OAR’s Guide to COVID-19

OAR is sharing the following information to help you and your clients navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the real estate industry.


COVID-19 Financial Benefits Summary


2020 Spring Governance

April 8-9, 2020

Salem Convention Center



Driving It HOME Golf Tournament

Don’t miss the HOME Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament!
July 16, 2020  Langdon Farms, Aurora


The OAR office is physically closed as recommended by the Federal and State government. You may still call OAR (800-252-9115), send an email to the appropriate staff person or to info@oregonrealtors.org, and contact the Legal Hotline. We are dedicated to helping our members get through this difficult time. We will continue to review the OAR office hours weekly.

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is part of the National Association of REALTORS® and is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in Oregon. OAR represents 17,000+ members involved in all aspects of the real estate profession. We are your real estate business advocate, force for education and legislative advocate for free enterprise and private property rights in Oregon. For information on licensing and rule-making please contact the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA).

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Daily Rundown: Finance, Housing, Brokers Webinar, Economic Outlook, and Small Business Loans


Over the weekend, a coalition of financial industry organizations and affordable housing advocates released a statement imploring federal regulators to provide a source of liquidity to mortgage servicers that may need assistance to fulfill their obligations under the mandatory forbearance provisions of the CARES Act. “It is therefore incumbent upon the ...

5 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and now you’re ready to start making it just right.

But where to begin? How about with data? Data is ...

Oregon Should Allow Remote Online Notarization

By allowing Remote Online Notarization, Oregon can keep a critical part of the real estate purchase and refinancing infrastructure functioning while also promoting the goals of social distancing and ensuring compliance with Governor Browns “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order.

Remote Online Notarization (RON) allows the consumer and notary to be ...

Buyer & Seller Advisory COVID-19 Updates

OAR has created the following Buyer and Seller Advisories with tips for buyers and sellers navigating home selling and purchasing during the COVID-19 crisis.  Make your clients aware of these tools.  In addition to the COVID-19 information, they provide your clients with comprehensive information about the home buying and selling process.

OAR Buyer Advisory ...

Access OAR Archived Webinars for FREE!

Let’s stay healthy and keep learning together. Now through April 18th, OAR members have access to the entire library of archived webinars for FREE!

You Won’t Be Bored! Over 55 Archived Webinars 1-2 hour CE Credit courses FREE 3+ hour CE Credit Courses 50% Off

Variety of Relevant Topics Available! 2020 Forms Change Buckets of ...

Governor Kate Brown Tightens Social Distancing Measures, Tells Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives”

Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order is effective immediately, and remains in effect ...

OAR’s Guide to COVID-19

As we are in the midst of changing actions by the Federal, State, and local governments with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; OAR is sharing the following information to help you and your clients navigate the impacts on the real estate industry. OAR will continue to provide relevant updates over the next several weeks.


OAR In-Person Meetings Cancelled

March 13, 2020 – In response to the growing public health concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, Oregon Association of REALTORS® is taking the precautionary step to postpone all planned events, utilize Zoom conferencing for all scheduled committee meetings. All staff and volunteer travel will be determined on a case by case basis.

Effective March 13, ...

Update: National Flood Insurance Program and Endangered Species Act

In April 2016 the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) delivered a Biological Opinion (BiOp) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determining that the implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Oregon encouraged development in floodplains that harmed endangered salmon and that modifications would need to be made to the Program to limit ...

Member Spotlight: Eduardo Reyes

Eduardo Reyes is a Real Estate Broker for John L. Scott Real Estate in Happy Valley. Eduardo is new to the industry and just joined a year and a half ago.

“I wanted to be my own boss, make my own hours, and I love real estate,” says Eduardo.

Eduardo has already been awarded ...

Coronavirus Guidance for Associations and Members

NAR has provided two guides to share with your local Associations and Realtors® on what each group should consider and preventative measures to take with the coronavirus.

NAR is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. Based on questions from association executives, we have formulated guidance for associations on staff travel, workplace precautions, meetings/events, and more. You ...

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

Sure, you can consider market conditions. But when to buy a house is really all about you. Timing determines so much when you’re buying a house. Although the best time to buy a house is when you’re ready both financially and emotionally, there are other factors that can help you decide when to buy ...

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