Education Schedule

May 2017  

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR®) Training: Basic

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Cost: FREE for all REALTORS®

Instructor: Ling Chow, RPR® Certified Trainer

Tools for Building your Business
RPR’s dynamic data and client-friendly reports help REALTORS® achieve professional success. In this free workshop you will learn to:

  • Search hundreds of datasets on more than 160 million on-and-off market properties.
  • Create the ultimate listing package with RPR’s Comp Analysis tool.
  • Calculate the ROI for your client’s home improvement
  • Research a property’s history
  • Send customized and branded reports… anywhere, anytime
  • REALTOR® member benefit – included in your REALTOR® dues
Please bring your tablet or mobile devices.





June 2017  

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Preliminary Title Report - What to Look for When Representing a Buyer vs Seller

Date & Time: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM

Cost: FREE

Speaker:  Joe Haggerty, WFG Title Company

Topic: Understanding the Preliminary Title Report - What to Look for When Representing a Buyer vs Seller

Walk-ins are welcome. Lunch is not provided, please bring your own.



New Salesperson & New Broker Exam 1-Day Crash Course

Date & Time: Monday, June 5, 2017 from 8:30AM to 5PM

Cost: $150

Instructor: Duane Gomer Seminars

Description: Whether you’re taking the real estate salesperson or broker exam, this exam prep will prepare you to pass your licensing exam. Includes 8-hours of fun-filled learning. During the lecture, the instructor will cover all 7 subject areas tested on the exam with time for questions.

-Course Outline (300 pages): Easy to read course outline contains everything you need to pass your exam. The outline is a concise review of the detailed information currently on the exam.
-Practice Exams: There are practice questions at the end of each chapter and hundreds of practice exam questions designed to resemble your actual test.
-Math Basics: The Math chapter provides a review of the math skills required for the exam.
-Glossary: Real Estate terms with the definitions.
-Guarantee: If you fail the exam twice after taking the course twice, your tuition will be refunded.

To register: or call (949) 457-8930





Code of Ethics Training (Drop-In Session)

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 1PM to 4PM

Cost: FREE for WSGVAR Members Only

Please bring your laptop, tablet or mobile devices.

Who must meet this requirement? REALTORS®.

REALTORS® are now required to complete ethics training within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.

Join WSGVAR for a drop-in session to complete your Code of Ethics requirement! Make sure you have your NAR login information and be ready to go!





2017 Global Summit

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Cost: $10 for WSGVAR/ NAHREP members

          $15 for non-WSGVAR/ non-NAHREP members

Speakers: Jordan Levine, C.A.R.

                    Gary Chan, Temo Arjani LLP

                    Albert Justin Lum, Lum Law Group

                    Luis Bustamante, Tijuana Association of REALTORS

                    John Wu, Coldwell Banker George Realty/ Alhambra

                    Carlos Dealba, Ambassador for Consulate General of Mexico

                    Lenders Panel, panelist: Kevin Yang, China Trust

                                                                 Benjamin Wang, Sterling Bank

                                                                 Nicholas Vialpando, Real Consultants Mortgage

                                                                 Elizabeth Tsui, Ecom Mortgage, Inc.

Description: The WSGVAR Global Business Council is putting forth another informative session at our 2017 Global Summit. This time, we are collaborating with National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Don't miss this event that includes information and tips on taxes for foreigners, C.A.R. updates, and more from an array of professionals! Sign up today!






Commercial Seminar:
- What is CASp? Understanding the Commercial Lease Construction Addendum
- Due Diligence for Commercial Real Estate

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM

Cost: FREE

-Yung Kao,
California Certified Access Specialist (CASp), CBO, NCARB
-Brian Hennessey, Senior Vice President, Sales & Leasing, Investment, Tenant Representation

Description: Join WSGVAR on June 13th for a special commercial seminar with two different speakers and topics.

Please bring your commercial listings for open pitching.


CRMLS Training

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM

Cost: FREE

Instructor: CRMLS Instructor

Searching 101 10AM-11AM
Cloud CMA 11AM-12PM
CRMLS Mobile Solutions 1PM-2PM
Matrix Time-Saving Tips 2PM-3PM

Please bring your tablet or mobile devices.



2017 Legal Updates

Date & Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:45AM to 11:15AM

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Gov Hutchinson, Assistant General Counsel of the California Association of REALTORS®

Description:  Join West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS® for a 2017 Legal Updates immediately following the MLS Breakfast Meeting.




zipForm® Plus Training

Date & Time: Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Brian Chen, zipForm® Certified Trainer

Description: West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS® brings you zipForm® Plus training.  zipForm® Plus is a California Association of REALTORS® free member-benefit forms software for REALTOR® Members.

By attending this training, you will: 

  • Learn how to access zipForm® Plus
  • Learn how to access your latest C.A.R. member benefits: zipLogix Digital Ink® digital signatures, zipVault® online document storage and importing MLS data using MLS-Connect
  • Learn how to use the zipForm® Plus Toolbar
  • Learn how to create and use Templates
  • Learn how to create, e-mail and e-sign using C.A.R. zipForm® Mobile Edition
  • And much more!

Please bring your tablet or mobile devices.





Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) Training

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 9AM to 12PM

Course fee (pre-registered) $29
At the Door (walk-ins) $39

Instructor: Joel Carlson, Certified Real Estate Consultant (CREC) and NAR Designated Real Estate Instructor (DREI)

Description: Your guide to the Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) and related forms.
How you will benefit from taking this course:
-Get familiar with the changes to the clauses 
-Learn the new approach to addressing the wood destroying pests
-Understand changes regarding how to deal with personal property items
-Learn how to write offers without deposit checks

-Familiarize yourself with dozens of other changes to the RPA contract
-Complete all mandatory and recommended disclosures




NAR's Green Designation (2-Day) Course

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 and Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 8AM to 5PM

Cost: FREE (Must RSVP)
-A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided during both days of the course!

Instructor: John Shipman, Build It Green

Description: More home buyers are demanding green and energy-saving features in their next homes. Are you prepared to assist them? Gain a competitive advantage and learn how to become your clients’ go-to resource for buying or selling a more efficient, money-saving, healthy home.

Join us for a two-day training to learn green real estate concepts, principles, practices and benefits from the ground up in a way that makes sense to you and your clients. You’ll stand out from the crowd by earning the only green designation for real estate agents conferred by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Click here to learn more about the NAR’s Green Designation.
For more information on earning the NAR’s Green Designation, click here.







July 2017  

Home Buyer and Seller Fair

Date & Time: Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM

Cost: FREE

Description: Join us at the 8th Annual Housing Fair at WSGVAR Headquarters! Bring your clients and come learn valuable information.
The West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a FREE Home Buyer and Seller Fair. The fair is designed to provide a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in obtaining information and essential tools needed to proceed with the home buying and selling process in Southern California.  The fair will feature numerous exhibits set up by REALTORS®, Lenders, Escrows, Titles, etc. in helping people with buying or selling houses.
REALTORS® are encouraged to bring clients to the Home Fair.





Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Date & Time: Monday to Friday, July 31 - August 4

                         Monday to Wednesday, 9AM to 5PM

                         Thursday, 10AM to 5PM

                         Friday, 9AM to 5PM

Cost:   $595 / REALTOR® Member (5 Days)

          $695 / Non-REALTOR® Member (5 Days)

          $125 / REALTOR® Member (1 Day)

          $150 / Non-REALTOR® Member (1 Day)

Instructor: David Wyant, CIPS Instructor of the Year 2012 & 2009

Description: Nearly one million unique global visitors are searching properties on®, and Los Angeles, CA is one of the U.S. cities these visitors are looking at the most. The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation helps you develop the skills and knowledge to serve your new global customers.