 30th 2021:
  1. REALTORS® identify yourself during calls/text/emails
  2. Read private remarks PRIOR to calling agents with questions
  3. NEVER contact seller directly without instructions to do so by Listing Broker
  4. Require a business card and a copy of ID prior to giving Non-member access or showing
  5. Set up inspection appointments appropriately and don't leave them - recent example of agent leaving. Homeowner was in shower and very startled!
  6. Fill out offers completely
  7. Return rejections
  8. Call Principal Broker if issues occur with licensee
  9. Delivery of acceptance is critical. Offers and counters not accepted until delivered.
  10. When DocuSign is used, customers often miss the radio buttons, so the form is incomplete.
  11. Terms like "simultaneous close" are problematic.
  12. Counsel against waiving inspection contingencies.
  13. Avoid listing property details and terms differently in different MLS's - misleading
  14. New field in WVMLS coming: "Showing Service Link"

If you missed our Code of Ethics class in March, as a member benefit we will offer another Code of Ethics class in the fall-winter season 2021.

Don't forget - REALTORS® are required to complete Code of Ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. Below are the cycle dates for the Code of Ethics Training Requirement. Training must be completed at anytime during these established cycles. Current Cycle = January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021 Check your Status Here.

Silverton Property Tour Revival
When: Thursdays at 9:30 am 
Kick-Off Location: Oregon Crafters Market 215 N Water St., Silverton 
To submit a property for tour:
· Use ‘Silverton Property Tour’ as your email subject line.
· Attach a copy of the property information sheet.
· Confirm the property tour date in your message. 
· If your seller has any specific health protocol requirements while we are touring their home, please include that information in your submittal.
· Email to: silvertontour@nworg.com 
· Submittals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the preceding Tuesday
 
Tour Mailing List:
With so many other changes there will be updates needed to the tour mailing list! Owners or admins - please send an updated email roster to silvertontour@nworg.com to help expedite changes. 

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Woodburn Tours will begin in September
(1st and 3rd Tuesday's of every month)

Tours First and Third Tuesday's of the Month at 10:00 am
All Tour's meet at First American Title Insurance Company
681 Glatt Cir, Woodburn OR 97071
503-981-0016

Send your request for Tour no later than 10:00 a.m. the Monday prior to info@hpihomes.com

Notices will be sent out as close to noon as possible on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for the tour to take place the following next day (Tuesday)
labor day
MVAR® closed on Labor Day
MVAR® office will be closed on Labor Day holiday Monday, September 6th.
We will resume regular hours the
next day from 8:00am - 4:00pm.


Have a safe and Happy Labor Day.
Visit our website at www.midvalleyassn.realtor
A Message from the Executive Officer

Hello REALTOR® and Affiliate Members,

Welcome to September! Not exactly sure where August went to, and just a blink of the eye it is now gone. The RPAC Masked Leaders Campaign officially ended at midnight August 31st! We want to thank each member who participated and invested in RPAC. Rest assured we will be updating you with the winning team and who has won the gift card to their favorite team store! At this writing, it appears we have a ways to go to reach our goal of $35,000 by end of year. That said, A J Nash, Zach Fischer and Drew Johnson will be reaching out to you and who knows they may be back with something more challenging to raise RPAC funds and protect Home Owners rights and your Real Estate business.

We continue to be challenged in very unprecedented times and shift to what is best for our members when considering meeting in person or offering educational classes virtually. All we can do is continue to shift when necessary for the safety of all.

Did you know September is REALTOR® Safety month? Have you ever been in a situation where the hair stood up on the back of your arms, and you didn't necessarily know why? This Realtor Safety Class will demonstrate NAR approved strategies you can implement into your daily life to increase your tactical awareness in the office and on the road. We will take our safety one step further, and incorporate fight stance, footwork, striking and covers for you to practice. Wear comfortable clothes, and come prepared to be actively engaged for safety if you are attending the September 8th General Membership Meeting in Person. Hear from Caralee Angell who will present an informative class you don't want to miss. 

Were you able to attend the Side Walk Talk event hosted by Geneva Financial for benefit to the Foundation's 2021 "Y" Challenge? They raised over $975.00!! Amazing event and we are so grateful of the money raised! Thanks to so many! Don't forget you can make a difference to by making a donation to the challenge and the Foundation will be matching up to $10,000 of the Association Member's contributions to support the next 100 years of the YMCA. Lets show our community how REALTORS® make a difference.

Did you know if you change brokerage offices, change your email, mailing address or phone number that it is important to contact your local association staff so we may update your records for the local, state and national associations? You can easily access the form necessary from our website under the forms tab!

We now are saving recordings on our website for viewing at your convenience at "REALTOR RESOURCES" of past class presentations.

Your association is always looking for members to be involved on one of our committees. We would encourage you to connect, build your network and support the work we do for you and other members including advocacy, continued educational courses, special events planning, and fund raising to give back to our community on your behalf. Just give us a call and find out how to get more involved or visit us online here!

Congratulations new REALTOR® and AFFILIATE Members for joining our Association as we continue to grow together. Be sure to check out the new member list below! A warm welcome and congratulations to our new and returning REALTOR® members.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook @MVARSalem & Instagram @mvar_realtors and the Community Foundation on Facebook @MVARCF & Instagram @mvar_community_foundation

Also, be sure to check out current announcements, calendar of classes, educational videos and much more on our website www.midvalleyassn.realtor.

Thank you for choosing Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jean Wheat-Palm, Executive Officer
Welcome New REALTOR® Members
Scott Robblee
Chelsea Denney
Robert Haley
Colton Donovan
Abram Lepesh
Alix Turner
Derek Nichols
Victoria Larson
Richard McKee
Jamie Baker
Elda Caliva
Lauren Stokley
Jesse Sommers
Cynthia Gonzales
Shelisa Rodriquez
Paul Carter
Amanda Chapman
Amira Tilgner
Mike Paluska 
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Coho Realty
BrightHome Real Estate Group
HomeSmart Realty Group
Sundance Realty
John L. Scott – Salem
HomeSmart Realty Group
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
HomeSmart Realty Group
Keller Williams Capital City
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
eXp Realty, LLC
HomeStar Brokers, LLC
Keller Williams Capital City
eXp Realty, LLC
Harcourts Elite
Keller Williams Capital City
eXp Realty, LLc
Paluska Real Estate Company 
Returning REALTOR® Members
Thomas Simpson 
Coldwell Banker MTN West Real Estate
Welcome REALTOR® Association Transfers 
Kitsey Trewin 
eXp Realty, LLC 
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics




Sign Up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts

REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers get a short text message, containing information to take action.

REALTORS® can sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts using the form below or by texting the word REALTORS to 30644.
License Expiration on a Weekend? Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
Does your license expire in any of the following months: July 2021, October, 2021, April 2022, July 2022, or December 2022? License expiration dates are always the last day of the month. Anytime your license expiration date is on Saturday or Sunday, we suggest you start your online renewal application in eLicense before the weekend. That way, if you have questions during the application process, there is time to contact the staff at the Oregon Real Estate Agency for help during business hours.
Putting Members First
With the Right Tools, Right Now
In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts – right now – and is available to REALTORS®. Find out more here.
Consumer Outreach for REALTORS®
That's Who We "R" National Campaign

The new ads for 2021 capture who you are as REALTORS®, and the authentic relationships you have with your clients and communities.
Visit www.ThatsWhoWeR.realtor to find downloadable social posts, digital banners, print ads, and links to campaign merchandise. For easy personalization and immediate social sharing in a few taps, download the new Photofy app with preloaded campaign materials at https://photofy.com/nar.
Remember, this campaign is a member benefit, and it becomes much more powerful when you associate yourself with the REALTOR® brand. Wear your REALTOR® pin with pride, and incorporate the REALTOR® logo into your promotional materials. That way, when potential clients are “looking for the R”, they will look to you! Read more here.
Ordering Free Educational Material for Homeowners
CCB publishes educational materials to inform homeowners about the value of hiring licensed contractors.

Business card holder trifold. This popular trifold can be used to hold your business card! It also gives step-by-step instructions that teach homeowners how to check a license on our website. Give it to homeowners when you submit a bid!

Guide to hiring a contractor. This guide provides in-depth information about how to take a home improvement project from start to finish.

Both publications make excellent reference materials for homeowners, and make excellent talking points when meeting with new clients.

We’ll send you these materials for free! To request your free brochures, fill out our online form. Ordering is easy! You can also find links to the form on our website. Simply click on the contractor tools link on the front page of our website. You’ll find the link to the button on the Contractor Tools page!
"The two best investments a REALTOR® can make are in themselves and in the real estate industry. Investing in RPAC is the most simple, direct and impactful way of ensuring a bright future for our industry and private property rights".
- Krista Clark, RPAC Major Investor Council Chair.

We need our REALTOR® voice at the table. Click here to invest in RPAC today.
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MVAR® 2020-2021 Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee
Ashleigh Fordham, President
Heidi Hazel, President-Elect
Zach Fischer, Vice President
Deanna Gwyn, Secretary/Treasurer
Judy Gysin, Past President

Directors
Damonian Pike
Onna McColly
Ron Liedkie
A J Nash
Sabrina Jones
Ashley Contreras

Affiliate Director
Lisa McCormick

North Santiam Council Chair
Drew Johnson

North Willamette Council Chair
Gina Audritsh
Trudi Schmidt

OAR Past President & WVGAC Representative
George Grabenhorst


Administration

Jean Wheat-Palm, Executive Officer
Cheryl Lolkema, Admin/Accounting Assistant
Deborah Hall, Member Services
Committee Chairs

Government Affairs
Patrick Sieng
Craig Evans

Professional Development
Sabrina Jones

Special Events
Lisa McCormick

Professional Standards
Laura Dorn

Grievance Review
Don Meyer

Find contact information for Directors by clicking here.

Find contact information for Committee Chairs by clicking here.

Find contact information for Administration by clicking here.


Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®
Advocate, Educate & Serve
Upholding our Code of Ethics

www.midvalleyassn.realtor info@midvalleyassn.realtor

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm 503.540.0081

physical: 2794 12th St Salem Or 97302
mailing: PO Box 4114 Salem Or 97302