Crye-Leike’s Lynette Magee Recognized As One of 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi

Crye-Leike’s Lynette Magee Recognized As One of 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi
Lynette Magee is managing broker of Crye-Leike's Southaven and Hernando, Miss. branch offices.

Memphis, Tenn. –  Lynette Magee of Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 13th largest real estate company, was recognized as one of 50 leading business women in Mississippi in 2002 by the Mississippi Business Journal. She was selected from several hundred qualified nominations of business women in top management and leadership positions from across Mississippi.

An independent panel of judges made the final selections for the Mississippi Business Journal’s sixth annual list of top businesswomen for 2002.

Magee is managing broker and sales manager of two Crye-Leike branch offices in Southaven and Hernando, Miss. She is responsible for the sales management, recruitment and training of 51 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in DeSoto, Marshall, Tunica and Tate counties.

Crye-Leike sales associates in Mississippi have generated $ 93.41 million in 2002 sales year-to-date, a 56.38 percent increase from $59.73 million reported for the same period last year. These figures represent 730 units sold, a 54.4 percent increase from 473 sold a year prior.

“DeSoto County is experiencing phenomenal growth as evidenced by our offices’ business success,” said Magee. “A strong network of business and community-minded organizations are shaping our growth through enthusiastic hometown pride. This area is an attractive choice for homebuyers and real estate developers. Witnessing the growth makes it easy to have a passion for my profession and community.”

Magee currently serves as president of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors and as district vice president for the Mississippi Association of Realtors. She received the state Realtors’ President’s Award in 2001 for her successful efforts in securing passage of Mississippi’s Home Inspector Licensing Act as chairman of the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee. With nearly 5,000 Mississippi Realtors behind her, Magee led in the creation of the standards for this law.

“This pro-consumer legislation was designed to protect the homebuyer and ensure that home inspectors met minimum competency requirements and maintained liability insurance coverage,” said Magee. “Other states are currently looking at our law as a model for inspector licensing.” The Home Inspector Licensing Act in Mississippi took effect on July 1, 2001.

As a multi-million dollar producer, Magee’s outstanding sales performance qualified her for membership in the Mississippi Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Club as well as Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club. She is certified in cultural diversity and holds the Graduate Realtors Institute designation (GRI) which signifies mastery in residential brokerage. In 2000, she was also honored with the Realty Alliance National Sales Award.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 25 years, is the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,200 sales associates and 62 branch and franchise offices located in 30 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Crye-Leike’s West Tennessee Region has a sales force of over 1,100 sales associates who are located in 19 branch and franchise offices in four counties, which includes Memphis’ Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Tennessee – Hardin and Shelby counties; Mississippi – DeSoto County; and Arkansas – Crittendon County.