Name: TRI, Inc.
Co-owners: Bill and Sue Tate
Location: 553 W. Main St., Tupelo
No. of employees: 31
How long in business: 41 years
TRI brings almost 300 years of experience in selling, buying and renting real estate throughout Northeast Mississippi to its customers.
TRI is actually three different organizations: TRI, Inc./Better Homes and Gardens, a full-service real estate service; TRI Rentals; and Jeff Short Appraisal Service. The real estate agency includes 16 fulltime marketing agents and coordinators, while the organization also employs seven rental and sales staff as well as eight maintenance and on-site employees.
That means that a staff of sales agents with combined experience of 293 years are ready to service all your real estate needs. The agents hold professional designations ranging from certified residential specialist to accredited buyer representative, and hold membership in organizations ranging from the Northeast Miss. Board of Realtors to the Employee Location Council.
TRI already has a strong customer base in North Mississippi. In fact, during October almost 30 percent of all the Multiple Listing Service properties sold were sold by TRI, although there are more than 27 offices belonging to the Multiple Listing Service.