Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – June 28, 2010

Reminder: The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. We hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

New Square Footage Form Now Available
The GTAR Boards of Directors approved a Square Footage Waiver and Release form. The use of this form is recommended to Brokers with residential sales of homes, sales of vacant lots/land, and leasing. The form is available online under Forms and Contracts. Click Here to View Form

We Need Your Input! State Reps and Senate Races
OAR is looking for input from our local board for when the OAR RPAC Trustees consider State Representative and State Senate races which will be decided in the primary. Following are the candidates: State Representative Races: District 73 - Tulsa (Jabar Shumate* and Kevin Matthews); District 74 – Owasso (David Derby* and Joe Kelley); District 76 – Broker Arrow (David Brumbaugh and Tony Curtis Griffith); District 86 – Stilwell (John Auffett*, Jeff Collyge, and Will Fourkiller). State Senate Races: Disctict 34 – Owasso (Rick Brinkley and Tim Coager). If you know one of the candidates, please tell us what you think! The OAR RPAC Trustees have the ultimate approval in all contributions for State Senator and State Representative races. Information of special interest is if a REALTOR® member is running for office. If you have any input, please email

Upcoming Computer Classes at GTAR
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, log on to and click the red Education bar on the main page. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.

Publisher: Monday, June 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Tuesday, June 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Realist: Wednesday, June 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

July CE Classes at GTAR
For more information on the following CE classes, and to register: log on to, from the Main Menu click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. All classes will be in the GTAR Training. OREC required FHR and BRA classes are held quarterly at GTAR; PSC is held every other month; and HOT courses are offered at least once a quarter.

REALTOR® Ethics: Thursday, July 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (required PSC CE) – No Cost!
Fair Housing and Ethical Practices: Tuesday, July 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (required FHR CE)
OK Broker Relationships: Monday, July 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (required BRA CE)

July 28 and 29
Broker in Charge Course
Attention ALL Real Estate BROKERS: Your OREC Continuing Education Requirements are changing! If your license type is a Broker Manager (BM), Proprietor Broker (BP), or Branch Broker (BB) (even if only for ONE day during that license term) AND your real estate license expires on or after June 30, 2012, then you are required to complete an approved 15-hour Broker in Charge (BIC) class PLUS an additional 6 hours of required subject matter in at least two core courses (BRA, PSC, FHR or HOT) prior to your license renewal. GTAR’s first offering of the Broker in Charge course is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in GTAR’s North Conference Room. Cost is $90. Class size is limited to 15. For more information and to register, log on to; from the Main Menu click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. Click Here for Course Details

Did You Know OREC Approved CE Courses are Available 365 Days a Year—Day or Night?
Through GTAR’s partnership with McKISSOCK, a wide range of OREC approved continuing education courses for real estate associates and brokers, as well as real estate appraisers, are available online to take at your convenience. A 21-hour package deal is available for only $78—that’s less than $5 per hour to fulfill OREC’s CE requirements. Click on the following link to take a look at all the courses available to you: GTAR Online Education

Attention iPhone Fans
You asked for it and it is on the way! For all of you that use the Supra eKey, you will soon be able to use your iPhone to access the key boxes. Supra has announced it is expected to be available for some markets beginning sometime in August and for the Tulsa market as soon as the end of the year! Click on the following link to read more and see a picture of it: Supra eKey and iPhone

LeadershipOAR Now Accepting Applications for 2011 Class
LeadershipOAR is a training program which combines individual study, group sessions, group projects, and classroom instruction to sharpen leadership skills. Participants are selected annually and class is limited to 14 participants. For additional information and the application go to

Membership 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.

Patsy Rhodes, associated with Nationwide Realty (First Publication)
Donald R. Jones, d/b/a Donald R. Jones (Second Publication)
L. Leon Remy, d/b/a Signature Real Estate, LLC (Second Publication)
Michael L. Sweat, d/b/a Altisource Homes (Second Publication)
Robert L. Todd, Todd Appraisal (Second Publication)
Eli Vardi, d/b/a ProVista Properties (Second Publication)

MLS Participation:
Leigh Wendlandt, d/b/a Red Hot Realty (First Publication)

Firm Affiliate:
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Designated Individual Kristi Enthofen (Second Publication)