New Laws

Buyer Inducements & Marketing Clarifications: Talking Real Live at REignite 2019 Watch (or listen) to this episode of Talking Real for an in depth explanation of what you can, and can not do with the new buyer inducement and marketing clarification laws.   Jessica Hickok’s Post Outlining New Marketing Laws Can you give away a […]

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Ep 90: New Marketing Laws LIVE from REignite

This week we take a look at the new marketing laws going into effect Nov 1. We go through real life scenarios and marketing examples of what will be allowed in the new law and what will get you in hot water. This episode was recorded LIVE as part of a class for CE credit at the REignite Conference.

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Ep 86: The Evolving Communication Landscape: Live from Tulsa w/ Will & Josh

We were invited to Tulsa for their REALTOR® Appreciation Day to do a Talking Real LIVE! Will Gattenby and Josh Cockroft join Nabeel onstage to talk about the ever-changing landscape of communication and how you can evolve your strategy to stay relevant.

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Ep 85: New FHA Rules for Condos

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has some new rules when it comes to getting FHA backed mortgages for condos! These rules go into effect October 15th. Do you know how this will impact your clients? Plus, an Oklahoman, Kristy Payne is a finalist for the national Good Neighbor Award!

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LeadershipOAR Application

Go back to LeadershipOAR page We realize that this is a long application. If you would rather fill out a form and email it to us click here. Note: Your application will be incomplete without your $195 application fee. You can either pay the fee online or mail a check to: Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® ATTN: […]

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The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® has called a special membership meeting for August 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. to consider a change to the OAR bylaws concerning the size and makeup of the Board of Directors. WHAT: OAR Special Membership Meeting WHEN: Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Oklahoma Home Builders […]

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Ep 74: All About RPR w/ Veronica McManus

REALTORS® Property Resources’s (RPR) Industry Relations Director, Veronica McManus joins us all the way from Massachusetts. With over a BILLION data points, RPR provides a value to our members that is unparalleled. Listen to how you can put RPR’s data to work for you.

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Housing Foundation Helps Oklahomans In Need

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Housing Foundation (OHF), a non-profit organization created and sustained by the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®, has funds available to Oklahomans who have been impacted by recent storms in Oklahoma. “Whether you’re a homeowner whose property has been damaged or you’ve been displaced and need help paying a deposit for rent […]

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Ep 71: SB 915 – Remote Online Notary w/ Josh Cockroft

Josh Cockroft joins us again for a deep dive into another piece of legislation that was important to REALTORS®. Learn more about the future of notarization with SB 915 – the Remote Online Notary bill that was signed into law by Governor Stitt.

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Proud CEO Moment

This moment. This one: http://okrealtors.com/podcast/ep-68-sb-104-marketing-clarifications-w-josh-cockroft/ Listen to it. (And subscribe to it! More info below) Yes, it’s just a podcast. This one happens to be the 68th podcast Nabeel and Geoff have hosted and produced. But it’s also the 68th weekly Talking Real podcast… IN A ROW. Every week. Regardless of vacations, holidays, conferences and […]

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Ep 68: SB 104 – Marketing Clarifications w/ Josh Cockroft

Josh Cockroft joins us for a deeper dive into SB 104. The Marketing Clarification bill that was signed into law by Governor Stitt will go into effect November 1st. Learn about what changes are coming and how this might impact your business!

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Priority Legislation Update

Josh Cockroft OAR Senior Director of Government Affairs ***Update: SB915 has been sent to Governor Stitt Desk for action on May 2. **Update: Governor Stitt signed SB961 on Friday, April 26. *Update: Governor Stitt signed SB104 on Tuesday, April 16. The third reading deadline just passed, meaning we’re reaching the final days of the legislative […]

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Ep 65: Presidential Series: NW Oklahoma w/ Gwinn Wilson

Another installment of the Presidential Series with another special guest, Gwinn Wilson, 2019 Northwest Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® President. She joins us to talk about all things that are happening in her area and some great things NWOAR has been able to do with their placemaking grants and their foundation!

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Ep 64: The Value of CRS w/ Holli Woodward

Holli Woodward joins us this week to talk about how obtaining the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation impacted her career and why she has decided to run for the Residential Real Estate Council’s Fist Vice President. She talks about her passion and her motivation for real estate. 

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Ep 63: Presidential Series: OKC w/ Becky Karpe

OMG Becky you have to listen to this episode! The Presidential Series continues with another special guest, Becky Karpe, 2019 Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® President. She joins us to talk about all things that are happening in her area and some exciting things that she has planned for this year.

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Ep 61: Disruption Part 2 – FSBO

       For Sale By Owners (FSBOs). What does that mean to REALTORS®? We talk about the potential of disruption by FBSOs and how you can best prepare to fight it. Josh Cockroft also joins us for a legislative update and the status of bills we are tracking down at the Capitol. [1:40] Legislative […]

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Selling Homes Faster in 2019

Why is early 2019 a good time to consider listing your home for sale? Buyers are looking! The showing activity shot up the week before Christmas and minus the occasional bad weather day, continues to be busy. The old adage that serious buyers are looking in the winter months still rings true. They are ready […]

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Ep 57: Hitting Your (Trade)mark on Social Media

First, Josh Cockroft joins us for a legislative update and the status of bills we are tracking down at the Capitol. We then talk about the appropriate uses of the REALTOR® trademark on social media. Are you using the trademark correctly?

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Ep 55: Legislation 101 w/ Josh Cockroft

We are joined in the studio with OAR’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, Josh Cockroft. Josh’s gives us a great rundown of the recent Bill Reading day and what we can expect from the 2019 legislative session. We also touch on 3 important pieces of legislation that we have requested this year.

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Instant reaction: NAR’s Lawrence Yun on Case-Shiller

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to S&P/Case-Shiller release on November home prices: “The softening home price appreciation in the latest Case-Shiller index will continue in the upcoming months as housing inventory builds. But it is unlikely for the national median home price to actually decline given the housing shortage of moderately priced homes […]

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Ep 54: Presidential Series: Oklahoma with Lisa Weaver

The Presidential Series continues with a very special guest Lisa Weaver, 2019 OAR President. She joins us to talk about all things state. Her journey in NAR’s Leadership Academy and a look ahead at the exciting things planned for the state association in 2019.

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2019 Legislative Policy Agenda

Premise: Investment in real estate is an essential ingredient in the economic development of our state. The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) Legislative Agenda includes pro-economic development legislation aimed toward expanding existing and attracting new business, thereby increasing investment activity in real estate. The foundation upon which economic growth is based should be ad valorem […]

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50th Anniversary of the REALTOR Party

On May 7, 1968, The Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS formed the REPEC, the Real Estate Political Education Committee and was formally announced by NAR President on January 26, 1969. At the beginning, just 300 investors that invested $28,000. Today there are over 453,138 investors raising $9 Million on the federal […]

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Ep 53: OREC Contract Updates & Best of 2018 Smart Home Devices

The first LIVE episode for 2019! We cover the recent contract form updates from the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (some important information about Earnest Money in there) and then go over the best and most desired smart home devices from 2018.

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New Member Benefit from 3iG

3000 Insurance Group is pleased to announce several new Long Term Care services available to all OAR members. Members who register for LTCRplusSM will have access to the following services, if and when they need them: LTC FundingSM – Today, there are many life and annuity riders in addition to stand-alone Long Term Care Insurance […]

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Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® Expands Team

  Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) has announced the addition of two experienced policy and communication professionals to the association’s team. Josh Cockroft and Will Gattenby will help further OAR’s communication efforts and government relations as Senior Director of Government Affairs and Senior Director of Membership and Communications, respectively. “The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® is […]

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SPC Update: House and Senate Committee Chairs Filled

House Speaker Charles McCall has announced the standing House Committee chair and vice chair assignments and Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat has announced committee chair assignments for the 57th Legislature. The list of House leadership and committees are as follows: Administrative Rules: Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, Chair Rep. Denise Crosswhite-Hader, R-Piedmont, Vice Chair Agriculture […]

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2018 NAR Annual Conference Recap

The National Association of REALTORS® held their annual conference in Boston at the beginning of November. This year’s conference featured the first ever REALTOR® Relief Run that raised over $100,000 for the REALTOR® Relief Foundation and many local charities, a General Session with Actor and Entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg, and Exhibit Hall with hundreds of vendors from across the country. […]

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Ep 46: Building Client Value w/ Jilian Gardner

This week we talk about building client value with Edmond REALTOR® Jilian Gardner. She shares a some of her secrets and the importance of providing value with everything that you do. We chat a little about the impact association involvement has had on her business and end with our traditional, always entertaining, Rapid Fire Randomness.

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Christmas Around Oklahoma

Tune your car stereo to a favorite Christmas music station and meander through rows and rows of holiday cheer! Ardmore Name: Ardmore Festival of Lights Admission: Free Location: Ardmore Regional Park (2704 N. Rockford Rd. Ardmore, OK 73401) Dates: 11/28 – 12/30 This 1.5-mile drive through endless, vibrant Christmas lights is one of the largest holiday […]

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Ep 45: Healthy for the Holidays w/ Luke Tirey

Luke Tirey, Physical Culturist and Owner of Green Strength joins us this week for a discussion on health and well being. He offers some great practical advice for staying healthy during the holidays and beyond. The road to wellness doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming.

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4 Misconceptions That Prevent Home Buyers

There are many things that might prevent someone from buying a home. It could be that they aren’t ready to own a home, don’t know where they want to live – the list goes on. One thing that shouldn’t hold them back though are misconceptions. Let’s clear some of those up right now. “I need […]

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Ep 42: NAR Annual w/ Stephanie & Robin

Stephanie Carter & Robin Johnson join us this week from Boston where we were attending the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference. Stephanie is the Association Executive (AE) of the Edmond Board of REALTORS® and Robin is the AE of the Norman Board of REALTORS®. We talk abut some key takeaways and what they found most useful at the conference this year.

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Ep 41: Smart Homes & Myths (LIVE)

A special Halloween Facebook Live episode. We talk about Myths surrounding the home buying process and things that keep buyers from potentially entering the market. Also, some smart home tech that works well without a subscription. Plus a special battle of facts edition for Halloween!

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2019 Committee Appointments

Jill Graumann [Chair] Debbie Lynn Benton [Vice Chair] Kathy Givens Carolyn House Janiece Vinson Victoria Foutch Wesley Johnston Penny Klein Tony Marbell Claudette Thornton Julie Smith [Chair] Axay Parekh [Vice Chair] Amy Bladow Bryan Sheppard Kieth Gasaway Brett Creager Audra Montgomery Lisa Weaver Kathy Fowler Johannes Revenboer [Chair] Grady Carter [Vice Chair] Axay Parekh Gary Griffith LaDonna Bryce Tony […]

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Ep 38: Importance of Pricing w/ Brian Preston

Brian Preston joins us in the studio this week. Brian is a REALTOR® in Edmond, and is famous for his analytical report – The Preston Report – that he releases. Brian talks about the importance of pricing and how sometimes you can get a lot less while trying to make a little more. He also talks about what he considers and how he advises clients while pricing their houses.

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