June 13, 2018
Register Now for the 2018 OAR
Fall Convention
The 2018 OAR Fall Convention is moving from Portland to downtown Eugene this year but will be equally lively and 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, ongoing socialization and networking opportunities, fantastic speakers, trade show booths with raffle prizes, lunch and happy hour, governance meetings, ticketed banquets, and more!

End Easy Tax Hikes - Sign the Petition Now
Do you think raising taxes on your family
and homegrown Oregon companies should
be as easy to approve as declaring marionberry pie the official state pie? We didn’t think so. The bar should be higher
for the legislature to approve taking more
of your hard-earned paycheck. Tax
increases should always be the last option—never the first. With your help, Oregonians will place Initiative Petition 31 on the
ballot this November to end easy tax

Calling All Volunteers!
PMAR is now seeking qualified candidates
for service on the Board of Directors at
both the local and state level. These
positions give YOU the opportunity to
help shape and guide the Realtor® association. Positions and commitments
vary; click below to view the nomination form, position descriptions, qualification criteria, and frequently asked questions. 

Use Your Expertise to Justify the Commission
You want your clients to see the value you bring to the transaction, but many real estate professionals are timid about tooting their horn to prospects and clients. You don’t want to come off as self-important, but you do want to educate customers about what you do—and most importantly, why you’re worth a commission check.  

Homeowner Equity Growth Streak Continues
Homeowners with a mortgage saw their equity rise 13.3 percent year over year, according to CoreLogic’s Home Equity
Report for the first quarter of 2018. The average homeowner gained $16,300 in
home equity between the first quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. That is the highest growth in home equity in four years. 

Times Almost Up! Register Today & Learn to Negotiate Like a Pro!
Get professional negotiation training and improve your persuasion and communication skills with this two-day, 15 CE hour, Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) class June 18th and 19th. Standout against other agents when you tell prospective clients they're working with a "Certified Negotiation Expert." Follow the link to purchase your tickets and use code
WC18-PMA40 at checkout for a discount!

Join the Young Professionals Network
The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a fun, energetic group of young and young-at-heart Realtors® who want to connect, network and educate themselves about the industry.
Save the Date for YPN's annual riverboat cruise, Thursday, August 23rd on the Portland Spirit's Willamette Star. Get involved, collaborate and network with the Young Professionals Network, the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and Women's Council of Realtors® (WCR) while cruising along the Willamette River. Dance the night away with DJ Mr. Mumu as he plays old school hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s - All on vinyl, of course!

Registration opening soon!

PMAR Masters Circle Names 2018 Broker and Managing Broker of the Year
During their May 11th membership event, the Masters Circle named Chris Balmes (left) of Chris Balmes Properties LLC, as 2018 Managing Broker of the year! Also announced was 2018 Broker of the year, Jennifer Weinhart (right) of Hasson Company, Realtors®.
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 will offer several Ethics courses throughout the rest of the year. Click the link below for a list of upcoming Ethics courses.