GRAR Class and Event Schedule

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Date: April 30, May 21, June 17
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®

The new REALTOR® Member Orientation Program is comprised of three segments: classroom session (offered once per month - dates are subject to change), GRAR online comprehension exam, and online Code of Ethics training. Registrations are required to reserve seating. Please contact Sue Jenkins at or 616-940-8218.

Please click here to access a new member packet for agents.

Please click here to access a new member packet for supervising brokers.


Justin Amash


Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: GRAR Auditorium
Cost: FREE - Thanks to our Sponsors - Commercial Bank and A Closer Look Home Inspection

We are pleased to welcome Congressman Amash to GRAR on May 6 to discuss key congressional issues and provide REALTOR® feedback and input.

Terry Westbrook, NAR's Federal Political Coordinator for the Congressman's District, and Members of the GRAR Government Affairs Committee will also be present to comment regarding the real estate industry's top legislative priorities.

There is no cost to attend; however, seating is limited to the first 60 respondents and RSVPs are requested in order to guarantee seating and catering. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Enter your MLS User ID - without the ric.g in front - and Password when prompted). Questions? Please contact Julie Rietberg.



Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: GRAR Auditorium
Cost: $15 Members
$20 Non-Members
This session qualifies for 2 hours of legal continuing education!
Sponsored by our friends at Evolve Bank & Trust and Northern Mortgage Services

Join us in welcoming Karol Grove, a registered professional
Land Surveyor with over 25 years of experience. She will be
discussing the following topics:
Flood Insurance Requirements
Map Modernization in Michigan
History of Flood Zones
New Construction & Flood Zones
And much more!

Click here to register using your MLS User ID and Password (without the ric.g in front)

Click here to view the event flyer with all the information!


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Dates: May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Arnie's Restaurant (Leonard St. NW)
Cost: FREE
Questions? Carrie Reed

These events are open to professionals from all industries and are intended to be an opportunity to gather, network, discuss issues, and form new business relationships. No RSVP required. Feel free to bring a friend and don't forget to bring plenty of business cards! A light breakfast will be provided courtesy of a generous sponsor.


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Dates: August 19, September 16, October 20, 2015
Time: Registration from 7:15 to 7:55 a.m. and Class from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® (Auditorium)
Instructor: Jack Miedema

GRAR will be hosting 4 Continuing Education classes in 2015. Below are dates and registration information. NOTE: THE CURRENT CYCLE ENDS OCTOBER 31, 2015 BE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL REQUIRED COURSES. Visit our Continuing Education FAQ page or contact McKenna Osborn if you have any questions about the CE Requirements.

Please click on the link provided below to access the registration forms:



The following classes are available to watch online at a reduced price.

Register here using your MLS User ID (without the ric.g in front) and password. Within 24 hours of registration, you will receive an email with information on how to watch the video.

If you signed up for a class and were unable to attend, please contact McKenna Osborn.

Recordings are available for content purposes only, Continuing Education credits will not be offered to those who only watch the recorded presentation.

GRAR is pleased to welcome Aletha VanderMaas of True Home Restorations and Rhonda Baker of the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission. Aletha is the owner of True Home Restorations, a design business focusing on interiors & exteriors of homes built between 1950 and 1975. She will be discussing the inventory in MI for Mid-Century homes, who wants them, and details of these types of homes. Rhonda is a graduate of Western Michigan University's Public History program and has worked in the field of preservation for over seventeen years. She was employed as Director for the Historic Preservation Department of South Bend and St. Joseph County Indiana and for the last twelve years has served as the Historic Preservation Specialist for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rhonda will be discussing historic preservation, the importance of preserving historic homes, and what it means to preserve historic property.

We are pleased to welcome Craig Vanderwall of Decon Specialties who will be discussing Methamphetamine testing and remediation. Randy Bierlein of Enviro-Decon will also be presenting helpful information regarding mold testing, remediation, and mold removal.

Learn more about the MSHDA and HomeStyle Renovation programs offered by our friends at Huntington Bank.

Join us for this joint presentation featuring The Right Place, Experience Grand Rapids, and Local First! See how these organizations all work toward a common goal - bringing jobs and businesses to the Greater Grand Rapids area, attracting conventions and tourism, and supporting local entrepreneurs. These are all activities that enhance our local economy and promote an environment where people will want to live, work, and play.

Abbreviated Schedule

April 30 - New Member Orientation

May 6 - Town Hall Luncheon Meeting w/Congressman Justin Amash

May 7 - FEMA & Flood Zone Lunch n' Learn

May 14 - YPN Breakfast Club

May 21 - New Member Orientation

June 11 - YPN Breakfast Club

June 17 - New Member Orientation

July 9 - YPN Breakfast Club

August 13 - YPN Breakfast Club

August 19 - Continuing Education w/Jack Miedema

September 10 - YPN Breakfast Club

September 16 - Continuing Education w/Jack Miedema

October 20 - Continuing Education w/Jack Miedema