Second Quarter 2018 Newsletter
Expired & Terminated Listings
Please remind your brokers if they are calling on another member’s expired or terminated listings to try to gain a listing agreement, that they should first check the remarks in the MLSCO system.  As you know, sometimes during the process of having a home listed for sale, sellers change their mind and decide not to sell.  In those instances, we have instructed members to notate this in the remarks section of the listing so that the consumer is not repeatedly called.  We have had quite a few complaints from consumers and brokers that even doing this is not helping.  We ask that you remind your brokers, prior to calling for a potential listing when it is expired or terminated in the MLSCO system, that they double check this in the remarks section to help alleviate this issue.   Thank you in advance.

Upcoming MLSCO & IDX Policy Changes
The MLS Executive Committee has been working to implement several changes required as part of RESO compliance for national RETs standards. These changes will be implemented this summer along with several changes to the MLSCO Policy and our IDX policy and forms. MLSCO will also be implementing the MLS of Choice Waiver system per national requirements this summer as well. Please keep an eye out for notices about all of these changes. CEO, Casie Conlon will send an email to all Managing Brokers explaining the changes prior to their circulation to the entire membership.
 
Window to the Law video from NAR Legal Affairs
Brokerages examines the steps to follow when implementing a cybersecurity plan to help to protect a firm’s assets from outside threats. Watch and share video.
 
Legal Hotline Help
OAR CEO and former General Counsel, Jenny Pakula, discusses the most frequently asked to their legal hotline in this short video. For more information on the legal hotline, click here.

Bend City Council Resolution Gets the Ball Rolling on UGBExpansion 
On May 2, the Bend City Council approved a resolution setting priorities for the implementation of the city’s urban growth boundary (UGB) expansion plan. The resolution includes an area plan for the elbow, with planning to begin this summer and anticipated conclusion in winter 2020. Redevelopment and the creation of an urban renewal plan was approved for opportunity areas, including the Bend Central District, East Downtown, Inner Highway 20/Greenwood and KorPine. Council is continuing to consider funding to extend Empire Avenue and complete Murphy Road, and is expected to make a decision at its June 6thmeeting. Learn more

Important Upcoming Dates

July 17: Biannual Code of Ethics Class - all members mus take this course by 12/18/18.

July 20: Rapattoni Listing Input Training

July 25: New Member Orientation

September 18 - 21: OAR State Convention

October 10: Building a Better Central Oregon

November 2 - 5: NAR Conference & Expo

December 7:  COAR Holiday and Installation Party