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Professional Development Update – May 2012

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

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

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


Advanced Real Estate Finance Concepts & 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:

  • May 1, 2012 at HAR Central
  • May 2, 2012 at HAR Bay Area
  • May 3, 2012 at HAR Montgomery County

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

Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage

This course addresses a broad range of topics including the basics of land brokerage, tax deferred 1031 exchanges, determining market value, property rights and restrictions, subdivision and assemblage, and environmental and regulatory issues.

May 22-23 at HAR Central
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Approved for 16 hours of MCE • TREC # 16-00-052-9181

This cost for this program is $140 for registrations received by May 22, 2012, $170 after that date.  Please add $7.50 to receive MCE credit.

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

• 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

Select one of the upcoming dates:

  • May 17 at HAR Central
  • May 24 at HAR Fort Bend
  • June 13 at HAR Central
  • June 20 at HAR Bay Area

This course is approved for 3 hours of MCE credit. The cost for this program is $25.

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

• June 25-26 at HAR Montgomery County

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

Become a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist

The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist certification equips Texas REALTORS with the knowledge to help increase sustainable homeownership. It aims to educate you about state programs available to assist buyers and to provide information to help at-risk homeowners 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

June 25, 2012 – HAR Central
8 a.m. -12 p.m. OR 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

TAHS Elective Day

June 26, 2012 –HAR Central

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.

  • June 27 at HAR Central

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


Become a Certified Negotiation Expert!

Negotiation training is one of the most important focus areas for every successful business. 

Clients hire real estate agents to help achieve the best results possible in the sale or purchase of property.  While no agent can guarantee specific results for a buyer or seller, MCNE® agents can prove they are the best trained real estate professionals in the one skill that influences the final outcome the most – negotiation!  “Negotiation skills are fundamental to success in real estate and the MCNE® designation shows clients that you have invested significant time and effort to acquire higher level skills for their benefit,” says Tom Hayman, CEO, and Co-Founder (along with John Wenner) of the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

June 14-15, 2012 at HAR Central
Cost is $199
Approved for 9 hours of MCE (09-00-041-7976)

*Program sponsored by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute

The BPOR designation is Back by Popular Demand

Evaluating property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the valuation assignment from all pertinent perspectives. “BPOs: The Agent’s Role in the Valuation Process” is specifically designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers enhance their skills in creating BPOs, reducing risk, and applying alternative valuation methods.

June 21, 2012 at HAR Central
Cost is $99 for HAR Members
Approved for 8 hours of MCE (
08-00-073-23196)

*Special pre and post requirements must be met to earn this designation –please see the HAR Education site for more details.

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.

New Courses Coming this Summer:

  • Managing Your Online Reputation in Real Estate
  • How to Enhance Your Free HAR Website
  • How to Gain SEO:  Search Engine Optimization in Real Estate

Sign up TODAY!  www.har.com/edu

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

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