GRI Brokerage (SAE)
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 AM - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:00 PM (CST)
This Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) course is a 4-day class. Attendance is required for all four days to complete the course and take the exam on January 26.
Course #: 0779 Provider #: 4520, Texas REALTORS® Hours: 30 SAE hours (for new REALTORS®) OR 10 CE hours for REALTORS® who have already fulfilled their first renewal
Dates: Thursday and Friday, January 21 & 22, 2021 and Monday and Tuesday, January 25 & 26, 2021
Class Start & End Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lunch: 12-12:45 p.m.
Cost: $265 for CCAR members, $275 for non-members.
New members are eligible for a $50 GRI discount on any one of three GRI classes. Please retrieve your coupon from your Texas REALTORS® account and email it to us so we can register you for the course up for the course.
Instructors: Kristen Price, Melissa Hailey
Day 1: Professional Standards: Students will be provided a thorough review of the NAR Code of Ethics. Additionally, they examine the ethics complaint and enforcement processes established and implemented by Texas REALTORS®.
Day 2: Policies & Procedures: REALTORS® are subject to many rules; this day explores the operating or brokerage environment of the REALTOR®. It discusses office policies and rules set by the broker that the agent must adhere to. It covers the independent contractor agreement, the importance of keeping accurate records and maintaining files, the need for errors and omissions insurance, and the necessity of an agency policy to determine how to handle various client scenarios.
Day 3: Brokerage & Agency: This vital day provides an in-depth view of agency relationships, which are the foundation of serving any client in any transaction. Students will receive awareness of their role and their broker’s, and how the two work together and support one another. It examines the fiduciary duties required of agency and how they relate to both buyer and seller representation.
Day 4: Business Development: This day briefly explores different ways to set up businesses and some issues to be aware of. Students will create their own business plan that incorporates their business philosophy, mission, skills, goals and objectives. Students will assess their market and identify ways to target their specific market niche. Finally, it explores fees associated with real estate and how budgeting impacts your business. It concludes with a focus on individual goal setting.
An email containing the Zoom link will be provided a day before the class. Prior to class, attendees will receive an email with information on setting up a Zoom account and links to class materials, if applicable. To participate in class, a functioning Web camera is necessary.