GRI Society

GRI Society of San Antonio is one of the most widely recognizable designations available to real estate professionals nationwide.

2023 Leadership




President- Elect

Crystal Green, REALTOR® GRI, MRP, SFR  



Debra Sackett, REALTOR® GRI, SFR 


Member at Large

Sheba Chambers-Ramos, REALTOR® GRI, SRS


Director of Membership

Tonya Stuart


Immediate Past-President

Alishia Ritchey, REALTOR® GRI, TRLP Alumni, SRS, ABR and MRP


GRI stands for Graduate, REALTOR® Institute. GRI is one of the most widely recognized designations available to real estate professional nationwide, and only those REALTORS® who successfully complete all three GRI courses have the privilege of joining the prestigious group of REALTORS® Institute graduates. In Texas, we’re constantly updating and improving the GRI program to give you the best real estate training available.

Why should you become a GRI?

Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, a salesperson or a broker, whether you live in the big city or in the country, the GRI designation will give you the edge you need to survive and thrive. 


What are the benefits?

"The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.

New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism." NAR 2020

Get the latest training:

The GRI program in Texas is fresh, exciting and relevant to today’s real estate marketplace. GRI training is an important key to your ultimate success in real estate.

Earn extra credit:

Each GRI course earns you 30 hours of core credit toward your Salesperson Annual Education (SAE) or broker’s license. Alternatively, each GRI course counts for 10 hours of Continuing Education (MCE) credit.  For more information, contact the REALTOR® Academy at (210) 593-1275 or

Stand out in the crowd:

Your GRI designation lets clients and customers know you have the “professional edge” - that you believe in continuing education and are a leader in real estate business. And, both NAR and Texas REALTORS® provide extra recognition for GRI designees.

Network with the best:

You’re meeting the cream of the crop in the industry – fellow Texas REALTORS® whom you can trust with a referral and who will remember your professionalism the next time they’re ready to make a referral. What’s more, you’ll be eligible to join the GRI Society and continue receiving bi-monthly education, gain additional visibility and networking opportunities.

Higher Earnings:

The median income of GRI designees in 2012 was $61,000, compared to the median income of non-designees of $33,500, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (Source:  2013 NAR Member Profile).  


Do I have to have the GRI designation to be a member of the GRI Society?

No. You do not have to have your GRI to be a member. To be eligible for the GRI Society, you must have completed at least 1 of the 3 GRI courses and also be in good standing with the Board of REALTORS®.

I earned the GRI Designation. Does that mean I am a member of the GRI Society?

No. The GRI Society is an optional membership. We offer the opportunity to surround yourself with learning-based REALTORS® in an educational and social environment. The REALTORS® that pursue the GRI are the cream of the REALTOR® population. By gathering every other month, we recalibrate our vision for excellence and success.

Join us

Become a member today! Enjoy brunch with us every other month and network with professionals in your industry. 

Great Reasons to Be a Member

1. Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for Real Estate in our region.

2. Bi-monthly Education:   Industry Speakers provide information to use in your business

3. Networking: Our society is made up of a diverse group of active industry professionals of all experience levels.

4. Affiliation: Texas REALTORS® and SABOR.

5. Leadership Opportunities: You are provided opportunities to learn and practice leadership and meeting management skills that you may need for your resume', professional growth or self-promotion.  

6. Recognition: You can be recognized or can recognize your colleagues for their achievements in Real Estate.  Some of our heroes work right next to us every day!

7. Empowerment: You are part of a larger community.  You are empowered to get involved in issues that affect your personal and professional communities and your quality of life.


Contact to join the GRI Society.  Membership dues are $35.

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