OAR NEWS
Support Measure 104
Thanks to your support and the 180,000 Oregonians who signed a petition, voters have the opportunity to protect mortgage and property tax deductions this fall by voting Yes on 104. 

This measure will ensure that any legislation that raises revenue requires a three-fifths supermajority vote. This includes fees or the elimination of tax exemptions, deductions or credits. It will close the loopholes and make sure politicians follow the state Constitution.

Your signature helped us place Measure 104 on the ballot -- but now the real work begins to educate voters! Here’s how you can help.

  • Request a lawn sign to put up in your yard.
  • Volunteer to call other voters or walk door-to-door 
2019 Oregon Leadership Academy
Deadline Extended to Nov 1st!

 The deadline to apply for the Leadership Academy has been extended to November 1, 2018. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in your professional development. Training sessions include identification of leadership skills, team-building exercises, procedures for goal setting, personal profile analysis, network building and improving communication skills.
You can apply online at oregonrealtors.org/education/leadership . The Leadership Academy includes three sessions throughout the year, see dates and locations by following the link below. If you have questions, please contact Lori Broncheau .
The Taste of Portland is Thursday!
Join us and bring your friends to the 2018 Taste of Portland! Enjoy drinks and cuisine from fabulous local restaurants and caterers, a silent auction and raffle, lively music and the opportunity to help deliver affordable housing to families across Oregon!

Did you know you can start bidding right now on amazing silent auction items? Auction items vary from dinners to sporting event tickets to exclusive wine tastings to incredible weekend getaways! Here's just a handful of the dozens of items just waiting for your bids! Remember all proceeds go towards OAR HOME Foundation.
Tour OAR & REALTORS® Plaza
Have you ever visited the REALTORS® Plaza? OAR's CEO Jenny Pakula takes you on a quick tour of the building, showcasing recent renovations and introduces you to the team.
RISK MANAGEMENT
Legal Hotline Q&A
Question: I am representing a seller on a transaction. The offer is a bumpable offer with the Contingent Right to Purchase. The box on the form is checked that inspections begin after the contingent sale contingency is removed. As soon as the offer was accepted I sent over the property disclosures. When does the timeline for buyers review begin for the disclosures?

Answer: As the property disclosure statement is addressed by statute and is not contractual in nature, the timeline for revocation would arguably remain the same, with the buyer having five days after delivery of the statement within which to revoke his or her offer. However, as the Contingent Right to Purchase form does not specifically address this, it would be prudent for the brokers to confirm they share the same understanding so as to avoid any potential conflicts between their respective clients .
REALTOR® SAFETY SOLUTION
We have exciting news, OAR has entered into an agreement with Kleard (pronounced cleared) to provide the best real estate safety and productivity technology available to our members at a heavily discounted price of $2.99/month per member. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Some benefits of Kleard include:
  • On-the-spot verifications for safer showings and open houses with safety alerts built-in
  • Open house mode with verified sign ins
  • CRM with mail-merged email/SMS follow-up tools
  • On-Demand marketplace for open houses and showings that allows agents within a brokerage to share open house and showing opportunities in an innovative way. You can learn more here: www.kleard.com/oar

Keep an eye out for an email from Kleard on Wednesday, October 3rd that will allow you to sign up for the service for only $2.99 per month. Kleard is also offering a 14-day free trial so you can try before you buy.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
October 4 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Risk Management
6 CE Hours | Eugene, OR
Taking and managing risk is the very essence of business survival and growth. The focus of this class is to help you develop, implement, recognize, and monitor plans to address issues long before problems arise that may adversely affect you, your clients, and your real estate career.
October 8 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) Board Meeting
3 CE Hours | Medford, OR
Do you know what the Oregon Real Estate Agency is or why it's important to you? The Oregon Real Estate Agency is administered by the Real Estate Commissioner, who is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Agency oversees the education, examination, licensure and regulation of Oregon’s real estate professionals. Join the Agency for their bi-monthly Board Meeting. Gain an in depth look at how the Oregon Real Estate Agency works and it includes lunch!
October 8 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Attention: Violation Prevention!
3 CE Hours | Medford, OR
What are licensees getting into trouble for now?
How should you prevent violations from occurring in your professional real estate activities?
What can you do to keep your license "safe" and protect your business?
Learn the answers to these questions (and more!) directly from the Oregon Real Estate Agency through the examination of recent cases and discussion of current issues.
October 18 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Negotiations
6 CE Hours | Klamath Falls, 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.
October 25 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | REALTOR Safety
3 CE Hours | Dundee, OR
This course is an essential primer on how you, as a real estate professional, can limit your risk to preserve safety and facilitate positive business outcomes.
October 26 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Contracts
6 CE Hours | Medford, OR
In this course you will learn about the promises between parties conditioned on certain events and enforceable by law, all the necessary elements of a contract, offer and acceptance, consideration, capacity of parties, and lawful purpose.
Upcoming Live Webinars
Common Traps and How to Avoid Them!
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
(9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
1.0 CE Hours

Gain insight on common real estate industry problems, and how these can be avoided in everyday practice.
Top 10 Apps Every Real Estate Professional Should Have
Monday, October 15, 2018
(9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
1.0 CE Hours

Learn the top 10 mobile apps that every real estate professional should have to streamline processes, increase reach of your marketing and improve your daily routines. 
What You May Not Know About FIRPTA and POA’s
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
(9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
1.0 CE Hours

Learn about OREF forms, FIRPTA law, and common issues with Power of Attorney's.
Oregon REALTORS ® Online Learning
After member feedback and requests for a way to access online content AND receive Oregon CE credit, we launched an online platform for that to happen. Oregon REALTORS ® Online Learning is your one-stop shop for high-value information that allows you to learn at your convenience and earn CE credit!
For a nominal price of $10/course on a wide diversity
of topics, there are currently 25+ webinars adding up
to 30+ CE hours available for you to take! Using your computer, tablet, or phone - earning CE has never
been easier!
NATIONAL NEWS
.RealEstate Domains
On Sept. 18 at 9am PST NAR will launch the .realestate domain to individual REALTORS®, firms and boards of NAR. Standard .realestate domains will be available for $69/year. In order to get .realestate domains during the member pre-sale, you must have an active .realtor™ domain.

Get your .realtor™ domain today to ensure you're ready for .realestate on Sept.18. GET READY
Financial Wellness
NAR is excited to bring you the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. This is a new resource designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of REALTORS®. You’ll find budgeting tools, retirement planning resources, options for investing in real estate and more. Visit  www.FinancialWellness.realtor  to take your assessment and start planning for your future.
Registration is now open for Realtors® National Conference! This year’s conference will be held in Boston, MA from November 2 nd - Nov 5 th
All information can be found on their event website at  https://www.conference.realtor .
MEMBER BENEFITS
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503.362.3645 | www.oregonrealtors.org