Sustainability Resources

The Real Estate industry is one of the most environmentally damaging industries in the world accounting for:
30%
of total carbon dioxide
40%
of all energy
40%
of all raw materials
Our goal is to give you the resources you need to take sustainable action in improving, building, retrofitting and revamping your home. The impacts are real, the benefits significant, and the need critical. Join us in bringing sustainability home and creating a brighter future for all, starting with you.

Save money and do the world a favor!
Here's a list of Sustainability Initiatives in the area:

The Sustainable SITES Initiative

This tool provides guidelines and a rating system used to assess the sustainability of landscapes and suggests improvements.

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Pearl Certification

The Pearl certification can be earned based on a property's performance in the following categories: buidling shell, heating & cooling, baseload, home management, renewable energy and energy storage. There are 4 levels of certification all of which reflect highly on a home's performance, sustainability, and value.

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Save Energy With a Home Energy Audit

The Home Energy Check up by PE&G offers personalized, suggested improvements that can help you save energy and costs.

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Oklahoma FAQs

Is Oklahoma a judicial or non-judicial state?

Judicial

In a judicial foreclosure state, the lender must go through the court system in order to foreclose on a property. This process can be longer and more expensive for the lender compared to a non-judicial foreclosure.
In a judicial foreclosure state, the lender must go through the court system in order to foreclose on a property. This process can be longer and more expensive for the lender compared to a non-judicial foreclosure.

What is the process of closing on a property in Oklahoma?

Title companies, lenders, real estate agents, and attorneys may conduct closings. Conveyance is by warranty deed. Mortgages are the usual security instruments. Foreclosures may be by judicial action or by power of sale if properly allowed for in the security instrument. Oklahomans use ALTA policies and endorsements. Buyers and sellers share the closing costs, except that the buyer pays the lender’s policy premium, the seller pays the documentary transfer tax, and the lender pays the mortgage tax. Property taxes may be paid annually on or before the last day of the year or semi-annually by December 31st and March 31st.

Property Taxes in Oklahoma?

Annually before the last day of the year or semi-annually by December 31st and March 31st

In Oklahoma, does a property management company require a real estate broker's license?

YES. Key components of property management (leasing and renting) are considered real estate activities under existing Oklahoma real estate licensing laws. If a property manager is going to lease, rent, list, solicit for prospective tenants, solicit listings of places for rent or lease, or negotiate or attempt to negotiate to perform any of those acts, he or she will need a broker's license. A salesperson working under a broker may engage in such activities. There have been discussions in Oklahoma about creating a separate property management license; however, as of this writing, no formal proposals have been submitted.

Are there any exceptions to the requirement that a property manager have a broker's license in Oklahoma?

YES. For examples, owners and their salaried are generally exempt. For more information about these and other Oklahoma property management requirements and exceptions, please contact the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. Before hiring a property manager to manage your Oklahoma rental property, you should always check that he or she is licensed appropriately. You can check the license status of Oklahoma property managers using the state's Licensee Search webpage.

Do you need a broker's license to manage community associations in Oklahoma?

There is no requirement that a community association manager or condo association manager in Oklahoma hold a real estate broker's license.

Oklahoma Real Estate Broker Requirements

Title companies, lenders, real estate agents, and attorneys may conduct closings. Conveyance is by warranty deed. Mortgages are the usual security instruments. Foreclosures may be by judicial action or by power of sale if properly allowed for in the security instrument. Oklahomans use ALTA policies and endorsements. Buyers and sellers share the closing costs, except that the buyer pays the lender’s policy premium, the seller pays the documentary transfer tax, and the lender pays the mortgage tax. Property taxes may be paid annually on or before the last day of the year or semi-annually by December 31st and March 31st.

Oklahoma Real Estate Salesperson Requirements

Annually before the last day of the year or semi-annually by December 31st and March 31st

How do property ownership transfers work in Oklahoma?

Warranty deed

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