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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.

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.

SOLD OUT Video Bootcamp @ GCAR
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeremias Maneiro

♦ This is a highly interactive and in-depth video bootcamp for real estate agents. All aspects of video will be discussed starting with equipment, programs, and an apps list that will be sent out ahead of time so that the students can be taught how to use them and leave the program with the skills to succeed. We will create and edit videos in the class. We will also demonstrate how to create a YouTube channel and optimize it to maximize your SEO. We will finish off with each student doing a LIVE video on different social media platforms. Students will better understand the how of LIVE video but also the WHY and how to get to the top of the news feed on all social media.

Jan
16
Wed
Increase Home Worth- Understanding the Renovation Lending Process & Benefits @ GCAR
Jan 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Matt Hemphill, Regional Manager, HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc.

♦ Discover the several different residential home renovation products available on the market today. The focus will be on the lower down payment renovation products currently available. These products allow home buyers to get into and renovate homes at a reasonable price, ultimately ending up with a home worth significantly more than the original purchase price.

Jan
23
Wed
SOLD OUT Safety for Realtors @ Hyatt Place Saratoga
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

♦ CE Credits: 2

♦ Instructors: Patrick Hussey and Bruce McClellan

♦ Presented by Personal Safety Services with Patrick Hussey, a black belt in karate with 35 years of experience in the martial arts. The course includes 45-minutes of hands-on self-defense training and 45 minutes of lecture and Q & A. YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE SAFETY GIFT, a ‘Vigilant Personal Alarm’. Wear your work clothing- no sweating in this class- just practical information to use right away! Limited to 20 people.

Jan
24
Thu
SOLD OUT Facebook Pages: Building a Facebook Presence for your Business, Creating Content, and Advertising @ GCAR
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Nicole Parker

♦ This course will walk you through the steps of creating a Business Facebook Page, building an audience, posting, and creating content. We will also explore creating and managing advertisements on Facebook. In order to participate, a personal Facebook page is required. Please bring your computer or tablet, as well as your cell phone.

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

Jan
28
Mon
SOLD OUT Paragon Advanced @ GCAR
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur

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

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

 

Feb
1
Fri
Historic Homes Hold Value @ GCAR
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino

♦ Learn why historic home property values appreciate significantly faster in a good market and appreciate equivalent to the market in a bad market. Find out how historic homes obtain their designation; features of historic homes and what makes them valuable. Learn how to locate historic homes, neighborhood associations and historic societies; discover their influence and benefits to the neighborhood. Learn about programs relating to historic homes, restoration and community land banks.

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

Feb
4
Mon
Purchase Contract @ GCAR
Feb 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!

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

Listing Contract @ GCAR
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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!

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

Feb
7
Thu
Paragon Pro @ GCAR
Feb 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Jennifer Vucetic

♦ Dive deeper into the Paragon features you use daily; creating CMA’s, more in-depth information on searches and their results and a whole lot more!

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

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