Friday, November 30, 2007

Weekly Facts - December 3, 2007

2008 Dues are Now Late!
A $20 late payment fee is required. The invoices include local, state, and national dues. REALTOR® dues are now $400 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues are $370 (includes the late payment fee). You can pay online with Visa or MasterCard by logging on to; under Financial Services, click GTAR Accounts Receivables. Please note: If you pay your dues online, the $20 late fee will be assessed manually – you will be mailed an invoice. Payment can also be made by personal check or cash. If you are planning on moving your license, all transfers will have to have paid 2008 dues prior to transferring to a new company.

Congratulations New GTAR/NORES Officers for 2008!
The GTAR and NORES Boards of Directors elected new officers for 2008 during their monthly meeting. For GTAR, the new President-Elect is Harriett Dunham with Century 21/Neokla; Treasurer is Mike Lester with Lester and Associates; Secretary is Sheryl Chinowth with Chinowth and Cohen. For NORES, the new President-Elect is Gloria Allred with Coldwell Banker/RaderGroup; Treasurer is Mike Gray with Michael J. Gray Real Estate Appraisals.

GTAR/NORES Holiday Schedule
Tuesday, December 18: Office closes at 3:45 p.m.
Monday, December 24: Office closed
Tuesday, December 25: Office closed
Tuesday, January 1: Office closed

December 21 to January 2 — Board Store Closed for Inventory
The GTAR/NORES Board Store will be closed for inventory from noon on Friday, December 21 until noon on Tuesday, January 2, 2008, so please plan ahead. This will not affect Key and KeyBox purchases.

CE Classes at GTAR This Month
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.

This Week! Tuesday, December 4: INCOG and Zoning Law
NEW: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with attorney Louis Reynolds. This course is geared toward the commercial real estate market but may be of interest to associates and brokers in the residential market. OREC approved: 3 hours elective CE.

This Week! Friday, December 7: Taking Real Estate to the Next Level
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Bonnie Baker. Plan now for a great 2008 in real estate! (Last offered January 2007)

Wednesday, December 12:Common Home Inspection Concerns
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Dan LaBrake. Come find out why GTAR members are saying this is the best home inspections class they’ve ever taken. (Last offered July 2007)

Sales Associate Forum: Ask the Taxman – Thursday, December 13
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Taxes but were Afraid to Ask: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the GTAR Training Center with David Amon, CPA. Plan now for next year; this forum is free to members but registration is required. For more information and to register online: Under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Nominations for GTAR Commercial REALTOR® of the Year
Honor a GTAR Commercial REALTOR® member by nominating him/her for Commercial REALTOR® of the Year. The award will be announced at the second annual Commercial REALTOR® of the Year Banquet on January 25, 2008 at the Tulsa County Club. You can obtain a nomination form by clicking on the following link: All nominations must be submitted to GTAR by December 31.

Reward an Outstanding Associate – Nominate Him/Her for Sales Associate of the Year!
Brokers and Managers: Do you have an associate who is a good sales producer; has served on a GTAR Committee or assisted with GTAR functions; has been involved in charitable or civic organizations; is a good example of ethical behavior and professionalism; or continues to improve professionalism through educational courses? Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate him/her for GTAR’s 2007 Sales Associate of the Year. Just nominating your sales associate for this award will let your sales associate know that you recognize his/her efforts and reflects how highly you regard him/her. The Nominating Committee will consider all of the associate’s activities, contributions, and production. To obtain a nominating form, click on the following link: All nominations must be submitted to GTAR by Friday, January 2, 2008.

Nominations for GTAR REALTOR® of the Year
Nominations are also being accepted for REALTOR® of the Year. Sales associates, as well as brokers and managers can submit nominations for this award. For a nomination form and criteria for this award, click on the following link: All nominations must be submitted to GTAR by January 2, 2008.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2008 GTAR/NORES Inaugural Gala
2008’s Inaugural Gala will be Friday, February 22 at the new Central Hall building on the Tulsa Fairgrounds. This year, complimentary valet parking will be provided; more details coming soon.

Upcoming Computer Classes at GTAR
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, log on to; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll for Classes, then click Register in Classes. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.

Catylist Search: Monday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ZipForm Online: Thursday, December 6, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
CIE Manager: Monday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Monday, December 10, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Friday, December 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Monday, December 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.