Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – August 31, 2009

The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Also, with our new office hours we close at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, so please plan ahead.

New NORES MLS Participant/User Agreement
ALL members must complete the new agreement and return it to NORES by September 30, 2009! The agreement and instructions for submitting it can be found at Completed agreements may be submitted by: Fax: 918-663-8815; Email:; Mail P.O. Box 470325, Tulsa, OK 74147; or, you can bring it by the Association during office hours. Brokers/Managers: Please give your assistants the new user agreement when processing a new associate (and destroy the old ones).


Monday, August 31
Early-Bird Registration Deadline

Tap into the motivations and concerns of today’s qualified home buyers—and help them achieve home ownership
Register by August 31 for $250; after August 31 for $275; the two-day CRS 202: Sales Strategies course will be Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25 at GTAR with national instructor Michael Servaggio. Register online at; click the red Education button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. You can also call 663-7500.
Click Here for CRS 202 Details

Thursday, September 3
Sharpen Your Safety Skills!

Every day you as a sales associate put yourself at risk by welcoming complete strangers into a home or getting into a car alone with someone you just met. These everyday occurrences have the potential to turn into a personal nightmare, if you don’t understand and follow the basic tenets of personal, professional, and client safety. Find out how you can protect yourself and your clients by attending GTAR’s Safety Seminar: Scams, Shams & Shenanigans, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with guest speakers, 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®. Earn 3 hours required (HOT) CE credit from OREC. This information is so important for everyone we encourage you to bring a friend or family member for the member price of $15 pre-registered or $20 the day of class. Register online at or call 663-7500.

Thursday, September 10
How the New Government Regulations will Impact Your Closing Date

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the GTAR Training Center; this free seminar is being presented by the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW). Find out how the new Regulation Z changes will impact your closing date. It will be more important than ever for borrowers, REALTORS®, lenders, and closing companies to communicate in a timely and efficient way to make sure all are on target with accurate closing fees so proper disclosure can be given upfront to borrowers and loans can close on schedule. Panel will include representatives from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, BOk Mortgage, ARVEST Mortgage Company, Guaranty Abstract Company, and REMAX Executives. This seminar is free but registration is required – space is limited! Register online at; click the red Education Button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. (This is NOT a CE class!)
Click Here for Further Details

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; click the red Education Button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. You can also call 663-7500.

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.

Microsoft Publisher: Thursday, September 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Wednesday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CIE Xceligent Basics: Thursday, September 10, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Designer Showcase Home Search
Wanted: A house that is at least 5,000 square feet located within the Tulsa Public School district that has curb appeal and parking available with a homeowner willing to relocate from the home from January-May 2010 (during showcase). In addition, perfect for a buyer who has just purchased and the home needs updates. This is a great opportunity for someone whose home is on the market or going to be (great traffic and PR/media opportunities—about 10,000 people tour the home). The homeowner is offered everything at designer cost—all the paint and wall finishes donated by Designers—25 designers donating design time. If you have a house/homeowner fitting this description, please call Paula Dellavedova for information at 918-902-0809 (cell) or 918-496-1953 (home) or email

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.

Allison Sheffield, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS® (Second Publication)
Eileen Neighbors, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS® (Second Publication)