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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.

Jun
20
Thu
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Jun 20 @ 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.

General Membership Meeting @ Hyatt Place Malta
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am
General Membership Meeting @ Hyatt Place Malta | Ballston Spa | New York | United States
Schedule
8:30am – 9:30am | Breakfast
9:00am | General Membership Meeting
  • Association Update
  • Industry News
  • NYSAR Briefing
  • MLS Update
Toiletry Drive
The community relations committee is collecting toiletries to be donated to area shelters. Please bring your donations to the membership meeting.
Jun
25
Tue
Sellers: Presenting Your Value Proposition @ GCAR
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sellers: Presenting Your Value Proposition @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

Module 3 of 5: Session 2

CE Credit: 0

Instructor: Mary Peyton

 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. Establish what makes them and their company worthy of being hired.
  2. Handle resistance using consultative selling techniques.
  3. Address Seller paradigms with data, facts, and conviction.
  4. Demonstrate the passion and desire to be the REALTOR® of choice.
  5. Maintain control balanced with a service mentality.

 Classes can be taken individually and in any order.

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

Jun
27
Thu
Increase Home Worth – Understanding the Renovation Lending Process & Benefits @ Holiday Inn
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Increase Home Worth - Understanding the Renovation Lending Process & Benefits @ Holiday Inn | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Matt Hemphill, Regional Manager, HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc.

♦ Discover several different residential home renovation products available on the market today. The focus will be on the lower down payment renovation products currently available. These products allow home buyers to get into and renovate homes at a reasonable price, ultimately ending up with a home worth significantly more than the original purchase price.

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

Jul
10
Wed
Social Media Boot Camp @ GCAR
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Social Media Boot Camp @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Todd Colthorp, EVP MLS Relations

♦ Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch Provided 30 Minutes Prior To Events.

The #1 social media boot camp for real estate professionals is coming to YOU for one day only! Learn how to leverage the hottest social channels to capture referrals, increase your sphere, & gain more business. We’ll share easy-to-implement tips, tricks & strategies on how to use social media to capture, nurture & convert more business.

Topics covered include:

  • Why do I need a Facebook business page?
  • How do I generate leads through my website?
  • How can social media help me attract more followers?
  • How can I use tools like Twitter, YouTube, & LinkedIn to attract more business?
  • What makes good blog content for my audience?
  • and much, much more!
Social Media Boot Camp @ GCAR
Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Social Media Boot Camp @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Todd Colthorp, EVP MLS Relations

♦ Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch Provided 30 Minutes Prior To Events.

The #1 social media boot camp for real estate professionals is coming to YOU for one day only! Learn how to leverage the hottest social channels to capture referrals, increase your sphere, & gain more business. We’ll share easy-to-implement tips, tricks & strategies on how to use social media to capture, nurture & convert more business.

Topics covered include:

  • Why do I need a Facebook business page?
  • How do I generate leads through my website?
  • How can social media help me attract more followers?
  • How can I use tools like Twitter, YouTube, & LinkedIn to attract more business?
  • What makes good blog content for my audience?
  • and much, much more!
Jul
11
Thu
Social Media Boot Camp @ Courtyard Marriott
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Social Media Boot Camp @ Courtyard Marriott

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Todd Colthorp, EVP MLS Relations

♦ Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch Provided 30 Minutes Prior To Events.

The #1 social media boot camp for real estate professionals is coming to YOU for one day only! Learn how to leverage the hottest social channels to capture referrals, increase your sphere, & gain more business. We’ll share easy-to-implement tips, tricks & strategies on how to use social media to capture, nurture & convert more business.

Topics covered include:

  • Why do I need a Facebook business page?
  • How do I generate leads through my website?
  • How can social media help me attract more followers?
  • How can I use tools like Twitter, YouTube, & LinkedIn to attract more business?
  • What makes good blog content for my audience?
  • and much, much more!
Social Media Boot Camp @ Courtyard Marriott
Jul 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Social Media Boot Camp @ Courtyard Marriott

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Todd Colthorp, EVP MLS Relations

♦ Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch Provided 30 Minutes Prior To Events.

The #1 social media boot camp for real estate professionals is coming to YOU for one day only! Learn how to leverage the hottest social channels to capture referrals, increase your sphere, & gain more business. We’ll share easy-to-implement tips, tricks & strategies on how to use social media to capture, nurture & convert more business.

Topics covered include:

  • Why do I need a Facebook business page?
  • How do I generate leads through my website?
  • How can social media help me attract more followers?
  • How can I use tools like Twitter, YouTube, & LinkedIn to attract more business?
  • What makes good blog content for my audience?
  • and much, much more!
Jul
16
Tue
Instructor Training Institute @ GCAR
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am – Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm
Instructor Training Institute @ GCAR

For those who:

  • Are currently real estate instructors.
  • Wish to become real estate instructors.
  • Serve as sales managers, team leaders or coaches.
  • Want to communicate with others in a more meaningful, impactful way.

Achieve Results – Not your typical training program, this institute is designed to produce real results with participants actively engaged in building their skills, before, during and after the program.

You’ll explore:

  • What makes a great learning experience for adults.
  • How to speak and present more effectively.
  • Classroom management techniques.
  • How to facilitate classroom activities and exercises more professionally.
  • When and how to use stories, case studies, and surveys for greater impact.
  • How to use, not abuse, visual aids.
  • How to make the learning process more fun, enjoyable, and interactive.

Instructors: Roseann Farrow, ABR, CIPS, CRB, CRS, GREEN, GRI, PSA, RSPS, SRES, SRS & Jeremias Maneiro, GRI, ePRO, MRP

*** Homework will be assigned for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings ***Cost: $995 for REALTORS, $500 for returning REALTORS, $1295 non-members (Included: participant manual with resources and worksheets, refreshments and lunch each day).

Cancellation Policy: Need to cancel? No problem. Call at least 10 days in advance and there’s no charge. Cancel 10 or fewer days before the class and you can transfer to another class or your registration will be refunded, less a $25 cancellation fee. No-shows forfeit tuition.

Register online today or call NYSAR at 800-239-4432 x219. To register via mail or fax, click here for a registration form in pdf format.

Aug
7
Wed
The Renovation Loan Process @ Saratoga Springs Public Library
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Renovation Loan Process @ Saratoga Springs Public Library  | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 1.5

♦ Instructor: Kristen Zorda, Prime Lending

♦ 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

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