Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – July 20, 2009

GTAR/NORES Payments are Now Late
GTAR/NORES payments were due July 15. Late notices were emailed July 16. If you have not done so already, you can view/pay your invoice online at; on the main Member Services page, click the Financial Services tab, then click NORES-Accounts Receivable. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. You can also pay by calling 663-7500 or coming to the Association office.

Thursday, July 23
RCA Insight Social
All GTAR members (commercial and residential) are invited to attend the RCA Insight Social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bistro at Seville (10021 S. Yale) to hear special guests Stuart McCalman, director of Governmental Affairs, City of Tulsa and Mike Lester, mayor of Broken Arrow talk about the Government Stimulus Package—how the money was granted, which projects Tulsa will apply the funds toward, how it freed up other projects to be completed, and more. Cash bar will be available for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres compliments of Commercial Title & Escrow Services, Inc. and Guaranty Abstract Company. There is no cost to attend but registration is required—space is limited to the first 100 registrants! Register online at; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. To view invitation, click here:
RCA Insight Social Invitation

Friday, July 24
Don’t Miss Karel Murray - First Time at GTAR!

National speaker Karel Murray will be teaching two classes (details below). Each class costs only $15 pre-registered and $20 day of, and both are OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit each. For details and online registration, go to; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. Learn more about Karel Murray by visiting

Market Confidence for the Wary Buyer (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
In Karel’s new course you will learn how to bring customers back to the table; help customers assertively commit; and establish a trust-based career that inspires consumer confidence.
Click Here for Class Details

When Interests Collide: Say What You Mean…Get What You Want (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Learn to identify the elements essential to effective negotiation. This class will provide you with in-depth information and specific ways to identify behavior styles, options, interests, leverage, and communication methods that can make or break a negotiation. Here’s what other Oklahoma real estate professionals say about this class: Karel’s negotiation training is recommended for veteran Realtors and newbies like me” “Best negotiating class I’ve ever taken in 23 years. Very useful, logical information. Also very entertaining”; “This class really gave me great insight into negotiating”; “A refreshing look at styles and strategies on negotiation.”
Click Here for Class Details

Monday, July 27
OK Broker Relationships with Parties to a Transaction

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with instructor Ann Lloyd. If you need a broker relationships class in the next few months, here’s your chance. The next broker relationships class at GTAR will not be until October 26. OREC approved for 3 hours required BRA CE credit. Register online at; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes.

JULY is RPAC Month
Here’s What Your RPAC Dollars Have Accomplished…

Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Reform is one of NAR’s legislative priorities: NAR works closely with the U.S. Senate to mandate strengthening regulatory oversight of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and advocates an increase in the GSE conforming loan limit to better serve homebuyers nationwide. Have you made your investment in Real Estate? To contribute, click here:
RPAC Contribution Form or go online to; from the main Member Services page, click Financial Services, then Contributions and use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

Display Your Listings on Facebook
NORES has developed a Facebook application that will display your listings on your Facebook profile page. You can post your listings in one step. Click on the following link for instructions to add the application to your profile;
Facebook Application Instructions. You will be prompted to enter your MLS user ID and password.

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.

Publisher Class: Friday, July 31, 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.

Roy L. Lollis, associated with C21/Hale Agency (First Publication)
James Thomas, d/b/a Bailey Foristell Agency (First Publication)