Two Crye-Leike Agents Elected as Trustees of Realtor Educational Foundation

Memphis, Tenn. –  Realtors Kathy McMath and Nancy Guy of Crye-Leike, Realtors were recently elected to serve a three-year term as trustees of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation (TREEF), the educational arm of the Tennessee Association of Realtors and a national leader and innovator in instructor training for the real estate industry.

These two Memphians are serving as two of the newest trustees to one of the most successful and historic educational foundations in the real estate industry. As new trustees, they were nominated and elected for their devotion to quality education, their selfless concern for the betterment of their profession, and their concern for the educational needs of the entire state.

The Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation is governed by a 15-member board of trustees who are elected by the board of directors of the Tennessee Association of Realtors. Trustees are elected to staggered three-year terms and each year, five Realtors from across the state are chosen to serve on the foundation’s board.

A life-long Memphis resident, Kathy McMath is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Germantown-Exeter branch office. She serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Shelby County and specializes in residential properties and relocation.

She holds several nationally recognized professional designations, including the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation that signifies mastery in the various aspects of residential brokerage, and the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation, the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

McMath is very active within the real estate industry. She was 2002 president of the Memphis Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) and 2002 president of the Tennessee Chapter of the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI). She is a director on the Tennessee Association of Realtors’ (TAR) board of directors; served on the board of directors of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) 2001 – 2002, serving its 3,600-plus membership; and was awarded the MAAR’s Realtor Associate of the Year in 1998.      She serves on committees on the local and state level, including the MAAR Education Committee.

Within her community, McMath has served as a volunteer and coordinator of several community service projects, including those for Youth Villages and Habitat for Humanity. She also is a Life Blood 11-gallon donor.

Nancy Guy, a resident of Germantown, is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Germantown-Poplar branch office. She serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Shelby County, specializing in residential properties and relocation.

Within Crye-Leike, Guy is a member of its Multi-Million Dollar Club, a membership of over 600 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who are recognized annually for individually selling in excess of $2 million and meeting other stringent requirements as set forth by Crye-Leike to achieve its annual total sales volume of $ 3.66 billion.

A Realtor and full-time sales associate for the past 21 years, Guy is a member of the National, Tennessee and Memphis Area Associations of Realtors?. She currently is a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ (MAAR) board of directors, serving a two-year term. In 2002, she was honored by her peers as being selected MAAR’s Realtor Associate of the Year, out of a membership of 3,600 Realtors.

Nancy Guy holds several nationally recognized professional designations, including the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation that signifies mastery in the various aspects of residential brokerage, and the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation, the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

Nancy Guy also holds the certified residential specialist designation (CRS), the highest credential awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field. Guy’s involvement in attaining her CRS designation has extended well beyond her applying the principles learned in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs in the home buying or selling transaction process.

Guy has been very active in the Memphis CRS Sub-Chapter, holding every office and culminating as its president in 1999. She still remains active as a member of its board of directors. Her dedication to the real estate industry is exemplified in her recent appointment as CRS’ 2004 state chapter president, representing over 800 members.

The Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation (TREEF), founded in 1968 and chartered in 1973, is a tax-exempt, nonprofit foundation allied with the Tennessee Association of Realtors that serves the educational, literary, scientific and charitable purposes of the entire real estate industry in Tennessee.  Among its many services, TREEF administers the Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI) program in Tennessee, a national designation program for Realtors? that signifies mastery in the various aspects of residential brokerage.

The Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) is the statewide professional organization for more than 19,000 members in all sectors of the real estate industry. Serving as one of the largest membership associations in Tennessee, TAR provides its members a wide range of services, including: news, legal and information bulletins for its members, advanced business tools, in-depth education programs, and legislative advocacy and oversight.

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.  Memphis-based Crye-Leike has a sales force of over 1,200 sales associates located in nineteen (19) branch and four (4) franchise offices in eight (8) counties throughout the regions of West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Mississippi. Those regions include Hardin and Shelby counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County in Arkansas; and DeSoto, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall and Union counties in Mississippi.