SPECIAL EVENTS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our 2023 event featured REALTOR® Fest Q&A sessions, a virtual happy hour and sponsored professional development sessions! 

Save the date! REALTOR® Fest is June 3-7, 2024

Virtual happy hour

6/8: Virtual happy hour

Thursday, June 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

After a long week taking classes at REALTOR® Fest, take a break, bring your favorite beverage, and join us for a virtual Zoom happy hour for the opportunity to network with your peers and win giveaways from our sponsors! (You must be present to win a prize.)

Thanks to our sponsors for providing these fabulous giveaways:

  • 10.9″ 10th Generation iPad from Capital Area REALTORS® Federal Credit Union
  • $250 American Express gift card from Compass
  • $250 Amazon gift card from Paragon Title
  • $199 off junk removal services from 123Junk
  • Two SentriGuard lockboxes from SentriLock
  • $100 Visa gift card from Classic Settlements
  • $50 Amazon gift card from Town & Country Movers

REALTOR® Fest Q&A &
Sponsored professional development

(not for CE credit)

5/22 & 5/31: REALTOR® Fest Q&A sessions (no CE)

Monday, May 22, 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Have questions about REALTOR® Fest? Join us on May 22 or May 31 as we walk you through what to expect during the week and what you’ll need to do!

6/5: Client Collaboration in Bright MLS (no CE)

Monday, June 5, 11 a.m. – noon

Effectively collaborate with your clients! Join us to review the auto-email set-up process, unique tools like Concierge mode, how to manage current auto-emails, monitoring client activity and more. We will also review more efficient ways to schedule your showings!

Presenter: Steve Hoover

Sponsored by: Bright MLS

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of Bright MLS. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.

6/5: 1031 Exchanges and Updates (no CE)

Monday, June 5, 2-3 p.m.

This presentation is designed to give a high-level overview of 1031 exchanges and current updates.  This covers the primary important components of a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange of real estate.  Discussions covering the history and current issues of this portion of the IRS Internal Revenue Code are included.  Students will understand what properties qualify for a 1031 exchange, the specific rules and time limitations involved an exchange, and the proper method of reporting an exchange to the IRS.  Students will learn the impact of an exchange by computing capital gains tax due if a property is sold and not exchanged, how to determine the reinvestment requirements for an exchange, and the requirement for control of the funds during the exchange.

Presenter: Bill Horan, President

Sponsored by: Realty Exchange Corporation

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of Realty Exchange Corporation. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.

6/5: 15 Ways to CRUSH your Real Estate Social Media Marketing (no CE)

Monday, June 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Real estate social media marketing is an extremely powerful—and largely free—tool to grow your audience, build a trustworthy brand, and ultimately increase your income. With strategies like finalizing your branding, repurposing content for each platform, or implementing tools to increase consistency, any real estate agent or broker can find an audience on social media and grow their clientele and revenue.

Presenter: Raj Mahajan, President/CEO

Sponsored by: Capital Area REALTORS® Federal Credit Union

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of Realty Exchange Corporation. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.

6/6: SentriLock's Latest Innovations and Best Practices (no CE)

Tuesday, June 6, 10-11 a.m.

In this one-hour session, SentriLock will showcase the latest updates to our system and how to use these new features to realize more benefits with our Lockbox system.  We will also offer tips, tricks, and best practices for managing your listings and showing properties.  By the end of the session, we hope to show you new ways to manage listings and be more efficient with our Lockboxes.

Presenter: Andrew Bockelman

Sponsored by: SentriLock

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of SentriLock. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.

6/6: 10 Best Real Estate Marketing Ideas and Strategies for Success (no CE)

Tuesday, June 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The best real estate marketing strategies are the key to promoting your services—bringing exposure to your brand and generating leads for your business. The most successful real estate professionals use a combination of online and offline methods, such as creating a real estate website, writing personal notes, and hosting open houses. Follow these innovative, cost-effective strategies and ideas to set yourself apart from the competition, capture potential client attention and generate more income.

Presenter: Raj Mahajan, President/CEO

Sponsored by: Capital Area REALTORS® Federal Credit Union

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of SentriLock. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.

6/7: The 4 P’s of Real Estate Marketing (no CE)

Wednesday, June 7, 2-3 p.m.

Learn about the 4 P’s of marketing in the Real Estate industry and how to use them to achieve marketing objectives.

Presenter: Raj Mahajan, President/CEO

Sponsored by: Capital Area REALTORS® Federal Credit Union

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of SentriLock. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.

6/8: Advanced Map Searching (no CE)

Thursday, June 8, 2-3 p.m.

The Map search functionality in Bright provides a lot of options when trying to locate listings. Create tools that search by distance, commuting time, school zones and more!

Presenter: Steve Hoover

Sponsored by: Bright MLS

 

This session is not eligible for continuing education credit and the information provided is the sole responsibility of Bright MLS. GCAAR has not reviewed nor endorsed this content.