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Congratulations Svetlana Horton, 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.

Congratulations Svetlana Horton! 

GRI

Svetlana Horton was awarded the certification of GRI.

Svetlana was raised and educated in Russia. She has a background in fashion and has worked as a freelance entrepreneur. Her love for interior and exterior home design created a natural transition when she moved into real estate industry. When she is not working, Svetlana enjoys time with her husband and three young sons.

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.