GRAR Class & Event Schedule


Thursday, November 16 |   3:00-3:45pm (Facebook)

“Tax Strategies” with panelists, Julie Grevengoed, Jamie Rodriguez, and Paul Straub. Moderated by Tanya Powell-May.

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 Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Thursday, November 30  |  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.

New Member Orientation

Thursday, December 7  |  8:15am-2:30pm

Thursday, January 4  |  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

Installation & Awards Celebration

Friday, December 8  |  10:00am-12:00pm

We welcome and encourage all members to join us as we celebrate our volunteers, recognize many of you for your years of membership in GRAR, announce our award winners, and witness the installation of our 2024 Officers and Directors.

Also take this opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Frederik Meijer Gardens in full holiday charm!

This event is complimentary and open only to members of GRAR.

This event is full. Please click the button below and fill out your contact information to be added to the waiting list. We will reach out to you, if space becomes available.

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

YPN Ugly Sweater Bowling

Thursday, December 14  |  12:00-2:30pm

There’ll be bowling balls rolling, and smiles all glowing, when ugly sweaters are near! It’s the most fun-derful time of the year!

Don’t forget to wear your ugliest sweater for the Fugly & Festive Fashion Show, where you’ll have a chance to strut your stuff before the ugly sweater contest voting begins! 

Drink Sponsor: Mercantile Bank

Food Sponsor: Guild Mortgage

Lane Sponsors: Huntington Bank, MiMutual Mortgage, Sun Title

Registration includes bowling, shoes, pizza, and a drink ticket – all for only $20!

Location: Westgate Bowl

Staff contact: Krissie Entsminger

Short-Term Rentals Class

Tuesday, January 16  |  Save the date

Location: GRAR

Staff contact: Brittany Smith


Thursday, January 18  |  Save the date

Location: The Knickerbocker

Staff contact: Krissie Entsminger

GRI is coming to GRAR!

Registration opening soon – save the dates

The GRI designation is one of the most prestigious designations and most widely held among those who hold any designations, held by 19 percent of Realtors®, based on latest NAR Survey Data. Earn your GRI Designation while satisfying your 90 clock hours of approved course work in earning your Brokers License as offered through LARA.

Students will complete 60 hours of course material through GRI I & II (either in classroom or online) followed by GRI III, a 30 hour Broker Prep course, which is offered only online.

GRI classes can be taken in any order.

  • GRI I: Feb 26-29  |  8:30am-4:30pm
  • GRI II: March 11-14  |  8:30am-4:30pm
  • GRI III is an online-only class

Please note: This will not count toward your con ed requirements.

After the coursework is complete, you will pay a one-time $35 application fee and receive your designation certificate. After that, there are no additional fees to pay for the GRI. The GRI is the only designation offered by the National Association of Realtors® that does not have annual fees or dues.

Forewarn Training

On-demand training

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 watch and complete a short online training. The session will focus on the dos and don’ts of usage to avoid liability.

Following the training, you will be asked to complete a quiz and submit a Use Agreement.

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

Upcoming Flexmls Trainings

There are no trainings scheduled at the current time.

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.