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NWAR News August 2018

Inside this issue REALTORS® HEALTH PLAN UPDATE

• Education & Event News

Did you know that the Department of Labor (DOL) has been working with NAR to include REALTORS® and their spouses in the Association Health Plan (AHP)? As part of efforts to address the health insurance needs of members, NAR has advocated for reform of the health insurance markets that provide coverage to the self-employed and small employers since the health care reform debates of the mid-nineties. Many steps have been taken for the DOL to change the verbiage in the current policy. Recently the DOL expanded the definition of “employer” to “working owners”. That’s a huge step in the right direction because it opens the door to real estate professionals and other self-employed workers/members to participate in association health plans. NAR has been a longtime advocate to expand AHP eligibility to independent contractors. It does not mean that Realtors® will be able to buy coverage in the near future. There are still Legal and other challenges that might delay these changes, but NAR has been working hard on our behalf. If you would like additional information check out NAR’s HEALTH CARE REFORM topic page.

• Code of Ethics Cycle 5 Required

Link: https://www.nar.realtor/health-care-reform

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by 12/31/2018 • Community Outreach & Public Relations Update • 2018 Golf Tournament • Willamette Valley Gov. Affairs Update • Smart Moves

President

Director & OAR Director:

Mike Roth

Maryann Mills

Vice President

Director & Treasurer:

Faith Bowers

Lisa Santana

Secretary

Directors:

Melinda Villalobos

Valerie Boen

Past President

Mike Gerig

Trudi Schmidt

Stephanie Wells

Executive Officer

Affiliate Member:

Kelly Barker

Rosi Green

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Education & Event News Date

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8-22-18

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9:30 am - 11:30am Mt. Angel Festhalle

9-26-18

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11:00am - 1:30pm

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6:30pm

Registration

Monthly Education / Membership Meeting

Click here

Father Bernard Youth Center

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections

Coming Soon

TBD

Awards Banquet & Installation of Officers

Coming Soon

Principal Broker Forum

Coming Soon

Membership Meeting/ Education: NAR Code of Ethics

Click here

10-24-18 1.5 11:30am - 1:30pm

Langdon Farms Golf Club

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Mt. Angel Festhalle

9:30 am -12:30pm

Topic / Event

Remember to wear your REALTOR® pin to be entered into a prize drawing at NWAR events!

Designation of the Month

e-PRO®

NAR's e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information. Presented by the National Association of REALTORS® Contact e-PRO® at epro@realtors.org (link sends e-mail) Or 877-397-3132. 2

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Create an Action Plan! Complete the NAR Code of Ethics Training for Cycle 5 by the DEADLINE: December 31st, 2018 All courses fulfill the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement November 14th 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. NAR Code of Ethics; 3hrs Continuing Education Instructor: Sue Curths Location: Mt Angel FestHalle Free to NWAR members REGISTER NOW December 6th 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. GRI Course—REALTOR® Professionalism; 3hrs Continuing Education Instructor: Jimi Couture Location: OAR Training Room $49 members/$79 non-members REGISTER NOW NAR Online Courses : 1. Continuing Education with CE Option, $29.95 2. Course for Existing Members without CE (no charge) If taking the course from another provider , please submit your certificate of completion to SAR staff to record into your NRDS record.

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NWAR Annual Elections September 26th The Nominating Committee is in the process of selecting candidates for positions coming open on the Board of Directors. Officer positions are 1-year terms, director positions are 3-year terms. Eligible candidates are NWAR REALTOR® members in good standing. If you are interested in serving on the Board and would like more information, please contact one of the committee members below. Stephanie Wells stephanie@hpihomes.com Valerie Boen theboenteam@gmail.com Faith Bowers faithb@equitygroup.com Lisa Santana lisa@bledsoesantana.com Mike Roth rothhomes@gmail.com Nominations for the position of Affiliate Member (non-voting) will be solicited from NWAR affiliate members in August via email.

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COMING THIS FALL… • Get the best hotel choice and rates. • Buy tickets to the hottest events that sell out quickly like the Inaugural Gala and the YPN Reception.

NWAR is hosting a forum to bring managing principal brokers together to discuss current issues in the real estate market. October 24th 11:30 a.m-1:30pm. @ Langdon Farms Golf Club

• Book your Boston tour tickets now for best availability.

View the preliminary schedule, including this year's Celebrity Concert performer. There are options to fit every REALTOR®'s schedule and budget. . Exclusive discounts on airfare, Amtrak, rental cars and more . More than half the expo floor has already sold! View the growing list of exhibitors.

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Are you getting the most out of your membership? The benefits of being a Realtor® don’t stop at RPR or a Zipforms discount. There is an abundance of everyday companies and stores that offer discounts you could be utilizing.

I AM A REALTOR® I Pledge Myself … To strive to be honorable and to abide by the Golden Rule; To strive to serve well my community, and through it, my country; To abide by the REALTORS®’ Code of Ethics and to strive to conform my conduct to its aspirational ideals;

See page 9 for a few resources available to you.

To act honestly in all real estate dealings; To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it;

To learn more click here.

To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence.

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Are you getting the most out of your membership? The original OfficeMax savings program for REALTORS® is undergoing changes, due to the merger of OfficeMax and Office Depot. Details are in the works, but in the meantime new interim shopping options have been set up for NAR members so that you can continue to enjoy discounts on office supplies and print and copy services in OfficeMax and Office Depot stores. There are two great ways to shop: In Stores: Print out this Purchasing Card (PDF) and bring it with you to the store. This card will work in both Office Depot and OfficeMax stores. You can also save this .pdf file to your smartphone and show it to the sales clerk at checkout. Online: Click here(link is external) to shop with Office Depot. You will need to register to set up an account. This account will include your NAR savings benefits. Who: FedEx, a proud participant in NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program, is pleased to offer REALTORS® a variety of special discounts on FedEx® shipping solutions and FedEx Office® print and copy services. What: NAR Members save on select services for both personal and business use including up to 26% on FedEx Express®, up to 12% on select FedEx Ground® services, and up to 20% on select FedEx international services. View FedEx shipping discount summary. NAR members save on print and copy services with FedEx Office. View FedEx Office discount summary. FedEx also offers My FedEx Rewards. How: Enrollment is fast, easy and free, and there are no minimum requirements. Visit fedex.com/ narsavings(link is external) to enroll or call 1-866-869-1171. Be sure to provide program code LCRS8p01. Once enrolled, simply present your account number in-store or online to take advantage of these savings. See below for enrollment instructions to make sure you receive the savings benefit for both FedEx shipping and FedEx Office. Who: DocuSign is the National Association of REALTORS® official and exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. DocuSign services are easy-to-use and accessible at any time, from any desktop or mobile device.

What: Solutions available at member-only pricing include the Real Estate Starter eSignature plan for individuals, DocuSign for REALTORS® eSignature for individuals and offices up to 5 users, and DocuSign for Brokers for offices of 6+ users. Learn more about DocuSign’s new strikethrough feature(link is external), now available in eSignature. How: Learn more about product features and plans available to NAR members at DocuSign.com(link is external). From there, you can sign-up for the Real Estate Starter, DocuSign for REALTORS® or start a 30-day free trial. To discuss options and pricing with a representative: individuals or offices up to 5 users, please call 866-219-4318, and select option 2; for offices of 6+ users contact the DocuSign Sales Team by email sales@docusign.com(link sends e-mail) or phone 877-720-2040. Be certain to have your NRDS ID available.

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2018 NWAR Annual Golf Tournament

Best Team : 2A Eric Templeton, Brad Moore, Dixon Bledsoe, & Dan Satern. Men’s Long Drive: Dave Greenwood Women’s Long Drive: Tracy Johnson Men’s KP: Ed Benavidez Women’s KP: Tammie Anderson

BEST FLARE!

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Willamette Valley Government Affairs Update It’s Here! 2018 Candidate Endorsement Process Even though summer is in full swing and we’re battling a heat wave, the November 6 general election is just around the corner. Very soon volunteers of NWAR Holly Sears will begin the process of interviewing Silverton and Woodburn mayoral and city Willamette Valley council candidates and bringing recommendations for which candidates to supGAC Director port to the NWAR Board of Directors at its September meeting. The candidatefiling deadline for both Woodburn and Silverton is August 28 and candidate interviews will take place in early September. The following seats (with incumbents listed) are up for election this year: City of Silverton Mayor (2 year term) – Kyle Palmer City Council (at large, 4 year term) – Jim Sears City Council (at large, 4 year term) – Dana Smith City Council (at large, 4 year term) – Rhett Martin City of Woodburn Mayor (2 year term) – Kathy Figley City Council Ward 3 (4 year term) – Robert Carney City Council Ward 4 (4 year term) – Sharon Schaub City Council Ward 5 (4 year term) – Frank Lonergan If you have any questions about the candidate interview process, or any other government affairs-related issue, please contact NWAR’s Government Affairs Director, Holly Sears, at willamettevalleygad@gmail.com or 503-931-0876.

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Real Estate Industry Tips

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