The value of your membership gives you far more in benefits and services than you pay in dues. This value will help you earn more through education, networking, and connecting while reducing your risk and liability.
Even if you have never used an Association benefit or service, you have saved thousands of dollars in potentially lost income thanks to OAR. As an example, the 2012 defeat of transfer taxes through Measure 79 and prevention of efforts to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction in Oregon were due to work by OAR, protecting you from lost sales.
Association-sponsored education and designation courses earn you credits toward your continuing education requirements or REALTOR® professional designation, keep you abreast of current real estate issues and increase your earning power.
Questions answered on the Legal Hotline or during risk management seminars save you untold dollars in legal fees. Risk management tools like the Oregon Property Buyer & Seller Advisories reduce your legal risk during sales transactions.
See below for more detail on what you get for your dues dollars
THERE IS A LOT OF VALUE to your membership that goes beyond the higher concept legal and legislative advocacy that your dues also support. Here’s a practical guide to those more tangible benefits that you can use directly and maybe even save yourself some money!