Graduating Class of Crye-Leike in Memphis focuses on Premier Properties

Memphis, Tenn. – A total of 17 Crye-Leike sales associates in Memphis recently completed a highly-specialized training course on marketing premier properties valued at $400,000 or more. The two-day course included segments on architecture, custom construction, insurance, appraisal and finance issues. Also included were on-site consultations with interior and exterior design and engineering professionals as well as a bus tour through historic neighborhoods that focused on architecture and history.

“We know from Multiple Listing Service records in the Memphis area that Crye-Leike handled three times more transactions than our nearest competitor in the $400,000 plus price range in calendar year 1999,” said Steve Brown, vice president and general manager of Crye-Leike Inc. in Memphis. “This course provides Crye-Leike’s sales associates with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to the public and to prospective clients in this high end market.”

Guest speakers included: custom builder Hank Akers; architect Mark Jones of Looney, Ricks, Kiss; appraiser Robert Stephenson, MAI, of Stephenson and Associates; Lisa Reid, vice president of 1st Trust Mortgage; and Lynn Alford of Crye-Leike Insurance.

Those Crye-Leike sales associates who joined the 126 graduates from the real estate company’s continuing education program on marketing premier properties were:

Cyndi Craft of Crye-Leike’s Bartlett – Summer Oaks branch office;

Carole Ann Burns of Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch office;

Mickey Brown, Judy Harrell and Don Varner, all of Crye-Leike’s Germantown – Exeter branch office;

Mary Jeffrey of Crye-Leike’s Germantown – Poplar branch office;

Marsha Dayton, Betty A. Dunn, Barbara Huntzicker, Lolly Jones, Tim Jones, Stanley Mills, Carol Nabors, Mandy Rodgers, Clara Yerger and Rosemarie Yoon, all from Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office in East Memphis; and

Catherine G. Thomas of Crye-Leike’s Whitehaven branch office.

Crye-Leike ( , the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has over 2,200 sales associates who operate in 45 branch offices, located in 17 counties and six regional areas, Arkansas, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis, Mississippi and Nashville. Crye-Leike also has six franchise offices in New Albany, Oxford and Tupelo, Miss., Blytheville, Ark. and Monteagle and Pickwick Dam, Tenn. As an independent and privately held company, it attained record sales of $3.3 billion corporatewide in 1999, ranking it No. 10 in the nation among the top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.