Third Quarter 2021

Pro Tip: Save Time by Customizing Your Dashboard to Include a Saved Searches Gadget
The Flexmls platform is a system designed to work for YOU. And that means it is designed full of customizations, so the system is catered to your needs. Now, hopefully you already know that you are able to customize your dashboard (don't worry if you don't, we'll teach you how below), but did you know that when making customizations you can include a Saved Searches gadget? The Saved Searches gadget lets you view all search results for a previously saved search. Through this gadget you are also able to see new listings in the saved search (listings from the past month that meet search criteria) or edit the search. All the information you need about your saved searches is easy to view as soon as you log in. Check out the resources below to learn about how to save a search and customize your dashboard!

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Appraisal Industry
The Appraisal Foundation, the foremost authority on the appraisal and valuation profession, believes that the appraisal industry should reflect the diversity of the nation. We are proud to be partnering with our sponsors and professional stakeholder organizations in working toward a more inclusive and diverse appraisal community. 

A career in appraisal and valuation is an excellent opportunity for anyone, but especially ideal for those wanting the independence the appraisal profession can offer. In an effort to support more inclusive strategies, The Appraisal Foundation has created this page to encourage underrepresented groups to consider the appraisal profession.
To further this mission, we are committed to the following: 
- Working towards an inclusive appraisal profession and Foundation boards that are reflective of the United States we live in today
- Expanding required anti-bias and fair housing training for appraiser credentialing and continuing education
- Facilitating connections between prospective appraisers and seasoned practitioners
- Creating a career pathway for aspiring appraisers to meet their educational and experiential requirements

Click here to learn more about our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Helpful Links
We will continually update this section with resources for aspiring appraisers.
How to Become an Appraiser
State Regulatory Agency List
Approved Degree Programs in Real Estate
Appraiser Diversity Pipeline Initiative

Building a Better Central Oregon
The Building a Better Central Oregon committee is excited to announce the 2021 BBCO winners! Please join us on November 2 at Tetherow Resort for a reception to celebrate

Outstanding Education Opportunity
Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School
The Bend Technical Academy @ Marshall High School/Bend La Pine Schools
Bend, OR

Outstanding Enhancement to SE Bend
Bevel Brewing Taphouse
Bevel Craft Brewing
Bend, OR

Best New Recreation Option
COTA South Deschutes County Trails
Central Oregon Trail Alliance
Sunriver, OR

Best Overall Service to the Central Oregon Community
Deschutes County Stabilization Center 
Deschutes County
Bend, OR

Outstanding Contribution to Youth Achievement
J Bar J Boys Ranch Vocational School
J Bar J Youth Services
Bend, OR

Outstanding Homeownership Opportunity
Kôr Community Land Trust
Bend, OR

Outstanding Community Re-Purpose/Enhancement Project
Larkspur Community Center
Bend Park and Recreation District, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture and Pence Construction
Bend, OR

Outstanding Enhancement to Community & Neighborhood
Legend Cider Co
Tyler & Adrianne Baumann
LaPine, OR

Outstanding Medical Facility Fulfilling a Community Need
Redmond Family Choice Urgent Care
Redmond Family Urgent Care
Redmond. OR

Best Improvement to a Central Oregon Landmark
Sun Mountain Fun Center Remodel
Sun Mountain Fun Center
Bend, OR

Best Restaurant Reboot
The Brasserie at Monkless Belgian Ale
Todd and Robin Clement -Monkless Belgian Ales, Chuck Potterf -C Potterf Construction
Bend, OR

Upcoming Meetings

Building a Better Central Oregon-November 2

COAR Holiday and Installation Party-December 10

MLS Training

Flexmls Basic-Virtual
September 13
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Flexmls Advanced-Virtual
September 17
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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