Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – January 19, 2009

Earn All 12 OREC Required CE Credit Hours This Month!
Don’t wait until the end of your three-year licensing period to start working on your CE hours. All OREC required subject areas will be offered at GTAR this month. As always, Ethics (PSC) is offered for free at GTAR almost every month; Fair Housing (FHR) and OK Broker Relationships (BRA) will be offered every quarter in 2009, and Current Trends (HOT) will be offered at least once per quarter if not more often. As CE classes are scheduled, information and registration will be available on; from the main Member Services page, simply click the red Education button.

This Week! (FHR) Fair Housing and Ethical Practices: Wednesday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Kathryn Jones

This Week! (PSC) Ethics: Thursday, January 22, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with Rodger Erker

(BRA) OK Broker Relationships with Parties to a Transaction: Monday, January 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with Ann Lloyd

(HOT) New Course: Understanding the Foreclosure Process in Today’s Market: Wednesday, January 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with Monica Wittrock, Esq.

More Xceligent Training: January 22 and 23
Two hands-on classes are available both days from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the GTAR computer lab. Advanced registration is limited to the first 16 members who enroll for the classes with an Xceligent instructor. All registrants must be current subscribers to the CIE and have an assigned login. Any person can attend the classroom style session in the GTAR Training Center at 9:00 a.m. January 23. If you want to see what Xceligent is all about, come to this session. Either class version will meet the Xceligent Orientation requirement. Register online in
Member Services (click Register for Classes then XCIEINTRO to view/register for available class times).

Don’t Wait – Only Two Weeks Left to Save!
SRES® Designation Course – February 17 & 18

Baby Boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers in the country; understand what motivates this growing market and how to address their mature needs by earning the prestigious SRES® Designation. GTAR will be offering the two-day SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) Designation course 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. Cost for the course is $325, if registered by January 30 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, it’s OREC approved for 16 hours of elective CE credit. 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

Annual REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Celebration – January 30
Recognizing the achievements of Commercial REALTOR® members within the profession and the community and honoring the 2008 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year (to be announced at the Celebration); cost is $50 per person. The banquet will be at the Doubletree Hotel at Warren Place; cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Jack Crowley. For more information and to make reservations online with Visa or MC, go to; under Member Resources, click GTAR Events, then Annual RCA Celebration or click on the following link: You can also print out the reservation form and fax it to 663-8815 or mail the form to us with a check or call 663-7500. (RSVP no later than January 27!)

2009 Presidents’ Inaugural Banquet – February 6
Get Jazzed! This year’s venue for the GTAR/NORES Presidents’ Inaugural Banquet is the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame; cocktails are at 6:00 p.m., then enjoy a sit-down dinner provided by Just Catering by Orr’s and entertainment by Frank Bray – “The Sting of Swing.” Cost is $50 per person through January 25 and $60 per person after; absolutely no reservations will be accepted after February 2. For more information and to make reservations online with Visa or MC, go to; under Member Resources, click GTAR Events, then 2009 Presidents’ Banquet or click on the following link: You can also print out the reservation form and fax it to 663-8815 or mail the form to us with a check or call 663-7500.

Updated Form: New Member Procedures and Dues
Brokers and managers: The procedure for new associates and dues has been updated for 2009. Please print the updated form for your in-house information. The form is available online at; on the main page, click the brown Forms & Contracts button, then Membership Forms, then New Member Procedures and Dues. You can also use the following link:

GTAR/NORES Inclement Weather Policy
We are entering 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.

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.

Xceligent Workshop: Thursday, January 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Xceligent Workshop: Friday, January 23, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
WYQ: Friday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Monday, January 26, 1:30 – 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.

Robin Stout, d/b/a R. L. Stout Realty (First Publication)
Donald Gene Roberts, d/b/a Commercial Ventures, LLC (Second Publication)

Firm Affiliate Membership
Carpet Center, Inc., Designated individual Zelda Weathers (First Publication)
Breathe Easy/Clean Deans, Designated Individual Billie Reynolds (First Publication)