NAR's studies show that the top performers in most real estate offices are GRI's--earning $20,000 more than non-GRI's. Proof that you get ahead by working smarter, not just harder. Get the Professional Edge you need to set yourself apart from the competition!

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What is the GRI Designation?
How Do I Earn the GRI Designation?
How Will I benefit from Earning my GRI Designation?
Where Do I go to Take my GRI Courses?
Can I Take the Courses out of Sequence?
Can I get Continuing Education Credit?
Course Content:
GRI-100
GRI-200
GRI-300

What Is The GRI Designation?
The Ohio REALTOR Institute (GRI) program is designed to enhance your knowledge of real estate marketing and teach you the skills that will set you apart from the competition.

NAR studies show that the top performers in most real estate offices are GRI's -- earning $20,000 more than non-GRI's. Proof that you get ahead by working smarter, not just harder.

Experienced real estate practitioners provide proven techniques for attracting new listings, generating more sales, working within the law and enhancing your own professional image. The Ohio REALTOR Institute program is continually being refined to provide you with information that will help you succeed in today's market.

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How Do I Earn The GRI Designation?
The program consists of three courses, (30-hours each) which can be taken in any sequence, and are designed to meet the needs of both the experienced and inexperienced.

In lieu of taking the in-classroom GRI-100, you can take the GRI-100 Equivalency Examination and receive full credit towards your designation. For additional information click here.

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How Will I Benefit From Earning My GRI Designation?
When you obtain the GRI Designation, you will earn one of the most respected and prestigious professional designations -- Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI). In today's competitive business environment you need more than just motivation and initiative to succeed -- you need the GRI Advantage!

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Where Do I Go To Take My GRI Courses?
Getting your GRI has never been easier. The program is conducted at several locations in Ohio throughout the year, exclusively by the Ohio Association of REALTORS. Visit our Education Calendar for scheduled programs.

We've also made it easier by offering the GRI-100 Equivalency Examination which gives you full GRI-100 credit toward your designation.

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Can I Take The Courses Out of Sequence?
Yes. Select the format that best suits your schedule:

FULL FOUR DAY FORMAT - Classes are held on four consecutive week days with an exam given on the last day.

MODULAR FORMAT - You can take any GRI course in any combination of individual days - take it one-day at a time or two-days at a time - you choose the format. The exam will be given the last day, upon completion of all four days.

GRI-100 EQUIVALENCY EXAMINATION - You can take an examination at a test site conveniently located at a REALTOR Board/Association office near you. Click here for details.

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Can I Get Continuing Education Credit?
Each GRI in-classroom course is approved by the Ohio Division of Real Estate for 30-hours of continuing education credit. GRI-100 includes Core Law, Civil Rights, and Ethics, and GRI-300 includes Core Law as required by the Ohio Division of Real Estate for license renewal.

This is a great way to earn your continuing education credits while working towards your GRI Designation!

While all courses are open to anyone for continuing education credit, you must be a member of the Local, State and National Association of REALTORS to obtain and retain the GRI designation.

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Course Content
GRI-100
In this program you'll learn about many aspects of real estate transactions.

With a better understanding of the "product", you'll be ready to fine tune your sales skills. You'll learn proven techniques for attracting profitable listings, prospecting for new clients and customers and how to "close the sale".

Course Content:

Ethics
Residential Construction
Fair Housing: Risk Reduction
Environmental Issues: Discovery & Disclosure
Anti-Trust: Risk Reduction
Agency Laws, Duties and Disclosures
Sales & Marketing Strategies (Obtaining the Listing)
Sales & Marketing Strategies (Beyond the Basic Listing)
Business Development
Technology
Continuing Education Credit:
This course is certified for 30-hours of Real Estate Continuing Education credit including the required Core Law, Civil Rights and Ethics. Ethics also includes the 2-1/2 hour NAR Requirement due December 31, 2004 and every 4-years thereafter.

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GRI-200
Commercial and Industrial Brokerage, Technology, Investment Real Estate and Financing are the focus of Course 200. Broaden your knowledge in financing and the secondary mortgage market and learn what the lenders already know.

Whether you are involved in the sale of residential or commercial property, this is a great way to learn about other specialty areas in real estate.

Course Content:

Negotiating
Financing and the Secondary Mortgage Market
Investment Real Estate
Technology
Commercial & Industrial Brokerage
Continuing Education Credit:
This course is certified for 30-hours of Real Estate Continuing Education credit.

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GRI-300
This program will introduce you to the management, appraising and taxation areas of real estate. Do your appraising and marketing skills need sharpening? Are you up-to-date on the tax implications of buying and selling real estate? If you're already a broker - sharpen your skills, if not - this course will give you insight into the various aspects of brokerage management.

Course Content:

Real Estate Taxation and the Economy
Advanced Appraising
Brokerage Management Organizational Management & Strategic Planning
Contracts
Continuing Education Credit:
This course is certified for 30-hours of Real Estate Continuing Education credit including Core Law.

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