Professional Development Update – June 2013


The GRI designation is the most widely recognized of the national real estate designations. Consisting of three courses, each is taught by experts in their respective fields.   Topics include: Finance, Marketing and Brokerage.  This is a great program for new members seeking SAE credit.

GRI 3:  Brokerage
      HAR Montgomery County
Dates:  June 20-21 & 24-25

Investment for each GRI Segment:  $295 for HAR members and $325 for non-members

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


Back by popular demand: BPOR designation

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 4 at HAR Central

Cost is $99 for HAR members /  $109.00 for non-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 Professional Development site for more details.



Bring the World to YOUR Real Estate Market

International real estate opportunities are everywhere. New people move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market invest in property overseas. No matter which international audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize your business.

Location:  HAR Central
July 22-26 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Breakfast and lunch are included each day

Investment:  $749.00 for HAR members • $799.00 for Non-HAR members

(payment plan is available – please contact the education dept. for details)

            The CIPS Institute is a five-day session consisting of five classes:

  • The Local Markets – This course is an analysis of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations and cultures. The practical aspects of international brokerage, networking, marketing and selling are discussed.
  •  Europe and International Real Estate – Covers the logistics of how to conduct real estate transactions with clients from the European Countries.
  • The Americas and International Real Estate – Practical information for professionals who work with Caribbean, North, Central and South American investors. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.
  •  Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate – Covers the real estate practices for Asia and the Pacific. Emphasis is placed on culture influences, economic trends and assessing investment opportunities. A special chapter on working with the Japanese is included.
  • Transaction Tools – Provides the tools needed to present investment information to international clients – in their currency and area. You will learn how to measure investment performance, prepare financial projections, and understand the effects of taxes and exchange rates on investments.

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.

Date & Location:

June 24  at HAR Central
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Approved for six hours of MCE, TREC # 06-00-033-22891. The cost for this program is $39


Evictions – What Every REALTOR® Needs to Know!

Evictions will always be a part of property management.  If you own or manage just one residential rental or hundreds of them, you will need to know the steps to follow in order to have a successful eviction suit.  In this course, you will learn the eviction steps to take when a tenant does not pay rent, when a tenant is holding over after a lease term, and how to file eviction suits for persons of foreclosed properties.  You will also have the information needed to prepare a script for trial as an aid to properly present statements and information at an eviction hearing.  The material also provides information concerning evicting tenants who are in military service, tenants who file pauper’s affidavits, and tenants and former owners residing in foreclosed properties.

Location:      HAR Central

Date:  June 25,
9 a.m.- 12 p.m. (Approved for 3 hours of MCE, Provider #0001). The cost for this program is $35.



Earn Your Social Media Pro Designation with this

Intense Two-Day 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.

Location:      HAR Central
Dates:  August 26-27

Each day will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is approved for 12 hours of MCE. The cost for this program is $149. (TREC# 12-00-014-23958, Provider Number 0002)


Today’s Agent – Go Paperless, Go Mobile

This program includes the following courses:

ipad 101 – Tablets for Today’s REALTOR® and The Ultimate Mobile Agent

  • What tablet should I get?
  • Learning to sync your iPad
  • Basic how-to guide
  • What apps should I have?
  • How to make folders, move folders and organize your apps

Leave the Desk Behind….Learn to Become Mobile

  • Putting together your Mobile Toolbox
  • How to use your iPhone/Android device and iPad out in the field
  • Writing contracts and digitally signing with your clients
  • Remotely accessing your computer through the Cloud
  • Hands-on with Foundational Apps- Dropbox, Evernote, Carbonite and Iannotate
  • Rocking apps for your Droid/iPhone to wow your clients
  • Everyday apps to be time efficient
  • Amy’s favorite apps

Location:      HAR Montgomery
Dates:  June 7 or June 27

Each day will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is approved for 6 hours of MCE. The cost for this program is $49. (Provider Number 0002)

CRB: Real Estate is Risky Business

Now more than ever, brokerage managers and owners must carefully navigate their firm through an alarming number of risks and liabilities. Successful brokerages must employ solid risk management and reduction practices to insure their company against significant losses, lowered productivity and a damaged reputation.

Register today and gain valuable insight as to what types of liabilities are found in everyday transactions and company operations. Participants will develop a risk management strategy filled with the best practices of other brokerages.

Learning Objectives
• Learning to recognize common and uncommon potential areas of brokerage liability.
• Creating and implementing pro-active risk-shifting policies & operational procedures.
• Designing and facilitating a simple risk management brokerage education track.
• Further developing systems, resources and tools to better manage potential risks.
• Strategizing and implementing a thorough brokerage risk management strategy.

Date:   June 19 – 20
Time:   8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fee: $299 members • $329 non-members

15 MCE credits • TREC# 15-00-024-24020


Attention Brokers and Office Managers: 

The mandatory Broker Responsibility Course is now being offered at HAR!

The cost for this six-hour program is only $50 and will satisfy the TREC broker responsibility course requirement.

Sign up for classes TODAY!  www.har.com/edu

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

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