Steve Brown Excels in Real Estate Buyer Representation

Memphis, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors? announces that Steve Brown has been awarded the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors. The ABR designation is the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

Brown is vice president and general manager of residential real estate for Crye-Leike’s Memphis region, a promotion he received in 1998 after holding management positions as broker and manager of Crye-Leike’s Hickory Ridge and Quail Hollow branch offices. He also holds the professional designations of certified residential broker (CRB) and certified residential specialist (CRS). Brown began his real estate career in 1974 by selling real estate for builder and developer Martin & Herring, which led to his position as owner and operator of an ERA franchise.  Later, Brown sold the franchise of 15 associates and $15 million in sales volume to join Crye-Leike.

The ABR designation 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 ( 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.  There are more than 24,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation, with 1,046 ABRs in Tennessee.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Among its 2,200 sales force, a total of 227 Crye-Leike sales associates hold the ABR designation. Crye-Leike has a network of 55 branch and franchise offices located in 25 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.


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