Who is it for?

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.

What You Gain

  • Higher earnings: the median income of GRI designees in 2012 was $61,000, compared to the median income of non-designees of $33,500
  • Be better able to serve and protect your increasingly sophisticated clients though an understanding of new technology, laws, and procedures
  • Use of GRI logos
  • Marketing materials
    • Customizable flyer
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard
  • GRI referral form
  • Network with other GRI designees

How to Earn It


  • The education requirements for the GRI vary by state. Contact your state association to get information on program requirements, location, and tuition.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • GRI does not require annual renewal as long as you remain an active member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®.




Real estate professionals must be cognizant of copyright issues when it comes to listing content, most notably in connection with listing photographs.

Commitment to Excellence

Developing and enhancing 11 competencies that indicate a REALTOR®'s commitment to ethics, advocacy, technology, data privacy, and customer service.