Crye-Leike’s Diane Tippitt-Pettis Escels in Marketing Premier Properties

Memphis, Tenn. –  Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that Diane Tippitt-Pettis, one of its Top 25 agents in 2003, was recently awarded the company’s certified premier properties specialist (CPPS) designation which signifies excellence in marketing higher priced and estate properties in the Greater Memphis area. She is among 93 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who have achieved this distinction.

“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 officer.     To attain this distinction, Tippitt-Pettis completed a highly specialized two-day training course on architecture, custom construction, insurance, appraisal, finance issues and interior and exterior design. She also met strict elective and experience requirements, one of which includes selling higher priced and estate properties.

A resident of DeSoto County since 1978, Tippitt-Pettis is a vice president and broker of Crye-Leike with over 15 years of real estate experience. She is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Hernando branch office and serves the residential real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around DeSoto County. She specializes in first time homebuyers, move up buyers, empty nesters, retirees, relocations and as well as new home construction and HUD foreclosures.

She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement in the real estate industry, and is a charter and life member of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Club.

Professionally, Tippitt-Pettis is a member of the National Association of Realtors and holds several nationally recognized professional designations, including the certified residential specialist (CRS), the highest credential awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field; the Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI), a 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.

Crye-Leike (, 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.  It has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 74 branch and franchise offices located in 40 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.  Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.66 billion and 24,953 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2003.