Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – April 26, 2010

Thursday, April 29
RCA Insight Social
Join GTAR’s REALTOR® Commercial Alliance (RCA) for The Effects of the New Comprehensive Development Plan for Tulsa on Commercial Real Estate; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Building downtown (907 S. Detroit Ave.) with guest speakers Wayne Alberty, INCOG and Joshua Walker, TMAPC; sponsored by Guaranty Abstract Company. The RCA Insight Social is FREE and open to all GTAR members but an RSVP is needed: Click Here to RSVP

Wednesday, May 26
Earn More Income!
Invest $99 in the one-day CRS 111: Short Sales and Foreclosures: Protecting Your Clients’ Interests course; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with nationally recognized instructor, Frank Serio. Learn practical approaches to the pre-foreclosure and foreclosure processes that will result in the successful disposition of these properties. Get the tools you need to negotiate successfully with financial institutions, sell and List REO and short sale properties, implement a step-by-step process for counseling clients, and more. Cost on or before May 10 is $99; after that date cost will be $129. The CRS 111 course earns you one unit of core education credit toward the CRS designation and completes the core course requirement for the NAR SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosures) Certification; currently pending CE credit with OREC. Register online at on the main Member Services page, click on the red Education button, then click Register for Classes.  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.
 Monday, April 26: MarketLinx 2, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27: Xceligent: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28: MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway), 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Vote for GTAR’s “Love Your Neighbor” Poster Contest Winners
GTAR’s Equal Opportunity Committee is sponsoring its third annual poster contest, “Love Your Neighbor” for all elementary school children in Tulsa and surrounding communities. A grand prize winner will be selected from each grade level and awarded $100. In addition, each of their teachers will be awarded $50 to have a party for the class! A record 254 entries were received this year, and the Equal Opportunity Committee has selected the semi-finalists. Now we need you, our GTAR members, to vote to determine the winners. Stop by the GTAR/NORES office from April 19 to April 30; the posters will be on display in the lobby.

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Good Neighbor Nominations
REALTOR® Magazine, the official publication of the National Association of REALTORS®, is seeking your help in identifying nominees for the 2010 Good Neighbor Awards. The program--now in its 11th year--recognizes REALTORS® whose extraordinary commitment to community service has helped make their communities better places to live. In November, five winners will be announced and receive a $10,000 grant for their community cause, travel expenses to the NAR convention, and extensive publicity to benefit their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will receive $2,500 grants. Click Here for Details  Deadline for entries is Friday, May 21, 2010.

Do You Know You Can Take Any or All of Your 21 Hours of CE Credit Online?
GTAR has partnered with McKISSOCK Education Online to offer a wide range of Oklahoma-approved continuing education courses for real estate associates and brokers, as well as real estate appraisers. Take CE classes on your schedule, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Click on the following link to check out McKissock: GTAR Online Education

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.

Robert K. Rizley, Rizley & Associates (First Publication)

Firm Afffiliate:
Woods-Gallardo Agency, Designated Individual Jim L. Woods (First Publication)

MLS Waiver Request:
Robert Surrett, associated with Leadership Properties (First Publication)