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Dates to Note:

Nov. 8-9
Broker in Charge

Nov. 11-14
NAR REALTORS® Conference & Trade Expo

Nov. 15
Deadline for LeadershipOAR Applications

Nov. 16-17
GRI 302


Feb. 8-9
OAR Leadership Development Conference

Apr. 11
REALTOR® Day at the Capitol (tentative)

Oct. 17-18
OAR Education Conference & Trade Show - Tulsa


AE Reminders

  • Mark your calendars for the AE retreat scheduled May 3-4, 2012. Location to be determined. More information coming soon.

  • Need leadership development for your 2012 volunteers? OAR is happy to provide you with a 2-hour workshop for your incoming leaders, including committee chairs and vice-chairs if you wish, to go over the responsibilities and opportunities that come with a leadership role. No charge; just check with Sabrina Tyree for available dates!

  • OAR leaders and staff are happy to come to your meetings and talk about all the programs and activities happening at OAR and what your members can do to be involved. To set this up, please contact Sabrina Tyree.

  • All REALTORS®, regardless of their area of expertise, must take a minimum of 2.5 hours of REALTOR® ethics training by December 31, 2012. Click here for more information.

  • Send OAR your meetings and events. We would love to promote them on the online calendar.

  • Need to know when OREC's classes are? Click here.

  • Don't forget to check the AE Resources Page for new flyers, essential documents, important dates and other AE tools.


OAR Happenings and Other News

OAR's 2012 Officers Named

President: David Momper, Tulsa
President-Elect: Joe Pryor, Edmond
Treasurer: Mary Terry, Ada
Secretary: Kacy Bell, Tulsa
District 1 Vice President: Kathy Fowler, Enid
District 2 Vice President:
Debbie Lynn Benton, Duncan
District 3 Vice President: Jerry Boston, Ardmore
District 4 Vice President:
Angie Tyler, Bartlesville
District 5 Vice President: Chuck Harris, Oklahoma City
District 6 Vice President:
Bijan Babollah, Oklahoma City


Congrats, Lee Roy!

Lee Roy Kalka, Cushing Board of REALTORS® Association Executive, was named the 2012 AE Institute Scholarship winner.



OAR Welcomes New Staff Member

OAR has a new Vice President of Marketing, Steve Reese, who rejoined the staff on Oct. 17 following the departure of Beth Burke. Steve worked with OAR in the past, and we’re happy to welcome him back. You can contact Steve at Steve@OklahomaRealtors.com.



This Week at OAR

The OAR Contracts Committee meets this week to begin discussion of our current arrangement with ZipLogix, the creators of zipForm®6, looking in particular at how we might address declining usage of the program. The Broker Relationships Task Force also meets this week to continue their work on refining and clarifying the terms of the Broker Relationships Act. For more information on either committee, contact Charla Slabotsky.



Broker in Charge Class This Month

Calling all brokers — we are now offering the much-requested Broker in Charge course on November 8-9 at the OAR building. This course will feature instructor Joyce Painter, and will be a great time to talk about issues and questions your members face as brokers.


For more information click here.



GRI 302 to Offer HOT Topic in November

The GRI 302 class will be held November 16-17. Day One starts with At Home with Diversity with instructor Pat Strong. Day Two will finish GRI 302 with the ABR® elective Short Sales & Foreclosures with Peggy Santmyer. Your members won't want to miss these popular topics. Click here for more information.



NAR Hosts AE YPN Meet-up

An informal AE YPN Meet-up will be held Saturday, November 12, 2:00–3:45 p.m. during the Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. This meet-up will provide younger generation AEs an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas. See the complete AE conference schedule here.


And while in Anaheim for the NAR Conference, you’re invited…

Oklahoma Reception
Anaheim Marriott (Room TBA)
Friday, November 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.

You and everyone attending from your board are invited to this reception.


Also, stop by the Region IX Caucus:
Anaheim Marriott (Platinum 5)
Sunday, November 13

4:00-5:30 p.m.


We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim!



Key Issues at NAR Board Meeting

A summary of key issues coming before the NAR Board of Directors has been published. Among these are whether we should rescind the “franchisor display” provisions of the IDX policy entirely or seek different ways to enhance the policy, and clarification of the word “competitor” used in Article 15 of the Code of Ethics. Along with the summary is an audio version recorded by President Ron Phipps.



NAR Committee Appointments Made

29 NAR Committee appointments from Oklahoma have been made for 2012. To view the list, click here.



2011 Five-Point Housing Solutions Plan

Recently NAR participated in New Solutions for America’s Housing Crisis, a conference hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute and Economic Policies for the 21st Century (e-21) two well-respected policy think tanks.

The conference brought together policy leaders, industry representatives, Members of Congress, thought leaders and the media to present ideas and make actionable recommendations intended to stimulate the growth necessary for a sustained recovery in housing and extend an ensuing positive effect on job creation and the broader economy. NAR has endorsed many of the bipartisan ideas and recommendations that came out of the meeting and has urged Congress and the Administration to undertake their consideration promptly.

Please visit Realtor.org/housingsolutions for details about the proposal, copies of the letters NAR has sent and links to Progressive Policy Institute and Economic Policies for the 21st Century (e-21).



Thoughts from the OAR Staff on Member Value

“Just as consumers value REALTORS® for guidance and service, at OAR we are here to support you. Your Association is committed to monitoring potential issues and adjusting our navigation through lobbying the legislature and making up-to-date education available. Last spring we sponsored two significant bills through the legislature. One allows licensees to use digital signatures with real estate contracts and the other relieves your liability when talking about property size figures obtained from third parties. We continually offer varied professional development opportunities that strengthen your career. Right now as short sales and foreclosures are on the radar, November’s GRI features a specialty course to help you guide consumers in this segment of the market.

If there’s something we’re doing—or not doing—and you’d like to tell us about it, feel free to call or e-mail me.”

Steve Reese, Vice President of Marketing



Hope White
Oklahoma City
David Momper
Pam Barton-Stober
Midwest City
Mary Terry