2016 GRI information will be posted in December/January so check back!
To earn the prestigious GRI designation, complete each of the below classes, in ANY order. The GRI designation is awarded only to REALTOR members in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS.
GRI 101—Taxation & Investment Property (14 hours)— Compare real estate with other investments, learn how to value rental property or a business; calculate taxable gain; understand installment sales, and know the basics of property exchanges. Taxation & the Self-Employed — Learn how to maximize deductions, reduce your income tax, know what records to keep as an independent contractor; understand the implications when hiring a personal assistant; and plan for your retirement. Offered once a year and only by the Idaho Association of REALTORS
GRI 102—Professional Standards/Ethics (14 hours)— Identify your obligations under the NAR Code of Ethics; Understand procedures for filing complaints; identify procuring cause issues; understand the arbitration and mediation benefits and process. Risk Reduction — Identify areas of risk to you and your business, including Antitrust, Misrepresentation, Disclosure, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Home Inspections, Environmental issues, and review the latest IAR Legal Hotline Questions. Offered once a year and only by the Idaho Association of REALTORS
GRI 201—Business Planning & Technology (14 hours)— Identify techniques to build your business plan; review the latest and greatest technology and media tools you can use to in your business and to communicate with the consumer. Sales & Marketing — Formulate new sources of business by understanding different cultures; Review different areas of specialization and resources; Develop a marketing strategy for potential sources of business; Develop effective counseling techniques to help the consumer to meet their needs; Create a system to enhance your ability to receive repeat and referral business. Offered once a year and only by the Idaho Association of REALTORS
GRI 202—Contracts in Real Estate Transactions (14 hours)— Review basic contract principles and the REALTOR® forms; Practice writing contracts in delicate situations and review contract trouble spots. Negotiation — Practice your negotiation skills and learn which negotiation style works best for you. Offered once a year and only by the Idaho Association of REALTORS
Real Estate Law (30 hours)—An in depth look at the laws affecting brokerages and the practice of real estate, including brokerage relationships, fair housing, the American’s with Disabilities Act, and much more. Can be taken from any real estate school