March 7, 2018
Tickets On Sale for Upcoming Barbara Corcoran Event
The Masters Circle is proud to bring "Shark" on Shark Tank, Real Estate Mogul & Business Expert, Barbara Corcoran, to Portland March 14th. This event is FREE for 2018 Masters Circle members and is $75 for non-members. A VIP meet and greet option available at checkout! Space is limited so don't wait! Applications are still being accepted for the Masters Circle if you'd like to attend for FREE.

Principal Broker Forum: 2018 Hot Topics, RMLS™ Rules & FIRPTA
Join PMAR and the RMLS™ Thursday, March 15th to discuss the biggest topics of 2018. Our fantastic speakers will be covering the new RMLS™ Coming Soon – No Show feature and changes in rules regarding FIRPTA. Come listen, ask questions and enjoy continental breakfast.

Around the Region
by Daryl Winand
Want to learn more about what is happening in the community and larger metro area? Check out the METRO's presentation by clicking the link below.
Are you in compliance with the residential sign codes where your next listing is? Most Realtors® don't realize that more often than not balloons aren't in compliance with residential sign codes. Avoid fines at your next open house and learn more below.

Americans Agree:
Homeownership Is a Sound Investment
Being a homeowner means building
equity over time and comes with tax incentives and a fixed monthly mortgage payment that acts as a forced savings
plan, whereas rents – as almost every
renter could tell you today – continue to
climb far above incomes.

The Intersection of Environmental Factors and the Valuation of Rural Properties
The value of rural properties can be affected by an interplay of forces, which are continually changing, often in a cyclical pattern. These forces include social trends, economic circumstances and environmental forces. There is a growing need for potential consideration of hazardous substances and their impact on property value.

Do You Have The Legal Support You Need?
The Oregon Association of Realtors® Legal Hotline provides subscribers the opportunity to ask real estate-related questions of an attorney specializing in real estate and contract law. OAR can support member subscribers on a variety of topics including disclosure, license law, contracts and offers. The OAR Legal Hotline is available to all members on an individual subscription basis.

Certified Real Estate Specialist Courses
More people have become wealthy investing in real estate than many other investments. Agents who want to learn the specific secrets to smart real estate investments can discover them in the upcoming Certified Residential Specialist course, Buying and Selling Income Properties.

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.