Category Archives: Oregon Real Estate

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Conducts Sting Operation

Oregon CCB investigators turn up 32 alleged violations along Oregon’s North Coast. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 28, 2018) (Portland, Ore.) OnlineEd – The Oregon Construction Contractor Board (CCB) reported in a recent release that it had joined in a 10-state sweep to find unlicensed contractors and other alleged violations of contracting regulations. The National Association of […]

Licensed Personal Assistants for Oregon Real Estate Brokers

Only a principal broker can hire a licensed personal assistant By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 11, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd – A licensed personal assistant can carry out the same activities as the employing principal broker. The principal broker should enter into a written agreement with the assistant defining the direct supervision and control […]

Registering Your Business Name with the Oregon Real Estate Agency

Before a business can begin operating as a real estate business, a principal broker licensee must register the business with the Oregon Real Estate Agency By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 27, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd- Before a business can begin operating as a real estate business, a principal broker licensee must register the business with […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Oregon House Bills 2510 and 2511

Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems inevitable. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 12, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR)  Video Transcript: Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems […]

Oregon Real Estate Agents Who Flip Houses May Need a Contractor License

Sometimes an Oregon real estate licensee will be operating as a contractor and not even know it! By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 21, 2017) (PORTLAND-OR) Sometimes an Oregon real estate licensee will be operating as a contractor and not even know it! ORS 701 defines a contractor as ” . . . a person who, for […]

How to Renew Your Oregon Real Estate License

For continuing education to qualify for license renewal, the education must be delivered by a Certified Continuing Education Provider and be time-monitored. Use only ethical and trustworthy education providers like OnlineEd to make sure your license is renewed on time.

Stats Say The Best Time to List is in Early May

On average homes listed in early May sell nine days faster and for one percent more  OnlineEd Blog (March 2, 2017) – Zillow– Listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of selling their home faster and for more money, according to new analysis from Zillow. Nationally, homes listed from May 1 […]

How The Buyer Broker Gets Paid Their Fee

A buyer broker is allowed to negotiate for a larger fee than offered through the multiple listing service By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 7, 2016) – In Oregon, the source of the commission is not determinative of the agency relationship and a principal broker representing a buyer is free to receive compensation from the buyer or seller, […]

Brokers with Green Certifications are Likely to Sell More Homes

83% of Homeowners and Buyers Willing to Pay More for Healthier Homes By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 13, 2016) – A recent SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data and Analytics in partner with the National Association of Home Builders reveals that 83% of home buyers and homeowners are willing to pay more for a healthier home. […]

Real Estate and Mortgage Continuing Education with OnlineEd

Jeff SorgJeff 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 […]