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Front Page - Friday, August 2, 2019

Alcantara earns GRI designation




Upward Realty agent Julie Alcantara was recently awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. In completing the required curriculum, Alcantara joins other Realtors in the residential real estate industry across the nation who hold this designation.

“Consumers have access to more and more resources to help them research and find a home. As Realtors, we must continue to strive to bring value to the marketplace,” Alcantara says. “By investing my time in continuing education, I’m able to stay informed, find better ways to partner with my clients and help them buy their next home.”

Alcantara earned the GRI designation by attending a specific, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media.

“With this achievement, Julie has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong foundation of knowledge and skills,” says the National Association of Realtors in a news release.

The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about the local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. Only NAR members may earn the GRI designation.

The Realtor Institute is more than 25 years old and has graduated thousands of Realtors nationally.

The GRI designation indicates to the public that the designation holders are NAR members who have obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base their services.

“Obtaining the GRI designation is a beneficial way for a Realtor to advance their professional image. The extra measure of knowledge and prestige achieved by completing this course work is a tool that will advance a career in real estate in attracting and building new business,” says the NAR.

Additional information about the Institute may be obtained at www.nar.realtor/designations-and-certifications/gri-designation.

Source: NAR; Julie Alcantara