Thursday, October 6, 2011

GTAR Weekly Facts – October 3, 2011

TODAY! October 3
NORES 4th Quarter Billing
Notices will be emailed today, October 3, and payment is due by October 15, 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.
Where Do Your GTAR Annual Dues Dollars Go?
It’s that time of year again—time to pay your annual GTAR dues for 2012. Notices will be emailed this week, and payment is due by November 30, 2011. REALTOR® dues are $474 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues are $444; you may wonder: what’s included in those dues? Find out by going to
THIS WEEK! October 6
Marketing Yourself and Your Listing
In this new course, you will 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 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
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.
August 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."

GTAR Ranked #1 in Top Performing MLS Consumer Websites for July

WAV Group, through its license with Experian Hitwise data recently analyzed the online performance of MLS consumer websites across the country based on various membership categories. Based on website visits, GTAR ranked #1 in the 2,500-4,999 members category with 200,122 visits to Read Full Story
“Strong Economy, Jobs Spell Good News for REALTORS®
According to Inman News, “Not only is Oklahoma thriving (personal income growth at 8 percent is the fifth best in the country), but unemployment is well below the national average, all sectors are showing job growth including construction, and the housing market is very healthy.” Read Full Story
2011 Contract of Sale of Real Estate and Other Related Forms
OREC is offering a new “live” course designed to explain changes to the state contracts, answer licensees questions, and to receive feedback. There will be two classes on October 6 at Tulsa Technology’s Riverside Campus taught by Terry Pufahl, broker and OREC Contract Committee member. OREC approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit; no cost for class, but registration is required. Click Here for details. To register, call the Commission at (405) 521-3387 or toll free at 1-866-521-3389 and speak to a Commission employee. (This is not a GTAR course.)
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.)
Tulsa Housing Summit Invitation
You are invited to the Tulsa Housing Summit, a one-day conference on affordable housing strategies and developments in the Tulsa metro area. This event is being presented by the City of Tulsa in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, October 11, 9:30 - 3:30 p.m. Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills (Salon E, 1902 East 71st). The Tulsa Housing Summit will explore strategies and opportunities for expanding affordable housing in Tulsa. Participants will learn from local and national leaders about tools for supporting new homeowners, strengthening local neighborhoods, and accessing innovative financing. Register on-line now! (This is not a GTAR event.)
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.
Realist 2.0: Thursday, October 6, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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.
William “Joe” Newhouse, TerraLegal (Second Publication)