REALTOR® Call for Action, Nov 2015

Guest Blogger:  Evan Ridley, Political Advocacy Manager
Oregon Association of REALTORS®

I wanted to share some exciting news with you:  As of today, we are just 300 members shy of the NAR national CFA (“Call-for-Action”) response rate goal of 20% heading into the NAR Conference next week in San Diego.  This would be a historic milestone and we are asking for your help to promote CFA participation at your local association.

As a result of your efforts and those of your colleagues around the state and country, the House voted this week to strip an increase in the fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from the transportation bill. While this is a significant victory, the fight is not over. The bill will now go to a House-Senate Conference, so we must keep the pressure on. Please urge your colleagues to Take Action today.

I have listed a few helpful tools to send supportive messages to promote the CFA to your members.  As a reminder, NAR CFAs are an excellent opportunity for you to meet Core Standards advocacy requirements.

I have attached a breakout of each local association’s progress as of this morning which includes average working emails, CFA participations, participation rate, and number of members needed to achieve 20% at your local level. If you would like a list of folks in your association who have not yet taken action, I am happy to provide that to you as well so you can email them directly!

Thanks for you hard work in helping us tell Congress that taking money from future homeowners is the WRONG WAY TO PAY for highways!

REALTOR® Rally at the Capitol 2015


Wednesday, APRIL 8, 2015

FREE! Includes:

1.5 hours of CE credit & lunch!

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.MISSION MILL Spinning Room


1313 Mill Street SE

        Salem, OR 97301            



Join over 500 of your colleagues from around the State on the Capitol grounds in Salem to stand up for real estate industry issues for yourself AND your clients. Hear presentations on OAR’s legislative agenda and then meet and mingle with your legislators during a BBQ lunch and small group appointments. Let’s have a real show of force by getting as many REALTORS® to participate as possible!





The first 60 SAR members that RSVP to the May General Membership Meeting, showing their Realtor® Rally name badge (proof of attendance), will not be charged for the May meeting!


Complimentary Shuttles will be available between Mission Mill and the Oregon State Capitol. 
9:00 – 10:00 amRegistration 10:00 – 10:30 am

Welcoming Remarks & 2015/16 Legislative Highlights

Oregon’s top political consultants and legislative leadership will share an insider’s perspective and highlight key issues for the 2015 Legislative Session.

10:30 – 11:30 am

Legislative Issues Briefing

How will Key legislative issues impact Oregon’s housing market? Take time to learn the top legislative opportunities and threats to help strengthen and protect the dream of homeownership.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Capitol BBQ Lunch

Join your colleagues and members of the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly for a complimentary barbecue lunch at the Oregon State Capitol.

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Constituent Meetings with Legislators

Share your expertise on the local housing market. This is your opportunity to show your commitment to preserving housing opportunities in your community.

Goings-On – Real Estate Education in the Valley for October

Guest Blogger:  Rosi Green, Ameri-title —————————————————-

AmeriTitle *Credit Hours* (Sign up quick – event is this Thursday) 2 Topics: Understanding the Rules of Seller Financing & What’s New in the World of Foreclosures Presented by: Robert Lowe, Attorney When:  Thursday, October 10th   |  9:00 am – 11:00 am Where: Scottish Rite Center, 4090 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR **2 Credit Hours – Morning Snacks Provided Click here to register on-line (If you’ve already registered, we have your seat saved for you.)

North Willamette Association of Realtors® (NWAR) What: Annual Awards Banquet & Installation of Officers When: Wednesday, October 9th   |  6:30 pm Where: Country Meadows, 155 S Evergreen Ave, Woodburn, OR THIS EVENT IS FULL  J  Hope to see you there.

Salem Association of Realtors® (SAR) What:  General Membership Meeting When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Registration 8:00-8:30 AM  ~  Meeting 8:30-10:00 AM Topic: Interest Rates, Flood Insurance, Fannie Mae, Etc. Guest Speaker: Kurt Schrader, US Congressman Where: Scottish Rite Center 4090 Commercial Ave SE What: Realtor / Attorney Class When: Thursday, October 24  |  12pm – 1pm Where: 1550 Market Street NE, First Church of the Nazarene Salem, Oregon (map) Click here for more details on SAR Events / Education

Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service (WVMLS) Several great classes in the line-up.  Click here to view the calendar.

  • Paragon Basics
  • Contact Manager / Client Connect
  • Comparative Market Evaluations
  • Writing Successful HUD Contracts
  • Staying out of Hot Water
  • Advanced Paragon – Customizing
  • DocuSign / Zip Form
  • Private $ Financing
  • The Power of Presence for Real Estate
  • Cloud CMA

Education Opportunity: Open invitation from Coldwell Banker Blue Rose Properties When: Wednesday, October 23rd   |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Columbia State Bank, 1755 Mt. Hood Ave, Woodburn, OR Topic:  Summary of real estate case decisions since 2011 How to avoid being disciplined by the state of Oregon Speaker: Law Offices of Jack Graham, PC  |  Jack Graham, PC **2 Credit Hours  |  Morning Snacks Provided Seating is limited and RSVP is required Please RSVP to: Coldwell Banker Blue Rose Properties – Richard Hammond Email: or call: 503-982-9068

Liberty House Champions for Children Fundraising Luncheon 9/29/11

Guest Blogger:  Chris “Nelson” Laurance
The 6th annual Liberty House Champions for Children Fundraising Luncheon will be held Thursday, September 29, 2011 from Noon – 1:00 pm at the Salem Conference Center.

Join other community members for lunch, learn about the important services provided to children in our community and ways you can help support Liberty House.

To reserve your seat please contact Brenda Kidder at 503-540-0288 or email to

There is no charge to attend the event, thanks to our wonderful sponsor Mountain West Investment Corporation.

We hope you can be a part of this special day!