Friday, November 9, 2007

Weekly Facts - November 12, 2007

GTAR PR Campaign Officially Rolls Out – Thursday, November 15
Starting November 15, we will be doing something unprecedented in GTAR’s history: We will be launching a PR campaign to promote the real estate market in the Northeastern Oklahoma area. Over the next few months, you will start seeing the slogan "Good Thing You're in Tulsa" appearing in print, television, billboards, and bus wraps. In the next couple of weeks, we will also have the following items available for purchase: lapel pins, decals, yard signs, and static cling postcards. To see examples of these items, click on the following link:

This Week! Sales Associate Forum: GTAR PR Campaign and – Friday, November 16
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Come find out what GTAR’s new PR Campaign is all about. Also, learn about GTAR/NORES’ new Web site including the Public Forum, which will go live next week, and, which has already rolled out. Mike Cotrill will show you how to use both Web sites and explain how these will be valuable marketing tools in your real estate business. This forum is free but registration is required. You can register online by logging on to tulsamlsnet; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Deadline is This Week! 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 their Association by serving on a committee in 2008. Your participation does make a difference! In 2007, everyone who volunteered was placed 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; the deadline is November 15!

2008 Dues Are Now Due!
Payment is now due and will be delinquent on 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 are $380 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues are $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.

This Week! Two HOT CE Classes with Monica Wittrock, Esq.
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.
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. 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)

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

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 associates 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 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.

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.

CIE Manager: Monday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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.

Bradley Sides, d/b/a Metro Home Investors, LLC. (First Publication)
James H. Cannon, d/b/a John D. Sleeper Agency, Inc. (Second Publication)
Edward Peck, d/b/a Your Agent Realty (Second Publication)