GRAR Class & Event Schedule

Craft Cocktail Happy Hour

Thursday, October 1  |  4:15-5:00pm (Virtual)

GRAR members can choose to obtain the supplies needed to create the signature drink of your choice listed here. Prepare your refreshment at the beginning of our happy hour with creative, fun, professional instruction! We will enjoy these together while hearing more about how RPAC has worked for you, not the least of which is that the real estate industry was the FIRST – of those who operate primarily indoors – to have re-opened for business on May 7. That was not by chance!

He's Back! Dr. Alan Beaulieu Economic Update

Friday, October 2   |  12:30- 2:30pm  (Virtual)

Exclusively for GRAR members.  

Dr. Beaulieu has a reputation as an accurate, straightforward economist who has been delivering award-winning seminars in countries across the world for the last 30 years.  He has been GRAR’s featured speaker, based upon requests for his return, for the past 3 years at the GRAR Annual Brokers Meeting & Economic Update, and his unique insight and presentation style have caused the event to fill up in minutes of when it was opened up. This presentation will take place after the conclusion of the Annual Broker’s Meeting as reflected in the time above.  You won’t want to miss this!

Brokers: Check your inbox for your personal invitation.

Estate Planning - 2 hour legal CE Class

Tuesday, October 13  |  9:00- 11:00am (Virtual)

Education for REALTORS® surrounding estate property laws to ensure transactions close properly and on time. This class is CE Marketplace certified for 2 hours of legal CE. Link to join will be sent the day prior to the event.

Sponsored by: ATA National Title Group

Member price: $5.00 | Non-member price: $20.00

Staff contact: Brittany Smith

The Emerging Grand Rapids

Thursday, October 15   |  10:30am- 12:00pm  (Virtual)

Join us to explore the growth happening in Grand Rapids, how to best service relocation clients, tips for pivoting your business in this time of change, and real estate trends as a whole.

GRAR’s Young Professional Network is proud to virtually welcome:

Birgit Klohs: President & CEO of The Right Place
Bing Goei: President & CEO of Eastern Floral
Shay Hata: Motivational Speaker & Real Estate Coach
Nobu Hata: CEO of Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®

A link to join will be sent to you prior to this virtual event. Space is limited.

Cost: $5.00 non-refundable

Staff contact: Macy Durry

New Member Orientation

Tuesday, September 29  |  8:15am-2:30pm

Wednesday, November 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.

Staff contact: Dana Tosh or 616-940-8218

Forewarn Training

Monday, October 5   |  1:30pm (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 Webinars

October 7 | 3:00pm  New Features in Flexmls

October 14 | 4:00pm  Tidy Up After The Sale

October 20 | 12:00pm  Help Options

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

The residents and staff of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are thrilled that the REALTOR® and Affiliate Members of GRAR are planning to interact with them over the course of the year! Below you will find the events for which we are seeking volunteers for at the GRHV (3000 Monroe Ave, 49505).

Veteran’s Day  |  Wednesday, Nov 11  |  1:00pm-4:00pm

This will be a fun event to celebration and honor our nation’s heroes. Volunteers are needed to assist residents to and from rooms, socialize, and help with activities if needed All equipment is provided.

Staff contact: Macy Durry

New Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Wednesday, November 18  |  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.