2017 February GRI Graduates

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Congratulations to Ingrid Friel, Corinne Rockstad, Chad Powell, Michaela Gile, Kimberly Ryan an Chad Watczak for completing the GRI Designation this February 2017!

Chad Powell

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Michaela Gile

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Kimberly Ryan

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Chad Watczak

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Minnesota is the #4 State by percentage of REALTORS® who have earned their GRI Designation!

Find upcoming GRI classes at www.mnrealtor.com

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

2017 January GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Deanna Tollin, Charles Hatcher, Melissa Genereux, Mary McCormick, Connie Glass and Kimberly Culbert-Blaeser for completing the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation this January 2017!

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Charles Hatcher

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Melissa Genereux

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Mary McCormick

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Connie Glass

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Kimberly Culbert-Blaeser

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Minnesota is the #4 State by percentage of REALTORS® who have earned their GRI Designation!

UPCOMING GRI DESIGNATION CLASSES*

St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, 325 East Roslawn Avenue, St. Paul:

February 13th | 9AM-Noon | Counseling Sellers with John Anderson

  • Learn how to identify your sellers’ specific wants and needs as well as competently counsel your seller clients about marketing their property, objective pricing, and current market conditions.

Minneapolis Association of REALTORS®, 5750 Lincoln Drive, Edina

February 21st | 1PM-4PM | Feels Like the First Time Every Time (Buyer Counseling) with John Anderson

  • Learn the services buyers want • Buyer decision making • Mortgage prequalification • Showing homes • discussing valuation • Offers • fair housing considerations • homebuying process through closing

February 24th | 9AM-Noon | Professional Standards and Best Practices with Deb Greene

  • An in-depth look at legal and ethical principles, rules, and duties in communication.
  • Customs, etiquette and professionalism with clients and peers
  • Manage expectations and negotiations
  • Preserve the transaction, even in the face of difficult behaviors and personalities.

*All classes approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education each unless otherwise shown.

REGISTER HERE

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

2016 September GRI Graduates!

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Congratulation to Leland Roggenkamp, Troy Lake, Joe Maselter, Wendy Kaarto, Kari Barker and Sarah Diebel for completing the Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation (GRI)!

 Leland Roggenkamp

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Troy Lake

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Joe Maselter

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Wendy Kaarto

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Kari Barker

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Sarah Diebel

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Minnesota is the #4 state by percentage of REALTORS® who have earned their GRI Designation!

 Don’t be Left Out! BE THE NEXT GRI DESIGNEE

SCHEDULE OF GRI DESIGNATION CLASSES*

Duluth Area Association of REALTORS® – October 6th, 2016

  • 2016-17 Required Module, Residential Contracts (3.75 hours of CE Pending)
  • Code of Ethics Case Studies II (3 hours of CE Approved)

Information & Registration HERE

Minneapolis Association classroom, 5750 Lincoln Drive, Edina:

  • November 7th, 1-4pm, Resolving Transaction Disputes, Jonathan Kopecky
  • November 18th, 9-noon, Risk Management, Susan Dioury and Anne Kealing
  • December 5th, 9-noon, Counseling Sellers: Fundamentals of Sellers and Listings,  John Anderson
  • December 5th, 1-4pm, The Role of Diversity Marketing in Your Real Estate Practice, Julia Israel

St. Paul Association classroom, 325 Roselawn Avenue, St. Paul:

  • October 24th, 9-noon, Resolving Transaction Disputes, Jonathan Kopecky
  • November 21st, 9-noon, Negotiating with Confidence and Power, Deb Greene
  • December 7th, 9-noon, Professional Standards & Best Practices, Deb Greene
  • December 7th, 1-4pm, Risk Management, Susan Dioury

*All classes approved by the Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education each unless otherwise shown.

More classes being added. Check our website HERE

REGISTER HERE

Get more information on the GRI Designation HERE

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

GRI Classes Available in St. Paul

Don’t Be Left Out!

Earn CE and a National Designation

Minnesota is the 4th state in the U.S. by percentage of REALTORS® who have earned their GRI Designation!

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*All courses approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.0 hours of real estate continuing education unless otherwise shown.

More classes being added.

REGISTER HERE

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The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

GRI Classes Available in Minneapolis

Don’t Be Left Out!

Earn CE and a National Designation

Minnesota is the 4th state in the U.S. by percentage of REALTORS® who have earned their GRI Designation!

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*All courses approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.0 hours of real estate continuing education unless otherwise shown.

More classes being added.

REGISTER HERE

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The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

2016 August GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Kimberly Olson, Ravit Berg, Lorraine Moore, Kari Barker and Christian Klempp for completing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation this August 2016!

 Kimberly Olson

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Lorraine Moore

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Christian Klempp

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Minnesota is the #4 state by percentage of REALTORS® who have earned their GRI Designation!

Don’t Be Left Out!

BE THE NEXT GRI DESIGNEE

REALTORS® with at least ONE Designation:

  • Earn a medium of $61,000 while those without the designation earned a median income of $33,500, a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)
  • Reported that they were better able to serve and protect their clients because of their understanding on new technology, laws and procedures.

SCHEDULE OF GRI DESIGNATION CLASSES*

Minneapolis Association classroom, 5750 Lincoln Drive, Edina:

  • November 7th, 1-4pm, Resolving Transaction Disputes, Jonathan Kopecky
  • November 18th, 9-noon, Risk Management, Susan Dioury and Anne Kealing
  • December 5th, 9-noon, Counseling Sellers: Fundamentals of Sellers and Listings (CE Pending), John Anderson

St. Paul Association classroom, 325 E Roselawn Avenue, St. Paul:

  • October 24th, 9-noon, Resolving Transaction Disputes, Jonathan Kopecky
  • November 21st, 9-noon, Negotiating with Confidence and Power (CE Pending), Deb Greene
  • December 7th, 9-noon, Professional Standards & Best Practices (CE Pending), Deb Greene
  • December 7th, 1-4pm, Risk Management, Susan Dioury

*All classes approved by the Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education each unless otherwise shown.

More classes being added. Check our website HERE

Other Locations Coming Soon: Attend live-streaming GRI classes in your region. Watch for further details.

REGISTER HERE

Get more information on the GRI Designation HERE

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

2016 July GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Robert Carlson, David Funck, Marjorie Daniels and Aklilu Dunlap for completing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation this July 2016!

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Marjorie Daniels

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Aklilu Dunlap

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BE THE NEXT GRI DESIGNEE

REALTORS® with at least ONE designation:

  • Earn a medium of $61,000 while those without the designation earned a median income of $33,500, a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)
  • Reported that they were better able to serve and protect their clients because of their understanding on new technology, laws and procedures.

DID YOU KNOW?

You may have already earned credits towards your GRI:

  • The 2011-12 DOC-required module, Residential Leasing, fulfills one elective
  • The 2012-13 module, Contracts portion, fulfills one required course
  • The 2012-13 module, Distressed Properties portion, fulfills one elective
  • The 2013-14 module, Risk Management, fulfills one required course
  • The 2015-16 required module, Fair Housing, Agency, and Legal Update, also meets a requirement.
  • The 2016-17 required module, Residential Contracts fulfills one required course

Get more information on the GRI Designation HERE

Watch for GRI classes coming this Fall!

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

JULY 1: TIME’S UP!

Didn’t meet the DOC education requirement?

You no longer have an active license to practice real estate if you were not in compliance by the June 30th deadline.

What are your options?

The required Module, “Fair Housing, Agency Law & Legal Update” and other approved CE is still available online. You can find it and other approved online CE through our website:

  • www.mnrealtor.com
  • Click on “Professionalism & Education” at the top of the page
  • Click on “Online CE” on the 2nd menu bar
  • Use the link in the first paragraph to access the Minnesota classes

How to Reactivate or Late Renew a Terminated Real Estate License

If a license goes inactive for any reason, except maybe enforcement, the Broker must go to www.pulseportal.com to reactivate the license after the Broker or Salesperson has completed the missing requirement(s).

If your Salesperson or Broker license is terminated on 6.30.16 because of CE noncompliance:

  • Become CE compliant
  • Re-apply for the license (Broker would go to www.pulseportal.com)
  • Pay a fee to reactivate the license

Limitation on CE Hours Credited in One Day

When taking continuing education online, keep in mind that the DOC allows no more than 8 hours of continuing education in a day.

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For further information on state licensing, including fees and renewal, Click HERE

 

By-Mary Gleason Best Director, Professional Development

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

2016 June GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Todd Johnson and Paul Frye for completing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation this June 2016!

Todd Johnson

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Paul Frye

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Are you the next GRI designee?

REALTORS® with at least ONE designation:

  • Earn a medium of $61,000 while those without the designation earned a median income of $33,500, a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)
  • Reported that they were better able to serve and protect their clients because of their understanding on new technology, laws and procedures.

Did you know?

You may have already earned credits towards YOUR GRI:

  • The 2011-12 DOC-required module, Residential Leasing, fulfills one elective
  • The 2012-13 module, Contracts portion, fulfills one required course
  • The 2012-13 module, Distressed Properties portion, fulfills one elective
  • The 2013-14 module, Risk Management, fulfills one required course
  • The 2015-16 required module, Fair Housing, Agency, and Legal Update, also meets a requirement
  • The 2016-17 required module, Residential Contracts fulfills one required course

Get more information on the GRI Designation HERE

Watch for more GRI classes to come this Fall.

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.

 

AVOID LOSING YOUR LICENSE ON 6.30.16

(IN 3 EASY STEPS)

  1. Complete the required module (1) and all other required CE.
  2. Check your transcript (2) to ensure you’ve received proper credit.
  3. Make sure your contact info is up to date
    • with the Dept. of Commerce (3), and
    • with your local Association 

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(1) 2015-16 MN DOC Required General Module.

All non-exempt brokers and salespersons must complete this general module course in time for a June 30, 2016 renewal or review:

Fair Housing, Agency and Legal Update – 3.75 hours | This course also satisfies the 2015-16 broker module requirement. This module satisfies the required 1 hour of Fair Housing and 1 hour of Agency Law requirement.

Check your local Association or online education providers for ability.


(2) Check your transcript well before the June 30 deadline.

  • Go to www.pulseportal.com;
  • Choose “Minnesota Department of Commerce” as a program;
  • Choose “Real Estate” as a Board;
  • Under “Other Services” choose “Review your CE Transcript”;
  • Enter your last name, license number, and Social Security Number;
  • Choose “next”;
  • Choose your license type in the drop down menu;
  • Click “View/Refresh Report”;
  • If you see a discrepancy, be sure to follow up with the course provider.

NOTE: You must disable your pop-up blocker to view the reports, If you are not seeing all of your courses on the transcript, be sure to look at the top to see the number of pages your transcript contains. It may be that you have to scroll past page 1 to see all of the courses.

(Courses taken while your license is inactive or by out of state licensees will not show on your PULSE transcript. You can phone PULSE Portal at 877.244.1688 to ensure the correct classes are on your record.)


(3) How to Notify the DOC of a Change in Your Name or Address

Address changes are completed online at www.pulseportal.com by using the “Change Your Address” tab. If the address change is from state to state or changes your residency status, you must request an address change vie email.

To change your name, you must complete the Notification of Name Change form (.pdf) and attach the applicable legal documentation.

  • Court order
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree

A driver’s license or Social Security card will not fulfill this requirement. Please email the form and the legal documentation to licensing.commerce@state.mn.us.

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How to Renew a Salesperson License

It is Primary Broker’s responsibility to renew all of the licenses that are due for renewal and associated with the real estate company before 4:30PM Central time on June 30th of the applicable renewal year. The mass renewal can be done online at: www.pulseportal.com. Electronic renewal applications, renewal documents, and payments must be received by the MN Department of Commerce before 4:30PM Central Time on June 30th of the applicable renewal year.

For more details, Click HERE

The Minnesota REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.