Realtor Institute (GRI)

ToSic.Sxc.Data.DynamicEntityWithList

GRI - Did you Know? ...
GRI Instuctor, Bob Kimball discusses the professional benefits of earning the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation.

 Watch the Video




Virtual GRI Series for 2021 now available.  Additional Series schedules will be posted when available, so please check back frequently.

What is the REALTOR Institute

Developed for members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and offered through State REALTOR® Associations, the REALTOR® Institute program recognizes those who achieve the designation - Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI),  as those real estate professionals who have made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services to better serve and protect their clients.
     
Why earn the designation?  New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform with a higher level of professionalism than ever.  The coursework required to earn the GRI designation will give you the tools and knowledge you need to provide your clients superior services.  In addition, in a recent NAR Member Survey, those with a designation earned an average of 49% more that those without any designation.


How Do I Earn My Designation?

To earn your Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) Designation, you must complete Series 100 & 200 for a total of 72 hours.  You can find each GRI series offered year round throughout the state. Each module is comprised of 6 hours of instructional time; however, different modules offer various continuing education credit hours. Those hours and their applicable categories are contained within each module outlined below.  Modules in Series 100 & 200 run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with an exam immediately following the session.  For modules in Series 300 & 400 (additional broker educational hours), the time runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45  p.m. with an exam that also immediately follows the session.

A passing grade of 70% is required to successfully complete each module.  If a person does not successfully pass the initial exam for a particular module, that exam may be re-taken ONE ADDITIONAL TIME, at no charge. After that, the module must be re-taken in order to successfully complete the module/series. The Series (100 through 400) may be taken in any order.  However, to obtain the GRI Designation, the 100 & 200 Series must be completed within 5 years.   Series 300 & 400 serve as additional hours for those interested in sitting for their Broker/Associate Broker exam. To view student success rates by school, click  here.

The Maryland Real Estate Commission dictates that you must be present for the entire class in order to receive continuing education credit for that class. Arriving late, returning late from a break or leaving early will jeopardize the continuing education credit.  Please note, no partial credit can be issued.  Photo ID required for entry.  For additional information on Continuing Education, please visit the Real Estate Commission's site and read "What Everyone Licenee Should Know About Continuing Education".


 

Module 101 - Building a Real Estate Business - (No CED)
Covers what is involved in running and maintaining a business from daily planning to future goals and growth

Module 102 - Prospecting & Listing Techniques - (No CED)
Covers ways to find and develop your real estate business. Various listing methods and their use will be shared.

Module 103 - (2 Parts)
Covers fair housing laws, diversity issues and how they apply to the real estate business. A review of Maryland License Law ethics and its  differences with NAR ethics, flipping and predatory lending will be discussed. Meets MDREC mandated ethics and fair housing requirement for license renewal.

GRI 103A- Fair Housing & Cultural Issues, Course # 905-1604, 3 hours, Category "C"

GRI 103B - MD Ethics, Professionalism, Flipping & Fraud, Course # 906-1604, 3 hours, Category "D" 


Module 104 - Basic Financing, Course # 907-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
covers calculating payments for various types of loans, adjusting payments based on changing terms and conditions as well as characteristics of each loan type. The mortgage process will be covered detailing how it affects a transaction.

Module 105-Sales and Marketing, Course #908-1604, 4.5 hours, Category "F"
demonstrates various types of methods used to obtain the best sales results. Key marketing concepts will be discussed.  Must at tend full day in order to receive credit.
 Module 106 - (2 Parts)
will cover the general sales contract law provisions required and what anti trust is and how to avoid it. Brokerage relationships and disclosure issues relating to whom you work for and what your responsibilities are will be discussed. Meets MDREC mandated 2-year Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures requirement.

GRI 106A-MREC-Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures, Course #909-1604, 3 hours, Category "H"

GRI 106B-Contract Law & Anti Trust, Course #910-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"

Member

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $340
    Regular Rate: $360
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: $60
    Regular Rate: $80

GRI Graduate

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $240
    Regular Rate: $260
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: $40
    Regular Rate: $60

Non-Member

  • Full Series:
    Regular Rate: $660
     
  • Individual Module:
    Regular Rate: $120
     
* Early bird rate applicable to registrations received 2 weeks prior to start of the first module.
** Each session limits the number of repeat attendees to 10.

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

Maryland REALTORS - Virtual
443-716-3500
October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, November 5, 6, 10 & 12, 2020
REGISTRATION CLOSED AT THIS TIME


Look for 2021 GRI 100 schedule soon!

Alternate Schools

Please contact Alternate Schools directly for registration information. 

 

Module 201
GRI 201A-Pricing Property, Course #911-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
GRI 201B-Legislative issues, Course #929-1604, 3 hours, Category "A"
will cover how a licensee establishes pricing for a property. Also current and upcoming legislative issues affecting the real estate industry will be covered. Meets MDREC mandated legal requirement for license renewal.

Module 202
GRI 202-Environmental Issues, Course #912-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
covers some of the recent concerns developing around the removal and processing of potential environmental/health threats. Regulatory requirements, actions and agencies involved concerning the buying and selling of these properties will be discussed.

Module 203
GRI 203A-Interpersonal Skills (No CE credit); and,
GRI 203B-Personal Assistants, Course #913-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
covers how to achieve the greatest results by understanding how and why people communicate the way they do. How to use a personal assistant and their duties, roles and responsibilities will be covered. Must attend full day in order to receive credit.

Module 204
GRI 204A-NAR Ethics (No CE credit)' and,
GRI 204B-Mediation & Arbitration, Course #914-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
will cover the proper ethical conduct of licensees in dealing with the public and other licensees. Alternative methods of dispute resolution and the arbitration process will be discussed as it interacts with REALTOR® procedures and practices. Meets NAR membership ethics training requirement (not applicable to MDREC requirements).  Must attend full day in order to receive credit.

Module 205
GRI 205A-Condominiums, Cooperatives, Course #915-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
GRI 205B-Buyer Representation, Course #916-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
covers the laws and policies governing the differences between condominiums, cooperatives and timeshares. The practice of buyer brokering as it applies to the day to day duties and activities of an agent will be covered.

Module 206
GRI 206-Technology and Trends, Course #917-1604, 3 hours, Category "G"
How new technologies are affecting the real estate industry and what industry practices to look for in the future.  Must attend full day in order to receive credit.

Member

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $340
    Regular Rate: $360
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: $60
    Regular Rate: $80

GRI Graduate

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $240
    Regular Rate: $260
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: $40
    Regular Rate: $60

Non-Member

  • Full Series:
    Regular Rate: $660
     
  • Individual Module:
    Regular Rate: $120
     
* Early bird rate applicable to registrations received 2 weeks prior to start of the first module.
** Each session limits the number of repeat attendees to 10.

 

Upcoming Sessions

Maryland REALTORS
800-638-6425
March 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26, 2020

Maryland REALTORS - POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER
800-638-6425
July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23, 2020
REGISTRATION 

Maryland REALTORS
800-638-6425
October 1, 2, 20, 22, 27 & 29, 2020
SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELED

Maryland REALTORS - Virtual
443-716-3500
November 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, December 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 14 & 15, 2020
REGISTRATION is closed


Please check back for future session dates.

Alternate Schools

Please contact Alternate Schools directly for registration information.

Coastal Association - Canceled
410-641-4409
September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2020

 

GRI SERIES 300 is for educational hours toward Broker/Associate Broker licensing

Module 301-Introduction to Investments, Course #918-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
Using single family property for investment purposes will be explored along with their benefits.  Students are required to bring with them and have a working knowledge of a financial calculator.  Calculator must have Present Value, Number, Interest, Payment, Future Value functions.  Recommended calculators are HP12C and HP10BII.

Module 302-Taxes, Course #919-1604, 4.5 hours, Category "F"
addresses the possible tax considerations of buying and selling property. How the REALTOR® can assist both buyer and seller in determining what is most advantageous for them with regard to tax considerations. Also covered are independent contractors tax issues.  Meets MDREC mandated legal requirement for license renewal.  Must attend full day in order to receive credit.

Module 303 -
BGRI 303A - New Homes Construction, Course #920-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
BGRI 303B - Property Management, Course #921-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
explains what is involved in selling homes in a new subdivision and working with builders. What is involved in managing different types of property and what responsibilities the property manager has will be covered.

Module 304 -
BGRI 304A-Appraisal, Course #922-1604 3 hours, Category "F"; and
BGRI 304B-Land Use, Course #923-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
covers how an appraiser establishes prices based on the three approaches to value and the process of developing a parcel of raw land and the different agencies involved, government requirements and procedures to be met and the associated time frames will be covered.

Member

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $350
    Regular Rate: $370
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: $95
    Regular Rate: $115

Repeat **

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $250
    Regular Rate: $270
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: 70
    Regular Rate: $90

Non-Member

  • Full Series:
    Regular Rate: $700
     
  • Individual Module:
    Regular Rate: $180
     
* Early bird rate applicable to registrations received 2 weeks prior to start of the first module.
** Each session limits the number of repeat attendees to 10.

 

Upcoming Sessions

Maryland REALTORS - Virtual
800-638-6425
January 19, 21, 26, 28, February 2, 4, 9 & 11, 2021
REGISTER HERE


GRI is going Virtual. Check back for additional future session dates.

Alternate Schools

 

GRI SERIES 400 is for educational hours toward Broker/Associate Broker licensing

Module 401-Commercial Property, Course #924-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
covers the basic handling differences between residential and commercial property. What is involved in listing and selling commercial property and what to look for in a property.  Students are required to bring with them and have a working knowledge of a financial calculator.  Calculator must have Present Value, Number, Interest, Payment, Future Value functions.  Recommended calculators are HP12C and HP10BII.

Module 402-Advanced Office Management - (No CED)
covers the concepts of people management, business risk, financial and future growth management. What to look for and how to overcome various situations will be discussed.  

Module 403 -
BGRI 4043-Taxes Deferred Exchanges, Course #925-1604 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
BGRI 403A-Distressed Properties, Course #926-1604, 3 hours, Category "F";
covers tax considerations in dealing with property exchanges, what to look for in those exchanges and the expertise needed.  How to deal with distressed properties, the laws, regulations and entities involved in properly serving clients and customers in the transaction.

Module 404 -
BGRI 404A-Broker Law Review, Course #927-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
BGRI 404B-Supervision, Brokers, Branch Office Managers, Team Leaders, Course #928-1604, 3 hours, Category "I"
provides an overview of the governing license law. Recent changes and issues will be highlighted. When becoming a Broker certain supervision is expected.  Learn what rules the law has put into place regarding broker supervision and the consequences of non-compliance.   Meets MDREC mandated supervision requirement every 4 years for brokers, branch office managers and team leaders.

Member

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $350
    Regular Rate: $370
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: $95
    Regular Rate: $115

Repeat **

  • Full Series:
    *Early Bird Rate: $250
    Regular Rate: $270
  • Individual Module:
    *Early Bird Rate: 70
    Regular Rate: $90

Non-Member

  • Full Series:
    Regular Rate: $700
     
  • Individual Module:
    Regular Rate: $180
     
* Early bird rate applicable to registrations received 2 weeks prior to start of the first module.
** Each session limits the number of repeat attendees to 10.

 

Upcoming Sessions

Maryland REALTORS - Virtual
800-639-6425
February 16, 18, 23, 25, March 2, 4, 9 & 11, 2021
REGISTER HERE

 


GRI is going Virtual.  Please check back soon for additional future session dates.

Alternate Schools