Monday, March 7, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – March 7, 2011

Keybox Reminder:
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13. Keyboxes will open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, March 9
Working in Historic Neighborhoods
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at GTAR; Amanda DeCort and Ed Sharrer with the Tulsa Preservation Commission will unravel the misconceptions of working in historic neighborhoods in this encore presentation. Leave the class armed with the essential information your prospective buyers and sellers need to know. OREC approved: 3 hours elective CE credit. Register online at; Click Here for Course Details  
Early-bird Registration Savings Ends
2011 Commercial Market Update
If you have an interest in the commercial real estate market, you won’t want to miss the 2011 Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update, now in its 12th year! Cost is $40 through Wednesday, March 9—after, cost will be $60. Event is Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 a.m. – 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
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.  Course Details
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.
Publisher: Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Monday, March 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Thursday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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. Pre-registration cost for GTAR members is only $20—but don’t wait to register—we expect this class to sell out! 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
Attention Brokers/Managers:
When sending a new associate for processing, please be sure you refer to the 2011 REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® Dues Breakout.  You can find New Member information at under Forms & Contracts; Click Here for Fee Schedule

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

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.
Donald C. Casey, d/b/a Onyx Realty Group, LLC (Second Publication)
Firm Affiliate:
Bank of the West, Designated Individual Ryan Thompson (First Publication)
Real Estate Essentials, Designated Individual Jennifer Cline (First Publication)
MLS Only:
Charles A. Weeks, d/b/a Weeks Appraisal Services (First Publication)