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Continuing Education

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the GSAR offices at 5958 East Taft Rd., N. Syracuse, NY 13212.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to download our continuing education booklet.

CLICK HERE  to register OR download our registration forms below.  You can also contact the education department at education@cnyrealtor.com or 315-457-5979 x 224.

GRI Registration Form

CE Course Education Form

Scheduled Classes

CANCELLATIONS: Requests for cancellation must be received in writing no later than 72 hours prior to the class to avoid a $25 penalty.

REFUNDS: If a written cancellation request is received less than 72 hours prior to the course start date, a refund less a $25 processing fee will be granted. No refunds will be granted after the start date of the course. NO EXCEPTIONS. Send cancellation requests to education@cnyrealtor.com 

(E) - Course Fulfills NAR's Code of Ethics Requirement - The current Code of Ethics cycle began Jan. 1, 2017 and ends Dec. 31, 2018

(FH) - Course Fulfills DOS Fair Housing Requirement - Required: minimum 3.0 hours for each license renewal

(A) - Course fulfills DOS agency requirement - Required: minimum 2.0 hrs for the first license renewal, 1.0 hr for each renewal thereafter

2018 Education Schedule

 (E) (A) Ethics for REALTORS® with Don Radke

September 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is your pathway to professionalism. Adhering to the Code is what separates you, as a REALTOR®, from other real estate professionals. In this class, you will be reminded of your duties to clients & customers, the public, and your fellow REALTORS®. The professional standards process and Pathways to Professionalism will also be discussed.

   

Put More Show & Less Tell in Your Listing Presentation with Randy Templeman

September 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

 A typical listing presentation consists of a licensee explaining to a seller about market conditions, advising on property preparation and pricing, telling them what marketing may be utilized and trying to persuade the seller as to why the licensee should be selected to list the property. By increasing various visual communication techniques in a presentation, the licensee can enhance the clarity of the information and improve the seller’s comprehension, retention and recall of the material, which may result in a more professional relationship while minimizing confusion and misunderstandings.

 

The 7 P's to Getting a Buyer Representation Agreement Signed with Randy Templeman

October 18, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

A Buyer Representation Agreement is a contract between a real estate broker and a potential purchaser stipulating the obligations and expectations of each. In the past, these forms were not common and often failed to meet the mutual needs of the parties involved. As a result, they were rarely used. Today, brokers and consumers frequently expect their professional relationship to be formalized by a Buyer Representation Agreement that documents and clarifies the responsibilities of both the broker and the purchaser. Obtaining consent to represent through a signed buyer representation agreement can ensure that consumers receive client level service, minimize misunderstandings and help make the home buying process a positive experience.    

 

DESIGNATION COURSE:  GRI-4  Legal*   with Jim Braman, Esq.

October 30  (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
CE Credit: 7.5 hours  Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members

 Practice real estate legally, ethically, and without risk.

You'll learn to:

Comply with laws and regulations
Handle contracts, deposits, environmental issues, settlement, and record-keeping
Avoid antitrust and other legal issues

Already hold the GRI designation?  You can audit any GRI course for $50, CE included!  Call NYSAR to take advantage of this special offer: 518-463-0300 x 219
*REGISTRATION FOR ALL GRI COURSES IS THROUGH NYSAR:
 nysarportal.com or 518-463-0300x219

 

(FH) Stay Inside Fair Housing Laws to Stay Outside of Jail with Randy Templeman

November 8, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Federal, State and local laws have been enacted to protect individuals from discriminatory practices in their pursuit of housing, whether renting or buying. Real estate licensees should understand these laws to ensure that no one is denied their real property rights.Do YOU understand what the laws are, who is protected, what is prohibited and how the laws are enforced?  This course will help you to avoid discriminatory activities and the resulting consequences for noncompliance of fair housing laws.  Failure to comply with the laws not only exposes you to charges of criminal acts, but may also be grounds for civil and/or disciplinary action.  SATISFIES THE DOS FAIR HOUSING/ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TRAINING REQUIREMENT. AT LEAST 3 HRS OF FAIR HOUSING/ANTI-DISCRIMINATION TRAINING IS REQURED FOR LICENSE RENEWAL

 

Short Sales with Donavan Pieterse

November 13, 9:00am - 1:30pm  4Hrs CE  $48 for GSAR Members/$60 for Non-Members.

If you are looking for an in-depth discussion of the short sale, you will not want to miss this class.  You will learn how to process the short sale and will be introduced to the subtle short sale warning signs and elements of a deal that make a short sale unlikely.  The foreclosure process, disclosure issues, and listing issues (e.g., tax liabilities, liens, the BPO and the rel estate commission) will be discussed.  The course closes with a group discussion of on-going and past short sale experiences.  Donavan will teach you how to successfully manage a short sale transaction step by step.

 

Creative Financing with Donavan Pieterse

November 14, 9:00am - 1:30pm  4Hrs CE  $48 for GSAR Members/$60 for non-members.

Donavan will show you how to look at every real estate transaction as a possible addition to your personal real estate portfolio while at the same time helping the seller. Learn how to use seller financing, land contracts, lease options and more.  You will gain a better understanding of the benefits of owning real estate personally during inflationary times.

*Note: this is not a class on how to help buyers get a bank loan.

 

(E) (A) Ethics for REALTORS® with Don Radke

November 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is your pathway to professionalism. Adhering to the Code is what separates you, as a REALTOR®, from other real estate professionals. In this class, you will be reminded of your duties to clients & customers, the public, and your fellow REALTORS®. The professional standards process and Pathways to Professionalism will also be discussed.

  

Commercial Real Estate - You Can Do It with Ozzie Crisalli

December 6, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

 Wouldn't you like to learn how to have your doctor, dentist, hairstylist, mechanic, etc. pay you for a change? Then you should attend this introductory course for anyone curious about the commercial side of the real estate business. Participants will learn how commercial and residential transactions differ, including: the motivation of the commercial client, financial considerations, and property types. The course wraps up with a “first transaction” scenario where you will put all of the pieces together.

 

Killer House You Have There with Mike Smith

December 12, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

This course is an overview of common environmental issues that one might find in residential properties and  can affect the real estate transaction. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to distinguish challenges for sellers and/or buyers that might affect financing, marketability, and usefulness of the affected property due to unresolved issues.  You will learn which appropriate inspections can be recommended prior to taking remedial action and the risk-reducing best practices that will shorten marketing time for sellers, provide smoother transactions for buyers, and reduce liability for all parties.

 

(A) Multiple Offers: Handle with Care! with Mike Smith

December 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Learn to navigate the ethical, legal and strategic pathways that arise in multiple offer situations.  Class discussion will focus on: concerns of the participants; Articles of the Code of Ethics that pertain to multiple offers; red flags; and indisputable facts about handling multiple offers. SATISFIES TWO HOURS OF LAW OF AGENCY TRAINING

 

 

(E) (A) Ethics for REALTORS® with Don Radke

December 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is your pathway to professionalism. Adhering to the Code is what separates you, as a REALTOR®, from other real estate professionals. In this class, you will be reminded of your duties to clients & customers, the public, and your fellow REALTORS®. The professional standards process and Pathways to Professionalism will also be discussed.