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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.

Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
CE Credits: 7 Instructors: Rory O’Connor, Mary Peyton, Jeffrey Decatur, Jill Birdsall Take Ethics, Fair Housing, and 1 hour of Agency all in one day to complete 7 Hours of continuing education. Every REALTOR® must complete Ethics by December 2018 – we are in cycle 5- new 2-year requirement by NAR Every REALTOR® must complete Fair Housing prior to renewing their license Every REALTOR® MUST ...
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 3 hours Instructor: Ellen Boyle, Author, National speaker & real estate coach Discover easy solutions for the daily challenges agents deal with in their business.  This energy-charged class will provide attendees with many essential business tools necessary in building a highly successful and professional career. Attendees will learn how often the smallest change can make the biggest difference. Member Registration Non-Member Registration
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 3 hours Instructor: Ellen Boyle, Author, National speaker & real estate coach Attendees will learn how to use the CODE to help grow their business, secure listings, work better with the sellers, work professionally with buyers, win negotiations and improve relationships with cooperating agents. This upbeat class will highlight many specific Articles from the REALTORS® CODE OF ETHICS with an accent on ...
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Eastern NY Regional MLS for a day filled with information on the MLS Products you use! Ask questions directly from the vendors; learn new techniques and tools to navigate your products more efficiently! More information on location, vendors, and topics will be available soon!
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 3 hours Instructor: Len Elder, DREI, JD, CDEI We are going to be discussing everything from suburban properties and millennials to drones and the nature of today and tomorrow’s clients. You can’t afford to miss this avalanche of well-researched insight into our business along with practical “How To” tips of what should you be doing to take the most advantage of all ...
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 3 hours Instructor: Len Elder, DREI, JD, CDEI This class will highlight the obligation to uphold and elevate professionalism in the real estate industry and prepare them to better protect the interests of the public when using the internet and technology tools that consumers are utilizing today. Attendees will learn how to make their actions and communications with clients compliant with statutes, ...
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm
You know the old saying, “sometimes you have to spend money to make money”. Well, this webinar will show you how by making some minimal investments in the right technologies, it can actually make you much more efficient and therefore actually make you money!!
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm GCAR
Collaborative Realtor® Safety Class Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business Safe systems Your personal safety toolkit Property showing safety Open house and model home safety Showing vacant properties Social Media–Are you revealing too much? Flight or fight? Escape the situation Should you try to defend or arm yourself? Sponsored by GCAR and Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association CE Credits: 1 Member Registration ...
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm
In a prior webinar, TaxBot’s Sandy Botkin did break down what the new Tax Code really means for real estate.  Well in this follow up session, he will discuss with Amy Smythe-Harris how to take this knowledge and help you prepare for the upcoming tax season!
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 6 hours Instructor: Rebecca Jones, NYS Appraiser and USPAP instructor Lunch sponsored by Cutco Closing Gifts Come learn what influences the property value, how old the comparable should be, what needs to be adjusted, and how this information can best serve your customers and clients. Come let us show you how the appraiser gets those figures!  Please bring your calculator.  Hands-on cases studies.
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GCAR
 
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm
This week, RETI’s Warren Dow will be interviewing Kyle Hunter, Strategic Account Executive at Lone Wolf Technologies, about brokerage back office tools to prepare agents for success.  We will discuss financial reporting tools to help agents easily prepare for tax season, including annual expense statements and YTD & 1099 income reports. We will also discuss other tools, like performance tracking, that brokerages can use ...
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm The Mabee Building
CE Credit: 7 hours Instructor: Roseann Farrow, ABR, CIPS, CRB, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, RSPS, SFR, SRES Gain the knowledge and skill base you need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing resort properties and second homes for recreation, investment, and development. Attend to learn how to: Help clients evaluate and select the type of property, form of ownership and financing options to best suit ...
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 9 hours Member Registration Non-Member Registration Learn how flooring affects home sales Flooring can make or break your sale. Replacing flooring in a house is a major expense. It is important to understand the types of flooring available and their pros and cons so that you can advise your clients. This course will explore the various flooring products, maintenance, how to file ...
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm GCAR
HUD Home Sales Training Seminar presented by Gersch Real Estate Group, LLC how to use the HUD website how to register and login as a selling agent how to find info such as PCD, Lead Base Addendum what kind of financing available, each property is different how to place an offer if you are the winning bidder what your responsibilities are electronic signatures Instructors: Patrick Campbell ...
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Trustco Bank
All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity CE Credit: 1 Join us as we discuss the unique needs of the Asian, Middle Eastern, and Indian cultures in this multicultural homebuyer seminar. Gain the knowledge you need to attract multicultural customers.
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GCAR
 
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm GCAR
CE Credit: 7.5 hours Instructor: Nick Gigante, GRI, AHWD Serve buyers from presentation package to closing with confidence. From qualifying the buyer, explaining financing, safe showing, preparing an offer, and negotiating, in this course you’ll learn to walk the buyer through the entire process. Top 3 Takeaways Prepare a presentation package bound to secure buyer clients. Document Fair Housing Law compliance. Educate and guide ...
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm GCAR
E to P: How to Make Your Real Estate Business Purposeful and Predictable Instructor: Christine Marchesiello, Keller Williams Getting Purposeful About Your Business to Get Results We all have a certain level of natural ability but when we reach that ceiling of achievement we can find ourselves in the pain of not having enough time, resources, and energy to be able to continue at such ...
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm GCAR
Providing a Positive Experience for the Consumer and How to Resolve Unexpected Conflicts This meets NAR’s Ethics & Professional Standards requirements  In this course, you’ll: Gain a full understanding of the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings, enforcement procedures, and disciplinary guidelines. Learn about the mediation process and its benefits. Explore the mandatory Ombudsman program and citation options CE Credit: 6 hours Instructor: Linda ...
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm GCAR
CE Credits: 7 Instructors: Rory O’Connor, Mary Peyton, Jeffrey Decatur, Jill Birdsall Take Ethics, Fair Housing, and 1 hour of Agency all in one day to complete 7 Hours of continuing education. Every REALTOR® must complete Ethics by December 2018 – we are in cycle 5- new 2-year requirement by NAR Every REALTOR® must complete Fair Housing prior to renewing their license Every REALTOR® MUST COMPLETE 1 HOUR ...
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GCAR
 
May 3 @ 6:00 pm Spare Time
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May 5 @ 8:30 am St. Paul’s Shelter
Volunteers for Cooking Breakfast at St. Paul’s Shelter
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GCAR
 
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm GCAR
CE Credit: 3 Bonus: anyone who attends will receive a one-hour free coaching session with Carl. Instructor: Carl Schiovone Create a specific action plan for attendees to implement Highlight benefits and risks of investing and how to implement effective risk management strategies Provide an overview and comparison of various real estate investment business models available Preparing real estate professionals to work with investor clients Register ...
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm GCAR
In order to qualify for the certification, you must Take the 2 courses at GCAR on May 11 Getting started as a Real Estate Investor Introduction to holding Property for Cash Flow & Equity Growth You must have taken all of the following courses with Carl Schiovone in the past 4 years: Getting Started as a Property Rehabber & Flipper Advanced Real Estate Investing ...
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GCAR
CE Credit: 3 hours Bonus: anyone who attends will receive a one-hour free coaching session with Carl. Instructor: Carl Schiovone Create a skill set foundation and get properly prepared How to locate/analyze properties for financial success Highlight benefits and risks associated with investing How to implement effective risk management strategies Property management, effective tenant management techniques Creating your exit strategy An action plan will be ...
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