Crye-Leike Associate Sandy Phillips Earns both GRI and ABR Designations

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that the National Association of Realtors has awarded associate Sandy Phillips both the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) and the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designations.


Phillips is affiliated with the Athens branch office, located at 580 South Congress Parkway. Licensed as a real estate professional since 1999, Phillips specializes in residential, relocation, and farm and land real estate in the counties of McMinn, Monroe, Megis and Polk. She is a member of the National, Tennessee and Knoxville Area Associations of Realtors, as well as the Crye-Leike Mutli-Million Dollar Club (MMDC). In addition to the GRI and ABR designations, Phillips has obtained her broker’s license.


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.


Requirements for the ABR designation include a comprehensive two-day training course in buyer representation and a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation, as well as having practical experience in the field of buyer representation.


Interested buyers and sellers may contact Crye-Leike associate Sandy Phillips at (423) 746-0227.


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.