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.  This is a great program for new members seeking SAE credit.

GRI 2:  Marketing
HAR Central
Dates:  May 9-10 & 13-14

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


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 4, 2013 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 at  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, 2013 (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

 * Breakfast and Lunch are included in each day

$749 for HAR Members • $799 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.

Complete Your Master Certified Negotiation Expert Designation

The MCNE designation is the premier negotiation designation in real estate!  Earning your MCNE designation demonstrates that you have invested considerable effort to bring your negotiation skills to the highest professional level in real estate.  And your clients want that!

The MCNE® designation is awarded to students who successfully complete all of the following courses:

  • Certified Negotiation Expert (2 days)
  • Mastering Email Negotiations in Real Estate (1 day)
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Buyer’s Agents (1 day)
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Listing Agents (1 day)
  • Negotiating Across Generations in Real Estate (3 hours)
  • Cultural Factors in Real Estate Negotiations (3 hours)

The MCNE designation will be clear evidence to your clients that you are the best-trained agent to help meet their needs. The results you achieve on behalf of your clients will be far above average, which will translate to more clients through referrals and direct advertising.

Advanced Negotiations for Sellers
May 15 at HAR Central
9 a.m. – 4 p.m
Approved for 6 hours of MCE • TREC #06-00-043-22701

Negotiations:  Generational & Cultural Factors

May 16 at HAR Central
9 a.m. – 4 p.m
Approved for 6 h ours of MCE • TREC #22517 & 22518

The cost for each full day program is $99.

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:

May 30 at HAR Montgomery
9 a.m. – 4 p.m,
Approved for 6 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 residential rentals, 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 Montgomery County Office
Date:  May 31
9 a.m.- 12 p.m. (Approved for 3 hours of MCE. Provider #0001)

The cost for this program is $35.

Buying and Selling Businesses for Real Estate Brokers, Salespersons and Others 

Real Estate agents often have the opportunity to participate in the listing and selling of a business. This course teaches how to help others buy or sell their business and covers the many processes involved including:

  • How to value a Business with or without real estate
  • Learn selling techniques to obtain new listings and create a Business Profile
  • Find out what websites Business Brokers use to market their listings.
  • Learn what forms are needed and where to get them
  • Find out how to qualify buyers and learn some of the newest ways to obtain funding
  • Learn what documents are needed for the closing.

This course will give you all the tools and knowledge to successfully help others buy and sell businesses.

Location:  HAR Central
Date:  May 22, 2013 (Approved for 6 hours of MCE, Course #60011424943)

The cost for this program is $99.

Please call Mary Kamp at 281-744-0219 for more information or visit


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 Bay Area
Dates:  May 6-7

Location:      HAR Central
Dates:  June 10-11

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. (TREC# 12-00-014-23958, Provider Number 0002)

Certified New Home Specialist Designation

(*Includes Residential Construction Certified, RCC)

Start with 5 hours of live instruction with National New Homes Expert Dennis Walsh. Take up to 2 years to complete your designations via interactive CD-ROM.

When completing both programs you’ll earn 22hours of MCE + 16 CRS credits

Location: HAR Central
Date: June 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Investment: $399

To Register Visit:   or call 1-800-428-1122.

 CRB – Real Estate is Risky Business

Risk is Real: How to Recognize and Manage it

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.

Date: June 19 – 20
Location: HAR Central
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Investment: $299 for HAR members & $329 for non-members
Instructor: Pat Strong

*This course is approved for 15 hours of mandatory continuing education.
Register online at

Attention Brokers and Office Managers: 

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

The cost for this 6 hour program is only $50 and will satisfy the TREC broker responsibility course requirement.

Sign up for classes TODAY!
Questions?  Contact the HAR Professional Department at (713) 629-1900 ext. 370