Shirly Chandler Excels in Residential and Non-Residential Brokerage

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors? announces that Shirly Chandler of Crye-Leike’s Soddy Daisy branch office was awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Realtor Institute of the National Association of Realtors?. The GRI designation is a nationally recognized professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in residential and non-residential brokerage.

Chandler, who specializes in residential real estate, also holds the accredited buyer representative designation (ABR) which demonstrates to clients that she excels in real estate buyer representation.

She has received several achievement awards, including the 2000 National Sales Award from Realty Alliance as well as being inducted as a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, a membership of over 560 sales associates recognized for outstanding sales performance while maintaining a strict code of ethics and professionalism.

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. There are more than 24,000 Realtors in North America who hold the GRI designation. Currently, over 4,700 Realtors? in Tennessee hold the GRI designation, with several thousand having taken one or more courses in the program series.

Crye-Leike, Realtors ( is the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Mid-South. Among its 2,200 sales force, a total of 168 Crye-Leike sales associates hold the GRI designation. Crye-Leike is ranked No. 13 among the nation’s top 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms and No. 8 among the nation’s 136 largest privately owned and independent firms.

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