Friday, March 6, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – March 9, 2009

Keybox Reminder:
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8. Keyboxes will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11
2009 Greater Tulsa Commercial
Market Update

Don’t miss the premier 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. New this year: The Hotel/Hospitality market segment has been added. 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. Cost is $65. OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit and OREAB approved for 3 hours CE credit. 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:

2009 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show
Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and sponsored by Andersen Windows (available at ProBuild): “The Adventures of the 2009 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show” runs Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15 at the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square, featuring more than 450 home and garden exhibitors and special features for the whole family. Show hours are Thursday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, March 15, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for seniors. Children under 12 may attend for free when accompanied by a paid adult. The Official Guide for the 2009 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show will be distributed in the March 11 edition of the Tulsa World, and on sale at all area QuikTrip locations for the duration of the Show. The Guide contains a map of booth locations, a Show schedule and coupon for $1.00 off admission.

Great News on ShowingValue!
We've been making enhancements to ShowingValue—the email and feedback notification included with your service. You will start seeing the name of the person showing your listing, and the address if the box is assigned to an address. All of this without having to log into If you are currently getting ShowingValue email notifications, you don't need to do anything. You will get the new email format automatically. We hope you will enjoy the time savings of these enhancements. Stay tuned as we continue to improve other aspects of the service.

If you are not using the ShowingValue email notification feature, here are the simple steps to enable this feature:
Log into KIMweb at using your key serial number and PIN.

Click on "ShowingValue" on the left side of the page, under Activity Reports.
Click on the "Change Email Settings" link.
Chose the "After showing agent eSYNC" or "After keybox opening" option. This will be the first option in the list, and the wording will vary by which kind of key you have. It is important to check this first option as this is the only option that will receive the enhanced emails.
Click "Save Now" at bottom right of page.
You are now set up to get enhanced emails.

Now in Effect - Increase in NORES User Fees
Attention All Residential MLS and Supra Key Users: The NORES Board of Directors approved a proposal to raise the Key User fee by $1.50 per month and the MLS User fee by $5.00 per month; this total increase of $6.50 per month will be reflected in the March 1 billing. This is the first user fee increase in nine years (since 2000). Over the last few years, NORES has absorbed the increases in the cost of doing business, as well as the cost of recently added services, such as the Realist Tax System and Mapping. The Directors felt that NORES could no longer continue to absorb the increases without compromising the services provided to our members.

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 3: Prospect Gateway: Monday, March 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 9
Mark Your Calendars for REALTOR® Appreciation Day!

Plan now to attend GTAR’s most popular annual event! Start your day by earning 3 hours elective CE credit with a GTAR favorite—national speaker, author, and consultant, Jan Hargrave, who will be teaching Understanding the Importance of Nonverbal Communication. You won’t want to miss her presentation; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at UMAC in the Redskin Room. After class, head on over to the gymnasium for the annual free Trade Show brought to you by our wonderful affiliate members. Visit lots of booths filled with information and services, while enjoying free food, and as usual, there will be tons of door prizes given away during the show.