GRAR Class & Event Schedule

Thank you to MiMutual for sponsoring this education series!

Cost: $10.00 each

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

Digging Deeper as a REALTOR® Education Series

Water Issues Impacting Ottawa County

Monday, March 15  |   10:00-11:00am (Virtual)

This course will act as a guide for real estate agents to educate clients currently living in or considering moving to rural areas or shoreline properties in Ottawa County. Students will walk away with knowledge of how groundwater issues and erosion are impacting the fastest growing county in Michigan. Instructed by Paul Sachs & Joe Bush.

1 hour CE (standard) 

Surveys & Appraisals

Monday, April 19  |   10:00am-12:00pm (Virtual)

This class focuses on avoidable pitfalls and providing solutions to issues with land surveying, appraisals, and residential environmental factors. Instructed by David Clark. 

2 hours legal CE 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Monday, May 17  |   10:00-11:00am (Virtual)

Low inventory, a pandemic, and a spring market – oh my! In this session, you’ll learn at least 21 ways to get more listings this year, with a little help from the cast of the Wizard of Oz. You’ll get tactical advice and a dose of fun, as well as strategies you can start implementing today. Instructed by Valerie Garcia.

1 hour CE (standard)

New Member Orientation

Thursday, May 6   |   8:30am-2:30pm (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 2   |   8:30am-2:30pm (Virtual)

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.

Staff contact: Dana Tosh or 616-940-8218

Forewarn Training

Tuesday, May 18   |  1:00pm (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

Cost: $5.00

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Upcoming Flexmls Trainings

Wednesday, April 21   |  2:00 pm (Virtual)

Wednesday, May 19   |  2:00 pm (Virtual)

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

Staff contact: Rick Baumann

Wake Up with YPN

Wednesday, April 21   |  9:00 am (Virtual)

Join to hear from experienced appraiser and coach, Blaine Feyen, on what the Spring market has in store in terms of home values, what improvements are receiving the highest return on investment, and other trends he foresees moving through the rest of the year.

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Wednesday, May 5   |  1:00-4:00pm  |  GRAR’s Patio

All are welcome and encouraged to join in on food, games, music, drinks and fun!  No registration required.

Cerveza’s & Margaritas sponsored by Inlanta Mortgage!

Fiesta food sponsored by ATA National Title Group!

Staff contact: Macy Durry

Book & Blood Drive

Wednesday, May 12   |  10:00am-5:00pm  |  GRAR’s Parking Lot

The Community Involvement Task Force encourages you to give back! Lunch will be provided to those who donate blood or a gently used K-8th grade book to the Kay Courtney Book Drive courtesy of Mortgage 1, Inc.!

In order to donate blood, please click the link below to pre-schedule an appointment time.

Staff contact: Macy Durry

New Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Thursday, May 20 |  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.

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.