Yakima Association of REALTORS®
2017 Education Schedule
All classes and seminars at YAR unless otherwise noted
Click on each class for the registration form.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm - New Forms, Hot Topics and Other Industry Fun! - Annie Fitzsimmons - 3.5 CE Hours

This class is vital for learning about all the recent new forms & revisions!

This class will take an in depth view at current forms updates and guide real estate agents on proper use.  Additionally, we will review recent law and industry changes ranging from broker services provided to the marijuana industry to CFPB & TRID, earnest money issues and things in between.


Thursday, March 30th, 2017

8:30 am to Noon - Current Issues in Residential Real Estate (CORE) - Terry Eccles Pettet - 3.5 CE Hours

The Washington State Real Estate Commission and the Department of Licensing have adopted rules that require the completion of a minimum 3.0 clock hours of prescribed core curriculum.  The mandatory clock hours must be included in the 30 hours required for all active licensees.  2014-2015 topics included: legislative & legal updates, dual agency, sellers disclosures, Agency Law, referrals, signatory authority, and distressed properties.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Every year, agents around the country are threatened, robbed, or assaulted while fulfilling the everyday requirements of their jobs.  By learning from these unfortunate and sometimes tragic incidents, we real estate agents can make adjustments to the way we do business and avoid violent crimes.
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
8:30 am to 4:30 pm - Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions - Doug Tingvall - 7.5 CE Hours
Disclosure Requirements in Real Estate Transactions is a compilation of the disclosures required by law in various types of real estate transactions. We have come a long way since the days of caveat emptor (“let the buyer beware”). The disclosures required in real estate transactions today come from different sources and were enacted at different times. Until now, there was no single source to consult for required disclosures. This course synthesizes the disclosure requirements in a practical and meaningful format, including a helpful matrix of the disclosures required for different types of properties.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 *NOTE: Date Change*
8:30 am to Noon - Agency Law - Annie Fitzsimmons - 3.5 CE Hours
You are the listing agent and seller failed to pump the septic prior to closing. Buyer and buyer’s broker claim it is your responsibility to pump the system now, since seller cannot be found. What do you do?  You are buyer’s agent but met with seller when seller was interviewing potential listing brokers. As a result, you know seller is soft on the price. Can you tell your buyer?

The Agency Law answers these questions and this class will empower brokers to understand and use the Agency Law to answer these and other questions that come up every day in the sale of real estate. No longer will you have to approach one of these difficult situations weakly, hoping to avoid liability. With a decisive understanding of your requirements under the Agency Law, you will be able to boldly resolve challenging, but often distracting issues, and move forward to the productive work of assisting buyers and sellers in reaching their goals.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 *NOTE: Date Change*
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Best of the Legal Hotline - Annie Fitzsimmons - 4 CE Hours

The Best of the Legal Hotline is a fun, interactive course designed to address YOUR questions and concerns from your real estate practice. The course content is always current, because it changes from class to class based on the topics that are relevant to the students in attendance. You will receive pointers and tips that you can apply immediately to your practice to reduce your own liability and to improve the quality and success of the transactions you put together.

You will gain tools to assist you in creating a more pleasant and professional experience in all of your transactions for your clients, other industry professionals and yourself. The class routinely provides information beneficial to REALTORS® of all experience levels, because all REALTORS® are well served to know the latest legal issues and how to handle them.


Wednesday and Thursday, September 6th & 7th, 2017

8:30 am to 4:30 pm (both days) - Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation - Dave Porter - 7.5 CE Hours each day

ABR® education provides REALTORS® with what they need to stay competitive in today's market.  Member benefits such as marketing tools, a referral network and other resources, help to promote their business.


Monday and Tuesday, October 23rd & 24th, 2017

8:30 am to 4:30 pm (both days) - Certified Residential Specialist® Designation - Jackie Leavenworth - 7.5 CE Hours each day

Agents can maximize their potential by earning the CRS® Designation and joining the organization that has served top-producing residential sales agents since 1977.  The more than 35,000 CRS® Designees benefit from nationwide referral opportunites, a professional image that attracts customers, and sales and marketing support.  The CRS® Designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements.



Half?day Classes are $50 each. Or, take both for $85!