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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Ep 52: Presidential Series: Edmond w/ Patrick Arie

The first installment of the Talking Real Presidential Series. Patrick Arie, 2019 president of the Edmond Board of REALTORS® joins us to talk about things happening in Edmond, and what is planned for the upcoming year.

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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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Ep 37: Lessons, Successes & Tips w/ Audra Montgomery

Audra Montgomery joins us in the studio this week. Audra is a REALTOR® in Edmond, a member of the class of 2018 in OAR’s Leadership Academy, a 2018 Community Rockstar, and someone who goes above and beyond in helping others, whether it be to find their next home or to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Audra shares her journey as a Realtor and some lessons she has learned along the way.

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Pending Home Sales Dip 1.8 Percent in August

Pending home sales fell slightly in August and have now decreased on an annual basis for eight straight months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,  a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.8 percent to 104.2 in August from 106.1 in July. With last month’s decline, contract signings […]

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Ep 36: Keep Calm & Protect Yourself w/ Jenn Cassetta

Jennifer Cassetta, self defense expert and third degree black belt in Hapkido joins us this week to wrap up REALTOR® Safety Month. We talk about how everyone can better protect themselves – The ABC’s of self defense and the first step is Awareness.

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Ep 35: The REALTOR® Survival Kit (LIVE)

Another special LIVE episode! We share advice from our listeners about the importance of being prepared in different situations, from listing appointments to what happens when you are caught in an uncomfortable situation. Always have a plan and be prepared!

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Realtors Release 2018 Member Safety Report

As a part of Realtor® Safety Month, the National Association of Realtors® released its 2018 Member Safety Report, which surveyed over 3,000 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences and the safety procedures they follow. The report found that nearly a […]

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Ep 34: Investigations & Complaints, oh my!

Sherry Kueffler, chief investigator at the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission joins us this week to talk about the investigations process. We talk about what happens when a complaint is filed against you and why your first reaction should not be one of panic!

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Ep 33: Run-Offs & Realtor Safety

September is REALTOR® Safety Month! This month we cover every aspect of your safety, from personal and physical to business and financial safety. We touch upon the topic of gun safety and concealed carry, recap the big election night in Oklahoma (run-offs) and end the episode with a great cautionary tale of an investigation that Geoff and Sherry were involved in.

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SLA Update: National Political News FYI – Kavanaugh confirmation hearing set

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. The hearing will last three to four days with the timeline outlined by U.S. Senate Leadership of giving the high court seat to President Trump’s pick before the early October term. The Judiciary panel is expected to complete Kavanaugh’s consideration […]

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Ep 31: Elevate Your Style with Home Staging w/ Nicole Glenn

Nicole Glenn owner of Green Door Staging joins us this week to talk about Home Staging. She gives some great tips and insights in how staging helps everyone involved, buyers, sellers and Realtors! Some great takeaways on what you can look out for and tips for the DIYers!

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NAR Introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness

The National Association of Realtors® is proud to introduce the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new resource designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of Realtors® – members of the National Association of Realtors®. This comprehensive program includes education materials and resources for wealth building, business planning and investing in real estate. […]

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Proposed Bylaws Changes

It is that time of year again to review and update our Bylaws for the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®. Read the proposed bylaws changes (that includes each change rationale): Please contact Jessica Hickok with any questions or concerns at We will be voting on this at our annual membership meeting, that will be immediately following […]

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SLA Update: Runoffs on Aug. 28

The Aug. 28 runoff elections will decide the final slate of candidates for the Nov. 6 general election. Runoffs are scheduled on the Republican side for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor and inspector, state superintendent of education and labor commissioner as well as the Democratic seat on the Corporate Commission and the Libertarian nominee […]

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2019 Slate of Officers & Directors

The 2019 Slate of Officers & Directors is now available: Please contact Jessica Hickok with any questions or concerns at Please join us for the election at our Annual Membership Meeting, immediately following the Board of Directors Meeting, held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Sheraton Hotel Downtown OKC (1 N Broadway Ave, […]

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Ep 29: So the Inspection Didn’t Go Well…Now What? (LIVE)

A special LIVE episode! We cover what happens when an inspection doesn’t go to plan and what options the buyer (and seller) have, TRRs and numerous scenarios that might present themselves during this process. We also take questions live on air from our Facebook audience.

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Instant Reaction: July Jobs Report

The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in July: The economy is rolling along and jobs are being created. Though the latest monthly net new job gains of 157,000 is a bit light compared to recent past months, the one-year total […]

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