Core Courses

We have built 13 excellent and timely live courses as the cornerstone for the new OAR Education Program. We are partnering with local associations across the state to bring these courses to you. If you would like to have one of these courses offered in your area, contact your location association and ask them to bring the course to your area.

All of our courses below are valid for CE credit and count towards earning your GRI designation! The GRI no longer has to be taken in three multi-day modules. The new OAR Education Program ensures “all roads lead to GRI” meaning you can take any OAR core courses and it will count towards the GRI.

 

GRI 100 or 200

If you have taken the GRI 100 or GRI 200 modules between 2007 - 2012, you receive 15 credit hours (per module) to use towards the GRI Core Course credit hours. If you have taken GRI 100 and 200 within the allotted time period, your 30 hours of GRI Core Courses requirement is met. Only valid through 2017, must submit for GRI graduation by December 31, 2017.

Agency Professionalism (LARRC)+

Agency Professionalism

Agency Professionalism (LARRC)

This course covers the basic rules of statutory interpretation, real estate license, property management license, disclosures, and much more. Participants can expect an interactive learning experience with a practical case study at the end to help solidify some of the concepts.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Rod Barker, Donna Jo "DJ" Merrifield
  

GRI Credit Hours:

3
  

CE Credit Hours:

3

Business Communication+

Business Communication

Business Communication

In this course you will exercise your writing, speaking, and overall delivery skills as well as study assertiveness and the art of persuasion. This course will enhance your abilities as a communicator and sharpen your skills. After learning communication skills and tools, you will learn how to practically apply them to your business communication.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Rod Barker
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Buyers+

Buyers

Buyers

“Working with Buyers” is designed to provide a solid foundation upon which to build an outstanding relationship of service to your buyer clients.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Rod Barker, Adam Bogle, Brooke Yussim
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Contracts+

Contracts

Contracts

In this course you will learn about the promises between parties conditioned on certain events and enforceable by law, all the necessary elements of a contract, offer and acceptance, consideration, capacity of parties, and lawful purpose.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Rod Barker, Donna Jo "DJ" Merrifield
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Finance+

Finance

Finance

A solid understand of all aspects of real estate finance is essential for guiding your clients through one of the most important purchases in their lives.  This course will cover the mortgage process, escrow & title, loan programs, details in lending, rules (Dodd-Frank, HOPEA & Section 32, triggering loan estimates, TRID/”Know Before You Owe”), seller financing, short sales & foreclosures, 1031 exchanges, and investment properties.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Rod Barker, Pam Hoepfl
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Law+

Law

Law

Legislation in real estate can make or break your career. This course will cover critical aspects of Federal and State law including fair housing, license, risk management, records retention, agency, and includes an interactive discussion and debate of actual Oregon cases with practical based applications!

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Rod Barker, Adam Bogle, Donna Jo "DJ" Merrifield
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Negotiation+

Negotiation

Negotiation

This course will teach you the basic concepts of negotiation and how to identify different approaches.  You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at utilizing these negotiating techniques on actual real estate scenarios occurring in the market right now.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Hector Ariceaga, Rod Barker, Adam Bogle
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

REALTOR® Professionalism (Code of Ethics)+

REALTOR® Professionalism (Code of Ethics)

REALTOR® Professionalism (Code of Ethics)

A solid ethical foundation is an essential part of any good business practice. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® asks its members to follow its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This class reviews key articles, highlights pertinent changes, and offers important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings to ensure you’re always ethical in your business practices.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Rod Barker, Adam Bogle, Brooke Yussim
  

GRI Credit Hours:

3
  

CE Credit Hours:

3

REALTOR® Safety+

REALTOR Safety 

REALTOR® Safety

Real Estate Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business

This course is an essential primer on how you, as a real estate professional, can limit your risk to preserve safety and facilitate positive business outcomes. Topics covered in this course will be:

  • Risk considerations in the brokerage of real estate
  • Safety systems and tools
  • Safety protocol for showing properties and listing appointments
  • Understanding physical and instinctual response to threats or attacks
  • Conceal and carry considerations
  • Data security for your business and your clients
  • Protecting personal and electronic information
   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Jo Becker, Pam Hoepfl, Donna Jo "DJ" Merrifield
  

GRI Credit Hours:

3
  

CE Credit Hours:

3

Risk Management+

Risk Management

Risk Management

Taking and managing risk is the very essence of business survival and growth. The focus of this class is to help you develop, implement, recognize, and monitor plans to address issues long before problems arise that may adversely affect you, your clients, and your real estate career.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Rod Barker, Adam Bogle, Donna Jo "DJ" Merrifield
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Sellers+

Sellers

Sellers

”Working with Sellers” is a comprehensive look at acquiring and maintaining positive seller relationships.  This course will give you the tools needed to uncover sellers, market your strengths, price the property, win the listing, and be competent in your abilities to maintain a working rapport with your sellers during and after the transaction. The goal is to have clients for life who will refer your services.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Caralee Angell, Rod Barker, Adam Bogle, Brooke Yussim
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6

Technology+

Technology

Technology

In this class we will cover everything you need to know about using technology to prospect, market, and efficiently run your business. We will cover critical topics - everything from data backups and security, to marketing and promotion systems, to emerging social media platforms.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Hector Ariceaga, Adam Bogle
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

TBD

Transactions+

Transactions

Transactions

This course will cover various aspects of “The Transaction” including risk management, records retention, contracts, timelines and more. You will learn ways to use popular transaction management systems and platforms to reduce risk and create strategies to manage your business, contracts and contacts by using the tools that are discussed.

   

Approved Course Instructors:

Adam Bogle, Donna Jo "DJ" Merrifield, Brooke Yussim
  

GRI Credit Hours:

6
  

CE Credit Hours:

6