Monday, January 30, 2012

GTAR Weekly Facts – January 30, 2012

February 16
Cash Into Change
There are only two weeks left to buy tickets for the 2012 GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Thursday, February 16. Seated dinner is at noon; join us in honoring the outgoing Presidents, Pete Galbraith and Gary Griffith; incoming Presidents, Rodger Erker and Anne Pollard; officers and 2011 award winners. For a special message from the Program Committee, and incoming GTAR President, Rodger Erker, watch this video. For banquet details and to make reservations online with a credit card, go to; under the Member Resources tab, click GTAR Events, then 2012 Presidents’ Banquet. You can also print a Reservation Form and fax it to 918-663-8815 or mail it with a check. (Absolutely no reservations will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. February 13)
February 21-22
Broker in Charge Course
Attention ALL Real Estate BROKERS: Your OREC Continuing Education Requirements are changing! If your license type is a Broker Manager (BM), Proprietor Broker (BP), or Branch Broker (BB) (even if only for ONE day during that license term) AND your real estate license expires on or after June 30, 2012, then you are required to complete an approved 15-hour Broker in Charge (BIC) class PLUS an additional 6 hours of required subject matter in at least two core courses (BRA, PSC, FHR or HOT) prior to your license renewal. Cost is $90. Class size is limited to 15. For more information and to register, go to
February 22
Special Event – Pat Zaby at GTAR!
Nationally acclaimed speaker, Pat Zaby will be at GTAR Wednesday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to teach Turn It On Automatic! Serving Repeat and Referral Customers. Repeat and referral customers account for the majority of transactions and relationships that influence agent selection. Maintaining top of mind awareness is the determining factor that results in your getting the call when your contacts or their friends are buying or selling. This session will help you develop a system for leveraging your creative efforts through direct mail and social networking. Class is currently pending CE credit approval with OREC, and is free to GTAR members, but you must pre-register! We expect the class to fill quickly. Register online at
Who Doesn’t Want More of a Good Thing?
Everyone looks forward to GTAR’s annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day—it’s easily our most popular annual event—so we thought we’d make it even better. The new RAD Conference and Trade Show will include an Education Conference—a full day of education on April 4 featuring two CE class tracks—one on technology with Dick Betts, and the other on broker/managers issues with Theresa Stewart. April 5 will start with a fast-paced session covering multiple technology topics. The morning will end on a positive note with a presentation by world renowned motivational speaker and author, Jim Stovall entitled: Yes You Can. The Education Conference will cost just $50 per member; you can register online at But, if you want year-long, super-savings on CE classes, check out GTAR’s new Class Pass for only $25 more! (See information below.) Not to worry…we will still have the same great, Trade Show you know and love from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.—complete with valuable information, door prizes, food, and fun—and all for free thanks to GTAR’s Firm Affiliates!
Your Ticket to Learn in 2012!
GTAR's Class Pass gets you admission to the Education Conference classes and motivational speaker presentation (see description above), a $50 value, PLUS any and all regular CE classes GTAR offers in 2012—starting this month—for just $75! For more information and to purchase your GTAR Class Pass, log on to; from the Main Menu, click on the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes, and look for GTAR Class Pass.
Register NOW for Fusion Training
Fusion will be replacing MarketLinx in April, so be prepared! Fusion training classes begin in March—register online at (Education – Register for Classes). There are plenty of days and times to choose from; all classes will be in the GTAR Training Center, unless otherwise indicated, and all classes are free.
eKEY and Version 7.1 BlackBerry OS Incompatibility
A small percentage of keyholders have reported that eKEY is incompatible with version 7.1 of BlackBerry’s operating system. Supra is working to correct this issue, and will release an eKEY upgrade as soon as possible. Until that time, Supra recommends that eKEY customers do not upgrade their BlackBerry to version 7.1. BlackBerry devices that may run version 7.1 include: BlackBerry Bold 9790/9900/9930; BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370/9380; and BlackBerry Torch 9810/9850/9860.
Effective Immediately…
Key Boxes can be returned for exchange when the battery life is at 15%-20%. (If you are having trouble dropping the key container or opening the shackle, please return the box for exchange.)
Coming in April: Your Next Generation MLS—Fusion
You won’t need a new PC to run the Fusion MLS system; however, you might want to compare your computer and consider the recommended stats for optimum performance of Fusion. IF your computer doesn’t meet the minimum recommendations, it is likely a very old PC, and you are missing out on much more than just MLS features. The speed and reliability of a newer computer can help to alleviate the pains and struggles of program lockups, timeouts, slow opening and closing of programs, reboots… and much more. Windows (Recommended): 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200, or equivalent processor; 3 GB of RAM if using Windows XP; 4 GB of RAM if using Windows 7 or Vista. (Minimum) PC stats for running your upcoming 2012 new MLS-Fusion: 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 (single core) or equivalent processor; 1 GB of RAM if using Windows XP; 2 GB of RAM (Windows 7 or Vista). Macintosh (Recommended): 1.33 GHz Intel Core Duo, or equivalent processor; 4 GB of RAM. (Minimum) Mac stats: 500 MHz Intel PowerPC (single core) or equivalent processor; 2 GB of RAM. You can check your current system stats by right clicking on My Computer, and selecting Properties. Call the Helpdesk at 918-664-0505 if you need assistance. Watch for future GTAR communications for more upcoming info on Fusion.
It’s Time to Register for THE Commercial Event of the Year!
2012 Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update and GTAR Commercial REALTOR® of the Year Luncheon, presented by GTAR’s REALTORS® Commercial Alliance: Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tulsa Renaissance Hotel. Now in its 13th year, the GTAR RCA Commercial Market Update is the premier event of the year for commercial real estate professionals in Tulsa and surrounding areas, including OKC. New This Year: The GTAR Commercial REALTOR® of the Year Luncheon will immediately follow the Commercial Market Update. During this hour, a keynote address will be given by Tulsa City Councilor, District 4, Blake Ewing; Mr. Ewing will talk about development of the Blue Dome and Pearl districts in downtown Tulsa, as well as his plans as Tulsa City Councilor. Then, as the name suggests, the GTAR Commercial REALTOR® of the Year for 2011 will be announced. This honor is awarded to a commercial member, nominated by his or her peers, who promotes the interest of the commercial real estate profession, the community, and his or her clients. Take advantage of early-bird savings! *GTAR members: Pay only $60 through March 2; non-members: $80 through March 2.Event Details and Registration Form
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.
Dave Stacy, associated with Mercury Alliance Tulsa LLC (First Publication)
Firm Affiliate:
Easy Moves, Designated individual Andrew Wilson (First Publication)
Apex Title & Closings, Designated Individual Ashlie Killingsworth (Second Publication)
Emerald Falls, Designated individual Lucia Carbatto (Second Publication)