Melissa Collins at Weichert, Realtors® – Market Edge Earns National GRI Designation

— Michele Watson

Melissa Collins

HARRISON, Ark. / Oct. 5, 2018 — Weichert, Realtors® – Market Edge, located in Harrison, is proud to announce that Melissa Collins was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation.
Collins is the principal broker of the Harrison-based Weichert® affiliate.
In completing the required curriculum, Collins joins other top Realtors in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation.
“I am truly honored to receive this designation from the highly-respected Realtor® Institute,” said Collins. “What I have learned from my time spent with their group, coupled with the resources provided by Weichert, helps me provide the highest level of real estate service to my clients.”
Collins earned the GRI designation by attending an intensive series of classes covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media.
GRI designees are members of the National Association of Realtors® who have obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base their services.
The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. Only members of the Realtor Association may earn the GRI designation. The Realtor Institute is more than 25 years old and has graduated thousands of Realtors nationally.
Weichert, Realtors® – Market Edge is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves all of the Ozark Mountains region surrounding the Harrison area.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Market Edge, located at 813 North Main Street in Harrison, contact Melissa Collins at 870-391-9500 or visit

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