Monday, March 21, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 23
2011 Commercial Market Update
There are still a few seats available, but you need to register TODAY! Cost is $60. Event is 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Chad Wilkerson, vice president and OKC branch executive of the OKC branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Mr. Wilkerson will discuss the current economic environment and predicted future trends. Brokers from area companies will provide an in-depth review of activity in each commercial market segment over the last year to help identify trends and determine growth areas. OREC approved: 3 hours required HOT CE credit. Register online at Click Here for Details and Registration Form
Upcoming Computer Classes at GTAR
Pre-registration is required; space is limited to 14 per class. For more information and to enroll: log on to, click the red Education bar on the Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. All classes are held in the GTAR Computer Lab.
Doc Manager Class: Thursday, March 24, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30
Home Inspection and the Law
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with Dan LaBrake; learn what inspectors are required to do by state law; what inspectors are prohibited from doing by state law; how to see defects yourself; how to prepare your listing for a good inspection, and much more. OREC Approved: 4 hours required HOT CE credit. Register online at Course Details
Thursday, April 7
Creating Buyer Urgency in a Challenged Market
Start REALTOR® Appreciation Day with this very special CE class by Brian Copeland: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Redskin Room at UMAC. Brian has systemized the buyer process in such a way that his buyers are going to contract within 18 hours from the first home they see! Brian has appeared on countless reality TV shows including HGTV’s Good-buy Bad-buy, House Hunters, The Top 25 HomeBuying Tips, and The Learning Channel’s Flip That House. Pre-registration is required for this class—cost for GTAR members is only $20—but don’t wait to register—we expect this class to sell out! Register online at Click Here for Course Details
Thursday, April 7
REALTOR® Appreciation Day
Plan now to attend GTAR’s most popular annual event! Start your day with a very special CE class by Brian Copeland: Creating Buyer Urgency in a Challenged Market, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. After class, head over to the gymnasium for the annual free Trade Show brought to you by our wonderful affiliate members. Visit lots of booths filled with information and services, while enjoying free food, and as usual, there will be tons of door prizes given away during the show. (You do not have to attend class to attend the Trade Show!) Then, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. join Brian Copeland again for a very special YPN (Young Professionals Network) meeting; Brian is the 2011 YPN President for the National Association of REALTORS®.  (There is no cost to attend this meeting.) Click Here for Details
Mind, Time and Passion with Floyd Wickman
Thursday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Philbrook Museum of Art Auditorium; presented by WCR and Bank of Oklahoma Mortgage Group. Seating is limited. Tickets are $25. Contact JoAnna Blackstock for ticket information: call 918-260-2838 or email  Click Here for Event Details (This is not a GTAR event.)

CRS 200 in Oklahoma City
Business Planning & Marketing for the Residential Specialist: Create a strong business that will withstand any market condition—while making a profit. Presented by Robert Morris, this course will be held at the OKC Metropolitan Association of REALTORS (3131 NW Expressway); two-day course, Thursday, March 31 through Friday, April 1. For more information, click on the following link: CRS 200 Course Details and Registration (This is not a GTAR event.)
Scout for SafeMLS Enrollment
Beginning Tuesday, March 15, you will be required to go through a brief enrollment process for our new Scout for SafeMLS system; this will likely occur with the first login for most individuals. Please note that everyone will be automatically taken though the process at some point, if not on the first login. You will only have to complete the enrollment process one time: Click Here for Instructions
2011 Real Estate Planners
We still have planners in the GTAR Board Store; prices range from $19.95 to $29.95.
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.
Rodney Linsenmeyer, dba Linsenmeyer Realty (First Publication)
Paul E. Pryor, dba PCS Appraisals, Inc. (First Publication)
Scott Thomas Sawyer, dba Bumble Bee Realty (First Publication)
Shelby Anne Stauffer, associated with Bumble Bee Realty (First Publication)
Firm Affiliate:
Primerica Corp., Designated Individual Ronnie Henry (First Publication)
Public Service Membership:
City of Broken Arrow, Designated Individual, Lori Hill (Second Publication)