Friday, August 14, 2009
Weekly Facts Blog – August 17, 2009
Friday, August 21
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Actions in Oklahoma
Whether you are a residential or commercial real estate professional, this new course will help you accomplish the following: correctly handle property takings using current case law as your guide; know the distinction between “for public use” and “for public benefit” so you can determine whether the taking is justified; adhere to strict federal, state, and local requirements to ensure actions are properly handled; accurately determine the fair market value of the property and calculate damages, if necessary; and reach amicable settlements using options like alternative dispute resolution or mediation. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Attorney Bob Nichols. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. For class details and to register online, log on to tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. You can also call 663-7500.
August 31: Early-Bird Registration Deadline
CRS 202: Sales Strategies
Motivate and Influence More Customers in Any Market! In this solution-oriented Sales Course, instructor Michael Servaggio will teach you how to work with today’s new buyer through counseling, salesmanship, and negotiation. Sales Strategies will teach you how to: understand buyer motivation; eliminate sales resistance; create trust and loyalty from buyers; and improve your negotiating skills. This two-day course will be Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, in the GTAR Training Center. Register by August 31 for $250; after August 31, for $275. OREC approved for 16 hours elective CE credit. For class details and to register online, log on to tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. You can also call 663-7500.
Thursday, September 3
Safety Seminar: Scams, Shams & Shenanigans
Don’t miss one of GTAR’s most popular and important CE courses! 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with KOTV News at 5 Anchor, Lori Fullbright and CEO, Rick Brinkley of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Oklahoma….and, safety skits by GTAR’s own Not Quite Ready for Prime Time REALTOR-ASSOCIATES®. OREC approved for 3 hours required (HOT) CE credit. (If you previously taken this course HOT 051, and are still in the same licensing period at the time of this offering, you cannot receive CE credit this time.) For class details and to register online, log on to tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. You can also call 663-7500.
New Class Being Offered at GTAR/NORES: Computer Basics
This class is designed for people with little or no computer skills. Class is hands-on in the computer lab and covers a variety of topics such as, copy/paste, find, saving/retrieving documents, searching the Internet, checking email, etc. This class is FREE but pre-registration is required. You can enroll online at tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education Button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. You can also call 663-7500.
New NORES MLS Participant/User Agreement
A new Multiple Listing Service Participant/User Agreement has been approved by the Northeast Oklahoma Real Estate Services (NORES) Board of Directors. The agreement and instructions for submitting it can be found at http://nores.net/useragreement.htm. All members must complete the new agreement and return it to NORES by September 30, 2009. Completed agreements may be submitted by: Fax: 918-663-8815; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mail P.O. Box 470325, Tulsa, OK 74147; or, you can bring it by the Association during office hours.
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.
Kris Osburn, associated with Chinowth & Cohen (First Publication)
Paula Romero, associated with Exit Dynamic Realty (First Publication)
Delton Williams, d/b/a Crye-Leike of Arkansas, Inc. (Second Publication)
Waiver from MLS Fees:
Helen Allen, associated with Patterson, REALTORS® (First Publication)
Need a Copier?
GTAR/NORES has a Panasonic DP 2500 copier for sale for $200, which would be great for a small office. Our helpdesk outgrew the copier last year, so it’s just taking up space.
Posted by Mike at 9:45 AM