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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.

Apr
8
Mon
Dress 4 Success for Women @ GCAR
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

♦ Lunch will be provided from 12:15 – 1:45pm.

♦ CE Credit: 0

♦ Instructor: Brandon Dewyea

♦ Do you own many clothes yet wear very little of your wardrobe? Would you love to look and feel more “put together”? Are you bored with your look yet not sure where to begin? Do you find dressing and shopping for your body type and or profession a chore?

Join us in this positive and engaging workshop with female Apparel Stylist, Brandon Dewyea, owner of Moxie. You will learn tangible tips to decrease the stress and confusion that often professionals feel when it comes to their apparel. Learn what dressing as professional entails, enjoy a confidence boost and newfound clarity – perfect for the new season at hand! All ages, sizes, and genders welcome.

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

Dress 4 Success for Men @ GCAR
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

♦ Lunch will be provided from 12:15 – 1:45pm. The class starts at 2pm.

♦ CE Credit: 0

♦ Instructor: Brandon Dewyea

♦ Do you own many clothes yet wear very little of your wardrobe? Would you love to look and feel more “put together”? Are you bored with your look yet not sure where to begin? Do you find dressing and shopping for your body type and or profession a chore?

Join us in this positive and engaging workshop with female Apparel Stylist, Brandon Dewyea, owner of Moxie. You will learn tangible tips to decrease the stress and confusion that often professionals feel when it comes to their apparel. Learn what dressing as professional entails, enjoy a confidence boost and newfound clarity – perfect for the new season at hand! All ages, sizes, and genders welcome.

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

Apr
9
Tue
Business Development: Lead Generation @ GCAR
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

♦ Module 1 of 5: Session 1

♦ CE Credit: 0

♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton

♦ Learn a systematic approach to enhancing communications and transactions. Ethical, legal and data protection considerations will be covered as they relate to electronic communications, video representation, mobile devices and transmittal of client information. Identify the tools needed for paperless communications. Learn ways to avoid misrepresentation in the electronic world, review ownership of listing information and how to avoid copyright infringement. Learn how to manage transactions electronically while protecting client information.

♦ 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.

Apr
11
Thu
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) @ GCAR
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) @ GCAR

CE Credit: 12

♦ Instructor: Don Scanlon, CRB, GRI, SRES

♦ Specialize in the 50+ real estate market by expanding your knowledge of current lifestyle and housing trends, how life stages impact real estate choices, and how to develop a network of resources. This course also provides elective credit for the ABR designation. Tuition includes your first year’s SRES Council dues.

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

Apr
15
Mon
Paragon Pro @ GCAR
Apr 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Paragon Pro @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur

♦ 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.

Apr
17
Wed
Introduction to Multi-Family Investing @ GCAR
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Introduction to Multi-Family Investing @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 7.5

♦ Instructor: Carl Schiovone

♦ Learn about the outstanding cash flow and wealth generating benefits of investing in multi-family properties. Create a skill set foundation & learn how to be prepared, how to locate and analyze properties for financial success, highlight benefits and risks associated with investing in this business model, how to implement effective risk management strategies, and concepts to understand when working with investor clients.

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

Apr
18
Thu
Getting Started as a Property Rehabber & Flipper @ GCAR
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Getting Started as a Property Rehabber & Flipper @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Carl Schiovone

♦ This introductory course will help to prepare the beginner RE investor on the basic concepts of property flipping and rehabbing. The material will also prepare the RE agent and broker on how to effectively work with Investors.

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

Property Flipping & Rehabbing – Beyond the Basics @ GCAR
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Property Flipping & Rehabbing - Beyond the Basics @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Carl Schiovone

♦ A deeper dive into property flipping and rehabbing; this course will prepare the licensed real estate agent or broker with advanced topics to competently work with and advise their experienced RE investor clients.

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

Apr
23
Tue
Business Development: Goal Setting & Time Management @ GCAR
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Development: Goal Setting & Time Management @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 1 of 5: Session 2

♦ CE Credit: 0

♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton

♦ Learn how to set personal goals and determine the necessary activities to achieve them.  You’ll learn how to program the mind to be alert for goal achieving input. Failure…it’s an indispensable prerequisite for success, learn why. Plus, you’ll learn to identify and handle the roadblocks to goal setting and goal achievement.

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.

Apr
25
Thu
I Have A Buyer, Now What? @ GCAR
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
I Have A Buyer, Now What? @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur

♦ This class is a back to the basics review of how to work with a buyer effectively and the steps necessary to represent them successfully. The course will review agency & disclosure, agent responsibilities and how to write an offer that protects the buyer. We’ll review how to prepare a buyer consultation, MLS tools as well as mistakes and how to avoid pitfalls. The course is designed to give a REALTOR® the confidence to represent a buyer successfully.

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

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