In the spring of 2020, Oregon REALTORS voted to have statewide forms administered by the state association as a member benefit—not for profit.
To that end, the association made an offer to purchase the other two owners’ interests in OREF. But that offer was rejected.
Consequently, Oregon REALTORS developed its own forms library, which went live on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
On this episode of The Portland Real Estate Podcast, Jeff and Jeremy join hosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar to discuss the battle between OREF and Oregon REALTOR forms.
Jeremy walks us through the simple steps agents can take to avoid legal liability based on choice of form, and Jeff shares some of the key differences between the OREF and Oregon REALTOR forms libraries.
Listen in for insight on making Oregon REALTOR forms available to non-members and learn how to access the new forms library and where to send your feedback.
When Oregon REALTORS decided to include statewide forms as a member benefit
Why Oregon REALTORS created separate forms vs. working with OREF to perfect the existing library
PMAR’s decision to retain ownership of OREF as a for-profit company
5 simple steps agents can take to avoid legal liability based on choice of form
The panel’s predictions on who will win the battle between OREF and Oregon REALTOR forms
The likelihood that Oregon will go back to a single set of approved forms
The expense associated with developing the Oregon REALTOR forms library (and the association’s efforts to do so without raising dues)
Jeff and Jeremy’s insight on the advantages of using Oregon REALTOR forms
The policy on making Oregon REALTOR forms available to non-members
Joe’s suggestion around using specific vs. calendar dates on Oregon REALTOR forms
The potential to run Oregon REALTOR disclosure forms through SkySlope’s Breeze platform
Why Jeff encourages cooperation among REALTORS when it comes to form preference
How both OREF and Oregon REALTORS form libraries create equity between buyers and sellers
Who to reach out to at OREF or Oregon REALTORS with complaints or compliments
How to access the new Oregon REALTORS forms library and its associated trainings