Crye-Leike Agents in Nashville Area Excel in Residential Brokerage

Nashville, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that five of its sales associates have been awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Tennessee Association of Realtors, under the auspices of the National Association of Realtors. The GRI designation is a national professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in various aspects of residential brokerage.

Those Crye-Leike sales associates who have attained the GRI designation are:

Terrence DeBaets who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office;

Larry McFarland who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Clarksville – St. Bethlehem branch office;

Mindy Hill who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Franklin-Cool Springs branch office; and,

Cindy Perling and Candie Worsham, both affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Green Hills branch office.

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.

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. Among its 2,300 sales force, Crye-Leike has a total of 213 sales associates who hold the GRI designation. Crye-Leike has a network of 63 branch and franchise offices located in 32 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.


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