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Get Your 2022-2023 Law and Rule Required Course For Free

On January 1, 2022, OnlineEd launched its new 2022-2023 Oregon Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC), and you can get it for free here!

House Bill 2703, Oregon Laws 2021, Chapter 161 now requires real estate licensees renewing active licenses or reactivating licenses on or after July 1, 2022, to complete this specific version of LARRC, which includes specific fair housing content to qualify for renewal or reactivation. This means if you already completed LARRC before January 1 of this year, and your renewal is on or after July 1, 2022, you will need to complete the new LARRC that includes the required fair housing component.

Fair Housing Learning Objectives

OnlineEd’s newly-authored course includes all of the Agency’s suggested learning objectives – and there are many:

  • List the federally protected classes.
  • Describe the history of discriminatory practices by regulators and industry professionals related to restricted covenants, redlining, blockbusting, and steering that led to the creation of the Fair Housing Act.
  • Define blockbusting, redlining, steering, implicit bias, and disparate impact.
  • List Oregon’s protected classes and compare them with the federally protected classes.
  • Identify when parties are exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
  • Describe the real estate property types covered in the Fair Housing Act.
  • Explain fair housing advertising guidelines.
  • Relate under what circumstances reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications are necessary to allow persons with disabilities to enjoy their housing
  • Define the laws that govern protections from discrimination against disability at the federal level.
  • Identify prohibited actions involving the sale and rental of housing under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Discuss prohibited actions relating to mortgage lending under the Fair Housing Act
  • Cite contemporary examples of fair housing law violations that make these issues relevant today.
  • Recognize the two categories that fall under sexual harassment, quid pro quo, and hostile
    environment.
  • Explain the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) as Oregon’s governing agency that reviews complaints, regulates, and assesses civil penalties for fair housing violations.
  • Review the requirement that BOLI and the Oregon Real Estate Agency share complaint information and report findings regarding fair housing violations.
  • Explain how to submit a fair housing complaint

Other Law and Rule Required Course Required Topics

The required topics were developed from changes made to Oregon Revised Statute 696 and Oregon Administrative Rule 863 and input from the board, the Oregon Real Estate Agency staff, and other stakeholders. This year, in addition to the fair housing component, other required topics found in the OnlineEd course include:

  • Advertising rules update
  • House Bill 2550 (Client love letters)
  • House Bill 3113 (Exemptions on rent increase limits for landlords)
  • House Bill 278 (Requirement to delay termination of tenancies for nonpayment for 60 days if tenant provides documentation of application for rental assistance.
  • Senate Bill 291 (New applicant screening charges and written screening criteria rules)

This OnlineEd Oregon real estate continuing education course includes timed video presentations by Jeff Sorg and online reading materials with follow-along audio. No final exam is required for this course. A continuing education course completion certificate for Oregon Real Estate Agency license renewal will be issued after completing the course and its required seat time.

Sign up now to lock in your free course! This course counts for three hours of Oregon continuing education credit for real estate license renewal and will remain available to OnlineEd learners for 730 days after enrollment.

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Oregon House Bills 2510 and 2511

Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems inevitable.

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(January 12, 2018)

(PORTLAND-OR) 

Video Transcript:

Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems inevitable. There was a 5% decline in electric vehicle sales from 2014 to 2015. However, sales jumped by 37% in 2016. Final numbers for electric vehicle (EV) sales in the U.S. were recently released in January 2017 and project that electric vehicle sales will continue to increase at a 32% compounded rate for the foreseeable future.

By year-end 2016 there were about 30 different EV offerings, with total sales of 159,000 vehicles. Five different models sold at least 10,000 units in 2016 that were manufactured by Tesla, Chevrolet, Nissan, and Ford. In Oregon, electric vehicles are between two and four times the national average. Between 2010 and 2015, approximately 9,000 electric vehicles were sold in the State of Oregon. In 2013, Oregon joined with seven other states in creating a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program to promote the growth of the electric vehicle market. Oregon also has joined with California and Washington to create the West Coast Electric Highway by installing fast-charging stations along Interstate 5.

In response to this increase in electric vehicles, the 2017 Oregon Legislature enacted two bills. House Bill 2510 deals with commercial properties, and House Bill 2511 deals with residential properties. Let’s look briefly at these two bills.

Both bills allow a tenant to install and use an electric vehicle charging station. In the case of a residential tenant, it is to be on a parking spot assigned to the tenant and in the case of a commercial tenant, the charging station is to be located at or near any parking spot assigned to that tenant. The tenant is to be financially responsible for the cost of permitting, installation, maintenance, electricity use, and removal of the charging station. The landlord may prohibit the installation or use of a charging station if the premises do not have at least one parking space per rental unit and may require the tenant to submit an application before installation of the station to ensure compliance with architectural standards and other reasonable restrictions that the landlord might impose.

Charging stations must be installed by certified, licensed electricians. The tenant is also to provide renter’s insurance in an amount of not less than $1 million and name the landlord on the policy if the charging station is not a certified electrical product.

Tenant installed charging stations remain the personal property of the tenant unless a different arrangement between the tenant and landlord. Upon removal, the tenant is to restore the premises to their original condition.

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How to Renew Your Oregon Real Estate License

Requirements to renew an Oregon real estate license

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog
(May 9, 2017)

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(Portland, OR) – To renew an Oregon real estate license, the licensee must pay a renewal fee and meet the following continuing education requirements:

  • 30 hours of continuing education during the two years preceding license renewal;
  • At least 3 of the 30 hours must be in a course on recent changes in real estate rule and law called the Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC), offered for FREE at OnlineEd;
  • First-time renewing licensees must take a Real Estate Board-approved 27-hour course on Broker Advanced Practices and a 3-hour course on recent changes in real estate rule and law (LARRC);
  • Continuing education courses and their course objectives must be based on Real Estate Board approved topics;
  • Only courses completed through an Oregon Real Estate Board Certified Continuing Education Provider will qualify for continuing education;
  • The Certified Continuing Education Provider must ensure that persons who teach their continuing education courses meet certain instructor qualification requirements; and
  • As part of the license renewal process, licensees will self-certify that they have met the continuing education requirement for the applicable renewal cycle.
  • While courses might be delivered by approved providers, it is the licensee’s responsibility to see that the courses meet all timing requirements and that provider can prove your time in the course to the Agency. This means that online courses must have timers and live lecture courses must have a method in place to verify time spent in attendance. A provider’s certificate of completion issued when the provider cannot prove time spent in the course will not be counted if discovered during an agency audit.

Eligible Topics

At least 3 of the 30 hours must be from a course on recent changes in real estate rule. The course on the recent rule and law changes is known as Law and Rule Required Course, commonly known by its acronym LARRC (“lark”). The remaining 27 hours of continuing education can come from any of these topics:

  • Principal broker or property manager record keeping
  • Principal real estate broker supervision responsibilities
  • Principal broker or property manager client trust accounts
  • Agency relationships and responsibilities for brokers, principal brokers, or property managers
  • Misrepresentation in real estate transactions
  • Property management
  • Advertising regulations
  • Real estate disclosure requirements
  • Real estate consumer protection
  • Anti-trust issues in real estate transactions
  • Commercial real estate
  • Real estate contracts
  • Real estate taxation
  • Real estate property evaluation, appraisal, or valuation
  • Fair Housing laws or policy
  • Managing a real estate brokerage
  • Business ethics
  • Risk management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate title
  • Real estate escrows
  • Real estate development
  • Condominiums
  • Subdivisions
  • Unit owner or homeowner associations
  • Timeshares
  • Water rights
  • Environmental protection issues in real estate
  • Land use planning, zoning, or other public limitations on use
  • Real estate economics
  • Real estate law or regulation
  • Negotiation

Specifically excluded from eligible continuing education are courses about these topics:

  • Real estate broker or property manager pre-licensing courses
  • Examination preparation classes
  • Sales meetings
  • Motivational classes or seminars
  • Time management classes or seminars
  • Sales and marketing classes or seminars
  • Psychology classes or seminars
  • Trade association orientation courses
  • Courses in standardized computer software programs not specifically related to one of the eligible topics
  • Courses with content that is specific to another state or jurisdiction

Certified Continuing Education Providers

For continuing education to qualify for license renewal, the education must be delivered by a Certified Continuing Education Provider and be time-monitored. The Certified Continuing Education Provider must

  • ensure that a course offered is within the scope of one or more of the eligible course topics;
  • identify to the licensee which course topic the course covers;
  • ensure that the course meets the minimum length requirement of one credit hour (50 minutes);
  • assign each course a four-digit number that is unique to that course;
  • ensure that courses offered will meet the stated learning objective requirements;
  • ensure that the instructor who teaches a continuing education course meets the applicable instructor qualification requirements;
  • give each licensee who completes a course a course completion certificate; and
  • keep records of each course provided for three years.

Online Renewal

To renew, licensees must use the REA’s online renewal system known as e-License. Licenses cannot and will not be renewed through the mail. During the online renewal process, licensees will self-certify that they have completed the required continuing education requirements. As part of this certification process, licensees must keep all certificates of completion received from continuing education providers and submit their completion information eLicense. The information necessary to complete this form will be found on each qualifying continuing education course completion certificate. All certificates must be kept by the licensee for three years after the renewal date for which the certificate was used for continuing education credit. Course completion certificates are obtained from the course providers.

The REA’s eLicensing website is: https://orea.elicense.irondata.com

The REA required information to be included on all qualifying continuing education course certificates includes:

  • the licensee’s name and license number;
  • the REA certified course provider’s name and REA provider number;
  • the course name and identification number. This course identification number is a four-digit provider number assigned by REA, followed by the 4-digit course number assigned by the provider and registered with the REA;
  • the date, location, and length of time assigned to the course;
  • the eligible course topics covered, or whether the course is the three-hour Law and Rule Required Course, the Broker Advanced Practices Course, or the Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course; and
  • the name of the instructor.

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All information contained in this posting is deemed correct as of the date of publication, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained from third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

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Free Friday: 3-Hour Law and Rule Required Course for OR Real Estate Licensees

OnlineEd offers their 3-hour 2016-17 Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) for free to Oregon real estate licensees

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

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For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers, visit www.OnlineEd.com.

 All information contained in this posting is deemed correct as of the date of publication, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained by third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

Free 3-hour Law & Rule Required Course (LARRC) for Oregon Real Estate License Renewal

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Oregon Real Estate Continuing Education Guidelines

All real estate licensees must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education during the two-year licensing term. The 30 hours must include the three-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC).

Broker licensees renewing for the first time must complete a 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices (BAP) course, plus LARRC, for a total of 30 hours. Property Manager licensees renewing for the first time are required to take a 27-hour Property Management Advanced Practices (PMAP) course, plus LARRC, for a total of 30 hours. Principal Broker licensees do not have a required first time license renewal course.

Real estate licensees renewing the second time onward can take LARRC and any combination of 27 hours of CE.

OnlineEd® is an Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Course Provider. Our School Number is 1038.

 

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  This article was published on March 9, 2015. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained by third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

How to Renew Your Real Estate License: Oregon Inactive Broker Activating a License (2015)

If you have renewed an active license at least once and completed a Advanced Practices course: 

If your license is currently inactive, but you completed the Advanced Real Estate Practices course and renewed your license on active status at least once, these are the steps to take to reactivate your license:

  • Complete our FREE (limited time offer)  3-hour Law and Rule Required Course;
  • If your license has been inactive for more than two consecutive years, take and pass the Broker Reactivation Examination;
  • Reactivate your license at the Oregon Real Estate Agency’s  eLicense site and pay the appropriate fee; and
  • Get your principal broker to log in to eLicense to associate/transfer you to the real estate business. You cannot be licensed until this step is completed.


If you have never renewed an active license and never completed Advanced Real Estate Practices: 

  1. You obtained your very first broker license after June 30, 2002, it has been inactive the entire time and you have renewed an inactive license at least once; or
  2. You held an Oregon real estate license, but let it expire or otherwise lapse. You became re-licensed as a broker after June 30, 2002 by meeting the current licensing requirements, but have had an inactive license since then. You have renewed your inactive license at least once.

To reactivate your license, you must: 

  • Complete our 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course (BAP)and our FREE (limited time offer) 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC)If you completed the Advanced Real Estate Practices course between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012, it contained Broker Advanced Practices and the Law and Rule Required Course. Courses must be completed in the two years prior to reactivation;
  • If your license has been inactive for more than two consecutive years, take and pass the Broker Reactivation Examination. OnlineEd offers an optional 27-hour continuing education course as a refresher course to help you prepare for this reactivation exam. This is not an exam prep, rather is continuing education made from topics that are likely to appear on the reactivation exam;
  • Reactivate your license at the Oregon Real Estate Agency’s  eLicense site and pay the appropriate fee; and
  • Get your principal broker to log in to eLicense to associate/transfer you to the real estate business. You cannot be licensed until this step is completed.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with enrollment, please give us a call. Also, keep in mind that rules and regulations do change from time-to-time. To make sure you have the most current information, give us a call or contact the Oregon Real Estate Agency.

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  This article was published on January 26, 2015. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained by third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

OnlineEd Offers Free Real Estate Broker Safety Course

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Oregon Continuing Education – Real Estate Agent Safety

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) In addition it their free Oregon Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) OnlineEd has just released a new online-delivered real estate agent safety course. Offered for 1-hour of continuing education in Oregon, the course helps licensees learn to recognize the personal safety risks present in their industry, what they can do to protect themselves from these risks, learn about the types of crimes committed against real estate professionals, and how to develop and implement a their own personal safety program.

The course also contains real life examples of crimes against real estate agents, including muggings, disappearances, and murders. Both of the the OnlineEd free courses can be found in the OnlineEd Oregon Continuing Education Catalog. OnlineEd is Oregon owned and operated Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

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For more information about OnlineEd and their Oregon pre-license and continuing education courses for real estate licensees, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or telephone Chris Culbertson at 503.670.9278.

For more information about OnlineEd and their Oregon pre-license and continuing education courses for real estate licensees, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or telephone Chris Culbertson at 503.670.9278.

OnlineEd is  Oregon owned and operated Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

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This article was published on March 11, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, visit www.OnlineEd.com. OnlineEd is Oregon Approved Education Provider No. 1038.

FREE Oregon Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”)

Free LARRC

Free LARRC

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd – Portland, OR) OnlineEd® is offering its Oregon Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) for free! Released on January 1, 2014, the Oregon Real Estate Agency requires all Oregon Real Estate Licensees to complete this course as part of their continuing education for license renewal.   The course is found for FREE in the Oregon Real Estate Continuing Education Catalog at www.OnlineEd.com or by clicking here.  Sign up today, get started today!

OnlineEd is an Oregon owned and operated Oregon Department of Education licensed vocational school and Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

 

 

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 For more information about OnlineEd and their Oregon pre-license and continuing education courses for real estate licensees, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or telephone Chris Culbertson at 503.670.9278.OnlineEd is  Oregon owned and operated Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Continuing Education Provider No. 1038.

This article was published on January 20, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements, laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

Advertising Rules for Oregon Real Estate Brokers, Principal Brokers, and Property Managers

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – Current Oregon Real Estate Agency advertising rules can be found in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 863-015-0125), which is reprinted below. For additional information in summary format, please be sure to read our other blog article, Important Advertising Points for Oregon Real Estate Licensees.

(This article was last upadted on July 5, 2019)

OAR 863-015-0125
Advertising

(1) As used in this rule, “advertising” and “advertisement” include all forms of representation, promotion and solicitation disseminated in any manner and by any means for any purpose related to professional real estate activity, including, without limitation, advertising by mail; telephone, cellular telephone, and telephonic advertising; the Internet, E-mail, electronic bulletin board and other similar electronic systems; and business cards, signs, lawn signs, and billboards.

(2) Advertising by a licensee, in process and in substance, must:

(a) Be identifiable as advertising of a real estate licensee;

(b) Be truthful and not deceptive or misleading;

(c) Not state or imply that the real estate broker or property manager associated with a principal real estate broker is the person responsible for operating the real estate brokerage or is a sole practitioner or principal broker;

(d) Not state or imply that the licensee is qualified or has a level of expertise other than as currently maintained by the licensee; and

(e) Be done only with the written permission of the property owner(s) or owner(s’) authorized agent.

(3) Advertising that includes the licensee’s name must:

(a) Use the licensee’s licensed name; or

(b) Use a common derivative of the licensee’s first name and the licensee’s licensed last name.

(4) The licensed name or registered business name of the principal real estate broker, sole practitioner real estate broker, or property manager must be prominently displayed, immediately noticeable, and conspicuous in all advertising.

(5) Except as provided in section (8) of this rule, a real estate broker must:

(a) Submit proposed advertising to the licensee’s principal broker for review and receive the principal broker’s approval before publicly releasing any advertisement; and

(b) Keep a record of the principal broker’s approval and make it available to the agency upon request.

(6) Except as provided in section (8) of this rule, a principal real estate broker:

(a) Is responsible for all advertising approved by the principal broker that states the principal real estate broker’s licensed name or registered business name; and

(b) Must review all advertising of a real estate broker or a property manager who is associated with the principal real estate broker.

(7) A principal real estate broker may delegate direct supervisory authority and responsibility for advertising originating in a branch office to the principal broker who manages the branch office if such delegation is in writing.

(8) A licensee associated with a principal real estate broker may advertise property owned by the licensee for sale, exchange, or lease option without approval of the principal real estate broker, if:

(a) The property is not listed for sale, exchange, or lease option with the principal broker;

(b) The advertising states that the property owner is a real estate licensee; and

(c) The advertising complies with all applicable other applicable provisions of ORS Chapter 696 and its implementing rules.

(9) Advertising in electronic media and by electronic communication, including but not limited to the Internet, web pages, E-mail, E-mail discussion groups, blogs, and bulletin boards is subject to the following requirements:

(a) Advertising must comply with all other requirements of this rule;

(b) Advertising by a licensee must include on its first page:

(A) The licensee’s licensed name as required in section (3) of this rule;

(B) The licensed name or registered business name of the principal real estate broker, sole practitioner real estate broker, or property manager; and

(C) A statement that the licensee is licensed in the State of Oregon.

(c) Sponsored links, which are paid advertisements located on a search engine results page, are exempt from the requirements contained in subsection (b) of this section if the first page following the link complies with subsection (b).

(d) E-mail from a licensee is exempt from the requirements of subsection (b) of this section if the licensee’s initial communication contained the information required by subsection (a).

(10) No advertising may guarantee future profits from any real estate activity.

(11) A licensee may use the term “team” or “group” to advertise if:

(a) The use of the term does not constitute the unlawful use of a trade name and is not deceptively similar to a name under which any other person is lawfully doing business;

(b) The team or group includes at least one real estate licensee;

(c) The licensee members of the team or group are associated with the same principal broker or property manager;

(d) The licensee members of the team or group use each licensee’s licensed name as required under section (3) of this rule;

(e) If any non-licensed individuals are named in the advertising, the advertising must clearly state which individuals are real estate licensees and which ones are not; and

(f) The advertising complies with all other applicable provisions of ORS Chapter 696 and its implementing rules.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 696.385

For more about real estate licensee advertising, please be sure to read our other blog article, Important Advertising Points for Oregon Real Estate Licensees.

 

 

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All information contained in this posting is deemed correct as of the date of publication, but is not guaranteed by the author and may have been obtained from third-party sources. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements and laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.

OnlineEd® is a registered Trademark

OnlineEd® is Oregon Real Estate Agency Certified Education Provider No. 1038

Important Advertising Points for Oregon Real Estate Licensees

Oregon’s definition of advertising by real estate licensees includes all forms of representation, promotion, and solicitation

[This article was last updated on July 5, 2019]

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Oregon’s definition of advertising by real estate licensees includes all forms of representation, promotion and solicitation disseminated in any manner and by any means for any purpose related to professional real estate activity, including advertising by mail; telephone, cellular telephone, and telephonic advertising; the Internet, E-mail, electronic bulletin board and other similar electronic systems; and business cards, signs, lawn signs, and billboards. Here are some important points to remember when advertising:

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  • The licensee cannot lead the public to believe they have a level of expertise greater than they have.
  • The licensee cannot claim or imply a license status other than the one they hold.
  • All advertising must be truthful and cannot be deceptive or designed to mislead.
  • The written permission of the property owner is required to advertise the owner’s property.
  • Advertising property must be identified as the advertising of a real estate licensee.
  • When the licensee’s name is used in advertising the licensed name or registered business name of the principal real estate broker or property manager must be prominently displayed, immediately noticeable and conspicuous.
  • The licensee must submit all proposed advertising to the principal broker for review and approval before publicly releasing the advertising.
  • The licensee is required to keep a record of principal broker approval of advertising and to make it available to the REA upon request. The burden of maintaining advertising records and proving compliance is with the licensee.
  • The licensee does not have to obtain principal broker prior approval to advertise a personal property for sale, if the property is not listed with the principal broker. Personal real estate advertised for sale must disclose that the property owner is a real estate licensee.
  • The principal broker is responsible for all advertising that arises from his/her brokerage. The principal broker must review and approve all advertising or delegate direct supervisory authority and responsibility for advertising originating in a branch office to the principal broker who manages that office.
  • Advertising includes electronic media or communication such as e-mail, Web pages, bulletin board, e-mail discussion groups, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Craigslist, and any other social networking site. Also, the first page of the electronic communication must contain the licensee’s licensed name, the principal broker’s licensed or registered name, and a statement that the licensee is a licensee in the State of Oregon. Sponsored links on a search engine are exempt from this rule because the search link is outside of the control of the licensee. As long as the first e-mail communication contains the necessary disclosure relating to license status and identification of the principal broker, subsequent email communications are exempt from this rule.
  • No advertising may guarantee future profits.
  • Team advertising is permitted as long as the “team name” used does not constitute an unlawful use of a trade name or is similar to another name under which another person is legally authorized to do business. The team or group must include at least one licensee, and all licensee members of the team must be associated with the same principal broker.

NOTE: Sponsored links on a search engine are not considered advertising and are exempt from these rules because the search link is outside of the control of the licensee.

NOTE: Some real estate firms have entered into agreements with each other to interchangeably advertise properties. Many of these authorizations permit a broker to display or advertise the listings of other brokers over the Internet according to the rules of the member’s MLS system. This is commonly referred to as IDX or Internet Data Exchange. The licensee should check with their principal broker to make sure an agreement exists before advertising properties not listed by that licensee or licensee’s firm.

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