Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – February 2, 2009

GTAR/NORES Inclement Weather Policy

(The following policy does NOT apply to the Presidents’ Inaugural Banquet scheduled for Friday, February 6; this event will happen regardless of the weather – no refunds will be given.) We are in that time of year when the weather does not always work in our favor; therefore, GTAR/NORES has established the following inclement weather policy for all education classes at GTAR (CE, Computer, New Member Orientation, Post Licensing, etc.): If Tulsa Public Schools are closed the day of a scheduled class, the GTAR/NORES class is cancelled. Depending on the type of class being cancelled, the class will either be rescheduled for a future date or a full refund will be issued. Please be sure to check one of the local news channels the night before and/or morning of a scheduled class for school closings.

Thursday, February 5
Understanding the Foreclosure Process in Today’s Market

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with Monica Wittrock, Esq.; 3 hours required HOT CE credit with OREC. This is the new date for this class which was cancelled last week due to inclement weather per our policy. Register online at; from the main Member Services page, simply click the red Education button.

Monday, February 16
Reverse Mortgages and You!

Dispel the myths of reverse mortgages while increasing your business and assisting the 62+ client…AND, earn 3 hours elective CE credit—all for FREE, courtesy of Freedom Financial – The Reverse Mortgage Specialist; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with national instructor, Ruth Fennell. Review information on seniors’ demographics, market conditions, reverse mortgage basics, the application process, and when reverse mortgages are appropriate and when they are not. This course is FREE to members but registration is required. (Note: This is the same class that was offered back in November) Register online at – Log in and click the red Education button on the main page.

SRES® Designation Course – February 17 & 18

Two days of class, one prestigious designation – all for only $325! We are keeping the cost of the course at $325, so don’t miss your opportunity to increase your business by learning how to tap into one of the fastest growing markets – Baby Boomers! GTAR will be offering the two-day SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) Designation course “live,” one time only this year in the GTAR Training Center, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17 and 18 with national instructor Ruth Fennell; class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Don’t wait to register – space is limited to 50! For course details and online registration, log on to; from the main Member Services page, click the red Education button. For more detailed information about the SRES® Designation, including member benefits, visit

Does Fair Housing Relate to Commercial Real Estate?
Find out by attending GTAR’s new course Commercial Fair Housing & Other Legal Issues, Thursday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Instructors Dr. Kathryn Jones and attorney Kelly Monaghan will discuss how fair housing does and does not relate to commercial real estate. In addition, other legal issues such as ADA requirements will be discussed. This course is currently pending 3 hours required FHR CE credit with OREC. For course details and online registration, log on to; from the main Member Services page, click the red Education button.

More CIE Training – February 16 & 17
Hands-on CIE training classes are being added to the calendar for February 16 and 17. Each session will count toward the required CIE Orientation on the Xceligent system. For details, see the calendar on or on under Member Services.

Wednesday, March 11
2009 Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update

This is the tenth year for this event, which has become the educational event of the year for commercial real estate professionals or any real estate professionals who are interested in learning about what’s happened and will be happening in the Tulsa area’s commercial market. The Commercial Market Update will be at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel; buffet breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. and speaker presentations begin at 8:00 a.m.; course is currently pending CE credit approval from OREC and OREAB. Cost is $50 if registered by February 27; after that date, cost is $65. For more information and to register online with Visa or MC, log on to; form the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes; you can also register by calling 663-7500. Click here for event details:

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

MarketLinx 1: Thursday, February 5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Monday, February 9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Prospect Gateway: Wednesday, February 11, 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.

Michael Urie, associated with Coldwell Banker Select (Second Publication)

Firm Affiliate Membership
American National Insurance, Designated Individual Jeri Moberly (Second Publication)