Crye-Leike Agents in Greater Nashville Area Claim Coveted ABR Status

Nashville, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that 12 of its sales associates in the Greater Nashville area have been awarded the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors. The ABR designation is the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation

Those Crye-Leike sales associates who secured their ABR designation are:

Kelley J. Snead who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Brentwood East branch office in Brentwood, Tenn.;

Larry Carroll who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Clarksville – Sango branch office and Larry McFarland who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Clarksville – St. Bethlehem branch office, both located in Clarksville, Tenn.;

Janet M. Gonzalez who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office in Columbia, Tenn.;

Craig M. Feldner who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Franklin – Cool Springs branch office in Franklin, Tenn.;

Nancy D. Hobbs and Jim McCain, both affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Goodlettsville branch office in Goodlettsville, Tenn.;

Karen Moore, Mary “Candie” Worsham and Michael Worsham, all affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Green Hills branch office in Nashville, Tenn.;

Jim Watlington of Crye-Leike’s Murfreesboro branch office in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and,

Scott Hudgens who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office in Smyrna, Tenn.

The ABR designation demonstrates to clients that agents have taken steps to continue their education in the field of buyer representation and have the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers.

The requirements for this coveted designation include a comprehensive two-day course in buyer representation, a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation and practical experience in the field of buyer representation.

Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council ( has more than 32,000 members in North America who have earned the ABR designation. Of that total, there are 1,498 ABRs in Tennessee with 327 of those ABRs who are affiliated with Crye-Leike, Realtors.

The National Association of Realtors is the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing nearly 720,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Crye-Leike (, 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. It has a network of over 2,300 sales associates and 63 branch and franchise offices located in 32 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.95 billion and 20,768 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2001.


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