In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed
Earning the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective homebuyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.
Many aspects of the GRI contribute to the success of its students. You learn from industry experts from around the country, you grow your referral network with like-minded professionals, and you gain the latest tools and practices. REALTORS® with a professional designation earn a median income of 74% more than those without, according to a recent NAR member survey.
Consider the following reasons why now is the time to earn your GRI designation:
Two for the price of one! GRI classes also count as continuing education credit, so you double the impact of every dollar and minute you spend. Some courses even count toward other NAR designations, too!
No annual fees! While many professional REALTOR® designations require annual dues, the GRI does not.
Scholarships! Did you know OAR Designation Scholarships were available? After your first course, go to the Scholarship Application Page to download the form.
Stand out from the crowd! Show consumers your expertise. Prospective clients are looking for anything that will show you are a better choice than the next person selling real estate.
Have a great time! GRI is great fun, and students appreciate the strong bonds they form with other REALTORS®, saying that it “feels like family.” They enjoy the very tangible benefit of an invaluable statewide referral network.
* GRI students who started their provisional period/post-license education through the Oklahoma REALTOR® Institute prior to Nov. 1, 2015 will still be subject to the original rule: any four GRI modules satisfy the OREC post-license education requirement.
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