Why should I use a REALTOR®?Read More
REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly and subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. They are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. Read about the full benefit and value of using a REALTOR®, here.
I would like to file a complaint against a REALTOR®.Read More
If you feel a REALTOR® has violated the Code of Ethics, please go here to read about the grievance and ethics complaint process.
I have a legal real estate question.Read More
At this time, we do not offer legal advice to non-members. We only offer legal advice for OAR REALTOR® and affiliate members enrolled in our Legal Hotline Program.
What is the Legal Hotline?Read More
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. Go here for full details.
What is the cost of the Legal Hotline?Read More
A one year subscription is $125 and begins from time of sign-up.
How do I submit questions to the Legal Hotline?Read More
The Legal Hotline is open to members year-round, excluding weekends and holidays.
- Call: (800) 633-9749
The Legal Hotline is open to take questions Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email questions at any time. Questions will be answered within 24 hours.
What is the HOME Foundation?Read More
The Oregon Association of REALTORS® HOME Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity that provides financial resources to create, expand, and encourage home ownership opportunities for Oregonians at or below local median income. It also promotes awareness of affordable housing issues by educating Oregonians and their representatives about the barriers to home ownership and the resources needed to increase housing affordability.
How are grants awarded?Read More
Grant applications are accepted through local REALTOR® association offices in October/November of each year. Grant amounts are determined by the HOME Foundation Board in December and checks are made available back to the local associations to distribute to the selected organizations.
How can I donate to the HOME Foundation?Read More
We believe that we can make a difference and help solve the affordable housing crisis, but we can't do it alone. We encourage you to join in our efforts by contributing to the OAR HOME Foundation in any of the following convenient ways:
- Send a one-time tax deductible contribution to build our fund.
- Commit to donating a smaller amount following each closed sale.
- Make an annual pledge of your continued support.
- Establish an interest-bearing escrow account with automatic contributions from deposited earnest money.
When you give to the HOME Foundation, your tax deductible donation is well-utilized as over 90% of the money raised goes directly to grant recipients each year.
Forms for Real Estate Brokers
- Enrollment Form for Participating Real Estate Brokers
- Bank Account Set-up Procedure for OAR HOME Foundation
Forms for Title Companies and Brokerages
- Enrollment Form for Participating Title Companies
- Instructions to Brokerage Firm Regarding Transfer of Interest from Title Company
- Letter of Instruction to Brokerage Firm
- Letter to Earnest Money Holder
- Monthly/Quarterly Contribution Summary
Forms for Financial Institutions
How do I volunteer for an OAR committee?Read More
Want to make an impact on the future of your association and your profession? Help shape our direction by sharing your time, talents, and expertise as a volunteer on an OAR committee!
If you’re interested in serving on a committee, review the descriptions to determine which committee aligns best with your talents, interests and schedule.
The application deadline for applications for 2020 OAR Committees has passed.
Watch for the 2021 application after Spring Governance meetings.
Who is on the Executive Committee?Read More
The OAR Executive Committee is comprised of 15 volunteer member leaders who are elected by the Board of Directors. Their job is to implement the strategic plan of the Association and do the year-round work of the organization for the Board’s review bi-annually. Positions on the Executive Committee are:
- Immediate Past President
- District 1 Vice President: Northwest Oregon
- District 2 Vice President: Coast & Valley
- District 3 Vice President: Lane County
- District 4 Vice President: Southwest Oregon
- District 5 Vice President: High Desert
- District 6 Vice President: Columbia Gorge & Eastern Oregon
- Business Issues Key Committee Chair
- Government Affairs Key Committee Chair
- Political Affairs Key Committee Chair
- Professional Development Key Committee Chair
- Finance Review Committee Chair (ex-officio)
- Political Action Committee Chair (ex-officio)
Who is on the Board of Directors?Read More
Board of Directors
The OAR Board of Directors is made up of locally elected member representatives from each local association/board based on size along with the Executive Committee, NAR Directors, and active Past Presidents. The Board meets twice a year at the Spring and Fall Governance Meetings to approve the work of the Executive Committee and Key and Special Committees, including reviewing the Association financial documents, approving the annual strategic plan and budget, and electing new officers for the coming year.
What are OAR's Bylaws & Policies?Read More
OAR has several rules and guidelines for the association. Bylaws are the fundamental rules and guidelines for the internal government of the organization. Board of Directors are bound to follow the bylaws. Policies are more in-depth rules for operating the association. These policies are approved by the BOD.
In addition to the Bylaws and Policies, OAR has created a Governance Primer. This is an exciting new publication that serves as a guide for Directors and to those who are attending their first OAR governance meeting.
Why is OAR involved in politics?Read More
The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is involved in politics to safeguard your business and help protect the American dream of homeownership. Through actively engaging in the legislative process, REALTORS® are able to protect private property rights and maintain housing affordability.
What legislation are we tracking?Read More
The Oregon Association of REALTORS®, through the Government Affairs Key Committee, actively tracks legislation relating to business and real estate taxation, distressed properties and foreclosures, economic development and housing affordability, land use planning, private property rights, and real estate license law. See current legislation.
What is OAR advocating and why?Read More
The Oregon Association of REALTORS® Public Policy Department advocates before the Oregon Legislature and state regulatory agencies to support legislation and regulations that strengthen housing affordability and attainability. The Association also strives to defeat legislation and regulations that negatively impact the housing market and is committed to protecting buyers and sellers to preserve the dream of homeownership.
Where do my RPAC dollars go?Read More
Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates throughout the nation. In Oregon, the purpose of RPAC is clear: to support candidates and elected officials who share our values on issues significant to the real estate market – promoting homeownership, pursuing sustainable development opportunities and protecting private property rights.
How can I get involved?Read More
As a member of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® you have full access to our Public Policy department and we encourage your participation in our policy and political process. To learn how to become actively involved in one of our policy and political key committees, please contact our association at 800-252-9115.
Who can I contact regarding legislation?Read More
How do I update my information?Read More
Contact your local association/board and they can update your information.
How do I log onto the Member Center?Read More
Click the light gray "Login" button in the menu bar at the top right of the screen. Enter your Username (NRDS number) and Password (1yourlastname, ie 1smith). You can view your Member Profile here.
How do I renew my license?Read More
Contact the Oregon Real Estate Agency for all licensing questions.
I have a licensing question.Read More
Contact the Oregon Real Estate Agency for all licensing questions.
I have a question about forms.Read More
Contact OREF for any form questions.
How do I become a member?Read More
If you’d like to become a member, click here to get all the details.
What are the benefits of becoming a member of OAR?Read More
There are too many to count! Check out this page for more details.
What’s the difference between OAR and the Oregon Real Estate Agency?Read More
The Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) is a state agency tasked with the licensing and rule-making for all things real estate related.
The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is the state-level association of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). We are a trade association representing more than 15,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate profession.
Can I sell real estate without being a REALTOR®?Read More
To sell real estate in Oregon, you are required to hold a current real estate license from the Oregon Real Estate Agency. A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate broker that has joined the National Association of REALTORS® (and appropriate state and local associations). The word REALTOR® is a licensed trademark for use only by our members.
I have a question about health insurance.Read More
Contact the Johnson Benefit Group and they can help you! 866-656-3232
The CE Shop Questions
I’ve finished a course from The CE Shop. Where is my certificate?Read More
Once you have finished a course at The CE Shop, your CE certificate will be uploaded instantly to your CE Shop account for downloading and printing.
What’s my login information?Read More
We don’t have access to that information. Contact The CE Shop for help.
Why doesn't NAR show that I took the Code of Ethics?Read More
Once you have completed you Code of Ethics class, you will need to submit the CE certificate to your Local Association/Board for credit with NAR.
What does $29/location mean?Read More
Our webinars are $29 per location, rather than login. When you register for a webinar location, you can host as many agents as you’d like to view the webinar. All agents who viewed the webinar will recieve the CE credit. It’s a great deal for broker owners to offer CE to their agents!
When do I get my CE certificate?Read More
Once you have submitted the course sign-in sheet, CE certificates will be available via your Member Profile within one week.
Why haven’t I received my login information for the webinar?Read More
The day before the webinar, OAR will send out an email with login instructions, handouts, and a sign-in sheet. Please fill out the provided sign-in sheet and then return it to OAR. The sheets will be processed and CE certificates sent within the week. If you have not received your link, please call OAR directly at 800-252-9115.
I pay dues. Why do I have to pay for the webinar?Read More
We work hard to provide timely and relevant information from great instructors for our webinars. As such, we feel our webinars are a very good deal - $29 for quality education and CE for as many agents you would like to host in one location. The registration fee helps us host these webinars, covering technology and instructor fees.
I missed a live webinar. Can I still watch and receive credit?Read More
If you purchased a live webinar and cannot attend, please notify OAR at least 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar for a refund. No refunds will be given with less than 24 hour notice. If you missed the live webinar, you can look for it on our online course catalog for purchase.
How do I earn the GRI Designation?Read More
To earn the GRI, you must take 60 hours of approved GRI content. You can take any combination of core courses to meet your first 30 hours and then additional core courses OR approved designations and certificates to complete your second 30 hours of content. You can essentially walk out with the GRI, 60 hours of CE credit, and a couple other designations/certificates! Talk about triple dipping.
I started the GRI but haven’t been able to finish. When will more courses be offered?Read More
All GRI core courses are listed on our calendar. GRI credits fall into two different categories: Core Credit or Elective Credit. All core classes count towards the GRI Designation for two years after the member has taken the course. Elective credit (like NAR designation/certifications) will always count towards the GRI Designation as long as the member still possesses the Designation or Certification.
When does my GRI credit expire?Read More
Designation/Certification and Oregon Leadership Academy credits never expire to earn your GRI. Core GRI Courses expire every three years.
What is OAR’s provider number?Read More
How often am I required to take the Law & Rule Required Course (LARRC)?Read More
To renew your Oregon Real Estate Agency license, you must take the LARRC during every two-year renewal period.
How often am I required to take the Code of Ethics?Read More
I’m not a member, but I would like to register for a webinar or course. Is that possible?Read More
Absolutely! Call OAR at (800) 252-9115 and we will process your registration over the phone.
I took a course with OAR but I haven’t received my CE certificate.Read More
Following each OAR CE course, CE certificates will be available via your Member Profile within one week.
Do you offer any pre-licensing education?Read More
Do you have a record of the courses I have taken?Read More
I need to renew my license at the end of this month. Where can I get CE hours?Read More
I, or my company, would like to offer CE. What do we do?Read More
Do you have a complete list of OAR CE courses to bring CE to my office, board, or association?Read More
We prefer to maintain flexibility to determine class topics based on market needs. If you’d like to utilize OAR resources to help you schedule education in your area, please contact the OAR Education department directly so we can help you on a case-by-case basis.
Do you have a list of instructors that you use for education courses from which I can pick someone to teach a course for my organization?Read More
We do not maintain a formal instructor pool and instead determine who will teach courses based on the topic needed.
Do you have a list of venues or facilities across the state that I can use to pick a location for an education/event?Read More
We do not have a list of preferred venues but could assist you with your particular need based on our experience. Please contact us so we can help.