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GRI Contracts to Closing (SAE)

July 11 @ 8:30 AM - July 12 @ 5:00 PM

Location: CCAR Banquet Room - All
Address: 6821 Coit Road Plano, TX 75024

GRI Contracts to Closing (SAE)

This Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) course is a 4-day class. Attendance is required for all four days to complete the course and take the exam on July 16.

Course Number: 0420

Provider Number: 0001

Hours: 30 SAE hours (for new REALTORS®) OR 10 CE hours for REALTORS® who have already fulfilled their first renewal


Dates: Thursday and Friday, July 11-12, 2019 and Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16, 2019

Location: CCAR Banquet Room – 6821 Coit Road, Plano TX 75024

Times: Check-in and breakfast: 8-8:30 a.m.

            Class Start and End Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

            Lunch: 12-12:45 p.m.  

Cost: $275 before the deadline and $300 after for CCAR members, $299 before the deadline and $324 after for non-members. New members are eligible for a $50 GRI discount on any one of three GRI classes. Please retrieve your coupon here and email it to us BEFORE signing up for the course. If this is the third GRI you have taken at CCAR, email us before registration to get $25 off of the cost.


Instructors: Stephen Etzel, Socar Chatmon-Thomas


Topics Discussed:

Finance: In this day, students will identify different lending information they may need to gather for their buyer or seller and recognize the tenets of lending and how lenders evaluate prospective loans. The course also examines types, advantages, and disadvantages of third party financing, compare the features of different loan products, describe loan processes, and explain general lending terms, mortgage documents, and closing costs, among other topics.

Residential Contracts: The TREC promulgated one-to-four family residential sales contract will be thoroughly explained, in addition to how the provisions of the resale contract can impact the transaction. Students will aloos learn how to properly complete the forms and contracts for a real estate transaction and help protect clients and mitigate risks by effectively using contracts.

Appraisals, CMAs, & Pricing: During this day, students will be taught the difference between appraisals and comparative market analyses, learn important vocabulary used in appraisals and CMAs, and understand the appraisal process.

Diversity & Fair Housing: This segment discusses diversity, cultural differences, and demographic trends in light of changing real estate markets. It explores cultural attitudes, practices, and business etiquette. Further, it offers listening and communication tips to help REALTORS® interact more successfully with clients. The material covers fair housing laws and protected classes, as well as rules related to advertising and promoting properties. Finally, it proposes systems and models for equal treatment and the same standard of service to all clients.


Refund/Cancellation Policy for Designation/Certification Classes:

A full refund will be issued if written notification is received seven (7) days prior to the class start. No refunds will be issued after that time. You have one year from the original class date to reschedule the same designation at CCAR.

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