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4 Oregon Real Estate Education Changes For 2013

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) -Effective January 1, 2013 the Oregon Real Estate Agency implemented the following changes to real estate broker pre-licensing education, principal broker licensing education, property manager education, and real estate broker advanced practices education:

  1. Real Estate Broker Pre-License: Pre-license qualifying education courses taken after January 1, 2013 must have received a new approval from the Oregon Real Estate Agency. The OnlineEd® Oregon Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course is already compliant with these new rules and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) to meet the 2013 requirements. Pre-license qualifying education is available from the OnlineEd® pre-license course catalog. Other changes recently implemented require the license candidate to make license application and pay the application fee in advance of being able to schedule a state licensing examination. The exam proctor is also responsible for fingerprinting and background check applications, which are completed during the applicant’s examination appointment. All fees paid to the exam proctor and OREA are nonrefundable.
  2. Property Manager Advanced Practices: All property managers must take the 27-hour Property Manager Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license.  The OnlineEd® Property Manager Advanced Practices course is already compliant with the 2013 rule and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency. The course is found in our continuing education catalog.
  3. Real Estate Broker Advanced Practices: All real estate brokers must take the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course prior to the first active renewal of their license. The OnlineEd® Broker Advanced Practices course is compliant with the 2013 rule and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency. Broker Advanced Practices is found in our continuing education catalog. Law and Rule Required Course (“LARRC”) cannot be included in either Advance Practices course. Because licensees need 30 hours of approved education to renew, a LARRC course is still required. OnlineEd® offers LARRC free with both of the Advanced Practices courses.
  4. Principal Broker Qualifying Education, Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision: Brokers who want to become a Principal Broker must complete a 40-hour Oregon Real Estate Agency approved Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course. As of January 1, 2013, this course was greatly expanded and more difficult than its predecessor. There is also a new and longer licensing exam for principal broker licensing.  The OnlineEd® Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision (BASS) course is compliant with the January 1, 2013 requirements and approved by the Oregon Real Estate Agency. To assist in passing the licensing exam, the course comes with an exam prep module. Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision is available in our continuing education catalog.

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Oregon Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements Based on License Type and Status

(OnlineEd® – Portland, OR) – There are different education requirements for renewal of an Oregon real estate license. These requirements will depend on your license type, license status, and whether it is a first-time or subsequent renewal of the license. Click the appropriate link below to find out the education requirements for your license.

Broker

Principal Broker

Property Manager

Broker Renewing an Active License

  • First-time Renewal:

Complete the Oregon Real Estate Agency required 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course and the 3-hour Law and Rule Required (“LARRC”) course.

  • Second and Subsequent Renewal:

Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date.

Broker Renewing an Inactive License

No continuing education is required.

Inactive Broker Activating a License

  • If you have renewed an active license at least one time and completed an Advanced Practices course you must:

Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date.

  • If you have never renewed an active license and never completed Advanced Practices:
  1. You obtained your first broker license after June 30, 2001, 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 lapse. You became re-licensed as a broker after June 30, 2002 by meeting the current licensing requirements  but your license has been inactive since then. You have renewed your license at least once.

To reactive your license, you must complete Broker Advanced Practices and LARRC during the two years preceding your license expiration date.

Principal Broker Renewing an Active License
Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date.

Principal Broker Renewing an Inactive License
No continuing education is required.

Inactive Principal Broker Activating a License
Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date. If you have been inactive for more than two years, you must sit for and pass the Principal Broker Reactivation Exam.

*There is no requirement for a principal broker to take principal broker specific education. Qualifying real estate broker education or property manager education will meet the requirements for principal broker education.

Property Mana

ger Renewing an Active License
Complete the Oregon Real Estate Agency required 27-hour Property Manager Advanced Practices course and the 3-hour Law and Rule Required (“LARRC”) course.

Property Manager Renewing an Inactive License
No continuing education is required.

Inactive Property Manager Activating a License
Complete at least 27 hours of regular continuing education and  the 3-hour LARRC during the two years preceding your license renewal date. If you have been inactive for more than two years, you must sit for and pass the Property Manager Reactivation Exam.

*With exception of Property Manager Advanced Practices for first license renewal, there is no requirement for a property manager to take property manager-specific education. Qualifying real estate broker education will meet the requirements for property manager education.

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OnlineEd® is Oregon Real Estate Agency approved continuing education provider number 1038.  OnlineEd® is an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses.

For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com.

Work That Does and Does Not Require an Oregon Contractor License

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd® – Portland, OR) Anyone doing work in Oregon for compensation in any construction-related activity that involves improvements to real estate is to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractor Board.

There are some exemptions from licensure, provided there isn’t any advertising to obtain the work, including over the internet, business cards, and signs.

These are two exceptions:

  • If the price of the work performed is under $500
  • If the work is casual, minor, or inconsequential in nature

Some examples of work that DOES require a license:

  • Floor covering
  • Siding
  • Painting
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Tree Service
  • Concrete
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • On-Site appliance repair
  • Home inspections
  • Land Development
  • Manufactured dwelling installations

Some examples of work that does not require a license:

  • Gutter cleaning
  • Pressure washing
  • Debris removal or cleanup (yard or construction site)

For more information about becoming an Oregon licensed contractor, visit our post, How to Get Your Oregon Contractor License.

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 OnlineEd® is Oregon construction Contractors Board approved contractor pre-license course provider and an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses. For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or contact 503.670.9278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing eLicensing for Oregon

eLicensing has been around for a while now in California, and has come along way since it was first introduced, and now the Oregon Real Estate Agency has made it available to Oregon licensees as well. eLicensing provides a quick, convenient way to update information regarding your real estate license, and, as an added bonus, saves on printing and postage costs since everything is submitted electronically.

(Oregon Real Estate News Journal – June, 2012) The Oregon Real Estate Agency successfully launched eLicense, the new online license management system, in March 2012. Since then, the Agency’s licensing staff has been helping real estate licensees manage their licenses in the new system.

Here is the staff’s list of frequently received questions about eLicense:

How do I log in?

  • First, when you enter eLicense, select “Login.” You will then need your User ID and Password. When you first log in, your User ID is your license number. Your Password is the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Once you log in for the first time, you can change your User ID and Password, as well as set security questions.

How do I transfer my license to a different company?

  • To start the transfer process, you need to login to eLicense and select “Inactivate My License.” Once you have made your license inactive, your former principal broker or property manager will receive an email notice indicating you are no longer with them.
  • Then, the principal broker or property manager from your new company can go into eLicense and add you as an affiliated licensee. The principal broker or property manager will then pay the $10 transfer fee.
  • Once this process is completed, you will be notified by e-mail.

How do I renew my license?

  • If this will be your first time entering eLicense, read “How do I log in?” above for information on your User ID and Password. Once you have logged in, select “Renew my License” from the left menu. Note: You can only renew your license within the month that it expires.

You can enter eLicense from the Agency’s home page at www.rea.state.or.us.

What is a Buyer Broker Agreement?

(Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd)The buyer broker agreement, also known as buyer broker service agreement, exclusive buyer service agreement, etc.  is a contract for services between a buyer of real property and real estate broker. In the agreement, the buyer agrees to work with the broker for a specified period while locating and negotiating the purchase of a specified type of property. The agreement also provides that the buyer will pay a commission to the broker if the buyer purchases a property during the term of the agreement. The agreement can also require the buyer to reimburse the broker for expenses incurred during fulfillment of the contract. The commission the buyer agrees to pay in the buyer broker agreement is to be reduced by any fee paid to the buyer broker by the seller or other third party. The buyer broker contract can also, but seldom does, require the buyer to reimburse the broker for certain expenses incurred during the term of the contract.

The buyer broker agreement, also known as buyer broker service agreement, exclusive buyer service agreement, etc. is a contract for services between a buyer of real property and real estate broker.

In the usual case, under a typical Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”) cooperation arrangement, the listing  broker offers to pay the selling broker a specified percentage of sales price of the listed property when the sold property closes in escrow. This amount paid by the listing broker to the buyer broker is then subtracted from the amount the buyer agreed to pay, and the buyer pays only the difference. The amount offered through the MLS is a percentage of the total amount the listing broker was able to negotiate with the seller when entering into the listing contract.  There is no rule or law requiring the listing broker to disclose to the buyer broker the fee arrangement with the seller or that requires the listing broker to disclose to the seller the amount offered to the buyer broker. However, when the listing broker is a REALTOR®, the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics requires the REALTOR® to discuss with and disclose to the seller the amount the listing broker is offering to the buyer broker. For example, if the listing REALTOR® accepts a listing at 7% and then only offers 2.5% to the selling broker, this needs to be disclosed to and agreed to with the seller. Under this type of MLS cooperation arrangement, although the money for the buyer broker’s fee is offered by the listing broker, it is really paid by the seller from the sale proceeds. It is important to note that the source of the fee does not determine the fiduciary responsibilities of the buyer broker. In other words, even when the seller pays the fee to the buyer broker, and absent an agreement allowing the broker to be a dual agent (one who represents both the buyer and seller), the buyer broker’s  fiduciary responsibility remains with the buyer.

A real estate broker can represent a buyer without a written agreement, but if the buyer is expected to pay the broker for services, then the broker must put the agreement in writing for if it is to be enforceable.

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Big Fines Issued in Portland, OR Unlicensed Contractor Sting Operation

OnlineEd (Portland, OR) – KATU News recently teamed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board to launch a sting operation designed to catch unlicensed contractors advertising for work in Portland, Oregon. An undercover reporter, pretending to be a homeowner in need of a contractor to perform various work activities requiring a Oregon contractors license, called numerous online ads from web sites such as Craigslist, invited the unlicensed contractors to a property, and then solicited them for bids.  As soon as the unlicensed contractors gave their written bids, a Contractors Board enforcement officer moved in to issue citations ranging from $600 to $1,300.

In Oregon, any individual who does work for or gives written bids to others in expectation of receiving work for certain types of activities such as  roofing, siding, painting, carpentry, concrete, on-site appliance repair, heating, air conditioning, electrical, floor covering, plumbing or home inspections must be licensed, bonded, and insured.

Obtaining a contractors license in Oregon is a very simple process, requiring just 16 hours of study and passage of a state licensing examination. Once the licensing examination is passed, the license applicant will need to obtain a bond and insurance. The OnlineEd (www.OnlineEd.com) Oregon CCB approved Oregon Contractors Licensing Course costs just $149, includes the required Oregon Contractors Reference Manual, a 16-hour online course of study, practice exams, and instructor and author support by telephone or email. The Oregon state licensing examination costs only $85.

For additional questions about the licensing process or the OnlineEd course of study, please complete the form below or visit their web site at https://www.onlineed.com.

To watch the KATU news report, please visit their link:  http://www.katu.com/news/problemsolver/115978144.html?tab=video&c=y

To visit the Oregon Contractors Board Web Site for more licensing information, please visit their link: http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/Licensing_I.shtml

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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 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 Get a Copy Your Oregon Real Estate License

The time may come when you need a new copy of your Oregon real estate license. Maybe yours is missing. Perhaps you are out of town and need a copy right away. Or, maybe you just want to print out a duplicate copy to hang in your office or file in your records. There is good news! Licensees who need a replacement or duplicate license can now download and print one directly from the Oregon eLicensing website. The process is simple:

  1. Log into eLicense at https://orea.elicense.irondata.com/
  2. Click on the Print License link in the menu to the left

That’s it! Now you have a duplicate copy of your license downloaded to your computer. All that’s left to do is click the Print button if you want a physical copy.

New Steps to Renew an Oregon Real Estate License

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Tips for Success in Using eLicense

(April 06, 2012 – ORENJ) Log in, don’t Register.  As a licensee, you already have an account in eLicense. To access your account, select “Login.” To log in to eLicense for the first time, enter your license number as your User ID, and the last four digits of your social security number as your Password.

When you log in, you will be prompted to select and answer your three security questions (designed to help you retrieve a forgotten password in the future). You will also change your password to a secure password and confirm your e-mail address.

Do not “Register” if you are already an Oregon real estate licensee.  Registration is for new license applicants only.

Make license changes effective immediately by selecting “Continue.”  Changes in your license status or account information are immediate as long as you select the “Continue” button after making payment by credit card or echeck. You can renew, activate or inactivate your license, or update your e-mail address, mailing address or personal information.   If you don’t click “Continue,” any change you made to your license will not show up until the next day when the Agency receives confirmation that the bank has processed your payment.

Transfer your license by having your new principal broker transfer you. Your principal broker can review Managing Your Business in eLicense for directions on how to transfer a licensee. After the principal broker completes the process, you can log in to your account to see that your license is now with the new company

How to Renew Your Real Estate License: Oregon Active Real Estate License

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – As of July 1, 2011, a licensee is required to submit a license renewal application, including the payment of the license renewal fee, using the newly developed online application process available on the Oregon Real Estate Agency’s web site: http://www.oregon.gov/REA/index.shtml License renewals are no longer submitted for processing using the mail.

A license renewal is effective at the date and time the licensee completes the online renewal process. If a real estate broker, principal broker, or property manager fails to renew a license on or before the license expiration date, the licensee may not engage in any professional real estate activity after the license expires. In order to be considered on-time, a license renewal must be completed by the last day of the month in which a license expires.

The procedures to renew online are as follows:

  • Go to the Oregon RealEstateAgencyweb site: http://www.oregon.gov/REA/index.shtml

    Oregon real estate licenses will be renewed online at the Oregon Real Estate Agency web site

  • Once at the web site, click on Online License Renewal and follow the steps required to renew the license. To access the process you will be asked to enter a User Name and Password for your account. If you do not remember your User Name or password you can create a new account.
  • Once you have accessed your accountyouwill be required to electronically:
    • Pay the required renewal fee
    • Certify that continuing education requirements have been met
    • Electronically attest to the truth of the statements made during the online renewal process.
  • Once the renewal process has been completed, the license will be renewed for another term.

The same procedures for active license renewal also apply to inactive licenses.

In the case of an expired license, the Agency will renew an expired license to either active or inactive status, when the licensee renews within one year of the date the license expired. The license must be renewed online at the Agency web site: http://www.oregon.gov/REA/index.shtml

  • Once the expired licensee has created or accessed their account, thelicenseewill be required to electronically:
    • Pay the required renewal fee
    • Complete the online renewal form
    • Certify that continuing education requirements have been met
    • Electronically attest to the truth of the statements made during the online renewal process.
  • Once the renewal process has been completed, the license will be renewed for another term.

When the Agency renews an expired license, the renewed license is effective the date the renewal requirements are met. The renewal is not retroactive to the date the license expired and an expired license retains the status of expired during the expiration period. An expired license renewed following the renewal procedures expires two years from the date of the original expiration date.

NOTE: A real estate license that has expired for more than one year is lapsed. A license cannot be renew if it is lapsed, surrendered, suspended, or revoked. In order to obtain a new license, the former licensee must reapply and meet all the licensing qualifications required of new license applicants.

If you are looking for more information regarding renewing an inactive real estate license, check out our other blog post, How to Renew Your Expired Oregon Real Estate License.

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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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