If you don’t know much about the OAR, here’s a little background. Established in 1932 in order to organize the real estate profession in Oregon, its core purpose is to help Oregon realtors to practice the real estate profession in an ethical, profitable, and successful way. The OAR is a business advocate for realtors as well as a legislative advocate for free enterprise and private property rights in Oregon.
The objective of the, newly formed, DREC is adding more diversity to the REALTORS association, emphasizing positions of leadership, and getting homeownership information and support to diversity Oregon communities. Diversity in our leadership is an important means to ending housing discrimination by making sure that all communities and demographic groups in the area are supported. It will also make the associations realtors are a part of better advocates for homeownership and private property rights.
Realtors are direct advocates for the community and can make all the difference in an individual’s ability to obtain fair housing. Sometimes this looks like a realtor’s ability to navigate social and cultural differences to provide clients with what they need. The more diverse and educated our community is, the more people have access to their rights.