Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Virtually never. The few I've attended were not very helpful. I do my CE with a private school here. CE class handles contract updates and my company will also have a lunch and learn to review contract changes. 

May 29, 2016 10:29 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Not really.  These things gross me out.  I just do my thing I guess.  

May 29, 2016 12:39 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin The last one I went to was for a mandatory class. The instructor read the material right out of the book. ZZZZZZZZZ

May 29, 2016 11:45 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do participate on most of the activities at my local board. I have also participated in the Board of Directors and chaired one of the committees. 

May 29, 2016 11:08 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Round table setups are a Speaker's Nightmare !

May 29, 2016 09:55 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, it's considered nap time in my book. My board just sent out a brief survey about the cont ed they provide. They just don't get it - too costly thru them & too boring.

Webinars are the best. Just attended one the other day from Docusign that was a disaster!  Used a company that I've never used before & it wouldn't get any sound.

May 29, 2016 09:43 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I will go to a class there about once a year.  Sadly, not much they offer that I can't get elsewhere that is more convenient and less expensive.  

Served on the Education Committee to try and get agents jazzed about education there, but there was no real change that was ever going to happen.  Beat my head against the wall for three or four years then moved on.

May 29, 2016 10:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I take so many classes each year, some live, and some like the one I am taking right now are online through the Realtors Assn.

May 29, 2016 09:17 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

These days it tends to be mostly webinars, but occasionally a class at the board, plus the annual CRS Sellbration which is 2 full days

May 29, 2016 08:55 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Yes, I attend all of those things IF the topic is of interest. I'm not a huge fan of webinars. I prefer in person.

Oct 07, 2016 02:47 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no - I take my continuing ed on line and then go to Keller events - I want to start back with CRS too

Jun 04, 2016 12:28 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Yes, I do.  Very fortunate that my board is very large and offers an enormous variety of classes and information.

May 30, 2016 11:34 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I'm even hosting some this year.  For me mostly random tech topics or product demos.

I'll be hosting some zipforms/docusign classes and some safety and health ones this year.

May 30, 2016 09:00 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Attend the Open House Caravans once or twice a year. Most continuing ed I do online

May 30, 2016 04:03 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I attend the membership meetings of the Honolulu Board of Realtors when I'm in town. Definitely worth it on so many levels. Lots of education opportunites, new vendors to meet. The lunch itself? I don't like lunches with hundreds of people where you can't tablehop. Agencies tend to reserve tables of 10 so they don't get to mix with others.

May 30, 2016 01:46 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Not anymore...I find it frustrating to take a class and know more than the teacher.

Eve

May 30, 2016 01:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NO, NO, NO, NO AND NO TO ALL OF IT....I don't have time....my time is better spent making the phone ring.....

May 30, 2016 01:39 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

We are fortunate to have title companies prepare classes for our office tailored made for our interests. They come to our office for presentations. Most all of them offer credit for continuing education..love the interaction of the class and the up to date information in an intimate setting.

May 29, 2016 11:45 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Very selective since most are time wasters. I do read a lot and can toss the book if it does not offer anything! 

May 29, 2016 11:16 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no.  CE online

May 29, 2016 11:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Used to do all these things and more....

May 29, 2016 10:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

May 29, 2016 09:45 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I take the required CE classes.

May 29, 2016 09:02 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Usually only when they are required - they seem to always have them during my busiest tume of the year - like now - come the slow time - nothing!

Go figure

May 29, 2016 08:46 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, often. Mainly CE and tech classes.

May 29, 2016 07:45 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Everything is online now. I'm taking 2-3 webinars regularly. It is a suicide to spend hours in traffic for an hour class  in Los Angeles. 

May 29, 2016 05:16 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have but not on a regular basis.   As far as license renewal -- it's online now. 

May 29, 2016 05:10 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin now CE is must - so I do have to attend that. Other than that, some office meetings....

May 29, 2016 04:52 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

All of the above when I can fit them into my schedule. I do webinars when that is the only way to get training but prefer the live classroom method.

May 29, 2016 02:24 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

the best classes are not the ones put on my the real estate boards i have found.  their classes are usually things like "how to use a smart phone" or other worthless things.  But then again, the board in my market is absolute shit.

May 29, 2016 02:09 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No Fred, only webinars. I get the most out of doing it at home. I have two screens and I can play while they talk.

May 29, 2016 02:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Our association has some good continuing ed that I've attended.

May 29, 2016 01:59 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin I do attend classes and meetings at the local BOR Association.

May 29, 2016 01:37 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We have speakers and some classes at the Board Office, but most of the meetings are at a conference center.  Continuing education is now being held at a local College because of the amount of agents.

May 29, 2016 01:07 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A lot of webinars.

May 29, 2016 12:21 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

We always attended the UCLA economic forecast for commercial real estate.  A

May 29, 2016 12:16 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We have some mixers and networking events there and some of our fundraisers are there. The Home Builders Association and BNI meet there too.

May 29, 2016 11:03 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Webnars. I was scheduled to teach BPO and mini-appraisal. Not enough realtors signed up......

May 29, 2016 10:31 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Frequently.  I take a few webinars but prefer classroom presentations.

May 29, 2016 10:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I used to attend a lot of classes.  These days, the only event that I attend regularly is the brokers annual meeting sponsored by my local board. It's typically a breakfast or lunch meeting. Last year they had Stefan Swanepoel as the guest speaker ... he talked about The Danger Report. 

May 29, 2016 08:59 AM