Evelyn Lively Excels in Residential and Non-Residential Brokerage
Chattanooga, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors? announces that its sales associate Evelyn Lively, ABR has been awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Realtor? Institute of the National Association of Realtors?. She joins more than 24,000 Realtors? in North America who hold the GRI designation, a nationally-recognized professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in residential and non-residential brokerage. Currently, over 4,700 Realtors in Tennessee hold the GRI designation, with several thousand having taken one or more courses in the program series.
Lively is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office in Chattanooga. She is an accredited buyer representative who excels in buyer representation. Professionally, Lively is an active member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors? where she has served on its Professional Development and Member Services committees.
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 (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,200 sales associates and 54 branch and franchise offices located in 26 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.