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Dewar Earns GRI Designation

Katie Dewar was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Dewar, joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation.

Dewar earned the GRI designation by attending a specific, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media.

The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers.  Only members of the REALTOR® Association may earn the GRI designation.  The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS® nationally.

The GRI designation indicates to the public that the designation holders are members of the National Association of REALTORS® who have obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base their services.

Obtaining the GRI designation is a beneficial way for a REALTOR® to advance their professional image. The extra measure of knowledge and prestige achieved by completing this course work is a tool that will advance a career in real estate in attracting and building new business.

Additional information about the Institute and other educational opportunities for professional real estate agents may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® at 800-862-6097 or www.mnrealtor.com/mn-education-information under “Designations.”

Originally from northeast North Dakota, Dewar bring nearly five years of real estate experience to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties. Dewar currently lives in Moorhead, Minn. with her husband, two step-children and daughter.

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