Continuing Education Courses

 

The Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Institute offers a variety of continuing education courses for both residential and commercial agents aimed not only at meeting continuing education requirements but also at improving professional skills.

 

 

 

Continuing Education Courses:

SELF DEFENSE FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSEES AND THEIR CLIENTS
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Jan B. Castner
This course is designed for licensees to understand security issues, problems and remedies for themselves and their clients, including their clients’ real property.  This course will instruct students on how to perform basic self defense techniques, and will discuss security and safety issues at Showings and Open Houses.  Approved for 3 1/2 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $45

ADVERTISING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (Required)
(Approved for 3.5 hours of mandatory CE credit for the 2018-2020 CE cycle)
Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Sue Kichman
The course will provide the required 2 hours of Real Estate Advertising guidelines, both
from RELRA and other regulators and the 1.5 Hours of RELRA regarding Property
Management.  Approved for 3 1/2 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $45

RESIDENTIAL MODULE
Tuesday, October 8, 2019,  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Jim Spagnolo, ABR, CSP  
The seven hour residential module is designed to enable the salesperson licensee to provide the highest level of professional services to consumers in residential transactions.  Protect yourself and your clients with proper documentation.  Real Estate Professionals will learn:  Agreement of Sale, types of construction, land development, home inspections and warranties, mortgage information, foreclosure and short sales, fair housing, and uniform construction code and zoning.  Approved for 7 Hours PA Real Estate CE credit for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost $75.

REALTORS Breaking Bad – (Ethics, Commercial)
October 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m

December 3, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor:  James L. Helsel, Jr., SIOR, CPM, CCIM, GRI, CRB, CRE
Course will cover NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement for the January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020 Ethics cycle, PA RELRA laws, Arbitrations, the Ethics enforcement process, Professional Standards Hearings for Ethics and Arbitrations, and Commercial Case Study reviews. Approved for NAR’s 2019-2020 Ethics requirement and also for 3 ½ hours of PA Continuing Education for the 2018-2020 CE cycle.  Cost $45.  To register call (717) 364-3205 or go to www.ghar.info, under “Members Only.”

AGREEMENTS OF SALE
Monday, October 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  James L. Goldsmith, Esquire
Course will cover applicability of general contract principles such as:  Pennsylvania Statute of Frauds, Capacity, Standards of Interpretations, Consideration, Offer, Revocation.  Elements of Agreement of Sale will also be reviewed including:  Parties, Description of property, price and terms, zoning, fixtures, covenants of titles, apportionments, notices and assessments, quality of title, possession and tender, maintenance and risk of loss, recording of Agreement of Sale, Time of essence, agency of real estate agent/broker, signatures, mortgage contingency clauses, and much more.  Approved for 3 1/2 hours PA State Real Estate Continuing Education credit for the 2018-2020 cycle. Cost is $45.

GENERAL MODULE
Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Instructor:  Kay Hock, ABR, AHWD  The purpose of this course is to provide standard salespersons with a high level of knowledge and understanding regarding key areas of real estate practice.  Protect yourself and your client with proper documentation.  Real Estate Professionals will learn:  duties of licensees, closing costs for buyers and sellers, the Agreement of Sale and addenda, title reports, agency relationships, zoning, environmental concerns.  Approved for 7 Hours PA Real Estate CE credit for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost $75.

 

Broker/Designation Courses:

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – (Broker- Elective Course)
September 31 and October 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Pat Moyer, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRES, SRS
The SRES Designation Course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, connecting to a network of resources, and fostering empathy with clients and customers. This REBAC designation course is approved for 1 Broker credit and 15 Hours PA Real Estate CE for the 2018-2020 cycle.  This is the core course for the SRES Designation, and an elective course for the ABR designation.  Cost is $299.  Includes lunch both days.  To register call (717) 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.

 

Real Estate Law – (Broker – Mandatory Course)
October 22, 24, 29 & 31, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.   Instructor:  Brett Woodburn, Esquire
This is a required course for broker licensure candidates. Topics covered will include:  introduction to real property, contract law, the real estate transaction, leases, law and the real estate licensee, counsel of attorney and much more.  Approved for 2 broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $350, plus $50 for text book.  Includes lunch every day.   To register call (717) 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only” section.

 

Real Estate Investment – (Broker – Core Course)
November 11, 13, 15, 18 & 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Mike Perry
Course covers Real Estate Fundamentals, Forms of Ownership, Taxation, Financing, Mathematical Concepts and Cash Flow Analysis and Projections. Approved for 2 broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $375.  Includes lunch every day.  To register call (717) 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”