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State Encourages Over 23,600 Real Estate Licensees
to Renew Online, Avoid the Paper Process

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – August 22, 2008 – Oklahoma real estate licensees handle paper daily in real estate transactions with buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords. Renewing their license is often viewed as another cumbersome paper process they must manage. Real estate licensees now have an easy way to renew their licenses, thanks to an online renewal service offered by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC). The online renewal service provides more than 23,600 individuals with convenience available through their Web site at http://www.orecrenewal.ok.gov

"In this information age, we are pleased to be able to provide business-friendly technology to real estate licensees," said Anne Woody, OREC’s executive director. “Eliminating paper and reducing the time it takes to renew a license just makes sense for our customers and state government as a whole.” 

In its second year of service, OREC expects adoption to rise as licensees see the benefits of renewing in a secure online environment. Licensees can log in 24/7 and complete the renewal in about 5 minutes, much faster than taking pen to paper, finding an envelope, and mailing the renewal to OREC. Licensees have the option of renewing their license with Electronic Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. A printable license verification and receipt of payment is also available at the end of the renewal process. In addition to renewing online, the system enables real estate licensees to keep track of continuing education hours, and keep their personal contact information current with OREC. 

The online license renewal service is a product of a partnership between OREC and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV)

About the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission
The mission of the OREC is to safeguard the public interest and provide quality services by assisting and providing resources; encouraging and requiring high standards of knowledge and ethical practices of licensees; investigating and sanctioning licensed activities; and through the prosecution of any unlicensed person who violates the Oklahoma License Code and Rules. Additional information is available at http://www.orec.ok.gov.

About OK.gov
OK.gov (http://www.OK.gov) built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and partners with state and local entities to bring new government services online. OK.gov is managed by the Oklahoma Office of State Finance and eGovernment firm NIC Inc.

About NIC
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online.  NIC provides eGovernment solutions for over 2,900 state and local agencies that serve more than 69 million people in the United States.  Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.  

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