Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU at Parkersburg Offering Realtors Institute Module I
CONTACT: Norma Hoppie, program coordinator, 304-424-8276.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be offering Module I of the Realtor Institute program on August 13, 14, and 15.
The Realtor Institute program consists of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction designed for real estate professionals. The wide range of topics is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. The program is taught by leading professionals, and topics range from business development skills to taxation.
The August instructional topics will include professional standards, business development techniques, listing techniques, residential construction, home inspection and land use, and sales and marketing. All classes will be held at WVU at Parkersburg in the BIDS building.
Real estate agents will earn Ohio and West Virginia continuing education hours. The program leads toward the professional designation GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute).
The Realtor Institute is a national program of real estate instruction. Offered by WVU at Parkersburg in cooperation with the West Virginia Association of REALTORS® under the auspices of the National Association of Realtors, it is aimed at enabling aspiring real estate professionals to provide the best possible service and resources to the public. A graduate can claim an extra measure of skill and professionalism by obtaining this designation.
The GRI designation sets individuals apart from other real estate agents. It indicates to the public that these individuals have obtained professional education. Attendees also make valuable business contacts while increasing their awareness of current real estate topics and issues.
Registration information is available by contacting contact Norma Hoppie at WVU at Parkersburg, 424-8276.
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