Friday, May 2, 2008

Weekly Facts - May 5, 2008

Awards Ceremony for the Winners of the Fair Housing Poster Contest – Tuesday, May 6
All the ballots have been counted and the winners are: Kiersten McGoff-Witham – First Grade, Hoover Elementary; Jessica Juarez, Second Grade, MacArthur Elementary; Tyler Willhite, Third Grade, Lynn Wood Elementary; Madalyn Main, Fourth Grade – Bell Elementary; and Paula Rodriguez, Fifth Grade – Jenks West. All GTAR members are invited to attend a short awards ceremony in the GTAR Training Center, Tuesday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. Please come by and congratulate the winners!

REALTORS® in Honor of Patt Cooley
Lynn Eager, an associate with Chinowth & Cohen, is organizing a team of REALTORS® to participate in Y-ME’s 2008 Walk to Empower on Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day) in honor of Patt Cooley; Y-ME is the National Breast Cancer Organization. If you are interested in joining the REALTOR® team or donating to the team, please contact Lynn Eager via the following link:
Click here to view the team page for Realtors for Pat Cooley If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

Encore Presentation – Don’t Miss Your Chance to Attend!
Thinking Outside the Bubble – Thursday, May 15
The Truth about Real Estate, Foreclosures, and Today’s Homebuyers in Tulsa: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Jason Oelrich. This course is an emerging market update from the nation’s largest mortgage lender (Countrywide Home Loans) specifically focused on the economic climate and current housing market for the greater Tulsa metropolitan area. OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT 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.

Revised OK Contracts and Related Addenda Class – Wednesday, May 28
Don’t miss this one-time FREE offering of this class! 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.

NEW Sales Associate Forum:
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! 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the GTAR Training Center with OREC Senior Investigator, Sherry Kueffler. Have you ever wondered what could get you in trouble with OREC? Ms. 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.

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:

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.

Realist Tax System: Monday, May 5, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Catylist Search: Monday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Publisher (v2003): Wednesday, May 14, 9:00 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.

Janet Boegemann, d/b/a J. B. Green Country Appraisals (Second Publication)
Karla Lowrimore, d/b/a Realco Pros (Second Publication)
Bradley Lewis, d/b/a Modern Properties (Second Publication)
Joe Swenson, d/b/a C21/First Choice (Second Publication)