The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® is the voice of the real estate industry in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Harney Counties. COAR serves REALTORS® by maintaining ethical standards, providing continuing education, promoting the value of REALTORS®, and advocating on behalf of the real estate industry. Central Oregon REALTORS® believe we can build better communities by supporting quality growth and seeking sustainable economies and housing opportunities that embrace the environmental qualities we cherish, while protecting a property owner's ability to own, use, buy, and sell property.

COAR, the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®, is the association comprised of licensed REALTORS® in Central Oregon affiliated with the Oregon Association REALTORS® (OAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), and interested representatives from the business community. The Association has over 1900 active REALTORS® and approximately 100 affiliate companies. All REALTORS® in Oregon are licensed by the state, but to a large extent their actions are governed by the Association and the NAR Code of Ethics. REALTORS® are one of the few working business associations that agree to a code of conduct when gaining membership that is more stringent than most state laws, and also agree to mediation and arbitration procedures to settle disputes.

In addition to a wide variety of member services, the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® also owns and operates the Multiple Listing Service of Central Oregon. The MLS is governed by the MLS Policies and Procedures which are ratified by the COAR Board of Directors.

Membership Snapshot 2019 Q2