March 20, 2019
Upcoming Events & Education
TOMORROW! March 21st
Meet HGTV Host Egypt Sherrod
“Tough love with a hug,” is what fans have come to affectionately expect from home space expert, Egypt Sherrod. She is best known as host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” and its long running show, “Property Virgins.” Join the Masters Circle for Egypt’s presentation on reaching for your top potential! This event is free for Masters Circle members and $40 for non-Masters Circle members. Event includes presentation, Q&A and meet & greet.
Protect Your Industry by Attending
Realtor® Day at The Capitol
Join 1000+ of your colleagues from around the state to learn about industry issues and how they impact you and your clients. Pre-registered attendees will receive one hour CE credit. Stand up for the real estate industry and be there Tuesday, April 2nd!
Announcing 2019 Portland First Citizen Recipient, Ron Herndon
Join PMAR Thursday, April 19, to honor 2019 Portland First Citizen, Ron Herndon. As the Director of Albina Head Start, Ron has made a huge impact in the community and has touched the lives of many. We will also be honoring 2019 PMAR Realtor® Good Neighbor recipient, Shelly Brown of Eleete Real Estate and 2019 Future First Citizen Isabella Mounsey. PMAR is proud to recognize these citizens who are making a difference in our community.

Portland-Area Home Sales Slow
in February
Portland-area home sales picked up in February from a winter slump but remained cooler than the same time a year ago. Nonetheless, real estate brokers say there are encouraging signs for the typically busy spring and summer. Sales dropped 4.4% from a year earlier, according to new numbers from RMLS™, with 1,726 homes sold during the month. Another 2,200 homes were under a sale contract - a 5.5% decline from February 2018.

The Best Week to List a Home Is Quickly Approaching
Home sellers expecting the quickest sales may
want to make sure the house is in tip-top shape
for showings because a big week in the housing market is quickly coming. The best week to put a home on the market is March 31 to April 6, according to Realtor.com®.

8 Ways to Get Rid of Pet Smells That Turn Off Buyers
Having pet odors inside a seller's home can turn off potential homebuyers and keep their home from selling. There are a few things that your sellers can do to eliminate some of the foul smells caused by their furry friends. Click the link below for 8 ways to get rid of pet smells.

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