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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.

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Understanding the Client and the Marketplace 12:30 pm
Understanding the Client and the Marketplace @ GCAR
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Understanding the Client and the Marketplace @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States
♦ CE Credit: 3 ♦ Learn to understand your local market and property values. Learn the characteristics of a Buyer’s and Seller’s market Identify the basic principles of real estate value Compare/contrast cost versus value as it relates to real estate Learn the three approaches to value used in the appraisal process Recognize how underwriting guidelines impact the valuation process ♦ Instructor: Rory O’Connor ...
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Paragon Beginner 9:30 am
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 ...
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Fair Housing 9:30 am
Fair Housing @ The King's Inn
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fair Housing @ The King's Inn
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton ♦ 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! ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member ...
Law of Agency for REALTORS 1:30 pm
Law of Agency for REALTORS @ The King's Inn
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Law of Agency for REALTORS @ The King's Inn
♦ CE Credits: 2 ♦ Instructor: Mary Peyton ♦ 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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Social Media Boot Camp 9:30 am
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 ...
Social Media Boot Camp 12:30 pm
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 ...
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Selling Homes to Multicultural Consumers 1:00 pm
Selling Homes to Multicultural Consumers @ Saratoga Springs Public Library
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Selling Homes to Multicultural Consumers @ Saratoga Springs Public Library | Albany | New York | United States
♦ CE Credits: 1 ♦ Instructor: Pratik Shah, Trustco Bank ♦ Learn how clients from different cultures view the process of purchasing a home and how their different belief systems, ideas & feelings are tied into the purchase process. Recognize a bargaining culture and how to respectfully work with them while educating them on appropriate times to bargain and when not to. Learn how ...
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