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 CONTINUING EDUCATION THROUGH
THE ELMIRA-CORNING ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic our 2020 classroom education schedule has been put on hold.  However, virtual webinars, virtual CE courses and online CE are readily available.  Many of these resources are available for FREE or at reduced rates for members.  

Although the Elmira Corning Association of Realtors Office is closed the staff is working remotely to continue to serve you, our members.  If you have any questions or need assistance please email Sandy Rose, Member Service/Education Coordinator at srose@elmira-corningrealtors.com 

Below are some sites that you may find useful as we continue our NYS Pause Order.

 

National Association of Realtors (NAR)
                Right Tools Right Now- Existing products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts, including:

  • Webinars to help you manage your finances
  • Education Courses to expand your skills
  • Digital Tools for Transactions and Marketing
  • And much more!

New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
                NYSAR Covid 19 Resource Page

  • COVID-19 Frequently asked Questions
  • NYSAR Updates
  • NAR Updates
  • Other COVID-19 Resources

              NYSAR Special Educational Offerings

  • GRI Courses via Zoom Webinar for a limited time
  • Friday Business Insider-Mastery Series (FREE to Members)

Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors (ECRAR)

  •  CLICK HERE to save 40% off all online pre-licensing and CE courses ordered before May 31st  Simply enter promo code “SUPPORT40” at checkout.
  • ECRAR partners with 3 online provider  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL ONLINE OPTIONS
  • We are currently awaiting special approval from the NYDOS to offer virtual CE courses

Note-Before you register for classes please be sure to review the education requirements for real estate licensees, as these requirements have recently changed.


Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors 2020               Classroom Education Schedule

Currently on Pause

"Risk Management- What Did You Just Say?" (1.5 CE Hours)

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
This course will be offered again on October 15th

Fulfills 1.5 hours of GRI elective course work

After taking this course, agents will have a better understanding of their Responsibilities under the Code of Ethics and will be better equipped to handle questions with regard to everyday situations including Fair Housing, Multiple Offers and Social Media.

INSTRUCTOR: Theresa Burke
DATE: Thursday, April 16, 2020  postponed to October 15th see below.
TIME:  12:30pm-2:00pm
CE HOURS:  1.5
COST:  $20 member / $25 non members
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 9, 2020

 


LUNCH & LEARN - Dot Loop Managing Online Transactions 101 

Postponed due to the Covid-19 Virus

Sponsored by Yorio, Ferratella & Bowes

Dotloop is a transaction management software program that is provided FREE to primary members of the Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors.  This is an overview of the Dotloop system.  Bring your laptop as this class will show you the basics of creating a loop, adding documents to your loop and sharing documents with clients and agents.  Please set up your Dotloop account before attending this course!

A great follow up to this session would be the Dotloop 102 training we will be offering on Thursday, May 14th.  The registration information for the 102 course is located further down on this webpage.

INSTRUCTOR: Certified DotLoop Instructor, Vicki Schamel
DATE: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Postponed due to the Covid-19 Virus
TIME:  11:30am-1:00pm
COST:  $10 ECRAR member (includes lunch)
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2020
CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


PRICING STRATEGY ADVISOR (PSA) CERTIFICATION

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS                                                                              This course will be offered in early spring of 2021

Enhance you skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR's pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification.

To earn the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification:

  • Be a member in good standing of NAR
  • Complete the Pricing Strategies Course (see course below)
  • Complete two free webinars
  • Submit a one-time application and fee of $179

Certificate holders may be searched on REALTOR.com and REALTOR.org and receive a monthly e-newsletter.

FIRST TIME THIS COURSE HAS BEEN OFFERED IN THIS AREA!  DON'T MISS OUT!

"PRICING STRATEGIES:  MASTERING THE CMA COURSE" (6.0 CE Hours)

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 

Fulfills 6.0 hours of GRI elective course work
Fulfills ABR elective course work


Note you can take this course without applying for the PSA certification mentioned above


The 21st century has presented multiple challenges to the real estate industry, notably a housing boom and rising property values in the early 2000s, followed by economic decline, mortgage defaults and a very unsettled market place that has only recently begun to stabilize.  Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology tools and a commitment to approaching the pricing assignment from all relevant perspectives.  This course is designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers enhance their skills in providing clients property pricing guidance, creating CMAs, working with appraisers and educating clients on potential misconceptions about home values.

INSTRUCTOR: Roseann Farrow
DATE: Friday, April 24, 2020  This course is postponed and will be offered in early spring of 2021
TIME:  9:30am-4:30pm
CE HOURS: 6.0 hours
COST:  $150 NYSAR members
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2020

For more information regarding the PSA course   CLICK HERE


 Breakfast of Knowledge- "Managing Online Transactions 102"                               Sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company

POSTPONED TO DUE TO COVID-19 / NY PAUSE

This is an overview of the Dotloop system including advanced practices.  Dotloop is a transaction management software program provided FREE to primary members of the Elmira Corning Association of Realtors.  Bring your laptop as this class will show you more about Dotloop's advanced features and "Best Practices". 

Note-Dotloop 101 training is being offered on April 21. It is recommended that if you are just starting out in Dotloop that you attend the 101 session before attending the 102 session.  Students are expected to have set up their accounts in Dotloop prior to attending either of the Dotloop training sessions.

INSTRUCTOR: Certified DotLoop Insturctor Vicki Schamel
DATE:  May 14, 2020
TIME:  9:00am-10:30am
COST:  $10 member (includes breakfast)
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 12, 2020

 


"CODE OF ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TRAINING" (6.0 CE Hours)

 This course was originally scheduled for March 31 but was rescheduled to June 18th due to the Coronavirus. 

Fulfills 6.0 hours of GRI elective course work

  • Gain a full understanding of the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings, enforcement procedures and disciplinary guidelines 
  • Learn about the mediation process and its benefits
  • Explore the mandatory ombudsman program and citation options

INSTRUCTOR: Patrick Reilly
DATE: June 18, 2020
TIME:  8:30am-4:00pm
CE HOURS:  6.0
COST:  $125 NYSAR members
LOCATION:  Double Tree Hotel, Binghamton, NY
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 11, 2020

CLICK HERE for flyer/registration form.

CLICK HERE  to register online through NYSAR


"GRI 5 BUYERS" (7.5 CE Hours)  
This course was originally scheduled for March 19 but was rescheduled to Sept. 1st  due to the Coronavirus. 

Fulfills 2 hours of NYDOS agency course work

Fulfills NYDOS Fair Housing Requirement

Demonstrate your value to buyers from listing to closing.  Learn strategies to:
-Secure more buyer clients
-Guide buyers through the process from pre-qualifying to closing
-Assure Fair Housing compliance
-Keep you, your clients and customers safe

INSTRUCTOR: Russ Romano
DATE: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
TIME:  8:30am-5:30pm
CE HOURS:  7.5
COST:  $125 NYSAR members
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 9, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form

To register online through NYSAR CLICK HERE 

 CLICK HERE for more information regarding the GRI Designation or to register online through NYSAR


THREE GREAT COURSES WITH
NATIONAL SPEAKER ROSEANN FARROW

Take all three and save $30!

"NYS AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS" (4.5 CE Hours)

Sponsored by First Heritage Mortgage Team

Fulfills 2 hours NYDOS Agency Requirement
Fulfills 4.5 hours of GRI elective course work
How comfortable are you in presenting all the agency options to consumers?  Do you stumble through the agency disclosure form and wish you had a better understanding and better smoother scripting?  This course will review the various agency relationships we create and how to define and describe them to our real estate prospects.  We'll cover how to treat customers like customers and clients like clients.  And we will include the representation agreements that shift risk while offering professional quality services.  

INSTRUCTOR: Roseann Farrow
DATE:  Wednesday, September 16, 2020
TIME:  12:30pm-5:00pm
CE HOURS:  4.5
COST:  $60 member / $70 non-member   *Take all three courses with Roseann and save $30
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2020
CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


"THE REALTOR CODE OF ETHICS:  WALK THE WALK TO PROFESSIONALISM" (3.0 CE Hours) 

NYDOS CE approval pending

Fulfills NYDOS Ethics Requirement and NAR Ethics Requirement
Fulfills 3.0 hours of GRI elective course work

This course was designed to fulfill the NAR Code of Ethics requirement and includes more recent updates to the Articles of Standards of Practice and to fulfill NYDOS agency requirement, with special emphasis placed on the NYS Law of Agency as it applies to Articles 1, 2, 3 and 16 of the Code of Ethics.  

INSTRUCTOR: Roseann Farrow
DATE:  Thursday, September 17, 2020
TIME:  9:00am-12 noon
CE HOURS:  3.0
COST:  $45 member/ $55 non member   *Take all three courses with Roseann and save $30
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


"DOUBLE TROUBLE:  ANTITRUST & MISREPRESENTATION" (3.5 CE Hours) 

Fulfills 3.0 hours of GRI elective course work

For licensed salespersons and brokers, the business of real estate holds many risks.  We have laws, rules and regulations to follow.  And because we are "licensed to practice", the bar is held higher for us.  Of all the legal pitfalls we encounter, perhaps the two most litigious areas are Antitrust and Misrepresentation.  This program will help licensees face their sensibilities about antitrust and misrepresentation red flags, anticipate complexities, prepare scripts to effectively answer questions and better handle various situations that could otherwise lead to humiliation, severe penalties, loss of license and even prison terms. 

INSTRUCTOR: Roseann Farrow
DATE:  Thursday, September 17, 2020
TIME: 1:00pm-4:30pm
CE HOURS:  3.5
COST:  $50 member/ $60 non-member   *Take all three courses with Roseann and save $30
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


"Real Estate Safety- Protect Yourself and Your Clients" (3.5 CE Hours)

Sponsored by M & T Bank

Fulfills 3.5 hours of GRI elective course work

This 3.5 hour course will provide students with one an a half hours of classroom discussion regarding real estate safety for agents and their clients.  The remaining two hours will put their classroom knowledge to the test with hands on self-dense tactics and scenario-based training and demonstrations.  Students will have the opportunity to physically participate and or observe the self-defense tactics and scenario-based training portion of the course. 

INSTRUCTOR: Nathan Lowmaster
DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
TIME:  9:00am-12:30pm

CE HOURS:  3.5
COST: $45 ECRAR members / $55 non members (continental breakfast will be included)
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form


"RPR Intro/Refresher

New to RPR or just want to brush up on aspects of the site you may not be familiar with?  This class will introduce you to all the basic features that RPR has to offer a Realtor.

INSTRUCTOR:  Certified RPR Instructor Michelle Costanza
DATE:  Tuesday, September 29, 2020
TIME:  10:00am-12:30am
CE HOURS:0
COST: FREE TO MEMBERS
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2020

CLICK HERE for registration form 


"RPR; Real-time Data, Marketing Knowledge, Informed Consumers" (3.0 CE Hours) 

Fulfills 3.0 hours of GRI elective course work

This course equips Realtors with the tools and information necessary to help their clients and customers make informed real estate decisions.

INSTRUCTOR: Certified RPR Instructor Michelle Costanza
DATE:  Tuesday, September 29, 2020
TIME: 12:30pm-3:30pm
CE HOURS:  3.0
COST:  $35 member/ $45 non-member
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


 Breakfast of Knowledge- "Multiple Offers" (1.0 CE Hours)
Fulfills 1.0 hour of GRI elective course work           

Sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company

This course will discuss the legal and ethical issues of multiple offers, as well as the agent's fiduciary duties to clients.

INSTRUCTOR: Theresa Burke
DATE: October 1, 2020
TIME:  9:00am - 10:00am
CE HOURS: 1.0
COST:  $20 member / $30 non member (includes breakfast)
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


"Risk Management- You Said What?" (1.5 CE Hours)

Fulfills 1.5 hours of GRI elective course work

After taking this course, agents will have a better understanding of their Responsibilities under the Code of Ethics and will be better equipped to handle questions with regard to everyday situations including Fair Housing, Multiple Offers and Social Media.

INSTRUCTOR: Theresa Burke
DATE: Thursday, October 15, 2020
TIME:  12:30pm-2:00pm
CE HOURS:  1.5
COST:  $20 member / $25 non members
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 8, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


"Navigating Through NAVICA" (1.0 CE Hours)

Fulfills 1.0 hours of GRI elective course work

This course will review important components of the MLS Rules and Regs as weill as explain the invaluable tools NAVICA has to offer.

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Costanza
DATE: Thursday, October 15, 2020
TIME:  2:15pm- 3:30pm
CE HOURS:  1.0
COST:  $20 member / $25 non members
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October, 8 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


LUNCH & LEARN - "Legal Update" (1.0 CE Hours)

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Fulfills 1.0 hours of GRI elective course work

Attendees will get a first-hand look at what is new in the legal world of real estate.  Get updates regarding changes or additions to Article 12 of the Code of Ethics, and any new or pending state legislation that will affect NYS real estate license law.

INSTRUCTOR: Theresa Burke
DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2020
TIME:  11:30am-12:30pm

CE HOURS:  1.0
COST:  $20 member / $30 non-member (includes lunch)
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 27, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form 


"GRI 7 PROPERTY" (7.5 CE Hours)

Learn about all the factors impacting value and close more deals.  Discover the myriad of elements that affect property value including:

-Types of housing
-Appraisals and inspections
-Neighborhoods and amenities
-Energy efficiency and environmental issues
-Lender requirements and much more!

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Smith
DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2020
TIME:  8:30am-5:30pm
CE HOURS:  7.5
COST:  $125 NYSAR members
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 29, 2020

CLICK HERE for Registration Form
To register online through NYSAR CLICK HERE 
 CLICK HERE for more information regarding the GRI Designation or to register online through NYSAR


  THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING!

 

"Understanding Ethical Dilemmas for REALTORS" (3.0 CE Hours)

NYDOS CE approval pending
Fulfills  NYDOS Ethics Requirement and NAR Ethics Requirement
Fulfills 3.0 hours of GRI Elective Course Work

What can I say?  How do I act?  Is this right or wrong?  With examples and case studies, students will come away with the knowledge of understanding ethics, morality and the law and will identify their obligations and Responsibilities regarding ethical behavior in today's fast paced climate. 

INSTRUCTOR:  Theresa Burke
DATE:  November 17, 2020                                                                           
TIME:  6:00pm-9:00pm
CE HOURS:  3.0
COST:  $35.00 member / $45 non-member (pizza included)
LOCATION:  Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  November 13, 2020

CLICK HERE for registration form (registration form will be posted as soon as DOS Approval is received)


2020 TRIPLE PLAY TRI-STATE REALTOR CONVENTION IN ATLANTIC CITY  DECEMBER 7TH-10TH

Registration for the 2020 Tri-State Realtor Convention (Triple Play) will open in September.  Don't miss out on this great educational Opportunity.  There will be over 40 speakers/instructors with over 50 sessions, Trade Expo, great net working opportunities and so much more!  15 hours of continuing education is included in your convention registration.  For more information visit http://www.realtorstripleplay.com 


This completes our 2020 Classroom Education Schedule.  If you didn't see the courses that you need in the time-frame that you need them please CLICK HERE for online options.


For a copy of the Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS® Education Policy CLICK HERE

DISCLAIMER:  The Elmira-Corning Regional Association of REALTORS® reserves the right to cancel a course if there is an insufficient number of registrants.  Space is limited; reservations are taken on a first come first served basis. For more information call (607) 562-7035.