All classes will be at SILVAR, 19400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, unless otherwise indicated. Space is limited, so signing up in advance is always necessary. Call SILVAR at (408) 200-0100 or go to http://ims.silvar.org/ to register for a course or video viewing unless otherwise indicated.

Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend a class in which you are registered, you may send a substitute in your place. If you cancel your registration less than 72 hours before the class, your registration fee will not be refunded.

February 6, 2017
Tackling Technology 101 – Mobile
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Cost: FREE
Learn basic smartphone techniques and skills to maximize features. This lab-focused class will start at the beginning with navigation, photos, applications and updates, maps, and general terminology.

Market Intelligence Made Easy
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cost: FREE
Market intelligence is defined as the information relevant to a company’s business environment, gathered and analyzed specifically for the purpose of accurate and confident decision-making. Clients look to you to be the market expert. This course will show you how to mine rich MLS data to gather and be able to present insight into market conditions.

February 17, 2017
Matrix 101 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
If you can’t find it, you can’t sell it! Matrix is the system you will use to search through the rich MLSListings data that is at your fingertips. In this introductory class, you will learn the fundamentals of searching and reporting in Matrix.

Art of CMA
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cost: FREE
MLSListings offers our subscriber community a variety of comparative market analysis (CMA) products. Some are easy and quick. Others are more complex but extremely information-rich. This course dives into each of our main CMA product offerings, highlighting the features and benefits of each one.

February 24, 2017
PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: FREE
Learn about the new PRDS Forms on the Instanet Solutions platform and be able to access your forms anywhere and anytime, from virtually any Internet-connected PC, using both the Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, and also from Apple computers, using the Safari browser. PRDS forms are available online free of charge as a member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SILVAR and SAMCAR. The class offered for the new PRDS Forms system will demonstrate the procedures to log in, create transactions, fill out the forms online, and then either print or email those forms to a client.

March 6, 2017
Matrix 201
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Cost: FREE
You have your dashboard just how you like it. You know how to search and create reports. You are able to communicate with your clients through Matrix. Now it’s time to learn how to bend Matrix to your will! Build upon the skills learned in the Basic Class, with a focus on searching with maps, customizing data results to meet your specific needs, and communicating your findings to your client.

Public Records Search
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cost: FREE
Savvy home buyers and sellers can easily tell when an agent is prepared and wants their business. Public records are powerful tools in learning as much as possible about a property. Realist is a public records database that seamlessly works with the MLSListings platform to provide in-depth property and ownership data, market information, and much more! Learn how to interpret the rich data that is available to you to boost your competitive advantage.

March 24, 2017 
RDS Forms on Instanet Solutions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: FREE
Learn about the new PRDS Forms on the Instanet Solutions platform and be able to access your forms anywhere and anytime, from virtually any Internet-connected PC, using both the Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, and also from Apple computers, using the Safari browser. PRDS forms are available online free of charge as a member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SILVAR and SAMCAR. The class offered for the new PRDS Forms system will demonstrate the procedures to log in, create transactions, fill out the forms online, and then either print or email those forms to a client.

March 31, 2017
Listing Management
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Cost: FREE
Listings are hard to come by so when you do get them, it’s important that you know how to add them to the MLS correctly. This course will teach you how to add and update your listings on the MLSListings platform. You will also get a refresher in how to stay out of trouble and get support.

Listing Locator
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Cost: FREE
Need help finding listings? Did you know that combining the power of Matrix and Realist can help you with that? This course will teach you to understand where buyers are purchasing homes and in what price range they are purchasing most often. You will then be able to identify homeowners in those “sweet spots” who own the homes that buyers are seeking.

April 28, 2017
PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: FREE
Learn about the new PRDS Forms on the Instanet Solutions platform and be able to access your forms anywhere and anytime, from virtually any Internet-connected PC, using both the Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, and also from Apple computers, using the Safari browser. PRDS forms are available online free of charge as a member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SILVAR and SAMCAR. The class offered for the new PRDS Forms system will demonstrate the procedures to log in, create transactions, fill out the forms online, and then either print or email those forms to a client.

May 26, 2017
PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: FREE
Learn about the new PRDS Forms on the Instanet Solutions platform and be able to access your forms anywhere and anytime, from virtually any Internet-connected PC, using both the Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, and also from Apple computers, using the Safari browser. PRDS forms are available online free of charge as a member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SILVAR and SAMCAR. The class offered for the new PRDS Forms system will demonstrate the procedures to log in, create transactions, fill out the forms online, and then either print or email those forms to a client.

June 23, 2017
PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: FREE
Learn about the new PRDS Forms on the Instanet Solutions platform and be able to access your forms anywhere and anytime, from virtually any Internet-connected PC, using both the Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, and also from Apple computers, using the Safari browser. PRDS forms are available online free of charge as a member benefit to all REALTOR® members of SILVAR and SAMCAR. The class offered for the new PRDS Forms system will demonstrate the procedures to log in, create transactions, fill out the forms online, and then either print or email those forms to a client.