Monday, April 1, 2013

GTAR Weekly Facts – April 1, 2013

Wednesday, April 3
Cloud CMA Demos at GTAR
Join us at GTAR for this special event and see why tens of thousands are using Cloud CMA to deliver high impact, eye catching reports with data right from your MLS! Cloud CMA is a proud product partner of GTAR, and is among the most exciting technology products for real estate in 2013. Cloud CMA uses your MLS data and blends it with community and lifestyle information from multiple data sources on the Internet to create custom MLS reports for buyers, sellers, and prospects. These live demos are FREE to GTAR members, and will cover the many aspects of creating a winning CMA, as well as awesome Buyer Tour Reports, Property Reports and flyers in seconds. Click Here to Register
Thursday, April 4
REALTOR® Appreciation Day at UMAC!
Start your day with a very special CE class being taught by body language expert Patti Wood: Success Signals in Selling: Body Language and Sales Techniques, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; OREC approved for 3 hour elective CE credit. Called “The Gold Standard of Body Language Experts” by the Washington Post, and credited in the New York Times with bringing body language to the national consciousness, Patti Wood is a true expert, and SO much fun!
Cost for GTAR members is only $25—but don’t wait to register—we expect this class to sell out! If you purchase a GTAR Class Pass, the cost is included (see details below.) After class, head over to the gymnasium for the annual free Trade Show brought to you by our wonderful affiliate members. Visit lots of booths filled with information and services, while enjoying free food, and as usual, there will be tons of door prizes given away during the show. The Trade Show is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (You do not have to attend class to attend the Trade Show!)
Thursday: April 4
GTAR/NORES Office CLOSED During RAD Trade Show
Our office will be closed Thursday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for the Trade Show at UMAC. Come out and visit us at our booth!
April 20-21
National Open House Weekend
Look for details on our Facebook page, and in the April GTAR World newsletter out April 1.
April is Fair Housing Month
April 2013 marks the 45th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property. For more information and resources, click here.
There’s Still Time to Buy a GTAR Class Pass
GTAR's Class Pass 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 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.
Wednesday, April 10
Be Prepared! Listing and Buyer Presentations
Lori Morgan will be teaching Don't be Listless! The Listing Presentation, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Working with Buyers: A Planned Approach, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Each class is OREC approved for 3 hours elective CE credit. For more information and to register, go to Class Pass Holders: Register by emailing or calling 918-663-7500.
Upcoming 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. If you are a Class Pass Holder, please register for Class Pass eligible classes by emailing or calling 918-663-7500.
April 4: Success Signals in Selling, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at UMAC, Patti Wood; elec. CE (REALTOR® Appreciation Day)
April 10: Don’t Be Listless! The Listing Presentation, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Lori Morgan; elec. CE (Class Pass Eligible)
April 10: Working with Buyers: A Planned Approach, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Lori Morgan; elec. CE (Class Pass Eligible)
April 18: REALTOR® Ethics, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Kathryn Jones; req. PSC CE; no cost
April 24: FAIR is Not Just Another Four-letter Word, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Kathryn Jones; req. FHR CE (Class Pass Eligible)
April 29: OK Broker Relationships, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Joyce Painter; req. BRA; no cost (courtesy of OAR)
Are You in the Mood for Love? 
Experience Art in Tulsa at The Philbrook Museum May 23. Details coming soon!

Effective Today, April 1, Key Pricing will be as Follows
Display Key: $35.25; this is the basic quarterly user fee for all agents who have a key. Ekey Basic, $31.35; additional quarterly charge ($66.60 per quarter). Ekey Professional, $61.35; additional quarterly charge ($96.60 per quarter). These prices will be billed quarterly with your MLS quarterly user fee. User Fee and Display Key:  $110.25 quarterly; User Fee and Ekey Basic: $141.60 quarterly; User Fee and Ekey Professional: $171.60 quarterly.
February 2013 Home Sales Stats Now Available
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, April 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Fusion 1 (Hands-on): Tuesday, April 9, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 2 (Hands-on): Thursday, April 11, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Fusion 3 (Hands-on): Tuesday, April 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Realist Tax System: Wednesday, April 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10
REALTOR® Day at the Capitol
Presented by OAR: 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in OKC: Watch the legislature in action; personally thank your legislators; share your views on the bills on which they will be voting; enjoy an ice cream treat in the rotunda. Show the Political Power of Oklahoma REALTORS®! Bring some friends, and we'll see you at the Capitol! Register by April 3.  Click Here to Register
Rural Housing Eligibility Extended
Congress protected 900 rural communities from losing eligibility for affordable Rural Housing Service loans by extending the definition of rural communities. The communities were at risk of losing eligibility because of changing population since the last 10-year Census. The extended definition is part of the big continuing resolution Congress passed to keep the government funded in the absence of a budget.  NAR has been championing the rural community definition for some time.
Home Sales Continue to Rise in February
February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway in the housing sector, NAR says. Sales have been above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months, while prices show 12 consecutive months of year-over-year increases. Video and press release.
Free Consumer Content: 37 Ideas for Best-Ever Garden
The latest free content for your websites, blogs, social media pages, and print resources from HouseLogic's REALTOR® Content Resource looks at 37 ideas for your best garden ever
Celebrating Code of Ethics Centennial
The year 2013 marks the centennial of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®. Features from REALTOR® Magazine highlight the Code's history in words and pictures. Take a look at the original 1913 Code of Ethics and other world events from that year.
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.
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SunWest Mortgage Company, Inc., Designated Individual Stephen Taylor (Second Publication)