Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – August 23, 2010

This Week!
Upcoming Computer Classes at GTAR
Pre-registration is required; space is limited to 14 per class. For more information or to enroll, log on to and click the red Education bar on the main Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.

MarketLinx 2: Monday, August 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Wednesday, August 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Friday, August 27, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Doc Manager Hands-on Classes:
These classes fill quickly – Don’t wait to register!
Thursday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (FULL)
Tuesday, August 31, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (FULL)
Thursday, September 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (FULL)
Thursday, September 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (OPEN)
Monday, September 13, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (OPEN)
Wednesday, September 15, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (OPEN)

Knowledge. Awareness. Empowerment
September is REALTOR® Safety Month. According to NAR, there are three keys to staying safe on the job: 1) Knowing how to react appropriately to a dangerous situation, 2) Being aware of your surroundings, and 3) Empowering yourself with careful precautions…And there’s a fourth key: Learn the first three keys by attending GTAR’s popular Safety Seminar, Thursday, September 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with Lori Fullbright, KOTV/Channel 6, and GTAR’s Not Quite Ready for Prime Time REALTOR-ASSOCIATES®. Safety is such an important issue, we encourage you to bring a non-member friend or friends with you for the member price, as much of what is taught can apply to everyday situations. Members can register online; to register a friend, call 663-7500. OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit. Click Here for Course Details

Thursday, September 9
CRS 106: Fundamentals of Real Estate Technology
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Identify which of today’s technologies will help you get the most out of your real estate business and get an edge on your competition. Cost is $129. OREC approved for 8 hours elective CE credit. (You do not have to be a CRS or working on the designation to attend.) Click Here for Course Details. Register online at from the main Member Services page, click on the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes.  To view a short video about the class from instructor Michael Selvaggio, Click Here

What Drives True Success in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage?
Ever wonder why one broker dominates the market while his or her peer continues to struggle? What elements should you focus on to ensure you not only survive, but you thrive in today’s opportunistic marketplace?

Find out the answers to these questions by attending R.A.M.P. UP Your Commercial Real Estate Business, Thursday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center with nationally recognized speaker Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, and President of The Massimo Group. Rod is a 20-year veteran of the commercial real estate trenches, including roles as a broker, a business owner, and senior executive for regional and international commercial real estate brokerage practices. $25 early-bird registration price through September 1 – $45 after. Don’t miss this special RCA Signature Series Event! (The focus of this course is on commercial but everyone is welcome.) OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Click Here for Course Details and Registration Form. Register online at from the main Member Services page, click on the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes.  Click Here  to See Rod in Action.

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.

Judy Snow, d/b/a Judy Snow Real Estate (First Publication)
Axey Parekh, associated with Keller Williams Realty (Second Publication)
Brenda Pooler, associated with Keller Williams Realty (Second Publication)
Lucas D. Strawn, associated with McGraw, REALTORS (Second Publication)

Firm Affiliate:
MidFirst Bank, Gene Watson Designated Individual (First Publication)