Friday, June 19, 2009
Weekly Facts Blog – June 22, 2009
Wednesday, June 24
Contract to Closing: The Closing Process
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with attorneys Bob and Carol Parker. Accepting a contract on a house is only the beginning—there are crucial steps between the time a contract is obtained to the time you reach the closing table that can make or break a deal, or at least slow down the process if mishandled. This course takes an in-depth look at the closing process and covers the following: Abstracts and abstract provisions in a contract; title insurance/title opinion; mortgage plat inspection; HUD-1 Settlement Statement; responsibility of the closer; and much more. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Register Online: Log on to tulsarealtors.com and click the red Education button on the main Member Services page. For details on the class: Click Here
July 9 & 10
2 Days of Technology Training with Dick Betts!
National speaker and technology guru Dick Betts will be at GTAR for two days to teach four classes! (Classes are listed below.) Each class will cost only $15 pre-registered and $20 day of. All four classes are currently pending elective CE credit with OREC. Don’t wait to register—these classes will fill up! Go online to tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes.
The rules of business are changing—especially in the real estate industry! Today’s real estate professional must meet the needs and expectations of today’s connected consumer. Learn how to stay on top of changes and help yourself thrive in the exciting and rewarding world of online real estate.
Thursday, July 9: Click Here for Details
Top Technology Trends (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Internet Marketing: How Agents Can Avoid Train Wrecks (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 10: Click Here for Details
Client Management: “It’s a Lifelong Relationship” (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Smartphone for Business Management: Creating a Mobile Office (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 24
A Day with Karel Murray!
National speaker Karel Murray will be at GTAR for a full day to teach two classes! (Classes are listed below.) Each class will cost only $15 pre-registered and $20 day of. Both classes are OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Don’t wait to register—these classes will fill up! Go online to tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. Click Here for Class Details
Market Confidence for the Wary Buyer (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
When Interests Collide: Say What You Mean…Get What You Want (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
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.
Publisher: Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Thursday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Monday, July 13, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Thursday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Credit Card Processing will be Unavailable
Friday, June 26 from 7:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. for online class registrations and credit card payments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Effective July 1: Change in NORES Billing
All NORES Participants and Users: Starting July 1, users will begin receiving a quarterly bill for NORES fees such as MLS, CIE, 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. You can call for assistance with updating your email address; please contact GTAR Help Desk at 664-0505. For details on the billing change, refer to page 3 of the June GTAR World newsletter online now. An automatic charge option will be available—if you prefer this method of payment, click on the following link, complete the Payment Authorization form, and return it to GTAR: GTAR/NORES Payment Authorization Form. If you prefer to pay by credit card online: Go to Main Menu on tulsarealtors.com, click on Financial Services, NORES – Accounts Receivables, and follow instructions to pay. Payment can also be made at the GTAR/NORES office or mailed to NORES, P.O. Box 470325, Tulsa, OK 74147
Early Settlement Program SAVED!
The Early Settlement Program has been funded for another year. Thank you for your support in contacting the Mayor, City Councilors, and writing letters to the Editor.
Only 98 Backpacks to Go!
Backpacks for Kids Update: Thanks to the generosity of our members, GTAR’s Community Relations Committee has raised $$10,108.46—enough to provide 202 backpacks (one backpack costs $50). We need your support so that we can provide 300 deserving kids with backpacks filled with essentials to start school this August. The remaining $4,891.54 needs to be raised by July 1 to make this happen! All donations are tax deductible; please make checks payable to the GTAR Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 470603, Tulsa, OK 74146. For more information on Backpacks for Kids and a donation form, click here: Backpacks for Kids Donation Form
New Online CE Provider
GTAR now has a new online CE provider: McKissock 100% Education. Our partnership with McKissock will provide our members with a better variety of courses more pertinent to today’s market, AND will also offer CE courses for real estate appraisers, as well as, pre-licensing and license upgrade courses for appraisers. Anyone enrolled in an online course with GTAR’s old provider, 360Training.com (Virtual University) will be able to complete the course. For more information, refer to pages 1 and 10 of the June GTAR World newsletter online now. To access: Click Here
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.
Ruth Barnhart, d/b/a Prudential Grand Lake Wistrom Realty (Second Publication)
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