Miller and Knodel receive national Graduate, REALTORŪ Institute designation

Monday, October 2, 2017

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – September 27, 2017 – The Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) and the Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is pleased to announce that two of its members, Patsy Miller and Paula Knodel, recently completed the final course of the Alabama REALTOR® Institute.

By successfully completing all REALTOR® Institute courses, a student is awarded the national recognized Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

With 60 hours of real estate instruction, including such topics as Working with Buyers, Working with Sellers, Professionalism, Accountability & Development, Real Estate Contracts, and Real Estate Technology, the designation is awarded exclusively to REALTORS®. Less than 15% of all members of the REALTOR® organization attain this designation.

“Education is always a good idea, especially in real estate,” said Miller. “I strive to give more than one expects, and education is something I give myself that also benefits others. The GRI classes were excellent.”

Sheila Dodson, CEO of BCAR, stated, “BCAR supports professionalism in their members, and programs such as GRI is an excellent foundation.”

The Alabama GRI program is offered throughout the state by the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, and is approved and certified by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the nation’s largest trade organization, with a membership of some 800,000. For more information on the Alabama Graduate REALTOR® Institute, visit


About BCAR

The Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is a professional trade association supporting the success and advancement of over 1,700 REALTORS® in the Baldwin County area. BCAR supports members through professional education, peer networking, and MLS services. We work for the protection of private property ownership and promote the work of our members in the local community. REALTORS® are held to a high standard of conduct by their peers and the National Association of REALTORS® code of ethics.