Monday, November 2, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – November 2, 2009

4th Quarter NORES Billing

If you have not paid your fourth quarter NORES invoice, your NORES services (MLS, Key, CIE) have been suspended, and in addition to the $20 late fee, a $30 reinstatement fee has been added to your account. All fees must be paid in full before services are reinstated. You can pay by credit card online: Go to Main Menu on, click on the yellow View/Pay Bill bar, then click NORES–Accounts Receivables, and follow instructions to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Payment can also be made by calling the GTAR/NORES office, 918-663-7500 or mailing to NORES, P.O. Box 470325, Tulsa, OK 74147

Falling Back Affects More Than Your Internal Clock
Reminder: We fell back to Central Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. November 1, which means access for keyboxes is now 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (not 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.).

2010 GTAR Annual Dues

Payment is now due and will be late December 1, 2009, at which time a $20 late payment fee will be charged. Invoice includes 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 bar, then click GTAR Accounts Receivables.

During the months of November and December, all new members to GTAR must pay prorated 2009 dues PLUS 2010 dues and the application fee at the time of application.

New NORES MLS Participant/User Agreement
Services will be suspended if new User Agreements are not completed and received by NORES before December 1. 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).

Friday, November 13
Deadline: 2010 GTAR/NORES Committee Volunteer Forms

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!

Upcoming Computer Classes at GTAR
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, log in to and click the red Education bar on the main page. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.

Realist Tax System: Monday, November 2, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Tuesday, November 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Thursday, November 5, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CIE-Xceligent: Thursday, November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

OREC Contracts
The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) has published updated contract forms on their website; however, at this time the Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR) Board of Directors has not adopted the latest version of the contract forms.

Microsoft Windows 7 and Marketlinx
As you may already know, Microsoft launched Windows 7—the next version of its Windows operating system—on October 22. MarketLinx has extensively tested with the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 to ensure maximum compatibility. We are pleased to report that there are no known incompatibilities with Microsoft Windows 7.

DisplayKEY and SupraNET Compatibility with Windows 7
Beginning October 22, Windows 7 became widely available for purchase as an upgrade or on newly purchased systems. The DisplayKEY is compatible with Windows 7. If you are using the telephone line cradle to update your key, you are not affected by Windows 7. However, if you are using a USB (computer) cradle to update your DisplayKEY you will need to reinstall the USB Drivers for the DisplayKEY. Contact Supra Support at 1-877-699-6787 Option 3 > Option 2 > Option 8 or
Click Here for Instructions

Showing Properties in Bartlesville?
If you want to show Bartlesville properties, you must bring your Display Key by the GTAR office to be programmed prior to going to Bartlesville.