Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education

What Do The Letters After Her Name Mean?



Realtor (R) Only half of all real estate agents are Realtors. The National Association of Realtors is America's largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. As a member, I am recognized as a real estate professional bound by the rules and ethics of this national trade organization


  Graduate of the Realtor Institute - GRI. This designation is obtained by attending a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction covering multiple aspects of the real estate industry.  There are 44,000 licensees in Illinois and only 3450 are GRI designees.

Illinois Association of Realtors - IAR. This trade organization is made up of 44,000 members entrusted with advancing the Illinois Real Estate industry and to provide the information and tools members need to succeed.


National designation assigned to Realtors who completed a course of study designed to give them a level of proficiency in working with clients over the internet. The course covers email, websites, virtual assistants, and other activities that are important to Realtors and their clients as they develop a relationship via the internet.