GRAR Class and Event Schedule


2020 Dates: March 19  Cancelled

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

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


July 15 | 12:00 pm  Flexmls Portals on any Platform

Click here to view past trainings.


2020 Dates:

  • July 9
  • August 5

Time: 8:15am-2:30pm

Location: Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®

Team of Instructors and Guest Presenters:  Julie Rietberg, Pam VanLuven, Rick Baumann, Kristy Lubbers, Wayne Wu, and other 2020 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 Dana Tosh at or 616-940-8218.

Please click here to learn more about the licensing and membership process.

For access to the full archive of 30+ on-demand webinars in the RPR Learning Center, please visit click here.

Introducing FOREWARN- Your Newest Membership Benefit!

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 RSVP to be sure that you receive your log in info! Cost is $5.00.

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

GRAR West Educational Series

Classes cancelled. Refunds are being processsed.

  • Wednesday, April 1: Water Issues Impacting Real Estate
  • Tuesday, April 14: Meth & Marijuana
  • Thursday, April 23: Tangible Marketing Strategies


















6-hr Legal Update with Stephanie Jones

Dates offered:  October 5, October 21
Time: 9:00am to 2:45pm
Location: GRAR (660 Kenmoor Ave SE, 49546)
Cost: GRAR members $57.50; Non-members $67.50

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. The class is certified for 6 hours of legal CE.  Helpful Continuing Education FAQ’s.

Clickhereto register.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

The Staff and Residents 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!

Many of the veterans do not have family in the area and they long for social interaction and the sense of community that comes from having guests volunteer at the Home. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to those who have given so much.

  • Carnival- Saturday, July 25, 2020 11-3pm
  • Halloween Carnival- Thursday, October 29,2020 1-4pm
  • Veteran’s Day Event- Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1-4pm

Click hereto sign-up to volunteer!

Non-member volunteers are very welcome! Please email Macy Durry if you plan to bring a non-member guest (or two!), so we may provide GRHV with an accurate count of the assistance we are able to provide.

GRI is coming to GRAR!

The Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective homebuyers and sellers as a Realtor® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed.

  • GRI I: February 24-27
  • GRI II: April 21-24 Postponed. New dates TBD. 
  • GRI III is now strictly online.
Earn your GRI Designation (no yearly dues!) while satisfying the 90 clock hours of approved Broker Pre-licensing coursework.

To learn more and to register, please visit: