Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekly Facts Blog – November 9, 2009

VOTE! Tuesday, November 10
If you live in Tulsa, don’t forget to vote for Tulsa’s next mayor. The candidates are Tom Adelson (Democrat), Dewey Bartlett Jr. (Republican), and Mark Perkins (Independent).

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!

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.

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.

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 http://n/. 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).

Nominations Now Being Accepted
GTAR’s 2009 Sales Associate and REALTOR® of the Year

The winners will be announced at the GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet February 5, 2010. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize an outstanding REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® or REALTOR®. Nomination forms are available online at or Click Here. Submit the completed form to GTAR by December 11.

Nominations Now Being Accepted
GTAR’s 2009 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year

Do you know a Commercial REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® who promotes the interest of the commercial real estate profession, the community, and their clients and customers? Nominate him/her 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.

Congress Passes Tax Credit Extension/Expansion
Both the House and the Senate have passed an unemployment insurance bill, which includes an amendment that expands and extends the tax credit; that bill will be sent to President Obama for his signature in the next day or so. For a side-by-side comparison of the current bill, as well as the new bill, Click Here. This can be a helpful resource as you work with buyers to take advantage of the credit in the months ahead.

SupraWEB is Here!
From GE Security: Starting Friday, November 5, SupraWEB is a new, improved version of the agent key and report management site (previously called KIMweb). For assistance logging into the new site, as well as training materials, Click Here.

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.

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.

CIE-Xceligent: Thursday, November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Computer Basics: Wednesday, December 2, 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.

Judi Smith, d/b/a United Country Town & Country Realty (First Publication)
Stephen Karkelk, d/b/a National Commercial Auctioneers, LLC (First Publication)
Hoby Ferrell, d/b/a Ferrell & Associates, LLC (First Publication)
Sherry Crosby, d/b/a Crosby Real Estate (First Publication)
Kirk Karmuth, d/b/a Realty Resource (First Publication)