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November 1, 2017
Build a Stronger Business
These Four Realtor® Magazine 30 Under 30 honorees have demonstrated skill, creativity and leadership in their careers. Come and hear them share their stories. Join the Masters Circle as they glean information from these achievers.


 Oregon Ranked Fifth Most Energy Efficient State
Up two spots from last year’s seventh place ranking, Oregon is noted as one of the 10 most-improved states according to the 2016 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. 

5 Social Media Strategies You Should be Using
What can REALTORS® do to consistently inform, engage, and grow their sphere of influence above and beyond posting listings? RPR asked survey respondents to share their social media marketing tips. Here are the top five takeaways.

Oregon's Property Tax Rising
for Homeowners
Oregon homeowners might be wondering why they owe so much more in property taxes than last year. Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas county residents can  look up their tax bills and compare them to the rest of the region on our map

Code of Ethics and LARRC
We are in a new ethics cycle! Your Code of Ethics training is due 12/31/18. Sign up now to meet your education requirements in one day! Sign up for the next training,
November 15th, 2017.






Mischaracterization of NAR’s Position on Tax Reform 
You may have received an email asking “real estate professionals” to join an effort led by Heritage Action for America to push back against "special interest groups" such as NAR, that are "threatening to destroy Republican efforts to reform the U.S. tax code.” This mischaracterizes NAR's efforts to ensure that tax reform proposals do not raise taxes on homeowners.

Congratulations HOWNW.com Certified Specialists!
Susanne Brothers (Meadows Group Inc., Realtors), Sarah Carlisle (Keller Williams Realty Professionals), Alissa Collins (MRealty, LLC), Bonnie Degner (Keller Williams Sunset Corridor), Allan Dushan (Premiere Property Group LLC), Alisha Epling (Hasson Company Realtors®), Kimberly Factor (Better Homes and Gardens RE), Andy Meeks (MRealty, LLC), Amy Moore (Windermere Stellar), Robin Nicholas (Hasson Company Realtors®), Karen Owens (Oregon First Tanasbourne), Dita Razzouk (Premiere Property Group LLC.), Daniela Sardo (Dwell Realty), Matthew Smith (Matthew Smith) and Kent Whitaker (RE/MAX Equity Group).
These 18 Realtors® are the latest PMAR members to earn the HOWNW.com Certified Specialist Designation. This designation prepares Realtors® to address buyer’s concerns about homeownership affordability by knowing and understanding a broad range of financing mechanisms. It was designed to provide practical, hands-on information to Realtors® about programs, products and eligibility standards that may help financially challenged or first-time homebuyers.


Don't Forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday, November 5th!