Kerrville, 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.
Congratulations Darlene Slough!
Darlene Slough, who has over 40 years combined experience in business, sales, mortgage lending, residential building and real estate, was awarded the certification of GRI.
Here’s what one of Darlene’s client had to say about her:
“Darlene is an excellent realtor. She goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable with every aspect of the sale. If there is anything at all she can do to make it easier for you to understand the finer points of real estate transactions, she is more than willing to explain them. She is extremely personable. She actually went to the courthouse to find all the prior deed restrictions which often times are not included initially with the seller’s information. She assisted me with reinstating an agricultural exemption on the property which saved money. I highly recommend her services.”
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.