What is GRI?
The acronym GRI signifies Graduate REALTOR® Institute. It is a NAR designation that many REALTORS® use to showcase their extensive knowledge and professionalism in the world of real estate, compared to the average licensee. This is a designation that does not require annual renewal as long as the designee is an active member of NAR. The education requirements and cost vary by state.
How do I get it?
GRI classes are offered through the state association (NC REALTORS®) but may be hosted at a local-participating association, such as WSRAR. The education requirements for a North Carolina REALTOR® to attain their GRI are:
REALTORS who started their GRI designation journey prior to July, 1, 2021:
- 4 Online Courses (32 hours)
- Mastering Real Estate Negotiations
- Meeting the Needs of Buyers & Sellers
- Successful Buyer Client Systems
- Successful Seller Client Systems
- 28 Class Hours
- 12 Elective Credits
REALTORS who started their GRI designation journey after July, 1, 2021:
- 5 Live/Virtual Classes
- Legal Risks in Real Estate
- Financing in Today’s Market
- Protecting Yourself from the Cyber Enemy
- Sticking to the Code of Ethics
- The Road to the Perfect Contract
- 8 Online Self-Paced Classes
EQUIVALENCY CREDIT AVAILABLE
Certain elective courses and NAR credentials may be requested for equivalency credit for up to $35. For more information, please visit ncrealtors.org/GRIequivalency.
For questions and/or more information, contact Savanna Reagin at firstname.lastname@example.org.