Happy Thanksgiving!

We wanted to reach out to you all and mention how we are thankful this holiday season for your support and contributions toward our organization. While this year has presented many new challenges for the Oregon real estate community, OREF has learned a lot about the community and what its needs are during these unusual times. We are grateful to provide you with industry-leading forms and cannot wait to show what we have in store.

From our families to yours, we hope you all have a splendid holiday.

Holiday Support:

At OREF we strive to meet our subscribers’ needs and questions promptly.  Both our phone support and e-support are here to guide you through the renewal process, answer questions, and assist with obtaining technical support for your transaction platform as needed.  The OREF phone support team at (503) 912-2569 is available 24 hours a day including holidays and weekends.  Please note that support for email ( and web requests ( will be closed Thursday and Friday November 26th & 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will return Monday to normal business hours 9am to 4pm.

Is November 27th a "Holiday"?

A review and discussion of whether or not the Friday after Thanksgiving is a holiday as defined in the statute and/or sale agreements is somewhat of an open question.  Although, because the state has declared it a personnel holiday, the Governor’s office indicates it is not a “legal holiday”.  Although this results in the closure of state offices, including recording offices, a conservative approach would be to consider the day after Thanksgiving as a “business day" for the purposes of the OREF Sale Agreements and real estate transactions.

Since it could have an impact on some timelines in a transaction (a scheduled closing for example) the sale agreements should be modified to specifically address this problem.  If you have any disputes regarding this matter, as always, consult your own counsel.  This matter will be discussed by the OREF Forms Committee with the goal of clarifying it for the purposes of the sale agreements in 2021.

2021 New Forms Updates

We need your help! In January, OREF intends to offer online credited courses to help brokers get familiarized with the new form changes. Please fill out this quick poll to indicate the week days and times you prefer when it comes to taking online classes:
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Recent Updates:

  • Dotloop will no longer be hosting the OREF library of forms January 01, 2021. Read more here...
  • The OREF library will be available on SkySlope Forms early December, 2020. Read more here...
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