GRAR Designations and Certifications
International Real Estate Practitioner (IREP)
This certification program is offered by GRAR to assist its REALTOR members in enhancing their services to international buyers and sellers. These types of transactions are typically different and more complex than domestic transactions. Global business includes transactions with foreign nationals, immigrant clients, buyers with extended family abroad, employees of foreign corporations, multilingual families, and other groups residing in communities in every state. Members who have received IREP certification have undergone specialized training in cultural diversity, international financing, immigration law, taxation law, and more. Only those who have completed six sessions of study focusing on these areas are entitled to use the International Real Estate Practitioner name and logo.
Society of Distinguished Real Estate Professionals (SODREP)
This award is presented to GRAR REALTOR® members as a once-in-a-lifetime award. Members are eligible when they have maintained ten years continuous membership in GRAR, served their community for three or more years, closed a minimum of 15 million dollars in sales (over a ten year period), earned and maintained two MAR/NAR educational designations, are actively involved politically and have served five or more years on a GRAR committee or on the Board of Directors.