St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 22, 2016) – Danya Shankwitz and Linda McDonnell, Sales Executives with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group, have earned the prestigious Graduate, REALTOR Institute® (GRI) designation from the National Association of REALTORS®. Shankwitz and McDonnell are associated with the firm’s St. Petersburg office, located at 2300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg.
The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
Shankwitz and McDonnell earned the “Graduate REALTOR® Institute” (GRI) designation by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction.
GRI designees have learned the fundamentals of brokerage and other areas of real estate specialization. With this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, these REALTORS® can better serve prospective clients and customers. The GRI designation sets the individuals who have attained it apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services they provide and that they are a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
“I am very proud of Danya and Linda for further their real estate education and striving to learn more about their business and the real estate industry,” said Tracey Strube, Market President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group’s St. Petersburg office. “Having earned the GRI designation is a reflection of the quality of service they deliver as well as their commitment to providing as much valuable information as possible to their clients.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has 19 offices located throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk and Highlands counties. Locally owned and operated since 1959, the company offers residential, commercial, property management, relocation, home warranty, title, mortgage, and insurance services. For more information please visit the company website at www.bhhsfloridaproperties.com.
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