Monday, December 27, 2010

Weekly Facts Blog – December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 30: Office closes at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, December 31:
Office is closed all day
December 23 to January 3—Board Store Closed for Inventory
The GTAR/NORES Board Store will be closed for inventory from 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 23 until noon on Monday, January 3, 2011, so please plan ahead. This will not affect Key and KeyBox purchases.
Brokers/Managers: Please Update Your Files
There is a new schedule of fees for 2011 local, state, and national dues. Effective January 1, 2011, the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) is requiring GTAR to collect an additional $50 application fee for each new member. Click Here for Fee Schedule
Latest Home Sales Statistics Now Available
GTAR’s Home Sales Statistics for November 2010 are now available: Click Here

2011 GTAR Annual Dues are LATE!
If dues are not paid by January 3, 2011, MLS services will be suspended and keys shut off. To reinstate will require a $40 reinstatement fee and new paperwork from the broker. You can pay by credit card online: Go to Main Menu on, click on the yellow View/Pay Bill bar, then click GTAR–Accounts Receivable, and follow instructions to pay. Payment can also be made by calling the GTAR/NORES office, 918-663-7500 or mailing to GTAR, P.O. Box 470603, Tulsa, OK  74147. After business hours you can drop payments in the mail slot located inside the front entrance foyer of the GTAR/NORES office. NOTE: If you are planning to move your license between now and the end of the year, 2011 dues must be paid prior to transferring. New Member Processing: During the month of December, all new members to GTAR must pay prorated 2010 dues PLUS 2011 dues and the application fee at the time of application.
 “It’s a Good Time to Buy” Yard Signs
We still have a few “It’s a Good Time to Buy Tulsa” signs left, and a lot of Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, and blank ones (no city listed); we are out of Owasso signs. The PR campaign yard signs are available to all GTAR members at no additional cost—all you have to do is come by the GTAR office and get them. A number of other marketing tools are available to you with this PR campaign. For more information: Click Here
2011 Real Estate Planners Now in GTAR Board Store
A limited supply is available. Prices range from $19.95 to $39.95. If you want one don’t wait or you may miss out!

OREC Required CE Credit Hours in January
Don’t wait until the end of your three-year licensing period to start working on your CE hours. As CE classes are scheduled, information and registration will be available on; from the main Member Services page, simply click the red Education bar.
(FHR) Fair Housing & Ethical Practices: Thursday, January 13, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
(PSC) REALTOR® Ethics: Thursday, January 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
(BRA) OK Broker Relationships: Monday, January 24, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
January 19 & 20
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. Three BIC courses are currently scheduled for 2011; the first one will be Wednesday and Thursday, January 19 and 20, 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 
GTAR/NORES Winter Weather Policy
We are in that time of year when the weather does not always work in our favor; therefore, GTAR/NORES has established the following inclement weather policy for all education classes at GTAR (CE, Computer, New Member Orientation, etc.): If Tulsa Public Schools are closed the day of a scheduled class due to hazardous driving conditions, the GTAR/NORES class is canceled. Depending on the type of class being canceled, the class will either be rescheduled for a future date or a full refund will be issued. In addition, for those of you who live outside the Tulsa area, if schools in your area are closed the day of class or you are uncomfortable making the drive, you can still receive a refund, but you MUST call or email us that day (day of the class). You cannot just be a “no show” and expect a refund. Please be sure to check one of the local news channels the night before and/or morning of a scheduled class for school closings.
January 28
Annual REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Celebration
Recognizing the achievements of Commercial REALTOR® members within the profession and the community and honoring the 2010 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year (to be announced at the Celebration); cost is $50 per person. The banquet will be at the Tulsa Historical Society’s Travis Mansion; cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to make reservations online with a credit/debit card, go to; under Member Resources, click GTAR Events, then RCA Celebration. You can also print a Reservation Form and fax it to 918-663-8815 or mail it with a check. (Reservations must be made by January 25!)
GTAR Partners with Charles Barnes School of Real Estate
Through our partnership, you will have even more online real estate education options—more CE classes to fulfill OREC’s requirements, as well as, the 45 Hour Post License and 90 Hour Brokers License courses. Look for the Barnes Real Estate School logo on the home page of or Click Here. (Please note: GTAR’s partnership with Barnes is in addition to our partnership with McKissock.)
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.
Michael Budde, Buddy Realty (Second Publication)
Corrie Egge, associated with Coldwell Banker Select (Second Publication)