Congratulations Karen Lauderdale, GRI Graduate

San Antonio, TX – The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members with increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

Congratulation Karen Lauderdale!

Karen Lauderdale was awarded the certification of GRI.

Karen’s past career and experience as a school teacher and school counselor has provided her the costumer service skills, organization, and attention to detail her clients are looking for. As an educator for over 20 years she has refined her communication and negotiation skills that benefit her clients in the home buying and selling process. As a trained counselor she knows how to listen attentively and communicate clearly meeting all of her clients needs. Additionally, Karen worked in both Comal ISD and NorthEast ISD giving her clients quality insight about choosing schools for their children.

The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. This certification increases skill levels across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. A minimum of 60 hours of coursework is required, and subjects covered generally include:

  • Market Knowledge: Neighborhoods and property amenities, considerations for housing types, developing CMAs and impact of MLS, financing option, and home-buying programs, inspections and appraisals/valuations
  • Business Skills: Prospecting, buyer and seller services, creating your niche market, negotiations, creating and implementing your brand
  • Systems and Tools: Record retention, form platforms, and applications, website portals, marketing tools, hardware and software to streamline your business
  • Avoiding Setbacks, Fines, and Lawsuits: Professional standards, contract to close, risk management, agency relationships, and advertising

With 9 offices located in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is the destination broker for career-minded professionals and top producing Sales Agents.