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September 2016
PMAR's Bi-Monthly Newsletter for Real Estate Professionals 
In This Issue
Advocacy Update
Protecting Your Business...Around the Region
Tips for Your Business
Portland Comprehensive Plan Update: Land Use Changes
PMAR Leadership Profiles
PMAR Staff Spotlight
An Interview with Wilma Caplan
Updates from PMAR
Quick Links
Featured Stat

78 percent of home owners and 60 percent of renters say now is a good time to buy, according to the Q3 HOME Survey.


Upcoming PMAR Events
Thursday, September 22nd

Wednesday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 2nd

Thursday, October 13th

Advocacy Update

DEFEAT the Portland Mandatory Energy Audit Required Prior to Listing

PMAR members are being called upon to help defeat Portland's proposed mandatory energy score audit prior to a home being listed for sale. The highly flawed proposal unnecessarily burdens some home buyers and sellers. Your clients could be hurt if Portland goes forward with the mandate. If you don't speak out, someone else will and they may not share your opinion or expertise as a Realtor®.

Protecting Your Business...Around the Region

Local and regional measures on the November ballot

"All politics is local." This phrase, most often associated with former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, puts in a nut shell the principle that a politician's success is directly tied to her/his/their ability to understand and impact constituents' concerns. But in essence it truly reflects the reality that the "bigger" races, although often gut-wrenching, may not have as an immediate effect on day-to-day lives as will those decisions made (or not made) on local and regional ballot measures.

Tips for Your Business

Know when to sprint

Being a real estate agent is a marathon. Honing that instinct for knowing when to sprint (or stall) can propel your business and help you earn substantially more.


Read the full article.

Portland Comprehensive Plan Update: Land Use Changes

Recently receive a notice in the mail about zoning changes?


New zoning proposals for residential neighborhoods were released last week for Portland City Council and public consideration. Council will hold public hearings in October, and Portlanders are invited to testify in person or in writing.


Learn more about these changes, and how they may impact the value of property in Portland, by attending one of the drop-in events being held across the City. There will be no formal presentation, but staff will be available to answer questions about proposed changes.


See a list of upcoming drop-in events here.

PMAR Leadership Profile

Kerri Hartnett, Keller Williams Portland Central
What would Kerri say to someone thinking about getting involved at PMAR? "It's the best experience I've had in my career and I would not trade it for anything. The knowledge I've gained and relationships I've fostered are invaluable. I'm so grateful I started volunteering early on in my career."

Alexander Phan, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Alex discovered his passion for Association leadership while serving on the PMAR Young Professionals Network: "I encourage any agent who wants to be involved to join a Committee and see where it could take you. The only cost is your time and opinions."

Lane Mueller, Keller Williams Portland Central
A familiar face on PMAR's Brokerage Risk Management Committee, Lane appreciates the collaborative spirit and hard work of PMAR's volunteer leaders.

Debra Neal, Realty Trust Group, Inc.
A native Portlander, Debra enjoys representing PMAR through™ at Home Buyers events.

PMAR Staff Spotlight

Janet Francis, Membership Supervisor
A professional perfectionist with a love for fast cars, Janet keeps the Membership Department running smoothly from New Member Orientation classes to records compliance.  Read the full profile here.
An Interview with Wilma Caplan

Wilma Caplan retired in June, 2016, after 43 years as an Oregon broker.

Kathy Querin, PMAR CEO, asked Wilma to discuss her experiences and memories, and the specific challenges -- and opportunities -- of being a pioneer in a male-dominated industry.

Read the interview here.
Updates from PMAR

BOD Updates: Click here for a recap of recent Board actions of the PMAR Board of Directors.

In Memoriam:
  • Thomas Marshall: PMAR made a donation in his name to Meals on Wheels.
  • Tim Marshall: PMAR made a donation in his name to East-West Ministries.
  • Craig Potts: PMAR made a donation in his name to Transitional Youth. 
PMAR Membership Recap (9/20):
Realtors®: 6,244
Managing Brokers/Owners: 1,016
Affiliates:     58
Institute Affiliates:   107
Life Members:     55
Secondary (dual) Members:   125
Pending Applications:      15
Total: 7,620

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