Monday, November 5, 2012

GTAR Weekly Facts – November 5, 2012

Keybox Reminder
We fell back to Central Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. November 4, which means access for keyboxes is now 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (not 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.).

November 6, 2012
Remember to Vote!

The RPAC Trustees encourage you to exercise your individual right to vote on
November 6, 2012.  Click here for the Sample Tulsa County Ballot and County and State Questions. For more information on the County and State Questions click here. For information specific to SQ766 from OAR click here. Concerned about a proposed ordinance or issue in your area/city? Let us know by emailing

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.
2013 Annual Dues
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.
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!)
Hurricane Sandy Donations Urged
NAR President Moe Veissi is urging all NAR members to step up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to help those in need throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. "The loss of life attributed to the storm is heartrending," Veissi says. Share link to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation with your members. One hundred percent of donations go to help those in need; NAR covers all Foundation administration expenses. 

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.)
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 Ayers, 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 3-4
Broker in Charge Course
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
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!
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 President’s Banquet. You can also print a Reservation Form and fax it to 918-663-8815 or mail it with a check.
Web Seminar: 7 Keys to Power Consulting
The latest web seminar by the REALTORS® Land Institute looks at skills you need to be an effective consultant for your customers. Following is the registration link for the December 5 seminar, 7 Keys to Power Consulting, or call toll-free phone number, 800/441-5263.
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 (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 16, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Fusion 3 (Hands-on): Tuesday, November 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Basel III Would Hurt Home Ownership
Proposed Basel III international banking protocols will impose harsh capital requirements on residential and commercial mortgages, with particular negative consequences to first-time and minority home buyers, NAR says in comments.  
Be Cautious on Rules, NAR Tells Regulator
Poorly thought out regulations could reduce consumer access to credit, NAR tells the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in comments to the agency's five-year plan. NAR also says the agency should release rules in such a way that it minimizes the impact and confusion of its rules on the industry and on consumers.
Free Consumer Content: Expanding Home Storage
The latest free content for your websites, blogs, social media pages, and print resources from HouseLogic's REALTOR® Content Resource looks at expanding home storage