GRAR Class and Event Schedule

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CFPB "GETTING AHEAD OF THE 2015 INDUSTRY CHALLENGES" LUNCH-N-LEARN
Date: June 9, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: GRAR Auditorium
Cost: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members - *Cost includes lunch!*
Con. Ed.: Approved for 1 Legal Credit Hour - Course #C000241
Sponsored by our friends at Transnation Title Agency.

The rules, procedures and forms for residential real estate closings are changing on August 1. Hear about the changes from Mario Castillo w/Transnation Title Agency. Find out the best ways to prepare for the changes and ensure that your closings stay on track!

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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LEARN ABOUT LENDING: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: GRAR Auditorium
Cost: Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
*Cost includes lunch!*
Con. Ed.: Approved for 2 hours of CE Credit - Course #C000256

Please join us for an event featuring 6 panelists from the lending side of the real estate transaction. Have you ever felt like you should be better versed on what loans and programs are available to your buyers? Now is the time to get up to speed!

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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YPN BREAKFAST CLUB
Date: June 11, 2015
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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REGIONAL OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
Date: June 13-14, 2015

The Regional Open House Weekend is a great opportunity for Buyers AND Sellers!

Despite the digital age, open houses have remained one of the top resources for buyers when it comes to their home search process. June 13 & 14, Realtors® will host hundreds of open houses, helping to successfully bring together home buyers and sellers.

Ask your Realtor® for more details!

Join our Facebook Event!




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GRAR NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Date: June 17, 2015
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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6 HOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE

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:




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MISSED AN OFFERING? WATCH ONLINE!

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.

MID-CENTURY & HISTORIC HOMES:
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.

MOLD & METHAMPHETAMINE REMEDIATION/TESTING:
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.

HUNTINGTON'S MSHDA & HOMESTYLE RENOVATION PROGRAMS
Learn more about the MSHDA and HomeStyle Renovation programs offered by our friends at Huntington Bank.

ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT
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

June 9 - CFPB Training

June 10 - Learn About Lending: A Panel Discussion

June 11 - YPN Breakfast Club

June 17 - New Member Orientation

June 13-14 - Regional Open House Weekend

August 19 - Continuing Education w/Jack Miedema

September 16 - Continuing Education w/Jack Miedema

October 20 - Continuing Education w/Jack Miedema