Opportunities for Learning

Council of Residential Specialists
Superior Educational Opportunities that Enhance Professional Competency

CRS Courses provide solutions for a changing marketplace. Whether you are interested in earning the CRS Designation or want to learn new systems and strategies for being more productive and successful, CRS has a course for you. CRS instructors consistently offer exceptional training so you won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from the best at the upcoming HAR offerings.

CRS #204 – Creating Wealth through Residential Real Estate Investments
More people have become wealthy investing in real estate than many other investments. Agents who want to learn the specific secrets to smart real estate investments can discover them in this course. Students will learn how to identify the right opportunities, compare real estate with other investments and create additional wealth for themselves and their clients. This high-energy course explores another way to generate sales that have been overlooked, and the results can be life changing! This class is a must for any real estate professional looking to create wealth though residential real estate investment. A financial calculator will be needed.

July 8-9, 2010 at HAR Central
Approved for 15 hours of MCE
Cost for this two-day course is $275 for HAR Members and $300 for Non-Members


CRS #205 Financing and Tax
Every real estate transaction has tax and financial considerations. It is evident in the real estate world today that REALTORS® can help their customers understand their financial choices regarding the largest purchase many of them will make. The right financial decision can provide peace of mind and save them money, creating customers for life. Financing and Tax Advantages for Agents and Their Clients is filled with applications that you can use to become more effective and you apart from your competition. Course content includes: Identifying tax saving opportunities, financing alternatives, debt and mortgage management strategies and tools that will demonstrate options.

August 9-10, 2010 at HAR Montgomery County
Approved for 15 hours of MCE
The Cost for this two-day course is $275 for HAR Members and $300 for Non-Members

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®):
Understanding the Needs of Home buyers age 50-plus

As today’s market becomes more diverse, agents must become knowledgeable in a wide range of areas. The SRES® promotes REALTOR® success by providing high quality training and tools necessary to position the SRES® designee as the trusted real estate resource for the senior market.

The two-day training program offers you the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills in counseling seniors through selling their family home, buying rental property, or moving to a senior community, among many other issues.

Seniors Real Estate Specialists® learn how to:

  • Identify the power of generational demographics
  • Develop and maintain relationship marketing skills 
  • Counsel rather than sell to seniors 
  • Use team-building skills with other seniors professionals 
  • Understand the implications of tax laws, probate and estate planning 
  • Create a point of difference from the competition

June 24 – 25, 2010 at HAR Central
The cost for the designation course is $179 if you pre-register and $199 at the door (space permitting).

Coming Soon….

Advanced Social Media Course for REALTORS®
As consumers become more entrenched in social media, REALTORS® must stay ahead of the game by learning new ways to enhance their online relationship building skills. A new advanced social media course for REALTORS® is currently being comprised and will become available in early June 2010. This three hour hands-on course will be approved for MCE and will include a variety of techniques that can be used to improve you and your client’s social media experience.

Questions or to sign up contact the Training Department at (713) 629-1900 ext. 6

For a full list of Training Classes visit the training website at: www.har.com/edu