Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekly Facts – May 19, 2008

The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

This Week!
Important Communications Survey from GTAR

Effective communication with our members is of the utmost importance to GTAR. In an effort to assess our current communication methods and efficiency, and make improvements, if needed, we would like you to take a few minutes to complete our short survey; the survey will only be online through Tuesday, May 20, so please don’t wait to take it – We need and value your input! Please click on the following link to take the survey:

This Week!
How NOT to Lose Your License – Wednesday, May 21

Don’t let your 15 minutes of fame be a line on the Disciplinary Action page of the OREC quarterly newsletter! Come to GTAR’s FREE Sales Associate Forum, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Training Center. OREC Senior Investigator, Sherry Kueffler will discuss the most common reasons for an investigation, how little mistakes can become a big problem, and how you can stay out of trouble with OREC. This forum is free but registration is required. You can register online: under Member Resources, click Education–Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Next Week!
Revised OK Contracts and Related Addenda Class – Wednesday, May 28

Reserve your seat now – We will only be offering this course for free this one time! 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Union Public School’s Performing Arts Center (UPAC), which is located by UMAC. Attorney Robert Nichols will be teaching the class, which is open to all real estate licensees and OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit. This class is free but registration is required. To register online, log on to; Under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then Register for Classes.

Just Added to the CE Schedule!
Fair Housing CE Class – Wednesday, June 4
Real Estate and the Fair Housing Act, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Thurman Miles, director of the Fort Worth FHEO Center, Region VI, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development, in Fort Worth, Texas. OREC approved for 3 hours required FHR CE credit. For details and to register online, log on to; click on Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Introduction to Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis
Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 & 18

Presented by the Oklahoma CCIM Chapter; this two-day introductory course will be held in the GTAR Training Center. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and class will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days. Cost is $325 and class size is limited to 50. This course provides an overview of every aspect of commercial real estate from property inspection through follow-up after the property is sold. Every phase of commercial real estate analysis is represented through a real-world application to a real property. HP-10BII financial calculator is required for class. For more information on this course, visit or click on the following link:

Successfully Selling HUD Homes – Wednesday, June 25
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Margo McKay, vice president of First Preston Management in Dallas, Texas. Margo will present the latest policies and procedures regarding the marketing of HUD-owned homes; OREC approved for 4 hours elective CE credit. For full course details and to register online, log on to; Under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then Register for Classes.

SBC/ATT yahoo, addresses, etc.
If you are experiencing any issues with sending or receiving to/from SBC/ATT email addresses, including MarketLinx auto notifications to/from, yahoo, swbell, etc. addresses, please be advised that SBC/ATT is currently upgrading email security and your issues may be caused by those upgrades. You can visit the following SBC/ATT site for information and support with those issues: and advise clients using SBC/ATT accounts to investigate/troubleshoot with SBC/ATT as well. You may also call SBC/ATT phone support, 1-877-722-3755.

Notice from OREC
Concerning a Broker from another state performing licensed activities in Oklahoma without an Oklahoma license and being compensated. For details, please click on the following link:

Seeking OAR REALTOR® of the Year Nominations
GTAR is seeking nominations for OAR REALTOR® of the Year. If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please complete a nomination form available at the following link:
Send the completed form to Janie Bays by email, or by fax, 918-663-8815.

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 Manager: Monday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Monday, May 19, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Zipform Online: Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Wednesday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Friday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Friday, May 30, 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.

Scott Sipes, d/b/a Sipes Realty (First Publication)
Virgina Howell, d/b/a Virginia Howell (Second Publication)
Jerri Saliba, associated with Sand Springs Realty (Second Publication)