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Education Schedule

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
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
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.

Sep
25
Wed
The Renovation Loan Process @ Saratoga Springs Public Library
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The Renovation Loan Process @ Saratoga Springs Public Library  | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

♦ CE Credits: 1.5

♦ Instructor: Kristen Zorda, Prime Lending

♦ Lunch Sponsored by Prime Lending 12:30 – 1:00pm
♦ Class 1:00 – 2:30pm

♦ 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

Sep
30
Mon
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Paragon Advanced @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States

CE Credit: 3

Learn advanced techniques for the Global MLS system: Saving searches, auto emailing, CRS auto-fill, customizing your email signature and much more!

♦ Bring your laptop to follow along.

Instructor: Jennifer Vucetic

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

Oct
10
Thu
Paragon Pro @ GCAR
Oct 10 @ 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.

Oct
24
Thu
Trade Show @ Saratoga City Center
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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