Oregon Housing Economic Summit - Be Part of the Solution
OAR, along with the Oregon Home Builders Association and the Oregon Bankers Association, are partnering for the first-ever Oregon Housing Economic Summit on January 16, 2020 at the Salem Convention Center. The event brings leading housing industry experts, economists, and Oregon legislators together to discuss the state’s housing and economic environment and barriers facing the industry.

Please join us and be a part of the conversation and the solution. The event runs from 1:00pm-5:30pm and is $49 per person. CE hours for OAR + OHBA members.
National Flood Insurance Extended
A funding bill with numerous benefits to the Real Estate industry, including reauthorizing National Flood Insurance, has passed the House and Senate and now awaits the President's signature!

To see what benefits the bill entails click here!
Corporate Activity Tax
Begins Today
Some REALTORS® and brokerages have recently received a letter from the Oregon Department of Revenue reminding them that Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax goes into effect January 1, 2020. 

If you have questions about the tax or how it might apply to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to  Jeremy Rogers  at jrogers@oregonrealtors.org .
HB 2001 - Housing Choices
House Bill 2001 aims to provide Oregonians with more housing choices, especially housing choices more people can afford. The law, passed by the 2019 Oregon Legislature, lets people build certain traditional housing types, like duplexes, in residential zones. These housing types already exist in most cities, but were outlawed for decades in many neighborhoods. This bill will require updates to local laws that currently limit what sorts of housing people can build. These limitations contributed to increased housing costs and fewer choices.

HB 2003 - Housing Needs Analyses
House Bill 2003, which passed in 2019, requires the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to establish a schedule (by December 31, 2019) for all Oregon cities with a population of more than 10,000 to adopt updated housing needs analyses (HNAs).

House Bill 2003 requires those cities within the Portland Metro UGB to update their HNAs every six years. Cities outside the Portland Metro area must update their HNAs every eight years.

OAR Wants to Hear from You About the Impacts of
Oregon’s New Rental Regulations
OAR is collecting stories to help us evaluate the impact of  SB 608  (Oregon’s new rent control and tenant protection law) and to consider what, if any, changes are needed in future legislative sessions.

  • How have Oregon’s new rental regulations affected you or your clients?
  • Are the new regulations affecting the buy/sell decisions of your landlord or investor clients?
  • Are there issues with the 90-day notice timelines?
  • Are you seeing positive benefits from the new law?

*All submissions will be confidential and your name will not be used without your express permission.
Legal Hotline Q&A
Question: There is an agent licensed in another state that would like to buy one of our listings.  This agent has asked us to write the offer and is requesting we give them the selling side of the commission. I am concerned because we will have the liability from the buyers side, but not be getting paid for it. I told the agent I would be more comfortable giving a referral fee rather than the buyers side of the commission. Can an out-of-state licensee get the selling side of the commission even without representing themselves?

Answer: No broker who is not a member of your MLS can get anything unless you agree to it. There is no right to a commission based on having a real estate license.  There is no right to commission based on being the procuring cause unless there is a prior agreement to that affect. Most such agreements are through the MLS in the form of a unilateral offer of compensation to cooperating MLS members. If the person is not an MLS member, you have made them no offer. That means you are free to do whatever you want with this person and it is your decision alone what to do.  It doesn’t matter for commission purposes who represents who because compensation is based on procuring cause under an offer of compensation, not representation. Until and unless you create one, this person has no offer of compensation under which to claim a commission or referral or anything else.
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6 Tech Tips to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You're Home 
The winter season is a busy time with people traveling and leaving their homes exposed to burglary.

These 6 Tech Tips can help fool burglars into thinking you are home.

Check out the steps and keep your home protected this winter!

Professional Standards, Mediation & Ombudsman Training
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 three for $50! Located at the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® office, 2112 NE 4th St. Bend, OR 97701
Register For 2020 TechXspo
Are you ready to exceed the expectations of today’s tech-savvy consumer? Real estate professionals will leave with the tech tools necessary to provide exceptional service, communicate more effectively, and conduct business while on the go.

Date: October 5, 2020
Sessions: 9AM-4:30PM
Cost: $89/Per Person*
CE Hours: 7.5
Location: Oregon State Bar
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224
*No Refunds
CE Class Bundles

27-Hour Continuing Education Bundle:
24 courses containing 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
January 14 GRI Buyers
6 CE Hours | Gresham
January 17 GRI Finance
6 CE Hours | Medford
3 CE Hours | Salem
January 22 GRI Buyers
6 CE hrs. Bend
Navigating Around Tax Deductible Items in Real Estate

In this webinar, we share real life examples of how you can help your clients evaluate their real estate options in a way that's fully compliant with federal tax laws and regulations. 

January 14, 2020
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$10 Per Person
1031 Dessert

This webinar is all about success stories for using 1031's. No rules, just dessert:

  • Helping the next generation
  • Relocating assets from a different market
  • Obtaining cash flow
  • Increasing cash flow
  • Facilitating a life style change

March 10, 2020
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 upcoming session: 
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 to Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Lori Palermo, 2020 OAR President
"It’s important that we continue to “Raise the Bar,” to build on the successes of these programs and continue to provide leadership training at every level."
Get to Know Lori Palermo
Being the President of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® is a big job. We spoke with your new 2020 OAR President, Lori Palermo, about what her vision is for this coming year.

"My vision for 2020 is two-fold; to build on the successes of last year and to search for new ways to benefit our members.
Last year we brought back the Oregon Leadership Academy and launched the new Principal Broker Academy. It’s important that we continue to “Raise the Bar,” to build on the successes of these programs and continue to provide leadership training at every level.

In addition, we want to continue to be successful with advocacy by growing investments and major investors with our REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)."

2021 OAR President-Elect Applications!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 OAR President-Elect position. The deadline for the submission is March 1, 2020.

NAR Leadership Academy - Now Accepting Applications for 2021
The Leadership Academy for the National Association of REALTORS® is now accepting applications for the 2021 year. The deadline to submit your application is March 3, 2020.

NAR Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to develop, enhance, and hone their leadership skills and competencies. The program will allow future leaders to experience multiple facets of leadership and define their leadership style along the way. Leadership Academy participants will also learn the history, structure, and inner-workings of NAR leadership.
Join us for HOME Foundation's Driving it HOME Golf Tournament - July 16, 2020
It's not too early to reserve your team for the 11th Annual OAR HOME Foundation's Driving it HOME Golf Tournament. Registration is now open for the Thursday, July 16, 2020 tournament.

This is a great way to network with other industry professionals while enjoying a fun afternoon of golf, food and drinks - all while benefitting a great cause.

Support the HOME Foundation 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.

Mapel Boutique Donate 20% to HOME Foundation - Now through January 4, 2020
Mapel Boutique is donating 20% of your purchases towards the HOME Foundation!

Visit  Mapel Boutique  online to get a free gift with any purchase. Mention you are with Oregon Association of REALTORS® in the comments and they will send you a surprise.

They have a variety of gifts available from women's apparel to accessories, to fun gifts like candles, coffee mugs, signs and so much more. Be sure to check them out online!

Retail Discounts
Office Depot offers the OAR Member Discount Program on office supplies, furniture, and printing needs for your business. Register for an online ordering account and/or download the printable Store Purchasing Card for use at Office Depot retail locations.
Every Wednesday OAR members are invited to the Columbia Employee Store. Simply show your business card and begin shopping!
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