October eNewsletter A publication by the Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® Issue XII 2020
In this Issue:
Santiam Council - Wildfire information
Education Opportunities
Commercial Real Estate Resources
REALTOR® Member Resources
Presidents, Executive Officer & Committee Reports
Welcome New REALTORS®
MVAR, OAR & NAR Resources
Sponsors - Business Partners
A Message from the President

Hello REALTOR® Family,

Welcome to October!
During the month of September we were focusing on REALTOR® Safety month when we were hit across our beautiful State with wildfires. It has been heartbreaking to hear how many have been affected. We are thankful to so many who have reached out to help.

We postponed our September General Membership Meeting with guest speaker Sheena Williams of Krav Maga Salem due to the wildfires. Stay tuned as we plan to have her present to the membership later this month!

Thank you for your continued support and grace toward our association as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic and wildfires. Gratitude and thanks to our affiliates who work so hard with us all.  

We are committed to continuing virtual educational opportunities for our members, and currently we are looking at a few possibilities of combining in person (limited) along with broadcasting virtually through zoom at the same time to our members!

Looking forward to zooming with you at our General Membership Meeting in October.

Sincerely, Judy Gysin

General Membership Meeting
Virtual Live Webinar
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:30 am
Proposed Bylaw Amendment

Guest Speaker - Mike Erdmann, Home Builders Association
Topic - Mike Erdmann will provide updates on building construction, subdivisions, impact of recent fires, and much more.
(1 hour continued education)

Individual Registration required to receive Continued Education Certificate.
Certificates will be mailed within 5 business days of event.
Calling for nominations for the Affiliate Director who may hold one seat on the MVAR Board of Directors.

We are soliciting nominations to fill this position in the upcoming elections in November, for the coming year.

To be eligible for nomination, the Affiliate member must be a member in good standing, actively involved and able to attend the monthly Board of Directors meetings.

The Affiliate Director will represent MVAR Affiliate members at the Board of Directors meetings, participate and attend a committee meeting, along with general membership meetings.

Affiliate members may nominate yourself, or another Affiliate member. Current Affiliates may be found on our website at click here!

The MVAR Affiliate Director position will be voted on by the membership at the upcoming annual membership meeting scheduled Wednesday, November 11th.

Deadline to submit Nominations for Affiliate Director Position is 10/15/2020
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A message from the Professional Development Committee

This month we are fortunate to welcome Mike Erdmann, Chief Executive Officer, of the Marion & Polk County Home Builders Association (HBA) at our general membership meeting on October 14th (8:30-10am). Mike will be speaking on the state of the construction industry and subdivisions. Mike is a great speaker and we are thankful he is willing to present again to MVAR! His presentation last year was very insightful on the upcoming residential development for our area.

Watch your emails for the class registration for Code of Ethics offered on October 28th (9:00am-Noon). This course will be presented by Deb Nolan with Better Homes and Gardens out of Clackamas. This is a great time to double check your continuing education form to confirm you aren’t due for the Code of Ethics course. The Code of Ethics course is a requirement to be completed every three years for your REALTOR® membership, previously it was required every two years.
A special thank you for the continued involvement to the MVAR members that make up the professional development committee - Judy Gysin, Deanna Gwen, Gary Bauer, Traci Benjamin, Tracey Sherrell, Heidi Hazel and Jean Wheat-Palm! The committee organizes continuing education opportunities for members at general membership meetings, risk advisories and education seminars. As a group we brainstorm topics, connect with the community to confirm speakers, and follow up to insure we are providing valuable professional growth to our fellow REALTORS®. If you are thinking ahead of a way to be more involved in 2021, consider this committee! It’s a great way to be involved and network with your real estate peers.

As always, please feel welcome to reach out to the MVAR office or to me directly with any continuing education topics you would like to see offered in the coming year.

Sabrina Jones, Chair 
Visit our website at www.midvalleyassn.realtor
Continued Education Classes - October Schedule
General Membership Meeting - Guest Speaker Mike Erdmann, Home Builders Association (1 Continuing Education Hour)
Proposed Bylaw Amendment
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Live Webinar

Silverton City Council & Mayoral Candidates Virtual Forum
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Live Webinar

GRI Finance: (6 CE Hours)
Wednesday, Oct 7 - Thursday, Oct 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Live Webinar - OAR®
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification: (6 CE Hours)
Wednesday, Oct 14 - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Live Webinar - OAR®
Code of Ethics - Presented by Deb Nolan (3 CE Hours)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - Noon
Location: Live Webinar

Mark your calendar for Upcoming Educational Opportunities:
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Certification (12 CE Hours)
Monday, November 2 - Thursday, November 5, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Live Webinar - OAR®

We will update educational class information as it becomes available. For a complete list of updated classes, please call our office or visit us on our website by clicking here.

NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years

This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

REALTORS® are required to complete 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®. 
A message from the SARCF dba: MVAR Community Foundation Board by Sarie Scott, President

Our Community Foundation Board is now selling our Annual Raffle Tickets. Although COVID-19 has placed limits with our social distancing it is also one of my favorite fundraisers that we do because it gives our board the ability to connect with others in our association that we may not talk to or see on a regular basis as well as meet new members of the association. With the funds raised we will be able to approve grant requests as well as raise money for the MVAR Annual Children's Christmas Party. Tickets are on sale now!! Help raise money for the community foundation today. Purchase tickets online here!

Prize #1 - Harbor Hideaway House - 2 nights sleeps 6
Prize #2 - 4 Person Guided Fishing Trip - Pastime Fishing Adventures
Prize #3 - Willamette Valley Vineyard Bottle Red or White a month for a year
Prize #4 - "Lil Nantucket" By the Sea 2 nights sleeps 4
Prize #5 - Dessert Surprise Something Yummy each month delivered to you for a year
Prize #6 - Growler Fill Monthly for a Year plus 2 $100 Donatello's Pizza Gift Cards

Commercial REALTOR® Member Resources
FALL 2020: Taming Uncertainty Commercial Connections

The right data can make the future easier to predict. Plus, sale-leasebacks for cash-strapped companies, preventing bacterial risks in reopening, no-touch office buildings, opportunities in the pandemic, put down roots in industrial hemp, and more.
NAR's Advocacy Work Towards COVID-19 Relief

The National Association of REALTORS® has been responding to a flurry of legislative activity aimed at providing economic relief from COVID-19. NAR is committed to ensuring that lawmakers continue to take into consideration the real estate industry, including independent contractors and small business owners. Click here for more information

NAR's webinar - Preserving the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange -
The Data Speaks

Want to invite those who are interested to join us on Thursday, October 8th at 10:30am CST, for NAR Commercial's webinar series, Next Up: Preserving the 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges - the Data Speaks. NAR tax rockstar, Evan Liddiard, will provide an overview of the updated study by leading real estate Professors David Ling and Milena Petrova on the tax and economic impacts of 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges on the commercial real estate sector and the Treasury.
Presented in partnership with IREM, RLI and SIOR

Updating your NAR Profile

Completing your NRDS profile will ensure you receive the commercial news and benefits tailored to your professional needs from NAR and REALTORS Property Resource (RPR®). More-robust profiles will also help when you're looking to refer business or find a specialist through the Find a REALTOR® feature at nar.realtor. To review and update your profile, sign in to nar.realtor Click on My Account and then Manage Account. Scroll down and click on "Change your member data profile (NRDS)."

Local Elections Candidate Endorsements:

Members of the MVAR Government Affairs Committee have spent the past month interviewing candidates running for local office in the upcoming November election. Recommendations for which candidates to support are then forwarded to the MVAR Board of Directors for their review and approval.

The following candidates are in contested races and have received MVAR’s support in the November 3 Election. Ballots will be mailed out starting October 14. Please don’t forget to vote by November 3!!

Keizer City Council City Council Position 1 – Laura Reid, City Council Position 2 – Ross Day, City Council Position 3 – Kyle Juran. Marion County Commissioner Danielle Bethell, Polk County Commissioner Lyle Mordhorst, Marion County Clerk Bill Burgess.
Silverton City Council Candidate Forum

Please join us for MVAR’s first-ever Virtual Candidate Forum for Silverton City Council Candidates on Wednesday, October 7, 9:00am - 10:30am via Zoom
“Our Salem” Comprehensive Plan Update

The “Our Salem” Draft Vision was presented to Salem City Council in a work session on September 23 and a copy of the Draft Vision can be found HERE 

Our Salem’s Project Manager, Eunice Kim, will be joining the next MVAR GAC meeting on October 6 via Zoom to give an overview of the Draft Vision and receive input from MVAR members. The Our Salem Project is a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides future development in the Salem area. For more information or if you are interested in attending the October 6 MVAR GAC meeting via Zoom, email Holly Sears at willamettevalleygad@gmail.com.

Willamette Valley Government Affairs
The next regional Willamette Valley GAC meeting will be on Tuesday, November 10, 11:30-1:00 via Zoom. The agenda includes a summary of the results from the November 3 election, as well as several important local issues updates. To get on the email list for meeting reminders, email Holly Sears at willamettevalleygad@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about the candidate interview process, or any other government affairs-related issue, please contact MVAR Government Affairs Committee Chair, Patrick Sieng, at patrick@rogwv.com; or MVAR Government Affairs Director, Holly Sears, at willamettevalleygad@gmail.com.
A Message from the Executive Officer

REALTOR® and Affiliate Members,

Welcome October - bring happiness to everyone!

What can we do for you? Do you have a suggestion, idea or thinking about getting involved with your Association? Just give us a call, as we would love to have a conversation with you.

Amazing to see the new REALTORS® and Affiliate Members joining our Association as we continue to grow, check out the new member list below! A warm welcome and congratulations to our new and returning REALTOR® members.

Jean Wheat-Palm, Executive Officer
Welcome REALTOR® and AFFILIATE Members
Welcome New REALTOR® Members
Briana Martin-Frost
Linda Curry
Adam Reinke
Bryan Epping
Megan Griffin
James Pearman
Ross Martinson
Taylor Ladeby
Sean Hennessy
Bethany Reeves
Natalie Leas
Laurence Rivera
Nicole Sausville
Lauren Markley
HomeSmart Realty Group
Mark Cusick RBN
Sundance Realty
RE/MAX Integrity
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Paramount Real Estate Services
HomeStar Brokers, LLC
Coldwell Banker MTN West Real Estate, INC.
HomeSmart Realty Group
RE/MAX Integrity
Berkshire Hathaway HSREP
Harcourts NW Oregon Realty Group
HomeSmart Realty Group 
Welcome Returning REALTOR® Members
Shu Wu
Melissa Tufteskog
Christopher Wagner
Angeline Herrmann
HomeSmart Realty Group
HomeStar Brokers, LLC
HomeSmart Realty Group
Keller Williams Capital City
Welcome Transferring REALTOR® Members
Megan Taylor
Sundance Realty
Welcome Secondary Board REALTOR® Members
Stacy Owens
Marilyn Johnson
Suburbia Realty Group
RE/MAX Integrity 
Existing Members New Office
Kandi Schuff
Gene Schuff
The Oregon Home Shop
The Oregon Home Shop 
REALTORS® just starting your career - explore these options:
You may have aced your licensing exam, but there’s still so much to learn about prospecting for leads, cultivating strong relationships with clients, negotiating the sales process, and guiding a transaction smoothly to the closing table. For those starting out, REALTOR® Magazine’s Rookie Tool Kit provides timeless guidance on topics such as how to choose a brokerage and how to begin generating business. Also, watch for our monthly e-newsletters to be sure you are getting the latest practical tips and trend information for your business. And be sure to check out the REALTOR® Benefits Program for discounts and offers available exclusively to NAR members.

Code of Ethics Training
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. The three-year requirement is new and you can find out more here!  
North Santiam Council Chair
The amount of donations, and volunteering have been nothing, but amazingThank You! 

Below are several resources, and donation centers.   

FEMA will be at Mari-Linn School September 28th – October 3rd between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4562 or you can register by phone by calling 1-800-621-3362

Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund www.SantiamHospital.org

Anthony Hall 11758 Sublimity Rd SE Sublimity, OR Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat & Sun 10-4

Gates Community Church of Christ 40070 Gates School Rd Mon-Sat 10 – 4

Detroit Lake Oregon Community on Facebook

Marion County - Click here

REALTORS® Relief Foundation Grant - OAR has secured $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster. Download Application here.

Drew Johnson, North Santiam Council Chair
#CanyonStong #WeWillRebuild
Donate Here:
If you have not been affected, you can donate here:
Goes directly to grants for Oregonians displaced by the fires
National Association of REALTORS®

What: The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Who: Our membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,300 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. They are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Why: Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

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.
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.

It’s been an incredible journey... let’s keep the momentum going!
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It’s not a course, class or designation—it’s an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.
We are very proud to announce that there are now over 50,000 members participating in the program! This innovative engagement tool encourages participation in all levels of the REALTOR® organization, and at no additional cost.

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.
Consumer Outreach for REALTORS®
That's Who We "R" National Campaign

The new ads for 2020 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!

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FAQs - NAR’s Partnerships with Commercial Listing Platforms
Frequently asked questions about NAR’s partnerships with commercial listing platforms

  1. Which companies have NAR partnered with to offer commercial data listing services to members?
  2. What are the NAR member discounts on these platforms?
  3. What about the third platform option, Catylist?
  4. Where did these partnerships originate?
  5. How do these listing platform partnerships benefit NAR members?
  6. How does RPR integration help?

MVAR 2020 Leadership

Executive Committee
Judy Gysin, President
Chad Harvey, President Elect
Ashleigh Fordham, Vice President
Heidi Hazel, Secretary
Sue Curths, Treasurer
Kelly Martin, Past President

Patrick Sieng
Ryan Steckly
Damonian Pike
Onna McColly
Zach Fischer
Deanna Gywn

Affiliate Director
Jazmin Hayworth

North Santiam Council Chair
Drew Johnson

North Willamette Council Chair
Mike Roth
Trudi Schmidt

OAR Past President & WVGAC Representative
George Grabenhorst

Jean Wheat-Palm, Executive Officer
Cheryl Lolkema, Admin/Accounting Assistant
Deborah Hall, Member Services
Pictured - 2020 Board of Directors Leadership Retreat

Committee Chairs
Government Affairs
Patrick Sieng

Professional Development
Sabrina Jones

Special Events
Lisa McCormick & Jazmin Hayworth

Professional Standards
Laura Dorn

Grievance Review
Don Meyer

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

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