Friday, October 16, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – October 19, 2009

4th Quarter NORES Billing
If you have not paid your fourth quarter NORES invoice, you have now incurred an additional $20 late fee. Payment of the original NORES invoice(s) plus the $20 late fee must be received before November 1, 2009 or your NORES (MLS, Key, CIE) services will be suspended and an additional $30 reinstatement will be added.

Wednesday, October 21
New CE Class: Basic Overview of the Appraisal Process
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with Bob Bryant. Bob will review the basics of the appraisal process and provide a better understanding of how market value is determined, including the inspection of the property and the gathering and analyzing of market data. He will also discuss the effects of recent changes regarding lender underwriting guidelines. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Details and registration online at; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes.

Friday, October 23

Q&A with Tulsa Mayoral Candidate

You are invited to attend a Question and Answer Session with Tulsa Mayoral candidate Dewey Bartlett, Jr. (Republican). Join us in the GTAR Training Center, 9:00 a.m. Mr. Bartlett is scheduled for one hour with 30 minutes to answer a set of questions and 30 minutes to mingle and answer individual questions. This session is free to members and no registration is needed.

Annual Report
The Association’s Annual Report for 2009 is now available online:
Click Here to Read.

Where Do You Fit?
Bring your talent to a committee to strengthen your Association’s services. We are looking for members to serve on GTAR and NORES committees for 2010. If you are interested in making a difference in the Association and the real estate industry, volunteer for a committee that best fits your skills. Your participation does make a difference! For a list of all committees, requirements, and a volunteer form, click here:
2010-GTAR-NORES-Committees-Volunteer-Form. If you are currently serving on a committee and would like to continue serving, you still need to submit the volunteer form! The deadline is November 13!

New NORES MLS Participant/User Agreement

If you have not already submitted a new agreement to NORES, please do it NOW! All members were required to 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
Notices were emailed to all members on October 1, 2009. GTAR Dues invoice included local, state, and national dues for the entire year of 2010. Invoices were 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).

In October: OREC Required CE Courses Offered
Details and registration online at; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. Following is the schedule:

THIS WEEK! 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)
NEW! Laws of Advertising in Real Estate: Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (HOT)

Keybox Reminder
We return to Central Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. on November 1, which means access for keyboxes will be 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (not 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.).

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.

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.

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.

Richard Nimmo, Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. (First Publication)
Tom Rogers, associated with ERA John Hausam (First Publication)
Lori Smalling, associated with Keller Williams (First Publication)
Kathy Trevino-Taylor, associated with Katz Realty (Second Publication)
Julie Hodge, associated with Clark & Associates (Second Publication)

Firm Affiliate:
Oklahome Inspections, LLC, Designated Individual, Steve Allison (Second Publication)