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

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that five of its sales associates in the Greater Chattanooga area 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:

Rosalie “Rose” Alonzo of Crye-Leike’s Cleveland branch office is a broker who has also secured her Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. She has over 14 years of real estate experience, is affluent in Spanish and specializes in new home and residential sales.

Sherrie L. Dillon of Crye-Leike’s Hixson branch office has experience in new home construction and fire and water restoration. She holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation as well as the certified residential relocation specialist designation which specializes in home finding for out-of-town buyers. Dillon is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia.

Ron Renegar of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office specializes in residential and commercial sales. He is active in politics, serving as vice president of the East Ridge Chamber of Commerce and a member of the East Ridge Revitalization Committee. Prior to entering the real estate industry, he was with Delta Airlines for 30 years in sales.

Janice G. Robertson of Crye-Leike’s Downtown branch office is one of Crye-Leike’s top 40 agents in the Greater Chattanooga area and is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. She is a team partner with Crye-Leike sales associate Jay Robinson and is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, a membership of over 560 sales associates recognized for outstanding sales performance while maintaining a strict code of ethics and professionalism.

Mary “Mimi” B. Trotter of Crye-Leike’s Downtown branch office will provide professional residential real estate services to customers buying or selling property in the Greater Chattanooga area.

There were 149 Crye-Leike sales associates who were awarded the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation in 2000. They join more than 23,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation, with 988 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.

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: mortgage lending facilities, 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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