Crye-Leike Agents in Chattanooga Excel in Residential Brokerage

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that four of its sales associates recently were awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Tennessee Association of Realtors. They are: Rosezella Crabtree, Marie King, Eppy Green and Frances Hayes Burns.

The GRI designation, under the auspices of the National Association of Realtors, is a national professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in various aspects of residential brokerage.

Through the Realtor Institute program, real estate professionals study marketing, ethics, contracts, finance, technology and other real estate topics. 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 successful completion of at least 90 hours of course work and five 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 over 750,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. More than 35,000 Realtors in North America hold the GRI designation. Currently, over 3,000 Realtors? in Tennessee have earned the GRI designation, with several thousand more having taken one or more courses in the program series.

About Award Winners.

Rosezella Crabtree, an affiliate broker, is listing and selling residential properties to buyers and sellers in McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties. She is a member of the River Counties Association of Realtors and has been a licensed Realtor for seven years.

A resident of Athens, Crabtree has been awarded several honors for her recent achievements. She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, which recognizes Crabtree’s outstanding sales performance while maintaining a strict code of ethics and professionalism.  She also holds the coveted accredited buyer representative designation (ABR), the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

Within her community, Crabtree is actively involved with the Athens Chapter of Pilot International, a national civic organization with 22 chapters in Tennessee that raises funds for brain-related disorders. She served as Pilot International’s Tennessee district governor in 1999 – 2000. She has served as site committee chairperson for Habitat for Humanity in Athens. Crabtree also is a member and past president of Business Network International (BNI), Athens Chapter, a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per profession to join a chapter.

Eppy Green, an affiliate broker, is listing and selling residential properties to buyers and sellers in Hamilton, Bradley and Catoosa, Ga. Counties. A resident of Collegedale, she also holds the coveted accredited buyer representative designation (ABR), the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike in 1996, Green lived overseas for 20 years with her husband as missionaries. Upon returning to the United States, she worked for six years as a registered nurse before becoming a full-time Realtor.

Marie King, an affiliate broker, is marketing residential properties to buyers and sellers in the Greater Chattanooga area and North Georgia. A resident of Hixson, she also holds the coveted accredited buyer representative designation (ABR), the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

She is an active member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors where she currently is chairperson of its Environmental Committee and a member of its Public Relations Committee. King also is a member of Business Network International (BNI), Hixson Chapter, a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per profession to join a chapter.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike in 1999, King was in retail sales and management for three years.

Frances Hayes Burns, an affiliate broker, is listing and selling residential and relocation properties to buyers and sellers in McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Monroe counties.

A native of Athens and a resident of Etowah, Burns is an active member of River Counties Association of Realtors where she serves on its Grievance, Attendance and Adapt-a-School committees.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike in 1998, Burns was a customer service representative for five years with Comcast Cable.

About Crye-Leike.    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. Among its 2,200 sales force, Crye-Leike has a total of 203 sales associates who hold the GRI designation.

Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has over 275 sales associates located in eight branch offices in four counties within the Greater Chattanooga area: Bradley, Hamilton, and McMinn counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia. Three Crye-Leike franchise offices are located in Meigs County, Roane County and Rhea County. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 2,690 units in 2001 with a sales volume of over $322 million.

 

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