Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – September 21, 2009

Thursday & Friday, September 24 & 25
CRS 202: Sales Strategies

Tap into the motivations and concerns of today’s qualified home buyers—and help them achieve home ownership with this two-day core course with national instructor Michael Selvaggio. Cost is $275; earn 2 units of credit toward the CRS designation and 16 hours of elective CE credit with OREC. Course details and registration 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

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).

2010 GTAR Annual Dues and 4th Quarter NORES Billing
GTAR Annual Dues notice for the year 2010 and NORES 4th Quarter Billing notice will be emailed to all members on October 1, 2009. GTAR Dues invoice will include local, state, and national dues for the entire year of 2010. 4th Quarter NORES Billing invoice will include fees for the months of October, November, and December. Invoices will be posted online October 1 at; on the main Member Services page, click the yellow View/Pay Bill button, then click GTAR Accounts Receivables (for GTAR Dues) or NORES Accounts Receivables (for NORES payments). Confused about what you pay, when to pay, and how to pay GTAR versus NORES? We’ve created a chart to help clarify:
Click Here for GTAR vs. NORES Billing Chart

Tuesday, September 29
Learn How to Correctly Submit HUD Bids

Attend HUD Internet Training, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Mary Berry. This course is for real estate professionals interested in learning the correct HUD procedures. Mary will also go over DHA Loans (203B, 203K), VA, and Fannie Mae REO’S (Foreclosures), as well as other REO’s. This class is OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Register online at; click the red Education Button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes.

Wednesday, September 30
Earn Fair Housing CE Credit for Free

Attend the 11th Annual Landlord Training Seminar offered by the Tulsa Area Housing Partnership and hosted by GTAR, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Moderator Lynn Larson with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with a panel of experts, will provide an overview of the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants and the specifics of Oklahoma Landlord Tenant Law. OREC approved for 3 hours required FHR CE credit. 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.

Thursday, October 1
EDUTAINMENT Day – Daze of Your Lives in Real Estate

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. The first one in May was such a huge success the Sales Associate Committee has put together another one. Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the morning. This event is free to members but registration is required by noon on September 30. Details and register online at; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. Following is the schedule for the morning:

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. County Assessor Valuations vs. Appraiser Valuations: What That Means to You
- Ken Yazel, Tulsa County Assessor
- Bob Bryant and Suzanne Boyd, Appraisers
10:00 a.m. Green Building in Green Country
- Bo Armentrout, PMC Homes
- Craig Immel, Landmark Resources
11:00 a.m. Proper Etiquette: “It’s a Good Thing”
- Cindy Read, 2008 GTAR Sales Associate of the Year
11:30 a.m. Ask the Tax Man
- William Zumwalt, CPA

Windows Vista Key Updates
GE Security has released a new DisplayKEY USB Cradle Driver designed for use with Windows Vista 64 bit computers. This driver will allow you to use your Windows Vista computer to connect the DisplayKEY USB cradle for updating and charging. To get this driver update, call 877-699-6787 for assistance.

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.

Computer Basics: Wednesday, September 23, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Realist Tax System: Thursday, September 24, 2:00 – 5:00 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.

Braxton Fears, d/b/a Fears & Clark Realty Group, LLC (First Publication)
Tom Forbes, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS® (Second Publication)
Phillip Morgan Roland, III, associated with Roland & Associates (Second Publication)