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GRI Classes Now Count Toward ABR Designation The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) has announced that the GRI designation (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) will now count as an elective towards the ABR designation (Accredited Buyer Representative)! This is great news for those interested in pursuing either designation or both. With the fall right around the corner, make sure you check out some of the GRI classes beginning in September.
Program Information The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is only offered in New Jersey by NJAR®. Because buying and selling property has become increasingly complex, a keen understanding of real estate transactions is more important than ever. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients. GRI is a nationally recognized designation attained after successfully completing a rigorous program of coursework covering various areas of real estate. Individuals who have attained their GRI designation are considered leaders in the real estate profession. For resources to help you market your GRI Designation, click here. Studies show that top performers in most real estate offices are GRI graduates.
- According to the member survey conducted in 2010 by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, REALTORS® with a GRI designation earned over $51,500 more annually than non-designees.
- According to data from the 2008 New Jersey Member Profile, sixteen percent of New Jersey's REALTORS® and 37% of New Jersey brokers have earned the GRI designation
The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understanding.
The Designation: GRI COURSES I, II, & III Who May Enroll GRI is a 90-hour program consisting of Courses I, II, and III (30 hours each) and is open to any REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, salesperson or other real estate licensee sponsored by a REALTOR®. However, the GRI designation is awarded to REALTORS® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® only. Course Completion At the completion of all three courses, the student will receive a certificate of completion and a GRI pin at the graduation reception at the Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo in December. Note: Courses I, II, & III leading to the GRI designation do not need to be taken in order.
The GRI Broker Course: Course IV, VI & VI The GRI Broker Course is comprised of the supplemental courses that, along with the GRI designation, satisfy the education requirements for the NJ Broker License. (Providing all other requirements are met as set forth by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.) The GRI Broker Course is a 90-hour course comprised of Course IV (General Brokers) Course V (Ethics/Agency) and Course VI (Office Management), each 30 hours. Note: GRI Broker Courses (IV-VI) may be taken only after receiving the GRI designation & IV must be taken first. Normally, a NJ broker's course is a 150-hour program. For GRI graduates, 60 of those hours are applied to the broker education requirements. Therefore, only 90 hours are required through the NJAR® GRI Broker Course. For further information, call NJAR® GRI Program Manager Karen Truncale at (732) 494-5616.