Category Archives: Oregon Real Estate

Oregon Real Estate Agents Who Flip Houses May Need a Contractor License

Sometimes an Oregon real estate licensee will be operating as a contractor and not even know it! By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 21, 2017) (PORTLAND-OR) Sometimes an Oregon real estate licensee will be operating as a contractor and not even know it! ORS 701 defines a contractor as ” . . . a person who, for […]

How to Renew Your Oregon Real Estate License

For continuing education to qualify for license renewal, the education must be delivered by a Certified Continuing Education Provider and be time-monitored. Use only ethical and trustworthy education providers like OnlineEd to make sure your license is renewed on time.

Stats Say The Best Time to List is in Early May

On average homes listed in early May sell nine days faster and for one percent more  OnlineEd Blog (March 2, 2017) – Zillow– Listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of selling their home faster and for more money, according to new analysis from Zillow. Nationally, homes listed from May 1 […]

How The Buyer Broker Gets Paid Their Fee

A buyer broker is allowed to negotiate for a larger fee than offered through the multiple listing service By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 7, 2016) – In Oregon, the source of the commission is not determinative of the agency relationship and a principal broker representing a buyer is free to receive compensation from the buyer or seller, […]

Brokers with Green Certifications are Likely to Sell More Homes

83% of Homeowners and Buyers Willing to Pay More for Healthier Homes By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 13, 2016) – A recent SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data and Analytics in partner with the National Association of Home Builders reveals that 83% of home buyers and homeowners are willing to pay more for a healthier home. […]

The Oregon Real Estate License Background Check

Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis and does not list circumstances that would prevent licensure. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 10, 2016) Updated June 17, 2016 – Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis. While some individuals may be denied licensure, the law does not list specific criminal offenses or other […]

Do You Need an Oregon Real Estate License?

Generally, you’ll need a license if you want to assist someone in buying, selling or managing rental real estate for a fee By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 4, 2016) – Generally, if you want to assist someone in buying or selling real estate for a fee, or you want to manage rental real estate for someone else […]

Oregon Law Prohibits Rent Control

“The imposition of rent control on housing in the State of Oregon is a matter of statewide concern.” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 12, 2016) – There has been a lot of talk about rent control in Portland, Ore.  However, the Oregon legislature has found that the imposition of general restrictions on housing rents will disrupt an […]