July 25, 2018
NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall Visits PMAR
PMAR's RPAC Major Investors had the opportunity to visit with  National Association of Realtors®  President  Elizabeth Mendenhall and discuss a wide range of topics
including her leadership team’s priorities, increasing professionalism, efforts to
enhance NAR programs and services and what she’s learned traveling across the country. 

Take Action! Tell Congress to Renew NFIP Before July 31st
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31st, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers nationwide. In Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, there are 33 communities that rely on NFIP to provide flood insurance on home mortgages. Urge Congress to extend the NFIP by clicking the link below.

Government Affairs Directors
Give Back
NAR's State and local Government Affairs Directors donated more than 200 toys to Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, as part of the 2018 GAD Institute. These toys will be distributed to children who stay days or weeks in the hospital. A surprise toy provides hours of happiness and perhaps some relief from their illness. During the holidays or on their birthday, this may be the only gift the child receives.

Around The Region
by Daryl Winand
In this month's Around the Region read
about the Clackamas County interviews that
led to a consensus to move forward with
the countywide Vehicle Registration
Fee (VRF). Also included are links to the Metro 2018 Regional Transportation Plan draft, interactive maps and contact information to contribute comments on the policies, strategies and project lists in the project draft.

Don’t Be a Presenter—Be a Storyteller
Public speaking can be a huge challenge
for some, but numerous TED Talk presenters have mastered the art of captivating an audience through public speaking. How? They go beyond facts and figures to tell a story. You don’t have to be
a TED Talk-level speaker to incorporate these engaging techniques. By taking a storytelling approach next time you’re speaking in front of your office, a new client, or at a real estate conference, you’ll keep your audience intrigued, focused, and engaged.

How to Tell That Time-Wasting
Client, 'It's Not Working'
Breaking up is hard to do. There are many reasons for calling it quits with a client, though. Whether he or she won’t commit to a path forward for the transaction or stalls upon every request from a lender, appraiser, or contractor, you’ll likely need the skills to cut ties amicably with a time-waster at some point in your career. But while you’re accustomed to managing your clients’ emotions, you’ll also need to put a governor on your own in this sensitive and potentially contentious scenario.

A Roaring Success? Agent Uses
T-Rex to Market Home
They say everything's bigger in Texas, so
why not marketing gimmicks? Real estate agent Casey Lewis exemplified this by
using a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex to
Lewis strategically photographed and videotaped an inflatable T-Rex in Jurassic Park fashion around the home. The predator was shown mowing the lawn, relaxing in a
rocking chair, looking in the kitchen’s refrigerator, taking a shower, fishing on
the lake, and more.

Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing and Register Now for the 2018 OAR Fall Convention
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. Take advantage of the $180 early bird price (through 8/1) to secure your spot for
high-value education, networking opportunities, fantastic speakers, trade
show booths with raffle prizes, lunch and happy hour, governance meetings and

Registration Open for YPN, AREAA and WCR 2018 Riverboat Cruise
Get involved, collaborate and network with the PMAR Young Professionals Network, Women's Council of Realtors® and the Asian Real Estate Association of America. Cruise along the Willamette River and dance the night away with DJ Mr. Mumu as he plays old school hits and hip-hop from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s - all on vinyl, of course! Join us August 23rd for an evening of fun!

Realtor® Day at NW Natural
Street of Dreams
July 30, 2018
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Vendage at The Reserve in South Hillsboro

Present your business card and photo identification to receive complimentary entry to the NW Natural Street of Dreams®. On this first Monday of the show, realtors enjoy VIP treatment including wine tasting and a catered lunch in the Banner Bank hospitality area (11:00 to 1:00 pm). Realtors® also vote for the prestigious “Realtors®’ Choice” awards this day too. The event is free for Realtors®.

.realestate - A New Top-Level Domain for Everything You Do
Get ready for the .realestate NAR member pre-sale starting on September 18. How do you gain access to .realestate before the rest of the world?

Have You Completed Your Ethics Requirement for this Cycle?
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 cycle requirement that currently ends December 31, 2018. PMAR is offering several Ethics courses throughout the year.