GRAR Class & Event Schedule

New Member Orientation

Thursday, August 5  |  8:15am-2:30pm

Thursday, September 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

Forewarn Training

Tuesday, August 10   |   11:00am (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 new service, members are required to attend a short training session at GRAR. The session will focus less on how to use the Forewarn app (since it is pretty self-explanatory and user friendly) and more on the do’s 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 will be included during New Member Orientation

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Upcoming Flexmls Trainings

There are no scheduled trainings at this time.

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

Staff contact: Rick Baumann

Wake-Up with YPN

Wednesday, August 18  |   9:00am (Virtual)

Zoom in to join YPN and learn about the past, present & future of your association from a fun duo – Ed Hansen & Julie Rietberg!

Staff contact:  Macy Durry

New Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Thursday, August 19 |  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.


Thursday, August 19   |   3:00-3:35pm (FB Live)

Jake Heglund, Ron Lemmon, and Tanya Powell May will be discussing financial wellness – planning for retirement, passive income, taxes and more. Moderated by Jessica Tucker.

We will be doing this on the third Thursday of every month at 3 o’clock with different panelists and different topics.

No need to register, just tune in our our member FB page! 

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

Challenge Day at Kids' Food Basket

Thursday, September 30  |  Save the Date

1 in 7 children in Michigan is affected by food insecurity. By volunteering your time at Kids’ Food Basket, you have the ability to create a long-term impact and nourish thousands of children in West Michigan.

The Community Involvement Task Force challenges you to join us in volunteering and living by our association motto – Making Life Better: People, Homes, Community.

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Shifts are being determined by the number of interested volunteers. Please email Macy Durry if you’re interested in stepping up to the Challenge and we will follow-up with more details once available.

YPN Co-Ed Softball Tournament

Saturday, September 11    |   9:00am    |  Huff Park

Come down to the ballpark for YPN’s Annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament! Bring your team, comfortable clothes, and game face to compete against other teams for a trophy and bragging rights!

Thank you to sponsors: Treadstone Funding: Team Mallory, Orlebeke Mackraz Law GroupFifth Third Bank, and Cross Country Mortgage!

There will also be hot dogs, face painting, a homerun derby, raffle prizes and more in store for you down at the ballpark! 

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Cost : $250.00 per team

Don’t have a team, but love to play?  Sign-up as an individual to let us know you’re a free agent wanting placement! 

6-hour Legal Update with Stephanie Jones

Wednesday, October 6    |   9:00am-2:45pm

Students will learn every bit about legislation that had changed in the past year in real estate and how to avoid lawsuits by a comprehensive study of case law from Michigan and around the country.

This class is certified for 6 hours of legal CE. Lunch will be provided.

Location: 660 Kenmoor Ave SE, 49546

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

Member Price: $57.50  /  Non-Member Price: $67.50

If you have dietary restrictions, please email Brittany at least one week prior to the class date.

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.