If dues were not paid by January 1, 2009, MLS services were suspended and keys were shut off on January 2.To reinstate will require a $40 reinstatement fee and new paperwork from the broker.
January 5 - 8: Required CIE Xceligent Orientation
CIE Users will receive a 30-day grace period during the month of January ONLY, to attend a CIE Xceligent Orientation class. All CIE Users are encouraged to attend during the month of January to avoid interrupting the service. Beginning February 1, CIE Users will be required to attend an Orientation class before accessing the system. We currently have seven orientation classes available the week of January 5. Two of the smaller classes will be hands-on in the computer lab for anyone needing extra assistance, while the remaining large classes will be in the Training Center; these free classes are open to CIE subscribers. Register online by logging on to www.tulsarealtors.com; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button.
2009 Roster: Deadline for Changes January 15
We are now working on the new 2009 REALTOR® Directory. If you have a change of name, address, phone number, fax number or email address, please call Connie at 663-7500 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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 tulsarealtors.com; from the main Member Services page, simply click the red Education button.
(FHR) Fair Housing and Ethical Practices: Wednesday, January 21,
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Kathryn Jones
(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) Understanding the Foreclosure Process in Today’s Market: Wednesday, January 28,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with Monica Wittrock, Esq. (Note: Currently pending CE credit approval with OREC)
Back by Popular Demand!
SRES® Designation Course – February 17 & 18
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 tulsarealtors.com; from the main Member Services page, click the red Education button. For more detailed information about the SRES® Designation, including member benefits, visit www.SRES.org.
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 www.tulsarealtors.com; under Member Resources, click GTAR Events, then Annual RCA Celebration or click on the following link: http://ims.tulsarealtors.com/documents/09rcabanquet.pdf. 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!)
Now Accepting Reservations!
2009 Presidents’ Inaugural Banquet – February 6
Get Jazzed! This year’s GTAR/NORES Presidents’ Inaugural Banquet is going to be at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame; start with cocktails 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 www.tulsarealtors.com; under Member Resources, click GTAR Events, then 2009 Presidents’ Banquet or click on the following link: http://ims.tulsarealtors.com/documents/2009Banquet-Flyer.pdf. 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.
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 tulsarealtors.com and click the red Education Button on the main page. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.
MarketLinx 1: Tuesday, January 6, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Friday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Prospect Gateway: Tuesday, January 13, 2:00 – 4:00 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.