Crye*Leike’s Greg Maloof Excels in Residential Brokerage

Monteagle, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that one of its franchisees, Greg Maloof, has 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.

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.

A resident of Sewanee and New Jersey native, Maloof is managing broker and franchise owner of Crye*Leike 1st Realty in Monteagle which specializes in finding buyers for primary or secondary homes, retirement homes, land, commercial and investment real estate as well as property management and rentals.

Maloof has over 34 years of real estate experience.

Maloof is a member of the National, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee Associations of Realtors.

A member of the Chattanooga and Nashville Multiple Listing Service, Maloof also is an active member within his community. He is a member of the Monteagle Rotary Club, Sewanee Civic Association, Montagle Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Sewanee Utility District Adjustment and Complaint Board. Maloof is also a volunteer at Monteagle Elementary School, and a partner in education in Franklin County.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike’s franchise system in 2001, Maloof was owner and managing broker of Plateau Realty, Inc. in Monteagle.

Crye*Leike 1st Realty has a sales force of over four sales associates who serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in the counties of Marion, Franklin, Grundy and Coffee counties. Their office is located at the corner of Highway 41 and 41A in Monteagle, Tenn.

Crye*Leike 1st Realty is the exclusive real estate company for Cooley’s Rift, a gated community, located on Davey Crockett Highway 41 between Monteagle and Sewanee, which offers 80 residential lots on a mountaintop preserve within the Southern Cumberland Plateau. The developer is The Raoul Land Co. of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  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.  Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.66 billion and 24,953 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2003.

For further information, call Crye*Leike 1st Realty at 931/924-5100.