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2017 IMPACT REPORT “Raise the Bar”

Professional Development

Governance

RPAC

Risk

Management

Advocacy

Housing Stats

HOME Foundation


Such interests impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which REALTORS® should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. REALTORS®, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow REALTORS® a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.

REALTOR® OF THE YEAR In April, Ashland REALTOR® and 2015 OAR President Colin Mullane was honored as the 2017 Oregon REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY). An immigrant from Ireland, Colin became a REALTOR® in 2000 and has since been heavily involved in all levels of the association at the local, state, regional and national levels. He is a Principal Broker at Full Circle Real Estate in Ashland and a member of the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS®.

REALTOR PLEDGE

Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Preamble to the Code of Ethics

I AM A REALTOR® I Pledge myself: To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it: To be honorable and honest in all my dealings; To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence; To act fairly towards all in the spirit of the Golden Rule; To observe the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and conform my conduct to its lofty ideals.


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11 A Letter from George A Look Ahead to 2018 with OAR President Steve Strode ADVOCACY 2017 Legislative Highlights Issues Mobilization Grants RPAC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) GRI Graduates Online Learning GOVERNANCE 2017 Leadership Key Board Decisions

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LEGAL AFFAIRS Legal Hotline Legal Advocacy

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FALL CONVENTION & GOVERNANCE MEETINGS

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HOME FOUNDATION Donations and Contributions 2017 HOME Foundation Grant Recipients

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THE TYPICAL OREGON REALTOR®

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HOUSING STATS Take Our Survey!

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YOUR OAR STAFF

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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t’s hard to believe 2017 is already over; it went by so fast! Serving as your President was an amazing adventure, and there are a number of things I am proud to say we accomplished or are well on the way to completing. It is great to see the industry coming back and getting stronger … and making us stronger, as well. In addition to adding nearly 1,000 members in 2017, we worked very hard on “Raising the Bar” of professionalism. More extensive education for Principal Brokers, once passed by the state legislature, is a big key to that effort, and creating a Principal Broker Academy will set a new standard for our industry. I am looking forward to seeing all of that come together in the coming year.

I also believe the Executive Committee was more connected and responsive to membership. We took a thoughtful and wellplanned approach to carry out our strategic plan and push Raising the Bar of Professionalism, and put a number of benchmarks in place for the 2018 leadership team.

“Oregon REALTORS® have a voice that is second to none (and) we are at the table on many issues that affect our business.”

Another major success in 2017 was REALTOR® Day at the Capitol, where more than 850 OAR members made their voices heard among lawmakers and lobbyists. That kind of participation gives REALTORS® a voice that is second to none. And with a very strong Government Affairs Key Committee and Government Affairs Director, we are at the table on many affecting our business. (For more, see page 4.)

With that, we completed a procedural audit that outlined a number of budget reporting changes, and added staff to better support our membership and the running of Association business. We increased communications with local boards and associations and added a number of educational offerings for all members, including our commitment to the GRI designation.

In short, 2017 was a very full year, one that will continue in this coming year with the search for our new CEO. I have all the confidence that the 2018 leadership team will do an outstanding job for OAR and our members. Sincerely,

George Grabenhorst, 2017 OAR President

2110 Mission St. SE, #230, Salem, OR 93702 P.O. Box 351, Salem, OR 97308 | Phone: 503-362-3645 | toll-free 1-800-252-9115 info@oregonrealtors.org | www.oregonrealtors.org

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Q&A A LOOK AHEAD TO 2018 WITH OAR PRESIDENT STEVE STRODE

What is your vision for 2018? My vision is really one of Our Vision, namely one of direct engagement and relevant messaging to our over 16,000 members, so that the value we bring meets or exceeds the cost of belonging. We do such amazing work, and the challenge is to make sure everyone knows it. What’s the most important thing you hope to accomplish? The most important thing we can accomplish this year is getting members to understand that we unite under the REALTOR® Party, and to show that we’re much more than individual elections and candidates. From community outreach activities and RPAC Major Investor events to Issues Mobilization grants, Candidate Training, Broker Involvement Programs, and our voter registration efforts, there is room at the table for everyone’s interests. I invite everyone to spend a few minutes on realtorparty.com. What was your primary reason for getting involved in volunteer leadership? After being a Realtor for nearly a decade, I learned there is so much involved in making our industry work. Sitting on the sidelines started to feel like not voting on election day.

“GET INVOLVED TO WHATEVER EXTENT YOU CAN. IT MATTERS!”

What’s the biggest issue facing Oregon Realtors® in 2018? Housing is front and center in local and state politics. We saw what a hot-button issue it was during the last legislative cycle. And while all sides agree that “something needs to be done,” we need to move forward in a way that doesn’t further disrupt the market or add to the housing shortage. The American dream of homeownership is still very much alive and is the leading wealth creator in this country. We can’t let our elected officials forget that in their desire to “do something.” What one message would you give an Oregon REALTOR®? If you view this as a profession, and not something to dabble in, you have a responsibility to protect that livelihood. So, get involved to whatever extent you can; even a simple, one-minute action, like responding to an NAR Call for Action, REALLY matters. Our advocacy work extends far beyond getting in front of elected officials. We strengthen our communities and change lives. When I see the variety of ways that local Realtors are helping locally, it’s inspiring! WWW.OREGONREALTORS.ORG |

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ADVOCACY 2017 LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

393 BILLS

2,829

BILLS INTRODUCED IN 2017 SESSION

TRACKED BY OAR

KEY REAL ESTATE-RELATED LEGISLATION & RESULTS OAR Position First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Program*

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XX Supported

Mortgage Interest Deduction Limitations

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Property Tax Deduction Phase-Out

Died in committee

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XX Opposed

Rent Control Rules*

Died in committee

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XX Opposed

Principal Real Estate Broker Advanced Standards*

Died in committee XX

Opposed

Funding Programs for Woodsmoke and Septic System Quality Improvement

Result

Supported

Died on Senate President’s desk

Passed

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XX Supported

Property Tax Reform

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XX Neutral

* to be reintroduced in 2018 session

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Died in committee

LOOK AHEAD 2018 is a “short session” year for the Oregon Legislature, running from February 5 to March 9. OAR expects and will support legislation to enact the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Program and Principal Real Estate Broker Advanced Standards, while opposing bills that undermine private property rights, housing value and incentives for homeownership Join us in Salem on April 11 for the Legislative Conference to discuss and determine OAR’s position on issues you think should be addressed in the 2019 legislative session. For more information and to register, go here.


ISSUES MOBILIZATION GRANTS

NAR CALLS FOR ACTION

Issues Mobilization Grants provide financial and campaign services assistance to any local board/association or member wishing to take action on a local policy issue. Once a grant application is approved, OAR provides collaborative campaign services, such as management, media, and polling, with members of the local board.

NAR issued three national Calls for Action in 2017, and Oregon REALTORS® responded impressively.

In 2017, boards in Eugene, Yamhill, Tillamook, Salem and Springfield benefited from Issues Mobilization Grants to support ballot measures benefitting their local economies and housing concerns. For more information about these results, email scleave@oregonrealtors.org. More information is available in the OAR website here.

$788,151.57

Working balance of the OAR Issues Mobilization Fund at the end of 2017, thanks to contributions by Oregon REALTORS®.

$25,000

NAR Issues Mobilization funds leveraged by OAR and EAR for a housing shortage awareness campaign in Eugene, boosting state and local funding ten-fold.

$7,100

Funds raised and contributed by local boards and associations for issues mobilization campaigns.

NFIP Extension Aug. 22 – Sept. 8 17.8% response rate (1,750 Oregon REALTORS®) Tax Code Reform 1 Oct. 18 – Dec. 2 27.8% response rate (2,990 Oregon REALTORS®) Tax Code Reform 2 Dec. 4 - 19 13.6% response rate (1,468 Oregon REALTORS®) RESULTS: Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which NAR supported, was extended until January 19, 2018. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which NAR initially opposed but eventually went “neutral” after key homeownership incentives were adequately protected, passed on December 20 and was signed into law on December 22 for tax year 2018.

REALTOR® DAY AT THE CAPITOL On April 12, more than 850 Oregon REALTORS® from across the state gathered at the Capitol in Salem to stand up for homeownership, private property rights, and other real estate industry issues affecting all Oregonians. WWW.OREGONREALTORS.ORG |

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RPAC 2017 RPAC Major Investors PLATINUM R

CRYSTAL R

$10,000+ initial annual investment, $5,000 annual sustaining

Debra Gisriel*º

Klamath County Association of REALTORS

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Rick Harris*º

Beth Caster

Yamhill County Association of REALTORS®

$2,500+ initial annual investment, $1,500 annual sustaining

Rob Levy

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS

Mark Meek

Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS

Karen Church ®

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS

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Steven Strode*

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

GOLDEN R

$5,000+ initial annual investment, $2,000 annual sustaining

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

Shawn Cleave OAR

Cheryle Clunes

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

Lindsey Culver

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

STERLING R

Drew Coleman*

Eugene Association of REALTORS®

$1,000+ initial annual investment and annual sustaining

Susan Curths

Springfield Board of REALTORS®

Michael Aid

Chelsea Dietmeyer

Vicki Arnold

Deana Doney

John Bakerº

Stacy Ellingson

Stacey Boals

Cheryl Faria

Brenda Bonebrake

James Frick

Carolyn Bostwick

Lester Friedman

Vikki Breese-Iverson

Mel George

Eva Sanders*º

David Brow

Myra Girod

Jonathan Wallace*º

Colin Call

Michael Gottlieb

Carolyn Dozois*º

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®

Eugene Association of REALTORS®

David Hemenwayº

East Metro Association of REALTORS®

Eugene Association of REALTORS®

Pat Kaplan*º

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS

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Michael Kozak

Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS®

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS

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R. Brian Matza*

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS

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Alan Mehrwein*º

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS

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Colin Mullane*

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®

Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS

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Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

Salem Association of REALTORS®

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®

Springfield Board of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS®

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Springfield Board of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Klamath County Association of REALTORS® Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS®

George Grabenhorst

Salem Association of REALTORS®

RPAC MAJOR INVESTORS BY DISTRICT OAR (4.7%)

13%

22.4%

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2.8%

28%

96 18.52%

Major Investors in 2017

$119,039

Total dollars raised from Major Investors


Carey Greiner

Mark Knust

Jennifer Schaake

Tina Grimes

David Koch

Trudi Schmidt

KayDee Hallert

Scott Lewis

Adam Schwend

Linda Hartness

Donald Livingood

Randy Shaw

Kerri Hartnett*

Barbara Myers

Kevin Simrin

Jackie Hawks

Suzanne O’Halloran

Adrienne St Clair

Byron Hendricks

Margaret Page

Edwin St Clair

Louis Hoffman

Jenny Pakula*

Jeremy Starr

Michele Holen

Lori Palermo

Bobbie Strome

John Hoops

George Perkins

Angela Stuckart

Shelly Hummel

Nancy Perkins

Laurie Thiel

Patti Jensen

Edward Petrossian

Barbara Thomas

Shaun Jillions

Kathy Querin

Jessica Tindell

Burton Johnson

Craig Reger

Kurt Von Wasmuth

Isaac Judd

Donald Robertson

Jennifer Wallace

Arthur Kegler

Jill Russel

Deborah Weaver

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® Springfield Board of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Salem Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® OAR

Klamath County Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® East Metro Association of REALTORS® Tillamook County Board of REALTORS® OAR

Springfield Board of REALTORS® East Metro Association of REALTORS® East Metro Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

Eugene Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Columbia Basin Association of REALTORS®

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Willamette Association of REALTORS® Klamath County Association of REALTORS®

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® North Willamette Association of REALTORS® Tillamook County Board of REALTORS® Klamath County Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Willamette Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Eugene Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® Portland Metro Association of REALTORS® OAR

Willamette Association of REALTORS®

Greg Whistler

Distinguished Service Award In October, OAR members honored McMinnville REALTOR® and community leader Beth Caster with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Established in 1993, the DSA recognizes outstanding volunteer service and contributions to the Association over a period of at least 10 years. Beth has served the state association as a member of the Executive Committee, as a Regional Vice President, and as an RPAC investor, as well as at the local level for the Yamhill County Association of REALTORS®. She became a REALTOR® in 2003 and is currently a Principal Broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NW Properties in McMinnville.

East Metro Association of REALTORS®

James Wilcox

Mid-Columbia Association of REALTORS®

Troy Wilkerson

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

Caitlin Williams

Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®

Nanette Wimmers

Mid-Columbia Association of REALTORS®

Bernard Youngº

Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS®

Teresa Zamora

Coos County Board of REALTORS®

John Zupan

Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® *President’s Circle ºHall of Fame

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PROFESSIONAL DEV GRADUATE, REALTOR® INSTITUTE (GRI)

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is one of the most distinguished offered by NAR, and as such perfectly suits the ongoing Raise the Bar initiative at OAR. Since 2016, and in cooperation with local boards and associations, OAR has committed to providing a full slate of GRI coursework statewide to enable members to achieve this designation. Here’s a snapshot of 2017 GRI accomplishments:

667 42

Individual GRI course attendees

GRI courses among 13 topics offered in 11 different locations

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257 35

GRI CE credit hours offered

GRI graduates (up from 7 in 2016)

If you have achieved other NAR designations, such as ABR, SRES, and others, it’s likely you can use some of those CE hours as electives to achieve the GRI

OAR currently has 35 GRI courses scheduled in six locations statewide in 2018

GRI GRADUATES *Kimberley Arscott, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, EAR *Bob Bari, Premiere Property Group LLC, PMAR Courtney Benson, Sunfire Real Estate, NEOBR Beverly Blume, Keller Williams Realty, EMAR David Brow, Palermo Real Estate, SBOR David Brown, Cadwell Realty Group, WAOR Sandra Bunyard, RE/MAX Cornerstone, CBBOR *Janice Byers-Sears, 1 Stop Real Estate, LLC, RVAR Jewon Jung Carp, Windermere Real Estate, EAR Lorra Colette, Oregon First, EMAR Carol Coley, Berkshire Hathaway, SAR

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*Danielle Duggan, Premiere Property Group LLC, EMAR Cheryl Faria, Home Quest Realty, RVAR Nancy Fields, Sellers Choice Real Estate Services, SBOR Jessica Gellings, John L. Scott, COAR Tracy George, Fred Real Estate Group, COAR Tracy Hunter, Universal Realty, CBBOR Brian Kaiser, John J. Howard & Associates, NOBOR Anna Korenev, Keller Williams Realty, WAOR David A. Krause, ArchitectureTEN Realty, PMAR Scott Lewis, John L. Scott, RVAR


VELOPMENT ONLINE LEARNING

OAR offers a variety of online learning and continuing education opportunities, from live and archived webinars to InteractCE, an innovative gaming platform that makes earning CEs for license renewal interactive and fun.

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Live webinars attracting 2,958 attendees (about 140 per webinar)

Archived webinars purchased, accounting for 223 completed CE hours

175

Multiple-course packages purchased from InteractCE, accounting for 3,000+ completed CE hours

Photo courtesy InteractCE

LOOK AHEAD

Go to our online calendar to see the full 2018 schedule of live and online Education and Professional Development offerings from OAR

Eddie Lincoln, Century 21 Hart Realty Inc., PMAR *Amanda May, RE/MAX Real Estate Team, NOBOR *Nicholas Allen Mueller, Westland Realty, EMAR Luanne Myers, Miner’s & Associates Real Estate, PMAR Shelley Olson, Valley West Realty, WAR Kamila Price, Premiere Property Group LLC, PMAR Julia Radditz, Totem Properties, PMAR Glenda Ramer, Century 21 Best Realty, CCBOR Kathy Rose, John L. Scott, WAOR Jill Russel, eXPRealty, LLC, KCAOR Adam Schwend, Coast Real Estate Professionals, TBOR

Victoria Sheadel, Gateway Real Estate, RVAR Patrick K. Sieng, Legacy Real Estate, SAR Arica Song, Hybrid Real Estate, SBOR Barbara Spees, Home Quest Realty, RVAR Cherie Thomson, Windermere Real Estate, EAR Becki Trowbridge, Hosanna Real Estate Services, SBOR Susan Wagner, Miner’s & Associates Real Estate, PMAR *Jennifer Wallace, OAR staff Robynne L. Whitaker, John L. Scott-Ashland, RVAR Dan Wooldridge, Oregon Professional RE Group, CCBOR Brooke Yussim, Oregon Bay Properties, LLC, CCBOR *2016 graduate

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GOVERNANCE 2017 LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT:

George Grabenhorst, SAR PRESIDENT-ELECT:

KEY AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS:

Vikki Breese-Iverson, COAR

Heather Benjamin, PMAR

Steve Strode, PMAR

POLITICAL AFFAIRS:

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Debra Gisriel, KCAR

RPAC TRUSTEES:

Gail Rogers, COAR

Eva Sanders, PMAR

NAR DIRECTORS

MY REALTOR® PARTY (ISSUES MOBILIZATION):

Debra Gisriel, KCAR

BUSINESS ISSUES:

George Grabenhorst, SAR Kerri Hartnett, PMAR

ELECTIONS:

David Brow, SBOR

Colin Mullane, RVAR

FINANCE REVIEW:

Pat Kaplan, PMAR

LEGAL ACTION: Steve

Alan Mehrwein, PMAR Colin Mullane, RVAR

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Eva Sanders, PMAR

John Hoops, EAR Brian Matza, PMAR

John Hoops, EAR

Lucas, PMAR

volunteer leaders

REALTOR® OF THE YEAR / DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:

Eva Sanders, PMAR

Eva Sanders, PMAR

OREF BOARD OF MANAGERS: Barb

Thomas, EAR

Steve Strode, PMAR

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: Hector

Garcia, SAR

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER STATE LEADERS PER LOCAL ASSOCIATION

1 ...................................................................................... CENTRAL COAST 1 .................................................................................................... CLATSOP 17 ............. CENTRAL OREGON 2 .................................................................................COLUMBIA BASIN 2 .....................................................................................COOS COUNTY 3 .........................................................................DOUGLAS COUNTY 2 ......................................................................................... EAST METRO DISTRICT VICE PRESIDENTS

District

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District

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: Beth Caster: YCAR

District

3

: Donna Charko, EAR

District

4

: Teresa Zamora, CCBOR

District

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: Michael Aid, COAR

District

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: John Howard, NEOBR

11 ....................................................... EUGENE 7 ..................................................... KLAMATH COUNTY 1 ................................................................................... LINCOLN COUNTY 1 .........................................................................................MID-COLUMBIA 25 ......... PORTLAND METRO 11 ...........................................ROGUE VALLEY 6 ............................................................................... SALEM 5 .......................................................................... SPRINGFIELD 3 ....................................................................................TILLAMOOK 7 ............................................................... WILLAMETTE 1 .....................................................................................YAMHILL COUNTY

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KEY BOARD DECISIONS The volunteer OAR Board of Directors took action on several items in 2017, namely: Approved a 2018 operating budget of $2.56 million based on 16,500 OAR members Approved the 2017-19 Strategic Plan to: •

Improve the perceived proficiency of Oregon REALTORS®

Expand OAR’s political strength at the Capitol and to all corners of the state

Create a strategic leadership culture within OAR that engages members and local associations

Approved changes to OAR Legislative Policy Statements, namely: •

Support or introduce legislation that creates specific continuing education curriculum for all Principal Brokers

Support loan programs, tax incentives such as the Mortgage Interest Deduction, and general policies that benefit consumers and provide greater access to home ownership

Elected Rick Harris (RVAR) and Brian Matza (PMAR) as NAR Directors

OREGON LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: 2017 GRADUATES OLA identifies emerging REALTOR® leaders, motivates them, and sharpens their leadership skills. Look for these up-andcomers in future leadership positions! Ashleigh Armenakis, SAR Alycia Cash, RVAR Karen Church, EAR Shelly Culbertson, RVAR Lindsey Culver, PMAR Carey Greiner, COAR Isaac Judd, EAR Joni McClintock, SAR Jill Russel, KCAR Trudi Schmidt, NWAR Susan Tokarz-Krauss, RVAR Patti Williamson, SAR Jack Zika, COAR Devin Zupan, RVAR Not pictured: Stacy Ellingson, KCAR

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126 Oregon REALTORS® have graduated from OLA since 2003 WWW.OREGONREALTORS.ORG |

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LEGAL AFFAIRS LEGAL HOTLINE

The Legal Hotline is a subscriber-based service that provides the opportunity to ask industry-related questions of an attorney specializing in real estate and contract law. The annual subscription fee is $125 per individual; questions via phone or email are answered within 24 hours. Learn more here.

638 EMAILS RECEIVED BY THE LEGAL HOTLINE IN 2017, AN AVERAGE OF MORE THAN 2.3 PER WORKDAY

370 CALLS RECEIVED BY THE LEGAL HOTLINE IN 2017, AN AVERAGE OF 1.37 PER WORKDAY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Disclosure Buyer issues Contracts Broker/issues Listing Forms Offers Addendums

LEGAL ADVOCACY

OAR TECH HELPLINE OAR TECH HELPLINE OAR TECH HELPLINE OAR TECH OAR TECH HELPLINE HELPLINE

OAR has joined a coalition of industry partners to challenge FEMA’s changes to its floodplains map for Oregon, including areas that have previously never been considered part of the floodplain that would effectively prohibit nearly all development in those areas. The coalition has delivered the required notice of intent to commence litigation. For more info, go here.

The OAR Tech Helpline is a FREE member resource that offers expert troubleshooting for all your techy-tech woes, from PC problems to printer glitches and network hitches. It’s just an email or phone call away! Email support@techhelpline.com or call 888-804-8226 to connect with a U.S.-based support center. Available M-F, 6am – 5pm and Saturdays, 6am – 2pm (all times Pacific).

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885

Number of calls/emails made by OAR members to the Tech Helpline in 2017

17.4

Average length of Tech Helpline call, in minutes

MOST-REQUESTED TECH HELPLINE TOPICS 19.4%: Hardware (all devices) 19%: Email 8.1%: Browser Issues 7.8%: Viruses & Antivirus Software 7.7%: Operating Systems 5.6%: Software: Other Applications 4.8%: Network Issues


Fall Convention & Governance Meetings The 2017 OAR Fall Convention & Governance Meeting held on October 3-6 in Portland attracted hundreds of REALTORS® from across the state to engage in continuing education opportunities, governance and committee meetings, a lively trade show, and multiple networking events to Raise the Bar in our industry.

Ron Phipps (right), 2011 NAR President, installs Portland REALTOR® Steve Strode as 2018 OAR President: “Our members are clamoring to raise the bar. Own it,” said Strode.

Distinguished Service Award recipient and McMinnville REALTOR® Beth Caster (right) receives engraved knitting needles from DSA committee chair, Portland REALTOR® Eva Sanders.

The annual Dessert Auction following the Presidential Installation and dinner raised $10,865 for the OAR HOME Foundation to benefit affordable housing programs in Oregon.

The Trade Show featured more than 30 vendors offering real estate-related products and services, from virtual reality platforms to merchandising and promotional solutions.

”Our value is being the local market expert.”– Ashland REALTOR® Colin Mullane on competition from Zillow, at the Principal Broker/ Broker Forum

PMAR’s Young Professionals Network took advantage of a beautiful fall evening to host a cruise of the Willamette River, complete with food, drinks, music and a prize giveaway.

”Remove everything that has no value. Decide if the juice is worth the squeeze.” – Motivational speaker Terry Watson at the Closing General Session

The 2018 Fall Convention & Governance Meetings are scheduled for September 18-21 at the Eugene Hilton. Look for more details and registration information in the next few months.

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HOME FOUNDATION 2017 HOME FOUNDATION DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

The OAR HOME Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, received a record-setting $220,000 in donations and contributions in 2017 to support affordable housing and homeownership programs in Oregon. Learn more here.

Dues Allocations: 14.6%

Redirected RPAC Dues: 3.6%

Silent Auction at Fall Convention: 0.7%

Driving it HOME Golf Tournament: 33%

Dessert Auction at Fall Convention: 5.5%

$1.3+ million Amount granted by the OAR HOME Foundation since 2005

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Taste of Portland: 43%

282 66

Number of grants awarded by the OAR HOME Foundation since 2005

Number of affordable housing groups and programs across Oregon that have received OAR HOME Foundation grants since 2005

Oregon ranks 7th nationally among the “most charitable” states, based on volunteer rate, value of volunteer time, number of non-profits per 10,000 residents and average charitable donation per person. Number one is Washington, DC; Washington State is #10. Oregon was #16 last year. Source: SmartAsset

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2017 HOME FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS Recipient & City (local Board)

Grant Amount

First Story, Bend (COAR) ............................................................. $1,000 NeighborImpact, Redmond (COAR) ........................................... $5,000 Sisters Area Habitat for Humanity (COAR) .................................. $5,000 Kor Community Land Trust, Bend (COAR) .................................. $5,000 Bend Area Habitat for Humanity (COAR) .................................... $5,000 Portland Housing Center (PMAR) ................................................ $5,000 Proud Ground, Portland (PMAR) ................................................. $5,000 Rebuilding Together Portland (PMAR)......................................... $2,500 Remodeling for Independence Together (ReFIT), Portland (PMAR) ... $2,500 West Tuality Habitat for Humanity, Forest Grove (PMAR) .................... $5,000 African American Alliance for Homeownership, Portland (PMAR) ...... $5,000 Community Energy Project, Portland (PMAR) ............................. $2,500 Hacienda CDC, Portland (PMAR) ................................................ $5,000 Native American Youth and Family Center, Portland (PMAR)...... $5,000 Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PMAR) ........ $5,000 Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, Newport (LCBR) .......... $5,000 Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity, Bay City (TBOR) ........... $5,000 Klamath + Lake Community Action Services, Klamath Falls (KCAR) ... $5,000 Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity, Eugene (SBOR) ......... $5,000 McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity (YCAR) .......................... $7,000 Cottage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity (EAR) ........................ $5,000 Umpqua Community Development Corp. dba NeighborWorks Umpqua Coastal Housing Center, Coos Bay (CCBOR)........................ $5,000 Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation, The Dalles (MCAR) ........... $5,000 Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (EMAR) .............................. $5,000 Access, Medford (RVAR) ............................................................ $40,000 Habitat for Humanity Rogue Valley, Medford (RVAR) ................ $15,000 Age Friendly Innovators, Jacksonville (RVAR).............................. $2,500 Umpqua Community Development Corp. dba NeighborWorks Umpqua Douglas County, Roseburg (DCAR) ....................................... $5,000 Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, St. Helens (CCBOR) ............. $5,000 Community Action Team - ABCs of Homebuying, St. Helens (CCBOR) .................................................................................................. $5,000 Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. dba Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services (WAR) ................... $5,000 North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity, Mt. Angel (NWAR)..... $5,000 Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley, Salem (SAR) ........ $5,000 NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corp.), Springfield (SAR) ..................................................................................... $5,000

*$203,000 *Includes $50,000 from RVAR and $2,000 from YCAR raised at separate events.

Donations in Action! On October 2, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a new home for a single mother and her two kids on land purchased with a HOME Foundation grant. Learn more here.

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The Typical Oregon REALTOR® YEARS OF AGE

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SMARTPHONE USER

RESIDENTIAL FOCUS

DOG PERSON

FEMALE

FEMALE

MALE

30%

70%

OREGON REALTORS® BY AGE 24% 22%

21%

17%

9% 6% 1%

Teens & 20s

47%

30s

40s

7%

50s

60s

25%

70s

80+

12%

8%

Don’t like/ Don’t have pets

Own other type of pet (fish; chickens; horse; wild birds; reptiles)

+ Dog person

cat person

Dog and cat person

Source: 2017 OAR Fall Convention Feedback Survey; avatar courtesy InteractCE

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Housing Stats -8.6% 187,240

-2% 171, 072

-11.5%

67,619

66,300

2.9

2.5

ACTIVE LISTINGS

CLOSED SALES

MONTHS OF INVENTORY

Indicator of housing supply shortage

Peaked in June, but fell off sharply (13%) by December compared to 2016

Peaked in March at 3.34 months; dipped to just 2.0 in December

+7.8%

+8.2%

+4.5% 35%

39.5%

ABSORPTION RATE

(percentage of inventory sold per month)

Peaked in November at 46%, indicating a market for higher-priced homes

$335,437

$361,549

AVERAGE SALES PRICE Indicator of housing supply shortage

$183

$198

AVERAGE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT Topped $200/square foot in June; ended the year at $202/ square foot

Source: Realtors Property Resource (RPR)

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Your OAR Staff JENNY PAKULA Interim CEO & General Counsel

RICH BINSACCA Communications Director

TODD MCKINNEY Education Manager

SHAWN CLEAVE Government Affairs Director

KELLIE BUSHMAN Finance Director

JAKE CONLEY IT & Education Coordinator

JAN PRESLEY JIHUN HAN Public Affairs Manager

Government Affairs Coordinator

GRETCHEN KRONENBERG LORI BRONCHEAU Executive Assistant

Membership & Finance Coordinator

KATIE MOORE Receptionist & Administrative Support

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Mark Your Calendar! FEBRUARY 20-22 NAR Member’s Edge & Region 12 Meetings

Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA Register for Member’s Edge here Register for Region 12 Meetings here

APRIL 11 OAR Legislative Conference

MARCH 22 2018 Rogue Valley Food & Wine Classic

Inn at Commons, Medford Website

APRIL 12-13 OAR Spring Governance Meetings

JULY 19 9th Annual Driving it HOME Golf Tournament

Salem Convention Center, Salem Register for the Legislative Conference here Register for Spring Governance Meetings here

Langdon Farms Golf Club, Aurora Website for registration, sponsorships & raffle

SEPTEMBER 18-21 OAR Fall Convention & Governance Meetings

OCTOBER 4 11th Annual Taste of Portland

Eugene Hilton, Eugene Details coming soon!

Castaway, Portland Click here for more info

WWW.OREGONREALTORS.ORG |

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