Friday, September 25, 2009
Weekly Facts Blog – September 28, 2009
Thursday, October 1
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 tulsarealtors.com; 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 tulsarealtors.com; 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 tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education Button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes.
Wednesday, September 30
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 http://nores.net/useragreement.htm. Completed agreements may be submitted by: Fax: 918-663-8815; Email: email@example.com; 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).
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. Drawings for great prizes will be held throughout the morning…one prize is two tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game—parking pass included! This event is free to members but registration is required by noon on September 30. Details and registration online at tulsarealtors.com; 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
Coming in October: All 4 OREC Required CE Courses
Don’t miss your last opportunity this year to earn ALL 12 OREC required CE hours at GTAR. Details and registration online at tulsarealtors.com; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. Following is the schedule:
Fair Housing and Ethical Practices: Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (FHR)
REALTOR® Ethics: Thursday, October 22, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PSC)
OK Broker Relationships w/Parties to a Transaction: Monday, October 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (BRA)
Laws of Advertising in Real Estate: Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (HOT)
Thursday, October 8
A Day of Technology with Dick Betts
Dick was so well received back in July that he’s coming back to GTAR to teach two great courses on using Social Networking. Details and registration online at tulsarealtors.com; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. Following is the schedule:
Getting Started Using Social Networking for Client and Prospect Management (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Dick developed this brand new course based on the feedback he received from GTAR members in July. It is designed to teach even the most novice real estate professional how to use and understand social networking. As part of this class, Dick will show step by step how associates should use social Networking for client management and prospecting by having a participant set up a Facebook account and fill in profile information, and much more. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit.
Social Networking to Build a Customer Community (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
This is one of the courses offered back in July under the name Internet Marketing: How Agents Can Avoid Trainwrecks; it received great reviews from members. This course is designed to help agents understand the pitfalls that loom in the Internet age. Dick will also demonstrate and explain Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo, and other networks, and much more. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit.
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 tulsarealtors.com and click the red Education Button on the main page. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.
CIE Xceligent: Wednesday, October 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Monday, October 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Computer Basics: Tuesday, October 27, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Publisher (v2007): Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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 (Second Publication)
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