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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.

Apr
29
Mon
Renovation Loans & Home Purchases/ Refinances @ GCAR
Apr 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Renovation Loans & Home Purchases/ Refinances @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 1.5

♦ Instructor: Kristen Zorda

♦ 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.

May
1
Wed
Real Estate Photography: How to Take Great House Photos @ GCAR
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Estate Photography: How to Take Great House Photos @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 0

♦ This course will teach you the basics of taking photos for listing a house. Learn how to frame a picture, tips for staging a home, and how to edit your photos. We’ll also cover photo size requirements for MLS and how they differ from social media, website, and print. Please bring your computer or tablet, as well as your cell phone. Feel free to bring a camera if you have one.

♦ Instructor: Kristi Benson

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

Bowling for RPAC @ Spare Time
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bowling for RPAC @ Spare Time
You must register for this event in advance.
If you have any questions about registration, contact Meghan Reed at GCAR at 518-464-0191 or mreed@gcar.com.
May
2
Thu
Tax Grievance: How to File a Complaint on Assessment @ Double Tree
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tax Grievance: How to File a Complaint on Assessment @ Double Tree | Schenectady | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ This course will explain the process of filing a tax grievance with the local board. What are the important dates such as valuation date and property condition dates. What sales are acceptable to the assessor, grievance board, and small claims court. Learn how this can be done while staying within your licensing law 12A for salesperson/brokers and USPAP for appraisers.

♦ Instructor: Becky Jones

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

Mold Education and Risk Management @ Double Tree
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mold Education and Risk Management @ Double Tree

CE Credit: 3

♦ Learn the types of mold, testing, removal, and the proper steps to take when listing/selling a home with mold. What NY requirements are. The cost to cure for appraisers and home inspectors.  Steps to keep you and your clients safe.

♦ Instructor: Becky Jones

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

May
7
Tue
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) @ GCAR
May 7 @ 8:30 am – May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 12

Elevate your standards, enhance your performance and demonstrate the skills essential to professionally and ethically represent sellers. This course will guide you through the entire process from preparing for the listing appointment and securing the commitment of potential sellers to marketing the listed property and assisting through to the closing. Satisfies two-hour agency requirement for NYS license renewal.

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

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

May
9
Thu
Find, Fund, Fix and Flip Real Estate @ GCAR
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Find, Fund, Fix and Flip Real Estate @ GCAR

CE Credit: 9

Includes 1 hour of fair housing credit

Create passive income by buying and holding multi-unit properties and flipping houses.

Instructor: Richard Carr

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

May
13
Mon
Code of Ethics Training for REALTORS @ GCAR
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Code of Ethics Training for REALTORS @ GCAR

CE Credit: 3

This course will heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics; create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives; enhance professionalism and competency; and encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public.

Instructor: Rory O’Connor

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

Fair Housing @ GCAR
May 13 @ 12:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Fair Housing @ GCAR

CE Credit: 3

Understand the fair housing rules as they apply to everyone, regardless of culture and what it means to you the REALTOR®.  Apply regulations to how they relate to property management to keep you within the law… Didn’t think some rules applied to you? Learn how they do!

Instructor: Mary Peyton

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

Law of Agency @ GCAR
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Law of Agency @ GCAR

CE Credit: 2

Agency relationships defined and discussed for the REALTOR®: Agent-Principle-Customer. What is dual agency and agency alternatives? This class is required by DOS to renew your license but, understanding agency can make the difference in your professionalism or save you a trip to ‘REALTOR® court.’

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

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