GRAR Class and Event Schedule

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CODE OF ETHICS TRAINING - ALL GRAR MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE IT IN 2014

NOT ALL REAL ESTATE LICENSEES ARE REALTORS®. There are more than 1.84 million active, licensed real estate agents in the United States. Roughly 1 million are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and may call themselves a REALTOR®. The Code of Ethics separates REALTORS® from the crowd of licensees. Through the Code of Ethics, REALTORS® provide consumers with a promise to protect and promote their best interests throughout the entire real estate buying, selling, or investing process. Since buying or selling a home is one of the largest and most important decisions a consumer will make, it is important to have someone on their side who is held to standards higher than state license law.

REQUIRED TRAINING: In light of the fact that the Code of Ethics is a living document that is updated and enhanced regularly to keep current with an ever changing real estate marketplace, the National Association of REALTORS® requires that all members complete a refresher Code of Ethics training course once every four years. All GRAR members complete the training on the same calendar year rotation. Collectively, GRAR members last completed the training in 2010, which means that it is time to update our knowledge of the standards and guiding principles set forth in the Code.

DID YOU KNOW? There have been some significant changes to the Code of Ethics in the last four years with respect to offerings of compensation to cooperating brokers, discrimination issues and protected classes, display of internet content, and more, so even if it wasn't a requirement to complete a refresher course, it would still be an excellent risk reduction practice!

TRAINING OFFERED ON LINE: In order to maintain good standing in the Association, please complete the user-friendly course that is offered online prior to December 31, 2014. There is no cost to complete the online course and you are not required to complete it in one sitting. Meaning, you may start the course, go show a home, and then pick up right where you left off! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BEGIN. NAR will notify GRAR when you have completed the course.

EXEMPTIONS: If you are a new member who completed New Member Orientation on or after July 1, 2013, you are exempt from the requirement to complete the Code of Ethics training for the reason that you completed the training as part of the new member process. Members who hold REALTOR® Emeritus or Life Membership are also exempt.

Please contact Sue Jenkins with any questions.




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FlexMLS

Wondering what to expect when GRAR and SWMRIC convert to the new FlexMLS? Please watch this webinar to learn about:
- Logging into FlexMLS
- Adding a New Listing
- Searching
- Prospecting
- And More!

http://www.screencast.com/t/Vqde2L8Xqe




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GRAR NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Date: August 7, September 4, October 9
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 suej@grar.com 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.




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Breakfast

YPN "BREAKFAST CLUB" - NETWORK, SOCIALIZE, AND ENERGIZE YOUR BUSINESS!
Date: August 14, 2014
Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Arnie's Restaurant (815 Leonard St. NW)

  • On the second Thursday of each month, network with Young Professionals in your area.
  • Discuss business with others from many different industries.
  • Bring a friend - everyone is welcome!
  • Enjoy a light breakfast provided by an event sponsor.
  • Bring your business cards.
  • No advance registration required.
  • Questions? Please contact Jessica Tucker



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GREAT LAKES REALTY SYSTEMS 6 HOUR 2014 CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS DATES AT GRAR!

September 17
November 13
December 17

Please click on the the date for which you would like more information to view an informative flyer!
Location: Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®




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57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan Reason #7: Breweries

SAVE THE DATE!
REBARCAMP 2014 - RAISING THE BAR

Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 (noon) - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Riverhouse Ada
Details and Registration coming soon!




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SAVE THE DATE!
ANNUAL BROKERS' MEETING - WATERMARK COUNTRY CLUB

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Business Meeting); 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Martini Mixer)
Registration will be available soon! This event is limited to Brokers and Certified Appraisers only.




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SAVE THE DATE!
2 HOUR LEGAL UPDATE WITH GREG MCCLELLAND - 2 HOURS OF LEGAL CON ED CREDIT!

Date: October 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: GRAR Auditorium
Cost: $38.00 for Members and $48.00 for Non-Members
Registration link coming soon!




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SAVE THE DATE!
2014 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK EMERGE CONFERENCE

Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. followed by a YPN Happy Hour
Where: Downtown Market
Registration link coming soon!




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Abbreviated Schedule

Code of Ethics Training

FlexMLS Webinar

August 7 - New Member Orientation

August 14 - YPN Breakfast Club

September 4 - New Member Orientation

September 17 - 6-Hour Continuing Education Course

September 25 - REBarCamp - Raising the Bar

October 16 - Annual Brokers' Meeting

October 27 - 2 Hour Legal Update with Greg McClelland

November 13 - 6-Hour Continuing Education Course

November 19 - Emerge Conference

December 17 - 6-Hour Continuing Education Course