Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – November 23, 2009

The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27.

If you still have not completed a new NORES MLS Participant/User Agreement, please do it NOW! Your services WILL BE SUSPENDED if a new User Agreement is not completed and received by NORES before December 1.
You will also incur a $30 reinstatement fee. To access the agreement and instructions for submitting it, Click Here. 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

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. New Member Processing: 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.

Get Your Nominations In!
GTAR 2009 REALTOR® of the Year

Do you know a REALTOR® member (broker or manager) who makes an outstanding contribution to the community and the real estate profession through their activities? Then, don’t miss the chance to nominate them for REALTOR® of the Year! It’s easy to do and anyone can do it (and yes, you can nominate yourself) in just two easy steps: 1) Complete a REALTOR® of the Year Nomination form Click Here, and 2) Submit the completed form to GTAR by December 11, 2009.The winners will be announced at the GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet February 5, 2010.

Get Your Nominations In!
GTAR’s 2009 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year

Do you know a Commercial REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® member who promotes the interest of the commercial real estate profession, the community, and their clients and customers? Then don’t miss the chance to nominate them for Commercial REALTOR® of the Year! It’s easy and almost anyone can do it (no self nominations are allowed). The winner will be announced at the GTAR REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA) Celebration January 22, 2010. Nomination forms are available online at or Click Here. Submit the completed form to GTAR by December 11.

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.

OREC Commissioner Nominations Sought
OAR is asking for input on possible nominees for two positions on the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC): One position is a Broker position and the other is the School Representative position. Nominees will be considered from Congressional Districts One, Two, Three, and Four. If you are interested, please contact Janie Bays or 918-663-7500, to request the criteria and application.

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.

Computer Basics: Wednesday, December 2, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CIE-Xceligent: Wednesday, December 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Thursday, December 10, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Monday, December 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 – 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.

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