2020 FALL CONVENTION
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1 AT NOON
OAR FALL CONVENTION
September 22-25, 2020
Sunriver, OR

Come join us for:
  • OAR Key Committee Meetings
  • Bi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting
  • CE offerings including OREF forms panel, fair housing policy, legislative update and much more!
  • 2020 Distinguished Service Award & REALTOR® of the Year Luncheon
  • 2021 OAR Presidential Installation Dinner
  • HOME Foundation Dessert Auction

Don't miss the highly engaging keynote address with  Rashmi Airan. 
Key takeaways:
  • Learn the principles of ethical leadership
  • Create a corporate culture of integrity and courage
  • Create an active commitment to ethical decision-making
  • Create the safe space for vulnerable conversations at home and work
Resort accommodations can now be reserved at  https://www.destinationhotels.com/sunriver-resort/meetings/oar2020
$185-$255/ night plus tax and fees
(855) 420-8206
Introducing Amarki Real Estate Marketing
OAR is excited to offer a new member partner program, Amarki. There are many tools available to help with REALTORS® marketing efforts. The amount of platforms available is overwhelming. So how do you choose and how many do you have to manage?

OAR has done the research and selected a great resource, Amarki (UH-MARK-EYE). This is ONE platform that combines branding, print, social, email, and advertising. This powerful tool will make you look like an expert marketer. It is designed to make things easy, with preloaded templates and branding kits to help REALTORS® connect with their audience in meaningful, innovative ways.

You can sign up for a free account at  https://partners.amarki.com/oar/
PHOTOFY APP
Another great way to market is to co-brand yourself or your company with NAR. The NAR PHOTOFY App allows you to easily personalize and share the "That's Who We R" social media campaign. Sign up today for FREE to access the graphics and personalize with your picture and logo!
Registration for 2020 Virtual 
NAR Legislative Meetings Now Open
The 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings will be hosted virtually! You will have access to leaders in our industry presenting innovative, cutting-edge content. There will be streamed governance meetings, nine live conference sessions, and networking opportunities to engage with other real estaate professionals. 

What to Expect
Virtual Committee Meetings: April 27-May15
Virtual Conference Sessions: May 12-14
Oregon Monthly Market Stats
Oregon Association of REALTORS® is providing a state-wide market report and graphic for OAR members to share with their clients. Please visit OAR website to find the full report and more. The April report will be posted by May 10, 2020.
RPR Market Data Reports:
 
RPR Federal Economic Reports
FREE CE extended through May 30th!
OAR members now have access to the entire library of archived webinars. 

You won’t be bored! 
  • Over 55 archived webinars 
  • 1-2 hour CE credit courses are FREE 
  • 3+ hour CE credit courses are 50% off
 
Variety of relevant topics available!
  • 2020 forms change 
  • Buckets of money 
  • The truth about rent control 
  • New technologies for homes
  • And more!

Don’t miss on this amazing COVID-19 Response offer:  Get started today!
Register for the REALTOR® Education Summit
Oregon Association of REALTORS® and Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® are excited to present a unique learning experience for Oregon REALTORS® and appraisers at the beautiful Eden Vale Winery. Hear from industry experts about home energy scores, hemp and cannabis properties, middle-housing zoning/planning, appraisals and technology. 

Earn up to 8.5 hours of CE! 
Location:   2310 Voorhies Rd, Medford, OR
Cost: $99.95/person Early Bird Registration
$124.95/person after June 15th
Lodging:   Hilton Garden Inn ($144/night) 
Homewood Suites ($134/night) 

Registration is hosted by Oregon Association of REALTORS® info@oregonrealtors.org - 800.252.9115
To Open or Not to Open, That is the Question
Free Webinar!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Morning Missives with Drew and Jenny

Oregon Association of REALTORS ® is hosting a free webinar, Tuesday, May 5th with Christian Gaston, Labor and Revenue Policy Advisor and Jason Brandt, President & CEO of Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association.

Christian will discuss the Governors plan to re-open Oregon-what that looks like, projected time frame, etc – Jason will talk about how COVID has impacted the restaurant and lodging industry – what a “soft” open looks like for their members, how long it will take to recover from this and more.
Learn it, List it, Sell it! Bundle course + webinar
Learn It, List It, Sell It! teaches residential agents the advanced skill sets needed to work with real estate investors in just a few short weeks. It is designed to give an agent the knowledge and confidence to be able to sell smaller 1-4 unit income producing properties or build large portfolios of cash flow properties for their clients or themselves. This is a skill set they will carry with them throughout their entire career.

Earn your Investment Property Specialist certification and 10 hours of CE with this 8 week, fully online course. Watch instructional videos and complete the workbook at your own pace throughout the week and meet with the instructor every Wednesday at 9 am to cap off the week.


Both the self-paced course and the weekly webinars are just $190 during this one-time only OAR. special pricing event with 60% off the $475 retail price. The course starts Wednesday, May 13th at 9 am and goes through July 1st.
What is acceptable air quality?
Free!​

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (9:00 AM to 10:00 AM)
1 CE

Learn about what indoor air quality (IAQ) is, strategies to improve IAQ, air testing methods, mold, and repair addendums.  

The inspector found mold, what now?
Free!​

Thursday, May 14, 2020 (9:00 AM to 10:00 AM)
1 CE

Learn more about mold, what to do if a home inspection reveals mold, how to identify and address attic mold, and repair addendums to protect your buyer.

Oregon  Principal  Broker Academy
Are you a Principal Broker looking for professional development? Join the Principal Broker Academy. This new OAR program is receiving great reviews and already has 60 graduates! We have two sessions remaining in 2020!

Next upcoming session: 
Only 7 seats remaining!
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 to Friday July 10, 2020
14 CE hours
  • Thursday, August 17, 2020 to Friday, August 18, 2020
14 CE hours
Governor Modifies CAT Estimated Tax Payment Requirements
On March 27, 2020, OAR and nearly fifty other industry groups  sent a letter  to Governor Brown asking her to suspend Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) due to the economic fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

While Governor Brown has not suspended the tax, according to a  letter  sent Friday to Oregon Business and Industry, she instructed the Department of Revenue to modify its implementation in some significant ways.  

Oregon Now Accepting Unemployment Claims for Self-Employed
The Oregon Employment Department is providing unemployment benefits through the  CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program . Oregonians who are eligible for this program include individuals who do not qualify for or cannot collect benefits on a regular unemployment insurance claim. 

This includes Oregonians who are:
  • Self-employed and not subject to unemployment insurance tax, • perform work as an independent contractor
  • Perform work not subject to unemployment insurance tax
  • Did not earn enough in wages or work enough hours to qualify for regular unemployment benefits
  • Exhausted regular unemployment benefits, and are not eligible for another extension. 

Need more guidance? Please contact OAR's FREE  COVID-19 HOTLINE   at 503-587-8884.
SBA Reopens Applications for PPP Program
On Monday April 27th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the systems for applying for the Paycheck Protection Program.  These funds are expected to go quickly due to high demand, so we urge anyone interested in utilizing these programs to apply as soon as possible . Those interested in applying must do so through a lending institution rather than directly through the SBA.   

The SBA also started processing Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications that had already been submitted. It is not currently taking new applications, but may do so in the future.  

You can learn more about these programs and how to apply in the Small Business Loan Section of our Coronavirus FAQ

REALTOR® PARTY - VOTE. ACT. INVEST.
This week, Trustees of the Oregon REALTOR® Political Action Committee (ORPAC) met to make a series of candidate endorsement decisions for the upcoming May 19, 2020 primary election. Throughout April, the Trustees interviewed numerous candidates running for statewide and legislative office. Candidates were evaluated based on their alignment with REALTOR® issues, the strength of their campaigns and fundraising operations, and their knowledge of the district and office they are campaigning for.
OAR’s Key Contact Program Town Hall – May 1
On Friday, May 1, OAR will be hosting a Zoom Town Hall to unveil a new and improved advocacy initiative – the Key Contact Program . With the help of our local REALTOR® Association partners, OAR’s Key Contact Program will ensure every state legislator has a trusted, go-to REALTOR® advocate to discuss housing policy and real estate issues with. OAR is looking for 90 engaged and informed REALTORS® interested in serving as their State Representative or Senator’s Key Contact. Please join us for the rollout of this exciting program Friday, May 1 st  at 9:30 am via Zoom! Members must register for the event using this  link .
REALTORS® Partner with Census Bureau
NAR is partnering with the Census Bureau for the 2020 Census. The Bureau is seeking to enlist the support of various national organizations. NAR is asking the 1.4 million REALTORS® nationwide to help drive Census participation in their respective communities.

Legal Hotline Q&A
Question: We have a client that recently terminated a listing agreement with an agent from another brokerage. When the other agent had the listing, a buyer was interested in the property and contacted the prior listing agent. The only work the prior listing agent did for the buyer was to measure the garage. Nothing came of it until after our office took the listing and this same buyer, using a different agent, wrote an offer on the property. The prior listing broker contacted our office, demanding a commission from our company for this sale. Does measuring the garage justify receipt of a commission when the listing agreement was terminated PRIOR to an offer being submitted by a completely different agent on a listing that now belongs to our brokerage?

Answer: Whatever the validity of the terminated agent’s claim to a commission, it has nothing to do with you. They might claim a commission from the seller under their own terminated listing agreement or they might try to claim one under your new unilateral offer of compensation. You don’t care about the terminated listing agreement and this agent cannot be the procuring cause of a sale under your offer of compensation IF their activities with the buyer took place before you made your unilateral offer of compensation. So, it really has nothing to do with you, although it may have something to do with your seller.
The Legal Brief
In our new Risk Management video series, The Legal Brief, OAR CEO, Jenny Pakula, reviews the importance of the Buyer's Advisory and why it's such a useful tool for Brokers and their clients. Please see the video below or on the  OAR Youtube c hannel. More episodes coming soon!
Legal Hotline Subscription
Looking for legal guidance? Sign up today for the Legal Hotline.

The cost for a one-year Legal Hotline subscription is $125 per individual.

The Legal Hotline is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for calls and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for emails (except on holidays and during NAR and OAR conventions).

Coming Soon! OAR Good Neighbor Award!
OAR will be recognizing real estate professionals who have made an impact through volunteer service in their communities.

NAR's Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their community, or on the national or world stage, through volunteer work.

Five winners are announced each fall in REALTOR® Magazine.  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.  Nominate a REALTOR!

NAR’s nomination deadline is May 8 th.
NAR Committee Application deadline extended to June 1
NAR is still accepting Committee Applications through June 1, 2020. Members are encouraged to submit multiple applications (up to five) in order to be considered for all committees you have an interest in serving on; however, members will only receive one appointment, per current policy. Applications are compiled for review by NAR Officers during the NAR committee selection process.Visit the  Committee Selection Process  page for more information.  Applications accepted through June 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
2021 OAR Committees Application Deadline July 1
Are you interested in participating on an OAR Committee? OAR is looking for members to get involved with the association. There are several committees to choose from covering business issues, diversity, government affairs and many more.
 
Committee assignments are made every year before fall convention by the President and President-Elect with the input of senior staff. Application deadline is July 1, 2020.
GOLF TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE!
Please join us at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora for the 2020 Driving it HOME Golf Tournament. 

July 16, 2020
Registration opens 10:45 a.m.
Shotgun start 12:45 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of golf and networking with your colleagues and industry professionals, all while raising funds to support the OAR HOME Foundation.

Meet with our sponsors at each of the 18 holes and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win their prizes. 
Oregon Leadership Academy Graduate Program
Postponed Until 2021
13th Annual Taste of Oregon

"The Roaring 2020's"

Join us for the 13th Annual Taste of Oregon at Castaway in Portland on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6pm-9pm.

Enjoy fine food and drinks, all to raise money for the HOME Foundation, supporting affordable housing in Oregon.

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
Office Depot is offering new products to help assist in your work and personal health during this COVID-19 outbreak. Office Depot offers OAR members a great discount program on office supplies, furniture, and printing needs for your business. The Member Discount Program allows you to shop online.

To see some of their new products click here!
Oregon Association of REALTORS ®
2110 Mission Street SE, #230 Salem, OR 97302
503.362.3645 | www.oregonrealtors.org