Wednesday, April 27, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – April 25, 2011


Thursday, May 5
The New HUD Internet Training
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. In this updated course, Mary Berry will teach brokers and associates the new HUD procedures, and how to submit bids using the new HUD website: Don’t wait to register—this will be a full class. OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit. For more information and to register online: log on to, click the red Education bar on the Member Services page, then click Register for Classes. Click Here for Course Details “Snack” sponsor: Hyatt Place – Tulsa Southern Hills.
May is RPAC Month
RPACages, packets of information, will be made available for Brokers to use in their May Sales/Associate meetings. For more information on the distribution of RPACages and RPAC, Click Here.

3-Hour Tour of Downtown Tulsa
The Sales Associate Committee will be sponsoring a 3-Hour Tour of Downtown Tulsa on Wednesday, May 25, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at a cost of $10 per person. Highlights will be a bus tour through several of the downtown districts—Brady Heights, Riverside, and Pearl to name just a few; a walking tour of the Brady District and the underground tours; and tours through several downtown developments—ending at Drillers’ ONEOK Field, where the YPN will be hosting a networking event. For more information and to register, Click Here

Young Professional Network
Join the YPN on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the Coors Light Refinery Deck at ONEOK Field (home of the Tulsa Drillers) for light refreshments. Click Here for more information, and for information on how to register for the 3-Hour Tour of Downtown Tulsa.

Digital Signatures Now Legal on Oklahoma Real Estate Contracts
It’s official…on Wednesday, April 13, Governor Mary Fallin signed SB0657 into law, thus allowing digital signatures on real estate contracts in Oklahoma. Since the legislation included an emergency clause, the bill went into effect immediately with her signature. A special thank you the authors of the legislation, Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond; Rep. Aaron Stiles, R-Norman; and of course Governor Fallin, for helping this critical issue become law in Oklahoma!

New 1099 Requirements Repealed
On Thursday, April 14th, President Obama signed H.R. 4 into law, officially repealing these new 1099 requirements. This repeals the small business 1099 reporting requirements that were enacted as part of the Health Care reform and the landlord reporting requirements enacted in 2010 as part of a Small Business bill. This legislation will be retroactive to December 31, 2010, essentially putting businesses in the position that the new 1099 reporting requirements never occurred.

March 2011 Home Sales Stats Now Available 
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.
Realist Tax System: Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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.
Lori Bembenek, associated with Keller Williams (First Publication)
Jared Andresen, associated with Grubb & Ellis Levy Beffort (Second Publication)
Jacqueline Palma, d/b/a Hometown Real Estate (Second Publication)
REALTOR® Reinstatement:
Carl Schneider, Realty Werks (First Publication)
Firm Affiliate:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Group, Designated individual Tim Epps (First Publication)
Chase Bank, Designated Individual Juan Rodriguez (Second Publication)
MLS Waivers:
Monty Berry, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Gina Carroll, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Ted Dubie, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Max Heidenreich, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Bill Jurbala, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Terry Lazar, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Dean Lewis, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Danny Overton, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)
Carl Quist, NAI Commercial Properties (Second Publication)