Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – October 4, 2010

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

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.)
Thursday, October 7
Don’t miss this popular workshop full of great information offered to you at NO COST! Special guest, OREC Senior Investigator Sherry Kueffler will present How NOT to Lose Your License; Ed Sharrer and Amanda DeCort with the Tulsa Preservation Commission will discuss Historic Preservation—specifically, styles of homes; Mike Cotrill with GTAR/NORES will tell you about exciting new changes coming in his 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. This workshop is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is appreciated: 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
Last Chance to Give Your Fair Share for 2010! Have you given your RPAC fair share of $15, if not give today.  
To contribute: using a personal credit card, go online to OAR or GTAR (click on Financial Services, then click on Contributions.)

2010 GTAR Annual Dues and 4th Quarter NORES Billing
GTAR Annual Dues notice for the year 2011 and NORES 4th Quarter Billing notice were emailed to all members on October 1, 2010. GTAR Dues invoice includes local, state, and national dues for the entire year of 2011. 4th Quarter NORES Billing invoice includes fees for the months of October, November, and December. Invoices were posted online October 1 at; from 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).

October 13 & 14
OAR Education Conference and Trade Show
Two days of education and other special events will be held by OAR at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel: Wednesday, October 13 is Commercial Day, and a CRS one-day course is being offered. On October 14, you won’t want to miss Jan Hargrave. For registration information and a detailed schedule of education/events, go to  
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.
Doc Manager: Wednesday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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. (FHR) Course Details
Real Estate Marketing: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why:  
Thursday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Elec.) Course Details 
OK Broker Relationships
Monday, October 25 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (BRA)
(Last offering at GTAR for 2010)
Home Inspection and the Law
Wednesday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (HOT) Course Details
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 were just approved for CE credit by OREC: Cracking Credit Code for 3 hours required HOT and Systems for 3 hours elective.
REMINDER: Be Careful Out There!
Ohio realty agents wary after 2 killings, robbery: This was the headline in Cleveland, Ohio just a couple of weeks ago. For full story Click Here.  Always put your safety first! NAR has some excellent safety information on their website: Click Here