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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.

Mar
18
Mon
Paragon Beginner @ GCAR
Mar 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton

♦ Learn the features of Eastern NY’s Regional MLS system: Paragon. Discover the basic functional elements: creating a search, entering a listing, CRS tax auto fill, CRS property search, adding and managing contacts and learning the help features plus much more!

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

Mar
19
Tue
MLS Update for Brokers, Owners, and Managers @ Shaker Ridge Country Club
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Registration at 9:00am

Meeting at 9:30am – 11:00am

Reviewing the newly developed Global MLS Rules & Regulations, exclusive right to sell listing agreement, contract for purchase and sale of real property, and listing notification form.

Global MLS Overview @ Holiday Inn Express
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Review of Global MLS Rules and Regulations and forms

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Review of revisions to the Global MLS System

Mar
20
Wed
Global MLS Overview and Training @ Six Flags Great Escape Lodge
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9:00am – 12:00pm – Global MLS/Paragon Core Training

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch and review of Global MLS Rules and Regulations and forms

1:00pm – 4:00pm – MLS Tools Tech Training: Supra Lock Box, ShowingTime, and CRS Tax Data System

 

Directions/Parking Info

  • Exiting I-87 from exit 20 turn right onto Route 9 going south
  • Turn right at Six Flags Drive
  • Drive past the main entrance of the hotel to toll booths
  • Park in the first lot directly to the left of toll booths
  • Follow footpath to the right of Johnny Rockets Restaurant into the Mohican Ballroom
Understanding Appraisals in Today’s Market @ Shaker Ridge Country Club
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

♦ A buffet dinner will be provided, beginning at 5:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 1.5

♦ Instructor: Dan Gastle

♦ Moderator will discuss the residential appraisal process in detail to help real estate agents gain a better understanding of the appraisal process.

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

RPAC Spring Mixer @ Henry Street Taproom
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

♦ Appetizers • Cash Bar • Silent Auction

♦ Network with colleagues while supporting RPAC. RPAC is your best resource to influence the long-term growth and stability of the real estate industry.

Learn more about RPAC

Mar
21
Thu
Global MLS Overview and Training @ The Queensbury Hotel
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9:00am – 12:00pm – MLS Tools Tech Training: Supra Lock Box, ShowingTime, and CRS Tax Data System

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch and review of Global MLS Rules and Regulations and forms

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Global MLS/Paragon Core Training

Increase Your Business and Decrease Your Risk @ GCAR
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 4

♦ Instructor: Ellen Boyle

♦ The real estate business has been changed with the use of technology, yet the skill sets of a sales business have not changed. Learn the fundamental techniques that work when it comes to increasing your business. It’s also being aware of the dos and don’ts, the rights and wrongs that will keep you out of “real estate jail”. Today’s sellers & buyers have higher expectations of their agent then every before. Learn what excellent client service means and how using it improves your business and everyone wins.

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

Mar
22
Fri
Global MLS Overview and Training @ Saratoga Casino Hotel
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

9:00am -12:00pm – Global MLS/Paragon Core Training

12:00pm -1:00pm – Lunch and review of Global MLS Rules and Regulations and forms

Mar
28
Thu
How Do You Find Those Comps? @ GCAR
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 6

♦ Instructor: Becky Jones

♦ Learn what influences the property value, how old the comparable should be, what needs to be adjusted, and how this information can best serve your customers and clients. Are you ready to do the math? Do you find yourself confused and wondering where the appraiser got those figures? Let us show you how it’s done! Please bring your calculator.

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

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