When you meet with a REALTOR before listing your home for sale, one thing to ask them about is how much training have they had above and beyond the simple technical requirements to become a REALTOR in the first place. It makes sense, right? If you were interviewing an accountant for example, you would want to make sure that they are up to date on all of the latest tax laws and that they not only continue their education, but stay at the top of their game.
Fact: There are under 75 Realtors with the GRI Designation in Roanoke VA!
That may sound like a lot for Roanoke, but remember that there are over 1100 Realtors in the Roanoke Valley! This means that when you are working with a REALTOR with a GRI Designation, you are getting a top tier REALTOR in terms of education and training.
Virginia GRI Requirements
Graduates of the Realtor Institute hold the GRI Designation. This means that they have gone through technical training and testing that proves that they know their stuff. While the requirements vary from state to state, the Virginia Association of Realtors requires expertise and course work in the following areas:
The coursework required to earn the GRI designation covers four major areas to give you the tools and knowledge you need to provide your clients superior service.
The Sales Process
Laws & Regs: How to stay out of the courtroom
Connecting 2.0: Choosing and leveraging technology
All of these classes need to be completed within 5 years to receive the designation.
We encourage you to ASK us about our training and expertise. We will be glad to show you that we are professionals in the real estate industry and WHY our expertise and training matters. Our experience can save you money, time and help you avoid problems!