Monday, February 4, 2013

GTAR Weekly Facts – February 4, 2013

Updated Contract Forms
The following forms have been updated in ZipForm and on
Added to Farm & Ranch:
S108 Farm, Ranch & Recreational Land Contract
S800 Exhibit A
S802 Exhibit B
S810 Farm, Ranch & Recreational Land Conventional Loan
S820 Accessories
S822 Removal of Livestock
S824 Legal Description
Added to Residential:
A202 GTAR Conventional
A204 GTAR FHA Loan Financial
A205 GTAR VA Loan Financial
A206 GTAR USDA Rural Housing Loan
Added to Commercial:
S110 Commercial Improved
S112 Commercial Land
S330 Commercial Financing
S205 (blank supplemental), 210 (Notice of TRR), 215 (Notice of Cancellation), 216 (Release of Contract) from the GTARRES library
A216 "As Built" Survey Supplemental Agreement
A221 Financing Supplemental Agreement
A227 Contract for Sale Addendum
A2271B Contract for Sale Addendum (2 page)
A109 Standard Commercial Improved Abstract
A110 Standard Commercial Improved (Title)
A111 Standard Land (Abstract)
A112 Standard Land (Title) 
Congratulations 2012 GTAR Award Winners!
Sales Associate of the Year – Axay Parekh, Keller Williams Realty
REALTOR® of the Year – Allen Stout, OklaHomes Realty, Inc.
Committee Chairperson of the Year – Gordon Everage, McGraw, REALTORS® (Urban Affairs)
Party Pics: 2013 GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet
Over 425 GTAR members attended the annual banquet on January 24 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Relive it or see what you missed—courtesy of Obeo— Thank you 2013 Banquet Sponsors for making this event possible.
2013 Real Estate Planners Available in GTAR Board Store
Prices range from $19.95 to $39.95. If you want one, don’t wait or you may miss out!
THIS WEEK! 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.
February 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.
MLS Made Easy for Appraisers/REALTORS®: Tuesday, February 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m., elective CE OREC and OREAB (Class Pass  Eligible)
This course will provide practical applications for both appraisers and real estate professionals to use to maximize functionality of the NORES MLS system (Fusion) in conjunction with their business. Click Here for Class Details
Working in Historic Neighborhoods: Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m., elective CE (Class Pass  Eligible)
Become a historic house specialist! In this encore presentation, members of the Tulsa Preservation Commission will provide you with the tools and information you need to be successful in Tulsa’s historic neighborhoods market. You will leave the class armed with the essential information that your prospective clients need to know about the value of owning and selling historic properties. This presentation will include the new HP zoning designation in process in Maple Ridge! Click Here for Class Details
The New Mortgage Process: A Lender/REALTOR® Partnership: Wednesday, February 20, 9:00 .m.-12:00 p.m., req. HOT CE (Class Pass  Eligible)
The purpose of this course is to define the massive changes to the mortgage industry and its processes over the last few years; highlight the importance of understanding the challenges; and define problems and potential solutions. Click Here for Class Details
GTAR Class Pass—Your Ticket to Learn 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.
March 6
Don’t Let the Future Just Happen!
You may have the next big idea, and we want you to join us at REThink: The Future of Real Estate! GTAR has partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® Strategic Planning Committee to host this event, specifically designed to encourage dialogue and to open minds about thinking big for our future. We believe this is the best way to determine what the future holds for us, and, more importantly, how we would like to shape the future for our industry. Along with your fellow thought leaders, we will be diving into several scenarios describing multiple future worlds, exploring and discussing insights and implications for you, your business, our industry, and beyond. Register today to join the conversation. Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel; breakfast will be provided. This FREE event is open to ALL GTAR members. For more information and to register: Log on to; from the Main Menu, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes.
February 26-27
CRS 201: Listing Strategies
Presented by OK CRS with instructor Jackie Leavenworth, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at OKCMAR (3131 Northwest Expressway, OKC). Learn how to use your MLS to create pricing visuals that will prepare the sellers to position their homes to sell quickly, and much more. To register, contact Genie Vinson at 405-354-6233. Click Here for more information
Learn About Tax Issues, 1031 Exchanges, Land Brokerage
February "no-travel" classes from the REALTORS® Land Institute look at tax deferred 1031 exchanges and how to tap into the agriculture land market. Under these no-travel "hybrid" courses, you can participate online and in optional instructor-led conference calls. More info is online  or by calling 800/441-5263. Also, recording of "Current Tax Issues," a webinar presented by Mark Levine, is available for a fee.
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.
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 is $110.00 plus tax, and it is 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 inventoryWe have a limited number of iBoxes for sale at the current price of $90.00 plus tax. As of February 1, we 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). 
February 25
TulsaRealtors WebMail (Ipswitch) Upgrade/Maintenance
TulsaRealtors WebMail (Ipswitch) is getting an upgrade on February 25. You may experience some downtime starting around 9:00 p.m. to midnight on that day. Some maintenance may cause downtime into early morning on February 26. If you are still using TulsaRealtors WebMail, please plan accordingly. The WebMail program will get a new look and some much needed maintenance.
Not using your TulsaRealtors email address? Consider forwarding or canceling your TulsaRealtors email address.
To Forward: Go to and log in.
Click on Preferences on the lower left.
Type in your forwarding address in the space for forwarding; click Save on the upper left.
To cancel your email, contact GTAR at 918-663-7500, or email

February: 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 1 (Hands-on): Tuesday, February 5, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 2 (Hands-on): Thursday, February 7, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 3 (Hands-on): Wednesday, February 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Registration Now Open!
2013 Greater Tulsa Commercial Market Update
Presented by GTAR’s REALTORS® Commercial Alliance: Wednesday, March 13: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel. Enjoy a buffet breakfast while brokers from area companies provide an in-depth review of activity in each commercial market segment—office, retail, industrial, land/development, and multi-family—over the last year, as well as a forecast for the coming year to help identify trends and determine growth areas. In addition, certain segments will feature an owner/investor who will highlight one specific project, either just completed or currently in development, and discuss why the Tulsa area was chosen, as well as why the specific property or building was chosen to buy, lease or develop. The program will conclude with the announcement of GTAR’s 2012 Commercial REALTOR® of the Year. GTAR members: Take advantage of early-bird savings! Pay only $40 through March 1; after, price is $60; non-member price is: $60. For more information and to register: Log on to; from the Main Menu, click the red Education bar, then click Register for Classes.
NAR Launches Privacy Education Page
NAR has created a one-stop resource to help you learn about protecting the privacy and security of your customers' information. You'll find step-by-step guides on identifying, securing, and disposing of sensitive data, and will have access to NAR's Privacy and Data Security Toolkit, which contains model privacy, data security and data retention policies. Additional resources will be added throughout the year.
Free Consumer Content: Getting to Closing
The latest free content for your websites, blogs, social media pages, and print resources from HouseLogic's REALTOR® Content Resource looks at how to get sellers across the finish line in 2013. 
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.
John Rupe, Jr., NAI Petrous, LLC (Second Publication)