Crye-Leike Agents in Nashville Excel in Residential and Non-Residential Brokerage

Nashville, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that 53 of its sales associates have been awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation in 2000 by the Realtor Institute of the National Association of Realtors. They join more than 23,000 Realtors in North America who hold the GRI designation. Currently, over 4,500 Realtors in Tennessee hold the GRI designation, with several thousand having taken one or more courses in the program series.

There were 26 Crye-Leike sales associates in the Greater Nashville area who recently earned their GRI, a nationally-recognized professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in residential and non-residential brokerage. They are:

Caroline Beavers and Laura Scott, both of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood East branch office;

James Heidenway, Connie Jenkins, Tawana McMeen, Crystal Mitchell, Bob Saylors, all of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office;

Myra J. Karlson, Susan McKinney, Nita Michie, Donna Odle and Wendy L. Tomme, all of Crye-Leike’s Franklin office;

Joyce Chambers and Marilyn Strutton, both of Crye-Leike’s Green Hills office;

Beverly Hills and Bob Rose, both of Crye-Leike’s Hermitage- Andrew Jackson branch office;

Dan Blake, James T.  Harvey, Nancy J. Oberti and Scott Porter, both of Crye-Leike’s Lebanon branch office;

Don Taylor and Cathy P. Wood, both of Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet branch office;

Barbara McGee and Pat Sidebottom, both of Crye-Leike’s Murfreesboro branch office;

Ron Harmon of Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office; and,

Lela McKnight of Crye-Leike’s Springfield branch office.

Through the Realtor Institute program, real estate professionals study marketing, ethics, contracts, construction, appraisal, finance and other topics in residential and non-residential brokerage. The GRI program provides real estate professionals with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to the public and to prospective clients. Successful graduation from the GRI program in Tennessee requires completion of 96 hours of course work and eight written examinations on various aspects of the courses taken.

The GRI program curriculum and standards are governed by the National Association of Realtors, the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing nearly 720,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.  In Tennessee, this program was first offered in 1966 and is administered by the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation, Inc. Courses of the Realtor Institute are offered statewide and sponsored by local boards of Realtors.

Crye-Leike, Realtors ( is the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Mid-South. Among its 2,200 sales force, a total of 155 Crye-Leike sales associates hold the GRI designation. With over $3 billion in sales volume, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends magazine. Crye-Leike offers a full range of real estate and related services: an insurance division, a commercial property division, a property leasing and management company, a home improvement division, a title company, an auction division, a relocation services company, a franchise division, premier properties division and new homes division.


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