2016 May GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Angela Wanta, Judy Meyer, Robert Schuchman, William Winfield, Kris Winfield and Jaclyn M. Ayde for completing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation this May 2016!

Angela Wanta

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Judy Meyer

Judy Meyer

Robert Schuchman

Robert Schuchman

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
  • This year’s 2015-16 required module, Fair Housing, Agency, and Legal Update, also meets a requirement

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.

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GRI Education Opportunities – MAY 23rd

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May 23, 2016 | Location: Minneapolis Association of REALTORS®

9AM-Noon | Negotiate with Confidence and Power: Advanced | Instructor: Wayne Gilbert

Working through difficult transactions and helping buyers and sellers resolve differences is a big part of a real estate agent’s role in a transaction. However, buyers and sellers are extremely emotional during the transaction and the agent needs to separate the people from problem and help them focus on resolving the issues. This class will help agents negotiate the toughest transactions and build a good relationship with the parties.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours for real estate continuing education.

Details & Registration HERE


1PM-4PM | Resolving Transaction Disputes | Instructor: Jon Kopecky

Jonathon KopeckyThis class will explore common scenarios faced by real estate professionals and the conflicts they face in the continuance of their work offering both practical and ethical solutions. There will also be a detailed explanation of the commission dispute arbitration process. Suggestions of corrective action and communication will be discussed as a standard of practice.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

Details & Registration HERE

Attend both the morning and afternoon class and receive a free lunch!

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

Education Opportunites Coming to Moorhead, MN

GRI May 16th

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May 16, 2016 | Location: Courtyard By Marriott – Moorhead, MN

9AM-Noon | NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION SALES 101 | Instructor: Rob Phyle

Rob PhyleThis course is designed to introduce the student to the arena of new home construction sales and provide the basic knowledge platforms needed to begin incorporating new construction sales into their business plans as real estate agents. Content is targeted towards agents with limited or no experience representing buyers in a new construction sale or who have never represented a builder. The learning objectives are designed to take the fear out of recommending new construction homes to customers and clients.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

Details & Registration HERE


1PM-5PM | Code of Ethics Case Studies II | Instructor: Jon Kopecky

Jonathon KopeckyThis class will explore common scenarios faced by real estate professionals and their legal and ethical duties when these situations arise. There will also be a detailed explanation of the Ethics Complaint process and potential discipline if found in violation of the Code of Ethics. Suggestions of corrective action and communication will be discussed as a standard of practice. “Also meets NAR Code of Ethics membership requirement.”

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

Attend both the morning and afternoon class and get a free lunch.

Details & Registration HERE

The Minnesota REALTORS® are 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 – April GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Wendy Loso, Hollie Dagner, Deborah Nichols, Anissa Priley, Carol Amundson, Brandon Kelly and Barb Kuester for completing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation this April 2016!

Wendy Loso

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Hollie Dagner

Hollie Dagner

Deborah Nichols

Deborah Nichols

Anissa Priley

Anissa Priley

Carol Amundson

Carol Amundson

Brandon Kelly

Brandon Kelly

LOOKING TO BE THE NEXT GRI GRADUATE?

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute Designation is a powerful tool to attract, manage and build new business and is only available through the State Association. Earning the GRI can make a difference in your business and potentially boost your income!

DID YOU KNOW 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.

 

CHECK OUT NEXT MONTHS GRI CLASSES AND BEGIN WORKING TOWARDS THE GRI DESIGNATION!

May 11th | Edina – Details & Registration HERE

  • Business & Communication Technology | Instructor: Rob Mehta
  • Essential Real Estate Marketing Guide | Instructor: Chris Prescott

Both courses have been approve by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.


May 16th | Moorhead – Details & Registration HERE

  • New Construction Sales 101 | Instructor: Rob Phyle
  • Code of Ethics Case Studies II | Instructor: Jon Kopecky
    • Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics membership requirement

Both courses are approved by the Minnesota Commissioner or Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.


May 23rd | Edina – Details & Registration HERE

  • Negotiating with Confidence & Power: Advance Practices | Instructor: Wayne Gilbert
  • Resolving Transaction Disputes | Instructor: Jon Kopecky

Both courses have been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

The Minnesota REALTORS® are 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 March GRI Graduates!

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Congratulations to Christopher Cousins, Sarah Marrinan, Jenna Potter, Jim Kapphahn and Justin Novak for completing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation this March 2016!

Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

Sarah Marrinan

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Jenna Potter

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Jim Kapphahn

Jim Kapphahn

Justin Novak

Justin Novak

LOOKING TO BE THE NEXT GRI GRADUATE?

Here’s why YOU should become a GRI designee.

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute Designation is a powerful tool to attract, manage and build new business and is only available through the State Association. Earning the GRI can make a difference in your business and potentially boost your income!

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.

Subjects covered include:

  • Sales process: business development, sales and marketing, customer and client services, and cultural diversity
  • Legal and regulatory: Fair housing and contracts
  • Technology: Communications, general technology, and real estate business technology
  • Professional Standards: NAR Code of Ethics and Standards, arbitration and mediation

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.

Jan. 20th | Program #2 | Broker Breakfast Club

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Program #2! Calling all Brokers – come spend the morning with the MN REALTORS® and earn a total of 3 hours CE!

REGISTER NOW!

The Minnesota REALTORS® is offering programs designed specifically for brokers focusing on industry topics to keep you and your agents up to speed! While these programs are geared toward brokers – all REALTORS® are welcomed to attend.

January 20th | $39 Program Cost

8 AM Registration | 9 AM-Noon Program | Promo Center, Oakdale

PROGRAM:

Scary Things Agents Do & How to Avoid Them –

Learn from David McGee, a Minnesota professional liability attorney who will share the funny things agents do resulting in liability and common mistakes. (1.5 hr CE)**

Manage to Get Paid –

Come hear Jon Kopecky, the MN Association’s Director of Professional Standards, on the commission arbitration process and what steps you and your agents need to take to ensure your commission will be paid. (1.5 hr CE)**

** These courses have been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 1.5 hour of real estate continuing education each.

REGISTER NOW!

The Minnesota Association of 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.

 

Expand your Digital Skills to Connect with your Market Online – ePro Certification – Oct. 26th

Today’s Online Connections = Tomorrow’s Leads

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Learn how getting liked and followed will connect you to more business with NAR’s ePro certification.

ePro shows you how to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to connect with today’s savvy real estate consumer and build your business. Learn how to manage your online reputation, generate leads, gain referrals and more.

The ePro program is broken into 2 parts. Take Day 1 with us in Edina at Braemar Golf Course and Day 2 online at your convenience (for an additional fee). Students that are current members of the National Association of REALTORS® and have completed both days of coursework are then awarded the coveted ePro Certification.

ePro can show you how.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education.

$89 Class Cost – October 26th from 8:30am-5pm at Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina

Instructor – Rob Mehta – Rob specializes in the development and analysis of key business activities, developing strategic strategy and implementation and setting business direction for the organization, and identifying opportunities for improvement with business processes, as well as procuring new business development opportunities. Rob serves as Director of Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Initiatives for Coldwell Banker Burnet.

SIGN UP FOR DAY 1 Today! Click HERE

The Minnesota Association of 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.