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March 21, 2018
Register Now to Become a HOWNW.COM™ Certified Specialist
Don't miss this limited opportunity to
earn your HCS designation! This class
was developed to help Realtors®
address buyers' concerns about homeownership affordability and to provide practical hands-on information about financing programs and products that may help financially challenged
or first time homebuyers in the
Portland metropolitan region.


Are You and Your Clients Safe From Scammers?
The devastating news hit Tennessee Realtor® Pam Beall hard and fast: Her client’s home sale had fallen apart because of a single, devastating email. A few days before the scheduled closing in late December, the buyer had responded to a genuine-looking request to send the full amount of the purchase price—$203,000—to a scammer posing as a rep for the title company. Now, the money was gone, wired to a bank account controlled by an invisible thief.

2018 Legislative Conference
Join fellow OAR members and the Government Affairs staff to discuss and decide the Association’s agenda for the 2019 state legislative session. Get a recap of the recently completed 2018 short session, hear from experts on industry-related issues, and gain insight into accessing Issues Mobilization grants to support or oppose local ballot measures. 


Voting Open for NAR's 30 Under 30
REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry every year. In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers. PMAR is excited to have members up for the 30 Under 30 award! Voting closes at noon on Friday, March 23rd.

Have You Completed Your Code of Ethics Training?
This is the last year of the 2017-2018 ethics cycle. Your Code of Ethics training is due by December 31, 2018. Sign up now for April's Ethics and LARRC training and meet your education requirements in one day!

Online Education
Did you know that you can view online education opportunities on the PMAR website? Head over to PMAR.org to take a look at the online education opportunities and strengthen your real estate knowledge.


Fantastic Realtor® Benefits from NAR & OAR
Both the National Association of Realtors® and the Oregon Association of Realtors® are providing members with some incredible benefits ranging from health care, to discounts on your next computer! Take advantage of these deals below.

Portland Housing Bureau Seeks Proposals from Realtors®
The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is seeking proposals from real estate brokers and other professionals to provide brokerage and related services to PHB in furtherance of Housing Bond goals. Brokers should be supportive of PHB's mission and willing and able to provide regular listings and potential leads for land and/or buildings for sale with the City of Portland.