Friday, October 26, 2007

Weekly Facts - October 29, 2007

We Reached Our 2007 RPAC Goal!
Congratulations and thank you to all GTAR members who contributed to RPAC this year – thanks to you, we made our goal! Now it’s time to start working on 2008.

This Week! Sales Associate Forum – Friday, November 2
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Find out what’s happening in surrounding communities. Representatives will be here to discuss what issues they are facing, what’s happening now and their goals for the future. The purpose of this forum is to educate the REALTOR® community about present and anticipated area growth, and increase awareness of the issues facing our communities. In this forum, Broken Arrow, Glenpool, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, and Tulsa will be represented. This forum is free, but registration is required. Log on to; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

This Week! Sales and Marketing Council’s Economic Forecast Seminar –
Tuesday, October 30

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Forest Ridge (Café Savannah’s Veranda Room). Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. Cost: SMC members – free and non-SMC members $10 (lunch included). Featuring: “Mortgage Market Update” by David Laughlin, president of Bank of Oklahoma Mortgage, “Is the Housing Bust Over” by Mike Means, executive vice president of Oklahoma HBA, and “Real Estate in Tulsa” by our very own Ron Sumner, president of GTAR. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stacey Hendrickson at HBA, (918) 663-5820 or

CE Classes Coming to GTAR in November
When CE courses are added to the calendar, the first place you will find out about them is online at; all the information you need is available right there, and it’s also the easiest, fastest way to enroll for a class. Log on to; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes. All CE classes are in the GTAR Training Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, November 15: Nuts & Bolts of Foreclosures, Tax Deeds and Other Distressed Property Issues
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with one of GTAR members’ favorite instructors, Monica Wittrock, Esq. This will be the fourth time this course has been offered in the last year, and it’s been a sell out every time, so don’t wait to register! OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit.

Thursday, November 15: RESPA for REALTORS®
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. with Monica Wittrock, Esq. — She’s making a day of it. If you need a RESPA refresher, this is the class for you, and if you don’t have a clue what RESPA is or why it’s important, you really can’t afford to miss this class! OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit. (Last offered November 2005)

Positive News for Tulsa generated their “Best Cities for Jobs” list last week and Tulsa ranked #6. To read the complete article, click on the following link:

Don't forget to Register Your Open House Information to Display
This is a great marketing tool for getting people to your open houses, and it's FREE, so make sure you register! Saturday, Sunday and Monday are the highest hit count days for open houses.
October statistics include the following:

Total Hits = 15,177
Total Property Searches = 1,059
Property Detail Selection = 988
Email leads Sent to Associates = 20
Visited Agent Web Site = 9
Virtual Tours viewed = 19

For instructions on entering an open house, click on the following link:

2008 Dues Have Been Mailed to Your Broker!
The invoices include local, state, and national dues. Payment is due November 1, 2007, and will be delinquent December 1, 2007 at which time a $20 late payment fee will be charged. You can pay online with Visa or MasterCard by logging on to; under Financial Services, click GTAR Accounts Receivables. Payment can also be made by personal check or cash. If you have not received your 2008 dues statement, please contact your broker. REALTOR® dues will be $380 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues will be $350. Note: If you are planning on moving your license in the near future: Be aware, all transfers: November 1, 2007 or after will have to have paid 2008 dues prior to transferring to a new company.

Wanted! 2008 GTAR/NORES Committee Volunteers
It’s that time of year again. GTAR/NORES is looking for members who are interested in getting involved in the Association by serving on a committee in 2008. Your participation does make a difference! In 2007, everyone who volunteered was place on a committee. For a list of all committees and a volunteer form, see pages 3 and 4 of this month’s GTAR World Newsletter; you can access it by clicking on the following link: Reminder: If you are currently serving on a committee and would like to continue serving, you still need to submit the volunteer form; deadline is November 15!

REALTOR® Applications
Comments on the following REALTOR® applicants should be submitted by REALTOR® members to the Membership Committee, c/o GTAR, PO Box 470603, Tulsa, OK 74147.

Linda DiMercurio, d/b/a Mercury Alliance Tulsa LLC (First Publication)
John D. Sleeper, d/b/a John D. Sleeper Agency (First Publication)
Lillian Jayne, Lillian Jayne Real Estate (Second Publication)
Loetta Sanders, Loetta Sanders (Second Publication)