OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show Starts Today!

There's still time for you to join us on Wednesday or Thursday at the Salem Convention Center. Online registration is now closed, but you are able to register at the event. We are offering one day passes for $149. Please see highlights for the following days:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Opening Session with Maura Neill
  • Oregon Real Estate Forms Panel
  • Customer Before Company Keynote Speaker
  • Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Presidential Installation Dinner and HOME Foundation Dessert Auction

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Best Day for CE!
  • EPA- Lead-Based Paint
  • Appraiser Panel
  • How to be Your Own Bodyguard
  • Legal Panel
  • Surviving the Legislative Session
  • OREA Panel
  • Trade Show & Vendor Dine-Around

Don't miss this exciting event! This is the place to set yourself apart from the competition, to increase in knowledge and become a better agent for your clients.
Oregon Leadership Academy
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 20!  If you are looking to develop or sharpen your leadership skills, look no further than the Oregon Leadership Academy.

"This experience was one of the most defining moments of my career and it influences me to this day. I can not recommend it highly enough.” -  Colin Mullane, Principal Broker Owner, Full Circle Real Estate

Academy participants will work together in training courses, combining individual study, group session and actual project experience in using leadership skills. Training sessions include identification of leadership skills, team-building exercises, procedures for goal setting, personal profile analysis, network building and improving communication skills.

Please fill out the application and return before October 20, 2019.
2019 OLA Graduates will be honored at the October 2nd Board of Directors meeting during the OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show.
Buyer & Seller Advisories
Did you know the most utilized online member resource is the Buyer Advisory and Seller Advisory? These documents help guide your clients through the home buying and selling process. We recently updated all the links, added a new cover and directory. This is 20+ pages of great information! Please go on our website and see if it can help you too! 
Monday, October 14, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
OAR Training Room

The Candidate Training Academy gives REALTORS®, REALTOR®-friendly candidates and potential candidates training in how run for public office. It is a valuable head start in their political journey and provides important information on how to run successful campaigns. 

Instructors:  Justin Allen, Senior Strategic Consultant, REAL Strategies and Melissa Jackowski, Campaign Service Directors Consultant, REAL Strategies

Includes lunch
Did you miss the 2019 Legislative Recap webinar? It is now live on the OAR OnlineEd catalog for FREE and it is 1.5 hours of CE.
2019 Oregon Legislative
Session Report
The 2019 Legislative session was one of the most consequential sessions in decades with major legislation affecting business taxation, private property rights and housing supply, among other issues. 

In the 2019 Legislative Session Report we review the bills passed—and those that failed—that had an impact on REALTORS® and Oregon’s Real Estate Industry. The report also discusses ways that you can become more involved in influencing important legislation in Salem. 

Save the Date: Oregon Housing Industry Summit, January 16, 2020
Join us on January 16, 2020 at the Salem Convention Center for the first annual Oregon Housing Industry Summit hosted by the Oregon Association of REALTORS®, the Oregon Homebuilders Association and the Oregon Bankers Association. Hear from national and local economists about the state of the economy and the housing industry and discuss housing policy with industry professionals and legislators. More details to come. 
Legal Hotline Q&A
Question: I have a manufactured home listing that is a complete teardown. It is being sold “as-is.” The buyers agent is asking for a Lead-Based Paint Disclosure. Do I need to provide the LBP Disclosure for a home that is not habitable when we are only selling the land?

Answer: “Teardown” and “as-is” don’t really help you when it comes to lead-based paint. The federal regulation applies to the sale of “target housing.” With limited exceptions not applicable here, target housing is anything people live in that was built before 1978. If the manufactured home was built before that date, it is target housing if you are selling the manufactured home as part of the sale. Because the home is attached to the land, you are selling it when you sell the property unless you say specifically otherwise. “As-is” and “teardown” don’t do that because the manufactured home is still on the property. Title will transfer and someone could legally live in the manufactured home. If you already have a deal, the easiest thing is to give them a Lead-Based Paint Disclosure with a cover letter that says the home was not intended to be lived in, that the seller makes no representation or warranties whatever as to its condition or use and that it is included in the sale for no value. If you don’t have a deal, you can do the same thing, or counter that the manufactured home is not included in the sale, not intended as housing, is of no value and that buyer agrees not to occupy the home or allow others to occupy it. In the end, it may be easier to just give the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure and beef up your disclaimers about the manufactured home.
Legal Hotline 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). Subscribers may e-mail questions to the Legal Hotline at any time and can expect an answer within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). Changing brokerages or type of license will not affect an individual’s subscription or access to the Legal Hotline.
Lindsey Culver Women's Leadership Council
Congratulations to Lindsey Culver for being selected to participate in the 2020 National Women’s Council of Realtors® Leadership Institute. This program seeks to further develop leaders who have demonstrated leadership potential through their local and state networks and only 15 REALTORS® are selected from across the nation. 

Lindsey is a Principal Real Estate Broker and Owner of Culver Home Team at Premiere Property Group.

NAR Conference & Expo
The National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference & Expo in San Fransisco is coming up soon! This years theme, "Imagine the Possibilities," connects with the culture of the city and what attendees can expect at the largest annual event for the most successful real estate professionals.  Learn more about the event and register online.
Commitment to Excellence

This year NAR launched a new learning program, called Commitment to Excellence or C2EX. To encourage participation we created a contest called “Journey to Excellence.” We asked members to complete their learning activity by September 1, 2019 to be entered to win a $1,000 travel package. Stay tuned, as we will reveal the winner tomorrow during OAR Fall Convention!

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 created the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This guide was developed to help educate brokers about the issue, and inform them of the steps they can take today to protect themselves.

Principal Broker Academy
Last week was the first session of the new Principal Broker Academy. We had a full turnout and Brokers are very excited about the new program.

The PBA was added this year to provide new and seasoned Principal Brokers the opportunity for professional development. The next sessions begin in January in Medford, followed by Salem and Bend. There is limited space available!
Instructor Development Workshop  
Do you currently provide education to REALTORS® in Oregon? If the answer is yes, then please join OAR for this engaging workshop on developing education specific to Real Estate and for REALTORS®. This class will help you improve your presentation skills and overall guidance of students. 
Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation - SRES 

The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.

12 CE hrs: Consumer Protection
12 Hours of GRI Equivalency Credit.
Oct. 15-16

The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification

Take the guess work out of valuing a property and creating CMA’s! The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. Being able to accurately and efficiently value a property is crucial towards ensuring that you help make your clients happy.

6 Hours of CE Available
Oct. 30

October 8 GRI- Finance
6 CE Hours | Gresham
October 18 GRI Sellers
6 CE Hours | Medford
October 18 GRI Technology
6 CE Hours | North Bend
October 21 GRI Negotiation
6 CE Hours | Newport
October 25 GRI Finance
6 CE Hours | Dundee
November 4 GRI Buyers
6 CE Hours | Gresham
November 15 GRI Negotiation
6 CE Hours | North Bend
November 15 GRI Transactions
6 CE Hours | Medford
Oregon Property Tax Appeal Process

Steve Anderson, CRB, Property Appraiser, shares his insights and knowledge regarding the property taxation system in Oregon. Steve likes to deliver this class with stories of actual cases he was involved with both as a taxpayers representative and as a former hearings officer for the Clackamas County Board of Property Tax Appeals. It is fast paced and we try to have fun with a very dry subject. 

October 15, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$29 Per Location
Independent Contractors: Best Practices for Compliance With Federal and State Law

Chris Morgan, an attorney at Barran Liebman LLP, presents an in-depth look at independent contractor status under federal and state law. The program will focus on compliance with IRS guidelines and the state of Oregon's requirements for meeting and maintaining independent contractor status.

October 23, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$29 Per Location
Mike Roth from Oregon Premier Realty in Silverton, Oregon.
"Find a good mentor. Take advantage of the education of your association. The internet cannot teach you how to be a good REALTOR®."
Member Feature:
Mike Roth
This month we spotlight OAR member Mike Roth from Oregon Premier Realty in Silverton, Oregon. Being part of the real estate business 16 years now, he continues to enjoy the work. "I have always loved working with people...Real Estate seemed like a great profession."

Since 2003, Mike has been advancing his skills and expanding his role into other opportunities in the Real Estate business, getting a home inspectors license and running the Blue Badge Home Inspections. His advice to someone just starting out?  "Find a good mentor. Take advantage of the education from your association. The internet cannot teach you how to be a good REALTOR®."

Mike is involved with North Willamette Association of REALTORS® by volunteering for the Strategic Planning Committee, and has been their President for the last two years.

Mike spends his free time fishing and hunting. He is also a small-time commercial beekeeper. His bucket list includes traveling more with his family! Here's to safe travels, Mike!
Columbia Cares
OAR and Columbia Sportswear are joining forces for the community cares campaign. Now through October 6, 2019 shop at the Columbia employee store and Columbia will give 5% cash back to the OAR HOME Foundation! Please take a ticket with you to ensure your purchase is counted. You can pick up tickets at the OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show or at your local association office.
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
THERE IS A LOT OF VALUE to your membership that goes beyond legal and legislative advocacy. Go online to discover member benefits from health insurance to discounts to additional resources. Visit OAR Member Benefits
Health Benefits
OAR has partnered with  Johnson Benefit Group, Inc.  to provide Oregon Association of REALTORS® members access to group insurance rates. 
·      What's Covered
·      Enroll Here Today!
DENTAL INSURANCE  available for members through  Ameritas . They offer multiple plan designs with a new option for Vision benefits.  Ameritas  gives you the ability to see any dentist you want. Going in-network will give you the biggest savings as it stretches your benefit farther through agreed upon discounts. Orthodontics is included with some of our plans. Vision can only be purchased in conjunction with Dental.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Johnson Benefit Group, Inc at 503-656-3232 or email support@jbg-inc.com
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