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Mid Valley Association of REALTORS®

The mission of the Mid Valley Association of REALTORS® is to uphold the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, protect, promote and advocate the interests of real property ownership and to educate and serve our members and our communities.

We firmly advocate for universal access to informative resources, empowering individuals to foster business growth and bolster their respective industries. Central to our mission is facilitating our members' continuous professional development, ensuring they remain up-to-date with licensing requirements and abreast of pertinent industry trends and events.

Read our weekly newsletter and visit our REALTOR® Resources tab above to keep informed on national and local topics.

NAR Settlement Updates & FAQs

Questions about the recent NAR settlement and what it means for you? Visit facts.realtor or click below to learn more about the settlement and have your questions answered.

A Message to All Oregonians from Oregon REALTORS® 2024 President, Ashleigh Fordham

In the wake of recent antitrust lawsuits and settlements affecting the real estate industry, Oregon REALTORS® aims to clarify the impacts and guide consumers through the changes.

To read the message from Oregon REALTORS® 2024 President, Ashleigh Fordham, please click below.

 

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting: June 2024

Broker Brilliance: Enhancing the Industry Through Professional Courtesies

📅 Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024

🕛 Time:

Vendor Fair: 8:30am-9:00am

Meeting: 9:00am-10:15am

📍 Location: The Kroc Center - 1865 Bill Frey Dr., Salem, OR 97301

🎓 CE: 1 Hour

Description:

In the ever-evolving world of real estate, professional courtesy is the cornerstone of success. Join us at "Broker Brilliance: Enhancing the Industry through Professional Courtesies," where industry leaders share their insights and answer your questions on how these vital practices can elevate your business and reputation.

Panelists:

  • Desirea Jackson: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Deanna Gwyn: Windermere Heritage
  • Jeff Wiren: Premiere Property, LLC

Topics Covered:

  • Buyer Service Agreement changes
  • Addressing agreement with clients
  • When to present/sign agreement
  • Best practices & communication between agents
  • Steps taken prior to showing property

Don't miss out on the chance to gain insights from some of the best in the industry!

OREF Forms Update

Buyer Representation Agreement Forms Update

📅 Date: Friday, June 21st, 2024

🕛 Time: 10:00am-11:30am

📍 Location: MVAR Classroom 670 Hawthorne Ave SE Ste 120, Salem, OR 97301 or via Zoom

🎓 CE: 1 Hour

Description:

Join MVAR and speaker Kelly Deos of OREF as we help you to understand the key changes in the latest buyer representation agreement forms. Stay informed to ensure your agreements are up-to-date and legally sound.

Topics Covered:

  • Learn how to effectively implement the new forms in your daily practice. Gain confidence in using these updates to better serve your clients.
  • Get expert advice on how to remain compliant with the latest regulations. Avoid common mistakes and legal pitfalls with guidance from the OREF team.
  • Have your questions answered by OREF representatives. Clarify any uncertainties and deepen your understanding of the new forms.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to ensure your knowledge of forms is up to date with the new standards. We look forward to seeing you there!

Risk Advisory: June 2024

Navigating Land Use Challenges in Salem: Key Insights and Best Practices

📅 Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2024

🕛 Time: 1:30pm-2:30 pm

📍 Location: MVAR Classroom, 670 Hawthorne Ave SE Ste 120, Salem, OR 97301 or via Zoom

🎓 CE: 1 Hour

Description:

Join us for an enlightening session with Robin Dalke, Development Services Operations Manager with the City of Salem, as she delves into the intricacies of land use challenges in our community. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future growth and development of Salem.

Topics Covered:

  • Brief Case Study of a Subdivision: From Due Diligence to Building Permit
  • Middle Housing and Infill Development Opportunities: Key Questions and Contacts
  • Identifying High Hazard Areas: Landslides, Floodplains, and Wetlands
  • Managing Hazardous Trees and Tree Protection in Salem
  • Navigating Public and Private Easements: Identification and Limitations
  • Utility Service Information and Availability: Contacts and Connection Triggers
  • Additional Resources and Contacts

Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and best practices from one of Salem's top experts. Register now to secure your spot!

NEW REALTOR® ONBOARDING

📅 Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2024

🕛 Time: 9:00am-10:00am

📍 Location: MVAR Classroom:  670 Hawthorne Ave SE, Ste 120, Salem, OR 97301

Description:

Are you embarking on a new journey as a REALTOR®?

Have you completed your onboarding for new REALTORS®?

If not, seize this opportunity now!

As a budding REALTOR®, there are three essential steps to kickstart your active status:

  1. Complete the Code of Ethics course.
  2. Participate in our New Member Onboarding course.
  3. Take the REALTOR® Pledge at a General Membership Meeting.

Join us and take a significant stride toward becoming an active REALTOR®. Follow us as we delve into the intricacies of being a new REALTOR® and explore the plethora of resources available to you within the REALTOR® community.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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MEMBER APPRECIATION BBQ

🎉 Join Us for our Member Appreciation Summer BBQ! 🎉

📅 Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024

🕛 Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm

📍 Location: Riverfront Park      200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301

MVAR is excited to invite you to our Member Appreciation Summer BBQ! This fun-filled event is FREE for all members and their families. Bring the entire family for a day packed with exciting activities and delicious food! All you have to do is register and show up, we'll take care of the rest.

🍔 What's Happening:

  • Games for Kids: Pie eating contest, piñatas, and more!
  • Games for Adults: Cornhole, human bingo, and bocce ball.
  • Free Food & Drinks: Enjoy a fantastic BBQ spread on us!
  • Music: Enjoy great tunes while you relax.

Don't miss out on this fantastic event! Register now and join us for a day of fun, food, and appreciation.

Click the button below to register.

We can't wait to celebrate with you!

2nd Annual MVARCF Golf Tourney

"FORE!" a Good Cause!

The Mid Valley Association of REALTORS® Community Foundation invites you to participate in our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at the scenic McNary Golf Club in Keizer, Oregon. Tee off with purpose as we come together for a day of golf, camaraderie, and community support!

📅 Date: Thursday, August 15th

🕘 Tee Time: 9:00 AM

📍 Location: McNary Golf Club, Keizer, Oregon

🎟️ How to Get Involved: 🎟️

🔗 Register to Play: Secure your spot by registering for the tournament. Limited slots are available, so act fast!

🤝 Sponsorship Opportunities: Showcase your commitment to community and gain visibility by becoming a sponsor. Various sponsorship levels are available to suit your business or individual preferences.

💝 Donate or Volunteer: Can't join us on the greens? You can still contribute by making a donation or volunteering your time.

Contact Information:

For registration, sponsorship, or general inquiries, please contact:

Janel Roden: 503-508-1550 or janel@traditionrep.com

⛳⛳ See you on the green! ⛳⛳

SPONSORSHIPS

🤝 Sponsorship Opportunities: Showcase your commitment to community and gain visibility by becoming a sponsor. Various sponsorship levels are available to suit your business or individual preferences.

Contact Information:

For registration, sponsorship, or general inquiries, please contact:

Janel Roden: 503-508-1550 or janel@traditionrep.com

⛳⛳ See you on the green! ⛳⛳

SPONSORSHIPS

🤝 Sponsorship Opportunities: Showcase your commitment to community and gain visibility by becoming a sponsor. Various sponsorship levels are available to suit your business or individual preferences.

Contact Information:

For registration, sponsorship, or general inquiries, please contact:

Janel Roden: 503-508-1550 or janel@traditionrep.com

⛳⛳ See you on the green! ⛳⛳

SOUP WARS 2024

A Fight to the Tasty Finish

📅 Date: Thursday, Sept 19th, 2024

🕛 Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm

📍 Location: Salem Scottish Rite 4090 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302

Get ready for a Rumble in the Jungle, a Thrilla in Manilla, the Bedlam in Salem, at the tastiest battle of the year! Presenting "Soup Wars" - where flavors collide and only the best emerge victorious! Step into the ring and experience the ultimate showdown of soups, chowders, and chilis, all served up with a punch of excitement.

With a whopping 30 different kinds of soups, chowders, and chilis on offer, prepare your taste buds for a knockout sensation! Ten skilled chefs in each category are gearing up to duke it out for the coveted title of "Unified Soup Champion."

But the power is in your hands! As a participant, you'll have the thrilling opportunity to cast your vote for your favorite soup in each category, and ultimately crown the one true champion of "Soup Wars."

Join us at "Soup Wars" and let your taste buds be the judge as we determine the undisputed champion of soups, chowders, and chilis. Grab your tickets now and get ready to savor the flavor!

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