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Education is the foundation for professionalism in the real estate industry. GCAR’s school, The Real Estate Professional’s Institute, offers a skill-building calendar to meet the NY Department of State and the National Association of REALTORS’ education requirements. Classes are offered throughout the Capital District and at our headquarters located at 451 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Class Cancellation Policy: Cancel at least 24 hours in advance using the online cancelation process shown below. Members who register for a class and do not show 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
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
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.

Jul
24
Wed
Paragon Pro @ GCAR
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paragon Pro @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur

♦ Bring your laptop to follow along.

♦ Dive deeper into the Paragon features you use daily; creating CMA’s, more in-depth information on searches and their results and a whole lot more!

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

Realtor.com Professional Search @ GCAR
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CE Credit: 0

Lunch will be provided.

On July 24th, realtor.com will be updating its Find application within Paragon.

Realtor.com is replacing its legacy professional search experience “Find” with a new, more modern experience that leverages the ease of use of its successful consumer experience while still providing professional-level listing and property data.

The transition is a very simple process.  On July 24th all “Find” links within Global MLS will connect you to the new realtor.com Professional Search experience.

To sign up for a Professional Search training webinar or to view the professional search support page please visit https://realtor.com/prosearch. From here you can view the FAQ’s, watch videos and sign up for a training webinar.

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

Aug
9
Fri
Paragon Beginner @ GCAR
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paragon Beginner @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

♦ CE Credit: 3

♦ Instructor: Tracey LaFleur

♦ Bring your laptop to follow along.

♦ Learn the features of the Global 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.

Aug
20
Tue
Social Media Boot Camp @ Holiday Inn Express
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Social Media Boot Camp @ Holiday Inn Express | Albany | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Todd Colthorp, EVP MLS Relations

♦ Complimentary breakfast provided 30 minutes prior to the event

♦ The first 1.5 hours of time is a social media class and the last 45 minutes is about Elevate’s products for purchase for which you are not obligated to stay.

Did you know referrals and recommendations from friends on social media has the highest customer conversion rate in real estate marketing? Our presentation is designed to save you time and money by demonstrating what works best when leveraging your social media channels.

Topics covered include:

  • Short-cut to understanding how social media works.
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube: Why are these the best?
  • What kinds of “stuff” should I be posting?
  • Maximize your time and money on social media.
  • We will offer an optional social media product solution at the end of this event.

Bring a business card to be registered to win an Amazon Fire HD.

This class is being offered twice for your scheduling convenience (9:30 am and 12:30 pm). Please register for ONE session time.

The information in these classes is designed to be informative but, GCAR does not endorse the products or services Elevate sells.

Social Media Boot Camp @ Holiday Inn Express
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Social Media Boot Camp @ Holiday Inn Express

♦ CE Credits: 0

♦ Instructor: Todd Colthorp, EVP MLS Relations

♦ Complimentary breakfast provided 30 minutes prior to the event

♦ The first 1.5 hours of time is a social media class and the last 45 minutes is about Elevate’s products for purchase for which you are not obligated to stay.

Did you know referrals and recommendations from friends on social media has the highest customer conversion rate in real estate marketing? Our presentation is designed to save you time and money by demonstrating what works best when leveraging your social media channels.

Topics covered include:

  • Short-cut to understanding how social media works.
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube: Why are these the best?
  • What kinds of “stuff” should I be posting?
  • Maximize your time and money on social media.
  • We will offer an optional social media product solution at the end of this event.

Bring a business card to be registered to win an Amazon Fire HD.

This class is being offered twice for your scheduling convenience (9:30 am and 12:30 pm). Please register for ONE session time.

The information in these classes is designed to be informative but, GCAR does not endorse the products or services Elevate sells.

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