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Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

REALTORS® with the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation earned $27,000 more annually and reported an increase in referrals their first year with the designation.

~ 2013 NAR Member Profile

  • Nationally Accredited. The Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS® GRI program meets the accreditation standards of the National Association of REALTORS®.
  • Two for the Price of One. GRI classes may also count towards Continuing Education credits. Also, other NAR designation and certification courses count toward GRI elective credits.
  • No Annual Fees. While many professional REALTOR® designations require annual dues, GRI does not.
  • Stand Out from the Crowd. The GRI designation lets clients and other real estate professionals know that you have the professional edge and have a solid grasp of the real estate fundamentals.

Designation Requirements

The new GRI program now requires 60 hours of courses (54 Hours of Mandatory and 6 Hours of Electives.)

Mandatory Courses:

  Run Your Business Like a Business 6 Hours
  Representation, Practical Ethics and Fair Housing 6 Hours
  Legal Issues 6 Hours
  From Contract to Closing 6 Hours
  Condominiums and Planned Communities 6 Hours
  Property Management and Landlord/Tenant 6 Hours
  Strategies of Listing: Getting the Listing 3 Hours
  Strategies of Listing: Establishing Marketing Value (CMA) 3 Hours
  Strategies of Finance: Know the Borrower 3 Hours
  Strategies of Finance: Loan Choices 3 Hours
  Residential Tax Rules, 1031 Exchange & Foreign Investors 6 Hours
TOTAL: 54 HOURS

One Elective Course (course must be a minimum of 6 hours):

One of NAR or NAR’s affiliated institute courses: CRB, CRB, CCIM, CIPS, IREM, ABR, etc.
Note: Several of these courses are offered online at the REALTOR® University.

The final requirement is submittal of a GRI Application when your course requirements are completed.

Download Course Descriptions
Download Application Form

GRI Course Schedule

  Date Course Local Board
  January 18, 2019 Run Your Business Like a Business REALTORS® Association of Maui
  January 25, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  February 1, 2019 Run Your Business Like a Business Hawaii Island REALTORS®
  February 8, 2019 Residential Tax Rules, 1031 Exchange, Foreign Investors Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  March 4, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  March 12, 2019 Legal Issues West Hawaii Association of REALTORS®
  March 22, 2019 Representation, Practical Ethic, & Fair Housing Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  April 5, 2019 Representation, Practical Ethics & Fair Housing Hawaii Island REALTORS®
  April 12, 2019 Legal Issues Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  May 17, 2019 Residential Tax Rules, 1031 Exchange, Foreign Investors REALTORS® Association of Maui
  May 17, 2019 From Contract to Closing Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  May 31, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  June 7, 2019 Residential Tax Rules, 1031 Exchange, and Foreign Investors Hawai‘i Island REALTORS®
  July 8, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  August 21, 2019 Residential Tax Rules, 1031 Exchange, and Foreign Investors Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  July 18, 2019 From Contract to Closing REALTORS® Association of Maui
  July 23, 2019 Condominiums & Planned Communities West Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS®
  September 20, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant REALTORS® Association of Maui
  September 23, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  October 11, 2019 Legal Issues REALTORS® Association of Maui
  October 11, 2019 From Contract to Closing Hawaii Island REALTORS®
  November 1, 2019 From Contract to Closing West Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS®
  November 15, 2019 Representation, Practical Ethic, & Fair Housing REALTORS® Association of Maui
  November 22, 2019 Condominiums & Planned Communities Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  November 15, 2019 Property Management & Landlord/Tenant Honolulu Board of REALTORS®
  December 2, 2019 Legal Issues Hawaii Island REALTORS®
  December 13, 2019 Run Your Business Like a Business Honolulu Board of REALTORS®

GRI Instructors

GRI instructors are an essential component to the GRI program. The instructors are willing and eager to share their knowledge and skills with other REALTORS®.

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Gae Callaway

GRI, SRS

Gae Callaway

GRI, SRS

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Berton Hamamoto

ABR, CRB, CRS, CFP

Berton Hamamoto

ABR, CRB, CRS, CFP

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Beth Holiday

ABR, CRB, GRI, CDEI

Beth Holiday

ABR, CRB, GRI, CDEI

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Lurline Johnson

ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI

Lurline Johnson

ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI

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Brad Konishi

CPA

Brad Konishi

CPA

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Everett Kaneshige

Everett Kaneshige

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Eren Look

GRI

Eren Look

GRI

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Leonard Loventhal

Leonard Loventhal

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Trudy Nishihara

CIPS, CRB, CRS, BPOR

Trudy Nishihara

CIPS, CRB, CRS, BPOR

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Tracy Stice

ABR, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, Green, GRI, RSPS, SRS

Tracy Stice

ABR, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, Green, GRI, RSPS, SRS

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James Stone, Jr.

Attorney-At-Law

James Stone, Jr.

Attorney-At-Law

Cherie Tsukamoto

Cherie Tsukamoto

ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES

Cherie Tsukamoto

ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES

Congratulations GRI Graduates!

Karine Wedemeyer

Venture Sothebys Intl Realty

Jade Halama

Elite Pacific Properties, LLC

Brenda Mikowychok

Big Island Brokers

Wendy Doana

Locations LLC

Stacie Segovia

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

Rads Felix

Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.

Virginia Dixon

Windermere C & H LLC