CE & Eats

2-10 CE (Education)

Join GAAR on Friday, July 19th for a day of educational classes, fundraising and lunch/dinner on the patio with proceeds benefiting the Real Estate Community Political Action Committee (RECPAC).  RECPAC is your non-partisan action committee that supports political candidates in our community who are "Pro Business" and "Pro Real Estate".  RECPAC benefits each of you by advocating for real-estate related issues in Central New Mexico. 

Date:  Friday, July 19th, 2018
Price:  $65 GAAR & CARNM members / $80 non-members
Location:  GAAR REALTOR® Building

This is an a la carte menu all for one price!  You can pick and choose any of the following:

Course Schedule
8:00 am - 12:00 pm:  2019 NMREC Core  (4 CE - Education) 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm:  Coveralls to Closing  (4 CE - Education) 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm:  Lunch on the Patio 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm:  Broker Beware: Getting from Contract to Closing  (4 CE - Education Core Elective)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm:  Property Management Essentials-Residential  (4 CE – Education Core Elective)

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Dinner on the Patio

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Solar PV Value: Questions to Ask (2 CE - Education)

Courses Descriptions:

NMREC Core 2019 (4 CE - Education)
Instructor:  Pete Taylor
This course meets the 2019 NMREC Core Course requirement. This course replaced the NMREC Mandatory Course and needs to be completed annually to maintain your license. 

Here’s what you will learn through this new course:

  • a review of E&O Claims and how our industry can reduce them
  • score brokers on the Broker duties in an interactive case study where we watch a deal unravel, unfold and play out
  • 2019 legal updates on a federal, state, local level
  • 2019 rule changes from the NMREC
  • how to improve the QB/AB relationship via the independent contract agreement
  • latest changes to Broker duties
  • educating brokers to a higher level of professionalism "Navigating the Real Estate Minefield"

Coveralls to Closing (4 CE - Education)
Instructor:  Bob Treece
Take a close look at the inspections often performed on residential property and get a better understanding of what to expect in the critical stages of the purchase. Anticipate problems, deal with negotiations and even understand your legal responsibility as a licensed broker. With knowledge of the process, understanding of the RANM forms and success strategies, less deals will fall through the cracks and you’ll be more successful with happier customers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of inspections in any real estate transaction
  • Identify those things that can commonly get in the way of a closing and begin the process of preparing for and dealing with them ahead of time
  • Examine and categorize your priorities depending on the property and the people involved in the transaction
  • Assist the customer in making informed choices during the listing and sale process that make them more likely to succeed
  • Assist the buyer or homeowner by preparing them for the process and understand your role ethically and legally

Broker Beware: Getting from Contract to Closing  (4 CE – Education – Core Elective)
Instructor:  Rich Cederberg
Learn how to avoid pitfalls and missteps during the escrow process.

Avoid the pitfalls and missteps of the escrow process! In today's litigious society it's no longer Buyer Beware; it's Broker Beware! Learn more about defects in properties and problems with transactions to better serve you buyer clients while protecting yourself. 

This four-hour class is intended to provide licensees with greater knowledge of the steps required to get from contract to closing including an in-depth examination of known property issues (home-buying hazards) so that they can protect their home buying clients. Attendees will discuss adverse material defects about the property and will also discuss adverse material facts about the transaction. Learn how to properly ask for repairs and more clearly write the Objections, Resolution and Waiver Notice and Agreement.

Property Management Essentials-Residential (4 CE – Education – Core Elective)
Instructor:  David Steele
Property managers face numerous challenges in the day to day operations of the properties they manage. One of the best risk reduction tools available to the property manager involves taking courses designed to maximize knowledge in key areas of liability. The course will explore several laws that are relevant to property management, such as the Fair Housing Act. Property managers must stay informed of current changes to existing laws to ensure they are in compliance.

Learning objectives: 

  • The broker will list changes made to the NMREC Rules governing property management
  • The broker will identify key provisions of the Real Estate Disclosure Act
  • The broker will examine what property managers can do regarding illegal drug activity
  • The broker will describe the basic provisions of the Lead Renovation Rule
  • The broker will explain key provisions the UORRA
  • The broker will interpret HUD’s assistance animal rule

Solar PV Value? Questions to Ask (2 CE - Education)
Instructor:  Larry Ashwood
To familiar real estate brokers with the potential pitfalls that may accompany attached Solar PV systems. Course discusses what the broker may need to know to protect the public.

• Brief history of Solar PV in New Mexico
• Potential Tax Advantages
• Appraisers and PV Value
• Underwriting Guidelines for Federally Insured Loans
• Owned verses Leased
• Renewable Energy Credits (REC) transferability?
• Questions Listing Brokers should ask
• Questions Buyer Brokers should ask


Friday, July 19, 2019
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM


GAAR REALTOR® Building (Map it)


$65 GAAR REALTOR® Member Price
$80 Non-GAAR REALTOR® Member Price