Crye-Leike Names Margaret Dixon As Its No. 1 Agent for Life
Nashville, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company, awarded Margaret Dixon, its top sales producer in Middle Tennessee, the company’s most prestigious sales achievement and distinction as the No. 1 Lifetime Agent of Crye-Leike in Middle Tennessee.
This honorary title was bestowed to Dixon for attaining Crye-Leike’s No. 1 agent ranking consistently over the past 10 years among a 800-plus sales force. She was presented the award at Crye-Leike’s annual meeting held in January.
“Margaret has achieved Crye-Leike’s highest sales achievement,” says Chief Executive Officer Harold Crye. “Being No. 1 for 10 years in a row is such an exemplary sales achievement within the real estate industry that we could not let it go unnoticed. Henceforth, she will always be referred to as Crye-Leike’s No. 1 Lifetime Agent; and now, the No. 1 position will be open for other Crye-Leike sales associates to vie for the ranking.”
Dixon is Crye-Leike’s first sales associate in Middle Tennessee to achieve this honorary title, joining the rank of Stanley Mills of Memphis who is Crye-Leike’s first No. 1 Lifetime Agent in its West Tennessee Region and the first to ever attain this distinction within the company. Together, they are the only two sales associates among Crye-Leike’s sales force of 2,800 to have reached this exceptional sales performance milestone over a 10-year period.
“It was never my goal to become Crye-Leike’s No. 1 agent, but rather to do the best job I could do for my clients,” says a modest Dixon. “I found that working hard and believing in what I do definitely gives me the mindset to do well. I truly have been blessed and appreciate all that real estate has given me.”
Dixon began her real estate career 26 years ago, alongside her late husband, Ben Dixon Sr., who was a homebuilder. She decided early on that if her husband could build homes, “then, I should be selling them,” she says. “As a result, I became a Realtor.”
In looking back over all the real estate developments that Dixon has been involved in, she favors Woodland Place subdivision the most, she says. “The reason is because my husband and I developed that area of Mt. Juliet and built our home there. I was involved in the sale of all the lots, so that was ?our baby.'” Woodland Place is located in Mt. Juliet, Wilson County.
Dixon has worked with numerous builders over the years, representing them from full subdivision developments to custom homes, since her husband passed away in 1998.
“My husband, Ben, taught me a lot about homebuilding,” says Dixon. “Developing a subdivision is like building an art form – it’s taking the land, which is a blank canvas, and creating a place people can call home.”
This Wilson County resident became affiliated with Memphis-based Crye-Leike, Realtors when CEO Harold Crye first expanded the real estate firm to Nashville in 1992.
“I knew Harold prior to him coming to Nashville,” says Dixon. “In speaking with him, we discussed the possibility of him opening an office in the Mt. Juliet area and I told him that I felt a new real estate company in the area would be beneficial to both him and the real estate agents in this area as well.” At that point in time, Crye opened his first Middle Tennessee branch office in Mt. Juliet where Dixon became affiliated and later attained membership in Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement in the real estate industry.
As a Realtor in the Wilson County community, Dixon feels it her responsibility to make the community prosper and grow.
“I don’t consider it my duty to help my community,” says Dixon, “but my responsibility as a resident of this community. By becoming actively involved, I know that I am contributing to my community’s growth and prosperity. The results are my clients’ single largest investment, their home, will be a good investment and will retain its value in our community.”
Besides Dixon’s daily duties at Crye-Leike, she gives back to her community “that has been so good to me,” she says. Currently, she is involved with the Mt. Juliet and Lebanon Chambers of Commerce, in charity benefits and actively participates in her church’s building program as a member of its board of trustees at The Grace Place.
As a public servant of Wilson County’s Planning Commission Board, Dixon attends and represents homeowners at county planning meetings, “to keep our homeowners better informed,” she says, “and hopefully, they will benefit from my voice being heard.”
Within the Realtor community, her participation in such activities on a local, state and national level is what brought her recognition as 2003 Realtor of the Year by the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors where she served as 2003 president and a member of its board of directors.
The Wilson County Association of Realtors also named her Realtor of the Year in 1989 and again in 1995. In addition, Dixon was appointed in 2003 as trustee for the Realtors Political Action Committee of the Tennessee Association of Realtors.
“It all boils down to attitude and the way in which you treat your clients,” says Dixon, that has brought her clients to come back to use her services as their Realtor year after year.
“I have always tried to treat my clients the way I would like to be treated. It is my goal to make certain they are always informed and for them to know their real estate needs and concerns are my No. 1 concern.”
“The way I measure my success is through the relationships I have made with my clients,” says Dixon, “I have had the opportunity with some of my clients to resell up to five of their homes over the years.
“It gives me great pleasure in knowing that what I do for a living helps to make people’s homeownership dreams come true.”
Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet branch office is one of 19 branch and franchise offices Crye-Leike has in Middle Tennessee. Offices are located in nine (9) counties within Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties in Tennessee, including Warren County, Kentucky. Sales associates in the Greater Nashville area currently total over 900.