Monday, August 29, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – August 29, 2011

Reminder: Labor Day
The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.
Early-bird Savings ENDS August 31
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
Have you ever felt your safety at risk while working in real estate?
September is REALTOR® Safety Month which is a reminder to real estate professionals that safety needs to be a priority. Everyday situations can be potentially dangerous: You’re meeting with strangers all of the time and often in vacant homes—extra precautions need to be taken. Education is the key! Start by attending GTAR’s new class: 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. OREC approved: 3 hours required HOT CE credit. Register online at
Are you looking for a 45 Hour Post License Course?
Look no further! GTAR will be offering an OREC approved 45 Hour Post License Course starting September 14; class will be every Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. through November 9 with instructor Lori Morgan. Cost is $250, and a minimum of 12 is needed to offer the course. Register online at
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, unless otherwise stated.
MarketLinx 1: Tuesday, September 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Thursday, September 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Monday, September 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Realist 2.0 (Lecture): Wednesday, September 14, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Training Center; max 140)
Doc Manager: Thursday, September 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Appliance Guides
REALTOR® Content Resource has five free outdoor appliance guides that you can post to your Facebook page and make available to consumers in other ways. One of the pieces is a guide to outdoor sinks.
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.
School Updates
Changes to Sapulpa School 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.
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.
Michelle Epps, associated with Chinowth & Cohen (First Publication)
Arlys Spiker, associated with ERA John Hausam (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.)