What GRI Stands For | James Burke | BHHS Florida Realty
James Burke, GRI

Trusted Real Estate Advisor
Cell: 321-246-1618
Office: 321-246-1618

What is GRI and Why is it Important to You?

In my never-ending journey to be a better REALTOR® for you, I have just earned my GRI designation. GRI stands for “Graduate, REALTOR® Institute”. To receive my GRI, I had to complete 105 hoursof classroom education and pass 7 exams!

Some of the things I learned to further my real estate career were: In Depth Financing, Appraising, Investments, the Construction Process, In Depth Contracts, Sales and Marketing, Land (Environmental & Private Property Rights), Common Ownership, Tax Deferred Exchanging, Property Management, Counseling and Negotiating Skills, International Real Estate, Brokerage Management, and Personal Promotion. 

Along with how to serve my customers better, I also learned how to keep myself out of trouble. Some of those topics of education were: Fair Housing Laws, Law Updates, Finance, Tax and Professional Standards.

I hope this education will help me serve my customers better, both existing and future. To have my GRI designation is truly a prestigious accomplishment. When you deal with me, you can feel confident that I will be as professional and knowledgeable as possible. I look forward to putting this knowledge to work for you. Please call me if you are interested in buying or selling any property, or if you know someone who is.

 What is C2EX and why is it Important to You?

The C2EX endorsement is available only to Realtors®. It is earned through a self-directed program that enables users to assess and build on their competency in each of the core areas. Launched in November 2018, this innovative program sets the standard for what it means to be a professional in the real estate brokerage business. 

“Earning the Commitment to Excellence endorsement is a true accomplishment and an affirmation to consumers that you stand for ethics and professionalism in your real estate practice,” says 2019 NAR President John Smaby. “Advances in technology and online user experience are making our business more and more seamless, and that’s fantastic,” Smaby says, “But with new technology can come vulnerabilities. A C2EX endorsement offers consumers the ease of mind that they have a skilled adviser, committed to conducting business at the highest standards, helping them through what may be the largest purchase or sale in their life.”

The National Association of Realtors®is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.