Crye-Leike’s Clare Maness Claims Coveted ABR Status

Memphis, Tennessee – Clare Maness of Crye-Leike, Realtors has been named an accredited buyer representative (ABR) by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

This distinction is signified by the ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation. Displaying her ABR designation demonstrates to clients that Maness has taken additional steps to continue her education in the field of buyer representation, and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional services to real estate buyers.

Among Crye-Leike’s 2,800 sales force, Maness is among a select few who has achieved this distinction. There are over 300 Crye-Leike sales associates who hold the ABR designation, with over 1,750 active ABR members within the market areas in which Crye-Leike serves. Collectively, there are more than 32,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation.

To attain this coveted ABR designation, Maness met strict requirements, including taking a comprehensive two-day course in buyer representation and a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation as well as having practical experience in the field of buyer representation.

Maness, an affiliate broker, is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch, Miss. office, located at 6397 Goodman Rd. in Olive Branch. A native Mississippian, she markets residential, land and commercial properties to buyers and sellers in and around DeSoto County. Maness represents builders in new home construction and also helps people relocate to the Greater Olive Branch area. She is a member of the National, Tennessee and DeSoto County Associations of Realtors.

In addition to securing her ABR designation, Maness holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, which signifies specialization in residential and non-residential brokerage.

With well over 40,000 members worldwide, Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council ( is the world’s largest organization of real estate professionals concentrating in buyer representation. The National Association of Realtors is the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Memphis-based Crye-Leike, (, has a sales force of over 1,200 sales associates within its West Tennessee/Mississippi Regions who are located in 20 branch and franchise offices in five (5) counties throughout the West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Mississippi regions. Those regions include: DeSoto and Lee counties in Mississippi; Hardin and Shelby counties in Tennessee; and, Crittenden County in Arkansas.