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.
Broker Owner Manager Session
3:00pm – 4:00pm
General Membership Meeting
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Association Update and Prize Drawings
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The community relations committee is collecting toiletries to be donated to area shelters. Please bring your donations to the membership meeting.
The GCAR and ENYR MLS offices will be closed today.
Enjoy the holiday!
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8:30am – Registration
9:00am – Meeting Starts
Continental breakfast will be provided.
All successful REALTORS® attribute NETWORKING as the number one reason for hitting their income mark! The Trade Show is the biggest networking event that GCAR organizes to help your business grow!
9:30am – 12:30pm Cash in the Code with Ellen Boyle
$45 members/$65 non-members*
Learn how to use the Code of Ethics to help grow your business, secure listings, work better with sellers, work professionally with buyers, win negotiations, and improve relationships with cooperating agents. This upbeat class will highlight specific articles from the REALTORS® Code of Ethics with an accent on the WHY & the HOW. *In addition to trade show admission
12:30pm Exhibit Hall
1:30pm – 2:30pm Safe Business = Smart Business with Phil Goodson (1 CE)
3:00pm – 4:00pm An Educated Buyer is a Happy Buyer with Ellen Boyle (1 CE)
4:30pm – 6:00pm Cocktail Reception
OVER 65 EXHIBITORS
We’re assembling businesses from across the Capital Region involved in every aspect of the real estate community. Hear expert advice, see new products, and NETWORK with businesses your clients should know about. Use these new contacts in your listing/buyer presentations and show value by being your clients’ referral source for services. You’ll find many of the vetted GCAR business affiliate members at the show!
GREAT PRIZE GIVEAWAYS
Expect hourly prizes to be given away on the trade show floor from sponsors and exhibitors for electronics, restaurants, and even dues! Must be present on the trade show floor to win.
This year, money raised from auction sales will benefit RPAC! RPAC is at the heart of GCAR’s mission where, through member lobbying, political conversations, and call to action responses, RPAC helps protect the public’s rights and keeps the real estate industry affordable. RPAC Ensures REALTORS® have a business!
Raffle gift baskets are needed to auction off, please contact Meghan Reed, GCAR Marketing/Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or drop off a basket at the GCAR office by September 21, 2018, with your name and value on it (you will get RPAC credit for any donations).
Lunch provided and sponsored by Verner Inspections Services.
Christine Marchesiello, Keller Williams Capital District
Rachel Henley, Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.
Jeffery Decatur, RE/MAX Capital
Chris Culihan, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Albany
Join us for an evening of merriment, wine tasting, hors-d’oeuvres, and painting festive glassware. Your admission fee will benefit RPAC. Register in advance, tickets will be $35 at the door.
Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.