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December 27, 2018
Send Your Ethics Certificate to Membership@pmar.org

Still needing to take an ethics course? NAR offers several online options to complete your ethics requirement including a free option
and a paid option for those who need continuing education credits. Failure to
submit your Ethics certificate will result in membership suspension.

Dues Invoices Emailed
December 1st
Your Realtor® Dues invoice was emailed
to the email address you have on file. To
access your invoice and pay your dues you can login to Nar.Realtor. Primary Realtor® Dues renewal amount is $670. Dues must
be paid by January 31st, 2019 by 5pm. Having difficulty logging in to view your NAR record? Call NAR directly at 1-800-874-6500



There is Still Time to Register for the OREF Forms Change Webinar
With the new year right around the
corner, annual updates and changes of
OREF forms are on the horizon. Stay in
the loop with all of the updates by tuning
into the forms change webinar January 3rd.

Deadline to register is Wednesday,
January 2nd.



Join the 2019 PMAR Masters
Circle
Membership in the PMAR Masters Circle recognizes your successful real estate
career, a result of your dedication and hard work. Let your customers know that you
have a proven track record of success and join today!


Flood Insurance Extended Until May 31
On Friday, December 21, Congress passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program until May 31, 2019. NAR is urging lawmakers to use this time to craft responsible, long-term reauthorization that includes meaningful reforms, as the process of short-term extensions is not sustainable.

Nominations Now Open for the 2019 PMAR Good Neighbor Award
The PMAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes a PMAR Realtor® member who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their community, and will be presented at the 2019 Portland First Citizen Banquet. All nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 8th, 2019.

Map Out Your 2019 Business Plan in Five Easy Steps
The end of 2018 is drawing near, so if you haven’t yet written your business plan for 2019, now is the time. Stay on track in the New Year and achieve both your short-term and long-term objectives. Let’s keep it
simple and plan your 2019 business in
five easy steps by clicking the link below.

Apply Now for NAR's 30
Under 30
Has becoming a part of NAR's 30 Under 30 been on your vision board? Don’t chalk it up as a pipe dream—this could be your year. Throw your hat in the ring for the 2019
class of 30 Under 30 and apply today. The application deadline is January 11th.

Why Home Buyers Are Getting Frustrated
More consumers are getting skittish about the housing market. Only 34% of consumers say they strongly believe now is a good time to buy, down from 43% a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors® Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey.

8 Design Trends Your Clients Will Love in 2019
Shifting economies, demographics, and
land shortages are issues altering how
we live and what buyers are looking for
in a home. A desire for greater affordability, convenience, healthfulness, sustainability, and old-fashioned comfort are still on the wish lists of many clients. With a mind to resale value, here are eight interior
design trends that experts anticipate becoming more dominant in the new
year, and advice on how you can apply
these predictions to your real estate
business.

3 Social Media Tactics to
Employ in 2019
As 2018 wraps up, there’s time to reflect on real estate’s marketing landscape. How were agents using their social media platforms as marketing channels in 2018, and what powerful opportunities lie ahead in the new year? According to the  National Association of Realtors® September 2018 Technology Survey , 77% of members use social media networks in some capacity. Of the respondents, 26% used social networks with the main purpose of marketing, and 25% used their networks for cultivating and maintaining client relationships.