Realtor Mary Carlson Earns GRI Designation

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mary Carlson
Mary Carlson

After 12 years of helping hundreds of home buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs, realtor Mary Carlson has another great accomplishment to add to her list of career achievements

Ms. Carlson completed all of the training and 90 hours of classroom instruction to earn her professional real estate designation as a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). Realtors with the GRI designation receive training and advice on several real estate topics to better serve and protect their clients. The GRI training program provides real estate agents with a specialized education that helps them to advise and assist their clients with contracts and negotiation, finance options, marketing, laws and ethics and everything that’s involved with successfully buying or selling a home.

“As a realtor, I have the opportunity to help my clients make one of the most important financial and emotional decisions they will make in their lives,” said Ms. Carlson. “It’s important for me to say up-to-date on the real estate industry and local market, so I’m very excited to have completed the GRI course to earn my first real estate designation. I now look forward to earning other designations and taking other courses to enhance my education and business and to better assist my clients.”

Ms. Carlson is a licensed realtor in Tennessee and Georgia assisting buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton, Catoosa and Walker counties. She specializes in working with residential real estate sales, veterans and VA loans, investor and investment properties, and first-time homebuyers. She is a member of the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

“I have had the opportunity over the last twelve years to meet some wonderful people in my career as a real estate professional and look forward to meeting and helping many more people achieve their real estate goals and dreams,” she said. “My job is very rewarding and it’s great to receive calls from past clients who want to refer someone to me. Many of my clients become friends to me and I assure them that their friends or relatives they refer to me will get the same personal service and prompt attention.”

Ms. Carlson is based out of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office where she’s a consistent top producer and member of the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dolllar Club. She serves on the board of directors from the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors and as a volunteer for the Red Cross.


Crossville RV Community Development Set To Exceed $44 Million In Housing Values

The Gardens RV Villages, a luxury housing development specializing in sales to retiring RV owners, announced the results of a recent analysis of property values. The survey shows the appraised value of the Tennessee-based community of 170-plus homes located on 60 acres within the city limits of Crossville to be in excess of $32 million. Based upon current averages, the estimated ... (click for more)

The Enclave At East Hamilton To Host 2 Community Meetings

Bassam Issa of the ANT Group announced plans for two additional meetings with members of the East Brainerd community to receive input on the proposed Enclave at East Hamilton project.  He noted that meetings have taken place with residents at Emerald Valley and Windstone neighborhoods as well as at two additional public meetings.  The project under discussion is ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Stops Erlanger Foreclosure Of Hutcheson Hospital

In a ruling Friday, a Federal Court Judge in Rome agreed with Hutcheson Medical Center and Regions Bank to grant the request for an injunction, effectively stopping the foreclosure efforts of Erlanger Health System against Hutcheson. In stopping the foreclosure set for next Tuesday, the judge held that the public interest in keeping the hospital doors open was “insurmountable.”  ... (click for more)

Mediated Resolution Reached In TVA Kingston Lawsuits

A mediated global resolution has been achieved in 63 lawsuits pending in U.S. District Court involving more than 850 plaintiffs asserting claims against the Tennessee Valley Authority arising from the 2008 ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant. The resolution, outlined in documents submitted Friday to the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, comes after nearly two years of ... (click for more)

A Tennessee Transplant's Thoughts On Age And Politics - And Response

I have read several opinions favoring the job performance of Representative Fleischmann as well the apparent disdain that they have for his challenger and his age.  I must disclose that unfortunately, I am unable to cast a vote in the 3rd District Republican primary.  I will however always be a Chattanoogan.  As a result, I feel more engaged in East Tennessee politics ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Orchids And Onions

With record low temperatures being recorded around the South, I didn’t know what I’d find in my garden on the first day of August but – sure enough -- there is a profusion of orchids and onions. The start of college football will be later this month and, with the chilly mornings, fall practice is a far cry from what it will be when the sweltering heat comes back next week. Here’s ... (click for more)