Friday, June 6, 2008

Weekly Facts - June 9, 2008 Updated
GTAR’s public website, has been updated. Significant new updates include; “Find a REALTOR” link which now includes member photos as well as a biography, the prominent display of Open House search, and the ability to log in to Member Services to access your MarketLinx account, WebMail, etc. PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1, will be redirected to and all members will log in to the Member Services page from this site.
Click Here to view a step by step online demonstration to update your photo and biography. Any questions contact

Next Week!
Introductory CCIM Class – Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 & 18
There are a few seats left in this two-day course being presented by the Oklahoma CCIM Chapter, so if you are interested, don’t wait to register!
For detailed information on this course and to register, click on the following link: two-day introductory 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. If you are seriously considering getting into the commercial real estate market, then this class is for you. Cost is $325 and class size is limited to 50; class will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days in the GTAR Training Center.

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.

New Course from Verl Workman!
Bullet Train Thinking: Retool, Re-engineer & Rethink the Way You Do Real Estate
– Friday, June 27

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Verl was such a big hit when he taught at REALTOR® Appreciation Day in April that he’s coming back to GTAR to teach - thanks to our sponsor and affiliate member, Obeo. According to Verl, “This is not the time to coast along using antiquated marketing strategies. Today’s consumer is online and they’re far more savvy than most agents. They are making connections, they are sharing their experiences, and they are wary of traditionalists. It’s time to rise up, retool, re-engineer, and rethink your strategy, and start creating some cash flow.” In this energetic and inspiring presentation, Verl will show you how other successful agents are making the transition with ease and style - even on a limited budget. OREC approved: 3 hours elective CE credit. Don’t wait to register – we expect this class to fill up quickly! For full course details and to register online, log on to; Under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then Register for Classes.

A Day of Technology with Dick Betts – Thursday, July 10
Both of these new courses will be in the GTAR Training Center and each are OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit.

The Newest/Latest/Greatest Technology Out There! 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this forum-style class you will walk away with so many ideas! As this is a constantly growing, ever-changing field, Dick Betts will cover a wide variety of topics, options, and ideas that today’s real estate professional must be aware of and start learning. Some of the concepts covered include, but are not limited to: creating a technology plan, websites and your presence in the online world, domain marketing, email hosting and branding, blogging (the biggest thing to hit the real estate world since leaving MLS books!), and more.

Smartphone Fundamentals for the Real Estate Professional 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This is a “get to know your device” type course. It will show you how to navigate around the device, the six different ways to input information, how to look up information with just a thumb, how to “set up” contacts, where to store information the easiest, and some “Tips & Tricks” about getting the most out of the device. Dick will review some basic ways for agents to implement contact management and time management systems to better organize your business.

Don’t wait to register – we expect these classes to fill up quickly! If you are interested in taking both courses, you will need to register for both of them. The cost of each class for members is $15 (pre-registered) and $20 (day of). For full course details and to register online, log on to; Under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then Register for Classes.

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.

MarketLinx 1: Monday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Thursday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Realist: Wednesday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.