Crye-Leike Agents in Memphis Excel in Buyer Representation

Memphis, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that 85 of its sales associates have been awarded the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation in 2000 by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors. They join more than 23,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation, with 780 of those ABRs in Tennessee.

“Today’s real estate brokers and agents want to provide a full menu of services for their clients, whether they are buyers or sellers,” explains Terrace M. McDermott, president and chief executive officer of REBAC. “The ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue their education in the field of buyer representation, and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers.”

The requirements for this coveted designation include a comprehensive two-day course in buyer representation, a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation and practical experience in the field of buyer representation.

There were 52 Crye-Leike sales associates in the Greater Memphis area who earned the ABR designation. They are:

Bartlett residents Charles R. Carroll; Arleene S. Dick; Barbara Garrett; Patricia A. Johnson; Rita H. Percer; Jo Ann B. Scott and Carol A. Whaley;

Collierville residents Steve Kessler; Lori Duke; Debra P. Hood; Ann Maree Matthews; Joyce A. McKenzie; Pauline Podowiltz and Judy S. Skinta;

Cordova residents Angela Bisceglia; Patricia C. Brister; Betty Carter; Jeanie Costa; Fernando Fernandez; Abbey Garner; Cheryl A. Goodman; Robert J. Gorman and Cynthia Thomas-Murden;

Germantown residents Mary Baker; Suzanne M. Davey; Mark Duck; Marsha A. Fletcher; Marcia Hughes; William H. Mainord; Patti Masterson; Molly Plunk; Joy T. Shelley; Mary Ann Tapp, Don D. Varner and Glenda S. Wilkerson;

Memphis residents Brenda Cowan; Marsha Dayton; Janice M. Harbor; Cecelia Hendren; Marie E. Holland; Katie L. Houston; Judy McLellan; Crystal Mitchell; Terry Pera; Pam Phillips; Ronnie E. Raney; Elsie Ward; Erma Jean Williams; Penny C. Worley and Amanda Wright;

Millington residents Lupe Behrens and Bradley W. Merritt.

Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council ( was founded in 1988 and currently has more than 32,000 members in North America. The National Association of Realtors is the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing nearly 720,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Crye-Leike, Realtors, a full service independently owned and operated real estate company, is the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Mid-South. Among its 2,200 sales force, a total of 155 Crye-Leike sales associates hold the ABR designation. With over $3.3 billion in sales volume, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms and No. 3 among the nation’s largest 161 privately owned independent real estate companies, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends magazine.


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