Friday, May 1, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – May 4, 2009

MarketLinx Update Coming in May

A MarketLinx update is scheduled to occur this week. Once the update has occurred, a notice will be posted on the log-in screen notifying all users. For details on the upcoming changes, click on the following link:

Last Chance to Register!

If you are interested in taking NAR’s Green Designation Core Course, Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 and 7, you need to register no later than, Monday May 4 so we can order enough student manuals. Class will be 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days in the GTAR Training Center; the cost is $295. 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 and a faxable registration form, click the following link:

For more information on NAR’s Green Designation, including requirements and benefits, click on the following link:

Effective July 1, 2009: Change in NORES Billing
All NORES Participants and Users: Starting July 1, associates will begin receiving a quarterly bill for User fees and key fees. Bills will be sent by email, so it is imperative that your contact information on file with GTAR/NORES, especially your email address, be current and accurate. For details on the billing change, refer to page 4 of the April GTAR World newsletter online now or the May issue out next week. An automatic withdrawal option will be available- if you prefer this method of payment, click on the following link and complete the Payment Authorization form and return it to GTAR:

Thursday, May 14
EDUTAINMENT Day – Daze of Your Lives in Real Estate

A new education event being sponsored by GTAR’s Sales Associate Committee. There will be two workshops: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. These workshops are free to members but registration is required by noon on May 13. Register online at; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. Breakfast and/or lunch will be provided for those registered, and drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day. Following is the schedule for the day:

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Generations of Our Lives – How to Get Along with Practically Anyone with Rick Brinkley
11:00 a.m. Top Ten Reasons Why Closings are Delayed & What to do About It with Karen Burnette and Guests
1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. How to Stage Like a HGTV Pro with Amy Stinson
2:00 p.m. As the Mortgage World Turns – Panel of Mortgage Experts

Friday, May 15
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. For details on the course, click the following link:

Friday, May 15
CIE - Xceligent Basics

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Open to all current CIE subscribers. Pre-registration is required. To enroll, log in to and click the red Education Button on the main page. Class will be in the GTAR Computer Lab. If you have any questions, please contact Renae at 664-0505.

Friday, May 22
Nomination Deadline for 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. Do you know a Good Neighbor?
Download an entry form today!

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.

MC1004 for Appraisers: Tuesday, May 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Publisher Class: Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Tuesday, May 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Friday, May 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.

Christopher Brown, associated with Mercury Alliance Tulsa, LLC (second publication)
Ann M. Gwartney, d/b/a A. M. Huffman Company (second publication)
Marsha Lassetter, d/b/a Sooner Appraisals (second publication)