GRI Real Estate Brokerage 4 Day class April 30-May 1, May 7-8
SAE Hours: 30
Instructor: Zelda Cain #202 & Jodi Sherretts #4085 Course ID #0556
Course description: Day 1: April 30 The seller services day includes comprehensive strategies for working with sellers, including prospecting, the difference between property value and property price, preparing and staging property, and marketing listings. It provides a thorough discussion of the listing agreement and addresses seller disclosure. Further, it reviews best practices for listing appointments and presentations, covers property salability, price adjustments, relists, and relocation services.
Day 2: May 1 This vital day provides an in-depth view of agency relationships which are the foundation of serving any client in any transaction. Importantly, this day aims to increase your awareness of your role and your broker's, and how the two work together and support one another. It addresses the requirements for both presenting the choices available for an agency relationship, as well as disclosing existing agency relationships. It examines the fiduciary duties required of agency and how they relate to both buyer and seller representation. And, it discusses intermediary relationships and the rules that apply.
Day 3: May 7 REALTORS® are subject to many rules; this piece explores the operating or brokerage environment of the REALTOR®. It discusses office policies and rules set by the broker that the agent must adhere to. It covers the independent contractor agreement which outlines those rules and clarifies the relationship between the broker and the agent. What’s more, it addresses communication and other policies, as well as the importance of keeping accurate records and maintaining files. It explains the need for errors and omissions insurance, and the necessity of an agency policy to determine how to handle various client scenarios.
Day 4: May 8 The professional standards day of GRI Real Estate Brokerage sets the tone for the course and provides a thorough review of the NAR Code of Ethics. The Code is the keystone of professionalism, protocol, and best practices for REALTORS®. Additionally, this day examines the ethics complaint and enforcement processes established and implemented by the Texas Association of REALTORS. Further, this section reviews case studies that assess actions and violations in everyday situations. The aim is for students to leave with a deeper understanding of the guidelines they work within.