Crye-Leike Agents Excel in Residential Brokerage

NASHVILLE, TENN. РCrye-Leike, Realtors announces that Connie Shelton and Steve Holeman, both of the Crye-Leike Murfreesboro-Church branch office, were 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. Graduation from the GRI program in Tennessee requires the successful completion of at least 90 hours of course work and five written examinations on various aspects of the courses taken.


A native of Rutherford County, Connie Shelton meets the needs of buyers and sellers in and around the Middle Tennessee area. She is a member of the National, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee Associations of Realtors and is involved with the Women’s Council of Realtors as the Secretary of the Middle Tennessee Chapter. She is also active on the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors Committee of Public Relations. Always striving to provide the most in customer service, Connie is currently continuing her education by pursuing her Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation.


Fellow Murfreesboro resident Steve Holeman provides professional real estate services to Rutherford County, as well as the surrounding counties of Davidson, Williamson and Bedford. He is also a member of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, serving on both the Public Relations and the Governmental


Affairs Committees. With a desire to develop in-step with technology, Holeman has also achieved the e-PRO designation, acknowledging him as an Internet Marketing Professional. He has ensured the same pledge for buyers by using and promoting Virtual Agent, which allows Crye-Leike? buyers to stay up to the minute on new listings and real estate activity.


The GRI program curriculum and standards are governed by the National Association of Realtors?, the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. Currently, approximately one in seven Realtors? in Tennessee hold the GRI designation, with several thousand having taken one or more courses in the program series.


Crye-Leike? (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South.¬† It has a network of over 3,000 sales associates and 95 corporate and franchise offices located in 53 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.¬† In 2005, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 34,039 closed transaction sides.