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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.

Dec
4
Tue
Purchase Contract @ GCAR
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Bill Alston

♦ Want to avoid problems at closing? A canceled contract? The need for an addendum? Title work to be redone? An appraisal being amended? Learn how to complete these vital contracts correctly the first time and sale smoothly through your closing!

Dec
5
Wed
SOLD OUT Ethics for REALTORS® @ GCAR
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $40

• Every REALTOR® must complete Ethics by December 2018 – we are in cycle 5 – a new 2-year requirement by NAR.

• CE Credits: 3

• Instructor: Richard Ferro

Dec
6
Thu
Education Committee Meeting @ GCAR
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
12
Wed
SOLD OUT Ethics for REALTORS® @ GCAR
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

  • 3 hours of CE
  • Instructor: Richard Ferro
Dec
13
Thu
GCAR Volunteer Reception
Dec 13 all-day

More details coming soon…

Dec
17
Mon
Safety Class (1 CE) @ GCAR
Dec 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Cost: $15

• BE ALERT-HAVE A PLAN

• In a recent NAR survey, 48% of REALTORS® stated they’ve been in situations where they feared for their personal safety/information. Therefore, it’s wise to be alert and have a safety plan in place, talk to your Broker to learn your company’s safety protocol.

• GCAR is offering a one-hour safety video that reviews safety steps and advice. You’ll receive one (1) hour of continuing education when you attend the proctored session at GCAR. Bring your own lunch and learn some valuable information & receive CE.

Dec
18
Tue
SOLD OUT Ethics for REALTORS® @ GCAR
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

  • 3 hours of CE
  • Instructor: Richard Ferro
Dec
20
Thu
Ethics for REALTORS® @ The Holiday Inn
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

  • 3 hours of CE
  • Instructor: Rory O’Connor
Dec
26
Wed
Trade Show Committee Meeting @ GCAR
Dec 26 @ 3:44 pm – 4:44 pm
Jan
14
Mon
SOLD OUT Aim 4 Success @ GCAR
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeremias Maneiro

♦ You will become a mobile road warrior by breaking the chains to the office and becoming an agent in motion. A.) We will discuss the different options on how to go paperless and how to get electronic signatures. B.) How to incorporate video into your business, communicate better with clients, and give them the ability to view properties remotely. C.) Mobile presentations using iPad or other mobile devices. D.) App-it-up. An in-depth discussion about what apps are the best for real estate agents to better serve their clients.

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