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.
Master of Brokerage Principles (MBP)
This certification is presented to GRAR REALTOR® members who have completed enhanced education specifically aimed at the Designated REALTOR, owner or manager of our brokerage firms whose role is much more complex than that of a salesperson. Members who have received this certification have undergone specialized management training in best practices, key issues facing broker/owners such as office policy manuals, E&O claims, LARA audits, trust accounts, ABAs, cyber security, fraud protection, supervisory issues, and more.
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 MR/NAR educational designations, are actively involved in politics and have served five or more years on a GRAR committee or on the Board of Directors.