February 12-18, 2020

Building a Better Central Oregon Nominations Due March 9th

Know of a great new or remodeled commercial or residential property in your community? Consider nominating them for a Building a Better Central Oregon Award! 
Properties will be judged in the following categories:
Local Economic Impact
Neighborhood Improvement
Community Improvement
Unique Design
Unique Use of Materials

Click here to nominate a property.

Stop the Double Tax on Property
The people of Oregon spoke in 2012, when they passed Measure 79, which amended the state constitution prohibiting tax, fee or other assessment upon the transfer of any interest in real property, or measured by the consideration paid or received upon the transfer of any interest in real property.

Governor Brown is now proposing an amendment to the Oregon Constitution through House Joint Resolution 203; authorizing new state real property transfer charge or increase in rate of existing state real property transfer charge if state law imposing charge or increase provides for exemption of first $500,000 of taxable value of real property and revenue is used exclusively to fund or finance affordable housing in this state. 

Use the form on this page to contact the Oregon State Legislature and tell them you oppose this legislation.

February MLSCO Beneficiary
The February Bend MLSCO Tour Beneficiary is the Family Access Network. Can't make it to tour? Contribute here. Put COAR in the comment line.

Featured Class: Essential Cyber-Security for Professionals
February 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The course will review what cyber-security is and how it can affect your business.
1.5 CE
Instructor: Harrison Womack

Supra Creating Super Agents - eKEY Professional
Curious about the features eKEY Professional app? Click here to learn more.

Months of Inventory Feature in InfoSparks
Click here for information on “Months Supply of Inventory'' and how to calculate and utilize this data in the InfoSparks module in MLSCO.

That's Who We R Campaign
Earlier this month, NAR launched ther That’s Who We R® 2020 campaign. The new ads for 2020 capture who you and your agents are as REALTORS®, and the authentic relationships you have with your clients and communities. 

In 2019, the campaign focused on communicating the REALTOR® difference to consumers. This year, it shows consumers what that difference looks like in-action, by focusing on the real partnership and human moments along the journey to property ownership. You will see bold visuals and hear inventive alliterations that bring the iconic “R” to life, and messaging that asks consumers to “Look for the R” for reliable guidance throughout the real estate process.

In addition to new TV commercials, today marks the integrated launch of new radio and digital audio spots, paid social ads, as well as new campaign materials you and your agents can leverage.

Visit www.ThatsWhoWeR.realtor to find downloadable social posts, digital banners, print ads, and links to campaign merchandise. For easy personalization and immediate social sharing in a few taps, download the new Photofy app with preloaded campaign materials at https://photofy.com/nar.

 Remember, this campaign is a member benefit, and it becomes much more powerful when you associate yourself with the REALTOR® brand. Wear your REALTOR® pin with pride, and encourage your agents to do so as well. And, incorporate the REALTOR® logo into your promotional materials. That way, when potential clients are “looking for the R”, they will look to you!

Upcoming Classes and Events

February 14 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | MLSCO Input Class
February 18 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Financing 101, 3 CE
February 26 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Selling a Home with Renters, 1 CE 
February 26 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Essential Cyber-Security for Professionals, 1.5 CE
February 27 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM |  Leading Your Way to a Successful Business | 2 CE
Market Data
Below is the top-performing listing categories in January 2020. 

In the News

When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure: Access to Opportunities in Suburban Boomtowns - NITC
Bank of Mom and Dad - Jessica Lautz, NAR
Zero Tolerance for Hate - Blair Myers, REALTOR Magazine
Mentors Can Help Guide Your Community Service Outreach - REALTOR Magazine
Experts: Lack of Tax Incentives Hurting Homeownership - Graham Wood, REALTOR Magazine
Marijuana Becomes Growing Issue in Real Estate - NAR Daily News
Big money and MLS disruption are 'here to stay' - Inman News
Murphy at Brosterhouse Intersection Closes Until May - Paul Hanson, KBND
Jacobson Names New Chair of Bend 2030 - Paul Hanson, KBND
2 apartment projects in early planning stages in Madras - Teresa Jackson, The Madras Pioneer
City, county planners update rules on accessory dwelling units - Jason Chaney, The Central Oregonian

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