Monday, January 7, 2013

GTAR Weekly Facts – January 7, 2013

Let the Good Times Roll!
2013 GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet: Seated dinner Thursday, January 24, 12:00 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel. Join us in honoring our incoming GTAR President Susan Beach, and NORES President Julie Tetsworth, outgoing presidents, officers, and 2012 award winners. Cost is $25 per person. 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. (Don’t miss the celebration—Deadline for reservations is Friday, January 18!)
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
Friday, February 8
Give Yourself a Raise!
Attend Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the GTAR Training Center. Join us for this easy to learn, fun to
apply, and FREE educational seminar presented by Bradford and Company, Inc.
Many of us assume our accountants take care of our taxes...but forget that WE are the ones giving them the numbers and records they are using to prepare our tax return. This seminar will help identify between $2,500 and $27,000 in NEW deductions that can be used right away to pocket thousands in tax savings. These deductions are based in tax LAW, but presented in simple English that all of us can easily understand. This non-CE credit seminar is free but registration is required. For more details and online registration: log on to; from the Main Menu, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes
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.
Effective February 1, 2013, NORES will Begin Selling the New iBox BT Keybox
iBox BT is equipped with both Bluetooth® and infrared technologies. Supra's infrared keys—the ActiveKEY and DisplayKEY—also communicate with the iBox BT. The price per box will be $110.00 plus tax, and it will be a warranted product. Although we will not be doing a keybox exchange at this time, we will be “phasing in” the new iBox BT keyboxes with the current member inventory prior to an exchange. We have a limited number of iBoxes for sale at the current price of $90.00 plus tax. After February 1, we will no longer sell the iBox keybox, but will continue to honor the warranty.  If you have a bad/broken iBox, it will be replaced with another iBox (not an iBox BT). 
November 2012 Home Sales Stats Now Available
Get Your Nominations in for GTAR’s 2012 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year
Do you know a Commercial REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® who promotes the interest of the commercial real estate profession, the community, and their clients and customers? Nominate him/her for Commercial REALTOR® of the Year; it’s easy and almost anyone can do it (no self nominations are allowed). The winner will be announced at the GTAR Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update, March 13 at the Tulsa Renaissance. Fill-in nomination forms are available online at or Click Here. Deadline to submit completed forms to GTAR is January 31, 2013.
March 13—Save the Date!
2013 Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel. Details and registration coming soon!
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.
Jamie Parchman, associated with Katie Cantrell Realty (First Publication)
Judy Snow, Judy Snow Real Estate Services (First Publication)