Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – February 8, 2010

REMINDER: GTAR/NORES Inclement Weather Policy
The GTAR/NORES Inclement Weather policy is for ALL EDUCATION classes at GTAR (CE, Computer, New Member Orientation, etc.), and is as follows: If Tulsa Public Schools are closed the day of a scheduled class, the GTAR/NORES class is cancelled! Depending on the type of class being cancelled, the class will either be rescheduled for a future date or a full refund will be issued. In addition, for those of you who live outside the Tulsa area, if schools in your area are closed the day of class or you are uncomfortable making the drive, you can still receive a refund, but you MUST call or email us that day (day of the class). You cannot just be a “no show” and expect a refund. Please be sure to check one of the local news channels the night before and/or morning of a scheduled class for school closings. Also check; a broadcast notice will be posted as soon as possible.

Upcoming CE Classes
For a complete list and details of upcoming CE classes, and to register online, log on to; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. All classes are in the GTAR Training Center and cost $15 pre-registered or $20 the day of class, unless otherwise indicated.

TOMORROW! Tuesday, February 9: Commercial Fair Housing and Other Legal Issues (required FHR), 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Learn how fair housing relates to commercial real estate. If you need a fair housing CE class, this course will fulfill the requirement; you do not have to be a “commercial” REALTOR®; however, the focus of the class will be on fair housing law as it relates to commercial real estate.

THIS WEEK! Thursday, February 11: Home Inspection and the Law (required HOT), 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
New Course: Get in the head of a home inspector and find out why they do what they do! Click Here for Course Details

Tuesday, February 16: Basic Contracts (required HOT), 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
New to real estate? Need a refresher on how to accurately complete the contract of sale? OREC’s latest version of the Oklahoma Uniform Contract of Sale of Real Estate and related forms will be used. Click Here for Course Details

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: Monday, February 8, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Tuesday, February 9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Friday, February 12, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23 and 24
Build Your REO Business with this Dynamic REO Course!

More than 12,000 agents nationwide have completed this course. Don’t miss out! In this new two-day course (REO Specialist) you will learn how to obtain BPOs and REO listings, manage REO listings, work with the REO purchaser, finance the REO transaction, and much more. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (both days) in the GTAR Training Center with Marlene Burkhart. Cost is $179. (Note: GTAR/NORES Inclement Weather Policy does NOT apply here!) Click on the following link for detailed course information and registration: REO Specialist Course Details. To learn more about how becoming an REO Specialist can help you immediately increase your business: Click Here for Video

Important Notice: OREC Forms
As of February 1, 2010, the OREC website has been updated with a new version of several forms. Please be aware of the form version you are using. The new forms have not been reviewed by the GTAR Standard Forms Committee at this time, and are not available through ZipForm or the Forms page on

CRS205: Financing and Tax Course
Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19 at the Marriott Oklahoma City with Dale Carlton. Register online at This course is being offered by the Oklahoma CRS Chapter and OKCMAR.

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.

Shelley Koster, Keller Williams Realty (First Publication)
David E. Whisenhunt, Whisenhunt Realty (Second Publication)