Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS®
dba: COCAR™
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REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) - Commercial 

RPR - Commercial (powered by ESRI) provides a one stop shop for Comprehensive data, powerful analytics, and dynamic reports for both real estate licensees and appraisers.

Xceligent and ClientLook interface with RPR

Benefits of Commercial REALTOR® Membership

NAR Resources for
Commercial Real Estate

zipForms®, by ZipLogic

As a REALTOR® benefit, the  document management system, zipForm Plus®, will be available to all REALTOR® members by the first part of 2016. We will be licensing our forms and contracts to zipLogix, OREC already licenses their forms to zipLogic. Expanded zipLogix tools for brokers will be available at discounted prices. For more information go to http://www.realtor.org/forms.

To order zipForm® go to www.zipform.com/order/order.asp and click on Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®  

Other Resources - NAR 

Other Resources - OAR 

  • OAR - REALTOR Benefits® (Success Partners) including: Constant Contact, Office Max/Office Depot, Pearl E&O Insurance
  • Ethics and arbitration support
  • Legal Action Fund:  a special fund to defray costs incurred by legal counsel representing the state association, a local association, or individual member, provided such issues are of importance to the entire real estate industry
  • Legislative efforts and unified action

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Needs and Wants Luncheons

Risk is inevitable when dealing with property development. Social Networking is but one tool that a developers might use to increase knowledge and mitigate risk.  We will be offering regularly scheduled, once a quarter, networking events with  a "needs and wants' component.  For further information, please call the Joe Ramsey or click on the Needs & Wants tab above

  
   

Contracts & Forms and Market Data

Standardized contracts and forms help speed the process of closing the transaction.  We will supplement forms supplied by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission; let us know if you have any suggestions for commercial contract or forms. As a REALTOR® benefit, members will have access to ZipForms, a document management system that will be used to allow member access to our forms.  REALTOR® members will also have access to RPR Commercial, a  comprehensive source for commercial market data and demographics. 

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Our Contract and Forms Committee manages our contracts with ZipForms and RPR Commercial.  If you would like to be a member of the committee, or for further information, please contact us.   

  

Save the Date:

Commercial Real Estate Summit ™

Oklahoma's annual spring, dealmaking, networking, continuing education event

Date: March 30, 2017

Place: Nigh University Center at the 
               University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Click on Summit or go to www.cresummit.com for more information.

Save the Date:

Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate Forum?

an annual fall, advocacy, solutions oriented, problem solving event. This year's topic:
         Municipial Funding

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Place: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association
               420 E Britton Rd / Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Click on OK-Forum for more information.

Profession and Ethics:

"A profession is a disciplined group of individuals who adhere to ethical standards. This group positions itself as possessing special knowledge and skills in a widely recognised body of learning derived from research, education and training at a high level, and is recognised by the public as such. A profession is also prepared to apply this knowledge and exercise these skills in the interest of others."

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Click for information about the NAR Code of Ethics.  There is also information about the Revamped Online Code of Ethics Training.  

What is a Commercial Overlay Board?

    In 1992, the NAR defined a Commercial Overlay Board (COB) as a Local Board that "coexists and shares (overlays) geographic jurisdiction with one or more REALTOR® associations, in order to better serve members in a commercial market area.  At the same time, the territory currently assigned to existing associations remains intact as well as their right and obligation to provide services to their members.  NAR further states "Commercial Real Estate is defined as any property except property with one to four residential units or condominiums, townhouses, manufactured homes, or individual homes which are sold individually, even though there are part of a larger group."

          COCAR is chartered by NAR as a Commercial Overlay Board.  Our intent is to provide commercial members with high-level commercial education, legislative advocacy and networking; our target market is commercial licensees who are not current REALTOR® members of NAR, OAR, or a Local Board.  Residential or resi-mercial REALTORS® will be welcome to join as secondary members, if they desire.  We do not intent to duplicate or overlap services provided by the local board; we will not operate an MLS.

REALTOR® Members of the Commercial Overlay Board may separately join MLSOK.com,
to access the OKC Metro's Multiple Listing Service (MLS) subject to their rules and
regulations ( http://www.okcmar.org/broker-managing-appraiser)

  • The Commercial Overlay Board will not be providing services for residential licensees. Therefore, for primarily residential licensees, we suggest joining  a residential Local Board as a Primary Board and the COB as a Secondary Board.  We suggest the following residential Local Boards with whom we currently have overlay agreements:
  • A Commercial REALTOR® from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, or Arkansas who does business in Oklahoma may join the COB as a Secondary Member.
  • Institute Affiliate Member - as a member of the commercial national professional real estate organizations, CCIM, SIOR, IREM, CRE and REALTORS® Land Institute, you are also (with no extra fees) an Institute Affiliate member of NAR, OAR, and a Local Board of your choice.  An Institute Affiliate only member may not use the REALTOR® logo, join an MLS, and there are some committees / offices on which only REALTOR® members may serve.
  • Affiliate Members - Any Commercial Real Estate industry professional and are not REALTOR® members

See the Membership page for more information.

Town & Gown Breakfast

To help Real Estate Brokers and other professionals become acquaint students in the UCO Real Estate Program with potential internship opportunities, we sponsor a Town & Gown event each spring and fall semester.  We also provide CE Credit for Real Estate License Renewal and raise funds for the UCO Real Estate Program and Scholarships

For further information contact Dr. David Chapman or click the  Town & Gown tab above