Crye-Leike Agents in the Greater Memphis Region Excel in Residential Brokerage

Memphis, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that 16 of its sales associates have been awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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.

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

Gloria Payne who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Austin Peay branch office;

Nelda Church, Deb Esposito, Cindy Lesley and Beverly Michalek, all affiliated with Crye-Leike Collierville branch office;

Delois Colvin and Robert Grayer, both affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Hickory Ridge branch office;

Sherry Harbur, Bert Herring and Molly Plunk, all affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Germantown Poplar branch office;

Jackie Alexander, Felix Bishop and Don Cockroft Jr., all affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office;

Susan East who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Southaven, Miss. branch office;

Anita Bell, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s West Memphis, Ark. branch office; and,

Landra Pryor who is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Whitehaven 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 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 (, a full service real estate company for 26 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving the Southern Region of the United States.  It has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 68 branch and franchise offices located in 36 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.