Local Realtor Earns Professional Designation

Local realtor Hannah Johnson was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

Johnson, of Carriage Realty, Inc. in Lake Elmo, joins other top realtors in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation.

“The real estate industry is so complex and is always changing, which is why I wanted to expand my knowledge and expertise to better serve my clients,” said Johnson. “I want to be the agent who never stops learning and goes beyond what’s required of me, and that’s what I believe this designation represents.”

Johnson 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.

With this achievement, Johnson has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation of knowledge and skills to better navigate the real estate market and serve prospective clients and customers.

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.