Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – May 24, 2010

Reminder: The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 26
CRS 111: Short Sales and Foreclosures: Protecting Your Clients’ Interests
There are still a few spots available, but if you want to attend this special one-day course, you need to register NOW! Cost is $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. 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 have the CRS designation or be working on it.) Course is OREC approved for 8 hours required HOT CE credit. 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.
MarketLinx 2: Tuesday, May 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Xceligent Class: Tuesday, May 25, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Wednesday, May 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Latest Home Sales Statistics Now Available
GTAR’s Home Sales Statistics for April 2010 are now available: Click Here

May is RPAC Month
GTAR has declared May RPAC Month. Our 2010 goal is $53,070; currently we have raised $18,419. Please make your donation today! For more information and a contribution form, please see page 7 of the May GTAR World Newsletter or Click Here  

Only 67 Backpacks to Go to Reach Our Goal!
Backpacks for Kids Update: Thanks to the generosity of our members, so far GTAR has raised enough funds to provide 182 backpacks filled with basic essentials to deserving kids to start school in August. Our goal of providing 250 backpacks is within our reach but the remaining funds need to be raised by June 30 to make it happen, and we can’t do it without you! The cost of providing one backpack is $50—no donation is too small or unappreciated, and all donations are tax deductible! For more information and a donation form, go to  

“Why is the Inspector Looking at That?"
“What does that mean?”; “Why did the inspector write this up?” Find out the answers to these and other questions by attending the encore presentation of Home Inspection and the Law, Thursday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with Dan LaBrake. Dan will be including a brief update on the new EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and what it means to REALTORS®. OREC approved for 4 hours required HOT CE credit. For more information and online registration log on to on the main Member Services page, click on the red Education button, then click Register for Classes. Click Here for Course Details  

Oklahoma Homebuyer Expo
As part of National Homeownership Month, the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency will host the 2010 Oklahoma Homebuyer Expo, a free event open to the public, Saturday, June 5 at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC (6836 S. Mingo) in Tulsa. Expo hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Oklahoma Homebuyer Expo will match prospective homebuyers with information and resources by giving attendees access to local, state and federal housing programs, and free credit counseling. Lenders, builders, REALTORS®, home inspectors, and others will also be on hand to share their expertise, products and services. For more information about the Expo and to find out how you can be an exhibitor or sponsor, call (405) 419-8222, email, visit or Click Here (This is not a GTAR event.)

2010 OAR REALTOR® of the Year Nominations
OAR is seeking nominations for the 2010 OAR REALTOR® of the Year award. The winner will be announced and recognized by his/her peers at the REALTOR® Celebration, Thursday, October 14 at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. If you would like to nominate a REALTOR® member deserving of such a special honor, please contact Janie Bays, or call 663-7500 for further information.

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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