Crye-Leike’s Jim Bolen Excels in Residential Brokerage

Nashville, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that one of its sales associates, Jim Bolen, has been awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, a national professionally recognized designation administered by the Tennessee Association of Realtors, under the auspices of the National Association of Realtors.

Securing his GRI designation signifies that Bolen has received extensive classroom instruction in the various aspects of residential brokerage.

The GRI program provided Bolen the skills he needs to render greater and broader services to the public and to prospective clients. Through the GRI program, Bolen studied marketing, ethics, contracts, finance, technology and other real estate topics. Graduation from the GRI program in Tennessee requires successful completion of at least 90 hours of course work and five written examinations on the various aspects presented in the courses.

Bolen is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Brentwood East branch office, located at 5055 Maryland Way in Brentwood. As an affiliate broker, he serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Williamson County as well as in the surrounding counties of Davidson, Maury and Rutherford.

Bolen specializes in residential real estate as well as investment properties, commercial office buildings, vacation homes and meeting the real estate needs of first-time homebuyers.

Bolen is a member of the National, Tennessee, and Williamson County Associations of Realtors. He also is a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelors of science degree in accounting and ethics from Lipscomb University.

For real estate information, contact Jim Bolen of Crye-Leike, Realtors at 615/373-3513.

The GRI program curriculum and standards are governed by the National Association of Realtors, the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing over 1 million 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 28 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.