Friday, October 7, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – October 10, 2011

Due by October 17
NORES 4th Quarter Billing
Notices were emailed October 3, and payment is due by October 17, 2011, to avoid late penalty. You can view your invoice and pay online at; from the main Member Services page, click the yellow View/Pay Bill bar, then click NORES Accounts Receivables.
October 24
OK Broker Relationships with Parties to a Transaction
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. with Ann Lloyd; OREC approved for 3 hours required BRA CE credit. This is the last time this class will be offered this year! Register online at
October 26
How to Market a Difficult Commercial Listing in Any Economy
Presented by GTAR’s REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA), 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at GTAR. In this comprehensive course, Ted Blank, CCIM, SEC, will give you the tools to be more professional and to open new alternatives to expanding your clients’ marketplace. You’ll examine the reasons to more clearly understand a client’s motivation when buying or selling. It will also enable any real estate agent (Residential, Commercial, Farm or Exchange) to help their client reach a successful conclusion more efficiently. Real Estate Counseling, Formulas and Equity Marketing, are all covered in this course.  Regardless of the market conditions or the property, the information in this course will provide you with new tools to do the following: find more buyer/takers for your listings; give your client(s) more options towards finding the benefits they seek in owning real estate; help you survive in tough times, and maybe even thrive. Early-bird Price: $50 (through Oct. 14). Don’t Wait to Register—Class Size is Limited to 60! Late Registration Price: $65; OREC Approved: 6 hours elective CE credit. Click Here for Course Details. Register online at
November 2
Fair Housing and Ethical Practices
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. with Kathryn Jones; OREC approved for 3 hours required FHR CE credit. This is the last time this class will be offered this year! Register online at
November 3
Edutainment Day at GTAR
Presented by GTAR’s Sales Associate Committee; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Techie Tricks & Treats with GTAR/NORES CEO, Mike Cotrill; What’s New in Video; Project Schoolhouse with Tulsa Public Schools Board President, Brian Hunt; Fear the Taxman with Tulsa’s Tax Coach, Bill Zumwalt, CPA, and more. Breakfast provided courtesy of American Home Shield. Drawings for great prizes from Urban Tulsa Weekly and Bank of Oklahoma Mortgage Group. No cost to attend, but registration is required. Register online at
Deadline is November 30
Time to Sign Up!
We’re looking for volunteers to serve on GTAR and NORES committees in 2012. Your participation will help make a difference in the Association. Volunteering can help you better understand motivations and deal with difficult situations, as well as increase your knowledge about association and real estate issues. Volunteering also offers you a chance to develop lasting personal and professional relationships. Take a moment to review the description of each committee in the October 2011 GTAR World Newsletter. When you are ready to sign up, click here. Affiliate members, please click here to sign up.
Due by November 30
GTAR 2012 Annual Dues
Notices were emailed October 5, and payment is due by November 30, 2011. REALTOR® dues are $474 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues are $444. For a breakdown of where your dues dollars go:
MLS Search Tip: 
When searching by school district, there are criteria choices referred to as “Areas.” These options combine school districts that are not as well known with those that users tend to search. Don’t miss out on a great listing just because of a wrong selection!  Example: Justus-Tiawah is a dependent school district—meaning, kids attend this district until High School, and then go to a different district (such as Claremore) for high school. By searching the area called “Claremore Area” (rather than just “Claremore Sch Dist”), listings in this dependent district will be included in your search results!
Attention Realist Users:
The Gross Area Sq Ft field has been removed from the Realist system. This field displayed Sq Ft from a previous MLS listing if it differed from the Assessor Sq Ft. This was causing confusion due to it being Sq Ft on the tax record, but not from an approved source for reporting Sq Ft on the listing.
CRS 112: Guiding the Buyer in the Distressed Property Market
October 11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the OKC Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® with Frank Serio, senior CRS instructor; presented by the Oklahoma CRS Chapter; Cost is $125 and includes lunch. For more information and registration, email or call 405-354-6233. (This is not a GTAR course.)
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: Monday, October 10, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 2: Thursday, October 13, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 3 (Prospect Gateway): Monday, October 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Firm Affiliates:
Crossroads Granite, Gary Keller, Designated Individual (First Publication)
Oklahoma’s Tour Factory, T. Max Dugan, Designated Individual (First Publication)
Stage First Design, Kim Richard, Designated Individual (First Publication)