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CLASSROOM AND VIRTUAL COURSES OFFERED
THROUGH 
THE ELMIRA-CORNING ASSOC. OF REALTORS

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

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Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors (ECRAR)

2023 Education Schedule

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Certified RPR Instructor, Michelle Kay, will be presenting two sessions in regards to (RPR) Realtors Property Resource product.  The first FREE session in the morning does not carry CE credit.  Session two in the afternoon carries 3.0 hours of CE credit and costs $35.  It is suggested that if you aren't familiar with RPR or need a "refresher" that you take the FREE morning session before taking the afternoon session so you reap all of the benefits of the afternoon session.

"RPR INTRO/REFRESHER SESSION" (0 CE Hours)
New to RPR? Or just wanting to brush up on aspects of the site you may not be familiar with?  This session will introduce you to all the basic features that RPR has to offer for an agent.
Instructor:  Michelle Kay (Certfied RPR Instructor)
Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost:  FREE to ECRAR members / $10 non-members
Location:  Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS
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"RPR:  REAL-TIME DATA, MARKETING KNOWLEDGE, INFORMED CONSUMER" (3.0 CE Hours)
Realtors Property Resource is NAR's exclusive online real estate database and provides REALTORS with information on every parcel of property in the United States as well as a robust portfolio of market trend data, advanced analytical reports, and detailed maps.  In this course, you will learn how automated valuation models (AVM's) may influence consumer's online real estate research efforts.  You will also learn how REALTORS can leverage the full analytical power of RPR in their listing presentations and buyer conseling sessions.  Specific scripts and step-by-step instructions on how to run the seller's report, property report, and market activity report are included.  
Instructor:  Michelle Kay (Certificed RPR Instructor)
Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost:
  $35 ECRAR members/ $40 non-members
Location:  Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS
Sponsor:  Cutco Closing Gifts
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FREE NAVICA TRAINING (0 CE Hours)
On Wednesday, February 22, 2023 NAVICA will be providing our members a FREE virtual training session.  The training session will cover:  Advanced Map Search/Saved Searches, Contact/Prospects and Flyers/Displays.  Registration will be available through NAVICA closer to the date of the event.
Instructor:  Kedra McGee
Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:  FREE to ECRAR MLS MEMBERS
Location:  Virtual
Registration:  Will be available in NAVICA closer to the date of the event.


"NOT YOUR AVERAGE AGENCY COURSE"  (Fulfills 2.0 Hours of Agency course work)
Do you understand agency?  Can you clearly explain it to your clients?  Don't risk DOS violations.  Represent your clients the best way that you can while following the law!  Perfect for both new agents and experienced agents alike!
Instructor:  Brittany Matott
Date/Time:  Thursday, March 2, 2023, 9:30am-11:30am
Cost:  $30 ECRAR members / $40 non-members
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Sponsor:  Chemung Canal Trust Company
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"CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND LITERACY IN REAL ESTATE" (2.0 CE Hrs. Fulfills Cultural Competency Req.)
Understanding cultural differences can help you solidify your real estate relationships.  We will explore different cultures and understand how culture can influence a buyer's decisions.  We will discuss how to build your relationships on trust and knowledge of different religions, beliefs, and global real estate practices, plus pitfalls to avoid.
Instructor:  Linda Lugo
Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 9:30am-11:30am
Cost:  $30 ECRAR members / $40 non-members
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 10th
Sponsor:  Chemung Canal Trust Company
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"DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT BIAS IN REAL ESTATE" (3.0 CE Hrs. Fulfills Implicit Bias Req.)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are topics that cross into our everyday lives.  In real estate, these topics are of high importance due to the nature of our business.  This course explains the importance and the difference between diversity, equity and inclusion in business.  Understanding our implicit biases are the first steps to overriding bias.   This course will help attendees understand that we all have implicit biases.  Idendtifying them and not allowing them to shape our business is crucial to providing excellent service to our clients.
Instructor:  Brittany Matott
Date/Time:  Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost:  $40 ECRAR members / $50 non-members
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Sponsored By:  Cutco Closing Gifts
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"2023 LEGAL UPDATE"  (3.0 CE Hrs. Fulfills Legal Update Req.) (DOS approval pending)

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This session will provide the latest information for New York State brokers, managers and agents.  NYSAR's legal counsel, Anthony Gatto, will cover a wide array of legal issues including legal obligations of the licesee and an in-depth look at recent laws, rules, reuglations, court cases, DOS cases and governement guidance opinions, as well as other issues critical to reducing risk in your real estate practice.
Instructor:  Anthony Gatto, Esq.
Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 4th, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost:  ECRAR members FREE (no shows will be billed $40) / non-members $40
Location:  The Clarion in Elmira (706 E. Water St.)
Registration Deadline:  Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Course Sponsor:  Paragon Home Loans
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ECRAR SPRING NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

This course is the final step for new members to achieve their REALTOR status.  This course will introduce new members to the exclusive products, professional development programs and services extended to them through their ECRAR membership.  There will be various speakers through out the day.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  At the conclusion of this event new members will be sworn in as new members and receive their REALTOR pin and certificate.  There is no cost for this event. Members who are required to take this course will be emailed invitations approximately one month before the event.  

Instructor:  Various presenters throughout the day
Date/Time:  Thursday, April 20, 2023, 8:45am-4:15pm.
Cost: FREE to new ECRAR members
Location:  The Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS
Registration Deadline:  PLEASE RSVP by April 6th.
Course Sponsor:  First Heritage Federal Credit Union


FAIR HOUSING LEGACY TO LIBERTY (3.0 CE Hrs.) (Fulfills Fair Housing req.)(CE Approval Pending)

This course chronicles a historical perspective of how discrimination, segregation, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led to legislation intended to provide for equal opportunity in the purchase, sale and rental of housing in America.  By examining policies, programs and practices in place for decades prior to the adoption of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, licensees will discover the problems and pitfalls that prevented people from fair, fearless, and free choices in housing.  In the more than half century since the enactment of the civil rights law, additional legislation, adjudication, and obligations further defining the roles and responsibilities of licensees in providing fair housing opportunities are also covered.

Instrtuctor:  Randy Templeman
Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost:  $40 ECRAR members / $50 non-members
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 21, 2023

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ECRAR FALL NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

This course is the final step for new members to achieve their REALTOR status.  This course will introduce new members to the exclusive products, professional development programs and services extended to them through their ECRAR membership.  There will be various speakers through out the day.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  At the conclusion of this event new members will be sworn in as new members and receive their REALTOR pin and certificate.  There is no cost for this event. Members who are required to take this course will be emailed invitations approximately one month before the event.  

Instructor:  Various presenters throughout the day
Date/Time:  Thursday, September 7, 2023, 8:45am-4:15pm.
Cost: FREE to new ECRAR members
Location:  The Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS
Registration Deadline:  PLEASE RSVP by August 31, 2023
Course Sponsor:  Corning Federal Credit Union


REALTOR SAFETY (3.0 CE Hrs.) (CE approval pending)
More information coming soon.
Instructor:  Rebecca Jones 
Date/Time:  September 26, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost:  $40 ECRAR members / $50 non-members
Location:  Elmira Corning Assoc. of REALTORS
Registration Deadline:  Friday Sept. 22, 2023
Course Sponsor:  Cutco Closing Gifts
COURSE FLYER WILL BE POSTED SOON


"DOTLOOP MADE EASY"  (1.5 CE Hrs.) (CE approval pending)
Dotloop is a transaction management software program provided to members of the Elmira-Corning Assoc. of REALTORS as a FREE member benefit.  This 1.5 hour CE course will focus on hleping the real estate professional to easily manage and maintain files electronically to help mee the customer/client needs and expectations.  This course will give the student an opportunity to understand technological concepts of an evolving real estate industry, while also learning how to use these tools in ther day-to-day transactions.
Instructor:  Michelle Kay

Date/Time:  Thursday, October 12, 2023, 2:30 pm -3:30 pm
Cost:  $20 ECRAR members /$30 non-members
Location:  LIVE at the Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS 
Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, Ocotber 10, 2023
Sponsor:  M & T Bank
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"ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES"  (3.0 CE Hours)  (Fulfill NYDOS Professional Business Ethics req. and NAR 2.5 hour Ethics req.)

Ethical business practices are a cornerstone of our real estate industry.  This course will include not only what the Code of Ethics is but how to apply it to our everyday business.  The course will also include common mistakes made by licnesees and hot to avoid them.  The course will meet the ethics requirement for NYDOS and NAR.
Instructor:  Brittany Matott
Date/Time:  9:30am-12:230pm
Cost:  $40 ECRAR members / $50 non-members
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Registration Deadline:  Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
Course Sponsor:  Chemung Canal Trust Company

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FREE NAVICA TRAINING (0 CE Hours)
On Thursday, November 16th, NAVICA will be providing our members a FREE virtual training session.  The training session will cover:  Full and Quick CMA.  Registration will be available through NAVICA closer to the date of the event.
Instructor:  Kedra McGee
Date/Time:  Thursday, November 16th, 2023, 9:30am-11:00am
Cost:  FREE to ECRAR MLS MEMBERS
Location:  Virtual
Registration:  Will be available in NAVICA closer to the date of the event.


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This concludes our 2023 Education Schedule.  Our 2024 schedule will be posted sometime in January.

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New York  Association of Realtors  (NYSAR) Virtual Education Course Schedule


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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.