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 1500 active REALTORS® and approximately 60 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.