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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: 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.

Feb
20
Wed
Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certification Program @ GCAR
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm

♦ CE Credit: 22.5

♦ Instructor: Ed Smith, CREI, ITI, CIC, GREEN, MICP, CNE

♦ This extensive program teaches the foundations needed to provide commercial and investment real estate brokerage services. Includes the mandatory 3 hours of Fair housing/Discrimination and 1 hour of Agency training.

CIREC 101: Working with office, retail, and industrial buildings and leases and green concepts

  • How to classify and list office space
  • Differences between net usable and rentable square footage
  • The real cost of space
  • Leasing development, terms, and issues
  • Types of leases

CIREC102: Working with investment properties and discrimination issues in commercial real estate

  • Americans with disabilities laws
  • Discrimination laws
  • How to do a financial analysis
  • How investors compare investment properties
  • Tax ramifications of selling property

CIREC103: Land and site development, tenant and buyer representation, working with people, negotiations, and building your commercial business

  • What you need to know about selling land
  • Tenant and buyer representation
  • Negotiation concepts, tactics, and tips
  • Commercial listing presentation development
  • Foundations of your business
  • A business plan – how to prospect

♦ Sponsored by Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union

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

Feb
25
Mon
GRI-2 Business @ GCAR
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

♦ CE Credit: 7.5

♦ Instructor: Michael Smith, ABR, GRI, SRES, SFR

♦ Take your business to the next level and gain market share. Provides the building blocks to: create an effective business plan, build support structures using assistants and teams, prospect successfully and tap into niche markets, and develop policies to avoid risk.

♦ Lunch sponsored by Cutco Closing Gifts

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

Feb
27
Wed
Build A Winning Team @ GCAR
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

♦ CE Credit: 7.5

♦ Instructor: Chris Abazis

♦ Are you thinking about starting a team, or do you already have one? Are you a Broker or thinking of becoming one? This course is for you! Join Chris Abazis, National Speaker in this energetic, engaging course designed for experienced real estate salespeople who want to be effective business owners or leaders with the right team.

Special emphasis is made on the agent as an employer and the state regulations regarding unlicensed and licensed assistant duties.  The class is interactive with multiple breakouts sessions to discuss business plans, design a pathway for organizational growth, recruiting resources, structure appropriate compensation plans, develop systems for holding a team accountable with clearly defined results, where to go for compliance resources, and much more.  Join us to plan and define your needs.

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

Mar
1
Fri
Programs, Products, and Partners for 1st Time Homebuyers @ TRIP and RCHR HomeOwnership Center
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Carlton Troeger

♦ REALTORS® will learn about the particular needs of first-time homebuyers (FTHBs), the programs and products that are available to them, and how to access these resources- including down payment assistance programs, mortgage products, construction/ rehabilitation products, and housing and financial counseling and education. REALTORS® will understand the processes involved, how consumers can access such services, and which industry partners (private and public) specialize in assisting first-time homebuyers.

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

Mar
4
Mon
Paragon Advanced @ Landmark Motor Inn
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton

♦ Learn advanced techniques for the Eastern NY Regional MLS system: Saving searches, auto emailing, CRS auto fill, customizing your email signature and much more!

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

 

Mar
5
Tue
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Mar 5 @ 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
6
Wed
Multiple Offers, Handle with Care @ GCAR
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Multiple Offers, Handle with Care @ GCAR | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

♦ CE Credit: 3

♦ This class will help you negotiate the ethical and strategic paths through multiple offers in the way that they commonly occur. Learn how to deal with simultaneous offers, contingent offers and what you may disclose and may not disclose to other agents and customers. An organized approach to multiple offers means fewer consumer complaints, too.

♦ Instructor: Mike Smith, NYSAR Past President and REALTOR® of the Year

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

Mar
8
Fri
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Mar 8 @ 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
11
Mon
Aging in Place @ GCAR
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

♦ CE Credits: 3

♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino

♦ 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.

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

Mar
12
Tue
Broker Licensing Course @ GCAR
Mar 12 @ 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.

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