About Us

The Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® is the Voice of Real Estate in Southern Oregon

Our Staff

Tina Grimes

CEO

Loran Hughes

Technology Officer

Greg Addington

Greg Addington

Government Affairs Consultant

Lisa Smyth

Executive Assistant

Alycia Cash

Education & Communications Director

Fabrun White

Data Services Director

Mason Miller

Bookkeeper

Brooke Simon

Membership Director

Andrea Allen

Receptionist

RVAR Board

David Wright

Dave Wright

President & State Director

Shane Myhre

Shane Myhre

President Elect

Krista Walker

Past President & State Director

Devin Zupan

Devin Zupan

State Director & SOMLS President

Mike Kerlinger

Mike Kerlinger

Director & YPN Chair

Patrick Iler

Patrick Iler

Director & State Director

Jason Reese

Jason Reese

Director

George Jacoby

George Jacoby

Director

Jen Gerrard

Jen Gerrard

Director

Kristina Jones-Dodd

Kristina Jones-Dodd

Director

Cheryl Faria

Cheryl Faria

State Director

Jim Frick

Jim Frick

State Director

Daniel Bifano

Daniel Bifano

Advisory Director

Stacey Boals

Stacey Boals

State Director

Shannon Hall

Shannon Hall

Advisory Director

Dyan Lane

Dyan Lane

Advisory Director

Carrie Dahle

Carrie Dahle

Advisory Director

SOMLS Board

Devin Zupan

Devin Zupan

President

Pam VanArsdale

Pam VanArsdale

Vice President

Jason Reese

Jason Reese

President Elect

Cheryl Faria

Cheryl Faria

Past President

Patrick Iler

Treasurer

David Wright

Dave Wright

RVAR President

Rick Harris

Rick Harris

Director

Victoria Sheadel

Victoria Sheadel

Director

Susan ToKarz-Krauss

Susan Tokarz-Krauss

Director

Diane Adams

Diane Adams

Director

Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown

Director

Ryan Lamanna

Ryan Lamanna

Director

Barbara Spees

Barbara Spees

Advisory Director

Penny Mueller

Penny Mueller

Advisory Director

Elle Powell

Elle Powell

Advisory Director

Our Mission

The purpose of the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® is to:

    • Unite those engaged in the recognized branches of the real estate profession.
    • Promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession as expressed in the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®.
    • Provide a unified medium for real estate owners and those engaged in the real estate profession.
    • Further the interests of home and other real property ownership.
    • Unite those engaged in the real estate profession in this community with the Oregon REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
    • Designate, for the benefit of the public, individuals authorized to use the term REALTOR® as licensed, prescribed, and controlled by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® Political Advocacy is focused on:

    • Protecting private property rights.
    • Promoting wise land use law and rule that balances the protection of private property rights with maintaining healthy communities.
    • Highest and best use of the land and the wide distribution of land ownership.
    • Creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.

Our Identity

The Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® (RVAR) is a trade association comprised of individuals who are engaged in various facets of the real estate business and are chartered by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). RVAR’s primary objective is to serve the interests of its membership.

RVAR strives to be the central source of real estate information and services within the community. We provide a central forum for the exchange of ideas and information and we attempt to build a strong, responsible, and unified voice in local, state, and national affairs. Through RVARs association with the Oregon REALTORS® and NAR, the viewpoints of our members and the owners of real property are represented in all levels of government.

The Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS®.

Our History

Chartered in 1926 as the Medford Realty Board, the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® (RVAR) is the professional association for more than 1500 real estate practitioners and affiliated companies in Jackson and Josephine Counties.  RVAR was originally incorporated in 1951 as the Medford Board of REALTORS®, and more recently in 1997 as the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS®, due to a merger with the Ashland Board of REALTORS®.  RVAR is affiliated with the Oregon REALTORS® in Salem, Oregon, and the National Association of REALTORS®, the nation’s largest professional trade association, headquartered in Chicago.

What is known today as the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service, Inc., was organized in 1925 as the Medford Multiple Listing Service and incorporated in 1956. Over the years, it has grown beyond Medford and now represents Jackson and Josephine Counties along with some properties in counties throughout Southern Oregon. In 2020, SOMLS was a founding partner in the launch of Oregon Data Share, covering 9 counties in Southern and Central Oregon.