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Consumer Information

What the Real Estate Agency regulates

  • The actions of real estate brokers in the course of their professional real estate activity as described in ORS 696.010.
  • The actions of real estate property managers while managing rental real estate as described in  ORS 696.010.
  • Unlicensed individuals who collect or attempt to collect a fee for representing a person in a real estate transaction.
  • Unlicensed individuals who collect or attempt to collect a fee for managing another person’s rental property. 
  • The activities of escrow agents as defined by ORS 696.505
Agency Resources

Information from the Oregon Real Estate Agency:
  • Complaint Process - Explains how to file a complaint about a real estate licensee.
  • Licensee Search - Provides information on licensees:  Name, license number, license status, restrictions, etc.
Other Resources

The following links are provided for your convenience. By selecting a link below, you will leave the Oregon Real Estate Agency's website. You will be re-directed to a site that is not directly controlled by the Agency.

  • Permits Protect (html) - Provided as a public service of the Building Codes Division, this website provides a central resource for permitting questions on construction or installation projects.
  • Foreclosure Resources (html) - A list of resources for consumers in danger of foreclosure.
  • Oregon Landlord Tenant Law (html) - A link to ORS Chapter 90.
  • Radon Gas Information (html) - This web site alerts potential homebuyers to issues concerning radon in dwellings. Radon is a radioactive gas that is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
  • Water Well Owner's Handbook (pdf) - This information from the Oregon Water Resources Department is valuable for individuals who own, wish to construct, or plan to abandon a water well in Oregon. It may also be helpful to people selling or buying property where wells are located or needed to meet water-supply needs. 
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm Information (html) - The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed HB 3450, the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act, requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in specific residential applications with a carbon monoxide source.
  • Lead-Based Paint (html) - Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. If your home was built before 1978, your family may be at risk.
  • Buyers and Sellers Advisories (html) - From the Oregon Association of REALTORS®. Learn about common issues in buying or selling a home.