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Virginia REALTOR® Institute 

The Virginia REALTOR® Institute program curriculum consists of 10 courses that each student must complete successfully in order to earn the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. Eight classes are hosted by local associations across the state, and two classes are available online at any time. Online courses are available for immediate enrollment. 

Students working towards the GRI designation have the additional benefit of obtaining continuing education and/or post-license credit through their coursework. The course curriculum contains over 40 hours of continuing education credits and 30 hours of post-license (PL) credits. That adds up to a great value… first-year REALTORS® can complete their PL requirements and earn a designation at the same time.

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Upcoming Classes

  • RI 502: Sales Contracts / 2-Day Morning Virtual Course / November 30 - December 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/30/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Forms and contracts are all the same, right? Think again! You might be able to find, market, and showcase a home, but can you close the deal? This course will provide guidance and tactical skills for writing and presenting a variety of real estate agreements, such as sales contracts, deposits, and title insurance. The course will also cover, in detail, disclosure forms and contingencies associated with the sales contracts. It will give students hands-on experience with the basics of sales contracts along with the best ways to serve and protect their clients. ​CE/PL Approved: 6 Hours Real Estate Contracts for CE; 6 Hours Contract Writing for PL

  • RI 502: Sales Contracts/ HRAR In-Person Course / November 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Forms and contracts are all the same, right? Think again! You might be able to find, market, and showcase a home, but can you close the deal? This course will provide guidance and tactical skills for writing and presenting a variety of real estate agreements, such as sales contracts, deposits, and title insurance. The course will also cover, in detail, disclosure forms and contingencies associated with the sales contracts. It will give students hands-on experience with the basics of sales contracts along with the best ways to serve and protect their clients. CE/PL Approved: 6 Hours Real Estate Contracts for CE; 6 Hours Contract Writing for PL. For further information, please visit the HRAR website or contact the HRAR Education Department.

  • RI 502: Sales Contracts / SVAR Virtual / In-Person Course / November 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Forms and contracts are all the same, right? Think again! You might be able to find, market, and showcase a home, but can you close the deal? This course will provide guidance and tactical skills for writing and presenting a variety of real estate agreements, such as sales contracts, deposits, and title insurance. The course will also cover, in detail, disclosure forms and contingencies associated with the sales contracts. It will give students hands-on experience with the basics of sales contracts along with the best ways to serve and protect their clients. CE/PL Approved: 6 Hours Real Estate Contracts for CE; 6 Hours Contract Writing for PL. For further information, please visit the SVAR website or contact the SVAR Education Department.

  • RI 503: Business Planning / 2-Day Morning Virtual Course / November 16-17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/16/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Do you have a well-laid plan for business success? This course covers the foundational skills of establishing a successful business. Learn how to develop your personal brand, set goals for the future, and identify your market niche. The course also covers how to identify and secure the best administrative support and how to project a professional image in the marketplace. ​PL Approved: 2 Hours Current Industry Issues/Trends for PL

  • RI 504: Working with Buyers / BRAR Virtual Course / October 28, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 10/28/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Consumer trends have changed dramatically as new generations enter the marketplace. Buying habits are different while needs and preferences vary between cities and rural communities. It this class, you will learn the categories of active buyers, techniques for lead generation, components of the home showing process, and negotiation strategies. This course will also review the mortgage process, financing options, and first-time home buying options. These tips will come in handy as you work with Buyers to secure financing for their dream home. CE Approved: 6 Hours Real Estate Related for CE; 2 Hours Real Estate Finance for PL.

  • RI 505: Working with Sellers / 2-Day CAAR Virtual Course / November 17-18, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Are you struggling to generate listings or are you new to the marketplace? This course offers proven strategies for lead generation for Sellers. Instruction includes tips for listing presentations and a “how to” for marketing listings in your local area. Wondering what to do about tricky pricing questions or determining the value of the home? Working with Sellers will provide you with the answers to those questions and more. Strengthen your game with information on how improve your communication skills to connect with Sellers and secure their commitment. CE/PL Approved: 2 Hours Current Industry Issues/Trends for PL. NOTE: You must attend both days.

  • RI 505: Working with Sellers / NVAR Virtual/In-Person Course / November 05, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 11/05/2021 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Are you struggling to generate listings or are you new to the marketplace? This course offers proven strategies for lead generation for Sellers. Instruction includes tips for listing presentations and a “how to” for marketing listings in your local area. Wondering what to do about tricky pricing questions or determining the value of the home? Working with Sellers will provide you with the answers to those questions and more. Strengthen your game with information on how improve your communication skills to connect with Sellers and secure their commitment. PL Approved: 2 Hours Current Industry Issues/Trends for PL. For further information, please visit the NVAR website or contact the NVAR Education Department.

  • RI 505: Working with Sellers / SVAR Virtual / In-Person Course / December 08, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2021 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Are you struggling to generate listings or are you new to the marketplace? This course offers proven strategies for lead generation for Sellers. Instruction includes tips for listing presentations and a “how to” for marketing listings in your local area. Wondering what to do about tricky pricing questions or determining the value of the home? Working with Sellers will provide you with the answers to those questions and more. Strengthen your game with information on how improve your communication skills to connect with Sellers and secure their commitment. CE/PL Approved: 2 Hours Current Industry Issues/Trends for PL. For further information, please visit the SVAR website or contact the SVAR Education Department.

  • RI 507: Ethics and Professional Responsibility / 2-Day Morning Virtual Course / November 3-4, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/03/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    What’s with the Code of Ethics anyway? The Code was established for your protection and the success of our profession. This course will clarify how the Code helps your business and the reputation of all REALTORS®. It covers the Code of Ethics, case interpretations, and fair housing. Case studies provide a hands-on opportunity for learning how to apply the Code in business every day. CE/PL Approved: 4 Hours Ethics and 2 Hours Fair Housing for CE; 3 Hours Ethics and Standards of Conduct for PL and 2 Hours Fair Housing for PL

  • RI 508: Real Estate Law and Virginia Regulations / BRAR Virtual Course / November 01, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    COURSE IS HOSTED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATION. FEES ARE PROVIDED ON LOCAL ASSOCIATION SITE. Laws change. Do you know what new statutes the General Assembly has enacted or the new regulations that affect your business? This course offers the most up-to-date Virginia law changes and board regulations. Using case studies will offer you a better understanding of how the law applies to you and how it protects both your interests and the interests of your clients. CE/PL Approved: 8 Hours Legal Updates with Flood Content for CE; 6 Hours Real Estate Law and Board Regulations for PL.