BRENTWOOD, TN., - While he may still consider himself a newcomer to real estate sales, Don McConnell is behaving more like a veteran. He's become a student of the industry - striving to advance himself and his clients through education.

 

"Since I am relatively new in real estate I'm seeking to expand my knowledge of the industry through various education programs to broaden my ability to attract new clients," said McConnell. "By sharpening my skills, I can better serve my clients in buying or selling their home while minimizing the impact on them."

 

McConnell has been assisting clients as a licensed Realtor for the past three years - arguably in the midst of one of the most challenging economies and real estate markets in modern history.

 

With a ?can do' attitude - the former Healthways Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer is advancing on a steep learning curve.

 

After earning his Realtor Internet Professional e-PRO certification to gain more expertise about Internet business principles, McConnell set his sights on the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) certification. The National Realtor Association GRI program includes 90 hours of coursework on various topics such as marketing, servicing listed properties and real estate law.

 

"The education is particularly beneficial to me in a distressed sale situation, which we see more and more frequently now," said McConnell. "Our skills as Realtors are paramount in leading our clients through the process with as little emotional and financial impact as possible."

 

With his GRI, McConnell feels he's gaining the necessary awareness critical to anyone buying or selling in this challenging market. The rapidly evolving and changing standards and legal ramifications of every transaction have clearly given him the confidence to better serve his clients and customers.

 

"When any of us buy or sell our house, it is an emotional rollercoaster," said McConnell. "We have to position ourselves in such a way as not to add to the stress already present in a real estate transaction."

 

More about Crye-Leike Realtor Don McConnell

Crye-Leike Realtor Don McConnell is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee, assisting buyers and sellers primarily in and around Davidson and Williamson counties. He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a special focus on relocation. He is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

 

McConnell lives in Nashville and is based out of the Crye-Leike Brentwood - Old Hickory Blvd branch office located at 1187 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 200 in Brentwood, Tennessee.

 

For all your real estate needs and personal referrals you can contact Crye-Leike Realtor Don McConnell directly by phone at 615-594-6002, email: dm@donmcconnell.com and on the web at http://www.DonMcConnell.com.

 

About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation's 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.