Friday, December 7, 2007

Weekly Facts - December 10, 2007

This Week! Common Home Inspection Concerns – Wednesday, December 12
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Dan LaBrake. Come find out why GTAR members are saying this is the best home inspections class they’ve ever taken. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. For details and to register online, log on to; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes. Center, unless otherwise indicated. (Last offered July 2007)

This Week! 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. Don’t miss your opportunity to get free information from a Certified Public Accountant! For more information and to register online: Under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Free “Good Thing You’re in Tulsa” Yard Signs Available to Principal Brokers
The GTAR/NORES Boards of Directors voted to give the Principal Broker of each company one FREE “Good Thing” sign for every two listings their company has as of 11-30-2007. Only the Principal Broker or their designated representative can order and pick up the free signs. The signs available for immediate pick up include Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso, Bixby, Claremore, Sapulpa, and Sand Springs. To place an order or if you would like a city not listed, please call 663-7500 and ask to speak with Gloria for more information. The signs are 12” x 18” corrugated (rigid plastic) with yard stakes. If you wish to purchase additional signs, they are also available for $2.55/ea.To view a sample sign, click on the following link:

GTAR/NORES Inclement Weather Policy
We are entering that time of year when the weather does not always work in our favor; therefore, GTAR/NORES has established the following inclement weather policy for all education classes at GTAR (CE, Computer, New Member Orientation, Post Licensing, etc.): If Tulsa Public Schools are closed the day of a scheduled class, the GTAR/NORES class is cancelled. Depending on the type of class being cancelled, the class will either be rescheduled for a future date or a full refund will be issued. Please be sure to check one of the local news channels the night before and/or morning of a scheduled class for school closings.

Oklahoma Real Estate Commissioner Vacancies – Request for Nominees
Two positions of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission will come up for appointment next year — one in District 2 and one in District 4.OAR has the opportunity to submit a list of three nominees for each position to the governor; although he is not required to select appointees from the list. OAR’s Nominating Committee will be meeting in January to consider OAR’s nominees for these positions, and the Committee members need your input. For a nomination form and criteria for the positions, click on the following link: For questions, contact Jennifer Mauldin at OAR, 800-375-9944 or email State law prohibits OREC from having more than two commissioners from the same congressional district on the Commission. Nominees may be considered from congressional districts one, two, three, and four. Please return your nominations by certified mail, return receipt requested, no later than December 30, 2007.

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.

2nd Annual REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Celebration Banquet – Friday, January 25
Recognizing the achievements of Commercial REALTOR® members within the profession and the community and honoring the 2007 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year (to be announced at the Celebration); cost is $50 per person. The banquet will be at the Tulsa Country Club; cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to make reservations online with Visa or MC: Under Member Resources, click on GTAR Events, then click 2008 RCA Celebration or click on the following link: You can also print out the reservation form and fax it to 663-8815 or mail the form to us with a check or call 663-7500.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Noveskey, d/b/a Bailey Properties, LLC (First Publication)
Rhona Cantwell, d/b/a Realco Pros (First Publication)