Crye-Leike Agent Excels in Residential Brokerage

Talbott, Tennessee – Crye*Leike First Choice announces that one of its sales associates, Kimberly Clark, has 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.

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. Of that total, there are 244 Crye-Leike sales associates who have attained the GRI designation.

Crye*Leike First Choice is one of 15 franchises of Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 26 years. Crye-Leike is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving the Southern Region of the United States.