The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
Why Become A GRI?
Set yourself apart. Earn the designation that makes a difference and increases your income.
- According to the data in the 2003 National Association of REALTORS® Profile, 19 percent of all REALTORS® have earned the GRI designation.
- According to the same survey, REALTORS® with a designation earned over $33,200 more annually than non-designees.
- Expand your network of real estate professionals through course contacts to generate more leads and referrals
In today's competitive business environment you need more than just motivation and initiative to succeed, you need the advantage of the education you receive in the GRI program.
The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation indicates to buyers, sellers, and other real estate industry professionals that you have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service to your clients by securing a strong educational foundation.
The GRI designation is obtained by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering subjects in contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction. The subject matter has been chosen to educate practitioners about local, state, and national real estate practices that affect them and their clients. GRI courses are taught by leading real estate professionals from around the country.
The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS®. These professionals find the GRI designation a powerful tool for attracting and building new business. In today's competitive business environment you need more than just motivation and initiative to succeed, you need the advantage of the education you receive in the GRI program.
What topics are covered in the GRI program?
- Sales Process: Business development, sales & marketing, customer & client services ,and cultural diversity
- Legal & Regulatory: Fair housing, brokerage relationships, contracts, and environmental issues
- Technology: Communications, general technology, and real estate business technology
- Professional Standards: NAR Code of Ethics & Standards, Arbitration and Mediation
How To Earn Your GRI Designation
Across the country, REALTORS® are giving their careers a profitable boost by earning their GRI designation.
You can earn the GRI designation by completing the REALTOR® Institute program, developed for members of the National Association of REALTORS® and offered through state REALTOR® Associations. Courses cover a wide range of topics from Marketing and Servicing Listed Properties to Real Estate Law. The curriculum is made up of a minimum of 90 hours of coursework and includes specific information and issues important in your state.
GRI after your name indicates an increased level of skill and professionalism to your clients and colleagues. So, separate yourself from the competition-become a GRI!
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