Crye-Leike Agents in Memphis Excel in Real Estate Buyer Representation

Memphis, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that 149 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 988 of those ABRs in Tennessee.

There were 34 Crye-Leike sales associates in the Greater Memphis and Mississippi areas who recently earned their ABR designation. Those in the Greater Memphis area are:

Cindi Baker and Gary Rabideau, both of Crye-Leike’s Bartlett-Summer Oaks branch office, along with Yonna Shemwell of Crye-Leike’s Bartlett-Stage Road branch office;

Lauren Criswell, Tommie C. Criswell, Rita Hallum, Selina Smith and Cynthia M. Swift, all of Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch office;

Orville D. Mullins of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office;

H. Marie Babb, Michael Greenwald, Linda Johnson, Myra Jo Quinley and Sandy Smith, all of Crye-Leike’s Germantown – Poplar branch office, along with Stacy Elliott of Crye-Leike’s Germantown – Exeter branch office;

Bunnie J. Fields of Crye-Leike’s Hickory Ridge branch office;

Robert “Felix” Bishop, Nancy C. Cooper, Carole M. Hinely, Laurel Jones, Tim Jones, Bonnie R. Patton and Carole S. Pleasants, all of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office; and,

Angella Battle of Crye-Leike’s Whitehaven branch office.

Those Crye-Leike sales associates in Mississippi who earned their ABR designation are:

Brenda Estes of Crye-Leike Judd Hambrick Properties, LLC in Tupelo;

Terry Boyd and Sandra R. Gill, both of Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch office; and,

LaSonya Blankenship, Susan L. East, Kay Jefferies, Lynette Magee and Lisa H. Smith, all of Crye-Leike’s Southaven branch office.

“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.

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 ( is the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Mid-South. Among its 2,200 sales force, a total of 217 Crye-Leike sales associates hold the ABR designation. With over $3 billion in sales volume, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends magazine. Crye-Leike offers a full range of real estate and related services: an insurance division, a commercial property division, a property leasing and management company, a home improvement division, a title company, an auction division, a relocation services company, a franchise division, premier properties division and new homes division.


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