Monday, August 8, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – August 8, 2011

New Realist Tax System Scheduled to Roll Out August 9
Don’t miss out on the free training. Register online now to attend a demonstration. All classes will be held in the Training Center.
Wednesday, August 10, 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
In addition, Realist will be hosting one more webinar:
Tuesday, August 9, 9:00-10:30 a.m. click here
You can also view the recorded webinar, click on the links on the lower left side of 
August 17
Are You Keeping Up with Technology?
GTAR will be offering two special classes with Dick Betts: 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 much success at rethinking and retooling the way they conduct business. The end result is a much improved level of customer service care being achieved by those embracing the technology and practices covered in his classes. Each class is OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Cost is $15 pre-registered or $20 the day of class. Register online at To learn more about these two classes, click here
August 19
Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® Night at the Ballpark
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
August 25
Need an EVENING CE class?
GTAR will offer its first evening CE class on Thursday, August 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class will be 23 Ways to Lose Your License with instructor Lori Morgan. If you are interested in GTAR offering evening classes, then show your support by attending this first class; we need a minimum of 20 members registered to hold the class. Register online at
September 8
Safety and YOU...the Real Estate Professional
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with instructor Lori Morgan and special guest, Lori Fullbright, KOTV/Channel 6. 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. This course will include safety with clients—showing properties; safety at open houses and at the office; protecting your personal and electronic information; protecting yourself with smart marketing materials; cell phone safety, and more. Pending OREC Approval: 3 hours required HOT CE Credit. Register online at
September 19-20
The Real Estate Game has Changed, and so has CRS 201: Listing Strategies!
If you have never taken the CRS Listing course…it will change your career. If you took this course several years ago, attend again. Learn 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. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. OREC approved for 16 hours elective CE credit; course counts as 16 education credits towards the CRS designation. Take Advantage of Early-bird Savings! Course price through August 31 is $250, after that date price is $275. Go to for course details  and online registration.
Reminder: School 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.
GTAR/NORES Office Hours Expanded
Effective August 1, office hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:30 p.m. Services available Friday afternoons will be key, keyboxes, payments, member processing, and helpdesk.
GTAR/NORES Support Site has Changed
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.
Gardening Tips for Cultivating Relationships
Cultivate relationships with clients by helping them cultivate a lush garden. You can brand, print, and deliver a free article on seven gardening mistakes to avoid, or personally deliver that plus other free gardening articles to their clients. REALTOR® Content Resource.
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.
Teresa O’Rourke, O’Rourke Real Estate (Reinstatement, First Publication)
Jordan K. James, associated with JKJ Realty Company (Second Publication)
William Craig Tubb, associated with John D. Sleeper Agency (Second Publication)