GRAR Class & Event Schedule

Forewarn Training via Zoom

Tuesday, October 19   |   11:00am

Tuesday, November 16   |   10:00am

Get to know your prospects in a matter of seconds! By entering a name or a telephone number, members will be able to obtain information such as: addresses, vehicle registrations, phone numbers, property records, criminal background, bankruptcies, judgments, liens, foreclosures, and evictions.

In order to take advantage of this service, members are required to attend a short training session. The session will focus on the dos and don’ts of usage to avoid liability.

The Zoom link will be sent to all event participants via email.

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Please note: If you are already registered for New Member Orientation, you do not need to register for Forewarn training. This training will be included in New Member Orientation.


Thursday, October 21 |   3:00-3:45pm (FB Live)

Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 3pm to hear honest conversation about real issues we are facing, live on our member Facebook page.

No need to register, just tune in!

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

Upcoming Flexmls Trainings

Wednesday, October 27   |   1:00-3:00pm     Virtual

Wednesday, November 17   |   1:00-3:00pm   |   Virtual

Wednesday, December 8   |  1:00-3:00pm  |  Virtual

Join this Q&A session to learn more about Flexmls.

Staff contact: Rick Baumann

Flexmls offers an extensive library of recorded trainings to assist you with questions you may have through their Flexmls Academy.

Please note: REALTOR members must complete all three steps to earn this certification.

Staff contact: Pam VanLuven

A special thank you to Mercantile Bank for sponsoring this series! 

Become a DEFI Advocate!

Introducing a brand-new local certification: DEFI Advocate!

The DEFI Advocate certification represents members who have completed specialized training in matters of Diversity, Equity, Fair Housing & Inclusion.

The path to earning this certification is three steps:

  1. Wednesday, Sept 22   |  10:00-11:30a 
    Attend Implicit Bias & Diversity Workshop presented by Graci Harkema. 2 hours of standard CE credit.

    Second chance offering!
    Register to join us at GRAR on Wednesday, Oct 13 from 10:00-11:30am for a watch party. Attending this session to view the recorded workshop will get you on track for earning the DEFI certification and earn you 2 hours of standard CE.

  2. Thursday, Oct 28   |  2:00-4:00p
    Attend the Fair Housing Fundamentals course via Zoom, presented by the Fair Housing Center.  2 hours of legal CE.

  3. To be completed independently by Nov 1
    Complete Fairhaven Training at There is no cost to REALTOR® members to complete this training. 

New Member Orientation

Thursday, November 4  |  8:15am-2:30pm

Thursday, December 2  |  8:15am-2:30pm

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. Lunch is provided. 

Location: 660 Kenmoor Ave SE, 49546

Staff contact: Dana Tosh or 616-940-8218

Wake Up with YPN

Wednesday, November 3  |  9:00a  | Zoom

“Growing up in Real Estate While Growing Your Business”

Featured guests:

Steve Stuckey (YPN Chairperson, GR Real Producers Top 300 for 2018, 2019 & 2020)

Dale Stuckey (2019 GRAR REALTOR® of the Year & 2016 GRAR President)

Grab a cup of coffee, and join YPN as they chat with the Dale and Steve, Team Stuckey!

We will be learning about what it takes to be a top producer. This is the time of year when real estate agents across the country are thinking about what they can do to make the next year their best year ever. To be a top producer, you have to learn to communicate, generate leads, make contacts, have confidence, be quick to respond, be accountable and collaborate with others.

You are welcome to observe or join in the discussion to ask your own questions as well. 

Please note: REALTOR members must complete all three steps to earn this certification.

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

Cost: $25 for the full series


Classes will be submitted for CE approval once we are permitted for classes falling into the next licensing cycle.

Master of Agent Principles (MAP)

Introducing a brand-new local certification: Master of Agent Principles (MAP)

This certification program is offered by GRAR to provide enhanced education and resources specifically aimed at salespersons. Members who earn this certification show they are committed to their professional development and strive to raise the bar of professionalism.

Attend all three classes via Zoom:

  1. Tuesday, Nov 9   |  9:00a-12:00p   |  Zoom
    Topics covered: Possession, Appraisal Guarantees,Right of First Refusal, Earnest Money Deposits, and Escalation Clauses
  2. Tuesday, Dec 14   |  9:00a-12:00p   |  Zoom
    Topics covered: Inspections & Investigations, Well/Septic, FIRPTA, Sellers Disclosure Statement (SDS), Delayed Presentation of Offers & Showings, Dispelling the Myths, and Appraisers
  3. Tuesday, Jan 18   |  9:00a-12:00p   |  Zoom
    Topics covered: Licensed v. Unlicensed Assistants, Anti-Trust, Coming Soon Listings, Current GRAR Initiatives and Member Benefits

New Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Thursday, November 18  |  1:00-3:00pm

A review of important issues to be covered: Office Policy Manuals, Broker Supervisory Responsibilities, Procedures for New, Inactive & Transferring Agents, Permitted Unlicensed Support Staff Activities, Benefits (including but not limited to, MLS Shareholder eligibility) and more.

62nd Annual Installation & Awards Celebration

Friday, December 10    |   10:00am   |  Frederik Meijer Gardens

Save the date!

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) Webinars

RPR is the nation’s largest property database, exclusively for REALTORS®. RPR puts data, tools, and reports at your fingertips so you can respond to questions and requests instantly, and position yourself as an essential part of every transaction. RPR offers everything you need to “wow” your clients and close more deals.