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OAR’s Guide to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

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

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, ...

Member Spotlight: Eduardo Reyes

March 9, 2020

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

March 5, 2020

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 ...

New updates to Kleard mobile safety app

February 28, 2020

KLEARD has new updates to the mobile safety app including custom questions, light and dark mode and an open house showing coverage notification!

Kleard Feb 2020 Updates

What is KLEARD?

OAR has partnered with Kleard (pronounced cleared) to provide the best real estate safety and productivity technology available to our members at a heavily ...

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

February 25, 2020

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 ...

Member Spotlight: Jason Reese

February 6, 2020

Jason Reese is the Principal Broker for the All Rogue Realty Group at Keller Williams in Medford. Six years ago Jason left his career in law enforcement and joined the real estate industry.

“I wanted to work in a positive industry that allowed me to use my entrepreneurial skills to control my own financial ...

7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling a House

February 3, 2020

As a smart seller, you’ll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don’t want to eat into your profits by overspending on home improvements. You won’t be around to enjoy them anyway. The key is to focus on the most important repairs to make before selling a house to ensure every dollar you spend ...

6 Tech Tips to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home

December 21, 2019

Whether it’s the eight hours a day or eight days on a dreamy beach, allowing your biggest investment to fend for itself can be stressful. And it’s a legit concern; when your home looks empty, break-ins happen. A lot. Ugh.

You could deter burglars by never leaving your house again. Or you could do the next ...

Meet Lori Palermo – OAR 2020 President

December 19, 2019

What is your vision for 2020?

My vision for 2020 is two-fold; to build on the successes of last year and to search for new ways to benefit our members.

Last year we brought back the Oregon Leadership Academy and launched the new Principal Broker Academy. It’s important that we continue to “Raise the ...