PMAR's Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Real Estate Professionals
Tour the Timbers Stadium and meet MLS Champion Nat Borchers! 
Exclusive REALTOR® PAC event for Realtors® and their families.

Monday, February 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
KeyBank Club at Providence Park,
Home of the Portland Timbers
1844 SW Morrison St, Portland
  • Tour of the Timbers Stadium
  • Light Hors d'oeuvres and Drink Ticket
  • Photo Opportunity with Nat
  • Chance to Win Timbers Swag and Tickets to a Game
Suggested REALTOR® PAC Contribution: $50 per adult
Immediate family members welcome. Reservations required.*


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When Buying, Selling and Renovating... it's an Animal House
When making decisions about buying, selling, or renovating their homes, most Americans take their pets' needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report found that a strong majority of respondents said animal-related considerations play a role in homeownership decisions.
  • 81% say that animal-related considerations play a role in deciding their next living situation
  • 52% undertook home renovations to accommodate their pet
  • 89% would not give up their animal because of housing restrictions or limitations
Click Here for the Full Article

CRS 201: Listing Strategies
Create listing presentations that deliver!

March 1st & 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland

Instructor:
Mike Selvaggio
  • Understand sellers' needs and motivations to provide effective guidance and counseling 
  • Conduct an effective listing presentation
  • Handle seller resistance, concerns, complaints and objections to close effectively
  • Communicate consistently with sellers to provide the best service
  • Utilize a marketing plan and adapt marketing principles to your listing

Class Fee: $295

CRS Members: $250

Group of 4 or More Non-Members: $250 per person (see event flyer)

Audit Rate: $190 (see event flyer)

 

Educational Credit: 16 CRS education course credits toward the CRS designation. Additionally, 15 Oregon CE clock hours and 16 Washington CE clock hours.



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CRS

2017 Housing Forecast
Realtor.com® Chief Economist, Jonathan Smoke, presented "What to Expect in the Year Ahead" at a PMAR Young Professionals Network luncheon on February 9th.

The Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro housing market ranks 10th out of the 100 top US metros based on price and sales gains.

Five Key Housing Trends for 2017:
  1. Millenials and Baby Boomers will dominate the market
  2. Midwestern cities will continue to be a hotbed for Millenials
  3. Slowing price appreciation
  4. Fewer homes on the market and fast moving markets
  5. Western cities will continue to lead the nation in prices and sales.

PMAR Principal Broker Forum
Standards of Practice: Broker to Brokerage Relationships, Advertising, Communication, and Document Maintenance

Thursday, March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Panelists:
- Lane Mueller, Keller Williams Portland Central
- Laurie Thiel, RE/MAX Equity Group
- Mickey Lindsay, Oregon First

Moderator: Dustin Funes, Meadows Group Inc., Realtors®

Open to all PMAR members with a Principal Brokers license. 1.5 hours of continuing education credits will be issued.

Cost: $20 per person. Sign-up and pre-payment is required. 


Questions? Email bpowellparich@pmar.org or call 503-459-2169.
Realtor® Opportunity - Clackamas County Planning Commission Vacancies
Deadline: Monday, March 13th, 2017

Clackamas County is looking for people interested in serving on its Planning Commission. There are three vacancies that need to be filled in Spring 2017.
 
The nine-member Planning Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use applications and issues in accordance with the requirements of state law, the County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Development Ordinance, and County Code.

M embers do not need to have expertise in land use, but should be interested in hearing public testimony, working with a group to reach consensus and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.  

Click here for additional details.

Interested? Apply now online. Applications must be turned in by 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017. 
 
For more information, email Darcy Renhard  or call 503-742-4545.
*The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. For annual contributions of $1,000 or more, 30% of your contribution will be used to support federal candidates and is charged against your federal limits under 52 U.S.C 30116. In addition, ORS 316.102 may provide for a credit against Oregon state taxes of up to $50 per individual or $100 per joint return for contribution to political committees, including ORPAC. If you have further questions or concerns, please call 877-283-4116.
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