Dickson Realtor Obtains Broker License To Maintain High Standards

DICKSON, TN., – In a housing market that everyday seems to bring both hardship and opportunity, those in the business of real estate seem to have little choice but to face the challenges head on.  Crye-Leike’s Michael L. Gilliland has clearly chosen the later as he recently obtained his Tennessee Broker license.


“This was the next logical step for me in an industry that requires high standards of performance, knowledge and ethics,” said Gilliland.  “Real estate laws and principles are continually changing and the professional real estate agent must be willing to continually pursue the educational opportunities that are readily available in order to keep up with this ever changing industry.”


The majority of licensed Realtors in Tennessee go their entire careers without an advanced Broker license – many with long and successful careers.  Gilliland doesn’t believe minimum standards are enough.


“I see current continuing education requirements as an opportunity to review, update and maintain a level of professionalism and performance that’s an absolute must in this industry,” said Gilliland.  “The professional real estate agent has an obligation to his or her client to provide the highest level of performance in the course of their relationship. Our clients and customers require it and deserve it.”


Before obtaining his Broker license Gilliland pursued continuing education to become an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and is a Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI).


“Continuing education courses are to me one of the best and most enjoyable ways of maintaining my currency in real estate matters,” said Gilliland. “The classroom environment allows exceptional opportunities for interaction with others and the opportunity to discuss different points of view and to ?pick the brain of the pro’ who is instructing the class.”


Considering the busy lives that many in the real estate professional lead, Gilliland points out that many Realtors have online courses, sales meetings, professional speaker opportunities and industry publications available to them to keep current.


“There are many ways for people in our business and most other professions to increase their base of knowledge,” said Gilliland. “The whole point is this? know your job and be professional.”


More About Broker Michael L. Gilliland Sr.

Crye-Leike Broker Michael L. Gilliland Sr. is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers primarily in Dickson, Hickman, Cheatham and Humphreys counties. He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a special focus on farm, land and condominiums. Gilliland is based out of the Crye-leike Dickson, Tennessee branch office located at 1904 Highway 46 South.


Gilliland is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). With GNAR he served on the Education Committee in 2009 and in 2007 he was honored with an Education Achievement Award.


Prior to his career in real estate, Gilliland was a Helicopter Pilot with Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. for 17 years and served in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring with the rank of Major.


Community service is very important to Gilliland who is the President Elect of the Dickson Good Morning Rotary Club.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals contact Crye-Leike, REALTORS Broker Michael L. Gilliland Sr. directly by phone at 615-519-6545, email: michael.gilliland@crye-leike.com and on the web at http://mmm.mlgilliland.crye-leike.com.


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.