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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.

YPN Takes On The Capitol

April 12, 2017 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

State Capitol Grounds, Salem

Ride the VIP Bus to Salem for REALTOR® Day at The Capitol with the PMAR Young Professionals Network
6:45 a.m. – Bus leaves for Salem
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – REALTOR® Day Events at the State Capitol Grounds in Salem
8:00 p.m. – Bus returns to Portland
Cost: FREE

Make your voice be heard! Join 1,000 colleagues from around the state for this FREE event in Salem  to stand up for real estate issues for yourself, your business AND your clients.

When? Wednesday, April 12th. The bus leaves from Safeway, 17779 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, at 6:45 a.m. You can leave your vehicle in the back of the Safeway parking lot for the day. The bus will return to Safeway at 8:00 p.m.


  • Take one day this year to help protect your business and homeownership
  • Meet your legislators and network with agents from around the state
  • 1 hour of FREE CE credit and FREE lunch are included

How? The VIP bus and the event are FREE but you must sign-up!

  1. Register to ride the bus here. AND
  2. Register for REALTOR® Day at the Capitol here.

Be sure to register both places, and hurry! Seats on the bus are limited.

Event flyers.

*Please note: If you are attending the Major Investor Event at 5:30 p.m. in Salem you should arrange your own transportation. The YPN VIP bus will leave for Portland before the Major Investor event concludes.™ Certified Specialist Class

April 27, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PMAR, 150 SW Harrison Street, Suite 200, Portland

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. This class will address:

  • Home Buying Process
  • Loan Programs
  • Homeownership ABCs
  • Avoiding Foreclosure and Rescue Scams
  • Homebuyer Education/Counseling
  • Military/Financial/Renovation Homeownership Resources
  • Multi-lingual Website Translation
$99 PMAR Members
$149 Non-Members

Lunch is provided.

5 hours CE credit will be issued. Two-year certification expires July 1, 2019 (online renewal is offered). There is no prerequisite to take this class and receive CE credit and the™ Certified Specialist (HCS) designation.

Click here to register. Class size is limited to 20 participants.
If you are a non-member, please email Brittany Powell Parich to register. The registration deadline is Friday, April 21st at 5:00 p.m. Registration priority will be given to PMAR members. There will be no refund of registration fees or cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21st.

Questions? Email  Brittany Powell Parich or call 503-459-2169.

Click here to learn more about being a™ Certified Specialist.

Class Flyer

Parking Information: Do not park in the PMAR building garage! PMAR will validate parking at the Cyan Lot (1720 SW 4th Ave), or view mass transit options.

RealPowered© Agent Experience

March 27, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

1520 NW Bethany Blvd, Beaverton

The Agent Experience Includes:
Grow Your Business with Social Media, with guest speaker Jason Frazier, The Real Estate CIO

  • Social Media and Branding Strategies
  • The Power of Video Marketing
  • How to Effectively Leverage Facebook Ads
  • Use Snapchat to Expand Your Reach

RealPowered© Safety Workshop, with Michelle Moore, CEO of Empowered LLC

  • From Creeped-Out to Confident: Mitigate common risks and learn to use awareness, communication, and assertive verbal and non-verbal techniques to protect yourself and those around you both on and off the job.
  • Join the thousands of people who have been Empowered with Michelle’s skilled instruction
  • 1 hour CE credit for Oregon Realtors® will be issued for the Safety Workshop

Following the workshop there will be a social hour with food and cocktails.

Cost: Free

Click here to register.

Presented by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Group

The Business Case for High Performing Buildings

April 06, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Earth Advantage, 623 SW Oak St #300, Portland

Now more than ever, commercial real estate brokers have many reasons to pay attention to green building practices. This course explains how niche green concepts are evolving into high performance standards across office, retail, and industrial segments, and what commercial practitioners need to know to take advantage of sustainability trends. Course attendees will leave with several new resources and strategies for clients, and will also have the opportunity to learn about Portland’s Energy Performance Reporting Policy from city staff.

Attendees will learn:

  • The Major Drivers for Green Building Demand
  • How Energy and Sustainability Impact a Building’s Economic Performance
  • What Commonly Used Resources are Available for Industry Professionals
  • How Local Environmental Policies Impact Commercial Transactions
  • The Financial Benefits of Energy Efficient Buildings for Both Landlords and Tenants
  • How to Help Clients Handle Energy and Sustainability in the Lease Process

Presented by the Institute for Market Transformation
Instructor: Adam Sledd

$30 Earth Advantage Broker
$35 General Admission

3.5 Hours CE Credit will be issued.

Click here to register.
Questions? Email Heather Kendall or call (503) 968-7160 x20.

2017 Portland First Citizen Banquet

May 12, 2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison St., Portland

PMAR presents the 2017 Portland First Citizen Award Banquet honoring Stephen Gomez.

Don’t miss the chance to purchase a Friends of the First Citizen Supporter Table(s)!
Cost is $500 each and includes 8 seats per table with special recognition at the event and in advertising in The Oregonian.

Banquet Table: $320 each (8 seats per table)
Individual Seats: $40 each
Click here to make your reservation.
*Please note: The credit card will be processed through Realtor/MLS in Chicago. Reservation/prepayment deadline is Monday, May 8th

The Portland First Citizen Award was created by the Portland Board of Realtors® in 1928 to honor civic achievements and business leadership in the community. Considered one of Portland’s most prestigious awards, the individuals who have received it are an honor roll of the city’s most prominent leaders.

Masters Circle Awards and Silent Auction

May 18, 2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland

Join the Masters Circle for the 13th Annual Awards and Silent Auction. Donated baskets and gifts will be auctioned off with 100% of the money raised going to Northwest Children’s Outreach, a local Portland charity. Plus, awards for 2017 Broker of the Year and 2017 Managing Broker of the Year will be presented!

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Doors Open at 11:00 a.m.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland

: $22 or one 2017 Masters Circle event ticket
Event parking will be available in the DoubleTree parking garage for $3.

Click here to register.

Would you like to donate an item to the auction? Download the donation contribution form.

Click here for more information about how NCO benefits children in the local community.

NAR Required Code of Ethics Training

May 17, 2017 9:30 a.m. - Noon

George Fox University/Portland Campus, 12753 SW 68th Ave., Portland

Instructor: Colleen Gordon, Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Cost: $28

Click here to register.

2.5 hours of CE credit will be offered.
This course satisfies the NAR Ethics requirement. If you are a new PMAR member your Ethics Training is included in New Member Orientation.

Please note: no refunds can be issued after you sign up for this class

Law and Rule Required Course

May 17, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

George Fox University/Portland Campus, 12753 SW 68th Ave., Portland

Don’t miss this informative Law and Rule Required Course!

Instructor: Phil Querin, Querin Law LLC

Cost: $30

Click here to register.*

3 hours of CE credit will be issued.

*This course is required by the Oregon Real Estate Agency to renew your real estate license.

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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Earth Advantage Broker

1.5 Days Classroom + Green Home Site Visits!
March 16, 2017: Classroom at Earth Advantage (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) | 7 CEs
March 17, 2017: Green Home Site Visit (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) | 3 CEs
March 17, 2017: Classroom at Earth Advantage (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) | 4 CEs

Instructor: Bruce Sullivan

Location: Earth Advantage, 623 SW Oak St, Suite 300, Portland

Did you know that 45% of all new homes built in Portland (and 57% in Beaverton) are certified green and/or have received an energy label? A 2014 nationwide study found that 3 out of 4 homebuyers said they would be willing to pay more for a home that’s certified to standards that are higher than ENERGY STAR.

The Earth Advantage Broker accreditation course provides real estate professionals with a competitive edge in communicating features and benefits for green and energy efficient home opportunities in their market:

  • Recommend existing home upgrade options, incentives, and ROIs
  • Benefit your clients by providing timely Solar PV info
  • List green home certifications and energy labels
  • Gain resources for financing, appraising and insuring green homes
  • Develop marketing messages to clients with varying attitudes/needs
  • Walk away with expertise on smart homes, RMLS green fields, and so much more!

Are you prepared to meet the increasing demand for healthy, quality, efficient homes? Gain the knowledge to provide your clients with access to homes that provide a healthier living environment and greater energy, water, and resource efficiency.

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

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.