Author Archives: Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008-2018. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR REALTORS® – Get Your Ethics Course Completed!

The National Association of REALTORS® has moved their Code of Ethics requirement to a 2-year cycle ending December 2018. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 8, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning […]

Oregon Real Estate Agency Requires Principal Broker Advanced Practices Course

Principal brokers with a license expiration date after July 1, 2019, renewing a for the first time must take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 2, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – Principal brokers with a license expiration date after July 1, 2019, who will be renewing their active license for the […]

Purpose and Scope of the CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)

The Licensee’s Duty of Care Requires a CMA Before a Seller Lists or a Buyer Offers. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 25, 2018) (Portland, Ore.) OnlineEd® – As a part of a licensee’s fiduciary duty of care, a Comparative (or Competitive) Market Analysis (CMA) should be prepared before a listing price is established with a seller […]

Categories: Real Estate

Experts Predict a Buyers Market in 2020

Despite slowing home-value appreciation, it could take until 2020 to see the market change. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 28, 2018) According to the 2018 Q3 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey,  sellers will continue to have more negotiating power than buyers, at least until 2020. The quarterly survey is sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, […]

Categories: Real Estate

National Housing Market Experiencing More Price Cuts

Home value growth is slowing in almost half of the 35 largest U.S. metros By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 16, 2018) (SEATTLE) Zillow®/PRNewswire – The share of home listings with a price cut is greater now than a year ago in two-thirds of the nation’s largest housing markets, according to a new Zillow® analysis. The share of listings […]

Housing Starts Plummet 12%

Housing Starts Collapse in June By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 18, 2018) (Washington, D.C.) US Department of HUD – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2018. Here’s how they stack up: Building Permits Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits […]