BRENTWOOD, Tenn.- The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) recently announced that Michele Barnes of Crye-Leike, Realtors, has received her broker's license after successfully passing the real estate broker licensure examination.


To become eligible for the examination, Barnes met strict experience and education requirements as a broker candidate. Broker candidates must have held an active license as an affiliate broker for a minimum specified period and must have successfully completed 120 classroom hours of real estate education, 30 hours of which must be an office or brokerage management course taken at a TREC approved school.


A real estate professional for 12 years, Barnes first joined Crye-Leike in 1994 working as a Crye-Leike sales associate before joining the Relocation Department nine years ago. She is the current Corporate Homes Manager for Relocation Services, and will now serve as the Referral Center Broker for all of Middle Tennessee. In addition to her broker's license, Barnes holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation.


Crye-Leike? (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation's 6th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South. It has a network of over 3,000 sales associates and 100 corporate and franchise offices located in 53 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi. In 2005, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 34,039 closed transaction sides.