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February

CCAR Class of the Month

Weren’t able to make it to Blast Off? Check out these Blast Off Boosters

IN-PERSON Blast Off Booster: Perspectives from the Pros of E&O

Date: 02/23/24

Time: 11 AM - Noon

Provider #: TXR #1

Course #: 43759

CE: 1 Hour Elective CE

Instructor: Barney Schwartz

Description: This course will cover Error and Omissions (E&O) insurance in real estate. Course will provide insight on what is happening in the industry and how agents and brokers can protect themselves from a risk management perspective.

Also provide the license holder useful information regarding real estate errors and omission insurance coverage and risk management tools to help reduce risk and lower errors and omission insurance costs. The course will help license holder understand the need for E&O and professional liability insurance; and answer questions they may have about what it is, how it works and how to choose a provider.

IN-PERSON Blast Off Booster: Understanding the 1-4 Family Contract: A Deep Dive

Date: 02/26/24

Time: 9AM – Noon

Provider #: CCAR #298

Course #: 45907

CE: 3 Hours CE (fulfills TREC Contract CE requirement)

Instructors: Bob Baker & Carolyn Hatley

Description: Students will be reintroduced to the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale). The students will learn advanced techniques regarding the use of the One to Four Family Residential Contract to enhance their competence in its use. The course will include several interactive exercises in which the students learn how to affectively use the contract form in different Seller/Buyer scenarios thus having the practical application of learned concepts.

IN-PERSON Blast Off Booster: In-Depth Business Planning for Real Estate Agents

Date: 02/26/24

Time: 1PM – 5 PM

Provider #: TXR #1

Course #: 47039

CE: 4 Hours Elective CE

Instructors: Melissa Hailey & Shelyna Tinglin

Description: This is an introductory course in annual business planning for the real estate professional. Gone are the days when you could be successful in real estate with three methods of lead generation. Successful agents have 6-10 methods of lead generation, so mastering 1-2 new methods annually to reach success is imperative. The course will cover some of the best practices of successful agents. Teach agents how to understand sales numbers (number of buyers, sellers, and average sales price) from current and previous years to help determine target markets, prospects, and where marketing dollars will be most effective.

IN-PERSON Blast Off Booster: REALTOR® Professionalism: Raising the Bar

Date: 02/27/24

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Provider #: TXR #1

Course #: #43612

CE: 2 Hours Elective CE

Instructors: Melissa Hailey & Terri Macaluso

Description: This course focuses on REALTOR® Professionalism and business etiquette skills development. Having polished business etiquette skills helps the REALTOR® present themselves as someone capable of quality client representation. Someone clients can rely upon for all their real estate needs. This creates the opportunity to increase client base, gain potential referrals, leading to more sales. Course provides instruction on the development of a professional business image by teaching the importance of REALTOR® Designations.

IN-PERSON Blast Off Booster: Real Estate Advocacy in State and Local Government

Date: 02/27.24

Time: Noon – 2:00 PM

Provider #: CCAR #298

Course #: 47174

CE: 2 Hours Elective CE

Instructors: Bob Baker & Marvin Jolly

IN-PERSON Blast Off Booster: REALTOR® Beware

Date: 02/27/24

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Provider #: TXR #1

Course #: 47550

CE: 2 Hours Elective CE

Instructors: Alisha Melvin Esq. & Sean Clemmensen

Description: The real estate market is ever changing and there are so many aspects of the business that agents should be aware of to protect their clients and themselves. What worked in the past may not work now or even be legal. From fraud and misrepresentation to anti-trust issues, lawsuits, and to how to use AI properly to bolster your business. This course will provide the license holder an overview of some key issues happening in the marketplace. How to avoid potential pitfalls in areas related to conducting the business of real estate that agents should be aware of and know how to avoid them to ensure a successful transaction.

Did You Know?

How to check COE Status

Up Your Income, Get Certified!

First Quarter Certifications and Designations at CCAR

2/8, 2/9, 2/15. & 2/16: GRI Real Estate Brokerage (Zoom): Topics include professional standards, policies, and procedures, brokerage and agency relationships, and business development.

3/7, 3/8, 3/14, & 3/15: GRI Contracts to Close: Topics include lending essentials, residential contracts, appraisals,
surveys, negotiations, fair housing, and diversity.

In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than
motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the GRADUATE REALTOR®
INSTITUTE (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home
buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge
on technical subjects as well as fundamentals of real estate. In Texas,
the GRI is obtained by attending three - 30 hour SAE courses for a total
of 90 classroom hours.

Professional Development and Education Update

TREC: Want to Receive Your Compensation Through an LLC or S-Corp? There’s A New Option Coming January 2024

Save the Date

Additional Certifications and Designations in 2024

CCAR Offers Four Class Experiences to Choose From

Broadcast Class: Broadcast classes are offered statewide by Texas REALTORS® and take place online via Zoom. An internet connection and a working web camera are required for broadcast classes.

In Person Class: Classroom courses will be held in-person only in the CCAR Plano Banquet Room. No virtual Zoom attendance will be permitted.


Zoom Class: Virtual classes take place online via Zoom. An internet connection and a working web camera are required for virtual classes.

Off Site Class: Class sponsored by a CCAR Affiliate or CCAR Brokerage Office. Class will be held away from the CCAR Offices or via Zoom.

Check Your Code of Ethics Status

Still need to complete the Code of Ethics Training? You have a choice for completing this requirement.


OPTION 1: Complete your required REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training on demand with the National Association of REALTORS®. This training is free and can be accessed 24/7. Click here to complete your training online.

OPTION 2: Register for a live CCAR provided class via CCAR’s online class calendar.

Receive 3 Hours of Elective CE towards your TREC Renewal

Want more? Get involved, join a CCAR Committee!

Click Here for CCAR's Attendance & Cancellation Policy:

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