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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.

Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount.  You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because ...
Twisted Vine
9:00 am
♦ CE Credit: 3 ♦ Lunch sponsored by Cutco Closing Gifts 12:00pm – 1:00pm ♦ Instructor: Chris Abazis ♦ Designed for new or experienced salespeople that want to learn how to transform their listing presentations into an expert consultation. Attend and learn how to powerfully articulate your value, conduct a thorough needs analysis, overcome common listing objections, and utilize powerful language to obtain your ...
GCAR
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
♦ CE Credit: 3 ♦ Lunch sponsored by Cutco Closing Gifts 12:00pm – 1:00pm ♦ Instructor: Chris Abazis ♦ Learn the techniques on how to service your seller client at the highest level resulting in more satisfied clients, receive higher ratings and obtain more client referrals.  You’ll create a written marketing and service plan for your seller clients and learn how to: implement new ...
GCAR
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
♦ Module 3 of 5: Session 2 ♦ CE Credit: 1.5 ♦ 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 ...
GCAR
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
12:30 pm
♦ 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 ...
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
12:30 pm
♦ CE Credit: 3 ♦ Includes 2 hours of Law of Agency ♦ Instructor: Jeffrey Decatur ♦ This class is designed for new licensees.  It will provide students with a refresher on Agency & Disclosure & agent responsibilities.  It will instruct you on filling the paperwork out properly, preparing a seller consultation, CMA overview, managing seller expectations and mistakes and pitfalls to avoid. ♦ Free ...
GCAR
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
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
GCAR
Oct 3 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm
9:15 am
♦ CE Credit: 6 ♦ Instructor: Lisbeth Calandrino ♦ Get yourself up to speed and make new connections. Understanding flooring and options can definitely help you sell a home. There are lots of important things to know; what products are available, what colors are selling, which products last long, how to avoid problems, ‘easy fix problems’ for your customer and many more exciting topics. ...
Holiday Inn Johnstown
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
♦ 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 ...
GCAR
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
♦ 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 ...
GCAR
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
♦ 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 ...
Embassy Suites
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
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.
GCAR
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
9:00 am
♦ 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.
GCAR
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
1:30 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.
GCAR
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
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Saratoga City Center
12:30 pm
♦ 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 ...
GCAR
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Ianniello Anderson Law Office
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
♦ 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 ...
GCAR
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Ianniello Anderson Law Office
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Ianniello Anderson Law Office
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 am
♦ CE Credits: 22.5 (Includes DOS mandated 3 hours of fair housing and 2 hours of agency and 2.5 hours NAR Code of Ethics requirement) ♦ Instructor: Don Scanlon ♦ The Certified Buyer Representative (CBR®) designation establishes your commitment to excellence and integrity and certifies both to peers and consumers that you uphold the highest standard of dedication and service to real estate buyers. ...
GCAR
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Ianniello Anderson Law Office
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Ianniello Anderson Law Office
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am
♦ Instructor: Nancy Mosca, ABR, CIPS, GRI, SRES, SRS, AHWD, BPOR, ePRO, MRP, SFR ♦ CE Credit: 7.5 hours ♦ Represent seller clients in a way that keeps them coming back. Satisfies 2 hours NYS agency requirement. Get a competitive advantage with strategies to: Gain more listings. Get clients to price to sell. Enhance your marketing. Avoid Fair Housing violations and safety concerns ♦ The ...
GCAR
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
October 29 – November 14, 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm Instructors: Mary Peyton & Rory O’Connor Member cost: $350 + $30 book Non-member cost: $375 + $30 book 22.5 hours of CE ONLY IF you are renewing your salesperson license. If you are obtaining your broker license the two-year education requirement resets. This course is good for 8 years, giving you time to ...
Ianniello Anderson Law Office
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
♦ CE Credits: 0 ♦ Instructor: Nicole Parker, Filmworks 109 ♦ This class will teach you how to create a LinkedIn profile and utilize it for networking, content marketing, and leadership positioning. Learn how to navigate the LinkedIn platform, build a network, join groups, and explore news and events. In addition to a personal profile, this class will teach you how to set up ...
Filmworks 109
1:00 pm
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Dan Gastle ♦ Moderator will discuss the residential appraisal process in detail to help real estate agents gain a better understanding of the appraisal process. ♦ Free for GCAR members only. Click here for non-member pricing info
Holiday Inn Saratoga
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
♦ CE Credits: 3 ♦ Instructor: Rory O’Connor ♦ This course will heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics; create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives; enhance professionalism and competency; and encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily ...
GCAR
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
♦ 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 ...
GCAR
4:15 pm
♦ CE Credits: 1 ♦ 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
GCAR
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