Dear COAR Member:
The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® will be closing our office due to the COVID-19 pandemic effective Friday, March 20, 2020. Staff will be working remotely so that we can still provide service to our members. We have outlined important information regarding how to contact us below:

Phones
Staff will still be available by phone by calling 541-382-6027, which is our current phone number. Please note, our office hours will remain the same which is 8:00am-5:00pm. If you call outside of business hours, your call will be routed to our general voicemail system and you will need to leave a message and we will
respond during our next business day.

Email
Because we will all be working remotely, email is the preferred communications method. Below is a staff directory with primary functions for each staff member and their email address.
Candace Beltz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Questions, Membership Transfers, New Member Application Processing, IDX Applications/Forms, Listing Input, Change Orders, Lockbox, E-Key Trouble Shooting

Peter Budke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MLS Data Discrepancies & Auditing, MLS Questions, Professional Standards— Ethics/Arbitration Requests, Listing Input, Change Orders

Kim Gammond This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Communications & Public Affairs, COARPAC, EnCOAR, BBCO, Charitable Giving, Newsletters, Website Content, Media

Tyler Neese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Government Affairs, Lobbying on City and County Levels, Commercial Services

Ashley Seeley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Support, Assists CEO, Questions about MLS Training, Website Troubleshooting—COAR.com, Oregondatashare.com

Chad West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Finance, Billing, Education Classes, Realtor Relief Requests, Realtor for Kids Requests

Casie Conlon, CEO, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Association & MLS Operations, Flex MLS Conversion Questions, Flex Data Discrepancies, Staff Management

If you are unsure of who to contact, please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be routed to the appropriate person. We have also instituted an interoffice chat for staff to use with each other to help get the answers from each other in order to get you an answer when you reach out to us.

As we are all going through this transition together, we do ask you’re your patience for us to respond to you because this is new for the staff as well.

Lockbox Purchases
A stock of lockboxes will be going home with Candace so that she is able to facilitate lockbox purchases. We will be mailing them out when they are ordered by members so you will need to give us several days' notice regarding your purchase. If you have a listing coming up and you do not have a lockbox for them, please order them by contacting Candace at 541-382-6027 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Do not wait until the day you need it in order to purchase the lockbox. She will ship them out the same day they are ordered but you will need to allow time for them to be delivered. Once you receive the box, you can log into your Supra account to program your shackle code.

E-Key Trouble Shooting
If you are having an issue with your e-key, please contact our staff to assist. We will help you troubleshoot the issue over the phone. If you purchase a new phone and need an authorization code, we are able to email that to you, you do not need to come in person to get your key set up. Please feel free to contact Candace or Peter to help with authorizations or key troubleshooting. They can be reached at 541-382- 6027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mail
You can continue sending mail to the association through the post office, we have taken care of making sure mail will continue to get processed. While we are closed, you will not be able to drop mail in our dropbox that is affixed to the front porch. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Flex Classes
We recommend that everyone take advantage of the time at home over the next several weeks to take the Flexmls webinars. Since the market is going to slow down, this is a perfect time to take advantage of these classes and learn the new MLS system. Additionally, all of these webinars are being recorded and are available 24-48 hours after the class and will be posted on our www.oregondata.com website. To see the full list of upcoming webinars please click HERE.

Understanding
The COAR Board of Directors and staff want to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this time. The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have experienced, and we are doing the best we can to continue servicing our members and providing you the information you need. We did not make the decision lightly to close our physical office. We believe it is the best way to protect the health of our members and our staff during this pandemic. We look forward to the time when we are back in our offices and can see all of your wonderful faces again!

Sincerely,
COAR Staff and Board

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