Monday, December 31, 2012

GTAR Weekly Facts – December 31, 2012

Monday, December 31: Office closes at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1: Office is closed all day
December 26 until January 2: Board Store Closed for Inventory
The GTAR/NORES Board Store will be closed for inventory Wednesday, December 26 until noon on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, so please plan ahead. This will not affect Key and KeyBox purchases.
2012 Annual Dues are LATE!
If dues are not paid by December 31, 2012, MLS services will be suspended and keys shut off on January 2, 2013. To reinstate will require a $40 reinstatement fee and new paperwork from the broker. REALTOR® dues and late fee are $504 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues and late fee are $474. You can pay by credit card online: Go to Main Menu on, click on the yellow View/Pay Bill bar, then click GTAR–Accounts Receivable, and follow instructions to pay. Payment can also be made by calling the GTAR/NORES office, 918-663-7500 or mailing to GTAR, P.O. Box 470603, Tulsa, OK  74147. After business hours you can drop payments in the mail slot located inside the front entrance foyer of the GTAR/NORES office.
Don’t Miss Out on the Celebration!
2013 GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet: 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.
GTAR Class Pass—Your Ticket to Learn in 2013!
The Class Pass was such a big success in 2012 that we are offering it again in 2013. GTAR's Class Pass GTAR's Class includes admission to the special REALTOR® Appreciation Day (RAD Conference) CE class with Patti Wood on Thursday, April 4, 2013, PLUS any and all regular GTAR CE classes offered during 2013—starting in January—for only $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.
January CE Classes at GTAR
Don’t wait until the end of your three-year licensing period to start working on your CE hours. As CE classes are scheduled, information and registration will be available on; from the main Member Services page, simply click the red Education bar.
(BRA) OK Broker Relationships: Monday, January 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Class Pass  Eligible)
(FHR) Fair Housing and Ethical Practices: Wednesday, January 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Class Pass  Eligible)
(HOT) NEW! Residential Contract Basics: Tuesday, January 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m., pending OREC approval (Class Pass  Eligible)
February 4-5
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. Register online at
GTAR/NORES Winter Weather Policy
We are in that time of year when the weather does not always work in our favor; therefore, GTAR/NORES has established the following inclement weather policy for all education classes at GTAR (CE, Computer, New Member Orientation, etc.): If Tulsa Public Schools are closed the day of a scheduled class due to hazardous driving conditions, the GTAR/NORES class is canceled. Depending on the type of class being canceled, the class will either be rescheduled for a future date or a full refund will be issued. In addition, for those of you who live outside the Tulsa area, if schools in your area are closed the day of class or you are uncomfortable making the drive, you can still receive a refund, but you MUST call or email us that day (day of the class). You cannot just be a “no show” and expect a refund. Please be sure to check one of the local news channels the night before and/or morning of a scheduled class for school closings.
You Can Take CE Classes Online Anytime!
GTAR is partnered with both McKissock Education and Barnes Real Estate School to offer you a variety of online continuing education classes to fulfill your OREC requirements. In addition to CE classes, McKissock offers a variety of classes for appraisers; Charles Barnes offers the 45 Hour Post License and 90 Hour Brokers License courses...AND, the 15 hour OREC required Broker in Charge course is now available online through Charles Barnes. So how does it work? Simply go to, click on the logos for either school, and follow the instructions. Any and all classes you take through McKissock and Charles Barnes are reported directly to OREC.
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 2 (Hands-on): Tuesday, January 8, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 3 (Hands-on): Thursday, January 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
November 2012 Home Sales Stats Now Available