Time is running out to register for Oregon Association of REALTORS® Fall Convention & Trade Show. This annual event is important for new, aspiring and seasoned REALTORS® to get up to speed on what's happening in the industry, make new connections, share stories and become better!

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Salem Convention Center
October 1-3, 2019

In addition you can earn eight hours of continuing education credit, get key insights from industry experts, discover new tools and resources and learn tips on forms, laws and legislation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Oregon Real Estate Forms Panel
  • Customer Before Company
  • Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Presidential Installation Dinner and HOME Foundation Dessert Auction

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

Don't miss this exciting event! This is the place to set yourself apart from the competition, to increase knowledge and become a better agent for your clients.

In addition, we are offering two exclusive deals- 10% off for first time attendees for full registration and/or come for one day only on Thursday, October 3, 2019 for $149.
REALTOR® Represents House District 55
Congratulations to REALTOR®  Vikki Breese-Iverson for being unanimously appointed to represent House District 55. She was sworn into office on August 15, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. We are so excited to have her representing the real estate industry at the Capitol. 

Candidate Training Academy
Are you or someone you know interested in running for political office? The Oregon Association of REALTORS® Candidate Training Academy provides guidance to those contemplating running for state or local office.

This one day session will be held in the OAR training room in Salem on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 8:30am to 4pm.
For more information please contact  Dawn Radcliff .
Did you miss the 2019 Legislative Recap webinar? It is now live on the OAR catalog for FREE and it is 1.5 hours of CE.
2019 Oregon Legislative
Session Report - COMING SOON!
The 2019 Legislative session was one of the most consequential sessions in decades with major legislation effecting 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—with 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.  The report will be released very soon....
Update on Class Action Anti-Trust Litigation
REALTORS® are encouraged to have transparent conversations with current and prospective clients about the services they will provide and how they will get paid for those services. The National Association of REALTORS® developed the following message points to make sure members are up to date and knowledgeable about the litigation and help guide their conversations with current and prospective clients.


Legal Hotline Q&A
Question: If a seller receives a full price offer for their home, are there any potential consequences if they don’t accept the offer?

Answer: There is nothing that requires a seller to sell their property just because someone makes a “full price offer.” First, there is almost no such thing because offers, even full price offers, are usually full of contingencies. Some, like financing, can be more important than price in assessing viability of an offer. There are two potential consequences when a seller turns down a full price offer.  How serious they become depends mostly on why the seller is turning down the offer. The first is that turning down a full price offer can be evidence of discrimination. If the buyer is in a protected class, the seller better have a legitimate business reason for not taking the offer. I changed my mind and I’m not going to sell to anyone is a good reason (if it isn’t pretext) and so is the lack of financial ability of the buyer or some other acceptable reason. There also has to be a reason to head off a potential squabble over commissions. Arguably, the listing broker has earned a commission if a “full price offer” is produced. That being the case, the buyers agent may have a claim to the co-op commission if the listing broker actually collects a commission. If the listing broker doesn’t demand a commission, the reasonableness of that decision may be called into question. Of course, the reasonableness of the listing brokers decision will turn on the reasonableness of the seller’s decision not to accept the full price offer. So, what is the seller’s reason?
HUD to Announce Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rules
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release updated guidance on FHA-insured condominium financing. The new rules should benefit your real estate clients and customers by allowing more buyers to obtain low down-payment mortgages on affordable housing options.

Qualified Opportunity Zone Program
NAR is working with federal agencies, Congress, and community development groups to ensure that the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program brings business opportunities for REALTORS®, as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the planning of new developments and businesses within zones.

Three More Banks Offer First-Time Home Buyer Savings Accounts 
The number of banks and credit unions offering the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account program is growing! Just this week the Oregon Bankers Association has identified three new organizations offering the program, which brings the total up to five. 

Two OAR Members selected for NAR Leadership Academy
The National Association of REALTORS ® announced the roster of its 2020 NAR Leadership Academy class and two members are from Oregon; Drew Coleman from Lake Oswego and Adam Schwend from Tillamook County.

"This is a rigorous selection process, so congratulations are definitely in order," says OAR CEO Jenny Pakula.

Eighteen REALTORS ®  from across the country were chosen to participate in the10-month program designed to prepare emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership roles at NAR.

Oregon Leadership Academy
NOW OPEN!  OAR is now accepting applications for the 2020 Oregon Leadership Academy. If you are looking to develop or sharpen your leadership skills, look no further!

"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 1, 2019.
2019 OLA Graduates will be honored at the October 2nd Board of Directors meeting during the OAR Fall Convention & Trade Show.
Win a Trip to NAR Conference in San Francisco!
Have you seen the RPAC Challenge Videos yet? They are original creations by your fellow REALTORS® showing the importance of supporting the R EALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Watch the videos, vote and be entered to win a trip to the 2019 NAR Conference in San Francisco, California November 6-11, 2019. See contest page for details.
The Game of Homes
Invest or Become Extinct
The RPAC Voice
Join the Fight
Principal Broker Academy
Using a mix of online and in-person learning, the Principal Broker Academy is the best of both worlds!

Designed for aspiring, new, or seasoned Principal Brokers, this course provides members with the skills needed to manage and operate a brokerage.

2019 sessions are completely SOLD OUT and 2020 sessions will be in Bend, Medford, and Salem!
GRI CLASSES
September 5 GRI- Technology
6 CE Hours | Salem
September 10 GRI- Risk Management
6 CE Hours | Gresham
September 19 GRI- Law
6 CE Hours | Eugene
September 20 GRI- REALTOR® Safety
3 CE Hours | North Bend
3 CE Hours | Newport
3 CE Hours | Newport
September 23 GRI- Sellers
6 CE Hours | Albany
September 26 GRI- Transactions
6 CE Hours | Bend
September 27 GRI- Sellers
6 CE Hours | Klamath Falls
September 27 GRI- Contracts
6 CE Hours | Medford
WEBINARS
Home Energy Score: A New State Opportunity

Join Earth Advantage for this webinar designed to help real estate professionals understand how the new statewide Oregon Home Energy Score program works and how to leverage it with your clients to help them clearly identify energy costs and upgrade opportunities. 

September 6, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$29 Per Location
The Truth About Rent Control

SB 608 has officially been law in Oregon for 6 months. Join Real Estate Investment CEO Mike Nuss and OAR CEO Jenny Pakula to discuss the truth about SB 608 and the impact on the Real Estate Industry so far. 

September 11, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE
$29 Per Location
Help Your Clients Make Energy-Efficient Decisions

Join Energy Trust of Oregon for this webinar to learn how to help your clients save on energy costs by providing energy-efficient and renewable energy solutions to homebuyers and sellers.

September 24, 2019
9:30 - 10:30AM
1 Hour of CE

$29 Per Location

Qualified Opportunity Zones- Tax Efficient Investing & Revitalizing the Community

Join Portland Real Estate Attorney, Coni Rathbone, and OAR CEO Jenny Pakula as they discuss qualified opportunity zones in Oregon and the impact on Real Estate. 

Is your area in an Oregon Opportunity Zone?   Click here to check before attending the webinar (optional).

September 25, 2019
9:00 - 10:00AM
1 Hour of CE

$29 Per Location
Get Your Taste of Oregon Tickets!
The Taste of Oregon is set for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Castaway in Portland. This is one of the best and most delicious events of the year!

Over 30 vendors and booth sponsors serve up some of Oregon's best food and beverages, all benefiting the HOME Foundation.
You can buy raffle tickets to win #DIRECTFAN Blazer Package sponsored by DIRECTORS Mortgage.

This includes a pair of courtside Blazer tickets, parking pass and access to the Sphere. You do not have to be present to purchase these raffle tickets or to win. GET 1 FOR $20 OR 3 $50.
MEMBER DISCOUNTS
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
Every Wednesday OAR members are invited to the Columbia Employee Store. Simply show your business card and begin shopping!
OAR members can access the Adidas Employee Store September 16-30, 2019. You must bring your NAR Membership card to get access.
NAR Conference & Expo
Registration is now open for NAR Annual Conference & Expo in San Fransisco! 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.
Oregon Association of REALTORS ®
2110 Mission Street SE, #230 Salem, OR 97302
503.362.3645 | www.oregonrealtors.org