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Join us at PMAR educational events and other opportunities to educate yourself on the latest industry trends and learn tips to help your business. Reservations are required for all events. See the details of each event for registration and continuing education information.

Download a complete list of all 2018 PMAR Events and 2018 PMAR Meetings.

PMAR Refund Policy™ Certified Specialist Class

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Don’t miss this limited opportunity to become a PMAR HOWNW.COM™ Certified Specialist (H.C.S.)

This class was developed to help Realtors® address buyers’ concerns about homeownership affordability and to provide practical hands-on information about financing programs and products that may help financially challenged or first-time homebuyers in the Portland metropolitan region.

Two-year certification expires January 1, 2020 (online renewal offered).

Registration Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018

Class size limited to 20 participants! Registration priority will be given to PMAR members.

There will be no refund of registration fees for cancellations received after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20.

5 Realtor® Continuing Education Credits

Kathy Querin, CEO, PMAR
Evan Swanson, Mortgage Trust, Inc.
Jessica Tindell, Tindell & Co.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)

150 SW Harrison St., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201

PMAR Member Cost – $99 / Non-Member Cost – $149 (non-members email to register)

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Parking:  do not park in our building’s lot!  We will validate parking at the Cyan Lot (1720 SW 4th Ave)

Mass transit options:

Questions?  Want to be on a wait list?  Contact Summer at or 503-459-2169

YPN University Webinar Series

Welcome to YPN University! Get livestream access to top-tier digital marketing instruction by award winning marketing agency professionals! This four webinar series will let you gain insight into four areas:

Branding – 9/25/18 7:00 am – 8:00 am
A brand is more than a logo. Enhance your online presence and learn how to craft and launch a brand message that tells your story.

Social Media – 10/18/18 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Think you know everything about social media marketing and how to use it in your business?
Think again! Learn from professionals how to make social media work for you.

SEO & Website – 11/28/18 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn how to create a website that sets you apart and how to direct business your way!

Video – 12/19/18 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn how and when to use video or why you should be using video to reach new customers
and interact with existing ones. Through dynamic videos you can convey a better brand message
about your services.

Sign up for just one or for all and Save $5!

$10 per webinar OR
$35 for all four

You will receive a link to the webinar the day before it goes live. If you are unable to watch at the time it goes live, you can always watch it later!

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Strategies To Win The Game of Real Estate

Buffini & Company present their latest event, Strategies To Win The Game of Real Estate!

Join them at their one day workshop to get hands on training from real estate industry experts, create a step-by-step plan to elevate your real estate game and keep you there, and network with top agents who earn 11x the national average income!

With presentations from:

  • Joe Niego (America’s Best Listing Agent)
  • J’Aime Nowak (Master Trainer)
  • Kevin Buffini (Communication & Profiling Expert)
  • Dace McGhee (Vice President of Coaching)

Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, Lloyd Center Ballroom

PMAR Member Special Price: $49 (Regularly $195)

Contact Buffini & Company today and mention promo code PMAR to receive your special price!
1-800-945-3485 (x2236)

Become VA Loan Certified!

Why should you become VA Loan Certified? Here are three important reasons:

  • Grow your business! According to the National Association of REALTORS®, veterans and servicemembers conduct 650,000+ transactions per year worth over $153 billion. 21% of all home buyers and sellers are veteran and military servicemembers.
  • Be a leader in the space! Gain access to the most active network for referrals and real estate transactions across the nation. Servicemembers move 2-3x more than civilians.
  • Support the American dream! The VA Loan benefit is the best chance many military servicemembers and veterans will have to own a home. Inform clients of benefits they may not know exist!

Help those who defended our country with the most important purchase of their life. Begin your certification process today!

OREF Forms Change Webinar

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:30am – 11:30am

CE hrs: 2
Location: Webinar
Hosting Association: Oregon Association of Realtors®
Category: Live Teleconference | WebEx | GoToMeeting

Instructor: Marie Due, Wendy Adkisson, Alan Brickley

Need to be updated on 2019 OREF Forms? Look no further! Take this 2-hour webinar to learn about all of the changes coming to OREF Forms in 2019.

$29 per computer per location
Instructors: Wendy Adkisson, Marie Due and Alan Brickley

The Forms Summary (posted November 21, on the and this two hour webinar will
prepare subscribers for the 2019 Oregon Forms Library to be released approximately December 28!

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Best of the Legal Hotline

The Best of the Legal Hotline is a fun, interactive course designed to address your questions and concerns from your real estate practice. The course content is always current, because it changes from class to class based on the topics that are relevant to the students in attendance.

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Annie Fitzsimmons, Esq., Washington Realtors Legal Hotline Attorney
4 Hours Washington CE
Non-MCAR Member Price is $70 – Click here to reserve

1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Rob Barker, Esq./Realtor® Professor of Law, Broker/Owner Mt. Hood Realtor, LLC.
3.5 Hours Oregon CE
Non-MCAR Member Price is $70 – Click here to reserve

All Day Non-MCAR Realtor® Price – $130 – Click here to reserve

Where: Skamania Lodge


Virtual Green Home Tour (Webinar)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:30am – 10:30am

CE hrs: 1.0
Location: Webinar
Hosting Association: Oregon Association of Realtors®
Category: Online/Webinar

Instructor: John Spillman

In 2016, nearly 40% of new homes built in Oregon were verified to be “energy efficient” or “green” by a third-party. So what makes these homes efficient and why should homebuyers care? Join us for a 1-hour guided virtual tour of an under-construction green home and find out how they’re built and what it means for homebuyers. Attendees will also gain helpful resources for customers and learn the variety of ways that realtors can communicate the health, savings, comfort, and sustainability benefits of green homes to future clients.’

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ADU Specialist Course

All About ADUs

September 28, 2018 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Portland | Earth Advantage Classroom (map)

Course Fee:
$85 | Earth Advantage Brokers, EA Builder sales staff, & Energy Trust Real Estate Allies, Clark County Association of Realtors members
$95 | General Admission

Course Description

This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals who are looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in the City of Vancouver in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential.

Increasing rates of prospective home buyers are interested in building an ADU on their property, and professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners/developers understand site eligibility, development process and costs, and the return on investment of ADUs. This course is intended to help you understand the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development in Vancouver in order to better assist your clients. Learn more>>

Become an ADU Specialist! 

Display your tiny home expertise and credentials with our ADU Specialist designation. You must be an Earth Advantage Broker, take this All About ADUs course, and pass the ADU Exam to earn the ADU Specialist credential. Here’s how it works:

  • Already an EA Broker? Attend the All About ADUs course & take the ADU Exam.
  • Not yet an EA Broker? Attend the All About ADUs course, become an Earth Advantage Broker, & take the ADU Exam for free!

Coming soon: New and improved Earth Advantage Broker online. Currently under development and will be available to complete later this year.

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at or (503) 968-7160 x20

2018 OAR Fall Convention

The 2018 OAR Fall Convention is moving from Portland to downtown Eugene this year but will be equally lively and jam-packed with quality content and fun opportunities to network with other members from around the state. Secure your spot for high-value education, ongoing socialization and networking opportunities, fantastic national and local speakers, 30+ trade show booths with raffle prizes, lunch and happy hour dine-around, governance meetings, ticketed banquets, and more! Exact course and CE details TBA.

Sept. 18-21, 2018

  • HEAR an opening keynote address from Stacy Allison, the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest
  • ATTEND the RPAC Major Investor reception at Matthew Knight Arena on the U of O campus
  • LEARN from a full slate of Continuing Education classes
  • ENJOY an “after-party” with a band, bar, and more!
  • DISCOVER a lively trade show featuring industry-leading companies serving the real estate industry

Space is limited.

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10 Apps Every Real Estate Professional Should Have (Webinar)

9:30am – 10:30am
CE hrs: 1
Location: Webinar
Hosting Association: Oregon Association of Realtors®
Category: Online/Webinar

Instructor: Aaron StelleIn this webinar Aaron Stelle, Marketing and Technology Director for WEST, a Williston Financial Group Company, will go over the top 10 mobile apps that every real estate professional should have on their phone. These apps are meant to streamline your process, increase the reach of your marketing, improve your daily routines.

This is a live webinar. A recording will be available after the webinar for purchase. All registrants will be provided a link to attend the webinar via GoTo Webinar at 8:00am on 10/15/2018. This webinar qualifies for one CE hour in Real Estate Development.
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This is the last year of the 2017-2018 Ethics cycle. Your Code of Ethics training is due 12/31/18.
Sign up now to meet your education requirements in one day!


Monday, September 17 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sponsored by Matthew Hansen of Sharp Retention

Wednesday, November 7 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Register for November 7 here!
Sponsored by Matthew Hansen of Sharp Retention

Thursday, December 13 (Ethics and/or LARRC)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Ethics), 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (LARRC)
Register for Ethics, LARRC, or both, here!

Location: Oregon State Bar, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97224
Class will be held in the Columbia Room

Ticket Pricing
Ethics only: $28

OREF Understanding Transaction Contingencies

There are a variety of contingencies described in the OREF Residential Real Estate Purchase Agreement. The removal of these contingencies, whether by action or by silence, is an important factor towards moving the transaction to the closing table. Each contingency found in the sale agreement has specific requirements that must be met before the contingency will be removed.

This 1-hour video course explains how to remove common contingencies found in the OREF sale agreement. The course is presented by Jeffry Wiren of Premier Property Group, LLC, and Phil Querin of Querin Law, LLC, with section introductions by Jeff Sorg of OnlineEd. This is course is offered free of charge to all Oregon brokers as a public service made possible by arrangement between Oregon Real Estate Forms LLC and OnlineEd®, Inc.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to recognize how to remove the following contingencies :

  • Sellers Property Disclosure
  • Professional inspections
  • Financing
  • Title insurance
  • Lead-based Paint
  • Private Well and Onsite Sewage

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OREF Townhome, Planned Community, and Homeowners Association Addendum

The Townhome / Planned Community / Homeowners Association Addendum, OREF Form 024, is used when a property is located within a community subject to a homeowners association. HOAs can have limitations on property use that buyers must be aware of before proceeding with the sale transaction. This addendum to the OREF Residential Purchase and Sale Agreement requests that the seller give the buyer the proper documents that cover the HOA rules. These documents can include CC&Rs, HOA articles and bylaws, meeting minutes, rules and regulations, HOA reserve funds, and so on.

This 1-hour video course explains the homeowners association addendum as well as issues that might arise when utilizing the addendum in your purchase offer paperwork. The course is presented by Jeffry Wiren of Premier Property Group, LLC, and Steve Russell of Windermere Stellar (and current chairperson of the OREF Forms Committee), with section introductions by Jeff Sorg of OnlineEd. This is course is offered free of charge to all Oregon brokers as a public service made possible by arrangement between Oregon Real Estate Forms LLC and OnlineEd®, Inc.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify transactions requiring use of this addendum,
  • Explain and understand the issues raised in the form, and
  • Recognize the issues surrounding contingency removal if the Addendum is used.

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OREF Financing Contingency Clause

The financing contingency in the OREF Residential Real Estate Purchase Agreement lays out the information that the buyer is submitting to the seller regarding the buyer’s ability to purchase the seller’s property. This contingency covers what is to happen finance-wise when an all-cash offer is presented to the seller, or what is to occur with regards to the balance of the purchase price being offered. This section of the purchase offer form also covers what happens when there is a failure of the financing contingency.

This 1-hour video course explains the issues surrounding the financing contingency in the OREF sale agreement. The course is presented by Jeffry Wiren of Premier Property Group, LLC, and Evan Swanson of Mortgage Trust, with section introductions by Jeff Sorg of OnlineEd. This is course is offered free of charge to all Oregon brokers as a public service made possible by arrangement between Oregon Real Estate Forms LLC and OnlineEd®, Inc.

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NAR Online Code of Ethics Training

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Realtors® are required by the National Association of Realtors® to take two and a half hours of ethics training every two years. The current training cycle ends on December 31, 2018. Members may fulfill this ethics training through this NAR online course.

Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation Course


The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course establishes a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help you succeed as a buyer’s representative.

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Designation Courses

January 5, 2015 – January 5, 2020


NAR Designations allow you to: add prestige to enhance your professional image, gain new expertise, acquire specialized knowledge, increase your value, marketability, proficiency and productivity.

Click here for details.

Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Properties

Product Overview

This core course focuses on the knowledge and skill base that real estate professionals need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement.

In addition to completing the core course, students are required to take three of the five listed free webinars and submit an application with a one-time fee of $194.50.

Visit to access the webinars once you have completed the core course.

  • Resort and Second-Home Tax Laws
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Publicity that Works for You
  • Making the Most of Your Networking
  • Working with International Buyers
  • Flood Insurance: Our Latest Challenge


Duration: 6.00 Hour(s) SKU: RSPSHtml
Provider: National Association of REALTORS®

For more information, click here.

Military Relocation Professional Certification

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. This certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

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Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) Training

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS and Android devices.

View RPR training opportunities here.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)

Product Overview

Baby Boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers and sellers in the country. Understand what motivates this growing market and how to address their needs with the prestigious SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist®) designation.

This two-day training program offers real estate agents the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills in counseling adults age 50+ through selling their family home, buying rental property, moving to a senior community, among many other issues. Seniors Real Estate Specialists® learn how to:

  • Identify the power of generational demographics
  • Develop and maintain relationship marketing skills
  • Counsel rather than sell to the 50+ market
  • Distinguish the key differences in housing options
  • Understand the implications of tax laws, probate and estate planning

SRES® Member Benefits:

  • Customizable Marketing Tools
  • SRES® Consumer Web Site (
  • Monthly Consumer Newsletter
  • Moving On Booklet
  • SRES® Business Partners
  • Personalized Profile at
  • Monthly Free Webinars
  • Online SRES® Community
  • Referral network of 13,000 members in the U.S. and Canada

SRES® Designation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of two-day SRES® Designation Course
  • Membership in good standing of the SRES Council. The first year of membership is FREE to students who enroll in this course. Annual dues are $99 each year thereafter.
  • Membership in good standing in the National Association of REALTORS® or an NAR cooperating association, including the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Bonus! The SRES® designation course counts as elective credit for the ABR® and CRS designations. It also counts as elective credit for the RSPS certification.

For more information, click here.

Duration: 12.00 Hour(s)
Provider: SRES Council (SRES)