GRI 102 – Professional Standards – Ethics; Risk Reduction

April 10, 2024 – April 11, 2024 all-day
Coeur d'Alene Association of Realtors
409 West Neider Ave. Ste A Coeur d'Alene
ID 83815
GRI 102 - Professional Standards - Ethics; Risk Reduction @ Coeur d'Alene Association of Realtors

GRI 102 – Professional Standards – Ethics; Risk Reduction with Rick Harris, ABR, CIPS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRS, SFR

In this course, participants will cover ethical business practice and proactive risk management as the foundation of every successful real estate career.  This two-day course includes lively sessions on the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics and its enforcement, along with practical training in identifying, managing and avoiding the inherent risks in the real estate business.

The Fork in the Road examines your ethical obligations in every day real estate situations, the practical application of the Code, the mediation and arbitration of disputes between agents and consumers, and the process for enforcing professional standards amongst Realtors®.

Real Estate is Risky Business teaches students how to anticipate and avoid the most common risk factors in real estate transactions—inadequate disclosure, negligence and misrepresentation–using specific techniques to proactively manage their risk and protect their clients’ interests.

Instructor Bio

Rick Harris is a long-time Owner/Broker and Principal at Rick Harris Seminars, a real estate training and strategic facilitation company based in Ashland, Oregon.

He is a dynamic international speaker with a wealth of practical, hands-on real estate experience–nearly thirty years of in-the-trenches work with buyers, sellers and brokers in residential, multi-family and commercial transactions.

His “solution-based” training focuses on the “nuts and bolts” skills so vital in today’s marketplace — buyer and seller representation, real estate teams, negotiation techniques, risk management, business ethics, leadership and strategic planning.

Rick’s broad experience, lively teaching style and quirky sense of humor ensure his GRI sessions are practical, engaging and FUN!


Why do I need the GRI designation?

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the business a while or if you are just starting out. If you’re hungry for more success, it’s time to raise your real estate career to a higher level by earning the most comprehensive real estate designation: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Just ask current GRI designees. In a recent survey, they indicated these top three reasons for earning the GRI:

1. Gain comprehensive knowledge — The coursework provides in-depth training on the most essential topics, including market knowledge, business skills, systems and tools, and risk management—substantially beyond what’s covered by licensing courses.

2. Build confidence — Past graduates consistently say they love their GRI because it gave them confidence in their own skills and credibility with clients—essential components for building a successful real estate career.

3. Impress consumers — With “Graduate, REALTOR® Institute” by their name, they stand out in their market as an agent who takes advanced real estate education seriously.

Not only do GRIs have a leg up on agents without the designation, the time required to earn your GRI goes a long way towards demonstrating your level of commitment to yourself, your clients, and the industry. It’s a true win-win-win proposition.

Does GRI 102 – Professional Standards – Ethics satisfy the NAR Code of Ethics Training?

YES! This course satisfies the January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, cycle for successive two (2) year periods.  REALTORS® are required to complete biennial ethics training of not less than two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes of instructional time. This course meets the required and suggested learning objectives by NAR.

How is the GRI different?

Unlike most NAR designations, the GRI is managed independently by each state association of REALTORS®, with slightly different course requirements. This provides an optimal blend of state-specific content along with national perspectives. Also, GRI designees do not pay any annual dues to maintain their designation.

What are the added fees?

There are 2 types of convenience fees:  1. Eventbrite Service Fee & 2. Payment Processing fee of 3%.

How can I avoid the convenience fees?

Simply send a check payable for $250 to: Idaho REALTORS®.  Address the envelope to Amanda Pannell at Idaho REALTORS® 10116 W. Overland Rd. Boise, ID 83709.  Be sure to write “GRI 102” in the memo.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the class?

Parking is available onsite at Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors.

What can I bring into the classroom?

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.  There will be complimentary coffee and snacks as well.  Lunch will not be provided.  There will be a 1-hour lunch break for those who wish to go off-site.  Feel free to bring your own lunch.  Refrigeration is limited. Microwave is available.

What is prohibited during the class?

The use of any electronic devices is not permitted during class time, unless required as part of the course. This includes texting, checking messages, note taking, incoming and outgoing class, or any activities not related to the instruction of the course content.

What is the attendance policy?

According to IREC policy, “Regular attendance means 100% attendance at all sessions of a live prelicense or continuing education (CE) course.”  A student who misses any portion (even a few minutes) of a course may not receive credit.  The Commission obligates instructors and course providers to monitor student attendance and strictly enforce this attendance policy.

Can I bring my child?

No. Please arrange for childcare ahead of each class.  No exceptions.  You will be turned away.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please direct all questions to the Education Director, Amanda Pannell at (208) 342-3585 or email

What’s the refund policy?

30 days prior to the first class for a full refund.

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