MEMBERSHIP

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

PMAR Benefits of Membership

We know you have a choice of which Association you belong to, and we’re honored you’ve chosen to belong to PMAR. We are the largest community of Realtors® in the Portland Metropolitan area. Together we do big things!

Protection

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. Learn about what we’re currently working on.

Professionalism

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 home buyer/home seller disputes by overseeing a mediation program. The majority of mediated cases are able to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.

Tools

Education

We offer numerous continuing education and networking opportunities for you to improve your professional skills, including:

  • Annual Fall education luncheon with a renowned speaker.
  • The PMAR Masters Circle, an organization established under PMAR that recognizes dedication, experience and achievement. 
  • 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!

Learn more about how NAR, OAR & PMAR take your business to the next level.

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.com™, 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.