REALTOR® Earns GRI Designation

Shane Greene, a member of the Catawba Valley Association of REALTORS®, was recently awarded the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation by the North Carolina Association of REALTOR®. The designation is indicated by the initials “GRI” following the realtors printed name.

Shane was awarded the designation after completing over 60 hours of classroom instruction and examinations, covering subjects such as technology, financing, sales and marketing, business planning and ethics. Courses are taught by leading real estate instructors from around the state.

Individuals completing the program learn the fundamentals of brokerage and other areas of real estate specialization, allowing them to better serve prospective clients and customers.

Shane joins a select group of other residential specialists in North Carolina who have earned the designation this year.

The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. The designation indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services they provide. Only members of the realtor organization may earn the GRI designation. The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of realtors nationally.

The Catawba Valley Association of REALTORS® is one of 1,800 local associations of realtors that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®, representing over 800,000 real estate professionals around the country.