GOODLETTSVILLE, TN.- Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Darla Nickens Hunley, ABR, recently earned the “Graduate REALTOR? Institute” (GRI) designation.


Agents with the GRI designation are nationally recognized as top performers in the real estate industry.  By attending the Realtor Institute program, Hunley studied marketing, ethics, contracts, finance, technology and other pertinent real estate topics.  The GRI program provides agents with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to the public and to prospective clients.  Successful graduation from the GRI program requires completion of 90 hours of course work and written examinations on various aspects of each of the five courses taken.


Since late fall of 2004, the native Tennessean has been a licensed Realtor? assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in the Middle Tennessee area.  Namely, Sumner, Davidson, Robertson, Wilson, and Montgomery counties.  Hunley specializes in residential real estate and is based out of Crye-Leike’s Goodlettsville office.


“I am a second generation Realtor who believes quality service is the foundation for a long and productive career in the real estate industry.” said Hunley.  “My mother, Dot Nickens, taught me the importance of not only being educated, but also living by the ?Golden Rule.’  It truly does make a difference.”


Hunley is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  In addition to her recently earned GRI designation, Hunley also holds the title of Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR).  She is past president of the Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce where she served as its President in 2006 and currently serves on the Civics Committee.


For all of your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Darla Nickens Hunley on her website:  www.DarlaHunley.com or by email: darla.hunley@crye-leike.com.


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, Realtors in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, is the nations 4th largest real estate company and has a network of more than 4,000 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.