Member Education

The Greenwich Association of REALTORS is pleased to offer a variety of Continuing Education courses to help you fulfill your requirements for the 2016-2018 CE Cycle. Take advantage of these locally-hosted classes to complete your credits necessary to keep your CT Salesperson or Brokers license active with the state.

Please note the differing start times for each location and allow ample time for parking. You must be present for the entire course, including signing-in and -out, to earn credit. All courses are BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee).

Continuing Education Classes

CE: Evaluating Structural Elements in The Home

01/10/2018


January 10, 2018 – “Evaluating Structural Elements in The Home”
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831
 
David Leopold | Pillar to Post

This course will teach you how to recognize possible structural problems and their significance. You will also learn how termites can impact the structure of your home, what to expect when they are found and how to treat.


$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Fair Housing (Mandatory Class)

01/12/2018


January 12, 2018 – “Fair Housing”
1:00pm-4:00pm
​Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

MariCatherine McCombs


This is the Mandatory class for the 2016-2018 CE Cycle. Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing their workplace as well as their personal conduct. The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge. However, federal definitions of “protected classes” expand and change.  As licensees learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, they will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving their clients and customers.


$40 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Real Estate Financing & Contracts

01/24/2018


January 24, 2018 – “Real Estate Financing”
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

Peter Grabel | Luxury Mortgage Corp, Robert Sisca | Law Offices of Robert V. Sisca & Associates


This course will teach you all you need to know about financing, contracts, closing costs and prepaid items, appraisals, credit, insurance, short sales and foreclosures. 


$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Real Estate A-Z

02/02/2018


Friday, February 2, 2018 - "Real Estate A-Z"
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT 06830
 
Tom Ward & Vicki Johnson - Ivy, Barnum & O'Mara

Real Estate Transactions from A-Z will be a discussion of all aspects involved in a real estate transaction. It will take into account the perspectives of both the seller and the purchaser, commencing with the listing and ending with the closing.
 
$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits 
Register

CE: Monitoring Home Safety

02/07/2018


February 7, 2018 – “Monitoring Home Safety”
9:30am-12:30pm
​Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

David Leopold | Pillar to Post


During this course, you will learn about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning; causes, symptoms and treatments, as well as about carbon monoxide detectors. Learn about your indoor air quality and how to improve it. 


$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Real Estate Ethics

02/16/2018


February 16, 2018 – “Real Estate Ethics”
1:00pm-4:00pm
​Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

MariCatherine McCombs


How does the Code of Ethics affect your everyday real estate career? This class is required for your NAR Ethics Training, due December 31, 2018, and counts as an elective course for CE Renewal.


$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Trust & Estate Planning

02/23/2018


Friday, February 23, 2018 - "Trust & Estate Planning"
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT 06830
 
Andrea M. Fraleigh and Stephen M. Napier of Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC
 
This class will provide the real estate agent with a good understanding of CT law and real estate tax regulations. It will allow the agent to have enough understanding to best carry out their agency agreements with their clients but also provide a good understanding of when an agent needs to refer questions to other third party entities that are licensed to handle concerns outside of the real estate relationship. 
 
$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits 
Register

CE: Training on Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Programs

02/26/2018


February 26, 2018 - "Training on CHFA Programs"
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831
 
Rita Bellinger | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority 
 
Learn all about the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA): Who is the CHFA and what it is that they do. 
 
Topics include: 
Statewide Homebuyer Program Homeownership Program Home of Your Own Police Homeownership Teachers Mortgage Assistance Military Homeownership USDA – Rural Development Guarantee Loan​ Borrowers Dwellings Targeted Areas Down payment Assistance Program ​ Income Analysis Insurance and Underwriting Guidelines​ Recapture Tax and Homebuyer Tax Credit 
Lender’s Role and Processing 
 Forms/Reference Materials    ​
Homebuyer Education  Condominium Financing  Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Reverse Annuity Mortgage Program  203(k) Rehabilitation  Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program
 
$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: The Home from Top to Bottom

03/07/2018


March 7, 2018 – “The Home from Top to Bottom”
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

David Leopold | Pillar to Post


Do you know how a roof is shingled? This course will teach you shingle construction and the reliability and failures. Learn which flat-roof systems work well, and separate the fear from the facts!


$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Fair Housing (Mandatory Class)

03/12/2018


March 12, 2018 – “Fair Housing”
9:30am-12:30pm
​Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

MariCatherine McCombs


This is the Mandatory class for the 2016-2018 CE Cycle. Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing their workplace as well as their personal conduct. The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge. However, federal definitions of “protected classes” expand and change.  As licensees learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, they will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving their clients and customers.


$40 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Zoning - Impact on Real Estate

03/21/2018


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Greenwich Town Hall Meeting Room
 
Katie DeLuca, AICP, Patrick LaRow, AICP, Marek Kozikowski, AICP, Nancy Carmel and Jeffrey Berino, Zoning Inspector 
 
Real estate professionals are considered subject matter experts when it comes to pricing property and land for sale. Successful transactions currently require the appropriate sales price, offer price, and appraisal price in order for transactions to close. 

Understanding the zoning limits of a property and how to best obtain information so as to set the appropriate expectations for buyers and sellers, creates a streamlined process that is most effective for clients. This course reviews how to obtain the information, the players involved in a transaction and their expectations, and the public tools available to assist with appropriate research needed in order to meet the demands of all involved. 


$30 to attend 
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Real Estate Financing & Contracts

03/28/2018


March 28, 2018 – “Real Estate Financing”
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

Peter Grabel | Luxury Mortgage Corp, Robert Sisca | Law Offices of Robert V. Sisca & Associates


This course will teach you all you need to know about financing, contracts, closing costs and prepaid items, appraisals, credit, insurance, short sales and foreclosures. 


$30 to attend


3 Continuing Education Credits


Register

CE: Fair Housing (Mandatory Class)

04/04/2018


April 4, 201* – “Fair Housing”
9:30am-12:30pm
Location TBD

Gene Marconi


This is the Mandatory class for the 2016-2018 CE Cycle. Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing their workplace as well as their personal conduct. The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge. However, federal definitions of “protected classes” expand and change.  As licensees learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, they will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving their clients and customers.


$40 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Real Estate Ethics

04/18/2018


April 18, 2018 – “Real Estate Ethics”
1:00pm-4:00pm
​Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

MariCatherine McCombs


How does the Code of Ethics affect your everyday real estate career? This class is required for your NAR Ethics Training, due December 31, 2018, and counts as an elective course for CE Renewal.


$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: History of Homes in Greenwich

05/07/2018


HISTORY OF THE HOMES IN GREENWICH
Sponsored by the Greenwich Association of REALTORS®
and the Greenwich Historical Society
 
May 7, 2018
 
Greenwich Historical Society
Vanderbilt Education Center
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, Connecticut
www.greenwichhistory.org
203-869-6899
                                                                       
AGENDA
 
9:15 a.m. - Coffee/Registration
 
9:30 a.m. - Welcome from Greenwich Association of REALTORS®
                                
9:35 a.m. - Introduction of Morning Speakers | Debra Mecky, Executive Director Greenwich Historical Society
 
9:40 a.m. - Evolution of Greenwich’s Historic Communities | Davidde Strackbein, Chairman
Greenwich Historical Society
 
10:20 a.m. - Greenwich Architecture | Chuck Hilton. Charles Hilton Architects
 
11:00 a.m. - Break
 
11:15 - Introduction of Afternoon Speakers | Debra Mecky
 
11:20 - History of Land Use Regulations and Historic Preservation | Katie DeLuca,  Director of Planning and Zoning, Town of Greenwich
 
11:50 - Flood Plain Development and Open Space Preservation: Learning from the Past
Conservation Director, Town of Greenwich
 
12:15 - Questions for All Presenters
 

3 Continuing Education Credits
 
$30 to attend
Register

CE: Training on Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Programs

05/09/2018


May 9, 2018 - "Training on CHFA Programs"
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831
 
Rita Bellinger | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority 
Learn all about the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA): Who is the CHFA and what it is that they do. 
 
Topics include: 
Statewide Homebuyer Program Homeownership Program Home of Your Own Police Homeownership Teachers Mortgage Assistance Military Homeownership USDA – Rural Development Guarantee Loan​ Borrowers Dwellings Targeted Areas Down payment Assistance Program ​ Income Analysis Insurance and Underwriting Guidelines​ Recapture Tax and Homebuyer Tax Credit 
Lender’s Role and Processing 
 Forms/Reference Materials    ​
Homebuyer Education  Condominium Financing  Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Reverse Annuity Mortgage Program  203(k) Rehabilitation  Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program
 
$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register

CE: Real Estate A-Z

05/16/2018


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - "Real Estate A-Z"
9:30am-12:30pm
Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT 06830
 
Tom Ward & Vicki Johnson - Ivy, Barnum & O'Mara

Real Estate Transactions from A-Z will be a discussion of all aspects involved in a real estate transaction. It will take into account the perspectives of both the seller and the purchaser, commencing with the listing and ending with the closing.
 
$30 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits 
Register

CE: Fair Housing (Mandatory Class)

05/23/2018


May 23, 2018 – “Fair Housing”
1:00pm-4:00pm
​Harvest Time Church | 1338 King Street, Greenwich, CT. 06831

MariCatherine McCombs


This is the Mandatory class for the 2016-2018 CE Cycle. Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing their workplace as well as their personal conduct. The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge. However, federal definitions of “protected classes” expand and change.  As licensees learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, they will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving their clients and customers.


$40 to attend
 
3 Continuing Education Credits
Register