Friday, August 1, 2008

Weekly Facts Blog – August 4, 2008

Coming Up!
HUD Internet Training – Tuesday, August 19

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with instructor Mary Berry – Yes, Mary, a GTAR favorite, is coming back to GTAR to teach after a long absence. This course is for real estate professionals interested in learning the correct HUD procedures and how to correctly submit HUD bids. Mary will teach you how to register with HUD in Bid Select yearly (Pyramid Real Estate); how to sign up in Bid Select and maintain your profile; how to search for a HUD property; how to search the Bid Select site for HUD properties; how to submit a HUD bid—Mary will walk everyone through the process of submitting a HUD bid on the Bid Select site; how to search the bids once they are open on the Bid Select site. Mary will also go over DHA Loans (203B, 203K), VA, and Fannie Mae REO’S (Foreclosures), as well as other REO’S. This course is currently pending 3 hours of elective CE credit with OREC. (NOTE: This is not the same HUD course that was offered at GTAR back in June.) For course details and online registration, log on to; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes.

Just Approved by OREC for CE Credit!
SRES® Designation Course — Monday & Tuesday, August 25 & 26
GTAR will be offering the two-day SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) Designation course for the first time on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26 with national instructor Ruth Fennell; class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Cost for the course is $325, if registered by August 15 and $395 after that date (the cost includes the first year’s dues of $99 in the SRES® Council). Don’t wait to register – space is limited to 50! Earning the SRES® Designation is easy—all you have to do is complete the two-day course and pass the exam—And, OREC has just approved the course for 16 hours of elective CE credit. For course details and online registration, log on to; under Member Resources, click Education-Enroll in Classes, then click Register for Classes. For more detailed information about the SRES® Designation, including member benefits, visit

Update to Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement
OREC has updated the Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement effective July 1, 2008; the form dated 11/03 should no longer be used. The current form is available on OREC’s website, under ”Contracts Forms and Related Addendum." You can also find the current form at—"Forms and Contracts" then "OREC State Contracts" or by clicking here. The updated disclosure forms are also now available for sale in the Board Store.

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 3-Prospect Gateway: Monday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Catylist Search: Tuesday, August 5, 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.

Carri Ray, associated with LT & Associates (Second Publication)