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From city hall to the U.S. Capitol, REALTORS® are actively involved in a wide range of issues related to the health and well-being of the communities where they work and live. Through their membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, they are a powerful voice in support of the dream of homeownership and work to build strong communities and a vibrant business environment that benefits everyone.

Oregon Property Buyer & Seller Advisories

Consumer information publications from the

Oregon Association of REALTORS®

The documents listed below provide critical information, including embedded links to deeper insight, required forms and templates. Both the Buyer and Seller advisories are available for download on OAR letterhead.

This Advisory is designed to assist home buyers in meeting their obligation to satisfy themselves as to the condition and desirability of property they are interested in purchasing.

This Advisory is designed to assist home sellers in meeting their obligations as a seller of real property in Oregon. Common issues that arise in Oregon real property transactions are summarized in this Advisory.

Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power

that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a REALTOR® some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders — banks and mortgage companies — offer limited choices.

Realtor® Code of Ethics

 

All Realtors® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. The Code of Ethics is a promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent who is a Realtor®, they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. All Realtors® are required to take a minimum of two and a half hours training on the Code of Ethics every two years.

 

Only Realtors® pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics and only Realtors® are held accountable for their ethical behavior. Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:

  • Protect and promote your client’s interest, but be honest with all parties.

  • Realtors® shall be careful at all times to present a true picture in their advertising and representations to the public.

  • Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.

Have a Complaint?

First, consider if it's a Law & Rule violation in regards to licensing. 

Click here to file a complaint with the Oregon Real Estate Agency

If you feel there has been an ethics violation and you'd like to file a complaint with the REALTOR® Association, please read this brochure:

Before You File a Complaint

 
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