Minnesota REALTOR® Valentin Huerta Earns National GRI Designation

— Michele Watson

WOODBURY, Minn. / Aug. 3, 2020 – Minnesota REALTOR® Valentin Huerta was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Huerta, of Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage with locations in Wayzata and Woodbury, joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation.

Valentin Huerta

Huerta earned the GRI designation by attending a specific, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media.
“I am committed to providing the highest level of professional service to my clients,” said Huerta. “By earning the GRI designation, I have secured a strong educational foundation of knowledge and skills that will allow me to better navigate the real estate market and better serve prospective clients and customers.”
The national Graduate REALTOR® 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, which indicates to the public that the designation holders are members of the National Association of REALTORS® who have obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base their services. The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS® nationally.
“We are proud of Valentin for this achievement,” said Mark LaQua, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage. “The GRI designation is proof that a REALTOR has pursued an extra measure of knowledge about the real estate industry and is serious about providing top level service to their clients.”
Additional information about the Institute and other educational opportunities for professional real estate agents may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® at 800-862-6097 or under “Designations”.
Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage, MN is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The company has two offices serving Wayzata, Woodbury and surrounding areas.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage located at 1908 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 110 in Wayzata and 710 Commerce Drive, Suite 180 in Woodbury, contact Mark LaQua at 612-669-6526 or visit

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