GRAR Class & Event Schedule

Forewarn Training via Zoom

Thursday, September 22  |   10:00am (Virtual)

Friday, October 28  |  10:00am (Virtual)

Friday, November 18   |   10:00am (Virtual)

Friday, December 16   |   10:00am (Virtual)

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.

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.

Staff contact: McKenzie

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

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

DEFI Advocate Certification

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. Tuesday, September 27  |  10:00-11:30a
    Attend Implicit Bias & Diversity Workshop at GRAR, presented by Graci Harkema. 2 hours of standard CE credit.

  2. Tuesday, October 11  |  10:00a-12:00p
    Attend the Social & Fair presentation by Brian Westrin at GRAR. 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. 

Cost: $40.00 for the full series option, includes both classes. Be sure to select the series option at registration!

Though all three steps need to be completed to earn the certification, individual class sign-ups are available at the cost of $25 each.

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

Location: GRAR Auditorium

Cost: $15.00 (includes light breakfast & 3 hours of standard CE)

Code of Ethics Training

Wednesday, Sept 28  |  9:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday, Oct 18  |  9:00am-12:00pm

NAR requires that all REALTORS® complete a refresher Code of Ethics training course once every 3 years. GRAR policy calls for all members to complete the training in the same calendar year. Collectively, all GRAR members last completed the training in 2019. That means that we must now all complete the training in 2022.

Exemptions: Members who hold the REALTOR® Emeritus or Life Membership status are exempt.

We would encourage you to take advantage of NAR’s free online training, but if you prefer a classroom setting, GRAR will be offering a handful of in-person sessions as well.

Thank you to ATA National Title Group for sponsoring!

Emerge: The Pillars of Our Community

Wednesday, October 19 |  9:00am-12:30pm

Presentations by prominent organizations who support the community we love, including: The Right Place, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and more! 

Staff contact: Krissie Entsminger

Location: Watermark Country Club

Member: $25.00

Non-member: $35.00 

Registration includes: Event ticket, donuts, mimosas, and lunch!


Thursday, October 20  |   3:00-3:45pm (Facebook)

New videos are available on the third Thursday of every month at 3 o’clock with different panelists and different topics.

No need to register, just view on our member FB page! 

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

New Member Orientation

Thursday, October 13  |  8:15am-2:30pm

Thursday, November 3  |  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

New Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Wednesday, October 26  |  1:00-3:00pm

Thursday, December 1  |  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.

Staff contact: Dana Tosh

Upcoming Flexmls Trainings

There are no trainings scheduled at this time. Please view the Flexmls training videos link below!

Join this Q&A session with Rick Baumann and Kristy Lubbers to get all of your questions answered about Flexmls.

Location: GRAR Meeting Room (660 Kenmoor Ave, 49546)

Staff contact: Rick Baumann

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

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.