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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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Find, Fund, Fix, and Flip Real Estate 9:00 am
Find, Fund, Fix, and Flip Real Estate @ GCAR
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $85 members/$100 non-members • CE Credits: 7.5 hours • 1 hour of fair housing • Instructor: Richard Carr • Create passive income by buying and holding multi-unit properties & flipping houses • House flipping basics • Bank owned properties • Prep work of purchasing a bank-owned property • Property acquisition checklist • Doing your homework on a property • Repairs • Rehab walkthrough checklist • ...
Education Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
Education Committee Meeting @ GCAR
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Green Commercial Buildings: Issues, Money, & Laws 9:00 am
Green Commercial Buildings: Issues, Money, & Laws @ GCAR
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $40 members/$55 non-members • Learn all about Green concepts and construction: Why green buildings are so important, The Real Estate Professionals role, Building rating systems, Energy Star, Green Globes and LEED, Specific issues and solutions, The economics, Return on Investments, • CE Credits: 3 • Instructor: Richard Ferro
Real Estate Negotiation Expert 9:00 am
Real Estate Negotiation Expert @ GCAR
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
Real Estate Negotiation Expert @ GCAR | Albany | New York | United States
Cost: $175 • CE Credit: 13 • This new 2-day Course is an interactive experience to help negotiators elevate their game! The course examines all types of negotiation formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win. A full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques, and advantages will be provided so that negotiators can provide effective results for their client. The ...
Safety Class (1 CE) 12:30 pm
Safety Class (1 CE) @ GCAR
Oct 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $15 • BE ALERT-HAVE A PLAN • In a recent NAR survey, 48% of REALTORS® stated they’ve been in situations where they feared for their personal safety/information. Therefore, it’s wise to be alert and have a safety plan in place, talk to your Broker to learn your company’s safety protocol. • GCAR is offering a one-hour safety video that reviews safety steps and advice. ...
Cash In The Code 9:30 am
Cash In The Code @ Rivers Casino
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $45 members/$65 non-members • 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 the WHY & the HOW.  Attendees will gain a ...
Trade Show 12:30 pm
Trade Show @ Rivers Casino
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm
All successful REALTORS® attribute NETWORKING as the number one reason for hitting their income mark! The Trade Show is the biggest networking event that GCAR organizes to help your business grow! SCHEDULE 9:30am – 12:30pm  Cash in the Code with Ellen Boyle $45 members/$65 non-members* Learn how to use the Code of Ethics to help grow your business, secure listings, work better with sellers, ...
YPN Top Producer Panel 12:00 pm
YPN Top Producer Panel @ GCAR
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch provided and sponsored by Verner Inspections Services. Panelists Christine Marchesiello, Keller Williams Capital District Rachel Henley, Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. Jeffery Decatur, RE/MAX Capital Chris Culihan, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Albany
New Member Orientation
New Member Orientation @ GCAR
Oct 24 all-day
The Listing Agreement: What Every REALTOR® Should Know! 6:00 pm
The Listing Agreement: What Every REALTOR® Should Know! @ GCAR
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $40 members, $60 non-members • For the benefit of the client and the deal, complete the form properly and save yourself a migraine! • CE Credits: 3 hours • Instructor: Bill Alston, Associate Broker
GRI 1 – Ethics 8:30 am
GRI 1 – Ethics @ GCAR
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members • Capitalize on what sets REALTORS® apart from real estate licensees. Satisfies NAR’s mandatory ethics training requirement. • CE Credits: 7.5 • Instructors: Joseph Whittington, GRI
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