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Professional Development Update – April 2012

Get GREEN this Spring!

The National Association of REALTORS® has created a Green designation and benefits program tailored for real estate agents. NAR’s Green designation provides advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices so that you can seek out, understand and market properties with green features.

Builder and consumer adoption of sustainability is rapidly growing. Will you be ready to guide your clients?

Sign up for the three-day GREEN Program today!

  • GREEN 100:  Real Estate for a Sustainable Future, Monday, April 9
  • GREEN 200:  The Science of Green Building, Tuesday, April 10
  • GREEN 300:  Greening Your Real Estate Business, Wednesday, April 11

Each class is held at HAR Montgomery County from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and approved for 8 hours of MCE, TREC # 08-00-073-23190, -8-00-093-23411, 08-00-093-23412

The cost for this program is $85 per day. Package pricing available for contacting the Professional Development department directly.

Income Property Specialist and Sales Skills Workshop

This course uses a unique approach to updating the viability of the various conventional measurements of value, yield and ROI in real estate. The “16 contributing elements to value” are identified and covered. This excellent introduction is a great preparation for the CCIM CI-101.

Tuesday, April 3, at HAR Central

This course is approved for 9 hours of MCE credit. This cost for this program is $99.

Participate in the one-day sales skills workshop to learn more about:  computers/PDAs, mental energy, negotiating skills, over-priced listings, time management, the sales and listing process, communication skills, handling objections and closing techniques.

Wednesday, April 4, at HAR Central

This course is approved for 9 hours of MCE credit. The cost for this program is $99.

Become a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist

The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist certification equips Texas REALTORS® with the knowledge to help increase sustainable home ownership. It aims to educate you about state programs available to assist buyers and to provide information to help at-risk home owners manage their current situation. The more you know about affordable housing programs, the better you can assist your clients in making home ownership a reality.

Participation in both the TAHS elective day and the 4-hour United Texas course is required to earn the designation.

United Texas:  Texas Affordable Housing Specialist

  • HAR Montgomery County, Monday, April 23
  • HAR Central, Monday, June 25

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR 1 – 5 p.m.

TAHS Elective Day

  • HAR Montgomery County, Tuesday, April 24
  • HAR Central, Tuesday, June 26

 Leasing 101 – Understanding the Basics of Leasing

Today’s market has shown a significant increase in the number of leases.  Take advantage of this opportunity by learning the basics of leases and gaining insight into all the new rules and obligations for you and your clients.

Select one of the following upcoming dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 24, at HAR Fort Bend
  • Friday, April 27, at HAR Central

Classes are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Approved for 6 hours of MCE, TREC # 06-00-033-22891
The cost for this program is $39.

Take the GRI Courses and Earn a Designation and SAE at the Same Time

The GRI designation is the most widely recognized of the National Real Estate Designations. Consisting of three courses, each taught by experts in their respective fields. The topics include: Finance, Marketing and Brokerage.

GRI 1: Real Estate Finance
Location:
  HAR Central (live) and HAR Montgomery (via video conference)
Dates:
  April 12-13 and 17-18

GRI 2: Real Estate Marketing
Location:
   HAR Central (live) and HAR Bay Area (via video conference)
Dates:
  May 3-4 and 7-8

GRI 3: Real Estate Brokerage
Location:
   HAR Central (live) and HAR Fort Bend (via video conference)
Dates:
  June 7-8 and 11-12

Investment for each GRI Segment:  $295 for HAR Members and $325 for Non-Members

* Each GRI is approved for 9 hours of MCE or 30 hours of SAE

 

Earn Your Social Media Pro Designation with the All New SMP Boot Camp!

This two-day program will take you through all of the most popular and widely used social networking platforms while explaining how to use them in your business. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Smart Phones, Tablets, Video, and advanced use of these tools will be covered throughout the session. A voluntary follow-up webinar is included in this program.

HAR SMP Boot Camp

Select one of the upcoming dates and locations:

  • April 23-24 at HAR BayArea
  • June 25-26 at HAR Montgomery County

Each day will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is approved for 12 hours of MCE. The cost for this program is $149.

Marketing for Success

Whether you need a refresher or just a way to kick-start your marketing efforts, the Marketing 101 will have something to help you go from contract to close without missing a beat.

Marketing 101

Select one of the upcoming dates and locations:

  • Monday, April 16, at HAR BayArea
  • Wednesday, June 20, at HAR Central

This course is approved for 4 hours of MCE credit. The cost for this program is $35.

Being mobile is no longer a trend – it’s a way of life. Learn how to use mobile devices to market your business, capture leads and gain business!

Mobile Marketing Strategies

Wednesday, April 11, at HAR Central
This course is approved for 3 hours of MCE credit. The cost for this program is $25.

Advanced Real Estate Finance Concepts and Myths

Jeff Elias will show you how a better grasp of financing and real estate tax law(s) will substantially increase your sales volume and commission income while giving your buyers and sellers exactly what they want.

Select one of the following upcoming dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, May 1, at HAR Central
  • Wednesday, May 2,  at HAR Bay Area
  • Thursday, May 3, at HAR Montgomery County

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Approved for 4 hours of MCE, TREC # 04-00-072-9248

Earn 15 hours of MCE at any HAR Location
or 24/7 Online

HAR has partnered with several schools to provide you with complete 15-hour MCE packages (Legal/Ethics included) at each of the HAR locations. Please visit the Professional Development website to select the time and location convenient to you.

Classes can be found by searching under school name or location.

The online university will allow you the option of completing your 15 hours of MCE at your convenience.  See the site for special monthly discount opportunities.

Sign up TODAY!  www.har.com/edu

Questions?  Contact the HAR Professional Department at
(713) 629-1900 ext. 370

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