Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekly Facts - September 27, 2010

Friday, October 1
2010 GTAR Annual Dues and 4th Quarter NORES Billing
GTAR Annual Dues notice for the year 2011 and NORES 4th Quarter Billing notice will be emailed to all members on October 1, 2010. GTAR Dues invoice will include local, state, and national dues for the entire year of 2011. 4th Quarter NORES Billing invoice will include fees for the months of October, November, and December. Invoices will be posted online October 1 at; on the main Member Services page, click the yellow View/Pay Bill button, then click GTAR Accounts Receivables (for GTAR Dues) or NORES Accounts Receivables (for NORES payments).

Thursday, September 30
R.A.M.P. UP Your Commercial Real Estate Business
With nationally recognized speaker Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, and President of The Massimo Group; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. 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. (The focus of this course is commercial, but all members are welcome to attend.) Cost is $45; OREC approved for 3 hours elective credit. Don’t Miss GTAR’s REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA) Signature Series Event! 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

Have you given your Fair Share? 
Your RPAC fair share is $15.
If you haven’t given, give today!
To contribute: using a personal credit card, go online to OAR or GTAR  (click on Financial Services, then click on Contributions.)

Thursday, October 7
In this edition of GTAR’s popular workshop, special guest OREC Senior Investigator, Sherry Kueffler will present How NOT to Lose Your License. In addition, Ed Sharrer and Amanda DeCort with the Tulsa Preservation Commission will discuss Historic Preservation—specifically, styles of homes; Mike Cotrill with GTAR/NORES will provide an MLS update; and Certified Public Accountant, Bill Zumwalt will be on hand for Ask the Taxman. Breakfast and drawings for great prizes will be provided courtesy of GTAR’s Affiliate members. There is NO COST to attend, but pre-registration is needed: log on to; on the main Member Services page, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. For more details on EDUTAINMENT Day: Click Here

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: Tuesday, September 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3: Thursday, September 30, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Publisher: Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Doc Manager: Wednesday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6
GTAR and NORES Annual Meeting
3:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center: GTAR and NORES *voting members: This is your opportunity to select the 2011-2012 GTAR and NORES Board of Directors, as well as vote on proposed bylaw changes, and hear about what happened at the Association over the last year. The slate of nominees is in the September GTAR World NewsletterAbsentee Ballots: Any voting member who is unable to attend the annual meeting may, upon written request to the CEO, obtain an absentee ballot at the GTAR office which, to be counted, must be submitted to the CEO prior to the close of business Tuesday, October 5, 2010. (*GTAR voting members are individuals who hold REALTOR® membership. Individuals who hold REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® membership are not voting members. There is no restriction on the number of voting members allowed. NORES voting members are individuals designated by the NORES Participant. Only two individuals are allowed to vote per NORES service—MLS, CIE.)

October CE Courses
Register online at; from the main Member Services page, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. All classes are in the GTAR Training Center.

NEW! Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity: Tuesday, October 19,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Course Details

Real Estate Marketing: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why: Thursday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Course Details

OK Broker Relationships w/Parties to a Transaction: Monday, October 25
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Last offering at GTAR for 2010)

Home Inspection and the Law: Wednesday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First Time in Tulsa!
Wednesday, November 10
Nationally acclaimed instructor Chandra Hall will be at GTAR to teach two great new courses: Cracking the Credit Code: the Key to Buyer Recovery and Systems Keep You Sane, Planning Moves You Forward Don’t wait to register! Early-bird registration cost for each course will be $25 through November 1—after that time the cost will be $45. For details and online registration, log on to; from the main Member Services page, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. Both courses are currently pending CE credit approval with OREC.

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.

Larry Puyear, associated with Agape Appraisal Company (Second Publication)
Charles Shawn Raper, d/b/a ERA C.S. Raper & Son (Second Publication)