Friday, September 4, 2009
Weekly Facts Blog – September 7, 2009
REMINDER: Labor Day
The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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).
Tuesday, September 8
Get Out and Vote!
The RPAC Trustees encourage you to exercise your individual right to vote Tuesday, September 8. The RPAC Trustees voted to support the following candidates for City Council in Tuesday’s election: District 2 – Rick Westcott; District 4 – David Patrick; District 5 – William Martinson; and District 6 – Dennis Troyer. Remember, your dues dollars are NOT used in support of candidates. If you would like to become involved in the process, you may contribute as a member to the RPAC funds and/or volunteer to serve on the RPAC Committee. (Look for the GTAR/NORES Committees Volunteer form and committee descriptions in October’s GTAR World newsletter.)
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 tulsarealtors.com; click the red Education Button on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. (This is NOT a CE class!)
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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 tulsarealtors.com; 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
Tuesday, September 29
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 and how to correctly submit HUD bids. 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
11th Annual Landlord Training Seminar
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center, offered by the Tulsa Area Housing Partnership; moderator will be Lynn Larson, Tulsa Field Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Training will include an overview of the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants and the specifics of Oklahoma Landlord Tenant Law. Following will be a discussion of fair housing law with a panel of experts. After, the training emphasis will shift to reasonable accommodations and modifications. The morning will conclude with a general question and answer session presented by a panel of Tulsa Area Fair Housing Partnership representatives. Currently pending OREC approval for 3 hours 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.
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. Join us for breakfast at 8:30 a.m., then get some great information on the following topics: Appraisals and How They Affect You; Green Building in Green Country; Proper Etiquette – “It’s a Good Thing”; and Ask the Taxman. 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 tulsarealtors.com; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes.
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.
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.
MarketLinx 2: Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Thursday, September 17, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Computer Basics: Wednesday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Thursday, September 24, 2:00 – 5:00 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 email@example.com.
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.
Dennie Anderson, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS® (First Publication)
Priscilla K. Cauthon-Beavers, associated with McGraw, REALTORS® (First Publication)
Cindy Manchester, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS® (First Publication)
Lori Morgan, associated with McGraw, REALTORS® (First Publication)
Pete Young, associated with McGraw, REALTORS® (First Publication)
Stacy Pennington, associated with McGraw, REALTORS® (First Publication)
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