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 May 3, 2017
PMAR's Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Real Estate Professionals
In This Issue
2017 Portland First Citizen
OREF Contingency Agreement Webinar
MC Awards and Silent Auction
Homebuyers' Wish Lists
Code of Ethics Training
Washington County Water Project
Financial Exploitation Forum
Realtors® Crowd The Capitol
Philanthropy and Your Business
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Upcoming at PMAR

Friday, May 12th

Wednesday, May 17th

Thursday, May 18th

Financial Exploitation of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Forum
June 29th 
Call For Action
Contact Your Legislator Today to Stop Oregon HB2004-A in the Senate!

On April 4th, HB 2004-A passed the Oregon house by one vote.

Now, the Senate Committee on Human Services has a public hearing scheduled for today, May 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. The Senate is all that stands in the way of this bill passing and being signed by Governor Brown. 

Click here to contact your Legislator and stop this bill in the Senate.
This is bad policy at the worst possible time. The Oregon housing supply is already years behind and this bill will:
  • Allow for San Francisco-style rent control
  • Virtually eliminate Oregon's no-cause eviction law
  • Require all fixed-term tenancies to continue indefinitely, solely at the discretion of the tenant
  • Allow tenants one year to file a complaint for any violation of the bill with 3-months rent plus damages due to the tenant

Click here to submit your personal testimony.

2017 Portland First Citizen Award Banquet
First Citizen Plaque
You're invited to join PMAR in recognizing the Portland First Citizen, Realtor® Good Neighbor, and Portland Future First Citizen for their contributions to improving our local community.

Friday, May 12th
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Nines, 525 SW Morrison, Portland
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking) 

The Portland First Citizen Award was created in 1928 to honor civic achievements and business leadership within the community. Considered one of Portland's most prestigious awards, the individuals who have received it form an honor roll of the city's most prominent leaders.

On May 12th, Stephen Gomez will join this elite list as the 2017 Portland First Citizen Award recipient.

Also honoring:
  • 2017 PMAR Realtor® Good Neighbor, Katy Powell, RE/MAX Equity Group
  • 2017 Portland Future First Citizen, Mark Yazhari, Lake Oswego High School
Click here to purchase tickets to the First Citizen Award Banquet.

Individual Seat: $40

Friends of the First Citizen Supporter Table: $500.00
(8 seats per table; special recognition at the event & Oregonian ad)

Banquet Table: $320
(8 seats per table)
Please be sure to make your reservations before Monday, May 8th.

Presented by:

OREF Contingency Agreement Webinar
Wednesday, May 10th
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $19 per computer location

Jeff Wiren, Premiere Property Group LLC
Steve Russell, Windermere Stellar

1 hour CE credit will be issued.
Please email a sign-in sheet to OREF after the webinar to receive CE certificates. Multiple people can participate, but individuals must register for the course to receive CE.

Click here to register. 

Click here to view the syllabus. 
13th Annual Masters Circle Awards and Silent Auction
Thursday, May 18th
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
(1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland)

$22 or one 2017 MC Event Ticket

Everyone is invited to attend with 100% of the money raised from donated baskets and gifts going to Northwest Children's Outreach, a local Portland charity.

Awards for 2017 Broker of the Year and Managing Broker of the Year will also be presented!

Click here to register. 
Please be sure to register before Thursday, May 11th.

Presented by:
Spring Homebuyers' Wish Lists
A new survey from® reveals the top desires of homebuyers today include ranch-style homes, big backyards, and updated kitchens.

More than half of homebuyers say they're on the hunt for a 3 bedroom home, and 75% want a 2 bathroom home as well. Here's an overview of some of the top features that emerged on buyers' wish lists:
  • Most desired attributes: Large backyards, garages, and big kitchens
  • Most desired home style: Ranch
  • Favorite room in the home: Kitchen
  • Top goal when searching for a home: Privacy
  • Motivation to buy a home: Family needs

Click here to read the full Active Spring Home Shoppers Report
NAR Required Code of Ethics Training
Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: George Fox University/Portland Campus, 12753 SW 68th Ave
Instructor: Colleen Gordon, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Cost: $28

2.5 hours of CE credit will be issued. This course satisfies the NAR ethics requirement. If you are a new PMAR member, your Ethics Training is included at New Member Orientation.

Click here to register.
Please note: No refunds can be issued after you sign up for this class.

Click here to register for both Code of Ethics and LARRC training on May 17th.  
Law and Rule Required Course
Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: George Fox University/Portland Campus, 12753 SW 68th Ave
Instructor: Phil Querin, Querin Law, LLC
Cost: $30

3 hours of CE credit will be issued. This course is required by the Oregon Real Estate Agency to renew your real estate license.

Click here to register.
Please note: No refunds can be issued after you sign up for this class.

Click here to register for both Code of Ethics and LARRC training on May 17th.  
Around The Region:
Washington County Water Project
The Willamette Water Supply Program has released its baseline design and construction schedule, which sets into motion a number of business opportunities for the next decade.

"This major water infrastructure project spans across five cities in Washington County, including Wilsonville, Tualatin, Sherwood, Beaverton, and Hillsboro," said Dave Kraska, Willamette Water Supply Program Director. "We have divided the work up into smaller pieces over several years. This allows and provides local and regional businesses of all sizes an opportunity to be a part of this historic project that will benefit the local economy, provide jobs, and support regional economic development." 

The water supply project is an infrastructure partnership with the Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro.

Click here to learn more about possible opportunities.
Save The Date! Financial Exploitation of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Forum

Thursday, June 29th  

9:00 a.m. to Noon
Oregon State Bar
(16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Tigard)

  • Understand the level of financial exploitation faced by seniors and adults with disabilities
  • Learn about the growing number of these citizens participating in real estate transactions in the region
  • What to do when financial exploitation is suspected
  • Know what a Power of Attorney does and does not provide
  • Where to access local resources to help clients
  • 3 hours Oregon CE credit will be issued
$20™ Certified Specialists
$30 PMAR Members
$50 Non-members and Attorneys

Moderator: Lane Mueller, Esquire

  • Jessica Lautz, NAR Director of Survey Research and Communications
  • Dan Norris, Assistant Attorney General Oregon
  • Alan Brickley, Retired Counsel, First American Title Company
Mark your calendar! Registration will open on Monday, May 22nd at

Presented by:

Realtors® Crowd The Capitol in Support of Homeownership
Over 850 Oregon Realtors® came together on April 12th for the annual OAR REALTOR® Day at the Capitol  in support of legislative policies that protect homeownership for all Oregonians. 

During the day-long session, Realtors® heard presentations from OAR leadership detailing the 2017 legislative agenda and met with Legislators to discuss hot topics impacting the real estate industry, including the importance of preserving the mortgage interest deduction and deductibility of property taxes for Oregon homeowners.

Thank you to all our PMAR members who went to Salem in support of homeownership in Oregon.

Click here to learn more about REALTOR® Day at The Capitol.
Philanthropy and Your Business
Doing good for the community and doing well financially can go hand in hand when it comes to business. A majority of consumers consider corporate social responsibility when deciding which products or services to buy and where to shop.

For Realtors®, there are even more business benefits beyond consumer sentiment. Here are just a few:
  • Increase Referrals
  • Build Your Reputation
  • Grow Your Business
  • Show Commitment to Your Values
Read the full article here

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