Monday, October 24, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – October 24, 2011

Important Notice for MLS Users!
11:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 25 to 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, MarketLinx will be unavailable due to a SQL server upgrade. 
4th Quarter NORES Billing
If you have not paid your fourth quarter NORES invoice, you have now incurred an additional $20 late fee. Payment of the original NORES invoice(s) plus the $20 late fee must be received before November 1, 2011 or your NORES (MLS, Key, CIE) services will be suspended and an additional $30 reinstatement will be added. Invoices were posted online October 1 at; from the main Member Services page, click the yellow View/Pay Bill button, then click NORES Accounts Receivable.
This Week! October 26
LAST CALL to Register!
How to Market a Difficult Commercial Listing in Any Economy; 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at GTAR. Don’t let the word “commercial” keep you from attending! Although the focus is on commercial, according to instructor Ted Blank, CCIM, SEC, this comprehensive course will enable any real estate agent (Residential, Commercial, Farm or Exchange) to help their client reach a successful conclusion more efficiently. It will give you the tools to be more professional, and to open new alternatives to expanding your clients’ marketplace. 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 is Back!
Presented by GTAR’s Sales Associate Committee; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Techie Tricks & Treats with GTAR/NORES CEO Mike Cotrill—if you would like Mike to cover a specific question, you can submit your questions in advance using Twitter (use the hashtag #GTAR); 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
November 10
Be Prepared for the Buyer Presentation!
Have the tools to overcome any objection and answer any questions regarding area sales, gain buyer loyalty and trust, and educate the buyer by explaining what can be expected during the home buying process, and problems that could arise. Understand the importance of keeping yourself (the real estate professional) on task, as well as the buyer to have a good buying experience and smooth closing. Plan to attend Working with Buyers: A Planned Approach—a new course from Lori Morgan, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. Register online at
Deadline: November 30
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” - Sherry Anderson
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. To sign up click on: R & RA Volunteer Form  or Affiliate Volunteer form.
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:
September Home Sales Stats Now Available
Go to You can access the statistics page at any time by clicking on "REALTOR® Resources" on the menu to the left, then clicking on "Monthly Home Sales Statistics."
Keybox Reminder: Fall Back is Around the Corner
We return to Central Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. November 6, which means access for keyboxes will be 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (not 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.).
Congratulations New GTAR Directors
Congratulations to Burte Banks, DeAnna Brown, Bud Engstrom, Fred Keas, Rexiene Reynolds, and Kenny Tate who were elected as 2012-2013 GTAR Directors at the Annual Meeting on October 11.

Congratulations New NORES Directors
Congratulations to Don Beach, Mick Corbin, David Hughes, Mike Lester, and Arlys Spiker who were elected as 2012-2013 NORES Directors at the Annual Meeting October 11.

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.
Doc Manager WebEx:  Tuesday, November 1, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
MarketLinx 1: Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.