DICKSON, TN, - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Realtor Michael L. Gilliland Sr. has earned his professional real estate designation as an "Accredited Buyer Representative" (ABR) designation. Michael is a licensed Affiliate Broker based out of the company's Dickson, Tennessee branch office located at 1904 Highway 46 S. in Dickson.


"I want to be able to help my clients in every way possible," said Michael. "The education and knowledge I received in obtaining the ABR designation will allow me to better serve my clients and meet all their real estate needs."


The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The designation is awarded to real estate agents who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria and is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). In order to be honored with this designation, Michael successfully completed a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty.


"In order to be a good agent in today's ever changing market, it's important for agents to stay current and continually learn and acquire more knowledge of the real estate industry," said Michael. "Providing excellent customer service to all my clients is my main goal, and keeping up-to-date on the market is the best way for me to meet that goal."


Michael is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, Cheatham, Williamson and Davidson counties. He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales and is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Michael was a Pilot for Petroleum Helicopters, INC. He served the company for 17 years. Michael lives in Dickson, Tennessee and is an active member of the Dickson Good Morning Rotary Club.


For all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Realtor Michael L. Gilliland, Sr. by phone at 615-519-6545, email: Michael.Gilliland@crye-leike.com and you can find him on the web at http://mlgilliland.crye-leike.com.


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 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 $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.