David Jones Excels in Residential and Non-Residential Brokerage

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors? announces that sales associate David Jones has been awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Realtor? Institute of the National Association of Realtors?. He 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.

Jones is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office in Chattanooga. He is an accredited buyer representative (ABR) who excels in real estate buyer representation.  Jones markets his sales services to Hamilton and surrounding counties.  He is a member of the National, Tennessee and Chattanooga Associations of Realtors.

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 for 25 years, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Its 56 branch and franchise offices are located in 25 counties throughout a five-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Among its 2,200 sales force, Crye-Leike has a total of 176 sales associates who hold the GRI designation. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.

Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has nine branch and franchise offices in five counties within the Greater Chattanooga area: Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn and Meigs counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia. Branch and franchise offices are conveniently located in Athens, downtown Chattanooga, Cleveland, Decatur, East Brainerd, Hixson, Kingston, Morristown, Signal Mountain and Soddy-Daisy, including Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sales associates within the Chattanooga area currently total over 255. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 2,210 units in 2000 with a sales volume of $255 million.


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