Crye-Leike Associate Mark Hamby Earns GRI Designation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that Mark Hamby 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.


Hamby is affiliated with the West Little Rock – Hinson Rd. branch office, located at 11719 Hinson Rd. Licensed as a real estate professional since 2004, Hamby specializes in residential real estate in the Metro Little Rock area and is skilled as a senior/retirement housing consultant. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, he spent 25 years working in the retail and service industry.


Interested buyers and sellers may contact Crye-Leike associate Mark Hamby at (501) 975-6700.


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 6th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 3,300 sales associates and 104 corporate and franchise offices located in 55 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.


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