NAR Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Winners
Congratulations to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals in Salem, Oregon for winning the National Association of REALTORS®   Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) challenge!

They won $10,000 for having the most participants for a single brokerage nationwide. Way to Raise the Bar! We are also excited to mention that as a state we really embraced this program, and Oregon placed third in the nation!   See all the winners here!

Join the hundreds of Oregon REALTORS® in completing the Commitment to Excellence endorsement! The C2EX is an excellent program to meet you where you're at and help you grow. Did we mention it's free for OAR members? Get started today!
2020 Oregon Leadership Academy
Meet the OAR Leadership Academy class of 2020! These twenty REALTORS® are taking their leadership skills to the next level! They will participate in three sessions over the course of a year, featuring guest speakers focused on building leadership skills, team-building, goal setting, networking and communications. Congratulations OLA class of 2020! Learn more about the program and participants.
MLS Submission Will Soon Be a Must
NAR’s Board of Directors approved MLS Statement 8.0, also known as the Clear Cooperation policy, requiring listing brokers who are participants in a multiple listing service to submit their listing to the MLS within one business day of marketing the property to the public.

MLSs can adopt the policy any time, but they must adopt it no later than May 1, 2020.

Code of Ethics Training Requirement Is Now Every Three Years
The NAR Board of Directors approved a change to NAR’s Code of Ethics training requirement.

The Leadership Team sought feedback from several committees before bringing the proposal before the Board of Directors.

Deadline is extended to 12/31/21 for current cycle.

Welcome Taylor Shanaman
We are excited to introduce Taylor Shanaman as OAR's new Political Director. Taylor comes to OAR from the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS® where she worked as their G overnment Affairs Director.

As the Political Director for OAR, Taylor will be responsible for developing and implementing the OAR RPAC fundraising strategy, enhancing grassroots political strategies and working with the advocacy team on key legislative initiatives. Welcome Taylor!

Cyber Monday GRI Sale!
This year OAR is offering a Cyber Monday Sale for GRI courses! Check out the following specials:

  • Buy 10 GRI courses (enough to earn an NAR designation) for $799 ($191 off) 
  • Buy 5 GRI courses (enough to earn a Core Credit) for $399 ($96 off)

Course bundles expire on December 31, 2021. After purchase, recipient will call office to schedule at 503-362-3645. These can be purchased as a gift!! No refunds. Courses are subject to availability and scheduling changes. 2020 courses will be available for scheduling on December 1, 2019. All courses are in-person only, facilitated in many areas across the state and are subject to availability and scheduling.
Oregon Housing Economic Summit
-Register Today-
Join us for the Oregon Housing Economic Summit fueled by Builders, Bankers and REALTORS®!

Engage with leading industry experts and help enact change through your involvement!

January 16, 2020
Salem Convention Center
1:00PM - 6:00PM
$49 per person
SB 608 - Updated Summary
We have updated the Senate Bill 608 Summary to help answer additional questions associated with the passing of statewide rent control.

Senate Bill 608 ends no-cause evictions and limits annual rent increases to 7% + CPI after the first year of occupancy. It was signed by the Governor and took effect on February 28, 2019. OAR opposed the bill, but it sailed through both Chambers with only perfunctory hearings and no opportunity to amend.

For your reference, please see our Updated Summary!
Legal Hotline Q&A
Question: I still have some agents that are walking neighborhoods, sometimes just putting an item of value on the doorknob or step and sometimes they knock on the door. My question surrounds a “no solicitation” sign posted on the front door or somewhere else on the house.  Is simply placing an item of value on a step without knocking on the door violating the “no solicitation” posting? Should I advise my agents to stay away from homes with “no solicitation” signs posted?

Answer: What “no solicitation” signs do legally is remove the implied permission to go onto another’s property.  The usual custom, coupled with a front door and a sidewalk implies the permission to enter for limited purposes.  Otherwise, stepping onto another person’s property for any reason would be trespass. When a “no solicitation” sign goes up, the owner is limiting the implied permission to come on the property.  The permission is withdrawn for anyone with a commercial purpose.  If all your agents did was leave an anonymous gift on the front step you might be able to argue the purpose was not solicitation.  If, however, your “gift” is tied to your business (including a business card or business address and phone number), then your purpose is solicitation and your entry would likely be considered trespass.  
Legal Hotline Subscription
Looking for legal guidance? Sign up today or renew your annual subscription for the Legal Hotline.

New Subscribers:
Start now with a paid 2020 subscription!

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 on holidays and during NAR and OAR conventions).

A Must-Read Guide on How to Sell Your House 

Looking for a simple way to explain to your customers how the process of selling their home will go? Check out this helpful and easy guide provided by NAR.

This step-by-step guide helps consumers understand how the process of selling a home works.

When customers feel confident in selling their homes, it can lead to a more successful sale for you and your customer.

Wait! That’s My Listing Photo!
In the world of real estate photography, image quality isn’t the only thing that counts. To ensure you’re doing right by your clients and your company, you need to understand and follow best practices in real estate photography law and technology.

OAR provides a guide to help Brokers comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This guide informs members of the steps they can take today to protect themselves.

CE Class Bundles

27-Hour Continuing Education Bundle:
24 courses contains 27 hours of Oregon real estate licensee continuing education. A 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) can be obtained separately to complete a licensee's 30 hours of required continuing education needed for license renewal.
Price $250
Purchase here

OAR 2019 Fall Convention package :
Special package contains recorded videos of the six panels presented during the Oregon Association of REALTORS® 2019 Fall Convention.
Price $80
Purchase here
GRI CLASSES
December 5 GRI Contracts
6 CE Hours | Salem
January 14 GRI Buyers
6 CE Hours | Gresham
December 20 GRI Sellers
6 CE hrs. Dundee
3 CE Hours | Salem
WEBINARS
Real Estate Investing for REALTORS®

The seminar will be on investing in rental real estate for Realtors®. You will learn about special tax considerations, investment goals and utilizing current assets to get the downpayment.

December 11, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$10 Per Person
Buckets of Money Webinar

J oin Fluent Mortgage owner, Chris Bettis, for an engaging webinar on the principles of using finance strategy to close more transactions. Chris will discuss the different channels (buckets) of money available to consumers and how to strategically select referral sources, all with the end goal of closing more transactions.

December 12, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$10 Per Person
Oregon Principal Broker Academy
We want to congratulate our 2019 Principal Broker Academy Graduates! Way to go!

This comprehensive program is like no other. It is designed to provide professional development for any Principal Broker, whether new, seasoned or aspiring. If you are looking to raise the bar on your professional development, please join us and register for one of the following sessions:

Next session:  2020 Principal Broker Academy (Medford, Oregon)   - SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020

Next upcoming session:  2020 Principal Broker Academy (Salem)
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 to Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Jenn Limoges, Commercial Real Estate Broker, NAI Cascade in Bend, Oregon.
"Get a mentor. Get involved in committees and organizations where you can make a difference."
COAR Commercial Committee recognized by NAR with 5-star Accreditation.
Member Feature:
Jenn Limoges
This month we spotlight OAR member Jenn Limoges from NAI Cascade in Bend, Oregon. Jenn got her initial start in Commercial Real Estate, CRE, in the late 90's working as a receptionist for a commercial property management and leasing firm in Bend. Jenn became involved in finding and leasing spaces for a business development in Seattle and Phoenix. In 2013, she moved back to Bend to become a Broker, "I wanted a new challenge. I wanted the freedom to make a great living and set my own hours."

Jenn was interested in expanding her skills in real estate by taking the CRE designation. Her advice to anyone interested in commercial real estate, "Have two years of income saved up and get a mentor." She adds that it is also beneficial to specialize and choose a specific vertical of CRE if your market is large enough.

She believes it's important to get involved in the industry. She has been on the board of Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® for the past two years, a committee chair for the past four y ears and has attended most National Association of REALTORS® conferences over the last four years.

Earlier this year, Jenn accepted an award from NAR for achieving the 5-star accreditation for COAR Commercial Committee. For those wanting to do more she recommends, "get involved in committees and organizations where y ou can make a difference."

Jenn loves the outdoors and spends her free time skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running and reading. Her bucket list includes traveling, traveling, and traveling. Here's to traveling the world, Jenn!
REGISTER TODAY!

Mark your calendars and sign up for the Professional Standards & Dispute Resolution Training (PSDR) on March 24-26 in Bend, OR.

Who should attend?

  • Professional Standards Committee Members
  • Grievance Committee Members
  • Local Board of Directors
  • Members aspiring to serve

Attend one course for $20 each or all 3 for $50! Located at the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® office, 2112 NE 4th St. Bend, OR 97701
HOME Foundation Grants Now Open
Another year of successful fundraising has allowed the Oregon Association of REALTORS ®  HOME Foundation to make available grants of up to $5,000 to qualified recipients, to be initially selected by local Associations/Boards. Grant applications are due by December 2, 2019 and will be awarded and distributed by mid-December.

Since it’s beginning in 2004, the HOME Foundation has been collaborating with organizations intent on helping Oregonians achieve the dream of owning their own home and have contributed over $1.5M!

Mapel Boutique Gives Back
 
On December 11, 2019 Mapel Boutique in Lake Oswego will be donating 20% of all sales to the HOME Foundation. They will be providing drinks, sweets and a gift if you spend over $75. Please mention Oregon REALTORS® when you shop at the store or online! 
 
390 N State Street Suite 124, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 | 971-808-8650
SUPPORT HOME FOUNDATION THROUGH AMAZON SMILE
Support the HOME Foundation on Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019) or anytime during the year!

How to Support:

  • Visit https://smile.amazon.com and search for Oregon Association of Realtors® HOME Foundation.
  • Select as your charity and then start shopping!
  • The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the HOME Foundation.

Retail Discounts
Every Wednesday OAR members are invited to the Columbia Employee Store. Simply show your business card and begin shopping!
Oregon Association of REALTORS ®
2110 Mission Street SE, #230 Salem, OR 97302
503.362.3645 | www.oregonrealtors.org