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Education Schedule

Education is now included with your GCAR membership.

GCAR’s school, The Real Estate Professionals’ Institute is pleased to offer a skill-building calendar that will increase your knowledge and drive up your business! You can take continuing education courses, designations, and seminars free of charge!

Classes are offered in Saratoga, Malta, Schenectady, and Troy, as well as our training room in Albany. If we offer the class, we’ll track it for you too. All the classes you take through GCAR are recorded in the ‘class history’ section of your membership file. Log in to the GCAR membership portal, click on class history, and you can see all the classes and credits you have taken.

Class Cancellation Policy: Cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No shows are charged a $25 cancellation fee.

To cancel your class registration, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to Member Services

  2. Enter your Login ID (the same # used to log into Paragon) & Password (initially the word ‘password’ until you change it)

  3. Under Personal Services, click on ‘Your Education History’

  4. Then click on ‘Classes You are registered for’

  5. On the right side of the page you’ll see a cancellation link, click it.

  6. Then click ‘Submit Cancellation.’ There is a ten-second delay before it notes that you have canceled

  7. If you don’t see a cancellation link then you are within the 24 hour period where you need to pay the $25 cancellation fee

How to be added to a class waitlist: Call GCAR reception at 518-464-0191 and ask to be added to a class waitlist.

Too many class receipts when signing up?  No need to call, the database only recognizes you once, you are not taking up multiple spots!

Credit policy: To obtain continuing education (CE) credit for any class, you must arrive on time and sign in plus, stay for the duration of the class and sign out in observance of DOS’ requirements.

Photo and video release: Registering for a class grants us your consent to reproduce, edit, broadcast or rebroadcast any video, film, soundtrack recording and photo reproductions of yourself and/or your narrative account of your experience within said activities, for publication, display, or exhibition thereof in promotions, advertising, education, and legitimate business uses without any compensation to, and/or claim by you.

May
28
Tue
Understanding the Client: The Consumer @ GCAR
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Understanding the Client: The Consumer @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 2 of 5: Session 2

CE Credit: 1.5

Learn to define characteristics of buyers and sellers

Instructor: Rory O’Connor

Are you a new REALTOR® wondering how to get started, enhance productivity and profit? Or, are you a veteran REALTOR® looking for a skills-based course to reconnect with the strategies that drive financial success? Systems & Strategies for Success will reconnect you with the information that can you’re your business thrive. There are five distinct modules with two separate sessions within each.

Classes can be taken individually and in any order.

Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info

May
30
Thu
Understanding the Language of Home Inspections @ GCAR
May 30 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Understanding the Language of Home Inspections @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

Instructor: Joe Fasolino, Top Gun Inspection Services

Become an excellent resource for your client, come learn about home features from Joe Fasolino, Home Inspector. Gain product knowledge about a home’s features: the roof & ventilation system, attic, exterior building structure, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, common living area, fireplaces (gas, wood and wood stoves) and foundations. You don’t want to be a home inspector, but you want your client to view you as a knowledgeable resource about the product you are helping them buy and/or sell.

Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info

May
31
Fri
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR
May 31 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

Learn advanced techniques for the Global MLS system: Saving searches, auto emailing, CRS auto fill, customizing your email signature and much more!

Instructor: Mary Peyton

Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info

Jun
5
Wed
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR

Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor

♦ If you like what you’re doing, becoming a broker might be the next best thing for your business.

♦ BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

♦ Work independently, manage your own firm, develop a winning sales force or simply take the next logical step – invest in your career – become a licensed Broker or Associate Broker.

Aging in Place @ Hyatt Place
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aging in Place @ Hyatt Place | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Learn the important considerations to know when purchasing a ‘forever home.’  The class will focus on the entryways, kitchen, bathrooms, living space and bedrooms and what features need to exist for the aging homeowner.  Features like doorway width and hallways, critical elements of lighting, floor surfaces, paint colors, stairways; Accessories to make the home safer. Plus, a discussion on one level homes vs two levels and how to modify a two-level home to fit the needs of an aging owner.

♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino

♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info

Jun
6
Thu
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR

Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor

♦ If you like what you’re doing, becoming a broker might be the next best thing for your business.

♦ BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

♦ Work independently, manage your own firm, develop a winning sales force or simply take the next logical step – invest in your career – become a licensed Broker or Associate Broker.

Jun
7
Fri
Global MLS Basic Training @ The Queensbury Hotel
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Mary Peyton to learn how to use the MLS Paragon system. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Login
  • Homepage
  • Adding and managing contacts
  • Listing input
  • Statistics
  • Photo and document uploading
  • Customization of agent information
  • Property searches and search result reports

In addition, the course will review ShowingTime, Homesnap, CRS Tax Data, and Supra.

Jun
10
Mon
How to Sell HUD Homes @ GCAR
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn how to use the HUD website, register, and login as a selling agent, how to find info such as PCD and Lead Base Addendum, what kind of financing is available, how to place an offer, and more.

Instructor: Greg Gersch and Pat Campbell

 Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info

Jun
11
Tue
Sellers: Listing Contract @ GCAR
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sellers: Listing Contract @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 3 of 5: Session 1

♦ CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton

♦ As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe essential activities before, at and after the listing proposal.
  2. List the components of a Seller Needs Analysis.
  3. Compare the benefits of the one-call versus the two-call listing approach.
  4. Prepare a hard-copy or downloadable pre-listing and listing package/kit.
  5. Recognize that preparation is the key to a sustainable, competitive advantage.

 Are you a new REALTOR® wondering how to get started, enhance productivity and profit? Or, are you a veteran REALTOR® looking for a skills-based course to reconnect with the strategies that drive financial success? Systems & Strategies for Success will reconnect you with the information that can you’re your business thrive. There are five distinct modules with two separate sessions within each.

 Classes can be taken individually and in any order.

♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info.

Jun
12
Wed
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR

Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor

♦ If you like what you’re doing, becoming a broker might be the next best thing for your business.

♦ BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

♦ Work independently, manage your own firm, develop a winning sales force or simply take the next logical step – invest in your career – become a licensed Broker or Associate Broker.

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