Friday, February 22, 2008

Weekly Facts – February 25, 2008

This Week!
Real Estate and the Fair Housing Act – Monday, February 25
This class is almost full! 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with instructor Ann Lloyd. This is just a basic, no frills Fair Housing course but it is OREC approved for 3 hours required FHR CE credit. To register online; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Coming Up!
Win $350 AND Earn 3 Hours Elective CE Credit! – Thursday, March 6

All you have to do is attend Developing Your Professional Image: Become More Successful by Building a Personal Brand Image with Andrew Urich from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Dr. Urich is a lecturer, researcher, and consultant in the areas of influence, negotiation, and consumer protection. Cost of class for members is the standard $15 pre-registered and $20 day of; drop your business card in our fishbowl for a chance to win a cash prize of $350, which is equal to a year’s dues for a GTAR associate! Don’t wait to register – seating is limited, and this class is expected to be full. For details on the class and to register online; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

2008 Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update – Wednesday, March 12
Don’t miss the educational event of the year for commercial real estate professionals or any real estate professionals who are interested in learning about what’s happened and will be happening in the Tulsa area’s commercial market. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Snead, director of the OSU Center for Applied Economic Research.The Commercial Market Update will be at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel; buffet breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. and speaker presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $65 per person; course is OREC approved for 3 hours REQUIRED (HOT) CE credit and OREAB approved for 3 hours CE credit. For more information and to register online with Visa or MC: Under Member Resources, click Education–Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes; you can also register by calling 663-7500.

“Good Thing You’re in Tulsa” Commercial Begins
The next phase of the “Good Thing You're in Tulsa” campaign has been launched. The commercial is now airing on the NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX networks. To view the commercial, click on the following link:

This Week! Deadline for REALTOR® License Plate – Friday, February 29
The OK Tax Commission has extended the deadline for the REALTOR® License Plate until February 29. OAR still needs 125 orders to reach the minimum 500 applications needed to produce the plates. The cost for the license plate is just $37, and since $20 of each license plate fee would be donated to the Oklahoma Housing Foundation, the license plate would generate at least $10,000 for this worthy cause. You do not have to actually put the license plate on your car, you can buy one to support the cause and keep your current plate. For details, click on the following link: For more information, you can also email

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, February 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Monday, February 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Publisher (v2003): Tuesday, February 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Excel (v2003): Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Friday, February 29, 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.

Irene Dressel, associated w/RE/MAX Select (First Publication)