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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.

Sep
24
Tue
Agreement through Closing @ GCAR
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Agreement through Closing @ GCAR

Module 3 of 5: Session 2

CE Credit: 1.5

 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.

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Ask for reaction and agreement through trial questions.
  2. Demonstrate confidence in writing and presenting the offer.
  3. Negotiate resistance and secure agreement.
  4. Handle counter and multiple offers.
  5. Manage the transaction to a successful closing.

 Classes can be taken individually and in any order.

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

Sep
25
Wed
The Renovation Loan Process @ Saratoga Springs Public Library
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The Renovation Loan Process @ Saratoga Springs Public Library  | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 1.5

♦ Instructor: Kristen Zorda, Prime Lending

♦ Lunch Sponsored by Prime Lending 12:30 – 1:00pm
♦ Class 1:00 – 2:30pm

♦ 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.

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

Sep
27
Fri
I Have a Seller Lead, Now What? @ GCAR
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
I Have a Seller Lead, Now What? @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

Includes 2 hours of Law of Agency

Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur

This class is designed for new licensees.  It will provide students with a refresher on Agency & Disclosure & agent responsibilities.  It will instruct you on filling the paperwork out properly, preparing a seller consultation, CMA overview, managing seller expectations and mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.

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

Sep
30
Mon
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

Learn advanced techniques for the Global MLS system: Saving searches, auto emailing, CRS auto-fill, customizing your email signature and much more!

♦ Bring your laptop to follow along.

Instructor: Jennifer Vucetic

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

Oct
3
Thu
Fabulous Floors Certified @ Holiday Inn Johnstown
Oct 3 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 6

♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino

♦ Get yourself up to speed and make new connections. Understanding flooring and options can definitely help you sell a home. There are lots of important things to know; what products are available, what colors are selling, which products last long, how to avoid problems, ‘easy fix problems’ for your customer and many more exciting topics.

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

Oct
8
Tue
Marketing Your Properties @ GCAR
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Your Properties @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 5 of 5: Session 1

CE Credit: 3

 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.

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Create ads and marketing messages that attract interest, desire, and action.
  2. List technology trends that maximize property exposure.
  3. Prepare for and hold effective open houses.
  4. Identify aspects of the marketing process may that generate client anxiety.
  5. Commit to maintaining a service mentality.

 Classes can be taken individually and in any order.

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

Oct
9
Wed
Increase Your Business and Decrease Your Risk @ GCAR
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

♦ CE Credit: 3.5

♦ 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.

Oct
10
Thu
Paragon Pro @ GCAR
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paragon Pro @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur

♦ Bring your laptop to follow along.

♦ 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.

Oct
17
Thu
Purchase Contract @ GCAR
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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.

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