Monday, August 22, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – August 22, 2011

GTAR’s First Evening CE Class
Thursday, August 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: 23 Ways to Lose Your License with instructor Lori Morgan. OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit. 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
Iowa Real Estate Agent Murdered in Model Home
Not the kind of headline you want to see about yourself or real estate colleagues, and there are too many 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
Register NOW for Early-bird Savings!
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. Course price through August 31 is $250, after that date price is $275. Register online at
Realist 2.0 is Here!
Realist 2.0 was released on Tuesday, August 9, and has brought a lot of enhancements, MLS links, and other major changes to the Realist product allowing you to serve your clients better than ever before. Training for Realist 2.0 is encouraged and provided free of charge, in different ways to fit your schedule. Realist 2.0 classes are available at GTAR—register for class at We will also have the webinar on-demand, and instructional videos on our Support Site at for access at any time, as well as User Guides and more to help you get used to the new system. Realist 2.0 requires the newest Flash Player from Adobe. Get it here: (Be sure to uncheck the optional add-on toolbar they are offering with the download.) *NOTE* It is advised that you restart your computer after installation.
August 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, unless otherwise stated.
Realist 2.0: Tuesday, August 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Tri County Tech in Bartlesville)
Doc Manager: Wednesday, August 24, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Realist 2.0: Monday, August 29, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (Training Center; max 140)
School Updates
Changes to Sapulpa District: Woodlawn, Garfield, and Washington Elementary are closed; Holmes Park is a new elementary school. If you have listings in this area, please check and make sure the information is up to date. If you are entering a new listing, these schools are still choices, but are followed by “Closed”; the new elementary has been added.
July Home Sale Stats New format includes a one page “snapshot” and analysis followed by more detailed stats and graphical representation.
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.
Arlys Spiker, associated with ERA John Hausam (First Publication)
Lori Spyres, associated with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS® (Second Publication)
CRS 112: Guiding the Buyer in the Distressed Property Market
With Frank Serio, senior CRS instructor; presented by the Oklahoma CRS Chapter; October 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the OKC Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®. Cost is $125 and includes lunch. For more information and registration, email or call 405-354-6233. (This is not a GTAR course.)