News Updates


April GRI Class

Friday, April 26th at the Dundee Fire Hall

This month’s topic – BUYERS!  

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2019 Principal Broker Academy

OAR is excited to offer a new resource just for Principal Brokers! This comprehensive program is like no other. It is designed to provide professional development for any Principal Broker, whether new, seasoned, or aspiring. This course will be a blended learning experience with both in-person and online session.

This program features 4 full days of classroom-style learning in Salem, with additional online pre-learning.  Registration price includes breakfast and lunch on all four days. This academy qualifies for 21 hours of Continuing Education. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants only. This academy will be facilitated again in 2020.

Register by May 1 and you will receive a free registration to the OAR Fall Convention.

YCAR Education 5/16

Topic:  Fair Housing

Location:  Evergreen Aviation Museum

Date:  Thursday, May 16th

Time:  8:30-noon

3 CE Hours



Good Neighbor Award

Nominate a  REALTOR®!  I can think of quite a  few!!!  Are you or someone you know doing great work serving the  community? NAR wants to hear about it!  Submit your application by  May 10th to be considered for a Good Neighbor Award. Good Neighbor Award winners receive $10,000 grants for their charities, as well as national  and local publicity for their cause. Winners will also be flown to the  National Association of REALTORS® annual conference where they will  receive their award in front of thousands of fellow REALTORS®. Past  winners all report that their charity benefited from additional donations  and volunteers as a result of the exposure.

Auction Time!

The 2019  Auction Committee is already hard at  work, getting ready for the 25th Annual YCAR Charitable Foundation  Auction! To date, we have raised over $428,000 for charities serving      Yamhill County, and we're proud to announce this year's  beneficiaries: Love INC Newberg, McMinnville Free Clinic and "See Ya Later" Foundation! Stay tuned for  details, but mark your calendars for October 16th at Golden Valley Brewery - McMinnville! ***Do you have  something to donate? Would you like to help? Let us know! The more the merrier!

NAR Brokers Edge

Mark your calendars!  NAR Broker’s Edge! On Thursday, June 27 join us for this one day education      and networking event designed for managing brokers to stay on the cutting      edge of industry topics and market trends. Topics include:  Marketing      & Branding, Fighting Wire Fraud and Cyber CrimeTechnology, Legal Hot      Topics, Hiring the Right Agents.  Register HERE:

Free Domain Name

Did you know you can get a .realtor custom domain and email  address FREE for a year?  It’s true! More info  at

REALTOR Day at the Capitol

YCAR was proud to be among 700      REALTORS® supporting the real estate industry last week at REALTOR® Day at the Capitol! Our  members are fierce advocates for the consumer, home ownership, and private      property rights! 

February's GRI Rescheduled!

GREAT news! The GRI class on Negotiations, that had previously been cancelled due to winter weather, has been rescheduled for Thursday, 5/23! Sign up here: 


YCAR Education 3/21

Thursday, March 21st – YCAR Education      Class on Dispute Resolution at the Yamhill County Historical  Museum!  8:30am-Noon 


1st Quarter Meeting

THURSDAY, March 7th – our 1st Quarter Meeting at the Chehalem Cultural Center!  You WON’T want to miss it!  RSVP TODAY: 

OAR Education Opportunities

You can check out all of OAR’s Education opportunities at:


This year's Spring Governance will be held April 10-12  at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon. The agenda is full of  exciting, beneficial events that you won't want to miss. From Key Committee Meetings to the popular Principal Broker Forum to the OAR  REALTOR® of the Year Award Luncheon. In addition, we are offering a class to earn CE, At Home with Diversity. View a detailed schedule and register  today at

Call to Action!

CALL TO ACTION! HOUSE  BILL 3349 On March 11, 2019 HB 3349 went in front of the House Human  Services & Housing Committee. The bill would effectively eliminate the  mortgage interest deduction for many Oregonians throughout the state.  Oregonians at all income levels rely on the mortgage interest deduction to  afford their homes. Learn more about this bill and Take Action by emailing your Representative NOW:


HOME Foundation Grants

We had the pleasure of presenting TWO checks from the Oregon  Association of REALTORS® HOME Foundation this year! Both McMinnville  Area Habitat for Humanity AND Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity were recipients! Your participation in our fundraisers and events goes right back to people you know in our community! To learn more about the HOME Foundation Grant, please visit


Thanks to some incredible Affiliates, Newberg Tour Meeting is COMING BACK!  In addition to every Wednesday’s 8:30am  optional tour meeting at Wendy's in McMinnville (1730 N, OR-99W, McMinnville, OR 97128), NEWBERG will now have an optional meeting at Wendy’s (3400 Portland Rd, Newberg, OR 97132) on Tuesdays!  Otherwise, you are welcome to tour the homes in any order at your convenience, between 9am-11am.  For more information about tour, areas covered, and how to put a property on tour, visit our website:  and find the Tour section.  Not getting Tour Sheets sent to you?  Please let me know!  


DUES!  If you have not yet paid your dues for 2019, please do so soon!  A late fee of $50 was applied as of February 1st.  NAR will terminate unpaid memberships on 3/15.  

Still need to pay?  Simply log in to NAR at and in the upper right, you’ll see PAY DUES.  


From Events Committee:  Who wants to just go HAVE FUN!? We heard you when we took our events survey and your  YCAR Board and Events Committee wants to go have a great time and maybe win  some $$! Spirit Mountain will be picking us up for a 5 hour window of  fun!  We will be doing a pickup in Newberg & McMinnville. Details below! There is no cost to attend - just your own $$ for food, drinks and      play.

Newberg - 3:45 PM leaving time
McMinnville - 4:20 PM leaving time

We will spend 5 hours at Spirit Mountain and then leave there at 10:30 PM to head back!  We do need a minimum of 35 in attendance to make it happen! So spread the word and bring a friend!

Reserve your spot!