GRAR Class & Event Schedule

Forewarn Training via Zoom

Wednesday, May 3  |  9:00am (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 7  |  9:00am (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 service, members are required to attend a short training session. The session will focus on the dos 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. This training will be included in New Member Orientation.

Staff contact: McKenzie

New Designated REALTOR® (DR) Orientation

Wednesday, May 3  |  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, May 4  |  8:15am-2:30pm

Thursday, June 8  |  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

Challenge 130

Wednesday, May 10

Challenge 130 is a large-scale volunteer day with the goal of 130 volunteers making an impact in the community we love!

Volunteer Opportunities:

You will be given the opportunity to select your preferred volunteer activity during registration. Details for your assignment will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Kids’ Food Basket Farm  |  8:30am-10:30am

Help on their 10-acre sustainable, chemical-free urban farm, which provides access to healthy vegetables and fruits for our community.

Blood Drive  |  10:00am-5:00pm (by appointment)

Save lives by donating blood at GRAR. Those who donate will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card! You will be emailed a link to select your appointment time.

Palmer Park Clean-Up  |  10:00am-12:00pm

Help beautify Palmer Park by participating in this Spring clean-up project.

Kids’ Food Basket Food Prep   12:00-2:00pm

Assist in preparing sack lunches for kids who are facing food insecurity.

Home Repair Services  |  12:30pm-2:30pm

Various projects, such as building benches and cabinets.

A special thank you to Challenge 130 sponsors: Priority Home Mortgage, Mortgage 1, Inc. and MiMutual Mortgage!

Volunteers will be delivered lunch to their work site prior to the end of their shift. 

There is a $5.00 commitment fee that will be donated to GRAR’s Schoolhouse Program. 

Staff contact: Krissie Entsminger

Wake Up with YPN

Wednesday, May 17  |  9:00-10:00am 

“Embracing the Unpredictable Phases of Your Business”

Featured guests include: Brittany Arraut, Dan Steffee & Kellie Kalish. 

No need to register – just show up to learn, enjoy pastries and drink coffee!

Sponsored by: Guild Inlanta Mortgage

Location: Egypt Valley Country Club

Staff contact: Krissie Entsminger

Upcoming Flexmls Trainings

Tuesday, April 25  |  1:00pm

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.


Thursday, May 18 |   3:00-3:45pm (Facebook)

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

GRAR West Quarterly Education Series

Q1: Tax Tips for REALTORS

Tuesday, February 28  |   8:30-10:00am

Location: CityFlats Hotel, Holland

What you need to know this tax season and what to put in place to maximize your income in 2023! Specifically created for the real estate professional by Paul Straub and Jeramy Lockard of Blue Jean Advisors LLC. 1 hr. Elective CE.

Q2: Legal Update

Thursday, May 25  |   8:30-11:00am

Location: Haworth Hotel at Hope College, Ballroom 134

Always one of our most popular sessions! We will be bringing back Brian Westrin, General Counsel for Michigan REALTORS, for the latest real estate legal news. 2 hrs. Legal CE.

Q3: Referral Magic- How to Keep Your Clients Coming Back!

Wednesday, August 16  |   8:30-10:00am

Location: CityFlats Hotel, Holland

Tony Rubleski is the bestselling creator of the Mind Capture book series. He has been featured on FOX, ABC, CNN and more! Learn the secrets to keeping clients coming back in this crowded social media space. 2 hrs. Elective CE.

Q4: Short-Term Rentals

Tuesday, October 24  |   8:30-11:00am

Location: Haworth Hotel at Hope College, Ballroom 134

New to short term rentals? Do you want to learn more for yourself or for your clients? A panel of experts will offer everything you need to know as an investor or short-term rental manager. 1 hr. Elective CE.

This series is full and is no longer accepting reservations.

Staff contact: Julie Rietberg

Michigan REALTORS® Capitol Day

Tuesday, June 6  |  Downtown Lansing 

NAR is teaming up with each state association to showcase the value of Realtors® through the Riding With The Brand campaign — a nationwide tour that is coming to Michigan!  Take a road trip with us – engage with your State Senator and State Representative – and advocate for industry issues!  

If there are a sufficient number of members that would like to make it a fun road trip, GRAR will arrange for transportation by bus!

When registering, we will need to know your Michigan State House and State Senate district based on your personal residence location. If you don’t know, you can find it at the following links:

Find your State Representative District

Find your State Senate District

Staff contact: Julie Rietberg

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.