September 18 - 24, 2019
Sellers Representative Specialist Designation Course
October 9 - 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 AM
The SRS Designation Course will redefine your 'normal' and reinvent the way you represent sellers. It provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training and resources to help real estate professionals represent the interests of sellers in today's marketplace.

Students learn to:
  • Increase listings and grow their business
  • Demonstrate and communicate their value package to seller clients
  • Understand and apply the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Understand and comply with state license laws when representing sellers
  • Understand and apply methods, tools, and techniques to provide the support and services that sellers want and need
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Childcare shortage the focus when U.S. Chamber Roadshow comes to Central Oregon
The shortage of available and affordable quality childcare impacts the State of Oregon and the US economy. This issues is especially evident in Central Oregon, where only one out of three children under 3 are served by accredited programs. Parents of children under three routinely experience waiting lists of more than a year and the patchwork of childcare solutions to ensure their little ones are well cared for while they work. Julia Barfield, Senior Policy & Programs Manager for the US Chamber Foundation is working on this issue on a national scale and is coming to Central Oregon to talk with business representatives, employers, childcare providers and community leaders about the scale of Central Oregon’s shortage and what answers may be available. The Foundation plans to launch a comprehensive survey in the coming months to quantify the scale of economic impact to the State of Oregon, and how lack of quality childcare is affecting American families and businesses.
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REALTOR Safety Month Feature: Why Your Office Needs a Safety Policy
Liability is a real threat to brokerage owners. Despite there not being legal requirements for real estate companies to offer independent contractors safety training, a policy that outlines safe work practices should be as important as ethics, marketing, and legal training for agents.
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Featured Class: How to Think Like an Underwriter
September 30, 2019
Instructor: Brandon Roberts
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free/1 CE
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Growing real estate startup Reali expanding again, launches home trade-in program
Reali, a real estate startup that operates in California, has been quickly expanding for the last few years, and it looks like the company has no plans of slowing down. Reali announced this week that it is launching a service that allows homeowners to sell their existing home and buy a new one, all in one transaction.
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OAR Legislative Report
The 2019 Legislative session was one of the most consequential sessions in decades with major legislation effecting business taxation, private property rights and housing supply, among other issues.  In the 2019 Legislative Session Report OAR reviewed the bills passed—and those that failed—with an impact on REALTORS® and Oregon’s Real Estate Industry. The report also discusses ways that you can become more involved in influencing important legislation in Salem. Click here to read the report. You can also visit our Oregon Legislation page on your website to learn about key bills and resources.
 
Supra Key Update
Apple will release a new operating system, iOS 13, for iPhones and iPads, on Thursday, September 19. A new version of Supra eKEY app is now available in the Apple app store. Important! Please update your eKEY app to this new version before you update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13. You may not be able to access keyboxes if you use a previous version of the eKEY app with iOS 13. To update to the latest version of the eKEY app:
1.      Go to your iPhone or iPad home screen and tap the App Store icon
2.      Tap the Updates icon in the bottom right of the screen
3.      Scroll to locate the eKEY app and select Update or select Update All at the top of the screen to update all of your apps.
 
The REALTORS®’ Guide To Mastering Direct Mail
Get the latest RPR eBook “The REALTORS®’ Guide To Mastering Direct Mail” delivered to your inbox with just a few clicks. It includes direct mail basics and details on how to search an area geographically and how to create mailing labels within RPR.

Upcoming Classes and Events

September 20 | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Ignite Your Business Plan-Registration Closed
September 25 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM |  Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification, 6 CE
September 25 | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Commerical Roadshow-LaPine, 1 CE
September 26 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | GRI: Transactions, 6 CE
September 27 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Rapattoni Input
September 30 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM |  How Thinking Like an Underwriter Can Help You Close More Deals, 1 CE
October 1 - 2 | 9:45 AM - 4:45 PM | National USPAP Update (2018-2019) & FHA Handbook for Appraisers
October 4 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Commercial Marketing Meeting
October 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Rapattoni I & II

In the News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates To Prop Up The Slowing Economy - Scott Horsley, NPR
BLP Begins Process to Redraw Middle & High School Boundaries - Central Oregon Daily
Bend Area Transportation Plan Vision Takes Shape - KTVZ
Report: REALTORS® Cite Frequent Threats to Personal Data - NAR Daily News
Could Mortgage Rates Really Drop to Zero? - NAR Daily News
Rents Are Moving Higher, But at a Slower Pace - NAR Daily News

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