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REd in the Rogue Catalog

We are Education

At RVAR, we take your education seriously. We focus on stuff you need to know, and create a year-long buffet of offerings presented in a format that allows you choices. You can focus on a particular industry track, or sample from several tracks. Either way, you've got a year's worth of classes to choose from.

REd in the Rogue is RVAR's branded education program. REd makes it easy to earn the credits you need to renew…earn a designation… broaden your knowledge base…hone your skills.

  • For members, most of your education is included in your dues. That includes the two required classes - LARRC and Code of Ethics. Non-members pay a nominal fee to participate. Classes offered in partnership with OAR and EA have additional charges/fees.
  • At RVAR/REd in the Rogue, you can earn multiple designations/certifications in a single year without incurring travel/lodging costs.

Overview of Tracks

REd Tracks are designed to serve a lot of needs. You can focus on a single Track to really strengthen your expertise in a particular industry niche. You can select classes across Tracks to create a "specialty" niche that differentiates you and positions you as an expert on that issue. Or you can view the Tracks as an a la carte menu, and sample them all. 

Pricing Schedule

For RVAR agent members, most classes are included in the annual dues, including the LARRC and Code of Ethics. For non-RVAR agents, there is a nominal registration fee.

The GRI Track leads to a national designation, and so there are registration fees. 6-hour classes are $99 and 3-hour classes are $49. Some Earth Advantage classes have a registration fee which is usually nominal. Others do not have a registration fee. This applies to both agents and appraisers. The pricing schedule for appraiser classes slides from no-charge to $160 for the year-end USPAP class.

To Register

For classes offered solely by RVAR, both members and non-members can register via the online course calendar. For classes offered in partnership with OAR or Earth Advantage, you must register at their sites, either www.oregonrealtors.org, or www.earthadvantage.org. For more information, or to arrange payment by check, contact Susan at 541-414-1504 or susan@roguevalleyrealtors.org. 

REd Tracks (Click for Class Schedules):

General Ed Track

Green Track

GRI Track

Appraiser Track

Commercial Track

Earth Track 

Events under 'REd in the Rogue'
Monday, May 21, 2018

Event Name

Date

GRI: Negotiations

Learn basic concepts identify different approaches, and practice negotiation techniques hands-on from real life real estate scenarios. To register for this class you must go to www.oregonrealtors.org. 

Friday, January 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Commercial Overview - City of Medford

Join Kimberly London and Sam Barnum from the City of Medford Building Department for an overview of commercial code/zoning/issues. This 2-hour class is perfect for newer agents who need to familiarize themselves with the commercial side of the Building Department but it's also perfect for anyone working the commercial side who needs a refresher/update.

 

Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Top 10 Green Broker Resources

We begin the 2018 Green Track with a class you won't want to miss - Top Ten Green Broker Resources. Join Sohn Spillman and learn how you can access better information for you and your green clients. Remember to register at www.earthadvantage.org for this and all of the Green Track classes. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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GRI: Sellers

This GRI 6-hour class will give you the resources, tools and skillls that you need to successfully represent your seller clients. Learn how to balance seller expectations with market realities, while pursuing highest and best. Learn marketing tools to better showcase your properties. Join us at the Rogue Regency Inn on March 23rd. 

 

Friday, March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Earth Track: Soils & Irrigation-RE-RESCHEDULED!

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm! What better place to start for our 2018 Earth Track than with "Soils & Irrigation"? Join Paul DeMaggio, Natural Resource Project Specialist with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, for a foray into Jackson County soils types and  methods of irrigation. Learn what you need to know to keep  your clients informed on how these two topics impact their search for 'the perfect property', especially in rural residential. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Commercial Development with SOREDI

Rob Merriman of SOREDI joins us to explain how partnering with SOREDI is a win-win situation. SOREDI provides a conduit to investors and commercial developers from all over the nation who are looking for a place to invest their money and resources. Economic development is always good for the real estate industry, so come to this class and learn how you as a broker can partner with SOREDI. 

Thursday, April 05, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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ACLB Quarterly Meeting

Once again, the Appraisal Certification and Licensing Board is coming to Medford! Join us at the Hampton Inn on Monday, April 16th. This meeting is open to both agents and appraisers, and is accredited for all. The meeting begins at 9am,  so start drafting your questions and topics you'd like to discuss now.

Monday, April 16, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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What Makes a Home Use Zero Energy?

This class will review all of the necessary ingredients that go into make a home zero energy. John Spillman is back to demystify the concept of zero energy, so sign up today at www.earthadvantage.org.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Earth Track: Horse Properties

Have you ever had a client from a major urban center out-of-state who dreamed of owning horses at their new property in southern Oregon? Big dreamers can have big problems if the property they buy isn't zoned correctly or isn't large enough to sustain their little herd. Join us for this class and Clint Nichols, Rural Natural Resource Planner with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation Distrcit, to learn the do's and don'ts of living with horses. 

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Accredited Green Appraiser - Day 2

In 2017, we brought you the Accredited Green Appraiser program - Day 1. This year, John Spillman and Gary Kristensen will team up  to deliver Day 2. Join us at the Harris no charge and pick up where you left off. Register at www.earthadvantage.org.

 

Friday, May 04, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Commercial 1031s

Doug Blackwell of Oregon Investment Property Exchange Services will join us on June 7th to guide us through the commercial 1031 process. Register today to deepen your understanding of  commercial 1031s, and to get the information you need to confidently broker this kind of exchange of real property.  

Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Green Home Site Visits for Appraisers and Agents

Come and kick the tires on 2 local green homes. You'll visit 2 homes in 2 hours and gain a broad understanding of the planning, construction and equipping green homes. Register at www.earthadvantage.com.

Friday, June 15, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Earth Track: Jackson County Water Rights

In today's world, water rights are a 'must know' factor in the transfer of property, especially rural property. Jackson County Watermaster Shavon Haynes will give you a thorough overview of all things water rights-related. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Living Next to a Stream

Prospective buyers often fall in love with a property and purchase it because of the idyllic stream that gently flows past their rear deck. Three years later, they're on the phone because that gentle stream is now a raging torrent UNDER their deck! Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District can help you learn how to recognize and deal with potential misfires like that, and how to educate your client so that they can be a 'smart shopper' when looking at property.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Commercial Building Valuation

Danee Fry is back with a class tailored for brokers of commercial properties, to explain the commercial appraisal process and how a commercial property value is established. Danee is an excellent presenter, and her classes are densely packed with good information, so come prepared to learn a lot!

Thursday, August 09, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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For What It's Worth: Understanding the Appraisal Process

As an agent, you've probably been frustrated from time to time by an appraiser you're working with. Here's an opportunity to hear exactly what goes into an appraisal and pose your questions and concerns directly to an appraiser. 

Register at www.earthadvantage.com. 

Friday, August 17, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Appraising Properties w/Accessory ADUs

The presence of an ADU throws a whole other wrinkle into the appraisal process. Let Gary Kristensen share his tips and wisdom on how to approach appraising properties with ADUs and help make your life less complicated. Register at www.earthadvantage.org. 

Friday, August 17, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Earth Track: Storm Water

Whether your client is interested in a home in town or a property out in county, you'll need to be prepared to answer questions about storm water management. Kora Mousseaux, Urban & Community Planner with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, will walk you through all facets of storm water management, from city streets to woodlands and everything in between.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Typical Commercial Transaction Contingencies

Join Tom Fischer, owner and principal broker at Coldwell Banker Commercial Northwest for a chock-full class on all the pesky contingencies that can pepper a commercial transaction. Bring your questions and Tom will answer them!

Thursday, October 04, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Earth Advantage Broker

Each year we offer the Earth Advantage Broker certification program. This two-day class certifies you as a trustworthy and knowledgeable green broker. The class will take place on Thursday and Friday, October 18th/19th  here at the Harris. Thanks to the generosity of The Energy Trust, the registration fee for the class has been reduced to $95. 14 CEs. 

Register for this class at www.earthadvantage.org. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Earth Track: Wildlife Habitat

Even if you life in the city, you can create an environment in your back yard, whatever size it is, that will lure wildlife to your property. Owners of larger property can create marvelous pockets, or 'wildlife playgrounds' on their acreage. Either way, Karelia Ver Eecke can explain what works and what doesn't, and what you'll be facing once you've created your habitat.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Commercial Real Estate and the Law

Join us at the Harris on December 6th when attorney Jack Davis of Davis, Hearn, Anderson and Taylor answers your legal questions and dispenses tips gained from his long career in commercial real estate law. Jack will be a familiar face to some of you, and we're happy to welcome him back to the training center!

 

Thursday, December 06, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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