Risk Management

Oregon REALTORS® provides risk-management education, business tools and services to reduce risk, increase profitability and keep members abreast of current issues affecting the real estate industry. Oregon REALTORS® also works on the members’ behalf with ethics education and Code enforcement to maintain and enhance REALTOR®professionalism.

Legal tools and services available to REALTOR® members include:

Legal Hotline
Offers subscribers direct access to an attorney who can provide information on real estate issues including disclosure, license law, contracts and offers.

Risk Management Toolkit
The toolkit is a reference guide intended to be a source of information about professional real estate practices in Oregon.

Buyer/Seller Advisories
A great resource for REALTORS® and their clients, it outlines responsibilities during a sales transaction, helping members to reduce their legal exposure.

DMCA Toolkit
Start protecting your online content with Oregon REALTORS® DMCA Toolkit. A simple solution to know what you need to know and what you need to do.

Code of Ethics Guidelines

Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics, and only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.

 

Risk Management FAQs

 

Why should I use a REALTOR®?

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®.

 

How do I file a complaint against a REALTOR®?

If you feel a REALTOR® has violated the Code of Ethics, please go here to read about the grievance and ethics complaint process: https://oregonrealtors.org/protect/code-of-ethics-enforcement_disputes/

 

I have a legal real estate question. Who do I ask?

At this time, we do not offer legal advice to non-members. We only offer legal advice for Oregon REALTORS® and affiliate members enrolled in our Legal Hotline Program. Learn more here. 

 

What is the Legal Hotline?

The Oregon REALTORS® Legal Hotline provides subscribers the opportunity to ask real estate-related questions of an attorney specializing in real estate and contract law. Oregon REALTORS® can support member subscribers on a variety of topics including disclosure, license law, contracts and offers.

 

What is the cost of the Legal Hotline?

A one-year subscription is $125 and begins from time of sign-up.

 

How do I submit questions to the Legal Hotline?

The Legal Hotline is open to members year-round, excluding weekends and holidays,  Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Call: (800) 633-9749

Email: [email protected]

You can email questions at any time. Questions will be answered within 24 hours.

 

Where do I sign up for the Legal Hotline?

Complete the online subscription here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-362-3645.