Trade organization includes more than 8,300 members

Joe Pryor, president of Oklahoma Association of Realtors, explains how his group predicts strong housing growth in most parts of the state.
by Paula Burkes Published: April 9, 2013
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Q&A with Joe Pryor

Realtors association works

to benefit Oklahoma consumers

Q: What issues at the Capitol are affecting homeowners?

A: The Oklahoma Association of Realtors (OAR) is supporting legislation this session that better assures individuals who take the real estate license exam are prepared and updated on all the current laws, rules and regulations dealing with real estate transactions. Such a measure better serves the consumer when dealing with the complicated process of buying or selling a home. Another measure OAR supports this year is one that better clarifies the relationship a broker and consumer have when dealing with this important transaction.

Q: How does the association work to protect consumers?

A: The association is the voice and first source for information, expertise and advocacy related to the practice of real estate in Oklahoma. Established in 1921, it today has more than 8,300 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. When a Realtor becomes a member at the local level, they also join the state and national organizations, as well. This continuity best serves the industry by assuring a consistent message at all community levels. OAR seeks to uphold and protect consumers' rights through advocacy at the local level.


by Paula Burkes
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A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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