HOWNW.com™

Certified Specialist

PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist Class

The PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist class was developed to enable PMAR Realtors® to address the buyer’s concerns about homeownership affordability by knowing and understanding a broad range of financing mechanisms that may be able to assist the buyer. It was designed to provide practical, hands-on information to Realtors® about programs, products and eligibility standards that may help financially challenged or first-time homebuyers.

During the PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist class, real experiences and class discussions illustrate proactive solutions that will enable participants to learn more about available financial resources that are most suitable for those who are first-time homebuyers or who may marginally qualify for conventional products to purchase a home within the Portland metropolitan region. Participants may also learn about Fair Housing laws and receive practical tips for compliance.

Becoming a PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist

What is HOWNW.com?

HOWNW.com™ is a public service homeownership website for consumers. HOWNW.com™ walks consumers through the home buying process and includes features such as loan programs, homeownership ABCs, avoiding foreclosure & rescue scams, homebuyer education/counseling, military financial/renovation/homeownership resources and multi-lingual website translations.

Who can become a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist?

A current Realtor® member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR) in good standing.

Who can take the PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist Class?

Anyone!  See specifics and benefits below*:

PMAR Realtor® Member

  • Take this class for just $99.00
  • Attain a two-year PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certification as a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist
  • Receive three and one-half hours (3.5) Oregon continuing education credit hours

PMAR Affiliate Member

  • Take this class for just $99.00
  • Attain a two-year PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certification

Non-PMAR Member Realtors®

  • Take this class for just $149.00
  • Receive three and one-half hours (3.5) Oregon continuing education credit hours
  • No PMAR Designation or inclusion on HOWNW.com.

General Public

  • Audit this class for just $149.00
*Priority seating given to active PMAR Realtor® members.
 

Q: When is the next class being offered?

A: Please check back to see when the next designation course is being offered.

For more information, email Daryl Winand, or call 503-459-2162.