February 22, 2018
Around the Region
by Daryl Winand
Elected officials continue to share their respective successes, economic development approaches, transportation and water hurdles, and what they feel are the most critical matters to be addressed going forward. Here are a few highlights from the City of Tigard's "State of the City."

Key Updates About the City of Portland Home Energy Score
Earth Advantage has provided insight on Portland's new home energy score program from the start of the year to mid February. Follow the link below to see the average home energy score, average score after improvements and much more.

Register Now for PMAR's Principal Broker Forum: 2018 Hot Topics
Join PMAR to discuss the biggest topics of 2018. Our fantastic speakers will be covering the new Coming Soon - No Showings feature on the RMLS™ and changes in rules regarding FIRPTA. Come listen, ask questions and enjoy continental breakfast.

Updates and Improvements to RMLS™ Expected This Spring
ShowingTime  is a new service that is set to roll out on RMLSweb this spring along with  other RMLSweb improvement s. Once released, RMLS™ subscribers will be able to schedule a showing from inside RMLSweb, eliminating the phone tag that can slow down the process of securing a property showing.

Beaverton is the Best City In Oregon to Live In
According to a new list that ranks the best cities state by state, Beaverton is the best city in Oregon to live in. Health and fitness, livability, and employment opportunities were named as the city's best qualities. The list, compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, notes Beaverton's as one of the healthiest populations in the United States.

Have You Completed Your Code of Ethics Requirement Yet?
Realtors® must complete the Realtor® Code of Ethics within an every two-year period. PMAR's current ethics cycle requires Realtors® to complete their ethics training before December 31, 2018. Have you completed your ethics for this cycle? Click below for more information and to find out how, where and which class to take to satisfy these requirements.

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. 

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.