PMAR works closely with elected officials to make sure new and existing laws and ordinances do not adversely affect your business, and we monitor and advocate on a broad range of issues including sign codes, taxes, and land use. Read about what we’re currently working on.
The Professional Standards and Grievance Committees have pledged to educate members on the Realtor® Code of Ethics, to investigate and assess all complaints and to ensure all parties are treated fairly. PMAR has also established Best Practices, which promote ideals of courtesy and professionalism to strive for in the course of business activity. Our Ombudsman program is designed to help buyers, sellers and their Realtors® resolve minor disputes before they escalate.
Dispute Resolution: PMAR assists in resolving homebuyer/homeseller disputes by overseeing a mediation program. The majority of mediated cases are able to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.
Education: We offer numerous continuing education and networking opportunities for you to improve your professional skills, including:
- Annual fall education luncheon with renowned speaker.
- The PMAR Masters Circle, a network of top producers, offers four annual educational breakfast meetings open to all PMAR members.
- In-depth Realtor® Code of Ethics training led by experienced real estate brokers.
- Homeownership Opportunities Certification and Diversity training.
- Law & Rule Required Course.
- Low-cost webinars offer you continuing education credit without having to leave your office!
Risk Management: We help you manage your risk of liability with ongoing education and practice tools on law, agency, anti-trust and fair housing. Principal brokers and office managers are presented with valuable risk management tools at our semi-annual Owner/Manager Forums. PMAR legal counsel authors timely articles in every issue of PMAR eNews providing practical tips and best practices.
Homeownership: Visit our one-stop public resource website, HOWNW.comTM, for a searchable list of current programs that can help your clients become homebuyers, as well as information on avoiding foreclosure rescue scams, credit, and much more.
Sustainability: Your clients expect you to be informed on sustainable practices, particularly with Portland continually ranking as one of the nation’s most sustainable cities. That’s where PMAR comes in with our sustainability resources site. No green-washing. Just trusted, accurate information on sustainable home improvement projects and other homeowner resources, business practices, Realtor® education and more.
Watch our various publications for the latest updates from PMAR, as well as industry trends and business tips: eNews, our bi-weekly e-mail newsletter; Managing Broker Monthly for office managers; PMAR’s Facebook page; and PMAR’s Twitter account.
PMAR is the 30th largest local association of REALTORS® in the country. We are the majority shareholder in RMLS™ and OREF, and count the National Association of Realtors® and the Oregon Association of Realtors® among our valued business partners. Our experienced staff of 12 is ready to assist you.
It is YOU, the 8,400+ members of PMAR, that are the lifeblood of our organization. We welcome your ideas: visit our Get Involved page for more information.