Local News

Portland Makes the Top 10 List of Housing Markets for Millennials

June 4, 2020

Portland, Oregon is one of the top 10 markets with favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic.  The National Association of Realtors® identified 10 markets with favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the coronavirus pandemic.  In alphabetical order, the markets are:

Austin-Round Rock, Texas Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa Durham-Chapel ...

Oregon by the Numbers – the Economic Impact of the Real Estate Industry

May 28, 2020

Oregon’s vibrant community of REALTORS® comprises over 17,000 community-based professionals who know the real estate industry is a central and irreplaceable component of Oregon’s economy — and that our industry is critical to a strong recovery from the economic fallout of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

As REALTORS® shepherd current and aspiring Oregon homeowners and business owners ...

Home Buying & Selling During a Pandemic: What You Need to Know

May 28, 2020

Technology and good-old-fashioned creativity are helping agents, buyers, and sellers abide by COVID-19 health and safety practices while getting deals done.

Some buyers are touring houses virtually. Others visit in person while remaining at least six feet from their agent. Sellers are hosting open houses on Facebook Live. Appraisers are doing drive-by valuations. Buyers ...

Home for Community

May 19, 2020

We want to thank all REALTORS® across the state for staying Home for Community during the global pandemic. We know how hard you all have worked to drastically reshape your business in a time of turmoil.

You’ve heard a lot from us lately about the latest COVID-19 news and how it impacts REALTORS®. Now we want to take ...

New! Tech Helpline

May 18, 2020

May 19, 2020

OAR members will have access to the Tech Helpline. There are no additional fees. This is a member benefit offering support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices. The Tech Helpline will troubleshoot problems and offer solutions on a variety of topics:

Instruction for installing and configuring new hardware ...

Office Depot Offering Products to Assist with COVID-19

April 26, 2020

Office Depot is offering new products to help assist in your work and personal health during this COVID-19 outbreak. Office Depot offers OAR members a great discount program on office supplies, furniture, and printing needs for your business. The Member Discount Program allows you to shop online. Below are a few of the new products being offered:

Office ...

Nearly 3 in 4 REALTORS® Report no Reduce in Listing Price to Attract Buyers

April 23, 2020

NAR’s news Flash Survey Economic Pulse highlights that Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® currently working with sellers this week – 74% – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®. This suggests interested home sellers are remaining calm and avoiding panic selling ...

NEW! COVID-19 Resource Hotline

April 14, 2020

OAR continues to be the bridge of information between members and government resources that may be available to REALTORS®. Beginning Tuesday April 14, OAR will offer a COVID-19 Resource Hotline. The hotline is for members who have questions specific to COVID-19, including needing assistance navigating the various financial assistance programs at the state and federal level, ...

FREE Webinars Extended Through May 30, 2020!

April 14, 2020

Thanks to our partners at OnlineEd, OAR will continue to offer members access to over 55 archived webinars through May 30, 2020. There are a variety of topics available to help meet your CE requirements, as well as, professional development. Don’t miss on this amazing COVID-19 Response offer: https://onlineed.com/portal/oar?code=covid19

Daily Rundown: Board of Directors Recap, Unemployment Insurance, OAR COVID Hotline and IRS Issues Tax guidance

April 10, 2020

OAR’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECAP

In a first for OAR, the Board of Directors e-convened on Thursday to conduct the association’s business via video conference. Your OAR Staff worked diligently behind the scenes to administer the meeting and tally Directors’ votes as they were cast while Board President Lori Palermo, President-Elect Drew Coleman, and OAR ...