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.

 

 

SAVE $ ON YOUR 14 HOURS MANDATORY CE WITH SEASON PASS Purchase a GHRI Season Pass today, and save $25-$55 on your mandatory 14 hours of CE for the 2016-2018 cycle.  If you take more than 14 hours, you’ll save even more!  The GHRI Season Pass provides FREE registration ONLY for standard classroom classes conducted solely by GHRI until May 31, 2018 Courses offered in partnership with other entities are excluded, including all online courses, designation courses and broker courses.  For more information on GHRI’s Season Pass or courses please contact GHRI at 364-3205, or print out, complete, and send in the Season Pass Registration Form.

 

 

Keeping It Legal – MANDATORY COURSE FOR 2016-2018 LICENSE RENEWAL
This course will cover basic parts of RELRA, remind students about what sort of disciplinary action happens to offenders,  and provide them with reasons to follow the rules such as professionalism, enhanced reputation, and how following the rules will also increase their business.  The course will correlate the steps in a typical transaction to the rules and regulations being discussed.  This course is approved for 3 1/2 hours of CE by the PA SREC and for the 3 Hours of Mandatory Rules and Regulations Requirement for the 2016-2018 cycle.  Class dates are listed below:
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:00-4:30 p.m., Instructor, Chris Detweiler

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:00-4:30 p.m., Instructor, Kay Hock, ABR, SRES, AHWD

Ethics for the Commercial REALTOR® _ Monday, October 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Instructor, Jim Helsel, SIOR, CPM, CCIM, GRI, CRB, CRE.  NAR Mandatory Ethics Training Deadline Is December 31, 2018.  This course is specifically designed and written for commercial agents, does a refresher on the REALTOR Code of Ethics, and will review ethics complaints and arbitration requests. Course will cover procuring cause and disclosure of agency relationships, plus much more. Course is approved for 3 1/2 hours CE for the 2016-2018 PA SREC CE cycle and also for the 3 hours mandatory January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018, NAR Ethics requirement.  Cost is $45.  To register for classes call (717) 364-3205 or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only” section.

Real Estate Investment – (Required Broker Elective) October 20, 25, 27, November 1 & 3 2017 from 9:00-3:30 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 2016-2018 cycle.  Cost is $350.  Includes lunch every day. To register call 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”

General Module- Tuesday, October 24, 2017,  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Kay Hock, ABR, AHWD, SRES.  (Required course for new agents by the PA SREC for their first two-year CE cycle ending May 31, 2018.)  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 2016-18 cycle.  Cost $75.  To register for classes call (717) 364-3205 or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only” section.

Landlord and Tenant Law A to Z (Commercial) October 31, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Instructor: Steven Williams, Esquire.  This 3 1/2 hour commercial course will discuss such topics as: applicability of the landlord and tenant laws, pre-leasing/qualifying a tenant, important lease terms, issues during tenancy, lease assignments and subletting; landlord’s rights to premises; terminating the tenancy; default and remedies, security deposit issues, abandonment issues, how to handle a tenant bankruptcy and more.  Approved for 3 1/2 hours PA State Real Estate CE credit for the 2014-2016 cycle. Cost is $45.  To register call 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”

USDA Rural Development _ Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Instructor: David Corwin:  This 3 1/2 hour course will discuss what rural business and housing provides to the community, direct loan program basics including collateral, credit, and capacity , and the underwriting process. Will also cover Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Loan Program, and Home Repair Program (504). Approved for 3 1/2 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education credit for the 2016-2018 cycle. Cost is $45.  To register call 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”

Real Estate Law – (Required Broker Course) November 8, 10, 13, & 15, 2017 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 2016-2018 cycle. Cost is $350, plus text book, $50. Includes lunch every day. To register call 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”

Navigating Cooperation with Competition –
Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Jim Spagnolo, ABR, CSP
Course fulfills NAR Biennial Ethics requirement for January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018.  This course will enable students to identify ethical dilemmas which are both competitive and cooperative; understand how the NAR Code of Ethics and state laws require honesty, disclosure of material defects and truth in advertising form agents. Students will also learn how to negotiate while protecting their clients’ interests, list requirements for advertising, and identifying and understanding agency relationships.  Approved for 3 1/2 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2016-2018 cycle.  Cost is $45.  To register for classes call (717) 364-3205 or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only” section.

Valuation of Residential Property “Appraisal 101” – (Required Broker Elective) November 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Instructor:  Melanie McLane, ABR, CDEI, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, RAA, RSPS, SRES, SRS.  Course will introduce basics of real estate appraisal to candidates for the broker’s license in PA.  Topic areas covered will include:  Introduction to Valuation, Market Identification and Market Forces, Principals of Real Property Valuation, Neighborhood Analysis, Site Analysis, Building Analysis, Direct Sales Comparison Approach and much more.  Approved for 2 broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2016-2018 cycle.  Cost is $350.  Includes lunch every day. To register call 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”

Navigating Cooperation with Competition –
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Gary Muccio, ABR
Course fulfills NAR Biennial Ethics requirement for January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018.  This course will enable students to identify ethical dilemmas which are both competitive and cooperative; understand how the NAR Code of Ethics and state laws require honesty, disclosure of material defects and truth in advertising form agents. Students will also learn how to negotiate while protecting their clients’ interests, list requirements for advertising, and identifying and understanding agency relationships.  Approved for 3 1/2 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2016-2018 cycle.  Cost is $45.  To register for classes call (717) 364-3205 or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only” section.

Market Trends and Legislation Impacting Appraisals, Financing & Sale of Commercial Properties (Commercial) Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Instructor:  Art Campbell.  This commercial course will assist students in evaluating commercial property and understanding current trends. Topics will include: Appraisal Guidelines, Impacts and Valuation Trends; Financing; Distressed Debt; Zoning Changes Pitfalls & Solutions; Real Estate Tax Calculations; Commercial Insurance; Environmental Assessments; Utility Costs; Storm Water; Traffic Studies; ADA Requirements; Economic Obsolescence; Legislative Updates, and much more. Course is approved for 7 hours of PA Real Estate CE for the 2016-2018 cycle. Cost is $75.  To register call 364-3205, or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only.”

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – Thursday and Friday, December 14 & 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Instructor:  Pat Moyer, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRES, SRS
GHRI is offering the SRES Designation Course. 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 designation course is approved for 1 Broker credit and 15 Hours PA Real Estate CE for the 2016-2018 cycle. Core course for the SRES Designation.  ABR elective course.  Cost is $299.  Includes lunch every day.

Right Form, Right Way, Reduce Risk – Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Gary Muccio, ABR
This 7 hour course will integrate the use of standard forms into practice to provide guidance both for “how to” do business and “how to” avoid risk. Licensees participating in this course will learn more about fiduciary duties, misrepresentation and fraud, fair housing, agency relationships using standard forms, how to fill out the Agreement of Sale to protect yourself, escrow, risk reduction, and much more. Approved for 7 Hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education credit for the 2016-2018 CE cycle. Cost is $75.

Residential Module- Wednesday, February 21, 2017,  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor, Jim Spagnolo, ABR, CSP.  (Required course for new agents by the PA SREC for their first two-year CE cycle ending May 31, 2018.)  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 2016-18 cycle.  Cost $75.  To register for classes call (717) 364-3205 or go to www.ghar.info, under the “Members Only” section.

For the Fall 2017 Course Catalog, click here.

 

 


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