Monday, September 12, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – September 12, 2011

TODAY! September 12
45 Hour Post License Course
Last call to register; we must have 11 more members enrolled by 5:00 p.m. today or we will have to cancel the 45 Hour Post License Course. Class is scheduled to start this Wednesday, 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 Register online at
THIS WEEK! September 15
Set Yourself Apart and Get the Listing!
Attend Don't Be Listless! The Listing Presentation; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with Lori Morgan. Realize the necessity to be prepared for the listing appointment with a comprehensive CMA, Absorption Study, and marketing plan, as well as the tools to overcome any objection, answer any questions regarding the area sales, and help the seller prepare for listing and sell their home. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit; sponsored by BOK Mortgage Group. Register online at
September 19-20
Still Undecided about Taking CRS 201: Listing Strategies?
Then let instructor Jackie Leavenworth herself convince you why you should invest two days and $275 in this course! Watch this short video: Class is 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. OREC approved for 16 hours elective CE credit. Go to for more details and online registration.
September 21
Bored with the Same Old Fair Housing Class?
If you said “yes” then we have a new one you should attend: The 13th Annual Landlord Training Seminar presented by the Tulsa Fair Housing Partnership and hosted by GTAR. This year’s seminar will add “hands on” exercises: The first will engage all participants in a hypothetical role play exercise; the second will compare and contrast Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant Laws. Thurman Miles, director of the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Programs Center at HUD’s Regional Office in Fort Worth, Texas will begin the morning with an overview of fair housing law touching on points most relevant to landlords, but will also offer suggestions from the tenant’s perspective—special emphasis will be on advertising, reasonable accommodations, and modifications. Seminar is 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., OREC approved for 4 hours required FHR CE credit, AND provided to GTAR members and the public at NO COST! Pre-registration is required—space is limited. Register online at Continental breakfast provided courtesy of About Home Inspections Company.

More September CE Classes
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 $15 pre-registered and $20 day of class, unless otherwise noted. All classes are held in the GTAR Training Center.
NEW: Don’t Be Listless! The Listing Presentation: Thursday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Lori Morgan; (Elec.)
Encore Presentation: Home Inspection and the Law: Wednesday, September 28, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.;
Dan LaBrake (HOT); sponsored by First American Home Warranty
REALTOR® Ethics: Thursday, September 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Sherry Lewis; (PSC); No Cost
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 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.
October 6
Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!
Learn to look at each listing and advertising opportunity for its ability to bring you closer to your goal. Spend less, sell more, and make more. The new Marketing Yourself and Your Listing course will include print and Internet advertising, direct marketing, and farming (no…we’re not talking about Farmtown or Farmville). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with Lori Morgan. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit; sponsored by SellSmart Home Staging. Register online at
This is a new elementary school in Claremore that’s just been added to the MLS. Please refer to the Claremore Public School Site Boundary Map for more information. Remember: 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.
Stay Safe in September and All Year Long
September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and NAR is offering associations and their members a number of resources to help real estate practitioners protect themselves in the field. You and your members can register for a webinar, download handouts, and get guidance on developing a safety strategy—all at no cost. Also, read this REALTOR® Magazine article on how to use your Smartphone to stay safe. For more information, email
Video: Start Tweeting Today!
According to the 2010 CRT Technology Survey, about 30 percent of REALTORS® are on Twitter. If your members want to know how to get started, but aren’t sure exactly how to go about using it, NAR’s Information Central has just completed a series of videos on Twitter basics, how to begin, where to find followers, and more. Take a look!
GTAR will be Adding Your Agent Photo to Your Listings on
It pays to have your photo on your listing—so make sure your photo is up to date. To add your photo to the public site, log on to From the Main Menu, under the Member Resources tab, choose Edit Personal Info. Here you can browse and upload your photo, so it will show up on all your listings!
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.
Angie Bowker, BowkerBrant Realty Group, Inc. (Second Publication)
MLS Waiver Request:
John Wilhite, associated with Prairie Creek Realty & Auction (Second Publication)