Monday, June 6, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – June 6, 2011

Over 800 Open Houses!
Great job GTAR members! Thanks to you, Nationwide Open House Weekend was a great success—over 800 open houses were listed on over the weekend.

Early-Bird Registration ENDS June 8!
Broker Price Opinion (BPO): The Agent’s Role in the Valuation Process
Be among the first in Oklahoma to take this new certification course from NAR—GTAR is the first association to offer it! “As the real estate market evolves, we are seeing more demand for broker price opinions, and it’s imperative that REALTORS® are knowledgeable and educated about how BPOs work, as well as the risks involved,” said NAR President Ron Phipps. “The BPO Resource certification not only adds value to the services provided by REALTORS®, but also it helps practitioners grow their business.” Early-bird price is $99—late registration (after June 8) is $129. Space is limited, so don’t wait to register! Class is Wednesday, June 15, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. OREC approved: 6 hours elective CE credit. Register online at Click Here for Course Details
Early-Bird Registration ENDS June 8!
Short Sales and Foreclosures: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know
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. Early-bird price is $99—late registration (after June 8) is $129. Space is limited, so don’t wait to register! Class is Thursday, June 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 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
This Week!
Tuesday, June 7
Commercial Fair Housing and Other Legal Issues
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Kathryn Jones and Attorney, Kelly Monaghan. Learn how fair housing does and does not relate to commercial real estate; this class is open to both commercial and residential members. OREC approved: 3 hours FHR CE credit. Register online at  
Tuesday, June 7
You Could Have Just Overpaid Your Taxes…Pay Less Tax…Starting Now!
Attend the encore presentation of Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at GTAR. Thomas Rich with Bradford and Company, Inc. will help you identify between $2,500 and $27,000 in new deductions that can be used right away to pocket thousands in tax savings—and he’ll present it in laymen’s terms, so everyone can understand. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required; register online at (click red Education bar, then Register for Classes). Click Here for Details
April 2011 Home Sales Stats Now Available
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. 
Backpacks for Kids Needs Your Help!
$5,703.95 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 two thirds, 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 
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
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.
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.
Firm Affiliate:
Gregory Pitts Insurance Agency, Inc., Designated Individual Gregory Pitts (First 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.