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What We’re Doing


Advocacy: Protecting your business so you can focus on the happy ever after!

Last year, we halted fines targeted at Realtors® totaling more than $5,000 — a happy ending indeed. Other achievements include advocating for business-friendly sign codes in Oregon City, Sherwood, Forest Grove and Lake Oswego. Our governmental affairs advocates made 95+ visits and testimonies to elected officials and leaders advocating for Realtors®’ right to do business.

Governmental Affairs Policies

PMAR’s Governmental Affairs Policies are implemented as a proactive means to promote homeownership, the protection of private property rights and the Realtor® right to conduct business.

The objective of the policies is to increase Realtor® presence within governmental entities and with the public, and to influence change where appropriate.

PMAR members meet regularly to ensure the governmental actions of the Association meet the needs and concerns of the Realtor® member. All members are invited to attend the meetings of the Realtor® Advocacy Committee.

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Current Issues


  • Interviews and/or discussions scheduled with candidates for Washington County, Multnomah County, City of Portland and surrounding cities, and Metro to discuss candidates’ position on real estate issues and to educate on the importance of homeownership
  • Partnering with a coalition representing members associated with the real estate industry to pool resources toward fighting recent increases to Portland’s System Development Charges (SDCs) fees.