Crye-Leike Agents Excel in Special Real Estate Needs of Seniors

Brentwood, Tenn. – Maturing Americans who need advice about buying or selling residential or investment properties can turn to six sales associates of Crye-Leike, Realtors? who recently secured their seniors real estate specialist professional designation (SRES) from the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council in Murphys, California.

By earning the SRES designation, the following Crye-Leike sales associates have demonstrated that they have the requisite knowledge, experience and expertise to be senior real estate specialists and counselors:    Jimmy D. Dugger and Ruth Lucas, both of Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office in Columbia, Tenn.; William Edwin Dunn of Crye-Leike Property Management, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn.; Virginia Kyle of Crye-Leike’s Midtown branch office in Memphis, Tenn.; Helen L. Lloyd of Crye-Leike’s Germantown – Poplar branch office in Germantown, Tenn.; and J. Frank “Nick” Nicholas of Crye-Leike’s Fort Oglethorpe branch office in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.  They join more than 4,000 Realtors? in the United States and Canada who have earned the SRES designation.

Seniors real estate specialists are helping seniors across the country make wise decisions about selling the family house, buying rental property, managing the capital gains and estate tax implications of owning real estate, obtaining a reverse mortgage, moving to a senior community and other issues. Nearly four out of 10 property owners over 65 have lived in the same house for over 30 years, notes the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council, and the issues facing these clients are unique and special.

Because America is maturing and over 80 percent of its contemporary seniors own real estate and/or are buying new properties, the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC) tracks the special issues of senior property owners and provides education to real estate professionals so they may service the needs of this unique sector of our community. The SRES designation was introduced in 1997 and is nationally recognized. For more information about the SAREC, call toll-free at 800/500-4564 or visit their Web site at

Crye-Leike (  is the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Midsouth with a network of over 52 branch offices, 2,100 sales associates and over 480 employees. As a privately held company, it attained record sales of nearly $3 billion corporatewide in 2000, the second best year in the company’s 24-year history. Nationally, 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.

As a full service real estate company, Crye-Leike offers real estate and related services, including: 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, franchise division, premier properties division and new homes division.


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