Monday, November 19, 2012

GTAR Weekly Facts – November 19, 2012

The GTAR/NORES office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for the holiday.
October 2012 Home Sales Stats Now Available
December 6
Experience Art in Tulsa!
Deadline to register is November 29! 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.
Remember to Pay Your 2013 Annual Dues!
Payment is due by November 30, 2012, to avoid a late penalty. REALTOR® members dues are $484; REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® members dues are $454.
2013 Real Estate Planners Now in GTAR Board Store
A limited supply is available. Prices range from $19.95 to $39.95. If you want one, don’t wait or you may miss out!
Nominations Now Being Accepted: GTAR 2012 Sales Associate of the Year
The winner will be announced at the GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet January 24, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize an outstanding Sales Associate. Nomination forms are available online at or click here. Deadline to submit completed forms to GTAR is December 15, 2012.
Nominations Now Being Accepted: GTAR 2012 REALTOR® of the Year
The winner will be announced at the GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet January 24, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize a REALTOR® (Broker) for their service to the real estate industry. Nomination forms are available online at or click here. Deadline to submit completed forms to GTAR is December 15, 2012.
90 Years Young!
Helen Allen turns 90 in December!  We would like you to help her celebrate on December 4. There will be an Open House from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Please let us know if you are able to stop by; RSVP by emailing Deb LaManque at There will be plenty of food and drink, and a dangerous birthday cake. Hope to see you there! Shhhhh…it’s a surprise! (Helen supposedly doesn’t use email, so she shouldn’t be reading this!)
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.)
Fair Housing & Ethical Practices, Wednesday, November 28, 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)
December 3-4
Broker in Charge Course – Last one of the Year
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days with instructor Ann Lloyd; lunch provided courtesy of one of GTAR affiliate members. OREC approved for 15 hours required BIC CE credit. Class size is limited to 15. Cost is $90 for GTAR members. This is the last Broker in Charge class of the year! Register online at
2013 GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet
Registration is now open! Seated dinner will be Thursday, January 24, 12:00 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; cost is $25 per person. This year’s theme is Let the Good Times Roll. Join us in honoring our outgoing presidents, incoming presidents, officers and 2012 award winners. For banquet details and to make reservations online with a credit card, log on to; under the Member Resources tab, click GTAR Events, then 2013 Presidents’ Banquet. Or, complete the Reservation Form and fax it to 918-663-8815.
Realist Corrects Lot Sizes in Wagoner and Rogers County
Lot sizes in Rogers and Wagoner counties will no longer read “1” in all lot size descriptions. Lot and acre sizes have now been corrected in both of these counties to correctly reflect lot square footage and the corresponding acre size.
Upcoming Computer Classes
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, November 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
NAR Legislative and Regulatory Year in Review
Read about all of NAR's accomplishments on Capitol Hill and with federal regulatory agencies in an updated report on the association’s legislative and regulatory victories. 
President Veissi Looks Back on Big Year
"You got a five-year flood insurance extension passed in an environment when no one would have bet a plugged nickel that you could do that," NAR President Moe Veissi said at the NAR Board of Directors meeting earlier this week. "That was enormous." Veissi reviewed all of the associations accomplishments this year, including the success of the REALTOR® Rally at the base of the Washington Monument. More.
More Housing Strength Seen, but Inflation Looms
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the 2012 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando last week said the housing market is likely to stay strong, but inflation could become a factor, possibly starting in 2015.
Donations for Hurricane Victims Reach $775,000
Since the association announced last week it would match contributions up to $500,000 for help to Hurricane Sandy victims, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has received donations of $775,000, bringing total donations to $1,275,000 when NAR's match is factored in. More on the Foundation’s response to Sandy.
Secure Fall Savings with Up to 35% Off Avis Rates
Save of up to 35% on Avis leisure weekly and weekend rates this fall. Don't wait, this limited-time offer expires December 15. To take advantage of this deal, use AWD #A009710. For more details, visit
Free Consumer Content: Thanksgiving Planning Ideas
The latest free content for your websites, blogs, social media pages, and print resources from HouseLogic's REALTOR® Content Resource looks at ideas for Thanksgiving planning.
Web Seminar: 7 Keys to Power Consulting
In case you missed it: The latest web seminar by the REALTORS® Land Institute looks at skills you need to be effective consultants to your customers. Following is the registration link for the December 5 seminar, 7 Keys to Power Consulting, or call toll-free, 800-441-5263.