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Industry Events

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 2017 PMAR Events and 2017 PMAR Meetings.

Your Safety is Non-Negotiable: The Beverly Carter Story

September 28, 2017 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland

In 2014, real estate agent Beverly Carter was slain in a botched kidnapping by people posing as clients. Real estate professionals can easily find themselves in danger if they don’t keep safety top of mind while meeting customers.

Join the Masters Circle for a powerful presentation on Realtor® Safety delivered by Beverly’s son, Carl Carter Jr. Carl’s mission is to take his mother’s experience and use it as inspiration to make positive changes in agents’ lives and businesses. His presentation is a combination of harrowing details involving his mother’s story and practical industry takeaways.

Masters Circle Luncheon with Carl Carter Jr.
Thursday, September 28th
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland

Cost: $22 or one blue 2017 Masters Circle event ticket

Event proceeds will be donated to the Beverly Carter Foundation, improving safety for all Real Estate agents.

Click Here to Register.
Advance registration and pre-payment is required, even if you are using your MC event ticket

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Presented by: PMAR Masters Circle


Safety: Do This Now Webinar

September 20, 2017 11:00 a.m. - Noon

How do REALTORS® walk the line of prospecting and self-preservation? Register for this free safety webinar from NAR to learn from Andy Tolbert, Founder, SaferAgent, as she shares simple steps you can implement right away to minimize risk in your day-to-day business interactions.

Key take-aways from the webinar will include:

  • How, why and when to confirm the identity of your prospects
  • Steps in holding a successful and safe open house
  • Tips for a successful “Mobile Office”

Cost: Free!

Click here to register.

Stay Safe by Building Better Business Relationships Webinar

September 27, 2017 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Are you conducting your business in a way that keeps you safe? Sign up for this free safety webinar from NAR to learn from Tamara Suminski, Broker-Owner, Beach Real Estate Group and NAR REALTOR® Safety Course Instructor, as she explains how to mitigate risks by building better business relationships, and the importance of following safety protocols.

Key take- aways from the webinar will include:

  • How REALTORS® can build better business relations that keep them safe.
  • How REALTORS® can mitigate risks by establishing business standards and systems.
  • How REALTORS® can establish safety protocols and the importance of following them.

Cost: Free!

Click here to register.

Portland Spirit River Cruise

October 05, 2017 6:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Caruthers Landing, 110 SE Caruthers St., Portland

Join the Young Professionals Network for an evening on the Willamette during the OAR Fall Convention!

Admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket. Plus, DJ Mr. Mumu will be playing the best hits and old school hip hop from the 70s, 80s, and 90s – all on vinyl of course.

Boarding begins at 6:15 p.m., and the boat cruises at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $35
Registration and pre-payment required. Space is limited.

Click here to make your reservation.

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OREF zipTMS® Advanced Training Session

October 06, 2017 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Portland Marriott - Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland

The Best of zipForm® Plus – Advanced Features!

Features you may not know exist are here to make your life a lot easier. zipForm® Plus has a NEW platform with great NEW accessibility on classic features. Make sure you’re up to speed on functionality designed with Realtor® input to help you succeed.

Instructor: Valerie Brown-Campbell, zipLogix™ Training Manager

This training will cover:

  • The Interactive Agent Dashboard
  • zipTMS™ Functionality with Templates, Tasks & Checklists
  • Transaction Summary Tips & Tricks for easy data entry
  • Email to Transaction for document sharing
  • Collaborate with clients through secured zipCommunity™

Includes 1 hour FREE CE credit and reception! (Immediately following the OAR convention, but this training is not an OAR event).

For more information click here, call 503-459-0195, or email

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Buffini & Company’s Game Changers

October 27, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (approx.)

Crown Plaza Belmont Ballroom, 1441 NE 2nd Ave., Portland

Change your game with this one-day conference! With a lineup of Buffini & Company’s top trainers presenting rock-solid content, you’ll get all the tools you need to:

  • Successfully work the referral system to generate more leads.
  • Learn to effectively manage your time and gain winning habits.
  • Master the use of technology and enhance communication with clients.
  • Gain the winning habits of


  • Kevin Buffini, Author & Trainer
  • Joe Niego, Presenter & Trainer
  • Brian Wildermuth, Tech Expert & Trainer

PMAR members:  Only $49! (regularly $199)

Click here to register.
Use the Promo Code: PMAR

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CIPS Designation and AHWD Certification

Certified International Property Specialist Designation & At Home With Diversity Certification
5 Day Education Series

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  |  CCAR Conference Room, 1514 Broadway St., Vancouver, WA 98663

September 8th: Global Real Estate Local Market
September 15th: Global Real Estate Transaction Tool
October 20th: Americas and International Real Estate
October 27th: Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate
November 9th: At Home with Diversity Certification

Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business.

Series Cost: $500 before August 1st, 2017
$550 after August 1st

Single Class Cost: $150

Education Credits:
Full Course Series (5 days): 37.5 CE hours
Single Day: 7.5 CE hours

Click here for complete details and to register.

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Presented by Clark County Association of Realtors®.

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.