Affiliate Broker Donna Darnes Earns the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation

Affiliate Broker Donna Darnes Earns the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation

Ooltewah, TN: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services congratulates Affiliate Broker Donna Darnes for earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. Darnes currently works out of the Crye-Leike Ooltewah office located at 5913 Main St., Ste. 107, Ooltewah, Tennessee.

"Real Estate is my passion and learning more to help my clients achieve better success in the real estate endeavors makes it worthwhile," said Darnes. "My efforts are to give my clients 110% of the most competent and dedicated services and deliver to them outstanding results."

With the GRI designation, Darnes stands out amongst her peers as a real estate professional that can render broader and more effective services and elevate the standards of the real estate industry. Administered by the Tennessee Association of REALTORS®, her new designation will indicate to the public that she has obtained and fulfilled stringent requirements through completion of various real estate courses.

Darnes actively serves as a Chairperson for her local Realtor’s Grievance Committee. She is a lifetime member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club and a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Tennessee Association of REALTORS®, and the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland Association of REALTORS®.

Darnes is a current resident of Harrison, TN and is in her 12th year working in the real estate industry. A Lifetime Member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, she is licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia and serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in all of (and surrounding areas) of Hamilton county, and Catoosa and Walker counties in GA.

In addition to Darnes’s recent designation, she is also nationally recognized as a LeadingRE Relocation Specialist (LRS), At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Certification, Certified TREES Graduate(CTG), and e-PRO® certified, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and an Associates of Applied Science degree (AAS).

For further information about real estate in and around Hamilton County, contact REALTOR® Donna Darnes at (423)544-1906, or by email at You may also visit her website at

ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, 800 employees and 128 company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $6.5 billion in sales volume and 32,583 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2017 – its biggest year ever – and is on track to achieve the company’s goal of $6.8 billion in sales volume this year.