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.

 

July 31, 2017
Transaction from Beginning to End Using PRDS Forms, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Denise Welsh
Transaction from beginning to end using PRDS forms.

August 11, 2017
Market Intelligence, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
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. You will learn how to use Matrix to build and publish charts, tables, and graphs for client presentations and for posting to social media.

August 11, 2017
Matrix 201, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
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! In this intermediate level course, you will learn how to search specific neighborhoods using Matrix map search tools, how to determine the activity of listings in your market, and how to create custom displays of your results. You will also learn how to communicate your search results to your clients using auto-email tools.

August 15, 2017
PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Robert Johnson
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.

August 23, 2017
Nuts and Bolts of Investments and Analysis, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Moise Nahouraii
Go over residential investments analysis

August 28, 2017
Paragon Basics, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
Learn the basic features, functions and the Paragon application differences to your current MLSListings search tool options. If you need listing data outside of the MLSListings standard five-county data set, the Paragon search tool deserves a look to see if it fits both your simple or complex search and report requirements.

August 28, 2017
Matrix 101, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
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.

September 7, 2017
Learn to be a Leader Workshop and NAR Leadership 200 Program, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Cost: $25 members; $40 non-members
SILVAR
This workshop will help develop and enhance your leadership skills in real estate and in your community. It will feature special guest speakers Linda Lee, 2015 Women’s Council of REALTORS® California president, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, and the NAR REALTOR® Leadership Program 200 course facilitated by Steve Francks, CEO of the Washington Association of REALTORS®. See flyer for more details.

September 8, 2017
Listing Management, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
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.

September 8, 2017
Paragon Basics, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
Learn the basic features, functions and the Paragon application differences to your current MLSListings search tool options. If you need listing data outside of the MLSListings standard five-county data set, the Paragon search tool deserves a look to see if it fits both your simple or complex search and report requirements.

September 11 – 15, 2017
Certified International Property Specialist Institute (CIPS), 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Cost: $450 paperless; $500 paper option
Instructor: David Wyant, CIPS, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPSM TRC, AHWD, SFR, SRES, MRP, GREEN, e-Pro
Learn how to expand your global real estate business and earn the NAR CIPS designation. The CIPS Institute provides training in international business issues, including currency conversion, cultural awareness, legal and tax requirements, ownership and transaction principles of international real estate, and specifics about the real estate markets in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. See class schedule.

Cost for the entire CIPS Institute, which includes five courses, is $450 for the paperless option and $500 for the paper version, which includes a manual for each of the five courses. Regular price is $600. The CIPS Institute is open to both members and nonmembers. For the paper option, members may enroll online at ims.silvar.org. Non-members and those who want the paperless option may register by contacting SILVAR Public Affairs and Communications Director Rose Meily at (408) 200-0109 or email rmeily@silvar.org.

September 18, 2017
At Home With Diversity
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cost: $110

Instructor: David Wyant CIPS, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, TRC, AHWD, SFR, SRES, MRP, GREEN, e-Pro
The At Home With Diversity® course will prepare you to work effectively with today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers. Real estate professionals who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and who wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and are able to expand opportunities. This course is the core course in order to obtain the At Home with Diversity® Certification and counts for elective credit toward the ABR®, CIPS, CRS, RSPS, and PMN designation. VIEW FLYER

September 22, 2017
Matrix 101, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
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.

September 22, 2017

Agent Pro Pack, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Mark Messimer
This workshop will help you setup automated market inventory and activity reports for fast delivery to your mobile device, keeping you in-touch with current and customizable market conditions even when you’re on the road.

September 25, 2017

PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Robert Johnson
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.

October 17, 2017

PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Robert Johnson
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.

November 28, 2017
PRDS Forms on Instanet Solutions, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Robert Johnson
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.