Friday, April 17, 2009

Weekly Facts - April 20, 2009

Why Should You Earn NAR’s Green Designation?
The National Association of REALTORS® has received an Award of Excellence for its Green Designation, a program designed to equip REALTORS® with advanced knowledge on green building practices and green property features….The Green Designation is now eligible to be considered for a Summit Award – the top recognition for association programs from ASAE and CAL. NAR is one of only 21 organizations nationally to receive the AAA award for 2009.

“REALTORS® are industry innovators who consistently find ways to provide their clients with cutting edge service,” said NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth. “As green building issues become more important to buyers, sellers and businesses, more and more REALTORS® are adding value to the real estate transaction by developing green business practices. The Green Designation is an excellent example of innovation in this area.” Read more:
Accolades Grow for NAR's Green Designation

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity!
GTAR is the first Association in Oklahoma—the only Association right now—to be hosting NAR’s Green Designation Core Course: Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 and 7 in the GTAR Training Center, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with national instructor Ruth Fennell. The early-bird price of $275 has been extended to Monday, April 20. After April 20 the price will be $295. For more information and to register online, log on to; on the main Member Services page, click on the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. For details on the course, click the following link:

Earn 9 Hours Required CE Hours by the end of April!
Don’t wait until the end of your three-year licensing period to start working on your CE hours. 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) Real Estate and the Fair Housing Act: Tuesday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This Week! (PSC) Ethics: Thursday, April 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(BRA) OK Broker Relationships: Monday, April 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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 2: Tuesday, April 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Prospect Gateway: Friday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21
Free Online Live Training for ZipForm®

Do you need help learning how to use ZipForm®? Are you a little rusty on the ins and outs of the program? ZipForm® is offering a training Webinar on Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to provide training via your home or office computer. No need to drive to a classroom, just sit down at your computer and log in! Virtual "seats" are limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now.
Click here to register now. Another Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Click here to register now.

Thursday, April 23

Tulsa Economic Development Corporation Symposium

TEDC is hosting a symposium on the U.S. Department of Interior’s Loan Guaranty, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Programs, and U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the SUN Building at 907 S. Detroit, Suite 1025A. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The mission of the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation is to stimulate economic growth one small business at a time through programs, services and expertise that help keep money moving, working, building economic vitality, building the future. To R.S.V.P. or to request additional information, please call TEDC at (918) 585-8332 on or before April 21.

Wednesday, May 13
Everything You Never Knew about Home Inspections

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Dan LaBrake. Learn what inspectors are required to do and what they should not do, how to prepare your listing for a good inspection, and much more. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. For more information and to register online, log on to; on the main Member Services page, click on the red Education button, then click Register for Classes.

OAR is Now Seeking Nominations for a Vacancy on the OAR/OREC Contract Forms Committee
The purpose of the Contract Forms Committee is to develop a standardized real estate purchase contract for voluntary use in Oklahoma. The committee is comprised of 11 members, five of which are OAR appointees, three from the OREC, and three from the Oklahoma Bar Association. Each interested nominee should submit a resume detailing their experience with the creation and/or maintenance of real estate forms. Interested REALTORS® should be aware that this committee may require a significant time commitment. Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2009. Please contact Jennifer Osborn at the OAR offices if you have any questions or for additional information: (800) 375-9944 or

10th Annual Good Neighbor Awards
The time has come to nominate NAR’s 2009 Good Neighbors. Each year five REALTORS® receive the Good Neighbor Award honoring their extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. The deadline is May 22, 2009. Do you know a Good Neighbor?
Download an entry form today!