Education Schedule

March 2017  

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: IRS 1031

Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Jeff Huang, J Huang & Associates, CPA

Topic: IRS 1031

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


Staying Out of Court

Date & Time: Monday, March 27, 2017 from 1PM to 2:30PM

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Robert Brand, Real Estate Risk Management Training

Description: Avoid Litigation has never been easier!
- The absolute best disclosure strategies
- Updates on social media liabilities, plus a review of common TDS/AVID errors
- Apply risk management principles to every transaction, including with investor clients





Top Tax Secrets for the Successful REALTOR®/Investor

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Tony Watson, Robert Hall & Associates


  • What are the top 5 deductions on a tax return?
  • What is the most audited deduction?
  • In-state vs. out-of-state
  • The difference between an LLC, a trust and an insurance policy
  • Changes in the tax code for 2017
  • PMI? Is it deductible?
  • Cars: Lease or Buy?
  • What is a real estate professional?





2017 Spring Kickoff - Step into the Future

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 12PM to 2:30PM

Cost: FREE (Lunch provided. Must RSVP)

Speaker:  Daniel Pendley, International Speaker, Author, Career and Wealth Trainer

Description: Agent’s goals will be set for 2017!
- Learn how to produce a sale every week starting NOW! Using top producers’ secrets!

- Social Media: a must in today’s market! See the top 10 sites buyers are looking at!





Estate Planning

Date & Time: Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10AM to 11AM

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Tracy Kayser, Esq., Kayser Pahor, LLP

Description: Join WSGVAR on March 31st as Tracy Kayser presents her topic on Estate Planning.




April 2017  

New Salesperson & New Broker Exam 1-Day Crash Course

Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 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. Easy to read course outline with detailed information currently on the exam.






Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: 1% Down Program & Digital Mortgage

Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 2017 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM

Cost: FREE

Speaker:  Richard Zaleta, Guaranteed Rate

Topic: 1% Down Program & Digital Mortgage

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




zipForm® Plus & zipTMS  Training

Date & Time: Monday, April 10, 2017 from 10AM to 3:30PM

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Fatima Sogueco, zipForm® Products Supervisor, California Association of REALTORS®

- zipForm® Plus
- Online document storage
- Import MLS data using MLS-Connect
- Templates and automation
- Electronic sign forms
- zipTMS™ - NAR and C.A.R. Member

Please bring your tablet or mobile devices.




Commercial Seminar: Marketing on Steroids and How to Double Your Income as a Real Estate Professional

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Bill Ukropina, Managing Principal Commercial Properties

Topic: Marketing on Steroids and How to Double Your Income as a Real Estate Professional

Please bring your commercial listings for open pitching.



CRMLS Training

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM

Cost: FREE

Instructor: CRMLS Instructor

Managing Listings in Matrix 101 10AM-11AM
ShowingTime for the MLS  11AM-12PM
Promoting Your Personal Brand  1PM-2PM
Engaging Clients with Matrix 2PM-3PM



Real Estate Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business

Date & Time: Monday, April 17, 2017 from 12PM to 4PM

Cost: FREE (Lunch will be provided. Must RSVP)

Instructors: Suzi Dunkel-Soto, NAR's Real Estate Safety Certified Instructor and 2017 WSGVAR President & Albert Tran, NAR's Real Estate Safety Certified Instructor and WSGVAR Executive Officer

Description: Attendees will learn how to limit risk to preserve safety and facilitate positive business outcome.
Additional topics covered include: 
- Safety protocol for showing properties and listing appointments
- Understanding physical and instinctual response to threats or attacks
- Data security for your business and clients
- Protecting personal and electronic information




REALTOR® Safety: Self-Defense

Date & Time: TBD

Cost: FREE (Refreshments will be provided. Must RSVP)

Instructor: Peace Over Violence

Description: Join WSGVAR to learn self-defense techniques at no charge! Both men and women are encouraged to attend. Please pass this along to your fellow REALTORS®.

Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.
Participation in self-defense classes encourages you to think in terms of options and choices, develops your awareness and assertiveness skills and provides practice for physical self-defense techniques. It expands the way you think about violence prevention, helps you deal with your fears and enables you to feel more empowered in your life.


e-PRO® Certification Course (Day 1)

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM

$68 Early-bird for all REALTORS® until 4/14/17
$88 for all REALTORS® who sign up on or after 4/15/17

Instructor: Albert Tran, e-PRO® Certified Trainer and WSGVAR Executive Officer

Description: Learn how getting liked and followed will connect you to more business with NAR's e-PRO® Certification.

This one-day course from NAR shows you how to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to connect with today's savvy real estate consumer and build your business. Learn how to manage your online reputation, generate leads, gain referrals, and more.

The e-PRO® program is broken into 2 parts:
Take Day 1 at WSGVAR and Day 2 Online (for $129) at your convenience.  Students that are current members of the National Association of REALTORS® and have completed both days of coursework are then awarded the coveted e-PRO® Certification. Please note, there is a one-time application fee of $110.50.

Click here to learn more about the e-PRO® Certification.