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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.

May
14
Tue
Understanding the Client: The Marketplace @ GCAR
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Understanding the Client: The Marketplace @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 2 of 5: Session 1

CE Credit: 3

Learn to understand your local market and property values.

Instructor: Rory O’Connor

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

May
20
Mon
Retrofitting Commercial Flooring @ GCAR
May 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Retrofitting Commercial Flooring @ GCAR

CE Credit: 3

Retrofitting commercial space is outpacing new construction. Understand the different types of commercial flooring and their specific usage. We’ll address the types of material, maintenance, durability, installation, and noise attenuation. Learn about the importance of flooring maintenance and how to protect the investment. Plus, gain an understanding of what an independent claims inspector is and how they help with flooring claims.

Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino

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

May
23
Thu
Social Media Mastery @ Saratoga Casino Hotel
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeremias Maneiro, ABR, GRI, MRP, SRES, e-PRO

♦ Participants will evaluate the different social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Linked in & YouTube.  Identify the best ways to effectively represent your clients in the real estate transaction while still maintaining your fiduciary duty. Social media best practices will be discussed in order to comply with the Code Of Ethics and avoid misrepresentation while providing exceptional service to clients across all social media platforms.

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

YouTube TV & Live Video Success @ Saratoga Casino Hotel
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
YouTube TV & Live Video Success @ Saratoga Casino Hotel

CE Credit: 3.5

♦ Instructor: Jeremias Maneiro, ABR, GRI, MRP, SRES, e-PRO

♦ Spend an hour and a half on YouTube content alone and develop a content creation strategy based on finding your niche & demonstrating your expertise. You’ll design a YouTube channel for real estate that complies with Article 12 in the code of ethics. But wait, there’s more!  Develop an effective LIVE video strategy and learn how you can avoid the common violations that happen with Live video. We’ll be discussing how live video can benefit sellers and buyers in any market and how EASY and successful it can be for you!

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

May
28
Tue
Understanding the Client: The Consumer @ GCAR
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Understanding the Client: The Consumer @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 2 of 5: Session 2

CE Credit: 1.5

Learn to define characteristics of buyers and sellers

Instructor: Rory O’Connor

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

May
30
Thu
Understanding the Language of Home Inspections @ GCAR
May 30 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Understanding the Language of Home Inspections @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

Instructor: Joe Fasolino, Top Gun Inspection Services

Become an excellent resource for your client, come learn about home features from Joe Fasolino, Home Inspector. Gain product knowledge about a home’s features: the roof & ventilation system, attic, exterior building structure, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, common living area, fireplaces (gas, wood and wood stoves) and foundations. You don’t want to be a home inspector, but you want your client to view you as a knowledgeable resource about the product you are helping them buy and/or sell.

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

May
31
Fri
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR
May 31 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 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!

Instructor: Mary Peyton

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

Jun
5
Wed
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR

Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor

♦ If you like what you’re doing, becoming a broker might be the next best thing for your business.

♦ BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

♦ Work independently, manage your own firm, develop a winning sales force or simply take the next logical step – invest in your career – become a licensed Broker or Associate Broker.

Aging in Place @ GCAR
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aging in Place @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Learn the important considerations to know when purchasing a ‘forever home.’  The class will focus on the entryways, kitchen, bathrooms, living space and bedrooms and what features need to exist for the aging homeowner.  Features like doorway width and hallways, critical elements of lighting, floor surfaces, paint colors, stairways; Accessories to make the home safer. Plus, a discussion on one level homes vs two levels and how to modify a two-level home to fit the needs of an aging owner.

♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino

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

Jun
6
Thu
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR

Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor

♦ If you like what you’re doing, becoming a broker might be the next best thing for your business.

♦ BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

♦ Work independently, manage your own firm, develop a winning sales force or simply take the next logical step – invest in your career – become a licensed Broker or Associate Broker.

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