Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekly Facts Blog – October 13, 2008

This Week!

Community Forums
Find out what is happening in Tulsa and the surrounding areas at GTAR Sales Associate sponsored Community Forums being held from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17 and Friday, October 24. Representatives will be here to discuss present and anticipated area growth and increase awareness of the issues facing our communities. October 17 will feature speakers from Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Coweta, and Owasso. October 24 will feature speakers from Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, and Tulsa. These forums are FREE and open to all GTAR members – residential and commercial but registration is required. Register online at – Log in and click the new red Education Button on the main page. For details on the class, click here:

Wednesday, October 15

GTAR and NORES Annual Meeting 3:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center; GTAR and NORES *voting members: Don’t miss your opportunity to select the 2009-2010 GTAR and NORES Board of Directors, as well as vote on proposed bylaw changes, and hear about what has happened in the Association over the last year. The slate of nominees is in the September GTAR World Newsletter, pages 3-6; click here to access it: (*If you are a REALTOR® member with GTAR, you are a voting member. REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® are NOT voting members.)

Phone System for Sale - $1500.00

1- Meridian Norstar ICS System. Equipped (in the control unit) for one(1) PRI ( 24 channel T-1 with caller I.D.) and twenty four (24) digital stations. 1- Star talk voicemail system 16-7310 telephones ( 10 button ) with speakerphone and LCD. 2- 7324 24 button attendant positions 2- 7100 single line telephones 1- 48 port CAP units (DSS/BLF) units All the telephones are black.

This Week!
Thursday, October 16

5-Year Street Plan Proposal Meeting

Mayor Kathy Taylor and Councilman G.T. Bynam will address the new street proposal in a meeting Thursday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. at the Home Builders Association. Learn what the proposal means and have the opportunity to ask questions on the $451.6 million comprehensive street improvements plan which will be on the November 4 ballot. If you are interested in attending this HBA event, please RSVP by calling Stacy Hendrickson at 918-663-5820 or emailing

2009 Dues have been Mailed to Your Broker!
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. For information on the OAR special assessment, please read the notice below.

Special Assessment Notice:
Your 2009 dues include a two-year $39 special assessment by the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® of all REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® members to fund a Public and Political Survival Fund. The fund’s purpose is to create and implement a public and political campaign within the state of Oklahoma and to fund lobbying, consulting and other expenses on issues consistent with OAR’s Legislative Policy Agenda. Additionally, your 2009 dues includes a $35 mandatory assessment by the National Association of REALTORS® of all REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® members to fund a nationwide public awareness campaign that includes TV network and cable ads highlighting the value a REALTOR® brings to a transaction and stressing the importance of using a REALTOR®.

Enforcement of Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List
The words or phrases listed as “not acceptable” and “caution” on the Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List have been removed from all NORES listing remarks fields per NORES Rules and Regulations Section 2.20, 1, c. If you are found in violation of this rule, you will be subject to a fine and/or disciplinary action. Please review all of your listings and make any necessary changes. The Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List is available in the side bar (MarketLinx), under Governing Documents ( or by
clicking here:

OK Broker Relationships CE Class – Monday, October 27
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Ann Lloyd. OREC approved for 3 hours required (BRA) CE credit. Register online at – Log in and click the Education Button on the main page. This is the last BRA class being offered by GTAR this year.

Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity Course – Thursday, October 30
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with one of GTAR’s favorite instructors, Joyce Painter. This course reviews Fair Housing laws in order to understand how discrimination occurs in the marketplace, and describes the many facets of diversity in the real estate market and assesses individual awareness, experience, and knowledge of diversity in your real estate practice. It also covers how to develop and implement business strategies to serve an increasingly diverse marketplace while still complying with Fair Housing laws regarding advertising; how to follow the Equal Professional Service Model, comply with fair housing laws, and develop strategies to better serve clients and customers. OREC approved for 3 hours required Fair Housing (FHR) CE credit. This is the last FHR class being offered by GTAR this year.

Where Do You Fit?
Bring your talent to a committee to strengthen your Association’s services. We are looking for members to serve on GTAR and NORES committees for 2009. If you are interested in making a difference in the Association and the real estate industry, volunteer for a committee that best fits your skills. Your participation does make a difference! For a list of all committees, requirements, and a volunteer form, see pages 3-5 of this month’s GTAR World Newsletter; you can access it by clicking on the following link: Reminder: If you are currently serving on a committee and would like to continue serving, you still need to submit the volunteer form; deadline is November 15!

Upcoming Computer Classes at GTAR
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, log in to and click the new red Education Button on the main page. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.

MarketLinx 1: Monday, October 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Tuesday, October 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Wednesday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 – Prospect Gateway: Friday, October 24, 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.
Rudolph “Rudy” Hymer, d/b/a RJH Realty Investments (First Publication)

Glennela P. Doss, d/b/a Oak Tree Property Co. LLC (First Publication)