Monday, June 13, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – June 13, 2011

This Week!
Wednesday, June 15
Broker Price Opinion (BPO): The Agent’s Role in the Valuation Process
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Be among the first in Oklahoma to take this new certification course from NAR—GTAR is the first association to offer it! “The BPO Resource certification not only adds value to the services provided by REALTORS®, but also it helps practitioners grow their business.” Cost is now $129. OREC approved: 6 hours elective CE credit. Register online at Click Here for Course Details  
This Week!
Thursday, June 16
Short Sales and Foreclosures: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This popular course from NAR was specifically designed to show how the real estate practitioner can serve as a resource for sellers and buyers in the brokerage of distressed properties. Cost is now $129. OREC approved: 6 hours required HOT CE credit. This is also a qualifying course for the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Designation. Register online at Click Here for 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: Thursday, June 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Doc Manager: Monday, June 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Tuesday, June 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
New Advertising Opportunities Now Available to GTAR Affiliate Members
GTAR Affiliate members can now buy advertising in the monthly GTAR World Newsletter and GTAR Weekly Facts. For pricing information and ad specs, click here
Tulsa, Union and Bartlesville School District changes have now been updated in MLS
All users need to update their current listings with the new school information. Go to to verify your grade school and middle school information. 
Are You Interested in Serving as an OAR Director?
If you are please email your contact information to: by June 22, 2011.
OAR REALTOR® of the Year
The Oklahoma REALTOR® is seeking nominations for its 2011 OAR REALTOR® of the Year. Click here for a list of previous REALTOR® of the Year recipients. To request more information, please contact
Backpacks for Kids Needs Your Help!
$7,615.95 of our $15,000 goal has been raised—thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! We only have until June 30 to collect the remaining half, so we can provide 300 backpacks filled with basic essentials to deserving kids. No donation is too small or unappreciated—it’s your generosity that makes this project a success! To learn more about GTAR’s Backpacks for Kids program and get a donation form, visit 
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.
Annie Hamilton, Hamilton Group Real Estate (Reinstatement, First Publication)
Firm Affiliate:
Gregory Pitts Insurance Agency, Inc., Designated Individual Gregory Pitts (Second Publication)
Under Construction: GTAR/NORES Office
For the next few weeks the front lobby will be closed. Please use the north (back) entrance to the building.