REALTOR’S® Earn GRI Designation
Beth & Steve Downing, members of West Maricopa County Association of Realtors®, were recently awarded the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation by the Arizona Realtors®. The designation is indicated by the initials “GRI” following the REALTOR’s printed name.
The Downing’s were awarded the designation after completing over 95 hours of classroom instruction and examinations, covering subjects such as contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction. Courses are taught by leading real estate instructors and attorneys from around the state.
Individuals completing the program learn the fundamentals of brokerage and other areas or real estate specialization, allowing them to better serve prospective clients and customers.
The Downing’s join a select group of other residential specialist in Arizona who have earned the designation this year.
The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. The designation indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base th services they provide. Only members of the REALTOR organization may earn the GRI designation. The REALTOR institute is more than 30 years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS nationally.
The West Maricopa County Association of Realtor’s® is one of 1,800 local associations of REALTORS that comprise the National Association of REALTORS, representing over 800,000 real estate professionals around the country.