Buyer/Seller Advisories

The documents listed below provide REALTORS® and their clients with critical information, including embedded links to deeper insight and required forms and templates.

Both the Buyer and Seller advisories are available for download on OAR letterhead.

Sample Client Engagement LetterRead More

Initial Agency Disclosure PamphletRead More

Go to the Oregon Real Estate Agency's Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet webpage for full information on the pamplet and procedures. 

 

Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet

Wire Fraud AdvisoryRead More

Buyers and Sellers should take extreme caution when wiring funds in real estate transactions. Cybercrime continues to have widespread impacts on Oregonians, and the real estate industry is no exception. Scams are sophisticated and continually changing, which requires Buyers, Sellers, and industry partners to be on constant alert to identify and report questionable practices. 

OREGON WIRE FRAUD ADVISORY

Statewide Rent Control Summary & FAQ'sRead More

RESIDENTIAL TENANT OCCUPIED PROPERTIES

The purchase and sale of real estate that is currently occupied by a tenant brings additional consideration for both the seller and buyer that are important to be aware of. As with most areas of the law, there are local, state, and federal laws that must be complied with to protect all parties to a transaction. On the state level, Oregon recently passed, Senate Bill 608, which amends/creates new laws surrounding rent increases and no-cause evictions and goes into effect immediately. Within Senate Bill 608, changes have been made to landlord/tenant rights, including notices, timing, applicability and certain exceptions for renovations, demolitions, safety and purchasers planning to use the home as their primary residence.

Due to the complexities of this law, it is important for brokers to stay within the limitations of their real estate license and not provide legal advice. We recommend consulting with an attorney to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws. You can also see a bill summary and a list of STATEWIDE RENT CONTROL FAQ'S developed by the Oregon Association of REALTORS®immediately following the passage of the legislation.