Education

We provide quality continuing education courses for REALTORS®. We offer a variety of educational programs, including NAR Designation classes such as Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) classes. We also offer Strategies of Listing, Finance and Purchase Contract classes for both new and experienced agents. We continue to look for additional classes to help our members get the most from their real estate business. Most of our continuing education courses are also available online.


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Upcoming Continuing Education

    • Friday, June 16, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • West Hawaii Civic Center, 2nd floor building B (Liquor Control)

    Instructor: James "Kimo" Stone

    Registration: After 8:30am to 9:00am

    Class: 9:00am to 12:15pm

    Sponsor: eMortgage

    CE Class:

    This course provides an overview of real estate disclosure law and how to use standard forms to advise clients of their rights and obligations. 

    You will earn the definition of material fact and its importance in real estate disclosure law.  The course covers how to understand disclosure obligations and how to deal with later discovered information.  

    Participants will come away with an understanding of how to draft effective correspondence regarding disclosure issues.

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    • Friday, June 23, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • West Hawaii Association of Realtors Conference Room

    Instructor: Mary Begier

    Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Sponsor: First American Title

    Strategies Class: Purchase Contract

    To comprehend each section and its use; understand the need to complete the document to represent clients effectively; anticipate, identify and resolve potential “red flags” to minimize legal risks

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    • Friday, July 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • WHAR Conference Room

    Instructor: Berton Hamamot

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    GRI - Property Management and Landlord-Tenant

    This property management course is designed to provide a forum for the presentation and open discussion of the different layers of property management. Students will look at the duties and responsibilities of a property manager as it relates to their relationship with the landlord/clients well as to managing the actual property. To accomplish this objective, students will look at property management contracts, State and Federal laws, and the more common forms used in property management.

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    • Friday, July 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • 73-5611 Olowalu St. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

    Instructor: Julie Tumbaga

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class: 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: Old Republic Title & Escrow

    CE Class: Advanced Issues and Strategies For IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

    Today's market can be challenging when dealing with investors and their investment properties. We will be discussing 1031 Exchanges in today's market.In this class, you will learn how to identify a 1031 exchange opportunity, how to structure 5 types of exchanges, how to identify and handle red flags in an exchange, common yet advanced topics that can affect an exchange, ie.related parties, seller carry back notes, allowable exchange expenses, refinancing, partnership distributions and so much more!

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    • Friday, July 21, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • West Hawaii Association of Realtors Conference Room

    Instructor: Mary Begier

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Strategies Class: Establishing Market Value

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    • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Scott Sherley

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: TBA

    Core A Class -

    Technology:  The Good, The Bad, & The Evil; Clients Trust Accounts, and the 2017 Real Estate-Related Legislative Update

    • Friday, August 25, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • WHAR Conference Room

    Instructor: Kelly Shaw

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Strategies Class: Exclusive Right to Sell

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    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Suzette Nasser

    Time: Registration: after 8:30 AM to 9:00AM

    Class: 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: Title Guaranty

    CE Class: Easements

    This course will educate the licensee on the intricacies of easements and become knowledgeable about the various types of easements, how they are created, and how they are reflected in the Title Report and on Maps.

    Upon completion of the course, the licensee will be able to recognize certain Red Flags related to properties encumbered and benefited by easements.

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    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Scott Sherley

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: TBA

    Core A Class -

    Technology:  The Good, The Bad, & The Evil; Clients Trust Accounts, and the 2017 Real Estate-Related Legislative Update

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Scott Sherley

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: TBA

    Core A Class - Technology:  The Good, The Bad, & The Evil; Clients Trust Accounts, and the 2017 Real Estate-Related Legislative Update

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Beth Holiday

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: TBA

    CE Class: Mind Your Own Business/Negotations


    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Scott Sherley

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: TBA

    Core A Class - Technology:  The Good, The Bad, & The Evil; Clients Trust Accounts, and the 2017 Real Estate-Related Legislative Update

    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • WHAR Conference Room

    Instructor: Tracy Stice

    Registration: After 8:30 AM

    Class: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    GRI: Land Use and Development

    This course provides students with an overview of land use and development, an introduction to residential construction, and the basics of home inspection.   Learn the importance of developers

    and identify the major “players” in the development process and their roles.  Also understand why development is everyone’s concern and the role REALTORSshould play in the development process.  Students will learn how to describe positive or negative effects of each property characteristic on land value, the different types and concerns of residential development, and know how to describe potential construction-related problem areas in the purchase and sale of homes.

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    • Friday, November 17, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBA

    Instructor: Scott Sherley

    Time: Registration begins after 8:30 AM

    Class is 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    Sponsor: TBA

    Core A Class - Technology:  The Good, The Bad, & The Evil; Clients Trust Accounts, and the 2017 Real Estate-Related Legislative Update

Past events

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 CE Class - Hawaii Lands Historical Review
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 GRI Class - Condominiums & Community Associations
Friday, April 21, 2017 Fair Housing - No Place for Discrimination Update 2017
Friday, April 07, 2017 Strategies Class - Finance, Loan Choices
Friday, April 07, 2017 Strategies Class - Finance, Know the Borrower
Friday, March 24, 2017 Strategies Class - Getting the Listing
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 CE Class - Reverse Mortgage
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 CE Class - Reverse Mortgage
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 CE Class - Technology Trends Impacting the Industry
Friday, January 27, 2017 CE Class - NAR Safety Issues Realtor Safety Program
Friday, November 18, 2016 CORE B - Nov 18
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 CORE B - Oct 25
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Buyer Representation

West Hawaii Association of Realtors
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy., #221, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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