GRAR Class and Event Schedule



FREE, HANDS-ON, FLEX MLS TRAINING SESSIONS AT GRAR

Date:

    • January 15, 2019

Time:  2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Location:  GRAR

Cost:  FREE!

Instructors:  Rick Baumann and Kristy Lubbers

Bring your laptop or mobile device and review the most commonly used features and functions of our Flex MLS.  There will also be plenty of opportunity for Q&A!

Please click here to register.  Enter your MLS User ID – without the ric.g in front – and Password when prompted.

Questions?  Please contact helpdesk@grar.com.

FREE FLEX WEBINARS

December 13, 2018 from 11:30- 12:00 p.m. – Working from Your (Parked) Car

January 8, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.- The Flexmls Portal

January 31, 2019 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m.- Everything You Touch Turns to Sold



R LogoGRAR NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION PROGRAM

2019 Dates:

  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 17
  • November 6
  • December 5

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®

Team of Instructors and Guest Presenters:  Julie Rietberg, Pam VanLuven, Rick Baumann, Kristy Lubbers, Wayne Wu, Ryan Ogle, Ingrid Nelson, and other 2018 GRAR Directors.

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 Paige Mather at Paigem@grar.com or 616-940-8218.

Please click here to access a new member packet for agents. 



 

59th Annual Installation & Awards Celebration!

We welcome and encourage all members to join us as we celebrate our volunteers, recognize many of you for years of membership, announce award winners, and witness the installation of our 2019 Officers and Directors.

When: December 14th at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens- 1000 East Beltline, 49525

*** REGISTRATION IS FULL AT THIS TIME***


Introducing FOREWARN- Your Newest Membership Benefit!

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

Click HERE to view the event flyer.

When: December 17, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: GRAR- 660 Kenmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids, 49506

Cost: $7.00 to attend and lunch will be provided. Thank you to our event sponsors, First American Title Company and Team Mortgage Company!

*** REGISTRATION IS FULL AT THIS TIME***Once we get through the first 5 sessions, the Safety Task Force will evaluate how many additional potential users still require training and will schedule additional offerings (which may include online options as well).  Please stay tuned for those announcements.


Introducing FOREWARN- Your Newest Membership Benefit!

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

Click HERE to view the event flyer.

When: December 21, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: GRAR- 660 Kenmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids, 49506

Cost: $7.00 to attend and lunch will be provided. Thank you to our event sponsor First American Title Company!

*** REGISTRATION IS FULL AT THIS TIME** Once we get through the first 5 sessions, the Safety Task Force will evaluate how many additional potential users still require training and will schedule additional offerings (which may include online options as well).  Please stay tuned for those announcements.



Introducing FOREWARN- Your Newest Membership Benefit!

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

Click HERE to view the event flyer.

When: January 14, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: GRAR- 660 Kenmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids, 49506

Cost: $7.00 to attend and lunch will be provided. Thank you to our event sponsors, Chicago Title Insurance Company and Commission Express of Michigan!

Register Here


Introducing FOREWARN- Your Newest Membership Benefit!

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

Click HERE to view the event flyer.

When: January 21, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: GRAR- 660 Kenmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids, 49506

Cost: $7.00 to attend and lunch will be provided.

Register Here



Introducing FOREWARN- Your Newest Membership Benefit!

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

Click HERE to view the event flyer.

When: January 29, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: GRAR- 660 Kenmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids, 49506

Cost: $7.00 to attend and lunch will be provided.

Register Here



MISSED AN OFFERING? WATCH ONLINE!

The following classes are available to watch online at a reduced price. Email brittany@grar.com and indicate which of the sessions below you would like to view.  You will receive an email with information on how to watch the video.  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.

FEMA & FLOOD ZONES: Join us in welcoming Karol Grove, a registered professional Land Surveyor with over 25 years of experience. She will be discussing the following topics:

  • Flood Insurance Requirements
  • Map Modernization in Michigan
  • History of Flood Zones
  • New Construction & Flood Zones
  • And much more!

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

LEARN ABOUT LENDING: A PANEL DISCUSSION:  Please join us for an event at GRAR 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!