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:
Enter your Login ID (the same # used to log into Paragon) & Password (initially the word ‘password’ until you change it)
Under Personal Services, click on ‘Your Education History’
Then click on ‘Classes You are registered for’
On the right side of the page you’ll see a cancellation link, click it.
Then click ‘Submit Cancellation.’ There is a ten-second delay before it notes that you have canceled
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.
♦ CE Credits: 3
♦ Instructor: Matt Hemphill, Regional Manager, HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc.
♦ Discover 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.
♦ CE Credits: 1.5
♦ Instructor: Kristen Zorda, Prime Lending
♦ A discussion of what properties/scenarios qualify for a renovation loan and a review of the products covering their similarities and differences: FHA-203K, Conventional, VA renovation loans plus a review on some extra steps required for renovation loans. We’ll also discuss how to obtain contractors.