(PRWEB) July 11, 2005
Alexandria Virginia REALTORÂ®, Brian Block of Re/Max Allegiance was recently awarded the Graduate REALTORÂ® Institute (GRI) designation and became one of a select group of real estate professionals to earn the prestigious designation.
Mr. Block, a Northern Virginia Association of REALTORSÂ® member completed the curriculum required to achieve the highly acclaimed designation is and joins other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation across the nation.
Brian Block earned the "Graduate REALTORÂ® InstituteÂ (GRI) designation by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction.
In addition, they have learned the fundamentals of brokerage and other areas of real estate specialization. Mr. Block states that Âwith this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, I can better serve my clients and customers.Â
The REALTORÂ® Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. The Institute is taught by leading real estate professionals from around the country.
The GRI designation sets the individuals who have attained it apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services they provide and that they are a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSÂ® .
Obtaining the GRI designation is a beneficial way for a REALTORÂ® 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 on attracting and building new business.
The REALTORÂ® Institute has been in existence more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORSÂ® .
For more information or to buy or sell a home in Northern Virginia, contact Brian Block at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at http://www.BlockRealEstateGroup.com.
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