Friday, September 19, 2008

Weekly Facts Blog – September 22, 2008

Weekly Facts Blog – September 22, 2008

This Week!
Free! 10th Annual Landlord Training – Wednesday, September 24
Approved by OREC for 4 hours required fair housing (FHR) CE credit! Registration is required – seating is limited. Offered by the Tulsa Area Housing Partnership, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. The training will begin with an overview of Oklahoma Landlord Tenant, highlighting the rights and obligations of landlords. Next will be a session on dispelling the myths about Section 8. Following this panel discussion, and in the wake of the 2007 ice storm, there will be a presentation on disaster preparation, mitigation, and legal remedies such as abatement. C. Lyn Larson with the Tulsa Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development will moderate the training. Register at; click here for course details:

Help Build Preferred Development Strategies for Tulsa
You’re invited to participate in one of two hands-on, citywide workshops as a part of the City of Tulsa’s comprehensive planning process, PLANiTULSA. Working together in small groups of friends and neighbors, you’ll build preferred development strategies for Tulsa – creating a vision of what you want for our city. PLANiTULSA Workshops will be Monday, September 22 at the Greenwood Cultural Center and Tuesday, September 23 at the BOK Center. Details on the workshops and registration information is available at

Everything You Never Knew about Home Inspections – Friday, September 26
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Dan LaBrake. Come find out why members who have attended this class think it’s the best on home inspections. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit; (this course is also know as Common Home Inspection Concerns). Register at; click here for course details:

Other News!
Enforcement of Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase list
Beginning October 6, 2008 words or phrases listed as not acceptable and caution on the Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase list will be removed from all NORES listing remarks fields per NORES Rules and Regulations Section 2.20, 1, c. This includes school name and school district, walking distance of, within and near. Prior to October 6th, please review all of your listings and make any necessary changes to ensure rule compliance. If you are found in violation of this rule you will be subject to fines and/or disciplinary action. The Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase list is available in My Sidebar in MarketLinx and under Member Resources, Governing Documents on, or by clicking here:

Updated and Fill able forms are now available
Fill able forms are now available at under Forms and Contracts for the new Sales Agreement (A114), updated Financing Assumption (A208), updated Buyer Loan Commitment (A211), updated Additions & Alterations (A214), Property Management Lease (A723), Residential Property Management Lease Agreement (A729), and the updated Information on Buyer (INFB).

2009 Dues are Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You
2009 dues billing will be mailed to all brokers on October 1, 2008. Dues billing for the Local, State and National Associations of REALTORS® are as follows: REALTORS® = $385; REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® = $355. Dues are due November 1, 2008; a $20 late fee will be added on December 1, 2008; all dues must be paid no later than December 31, 2008. Call Connie at 663-7500, if you have any questions.

Top Producer 8i – Friday, October 3
Free “Quick Start” Session, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center, presented by TOP PRODUCER® Regional Sales Associate, Tom Mangelsdorf. This session is geared toward new users or existing users who need a refresher on using 8i effectively. Top Producer 8i lets you spend less time at your desk and more time with your clients. Learn the essentials of managing your sales and marketing with Top Producer 8i in only three hours. For details on the class, click here: To register for this free class, please email

Basic Contract – Thursday, October 9
Basic Contract Class, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Robert Nicholas, Esq. Brush up on the basics of contract etiquette. Become familiar with the intent of contract sections and why it is important to complete sections accurately. The OREC State Contract will be used and discussed in this course. Register at; click here for course details: Click Here

Community Forums – Fridays, October 17 and October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hear from community leaders what is happening and what is being planned. October 17 features speakers from Broken Arrow, Catoosa, and Owasso. October 24 features speakers from Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, and Tulsa Register at; click here for flyers: Oct. 17th Forum Oct. 24th Forum

The Commercial Information Exchange has a New Provider
Service with Catylist will end December 31, 2008. On January 1, 2009 we will migrate to our new vendor, Xceligent, who will provide a research platform that will include commercial listings by members and potential members. Xceligent representatives will begin driving our market in mid-September to collect and catalog commercial properties 20,000 square feet and above. We will add structures below this number over time. In addition, Xceligent will drive our market each quarter to identify new listings for the exchange. Brokers will continue to edit their listings, while Xceligent will perform routine audits of company inventories to ensure all active listings are in the commercial data exchange (CDX). Moreover, Xceligent will audit for complete and accurate listing information. Stay tuned for more information and updates.

2008 OAR Education Conference & Trade Show is October 1 – 3
The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® annual conference is in Tulsa this year at the Renaissance Hotel. Join more than 700 of your fellow REALTORS® from across Oklahoma for state-of-the-art education, a fantastic REALTOR® marketplace, and endless networking opportunities. Go to for more information.

Commercial REALTOR® Education at the OAR Conference
OAR’s Education Conference has something for everyone, including commercial REALTORS®. Chet Allen will be teaching Big Money Real Estate – Development and Syndicating on Wednesday, October 1. Cost is $85. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or experienced developer, this course will give you the amazing tools to make big money in real estate and become a successful developer. For more information, click on the following link:

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, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Friday, September 26, 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.
Jeffrey w. Hembree, d/b/a Castle Appraisal Services (Second Publication)
Joe Sherriff, associated with Coldwell Banker Select (Second Publication)
Brenda Sullivan, Flint Creek RE (First Publication)
Brett Batson, d/b/a Batson Real Estate (First Publication)