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Friday, January 29, 2010

California GRI classes for the week of Feb. 1

GRI Schedule

Anaheim - Feb 2 (Tue) - GRI #108 GRI Risk Managem...
San Jose - Feb 2 (Tue) - GRI #108 GRI Risk Managem...
Santa Rosa - Feb 5 (Fri) - GRI #107 Technology Appli...

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Credit Received From the GRI Series

GRI Questions
Successfully completing the California Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) series will allot each student 92 hours of GRI Designation and Continuing Education credit. A GRI completion certificate will be awarded and the continuing education credit obtained will satisfy the State of CA requirements for all salesperson and broker license renewals.

The CA GRI series consists of the 5 Mandated Courses and 9 Continuing Education Unit courses. The GRI program consists of the following:

#100 Agency Relationships, Duties and Disclosures (3 Hours, Agency-Mandated)
#101 Ethics, Professional Conduct and Legal Aspects (3 Hours, Ethics-Mandated)
#102 Trust Fund Management (3 Hours, Trust Funds-Mandated)
#104 Fair Housing (3 Hours, Fair Housing-Mandated)
#105 Legal Issues (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#106 Money Making Strategies for Success (8 Hours, Consumer Service)
#107 Technology Applications in Real Estate (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#108 GRI Risk Management (8 Hours, Risk Management-Mandated)
#109 Residential Real Estate Finance (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#110 Marketing, Financing and Managing Commercial Properties (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#111 Investment Property Analysis (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#112 Environmental Concerns, Construction Overview & Land Use (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#113 Real Property, Tax and Exchanging (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)
#114 Essential Concepts of the C.A.R Residential Purchase Agreement (8 Hours, Consumer Protection)

You may also download a PDF format of the GRI program and DRE Classification information.

Contact PRI at (888) 785-4800 or www.eDesignations.com to enroll or for more details

Friday, January 22, 2010

California GRI classes for the week of Jan. 25

GRI Schedule

Pleasanton - Jan 27 (Wed) - GRI #112 Environmental Co...
Bakersfield - Jan 27 (Wed) - GRI #113 Real Property, T...
Fresno - Jan 28 (Thu) - GRI #112 Environmental Co...
San Gabriel - Jan 29 (Fri) - GRI #108 GRI Risk Managem...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

California GRI classes for the week of Jan. 18

GRI Schedule

Thousand Oaks - Jan 21 (Thu) - GRI #105 Legal Issues...
Antioch - Jan 21 (Thu) - GRI #113 Real Property, T...
San Diego - Jan 22 (Fri) - GRI #109 Residential Real...

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Why Most Business Goals Fail

Michael Soon Lee by GRI Instructor Michael Soon Lee, MBA, CSP, CRS, GRI

Author: "111 Ways to Justify Your Commission" and "Black Belt Negotiating"

It's a sad fact that most business goals are never achieved. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

1. Not specific. Many of us set goals like, "Make a lot of money" or "Sell a lot of houses". How do you know when you've reached these goals? Set specific goals like "Gross $180,000 in commissions" or "Sell 30 homes" which enables you to track your progress both monthly and quarterly.

2. Unrealistic. Most of us in the real estate profession are optimists otherwise we'd have a regular 9-5 job with a guaranteed paycheck. While it's fine to be optimistic when setting goals you must also be realistic. If your goal is to gross $180,000 in a year but the most you've ever grossed is $80,000 is there some major change you are going to make in your business that will enable you to make such a drastic shift? Otherwise you may want to scale back your goal to perhaps $100,000.

3. No deadline. Many people have the goal of having $1 million in assets but don't have a deadline. If you earn $50,000 a year for 20 years you would have earned $1 million but you probably have much less than that in net worth. Setting a deadline is crucial in reaching your goals and it also enables you to track your progress.

4. No accountability. Probably the biggest dream-killer is not having someone else hold you accountable for making steady progress towards the achievement of your goals. Ask your broker, office manager, friend or significant other to periodically check-in to see how you''re doing in reaching your goals.

In my next blog I'll give you some ideas about how to develop accountability for your goals.

California GRI classes for the week of Jan. 11

GRI Schedule

Laguna Hills - Jan 12 (Tue) - GRI #113 Real Property, T...
San Luis Obispo - Jan 13 (Wed) - GRI #106 Money Making Str...
San Mateo - Jan 14 (Thu) - GRI #109 Residential Real...
Vista - Jan 14 (Thu) - GRI #105 Legal Issues...
Sacramento - Jan 14 (Thu) - GRI #114 Essential Concep...

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