Jonathan Bennett receives national Graduate, REALTORŪ Institute designation

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – January 23, 2018 – The Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) and the Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is pleased to announce that one of its members, Jonathan Bennett, recently completed the final course of the Alabama REALTOR® Institute. Bennett is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Meyer Real Estate in Gulf Shores.

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.

“BCAR supports professionalism in their members,” said Sheila Dodson, CEO of BCAR, “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 1,900 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.