Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – May 10, 2010

CRS 111: Short Sales and Foreclosures: Protecting Your Clients’ Interests
Cost through today, May 10 is $99; starting tomorrow the cost will be $129. 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. Class is Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with nationally recognized instructor, Frank Serio. (This course is open to all members; you do not need to be a CRS or earning your CRS.) 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

Thursday, May 13
Floodplain: Commercial Real Estate Problems & SolutionsIn this new course, commercial real estate professionals will learn about floodplains—regulations, types (FEMA vs. City of Tulsa Regulatory Floodplain), and their impact on properties. Learn to determine if a property is in a floodplain, find out if it can be removed if it is, and if it can’t, learn what can be done to minimize the impact on the property. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with instructor Mike Marrara and guest speakers from the City of Tulsa and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Course is OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit; the focus will be on commercial properties but class is open to everyone. 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

Monday, May 17
Backpacks for Kids Fundraiser at 71st & Garnett Chick-fil-A
Eat at the Chick-fil-A at 71st and Garnett; write “GTAR” or “REALTOR” on your receipt, put it in the collection box, and Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage of dollar amount of receipts collected directly to GTAR’s Backpacks for Kids program! You do not have to dine-in; you can go through the drive thru. For more information and flyers to give to your colleagues, family, and friends: Click Here

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.

Tuesday, May 11: Computer Basics, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12: Publisher Class, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 13: Realist Tax System, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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® 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 Click Here for Details Deadline for entries is Friday, May 21, 2010.

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.

MLS Waiver Request:
Tricia Gentry, Properties Plus (Second Publication)

CIE Waiver:
Brian Hunt, CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma (Second Publication)