Real Estate Events/Seminars/Training

Feel free to register for any of the events, training sessions or seminars listed below. We look forward to helping you learn more about buying, selling and investing in real estate.

September 1, 2015

Time Management/Business Planning - Eric Romero

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 11:30 am, September 1, 2015

Location: 1777 S Harrison St. #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: Your Castle has completed about 20 mastermind sessions to determine what time management/lead generation techniques are working in this market.
Lead Gen - We gathered techniques to effectively work with buyers and sellers in a market with very low inventory. The class will present key findings and lead a group discussion about how you can immediately implement these ideas to improve your business.
Time Management - In this class we will go over a variety of proven techniques to manage your time more effectively. This class is critical for those with too much to do and too little time. (Hint...if you don't have time to come you should be here.)

Please RSVP to Natalie@yourcastle.org

Transferring Real Estate in Probate and Trust Estates - Molly Zwerdlinger

Starts: 11:00 am

Ends: 12:00 pm, September 1, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: This class covers what probate is, how or why real estate may pass through probate, how real estate is handled at death with a plan, or without a plan, what a trust is and how to transfer real estate within a trust, how property in other states is handled at death, and what types of deeds a real estate agent can expect with a client who passes.

Please RSVP to Molly@ambler-keenan.com

Working By Referral the Pop By Program - Melissa Bollacker

Starts: 2:00 pm

Ends: 3:00 pm, September 1, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: Interested in adding the PERSONAL TOUCH to your business??
Want to add additional items of value to your clients?
Do you need help reaching out to your past clients?
Having difficulty keeping in touch with past clients?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then join us as we start a new group that’s inspired by Brian Buffini and the Pop-By Approach! We will highlight the POP-BY Method: Where each month the agent pop’s by with a small gift and a business card. It’s a way to reach out and make sure YOU remain their go to for all things real estate!! We will discuss ideas, have examples of Pop-By gifts and tags and brain storm forming a monthly group that’s interested in participating and tracking the success of this practice. Please join us! It will be fun, creative and a great way to add more value to your business!!!!!

Please RSVP to MelissaBollacker@gmail.com

September 2, 2015

How to Finance Condo& Townhome Properties - Joe Massey

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:00 pm, September 2, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: We get a lot of questions about condo financing and often hear people who think that you cannot purchase a condo unless you pay cash for the property. This could not be further from the truth and this class will focus on clearing up the rumors and misconceptions of condo financing. We’ll show you the specific requirements for Conventional, FHA and VA financing on condo properties. We’ll also teach you about the distinction between a condo and a townhouse, this is an important variable that many agents are not familiar with. Join us for a great class to show you new opportunities and new property types that your customers can take advantage of.

1 Free CE Credit

Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

Long Term Investing - Not "Market" Investing - Bessie Chachas

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 8:00 pm, September 2, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: Learn why investing/long term investing has nothing to do with the "market" and why "everyone" lost in the last market crash. The difference between destination vs. location buying. Choosing the right team and should investors get their license. Leveraging- when enough is enough? When is the next crash? Where is the next "Hot Spot"? And much more!!!

Bessie Chachas' family has been investing in Denver for 50 years and has acquired a real estate net worth of over 15 million. Bessie herself has been an investor on her own for 21 years and has helped her family in real estate for 38 years and reluctantly still helping.

Please RSVP to Bessie@yourcastle.org

September 3, 2015

TRID Training- New Loan Disclosures and Closing Forms - Joe Massey

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:30 pm, September 3, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100. Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: Are you aware of the new CFPB requirements for loan disclosures and closing forms starting on August 1st? These new regulations will be a game changer for the way loans are disclosed, processed and closed. In this class we’ll cover all of the regulations that you need to know, as well as discuss the impact to your business and your borrowers.

Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

How Many Properties do you Need to Retire? - Charles Roberts & Joe Massey

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, September 3, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: Most active and prospective real estate investors have a rough sense of reasonable cap rates and rates of return for different types of properties. With this base of knowledge you can go the next step to what really matters - how many investment properties do I need to support my retirement goals? The answer might be fewer than you think! This class will help you figure this out by looking at different property types, comparing and contrasting them as investments for your portfolio.

September 8, 2015

The Benefits of S-Corporations for Realtors - Stephanie Long

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 11:00 am, September 8, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., Denver, CO (Conf Room 202)

Description: You may have heard that an S-corporation will save you money on self-employment taxes, but how is it that an S-corporation is better for realtors than any other business entity to accomplish that goal? And what's the catch - don't you have to pay yourself a reasonable salary? In this informative presentation, attorney Stephanie Long will lay a basic foundation of how an S-corporation can save you money and provide a simple freamework to help you play safely within the IRS' rules. Specific Topics Include:
-S-Corporation Primer: What is an S-Corporation?
-Distribution or Salary? General Overview of Compensation Options
-Methodology to Help You Determine a Reasonable Salary
-Fringe Benefit Issues
-Q&A Session

Please RSVP to jwickham@estillandlong.com

How To Become a Top Producing Agent - John Dovenbarger

Starts: 1:00 pm

Ends: 2:30 pm, September 8, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO 80210 (Conf. Room D)

Description: There are many paths to becoming a Top Producing agent. The reality is different agents take different paths because there is more than one way to the top. In this session, Drew Schneider will explain how he became a Top Producer. In future months we’ll have other Top Producers describe how they’ve worked their way to the top. You’ll learn incredibly valuable lessons from each of these Top Producers so come prepared to learn from the best and ask lots of questions!

RSVP to Jdovenbarger@comcast.net

September 9, 2015

Top Producer Utilizing Automated Follow Up Drop Plans - Channing Johnson & Cary Sanger

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 12:00 pm, September 9, 2015

Location: 215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., #300, Lakewood, CO (Aspen Conference Room)

Description: This informative class will cover how to use automated follow up plans in Top Producer CRM to: convert prospects into clients, stay in flow with current and past clients, create your own customized drip plans, using drip plans to manage your transactions, and more. Class will include a usable handout of Top Producer resources and links. Class will focus on attendees being able to leave the class and implement follow up plans in their business immediately. Instructors will stay after class to answer questions. Save time and make more money with your database by automating your follow up.

Please RSVP to ChanningFJohnson@gmail.com

Get Your Buyer Through Closing Without Losing Your Patience - Beth Baker Owens

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 11:30 am, September 9, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, Co (Conference Room B)

Description: Get your buyers through closing without losing your patience or theirs. This seller’s market is so strong, many buyers are frustrated by making and losing multiple offers. Experienced agents pull all their tools together and research how to get their buyers through closing. Join us to go over winning strategies for your buyer’s success and yours.

Please RSVP to bethbakerowens@comcast.net.

Investor Mastermind - Charles Roberts & Terry Wenze

Starts: 1:00 pm

Ends: 2:30 pm, September 9, 2015

Location: 1777 South Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO 80210 (Conference Room B)

Description: Join us for an open forum mastermind session on investing in metro Denver real estate. Bring lots of questions and get them answered by experienced local investors!

FAT Class Home Development Tour

Starts: 4:30 pm

Ends: 5:30 pm, September 9, 2015

Description: Home Development Tour
A YCRE team is building a $1.4MM spec house in Cory Merrill. If you have been curious about the process, financials and planning of development projects, here’s a chance for you to get a behind the scenes tour. We’ll meet at 1545 S Milwaukee. The project is at the drywall stage. The entire project team will be there to answer your questions. Bring prospective clients (investor or owner occupant), too, if you like. RSVP essential to Natalie so we can have the right amount of handouts available.

Registration is mandatory! Please register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/gregory-c-parham-2718950350

September 10, 2015

Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends - Charles Roberts

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 12:00 pm, September 10, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: In this class you will learn all about how the real estate market is performing. We’ll dig deep into the statistics to learn where the market has been, where it is now, and where we think it’s going. Whether you’re an agent, investor, buyer or seller you’ll want to understand what the market is telling you to determine how best to work with it. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 2 free CE Credits.


The Business of Real Estate Workshops - Tami Gottsegen & Charles Roberts

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:30 pm, September 10, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: Both the Real Estate market and the real estate industry are ever changing! These workshops will provide you with up to date skills in regard to our current market conditions. We will also have role playing workshops in order to help you practice talking to buyers and sellers. Every session will cover a different topic. Feel free to send topic ideas to Tamigotts@gmail.com.

This Week: How does lending impact your business in the current market? Lending issues that you and your buyers need to know including time frames, appraisal requirements, closing requirements and underwriting guidelines. This will include a question and answer segment to discuss any lending problems you have experienced to help you avoid these in the future.

Please RSVP to TamiGotts@gmail.com.

Networking with Confidence - Beth Baker Owens

Starts: 2:00 pm

Ends: 4:00 pm, September 10, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., Denver, CO. (Conference Room D)

Description: For most agents, after communicating with their existing friend, family and past clients, networking is the most effective - and inexpensive - method to get new clients. However, many people have never been shown how to network effectively and have fun while they are doing it. Join us for this class where we review effective and proven networking techniques, then role play common situations to build your skills.

At the end of the two hours, you will: Understand how many "A" people you need in your sphere to earn your target income; - Have a clear work plan of what you need to do to increase your sphere size; Discover common mistakes agents make when building relationships and how to avoid them; Learn how to meet someone for the first time and set yourself apart from all of the other brokers they know; Understand the two main dimensions of relationship building character and competence and how to develop both; How to demonstrate you are a competent agent with no chance of it sounding like bragging; How to ask for referrals in a way that will not make you or your friend feel bad or awkward; How to accomplish all of these tasks even if you are not an extrovert!

Please RSVP to bethbakerowens@comcast.net.

September 11, 2015

Real Estate Negotiations - The Art & the Science - Charles Roberts

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 11:00 am, September 11, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: Learning how to negotiate effectively is one of the most important skills you need to develop as a Realtor. This class will give you tips and techniques on how to better negotiate no matter what the stakes. It will describe what a negotiation is, explain the difference between negotiating and bargaining, give you the 6 cardinal rules of negotiation and describe the mistakes you always want to avoid when negotiating.

September 12, 2015

FAT Class Rental Tour

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 11:00 am, September 12, 2015

Location: Gilpin, Clarkson & 1 other rental

Description: Lon Welsh has been a landlord for sixteen years and has 65 rental units. On this tour, we’ll visit at least two properties. We’ll show what an “average” condition unit looks like and what it rents for, and what a newly remodeled “above average” unit looks like a rents for. We’ll review the historical financials and look at the financial projections to see what sort of return you can get a rental rehab project. The property manager will be there to answer any management or tenant questions you might have. We can also discuss financing options for this type of project. For those of you who came to this tour a few months ago, you can see the finished product!

First stop - 1630 E 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Second stop - 2246 Clarkson St Denver, CO 80205
Third stop - TBD

Registration is mandatory! Please register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/gregory-c-parham-2718950350

September 14, 2015

CTM eContracts Beginner Training Class - Toby Rottman

Starts: 9:30 am

Ends: 11:30 am, September 14, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., Denver, CO (Conference Room 202)

Description: CTMeContracts delivers more Value to you and your clients, which results in a direct financial benefit! Give your clients the option to draw or select a font to sign and initial documents. Provide interactive Contract & Management tools with eCalendar Deadline Tracking and create and expedite Contracts without sending a fax, printing or hand delivering documents.

What you will Learn:
- What are CTMeContracts and general Navigation of the System
- How to get started?
- Print Preview & PDF Print and sending and Opening Documents via Email
- Utilities – Personalizing your eContracts account
- Copy and Duplicate Locked Contracts
- Messages (Track Sent Emails)
- Real Estate Links
- Changing a Contract before & after it’s been Locked
- Creating a Clause Library
- Docs Management Folder
- Parent Contracts
- Sign PDF Doc with eContracts Signature Technology and with a Mouse or Font.
- List of Contracts
- Adding a Note to Documents
- Features within the Contract to Buy and Sell
- Hiding & Deleting Contracts
- Auto Dating Deadlines
- Miscellaneous Contracts Folder
- Purchase Price & Terms
- Moving Docs from Miscellaneous Contracts to a Specific Transaction

This class is free but if you would like the 2CE certs from this class the cost is $20 per agent.

September 15, 2015

Ninja Business Planning Class - Monica Graves

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 12:00 pm, September 15, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., Denver, CO (Conf. Room B)

Description: Make the 2nd half of 2014 your best year yet! It takes about 60 days for the Ninja System to start showing results so plan to attend!

You will learn how to:
* Create a continuous flow of buyers and sellers
* Increase your income per hour
* Deliver great customer satisfaction & referrals
* Generate a higher "net" not just a higher "gross"
* Build your net worth as well as your net income.

Please bring your ninja manual to class.

Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

September 16, 2015

SOLD OUT - Ninja Selling Classes - 6 Week Session - The Game of Life , The Ninja Mindset and The Ninja Mission - Monica Graves

Starts: 9:30 am

Ends: 1:00 pm, September 16, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: In this first session, we will review how to increase your income per hour and how to become an “On Purpose Realtor”. We will discuss the 3 keys to success: Mindset, Skillset and Actions. We will learn how to create more value by learning Ninja Principle # 1 – Stop Selling and Start Attracting. Our Goal is to help you to increase your Gross Commission Income (GCI) by 20% or more above Market. Ninja Principle # 2 – Business Strategy: Focus on The People Who Know you. Learn the NINJA NINE – Habits for Success in “Getting the Business”. Learn the 5 keys of a successful Business Plan.

Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

Creative Financing – How to sell more homes by understanding niche financing options - Joe Massey

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:00 pm, September 16, 2015

Location: 1777 S Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: In this class we will be teaching 4 niche programs that you can use to sell more homes and earn more commissions. In this low inventory environment you need every advantage to get your contracts accepted. By understanding and utilizing these financing options, you will have a leg up on your competition and you'll be getting better deals for your clients. Here's a sample of what we'll be teaching:

- How to purchase investment properties with no money down and get positive cash-flows
- How to save your clients THOUSANDS of dollars on 203k loans and shorten the 203k process by 60 days or more
- How to tap in to your client database and show them that it is a great time to sell AND a great time to buy
- HomePath properties (97% of agents are mis-informed about HomePath and are missing GREAT opportunities in this niche)

1 Free CE Credit

RSVP TO: lending@yourcastle.org

September 17, 2015

HUD Class - Monica Graves & Krista Allard

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 12:00 pm, September 17, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., Denver, CO (Conf. Room 202)

Description: In this class we will review the process for showing HUD homes, bidding on HUD Homes and successfully closing a HUD home. We have arranged for a Local Listing HUD Agent, and a HUD Designated Closing Agent, to attend the class for all your HUD questions. You will leave with the knowledge of how it all works with the updated electronic bidding system.

Please RSVP to Mgraves@yourcastle.org.

TRID Training- New Loan Disclosures and Closing Forms - Joe Massey

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:30 pm, September 17, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100. Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: Are you aware of the new CFPB requirements for loan disclosures and closing forms starting on August 1st? These new regulations will be a game changer for the way loans are disclosed, processed and closed. In this class we’ll cover all of the regulations that you need to know, as well as discuss the impact to your business and your borrowers.

Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

How Many Properties do you Need to Retire? - Charles Roberts & Joe Massey

Starts: 2:30 pm

Ends: 4:00 pm, September 17, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: Most active and prospective real estate investors have a rough sense of reasonable cap rates and rates of return for different types of properties. With this base of knowledge you can go the next step to what really matters - how many investment properties do I need to support my retirement goals? The answer might be fewer than you think! This class will help you figure this out by looking at different property types, comparing and contrasting them as investments for your portfolio.

September 22, 2015

What Every Agent Needs to Know About Lending In Only 1 Hour - Joe Massey

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:00 pm, September 22, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: 1 Hour of CE Credit - FREE - Do you get lending questions from your clients? Do you always have the same answer for them: "I don't know, call your loan officer." This class will give you the information that you need to answer your client’s questions and help them (and you) understand how the mortgage process fits in as a part of the entire real estate transaction. We will discuss all of the major loan programs, the pros and cons of each type of financing and all the specifics that you need to know to get more deals closed.

Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

September 23, 2015

TRID Training- New Loan Disclosures and Closing Forms - Joe Massey

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:30 pm, September 23, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100. Denver, CO (Conference Room B)

Description: Are you aware of the new CFPB requirements for loan disclosures and closing forms starting on August 1st? These new regulations will be a game changer for the way loans are disclosed, processed and closed. In this class we’ll cover all of the regulations that you need to know, as well as discuss the impact to your business and your borrowers.

Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

September 24, 2015

The Business of Real Estate Workshops - Tami Gottsegen & Charles Roberts

Starts: 12:00 pm

Ends: 1:30 pm, September 24, 2015

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St., #1100, Denver, CO (Conference Room D)

Description: Both the Real Estate market and the real estate industry are ever changing! These workshops will provide you with up to date skills in regard to our current market conditions. We will also have role playing workshops in order to help you practice talking to buyers and sellers. Every session will cover a different topic. Feel free to send topic ideas to Tamigotts@gmail.com.

This Week: TBD

Please RSVP to TamiGotts@gmail.com.