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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: Email disom@gcar.com to cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No Shows are charged a $25 cancellation fee.

Credit policy: To obtain continuing education (CE) credit for any class you must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the class 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.

Mar
13
Wed
GRI-7 Property @ GCAR
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 7.5

♦ Instructor: Randy Templeman, ABR, CRB, CRS, GREEN, GRI, SRES, SRS, AHWD, ePRO, MRP, PSA, SFR

♦ Learn about all the factors impacting value and close more deals. Discover the myriad elements that affect property value including, types of housing, appraisals and inspections, neighborhoods and amenities, energy efficiency and environmental issues, lender requirements, and much more!

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

Mar
15
Fri
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

♦ 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.

Mar
18
Mon
Paragon Beginner @ GCAR
Mar 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton

♦ Learn the features of Eastern NY’s Regional MLS system: Paragon. Discover the basic functional elements: creating a search, entering a listing, CRS tax auto fill, CRS property search, adding and managing contacts and learning the help features plus much more!

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

Mar
19
Tue
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

♦ 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.

Mar
20
Wed
Understanding Appraisals in Today’s Market @ Shaker Ridge Country Club
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

♦ CE Credits: 1.5 (pending DOS approval)

♦ Instructor: Dan Gastle

♦ Moderator will discuss the residential appraisal process in detail to help real estate agents gain a better understanding of the appraisal process.

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

Mar
21
Thu
Increase Your Business and Decrease Your Risk @ GCAR
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 4

♦ 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.

Mar
22
Fri
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

♦ 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.

Mar
28
Thu
How Do You Find Those Comps? @ GCAR
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 6

♦ Instructor: Becky Jones

♦ Learn what influences the property value, how old the comparable should be, what needs to be adjusted, and how this information can best serve your customers and clients. Are you ready to do the math? Do you find yourself confused and wondering where the appraiser got those figures? Let us show you how it’s done! Please bring your calculator.

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

Apr
3
Wed
Fabulous Floors Certified @ GCAR
Apr 3 @ 9:00 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.

Apr
5
Fri
Four Necessary Sales Steps to Selling Real Estate @ GCAR
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

♦ CE Credit: 0

♦ Instructor: Phil Goodson

♦ Selling made simple, an analogy of a sales presentation. Learn the winning formula for a successful presentation.

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

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