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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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Aging in Place 12:30 pm
Aging in Place @ GCAR
Oct 3 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
♦ CE Credit: 3 ♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino ♦ This class will explore how to assess a house for a client looking for a ‘forever home’ and the modifications necessary to make the home senior ready. We’ll also explore money and grants available for rehabilitation, the Older American’s Act and how technology will make aging in place possible. We’ll also look at community housing ...
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Selling Homes to Multicultural Consumers 12:00 pm
Selling Homes to Multicultural Consumers @ GCAR
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Selling Homes to Multicultural Consumers @ GCAR | 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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Marketing Your Properties 6:00 pm
Marketing Your Properties @ GCAR
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Your Properties @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States
♦ Module 5 of 5: Session 1 ♦ CE Credit: 3 ♦ 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 ...
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Increase Your Business with the Code 9:00 am
Increase Your Business with the Code @ Embassy Suites
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
♦ CE Credit: 4 ♦ This class meets NAR’s Ethics requirement for cycle 6 (which ends 12/31/2020) ♦ Instructor: Ellen Boyle ♦ Join Ellen Boyle, National Speaker and Business Coach, as she shows you how to increase your business while decreasing your risks.   You’ll learn how to complete a buyer’s consultation, how the fundamentals of sales and service can grow your business successfully.  There ...
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Paragon Pro 9:30 am
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.
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Purchase Contract 9:00 am
Purchase Contract @ GCAR
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
♦ CE Credits: 3.5 ♦ Instructor: Bill Alston ♦ Want to avoid problems at closing? A canceled contract? The need for an addendum? Title work to be redone? An appraisal being amended? Learn how to complete these vital contracts correctly the first time and sale smoothly through your closing! ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info.
Listing Contract 1:30 pm
Listing Contract @ GCAR
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Bill Alston ♦ Want to avoid problems at closing? A canceled contract? The need for an addendum? Title work to be redone? An appraisal being amended? Learn how to complete these vital contracts correctly the first time and sale smoothly through your closing! ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info.
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Trade Show 12:00 pm
Trade Show @ Saratoga City Center
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Trade Show @ Saratoga City Center
Click here for more details.
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Increase Home Value: Understand the Renovation Lending Process/Benefits 12:30 pm
Increase Home Value: Understand the Renovation Lending Process/Benefits @ GCAR
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Increase Home Value: Understand the Renovation Lending Process/Benefits @ GCAR
♦ 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 ...
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Broker Licensing Course 9:00 am
Broker Licensing Course @ Chamber of Southern Saratoga County & CRBRA
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ Chamber of Southern Saratoga County & CRBRA | New York | United States
October 29, 31, November 5, 7, 8, 14 9:00am – 5:00pm Location October 29 & 31, November 5 & 8 Chamber of Southern Saratoga County 58 Clifton Country Rd #102, Clifton Park, NY November 7 & 14 Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association (CRBRA) 10 Old Plank Rd, Clifton Park, NY Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member ...
Marketing Yourself & Your Services 6:00 pm
Marketing Yourself & Your Services @ GCAR
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Yourself & Your Services @ GCAR
♦ Module 4 of 5: Session 2 ♦ CE Credit: 0 ♦ 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 ...
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Broker Licensing Course 9:00 am
Broker Licensing Course @ Chamber of Southern Saratoga County & CRBRA
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Broker Licensing Course @ Chamber of Southern Saratoga County & CRBRA | New York | United States
October 29, 31, November 5, 7, 8, 14 9:00am – 5:00pm Location October 29 & 31, November 5 & 8 Chamber of Southern Saratoga County 58 Clifton Country Rd #102, Clifton Park, NY November 7 & 14 Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association (CRBRA) 10 Old Plank Rd, Clifton Park, NY Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member ...
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