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Michael Manning receives national Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – November 7, 2018 – Baldwin REALTORS® and the Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is pleased to announce that one of its members, Michael Manning, recently completed the final course of the Alabama REALTOR® Institute. Manning is a REALTOR® with Gulf Coast Brokers in Orange Beach.

By successfully completing all REALTOR® Institute courses, a student is awarded the nationally 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.

“Baldwin REALTORS® supports professionalism in their members,” said Sheila Dodson, CEO of the association, “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 Baldwin REALTORS®

Baldwin REALTORS® is the source for real estate in Southern Alabama. We provide resources, education and tools to over 2,000 professionals across the region. We work to protect the interests of property owners, and our members serve buyers and sellers as REAL Advocates, Advisors, and Experts. REALTORS® agree to abide by a strict code of ethics and are held to a high ethical standard by their peers through their association membership. The term REALTOR® is a federally-registered trademark owned by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and denotes membership in the non-profit Association.