Agents and brokers that earn the GRI designation:
• Earn more money. On average, a GRI designee earns nearly 50 percent more than an agent without a designation. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)
• Stay on the cutting edge of real estate standards and practices. By learning about diverse topics that affect today’s practicing agent, the GRI covers topics such as:
o The sales process (business development, sales and marketing, customer client services and cultural diversity)
o Legal and regulatory (risk management and contract law)
o Technology (communications and real estate business technology)
o Professional standards (NAR code of ethics, standards of practice and arbitration/mediation).
• Serve and protect their clients. Because of their understanding of new technology, laws, and procedures, GRI designees are better able to serve and protect their increasingly sophisticated client.
• Business Planning
• Marketing Strategies
• Building Client Relationships
• Risk Management
• Safe Real Estate
• Contract Law
Some courses also give credit toward other designations and certifications.
• RCRMS--Federal Legal Issues
• MRP-Military Relocation Professional
• ABR--Accredited Buyer Representative
• RSPS--Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist
• SRES--Senior Real Estate Specialist
Various courses include CE credit through Arizona Association of REALTORS®.