Crye-Leike’s Agnes Hellmann Excels in Marketing Premier Properties

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that one of its sales associates, Agnes Hellmann, has been awarded the company’s certified premier properties specialist (CPPS) designation, which signifies excellence in marketing higher priced and estate properties in North Georgia and Chattanooga, Tenn. She is among the 60 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who have achieved this designation out of the company’s 2,500 sales force.

“The CPPS designation, the benchmark of excellence in premier properties services, demonstrates to the public and to prospective clients in this high end market that our agents have taken steps to continue their education in marketing premier properties, and have the proven experience and training to deliver the highest level of ethical and professional service,” said Harold E. Crye, chief executive office of Crye-Leike.

Crye-Leike’s Certified Premier Properties Specialist Program includes completion of a highly-specialized two-day training course on architecture, custom construction, insurance, appraisal, finance issues and interior and exterior design. Sales associates also must meet strict elective and experience requirements, one of which includes selling higher priced and estate properties.

Hellmann is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. branch office. As an affiliate broker, she markets residential and commercial properties to buyers and sellers in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Hamilton and Walker counties. She specializes in lake front properties, luxury properties, farm land, relocation, first-time homebuyers and gated communities.

Hellman is e-pro certified which signifies that she is proficient in online-based real estate marketing services. She also holds the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation, the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation, which signifies she has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional services to real estate buyers.

Within Crye-Leike, she is a member of its Multi-Million Dollar Club, a membership of over 550 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who are recognized annually for individually selling in excess of $2 million and meeting other stringent ethical and professional requirements as set forth by Crye-Leike to achieve its annual total sales volume of $3.17 billion.

Professionally, she is a member of the National, Tennessee, Chattanooga and Georgia Associations of Realtors where she has served on Chattanooga’s board of directors.

Outside of the Realtor community, she is a member of the LaFayette Women’s Club and LaFayette Golf Association where she raised money for the American Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research. She also served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and physically participated in building a house in Catoosa County.

“Listing and selling luxury homes is a small sector of the real estate market in Tennessee and Georgia, however, Crye-Leike’s Premier Properties Program is designed to equip our sales associates with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to this specialty market,” said Crye.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 26 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Southern Region of the United States. It has a network of over 2,500 sales associates and 67 branch and franchise offices located in 36 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.

Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has 11 branch and franchise offices in seven (7) counties within the Greater Chattanooga area: Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea and Roane counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia.  Sales associates within the Chattanooga area currently total over 300. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 3,234 units in 2002 with a sales volume of $395.20 million.