Monday, August 15, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – August 15, 2011

Don’t be at the Back of the Herd!
Embrace the latest technology to help your real estate business thrive! Attend our Day of Technology with Dick Betts August 17:  Top Technology Trends, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Smartphones, Tablets and Pads...Oh My! 1:00-4:00 p.m. The 30,000 real estate professionals who attend Dick’s training each year have great success rethinking and retooling the way they conduct business. Each class is OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit, and costs just $15 pre-registered or $20 the day of class. Register online at
Last Call for Free Training!
The new Realist Tax System rolled out August 9. Register online to attend one of the remaining demos: August 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m. and August 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m. All classes are in the Training Center. You can also view the recorded webinar, click on the links on the lower left side of
Last Chance for Drillers Tickets!
Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® Night at the Ballpark is August 19, but you must purchase tickets by August 17.Click Here for tickets to the Firework Show when the Tulsa Drillers host the Midland Rockhounds at ONEOK Field. For easy step-by-step instructions, go to
July Home Sale Stats New format includes a one page “snapshot” and analysis followed by more detailed stats and graphical representation.

GTAR will offer its first evening CE class August 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.—23 Ways to Lose Your License with instructor Lori Morgan. If you are interested in GTAR offering evening classes, show your support by attending this first class; we need a minimum of 20 members to hold the class. Register online at
Nebraska Agent Robbed, Beaten at Open House
Not the kind of headline you want to see about yourself or real estate colleagues! This happened just last week, and there are too many headlines like it. Keep these facts in mind: every year real estate professionals across the country are threatened, robbed, and physically or sexually assaulted while fulfilling the everyday requirements of their jobs. Some even lose their lives. Education is the key! Start by attending Safety and YOU…The Real Estate Professional, September 8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with instructor Lori Morgan and special guest, Lori Fullbright, KOTV/Channel 6. Pending OREC Approval: 3 hours required HOT CE Credit. Register online at
Learn Listing Strategies Designed to Work with Today’s Technology
Jackie Leavenworth’s pricing strategies are new, fresh, and unique. Learn how to use your MLS to create pricing visuals that will prepare sellers to position their homes to sell quickly. If you have never taken the CRS 201: Listing Strategies course…it will change your career. If you took this course several years ago, attend again. Class is September 19 and 20, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Take Advantage of Early-bird Savings! Course price through August 31 is $250, after that date price is $275. Register online at
Know Your Boundaries
As you might recall, at the end of the 2010-2011 school year some school boundaries were modified. Any time you take a listing, the best resource for verifying school information is to contact the school district directly. You can do this via a phone call to the district and/or checking their website. Many of the districts have look-up maps that are very useful in determining the schools for a specific property. Click here to verify your grade school and middle school information.
Expanded Office Hours
GTAR/NORES office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:30 p.m. Services available Friday afternoons will be key, keyboxes, payments, member processing, and helpdesk.
Improved Support Site
When you go to you will be able to create and submit a ticket with your question or problem, which will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member for help. You will also be able to check the status of your ticket. In addition, there will be a new “knowledgebase” with the ability to search frequently asked questions and other helpful information.
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 Spyres, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS (First Publication)