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Note-Before you register for classes please be sure to review the education requirements for real estate licensees and appraisers, as these requirements have recently changed.

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Elmira-Corning Association of Realtors (ECRAR)

2024 Education Schedule


New members of the Elmira-Corning Regional Association of REALTORS are required to attend New Member Orientation.  This event is FREE to all new members.  Breakfast and Lunch are included.  Members required to take this course will be notified in advance, 

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2024
Time:  8:45am-4:15pm
Location:  The Elmira Corning Association of REATORS Office
Instructor:  Various Presenters Throughout the Day
Cost:  FREE to new ECRAR members
Sponsor:  Wallin Insurance

"Cultural Competency and Literacy in Real Estate" (2.0 CE Hours)
(Fulfills NY DOS Cultural Competency Req.)

Date:  Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Time:  9:30am-11:30am
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Instructor:  Linda Lugo
Cost:   $20 ECRAR members / $30 non-members 
Registration Deadline:  September 13, 2024
Sponsor: Cutco Closing Gifts

Course Description

Understanding cultural differences can help you solidify your real estate relationships.  We will explore different cultures and understand how culture can influence a buyer’s decisions.  We will discuss how to build your relationship on trust and knowledge of different religions, beliefs, and global real estate practices, plus pitfalls to avoid.

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"Unarmed Self-Protection Essentials Course" (0 CE Hrs.)

Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Time:  2:00pm-4:30pm
Location:  The Elmira Corning Assoc. of REALTORS Office
Facilitator:  Zachary R. Pugh
Cost: TBD  
Registration Deadline:  Monday, September 23, 2024
Sponsor:  M&T Mortgage

Course Description: 

You might be unarmed, but you have options.  Unarmed, doesn't mean defenseless.  Learn how to effectively prevent an incident and protect yourself when it happens.  We will help you learn the skills necessary to keep yourself safe.  Our course will cover the following:

  • Discussion to include:
    • The laws related to such (NYS Article 35-Laws Governing the Use of Physical Force & Deadly Physical Force
    • Instinctive Protective Behaviors
    • Predatory Behaviors
    • Mindset & Awareness
    • Assailant Goals & Fears
  • Hands-on skills & tactics development and drills session related to single assailants and surviving assaultive behavior
  • Practical Scenario Exercises which will allow each participant to be put into at least on realistic self-protection scenario to put the skills & tactics learned during the course to the test


"The Buyer Representation Contract...Your Right to Being Hired;  Your Right to Being Paid" (3.0 CE Hours)  (DOS Approval Pending)
(Fulfills 2 hr. NY DOS Agency Req.)

Date:  Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Time:  9:30am-12:30pm
Location:  Virtual via Zoom
Instructor:  Roseann Farrow
Cost:   $45 ECRAR members / $55 non-members 
Registration Deadline:  October 4, 2024
Sponsor: Corning Federal Credit Union

Course Description

Contracts are a fact of life.  Consumers sign contracts when renting a car or a wedding venue or an Airbnb.  We all sign contracts when securing services such as an internet provider, a gym membership, a new roof.  As licensees, we expect sellers to sign a listing contract with us, and we expect tenants to sign rental contract with the landlord.  Yet...many agents resist asking for a written representation agreement with buyers who wish to hire us as a buyer's broker.  Let's face it...being a fiduciary is a serious matter and deserves a written representation contract that not only clarifies the "rules of the road" for both the licensee and the buyer but also shifts risk while offering professional, quality services and an expectation of a fee.  We have a right to be hired, and we have a right to be paid.  So, if you stumble through the Buyer Representation Agreement and wish you had a better understanding and better, smoother scripting, this course is your guide.

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Lunch & Learn -"Marketing as an Entrepreneur" (0 CE Hours)

Date:  Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Time:  11:30am-12:30pm
Location:  Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS Office
Facilitator:   Peter Wallin
Cost:   ECRAR members FREE / $10 non-members AND no shows
(Price includes pizza, salad and drink)
Registration Deadline:  October 25, 2024
Sponsor:  Wallin Insurance

Course Description:  
Want to develop techniques that will bring a constant stream of people to your real estate business?  Want to create a strong source for referrals and earn more money?

This practical and comprehensive session will instruct and inspire you to focus on relationship-building and networking-your greatest allies in pursuit of more sales.

Peter Wallin, Kim Wilson and their team at Walling insurance have almost 3 decades of experience in marketing a local business.

You'll learn how to:

  • Apply the single most important tool for meeting people
  • Create relationships that will generate referrals for life
  • Follow the best practices for social media and traditional marketing
  • Always be top-of-mind for potential clients

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Lunch & Learn- "Dotloop Making it Easy" (1.0 CE Hours)

Date:  Tuesday, November 5, 2024
Time:  11:30am-1:00pm
Location:  Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS Office
Instructor:  Michelle Kay
Cost:  $15 ECRAR members / $25 non-members 
(Price includes pizza, salad and drink)
Registration Deadline:  November 1, 2024
Sponsor:  Norcom Mortgage
Course Description:  Dotloop is a transaction management software program provided to our members of the Elmira Corning Association of REATORS as a FREE member benefit.  This 1.5 hour CE course will focus on helping the real estate professional to easily manage and maintain files electronically to help meet the customer/client needs and expectations.  This course will give the student an opportunity to understand technological concepts of an evolving real estate industry, while also learning how to use these tools in their day to day transactions..
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"Ethical Business Practices" (3.0 CE Hours)
(Fulfills NY DOS Ethics and NAR Ethics requirements)

Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2024
Time:  9:30am-12:30pm
Location:  Virtual Via Zoom
Instructor:  Brittany Matott
Cost:  $40 ECRAR members / $50 non-members 
Registration Deadline:  November 15, 2024
Sponsor:  Chemung Canal Trust Company

Course Description:  Ethical business practices are a cornerstone of our real estate industry.  This course will include not only what the Code of Ethics is but how to apply it to our everyday business.  The course will also include common mistakes made by licensees and how to avoid them.  The course will meet the ethics requirements for NYDOS and NAR.

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This concludes our 2024 Education Schedule.  Our 2025 schedule will be posted sometime in January.

If you didn't see the courses that you need in the time-frame that you need them, please CLICK HERE for online options.

New York  Association of Realtors  (NYSAR) Virtual Education Course Schedule

**NOTE- NYSAR offers a FREE Virtual Legal Update- 1 hour CE course monthly.

National Association of Realtors (NAR) Course Offerings

                Right Tools Right Now- Existing products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts, including:

  • Webinars to help you manage your finances
  • Education Courses to expand your skills
  • Digital Tools for Transactions and Marketing
  • And much more!

For a copy of the Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS® Education Policy CLICK HERE

DISCLAIMER:  The Elmira-Corning Regional Association of REALTORS® reserves the right to cancel a course if there is an insufficient number of registrants.  Space is limited; reservations are taken on a first come first served basis. For more information call (607) 562-7035.