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Continuing Education

The Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Institute offers a variety of continuing education courses for both residential and commercial agents aimed not only at meeting continuing education requirements but also at improving professional skills.

Continuing Education Courses

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management (30 hours)

This is a required course for broker licensure candidates. Topics will include:  Communication, Leadership and Management Skills; Policies and Procedures; Marketing the Office, Company and Properties; Staffing and Recruitment; Training and Coaching your REALTORS®. Approved for 2 Broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2020-2022 cycle. Cost is $400, plus $30 for text book…

Dates:
Instructor:
Sue Kichman

Historic American Houses (7 hours)

This discusses what the National Register of Historic Places is, Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation and Review of Historic Residential Styles such as the Colonial Period, Federal Period, Victorian Period, and 20th Century home styles. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the National Registrar and financial incentives for historic properties. Students will also receive a through presentation of historic architectural styles that are common to south central Pennsylvania…

Dates:
Instructor:
Bob Heiserman

10 Stupid Things Appraisers Do to Mess Up Their Lives (7 hours)

Topics include:  federal laws, regulations, underwriting guidelines, fair housing, general business practices, and ethics. 7 Hours (Incudes 2 Hours Required PA Law). Approved for Appraisal Re-Certification Cost $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI
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USPAP 2020-2021 (7 hours)

The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Update Course, Fulfills 7 hour USPAP instruction requirement. Approved for 7 hours Appraisal Re-certification for 2019-2021, and 7 hours PA Real Estate, CE for the 2020-2022 Ce cycle. Cost $185 (Includes class tuition $75, required Appraisal Foundation workbook $35, and USPAP book, $75…

Dates:
Instructor:
Bob Heiserman

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) (15 hours)

Learn tools and tips that will equip you to list in today’s marketplace. Learn how to:  increase listings and grow your business, demonstrate and communicate your value package, understand and apply the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, understand and comply with state license laws, understand and apply methods, tools and techniques to provide support and services that sellers want and need…

Dates:
Instructor:
Pat Moyer, ABR, CRS, GRI, GREEN, SRES, SFR, SRS, ePRO

Residential Construction (30 hours)

Course will cover the PA SREC approved course outline including:  history and trends in housing, construction laws, subdividing and developments, architecture and design, estimating costs and bidding contracts, site preparation, building components and mechanical systems, the construction process, amenities, financing and more.  Course is approved for 30 Hours of CE for the 2020-2022 CE cycle and also for 2 Broker credits. Cost $400. Includes lunch every day…

Dates:
Instructor:
Mike Biechler

Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®) (15 hours)

The goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative. Students will learn how to build a buyer-representative business, value the services they perform on behalf of buyer-clients, increase confidence to work toward a signed buyer representation agreement…

ABR® – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Dates:
Instructor:
Rick Zalek

Appraising in an Overheated Market (3 1/2 hours)

This course will assist both appraisers and agents in the challenge of a very overheated market, with low inventory, and multiple offers above listing price.  The market has created friction between appraisers, who must follow USPAP guidelines, and agents with multiple offers above list price. 3 ½ hours. Approved for both Real Estate CE and Appraisal Re-certification…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI

Boo! Stigmatized Properties (3 1/2 hours)

This course is designed to assist appraisers and agents in the challenge of pricing and valuation of properties which are stigmatized for a variety of reasons such as criminal activity, murder/suicide, and hauntings, among other reasons. 3 ½ hours.  Approved for both Real Estate CE and Appraisal Re-certification. Cost $45…

Dates:
Instructor:
Melanie McLane, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI