January 2024 Updates
As part of our commitment to offering real estate forms that are clear, user friendly, legally sound and responsive to industry needs, Oregon REALTORS® has released library version 2024-1 that includes the following changes to the forms. Version 2024-1 is available for use across all of our partner platforms.
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Footer has been updated across all forms in the library to reflect change from “Version 2023-2” to “Version 2024-1”. Version numbers will always be described by the year and then version of the library within that year (2024-1 is the first version of the forms released in 2024).
*All the forms listed below may have slightly altered formatting and reordered line and section numbering in order to accommodate the described changes. *
Updated to reflect addition of 5 new forms into the library:
- 23 Acknowledgement of Receipt
- 24 Seller Payment to Buyer’s Broker Addendum
- 2A Statement of Explanation
- 10 Buyer Broker Compensation Agreement
- 11 Broker Referral Agreement
- Form 1.1 Oregon Residential Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Form 1.2 Oregon Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Form 1.3 Oregon Manufactured & Floating Home Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Form 1.4 Oregon Agricultural Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Form 1.5 Oregon Vacant Land Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement
Added language and “yes/no” checkbox to clarify whether Seller’s closing costs include payment of buyer brokerage compensation and allows input of dollar amount or percentage of purchase price if so. If “yes”, directs to use Form 2.24 Seller Payment to Buyer’s Broker Addendum.
Added checkbox that, if checked, indicates that the Seller will pay Buyer’s brokerage compensation as part of Seller’s contribution to Buyer’s closing costs. Input lines added to specify amount of Buyer’s broker compensation either as percentage of Purchase Price or dollar amount.
Added new section “9. Additional Provisions” with fillable input lines.
Language added to section 8 to specify that acceptance and signature of the repair addendum must be made before the end of the Due Diligence Period for it to be mutually accepted and made part of the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
Language of second checkbox in section “5. Buyer’s Property Listing” changed to include attorneys.
New addition to the Oregon REALTORS® Forms library. This form is to be used by the Buyer to acknowledge receipt of various documents indicating that they received the documents within the specified timeframe and that they understand and accept that their various diligence duties are their personal responsibility.
New addition to the Oregon REALTORS® Forms library. This addendum is to be used when the Seller agrees to pay all or a portion of the compensation that is due to the Buyer’s Broker under a buyer representation agreement.
Language of question F(4) under section “4. Soil and Water” used to read “If yes, have all or a portion of the water right not been used for five or more successive years?”. The question now reads “If yes, have all of the water rights been utilized annually during the past five successive years?”
New addition to the Oregon REALTORS® Forms library. This form can be used in any instance where the Seller is unable to provide the required disclosure documents. Allows Seller to provide reasoning why they are unable to provide the document and/or request additional time to provide the documents.
Language of eighth checkbox under section “A. Earnest Money Returned to Buyer, if Buyer not in Default” changed to specify that landlord does not approve Buyer’s application for Tenancy with 10 calendar days after receiving Application Materials.
Language of sixth checkbox under section “A. Earnest Money Returned to Buyer, if Buyer not in Default” changed to specify that landlord does not approve Buyer’s application for Tenancy with 10 calendar days after receiving Application Materials.
Added “Grantor” and “Beneficiary” to signature lines in top portion of form to clarify that the Buyer is the Grantor and the Seller is the Beneficiary.
Added language throughout document that clarifies that neither the brokerage fees nor the cooperating broker fees are fixed, controlled, or recommended by law, the MLS, or any other person not a party to the agreement. Also now clarifies that Buyer may request Seller to pay the Buyer’s broker fees as a contribution to Buyer’s closing costs although Seller is not obligated to agree to any such requests.
Language in section “7. Compensation” updated to clarify that neither the brokerage fees nor the cooperating broker fees are fixed, controlled, or recommended by law, the MLS, or any other person not a party to the agreement. Removed a set of ellipses that found their way into the document.
Removed lines for Buyer’s initials that had been erroneously included.
New addition to the Oregon REALTORS® Forms library. This form serves as an agreement between Buyer’s Agent/Buyer’s Agent’s Firm and the Listing Agent/Listing Agent’s Firm that the Listing Agent’s Principal Broker shall pay the Buyer’s Agent’s Principal Broker the specified Buyer Broker Compensation amount either directly or out of escrow upon successful close of the Sale Agreement.
New addition to the Oregon REALTORS® Forms Library. The Broker Referral Agreement is between the Referring Agent/Referring Agent’s Firm and the Receiving Agent/Receiving Agent’s Firm and is related to Receiving Agent paying a sum of money to Referring Agent for the referral of Client to Receiving Agent.
Title pages updated to reflect change in year.
New section “Offering Buyer Compensation” added to both documents. Existing section “Non-Customary Documents and Real Estate Love Letter” renamed “Fair Housing, Non-Customary Documents and Real Estate Love Letters” to reflect addition of more information regarding fair housing laws in both documents.
2023 Mid-Year Updates
As part of our commitment to offering real estate forms that are clear, user-friendly. legally sound, and responsive to industry needs, Oregon REALTORS® has released the following changes to the forms. These changes went live in Skyslope Zip Forms, and Dotloop on August 15, 2023.
Footer has been changed from “Copyright 2022” to “Copyright 2023” and version number has been updated from “Version 1.0” to “Version 2023-2.” Going forward, version numbers will always be described by the year and then the version of the library within that year (2023-2 is the second version of forms released in 2023).
Updated to reflect addition of new forms, renumbering of forms and title changes. Specifically, the following forms were added:
- 2.1A Counteroffer onto Oregon REALTORS® Forms
- 4.4A Delivery and Receipt of Association Documents
- 9.9 Addendum for Agent Documents
Form 2.23 Notice of Completion of Repairs” was renumbered to Form 2.5A. Form 2.17 “Buyer Pre-Closing Occupancy Addendum” was renamed to “Buyer Pre-Closing Occupancy Agreement”
Added language specifying that Closing will take place with Escrow Agent. Added language instructing Buyer to include an expiration date in “additional provisions” if Buyer would like to include an expiration date with offer. Moved language describing Due Diligence Contingency into Due Diligence section of the contract (previously it had occupied its own section later in the contract). Additional formatting and section number changes were made to facilitate the above changes.
This document was substantially overhauled to reflect the unique nature of transactions for personal property located in a park or marina, after consulting with manufactured home experts. Key changes are summarized below:
- Final Agency Acknowledgement: Modifications were made to the Final Agency Acknowledgement (FAA) to reflect the fact that an FAA is only required under Oregon law for transactions involving real property and that this FAA is for informational purposes only.
- Park/Marina Ownership: Modified all reference to tenant-ownership of manufactured home and marina parks to reflect the fact that owner has cooperative interest in business, rather than real property ownership.
- Property Details: Modified fields related to description of the manufactured of floating home to reflect relevant details that will be required by lender and for in completing title transfer documents.
- Park/Marina Details: Modified fields related to park/marina details to provide more useful information to buyers about the park/marina and added section for park/marina occupancy restrictions (55+; owner-occupancy only).
- Loan Program: Modified loan program options to reflect programs that are available for personal property loans.
- Water/Sewer: Updated water/sewer options to reflect the fact that home is in park/marina.
- Rental Documents: Updated rental documents section to more closely parallel statute and reduced the preprinted number of Business Days for review from 10 to 5.
- Lead-Hazards: Updated document throughout to reflect that while manufactured homes are “target housing” covered under federal time-of-sale lead-based paint laws, floating homes are not.
- Application Acceptance: Updated application acceptance section to reflect Buyer’s responsibility to provide supporting documents and screening fees. Moved timeline for acceptance from Closing to 10 Days after receiving Buyer’s application materials.
- Rent Increase Contingency: Created new contingency giving Buyer right to terminate under certain conditions if park/marina rent increases by more than 5% during the pendency of the transaction.
- Seller Property Disclosure Statement: Made clearer that SPDS is not required for manufactured or floating homes where the seller does not own the land underneath, but Seller is still required to disclose any known material defects.
- New Construction: Removed requirement that parties use Form 4.4 New Construction Addendum for new manufactured and floating homes as that form is keyed to on-site construction.
- Closing/Ownership Documents: Clarified responsibilities for completing and paying for ownership transfer documents and responsibilities.
- Buyer’s heirs: Clarified that Buyer’s heirs will not be obligated to continue with purchase if not approved for tenancy by manufactured home/marina park.
- Miscellaneous: Other minor changes throughout to reflect the personal property nature of the sale and to facilitate the above changes.
Scrivener’s error in wording in sewer/water section of document changed to state “property is or can be connected to water/sewer” rather than “primary dwelling is connected to.”
The Oregon REALTORS® Form 1.9 Invitation to Escalate is used when Buyer wants to the opportunity to beat competing offers. Rather than agreeing to the offer with the escalation upfront, if Seller wants to invoke the escalation Seller must get back to Buyer with evidence of the competing offer and, upon mutual understanding of the escalated terms, the parties enter into an agreement under the escalated terms. This is an essence an invitation from Buyer to Seller for Seller to make a counteroffer on the terms of Buyer’s escalation. The pervious form was missing a place for the parties to confirm their understanding of the escalated terms. In the updated version, language and fillable fields were added to Section 12 to allow the Seller to put into writing Seller’s understanding of the escalated terms, which, upon confirmation by Buyer in Section 13, become binding on the parties. Additionally, the form was updated throughout to reflect that Seller’s response to Buyer with escalated terms in Section 12 is in fact a counteroffer that Buyer will be accepting if Buyer signs Section 13 and delivers the document back to Seller.
Form 2.1A provides a pre-drafted pathway to make a counteroffer that moves the transaction onto Oregon REALTORS® Forms. As part of the counteroffer, the party completes and attaches an Oregon REALTORS® Purchase and Sale Agreement that will become the complete terms of the contract.
Provides option for transfer of goods at closing or upon a specific date. Acknowledgement section is added.
Reference to the Notice of Completion of Repairs is now numbered as Form 2.5A rather than Form 2.23.
Renumbered as Form 2.5A rather than Form 2.23.
Modified language for clarity and consistency [capitalizing P in Promptly, etc.], added clarity on community well test requirements; added option for length of well flow test [lenders require certain length of time in many cases].
Capitalized P in word “Promptly” for consistency with rest of library.
Clarified language about potential buyer offers. Added language permitting potential buyer offers to be established as back-up offers.
Added language clarifying when the Deadlines begin [upon receipt of a signed version of the Notice of Intent]
Added flexibility to timeframes and deadlines related to contingent obligation. Added an “other” category for events that end the Contingency.
Updated the hyperlink connecting to epa.gov/burnwise. Original hyperlink for some reason connected to epa.gov/burnwise.ato
Changed name of document to “Seller Occupancy Agreement” rather than “Seller Occupancy Addendum” to reflect stand-alone nature of the agreement.
Changed name of document to “Buyer Pre-Closing Occupancy Agreement” rather than “Buyer Pre-Closing Occupancy Addendum” to reflect the stand-alone nature of the agreement.
Section 8 of the Back-Up Offer Addendum provides instructions for moving a Back-Up offer into first position. Those instructions require Seller to provide certain redacted documents to the Buyer. The instructions only referred to Oregon REALTORS® documents. However, the Primary Contract may have been written on forms other than the Oregon REALTORS® forms. In that case, documents equivalent to those listed would suffice. Clarifying language to this effect was added to Section 8.
Asterisks (*) moved from end of question to after the  Yes checkbox for clarity. Additional disclosures sheet at end of document now is its own document, with its own line numbering. Sheet at end of document now called “3.1A Seller Property Disclosure Attachment.” Seller Property Disclosure Attachment now keyed in to only refer to Form 3.1, previously it was a general document applicable to any of the disclosure statements.
Asterisks (*) moved from end of question to after the  Yes checkbox for clarity. Additional disclosures sheet at end of document now is its own document, with its own line numbering. Sheet at end of document now called “3.2A Agricultural Land Disclosure Attachment.” Agricultural Land Disclosure Attachment now keyed in to only refer to Form 3.2, previously it was a general document applicable to any of the disclosure statements.
Asterisks (*) moved from end of question to after the  Yes checkbox for clarity. Additional disclosures sheet at end of document now is its own document, with its own line numbering. Sheet at end of document now called “3.3A Vacant Land Disclosure Attachment.” Vacant Land Disclosure Attachment now keyed in to only refer to Form 3.3, previously it was a general document applicable to any of the disclosure statements.
Form 4.4 requires Seller to deliver all listed association documents that exist to Buyer in the format requested in that addendum. Form 4.4A provides an opportunity for Seller and Buyer to acknowledge which documents were provided as required, explains to the parties what Buyer may do if all documents were not provided (send Seller a Form 5.1 Notice of Default) or if all documents were provided by Buyer disapproves of the documents (send Seller a Form 5.3 Notice of Termination). The forms also includes acknowledgement that Buyer, not agent is responsible for reviewing the documents and that Buyer should seek assistance of 3rd party professionals with expertise in HOA law, finance and engineering.
Document now reads “Seller Carried Loan Amount” rather than “purchase price,” document now includes provision for specification of who receives payments [the party or the entity collecting]
Added space for broker to be a named “party to this agreement.” Clarifies firm’s exclusive right to sell. Clarified MLS data input exhibit requirement. Contract now refers to agent and firm collectively and individually. Contract now effective upon signature, rather than nebulous “effective date.” Added compensation provision for instances where Seller accepts an offer on Property but intentionally refuses to close the sale at a later date. Changed reference of compensation based on “listing price” to compensation based on “gross sales price” and explained term gross sales price. Most references to Principal Broker now refer to “Seller’s Agent.” Signature line at bottom now for the Broke to sign on behalf of the PB.
Added “other” section to possible options for describing the conflict. Inserted language reflecting that the client signature on a conflict of interests disclosure acts as a consent to continue representation. Removed broker initial and review date.
For 2.2 General Addendum is for modifications to agreements involving Buyer and Seller. Form 9.9 is being added to the library as a general addendum for modifying agreements between Agent and Client
Font changed, removal of space for initials at bottom of each page. Added summary page before table of contents. Renamed Section 3 as “Other Important Advisories.” Updated references to form numbering to reflect above changes. Revised acknowledgement language.
Font changed, removal of space for initials at bottom of each page. Added summary page before table of contents. Updated references to form numbering to reflect above changes. Revised acknowledgement language.