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February 4, 2020 ~ 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Expanding Housing Opportunities The class is designed to: educate students on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them; increase students’ knowledge and understanding of how affordability impacts the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community; help students analyze affordable financing options through credible lenders, including local, state, federal, and non-profit assistance programs for buyers and renters; and teach students how to better leverage partnerships and resources to expand housing opportunities through workforce housing initiatives, green building concepts, and advocacy to benefit the student, their clients, and their communities. Instructor: Dr. Tameka Bryant, Lee’s Summit, MO Approved for 4 Elective CE Hours Ramkota Hotel, 920 W. Sioux Ave. , Pierre, SD Online Registration
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February 4-5, 2020 Quarterly Meetings Governance Meetings 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Executive Committee Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:30 PM Membership Services Committee 6:30 PM Education Committee Government Affairs Committee Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:30 AM Board of Directors Ramkota Hotel, 920 W Sioux Ave, Pierre
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February 5, 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm Legislitive Appreciation Night - Chili/Oyster Stew Feed REALTOR MEMBERS Please Be Our Guest at our Annual Legislator Appreciation Night Chili/Oyster Stew Supper & Cocktails Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center Pierre 6:00 p.m.
March 19, 2020 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) - GRI 504 Working with Buyers Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and approaching the pricing assignment from various perspectives. Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with the PSA certification. In the one-day course, "Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA," learn how: * to select appropriate comparable and make accurate adjustments, * guide sellers and buyers through the details of CMAs and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, * and interact effectively with appraisers. Instructor: Brandon Johnson, Alexandria, MN Education Hours: 8 CE Hours (pending); 8 hours GRI 504: Working with Buyers; Elective hours for the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations Wilbert Square Event Center | 931 25th Ave. | Brookings, SD Register Online
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May 4-7, 2020 | Registration begins at 8:30 AM ~ Class starts at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Top Legal Issues and Tax Implications This seminar will be discussing the law suits of the previous year, the government agencies that regulate the real estate business, and how Agents can protect themselves and their clients from unnecessary liability. Instructor: Dale Carlton, J.D., ABR, ABRM, CRS Sioux Falls, Watertown, Aberdeen and Rapid City Register Online
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June 18, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm GRI 505 - Working with Sellers (Satisfying the Seller) Strategies to Get, Service and Sell Listings Instructor: Sean Carpenter Rapid City, SD
September 30, 2020 | 8:00 am-5:00pm CRS - 7 Things Successful Agents Do Differently: A Proven Business System (GRI 501 - Business Planning) This course demonstrates those things that successful agents do different from the average agent. It gives specific strategies and marketing systems to move their business to the next stage of success both professionally and financially. Attendees will learn how to organize their real estate career like a business, learn how to leverage their market statistics, learn how to plan for retirement and learn how to implement marketing to make these things happen. Agents of all experience level will find benefit in discovering how to take their business to the next stage of success. After attending this course, learners will be able to Identify the differences in treating a real estate career like a business versus acting like an employee in order to take control of the business decisions, treat all customers and clients consistently, and produce a consistent profit. Determine the goals for their business for three, five and fifteen years from the date of the course to develop specific strategic plans that will lead to business success. List the five stages and barriers of business growth to give the ability to transition business at the appropriate time Establish a personal, business and marketing budget to guide the real estate business spending plan Recognize the retirement needs of a real estate agent in order to have enough savings Draft a complete marketing plan to properly promote the business for consistent and calculated growth Redlin Art Center | 1200 - 33rd Street S.E. | Watertown, SD 57201
November 2-5, 2020 | 9:00 am -4:00 pm Fall Caravan Ethical Dilemmas - Don't Be One Instructor: John Gillam Sioux Falls, Watertown, Aberdeen and Rapid City