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Are Agent-Owned Property Transactions Covered By E&O Insurance?

April 6, 2021

In today’s real estate marketplace, more agents and brokers are selling properties they own or are involved with. This makes it more important than ever to know how your errors and omissions insurance would cover an agent-owned property claim.

A common assumption is that real estate E&O policies automatically cover agent-owned property transactions. However, real ...

Oregon REALTORS® Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines Starting April 5

March 26, 2021

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced accelerated timelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon.

Oregon REALTORS® are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5, two weeks earlier than previously thought.

For information on scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments, visit the Get Vaccinated Oregon website.

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FAIR HOUSING CHALLENGE…Easy as 1-2-3! 

March 18, 2021

Complete the National Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Challenge training by June 30, 2021 @ 5:00PM (PST) and you will be entered to win one of three prize packages featuring Oregon REALTORS® swag plus a gift card! 

Flipping Out? Check Your Coverage First.

March 10, 2021

A real estate agent entered into a listing agreement with an owner of a million-dollar property. The agent recommended a target sale price based upon a comparative market analysis. Shortly thereafter, the agent expressed an interest in directly acquiring the property and presented a purchase offer. The agent and the seller agreed on a price after a brief period of negotiation and proceeded to close escrow. 

Fraud Alert: Spoofed SentriLock Invoices

March 8, 2021

NAR has learned that cybercriminals are posing as SentriLock, and sending fake invoices to REALTOR® associations and MLSs. The invoice may be in an accurate amount, and even include a genuine-looking SentriLock W-9 form. However, the invoice includes new, fake payment instructions.

Honoring Black History Month in Oregon

February 25, 2021

For Black History Month, the Oregon REALTORS® want to share some of the history of real estate, property, and human rights of the Black community in Oregon. Read through the timeline below to start learning why Oregon’s demographics look the way they do. The beliefs of the first settlers of Oregon shapes our past, present, and future, especially when it comes to homeownership.

Top Certifications to Earn in 2021

January 25, 2021

The best agents never stop investing in themselves! When you diversify your knowledge base, you also expand your client base. With that in mind, Casey Denby, RE/MAX Vice President of RE/MAX University Learning and Education, identified the top certifications and designations for 2021 that you can earn as an investment in your business.

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Industry Leaders Partner for Second-Annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit

November 10, 2020

Salem, Ore., November 10, 2020 – Associations representing Oregon’s home builders, bankers and REALTORS® are partnering for the second annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit to be held virtually on January 14, 2021. The event brings leading housing industry experts, economists, and Oregon legislators together to discuss the state’s housing and economic environment, barriers facing the ...

Oregon Association of REALTORS® Moves to Secure Wildfire Relief Funding

September 11, 2020

OAR is working to secure grant funding from NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation for Oregon Residents

 

September 10, 2020 – The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is working to secure grant funding from the National Association of REALTORS® for Oregon residents affected by what could be the deadliest and most damaging wildfires in our state’s history.

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REALTOR® Relief Foundation Grant

September 9, 2020

 

REALTORS® Relief Foundation Grant – Deadline has closed. Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, and shared.