Crye-Leike Agents in Mississippi Claim Coveted ABR Status

Memphis, Tennessee – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that three of its sales associates in Olive Branch, Mississippi have 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.

Those Crye-Leike sales associates who received their ABR designation are:

Scarlett Marie Hurdle of Holly Springs; Janna J. Gordon of Olive Branch and Rita Johnson of Olive Branch, all affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch, Miss. office.

The ABR designation demonstrates to clients that agents have taken steps to continue their education in the field of buyer representation and have 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 who have earned the ABR designation. Of that total, there are 1,498 ABRs in Tennessee with 327 of those ABRs who are affiliated with Crye-Leike, Realtors.

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 (, a full service real estate company for 25 years, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,300 sales associates and 63 branch and franchise offices located in 32 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.95 billion and 20,768 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2001.


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