PHOTO: Kristen Short, Managing Director of Education, CSRE and Business Specialties addresses the committee.
The Professional Development Committee met on Saturday during the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco. REALTOR® University Dean of Student Services reported that REALTOR® University has six graduates who will be recognized in a May ceremony in Chicago. Currently, there are 300 course takers and 70 students. Keep in mind, the average graduate real estate program national has 30-35 students.
Of those students, 40% are enrolled in the marketing program, 24% are on the commercial tract, and the remaining are in property management and evaluation.
No action items were brought from the committee to the leadership team.
After 2012’s GRI numbers of new students fell from 1,400 to around 5,000 in 2009, the professional development committee has been working seriously on revamping the GRI program to make it more salient for today’s REALTOR® education consumer.
November is Designation Awareness Month. Remember, REALTORS® who hold designations earn $27,600 more than REALTORS® who do not hold designations.