Successful REALTOR® Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, April 2nd was a busy day at the Oregon Capitol! Thank you to the hundreds of REALTORS® from across the state who came to support REALTOR® Day at the Capitol. Our group had the largest tent to date and we filled it up quickly. The morning program began with welcome remarks by OAR's CEO Jenny Pakula, OAR's 2019 President Nan Wimmers and Adam Schwend, Political Affairs Committee Chair. The program continued with Shawn Cleave, OAR's Government Affairs Director and Shaun Jillions, Chief Lobbyist, reviewing legislation that could effect the real estate industry.

Then the fun really began as the entire room divided into groups based on their legislative district. This was their opportunity to review the bills and prepare questions for the meetings with their Legislators. Soon after, we welcomed special guest, Governor Kate Brown. She reviewed her priorities and acknowledged agreement with many of our positions.

After a BBQ lunch, REALTORS® headed across the street to meet with their Legislators inside the Capitol. REALTORS® met with both their Senators and House Representatives to discuss current issues, share local stories and voice their concerns.

It was truly an incredible day filled with networking, education and advocating for homeownership and private property rights. We are very thankful for your commitment to the real estate industry.

You can see a photo recap of the day in our REALTOR® Day photo album on Facebook . In addition, you can view the 2019 Legislative Talking Points on the OAR website.
Morning Session in Tent
Government Affairs Staff
Governor Kate Brown
First American Title Company
Video Testimonials
Legislative Meetings
We look forward to seeing you at the next
REALTOR® Day at the Capitol in 2021!
Spring Governance
This year's Spring Governance will be held April 10-12 at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon. The agenda is full of exciting, beneficial events that you won't want to miss including: 

  • Key Committee Meetings
  • OAR Finance Forum
  • Principal Broker Forum 
  • OAR's REALTOR® of the Year Award Luncheon* honoring Debra Gisriel
  • American Dream Awards honoring four Legislators
  • Bi-annual Board of Directors Meeting
  • At Home with Diversity Class*
*Additional fees apply

Check out the agenda for a detailed schedule. R egister today!
Debra Gisriel is OAR's 2019 REALTOR® of the Year
OAR is excited to announce  Debra Gisriel  as the 2019 Oregon REALTOR® of the Year! Debra is the Oregon Designated Principal Broker for eXp Realty, LLC and co-owner of Fisher Nicholson Realty in Klamath Falls. She has over forty years of real estate experience and has been heavily involved in all levels of the REALTOR® organization at local, state and national levels. This is the highest award granted by OAR. Learn more about Debra and her incredible dedication to the real estate industry.   Congratulations Debra!

You may also join us in congratulating Debra at the REALTOR® of the Year Luncheon at the Salem Convention Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Please register here to attend the luncheon.
American Dream Awards
Please join us on Thursday, April 11th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Salem Convention Center to honor the following Legislators for going above and beyond to help the real estate industry:

  • Senator Mark Hass
  • Senator Fred Girod
  • Representative Greg Smith
  • Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer

We are very thankful for their help in passing the First Time Homebuyers Savings Account program and being an advocate for the real estate industry! This event is open to all OAR members.

REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors
Bert Waugh Jr - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is being featured this month on NAR’s new Facebook page, Realtors are Good Neighbors. This new page promotes stories of REALTORS® who are doing incredible things to help the community thr ough volunteer work. Bert started a non-profit, Braking Cycles , to help homeless teens through through transitional housing, job training, scholarships and an outreach center. He has helped 10,000 young people since 1991 . Visit the new NAR Facebook page and read Bert's story.
Nominate a REALTOR®
Are you or someone you know doing great work serving the community? NAR wants to hear about it! Submit your application by May 10, 2019 to be considered for a Good Neighbor Award. Good Neighbor Award winners receive $10,000 grants for their charities, as well as national and local publicity for their cause. Winners will also be flown to the National Association of REALTORS® annual conference where they will receive their award in front of thousands of fellow REALTORS®. Past winners all report that their charity benefited from additional donations and volunteers as a result of the exposure.  Learn more about the Good Neighbor Awards .
OREF Seeks Executive Officer
Oregon Real Estate Forms LLC (OREF) seeks a dynamic, innovative, detailed-orientated Executive Officer. Applicant must be a collaborative leader with clear priorities, skilled in balancing multiple priorities and have an enthusiastic demeanor and passion for growth and improvement. Ideal candidates will seek new ideas for services, actively engage leadership and monitor market influence. 
Asbestos Survey Requirements
Oregon adopted new requirements in fall 2018 for handling asbestos. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality requires property owners and contractors to identify asbestos and to properly handle, package and dispose of asbestos waste from demolition and renovation projects.  A new requirement that is applicable to the real estate industry is the new  residential renovation survey requirement . Find more information about Oregon’s asbestos rules on   DEQ’s Asbestos Information webpage .
May 13-18 - NAR Legislative Conference & Trade Show
Washington, DC

June 27- Broker's Edge
Embassy Suites- Washington Square

Langdon Farms - Aurora, Oregon

September 12- Taste of Oregon
Castaway - Portland, Oregon
Registration Coming Soon!

October 1-3 - OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show
Salem Convention Center - Salem, Oregon
Registration Coming Soon!
RPAC National Competition
The results are in for the 2019 RPAC state competition and Oregon is the Runner Up for dollars raised. NAR raised more than $94,000 for RPAC and had more than 350+ online investors during the March competition.

Dollars Raised 
First Place: Minnesota 
Runner Up:  Oregon 

First Place: North Dakota  
Runner Up:   Wyoming
Third: Montana
Fourth: Oregon

Thank you to everyone that participated. We greatly appreciate your contributions. Learn more about RPAC.
NAR 2020 Committee Applications
NAR 2020 Committee applications are being accepted through May 1, 2019. NAR’s committees are a great forum for debate and discussion. Being on a committee allows you to contribute to the decision-making process and gain national experience beneficial for those seeking a leadership role. Applying to a committee is simple; visit the committee application webpage to get started or learn more about joining on the FAQ webpage .
NAR Broker's Edge
Registration for the NAR Broker's Edge workshop at the Embassy Suites at Washington Square Mall in Beaverton is now open! On Thursday, June 27 join us for this one day education and networking event designed for managing brokers to stay on the cutting edge of industry topics and market trends.
Topics include:
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Fighting Wire Fraud and Cyber CrimeTechnology
  • Legal Hot Topics
  • Hiring the Right Agents

That's Who We R®
The National Association of REALTORS® has a new consumer national advertising campaign. Their goals are to demonstrate the value of a REALTOR® to consumers, distinguish REALTORS® from the rest and deliver the REALTOR® difference. There are several templates available to co-brand the the national campaign. To learn more about the campaign visit https://www.nar.realtor/thats-who-we-r.
NAR Headlines
Question: I have a broker with a seller who would like to offer his property for rent. The broker would like to place a for rent sign on the property, with their name and number listed as the contact. In the event a prospective renter contacts him, the broker would simply provide the seller’s contact information and step aside so the seller/landlord and prospective tenant could negotiate an agreement and conduct business entirely between themselves. Would this be considered property management from the Real Estate Agency’s perspective?

Answer: Advertising the property for rent is “property management” under real estate law.  That alone will make your company subject to all of the rules that apply to property management. You will not need to register or pay any additional fees, but you will have to meet all of the administrative rules that apply to property management activities. Those rules are found in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 863 Division 25. Read the rules before undertaking any property management functions and remember that any property management activity no matter how small or friendly kicks in the property management rules for your brokerage. If you don’t do property management  and don’t want to start, a referral to a property management company is always the safest course, particularly in light of recently passed legislation.
Have you signed up for the Legal Hotline?

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® Legal Hotline provides subscribers the opportunity to ask real estate-related questions of an attorney specializing in real estate and contract law. OAR can advise member subscribers on a variety of topics including disclosure, license law, contracts and offers.

The cost for a one year Legal Hotline subscription is $125 per individual subscription. The Legal Hotline is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except during NAR & OAR conventions and holidays). Subscribers may e-mail questions to the Legal Hotline at any time and can expect an answer within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). Changes in license status or brokerage will not affect an individual's subscription or access to the Legal Hotline.
SB 608 Webinar
If you missed the Senate Bill 608 webinar or if you want to watch it again, it is now available online for your viewing pleasure. Senate Bill 608 (statewide rent control) webinar discusses the details of what you need to know about this new bill and how to navigate property management going forward. You can access it by visiting our new online education catalog.

Want to watch other previously recorded webinars? You can access dozens of programs on OAR's new OnlineEd Course Catalog.
Become the BEST Transaction Coordinator in the Business
Transaction Coordinators are quickly becoming common place for successful real estate professionals looking to get more done and save considerable time. Our program is designed to help aspiring Transaction Coordinators ramp up quickly through our comprehensive courses that give you the knowledge and tools you need to be successful. Get started today to build and establish a successful transaction coordinator business.  Click here to get started today! 
NAR Designations/Certifications
OAR is offering a variety of NAR Designations and Certifications this year. Please see a list of opportunities for professional development.
At Home with Diversity
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Salem, OR
Salem Convention Center

Reduced Price! $75  includes lunch, 6 CE Hours,  6 GRI Elective Credits  AND NAR Certification!
Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation (ABR)
Thursday - Friday, April 25-26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Both Days
Eugene, OR

Special Member Price! $250  2-day course, Meals, 12 CE Hours, 12  GRI Elective Credits  AND NAR Designation!
Special 2-Day Learning Event
Join OAR and RVAR for a 2-day learning event this May.
Earn your Military Relocation Professionals Certificate AND the At Home with Diversity Certificate in two consecutive days of learning. BONUS! Register for both classes by May 1st and get $50 off.
Military Relocation Professionals Certification (MRP)

May 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Medford, OR

Special Member Price! $135  1-day course, Meals, 6 CE Hours, 6  GRI Elective Credits  AND NAR Certification!
At Home with Diversity Certification (AHWD)

Friday, May 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Medford, OR

Special Member Price! $135  1-day course, Meals, 6 CE Hours, 6  GRI Elective Credits  AND NAR Certification!
Seller Representative Specialist Designation (SRS)
Tuesday - Wednesday, July 30-31, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Both Days
Salem, OR

Special Member Price! $250  2-day course, Meals, 12 CE Hours, 12  GRI Elective Credits  AND NAR Designation!
April 16 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | GRI- Negotiations
6 CE Hours | Gresham, OR
This course will teach you the basic concepts of negotiation and how to identify different approaches. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at utilizing these negotiating techniques on actual real estate scenarios occurring in the market right now.
April 19 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | GRI- Buyers
6 CE Hours | North Bend, OR
“Working with Buyers” is designed to provide a solid foundation upon which to build an outstanding relationship of service to your buyer clients.
April 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | GRI- Sellers
6 CE Hours | Portland, OR
This course will provide a comprehensive look at acquiring and maintaining positive seller relationships. This course will give you the tools needed to uncover sellers, market your strengths, price the property, win the listing and be competent in your abilities to maintain a working rapport with your sellers during and after the transaction. The goal is to have clients for life who will refer your services.
April 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | GRI- Buyers
6 CE Hours | Dundee, OR
“Working with Buyers” is designed to provide a solid foundation upon which to build an outstanding relationship of service to your buyer clients.
April 29 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | GRI- Law
6 CE Hours | Newport, OR
Legislation in real estate can make or break your career. This course will cover critical aspects of Federal and State law including fair housing, license, risk management, records retention, agency, and includes an interactive discussion and debate of actual Oregon cases with practical based applications!
New Technologies for Homes

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
(9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
1 CE Hour
Making Savvy Energy & Solar Updates

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
(9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
1 CE Hour
Digital Member Brochure
The value of your membership gives you far more in benefits and services than you pay in dues. This value will help you earn more through education, networking and connecting while reducing your risk and liability. Take a look at our new online digital member brochure to learn more about what your membership with OAR can do for you!

Be Safe & More Productive
Kleard offers on-the-spot verifications for safer showings and open houses with safety alerts built-in. In addition it comes with an open house verified sign-in and a CRM for follow-up.

Medical Benefits
Did you know you have access to medical, dental and vision plans?

OAR has partnered with Johnson Benefit Group to bring you affordable healthcare options.This year they have expanded the dental offering to include four plans for dental and two for vision. These plans provide flexibility to see a dentist in or out of network.

Please contact Johnson Benefit Group at 503-656-3232 for any questions or assistance you may need.

NAR Member Value Plus (MVP) Program
Earn rewards by taking simple actions with NAR's Member Value Plus (MVP) Program. Every month a new MVP offer will be posted. All you have to do is complete the specified Action within the two-week timeframe. After you complete the Action, you’ll receive instructions and a code via e-mail to redeem your Reward. That’s it. It doesn’t get simpler than that.

Oregon Association of REALTORS ®
2110 Mission Street SE, #230 Salem, OR 97302
503.362.3645 | www.oregonrealtors.org