Monday, October 29, 2012

GTAR Weekly Facts – October 29, 2012

2013 GTAR/NORES Committees
If you’re interested in serving on a 2013 GTAR or NORES committee, we need your completed volunteer form by Wednesday October 31, 2012. If you are currently serving on a committee, and would like to continue, you still need to submit a volunteer form. Review the descriptions of each committee in the October GTAR World Newsletter; then sign up by clicking on the appropriate link: REALTOR® & REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® Volunteer Form  or Affiliate Volunteer Form.
2013 Annual Dues Billing
2013 local, state, and national dues invoices were emailed October 8, 2012; payment is due by November 30, 2012, to avoid a late penalty. REALTOR® members dues are $484; REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® members dues are $454.
Vote Now for the Two Oklahoma Finalists!
OAR has two nominees for the 2012-2013 GABBY Awards that have made it to the finals: The “LeadershipOAR Video Premiere” in the Best State Newsletter category, and the “RPAC iPad Giveaway” in the Best Online Fundraising Campaign category. Click here to vote today and every day until the close of business on Friday, November 2. (Tip: Finalists are listed by name and category; vote by giving the entry a five-star rating where it says “Rate This Finalist.”) Good luck to the Oklahoma finalists! (The GABBY Awards celebrate the best use of Convio to mobilize, communicate, and educate NAR members in support of the REALTOR® Party.)
Upcoming CE at GTAR
For course details and online registration, log on to; from the Main Menu, click on the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes. (If you have a GTAR Class Pass, register by emailing or calling 918-663-7500.)
OK Broker Relationships, Monday, October 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m. with Ann Lloyd; req. BRA CE (Last one of the year)
The New HUD Internet Training, Wednesday, November 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m. with Mary Berry; req. HOT CE (Last one of the year)
Fair Housing & Ethical Practices, Thursday, November 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m. with Kathryn Jones; req. FHR CE (Last one of the year)
REALTOR® Ethics, Thursday, December 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m. with Kathryn Jones; this class is free, but you need to pre-register (Last one of the year)
November 13
Free Hot Topic Required CE Class
Home Inspection and the Law, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center, presented by Fred Ayres, executive director of the Oklahoma Residential & Commercial Inspection Association; free to members courtesy of GTAR’s Affiliate member American Eagle Title Group. Course is approved for 3 hours required HOT CE credit. For details and to register online, go to
December 6
Experience Art in Tulsa!
Enjoy an evening of art at Philbrook Museum, featuring the annual Festival of Trees! Win door prizes and receive a discount on yearly membership to Philbrook. Event is 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.; cash bar opens at 4:00 p.m. and hors d’oeuvres will be available at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Register online at; from the Main Menu, click on Member Resources tab, then GTAR Events. Deadline to register is November 29!
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 indicated.
Fusion 3 (Hands-on): Tuesday, October 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Fusion (Lecture): Thursday, November 8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Training Center)
Fusion 1 (Hands-on): Monday, November 12, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 1 (Hands-on): Wednesday, November 14, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 2 (Hands-on): Thursday, November 15, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 2 (Hands-on): Friday, November 17, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Fusion 3 (Hands-on): Tuesday, November 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
September 2012 Home Sales Stats
eKey and iPhone5
If you have the iPhone5 and want to use it for an eKey, you will need to purchase an adaptor from Apple prior to purchasing an adaptor from GTAR. The Apple adaptors are not available in the stores at this time but can be purchased online.
FYI for iPhone5 Users
Supra has certified that the eKEY application is compatible with the iPhone5 and the Apple’s Lightning Adapter. Please note that the Lightning Adapter is required to connect the iPhone5 to Supra’s eKEY Adapter.
Fannie Mae Enhances Online REO Process
Fannie Mae is seeking to make its system for REO offers under its HomePath program easier by allowing documentation to be completed online and beefing up its online library so state and local forms and other documents are available in one place, among other enhancements.
NAR: Align Exemptions for Seller Financing
NAR wants the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to align rules on seller financing with regulatory exemptions carved out for them under the federal SAFE Act. NAR expresses other concerns to CFPB in a letter on the agency’s loan originator proposed rule. Read full letter.
Be Proactive on Online Data Privacy
Your members need to maintain the privacy of their customers' data. That's an issue that’s important now and will become more important in the future. In a blog post, NAR First Vice President Steve Brown talks about why the time for brokers and agents to be thinking about data privacy is now, and he shares links to some resources that can help. 
Free Consumer Content: Landing More Listings
The latest free content for your websites, blogs, social media pages, and print resources from HouseLogic's REALTOR® Content Resource looks at landing more listings.
New 2013 Vehicles Now Part of Chrysler Offer
The $500 cash allowance offer for NAR members and association staff from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner Chrysler Group LLC, now includes select new 2013 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles. Also included for the first time is the popular Dodge Dart, with up to 41 miles per gallon (hwy). Chrysler is the official automobile manufacturer of NAR.
Budget Car Rental Savings Extended
A limited-time offer has been extended. NAR members and association staff can save up to 30 percent on leisure weekly and weekend car rentals from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner Budget. Use BCD #Y490611 when making your reservation. Offer applies to rentals checked out no later than December 15.
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.
Eddie Hasan, US Open Realty, LLC (Second Publication)
Mary Rodriguez, associated with Trinity Properties (Second Publication)