August 22, 2018
Members Asked, NAR Delivers: New Financial Planning Resource
NAR recently introduced the Center for Realtor® Financial Wellness, a new online resource designed to meet the specific financial planning needs of Realtors®.
This new program began as a need identified by 2017 NAR President Bill Brown and was later validated through extensive member research. Members can get started by taking an online assessment, which will generate a set of personalized financial planning goals based on where they are today.

NAR Announces Mark Wahlberg as 2018 General Session Speaker
Are you Registered for the 2018 Realtor® Conference & Expo, November 2nd-5th? NAR has announced some big news around this year's conference! Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee  Mark Wahlberg  will join NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall during General Session for a Q&A session. Take advantage of this opportunity - t here is simply no other experience where you can learn so much in so little time and at such an affordable price.

Ingredients for Success: 42 Years of Observations
Did you know that 87% of new Realtors® leave the business within 5 years? Why do some succeed while so many do not? Rick DeLuca of Harcourts Northwest will be at PMAR's Annual Meeting to impart proven strategies for maintaining success in our industry. Join PMAR for lunch at the Multnomah Athletic Club to hear Rick's ingredients for success!

Neighborhood Names That Attract Wealthy Buyers
Alta Vista, Oak Ridge, Highland Park, Valley View. These may sound like the generic names of neighborhoods and housing communities all across the country, but have you ever thought about what goes into naming these areas, or what might they suggest about the people living there? The names and identifiers of our communities and housing developments often say more about the people living there than we might realize.

All Your ADU Questions Answered
ADU's have been a hot topic throughout the last few years due to their effort to address one of today’s most vexing real estate problems: the need for affordable housing
in areas with tight inventory. With all of
the questions that have come up around
the topic of ADU's, NAR has compiled
and answered a list of frequently asked

Home Searches Are Stretching
on Longer
House hunters who are actively seeking a home to buy are spending significant amounts of time looking for that perfect space, according to a new poll by the National Association of Home Builders. More than half of prospective buyers surveyed in the second quarter said they’d been trying to find the right home for three months or longer.

Realtors® Must Complete Ethics Training by December 31st, 2018
The National Association of Realtors® requires every Realtor® to complete ethics training within a two-year cycle. As a courtesy, we want to remind those who have not yet fulfilled their mandatory biennial NAR Code of Ethics requirement that ends December 31, 2018. PMAR is offering several Ethics courses throughout the year. You can see if you have satisfied your requirement for this cycle by logging on to NAR.Realtor or by calling PMAR at 503-228-6595.

Did you know?
Realtors® can show their business card and shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store on Wednesdays from 10 am – 8 am. 

The Columbia Sportswear Employee Store is located at: 14100 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, Oregon

Beginning October 1st holiday shopping hours will be from 9 am – 9 pm. 
5 Reasons to Attend the OAR
Fall Convention

BE INSPIRED  by Keynote Speaker, Stacy Allison, the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT is a key factor to staying ahead in the industry and you can earn 7.5 CE hrs.
DISCOVER  new solutions and partnerships at the Trade Show.
NETWORK  with your peers, share ideas and make lifelong friendships. 
INCREASE REVENUE  by investing in your skills and knowledge!

The  2018 OAR Fall Convention  is moving to downtown Eugene this year. The agenda is jam-packed with quality content and fun opportunities to network with other members from around the state. Secure your spot for high-value education, networking opportunities, fantastic speakers, trade show booths with raffle prizes, lunch and happy hour, governance meetings and more!