Crye-Leike’s Lynette Magee Elected to Mississippi Real Estate Commission

Memphis, Tenn. –  Lynette Magee of Crye-Leike, Realtors has been elected by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to serve as its chairman for a one-year-term as of July 1, 2004.

The Mississippi Real Estate Commission, located in Jackson, Miss., administers control over the real estate industry in the state of Mississippi, licensing all real estate brokers and salespersons.  As chairman, Magee will work to protect the consumer by setting forth a set of rules for its licensees, and will promulgate the investigation of rule violations and unethical practices.

Magee serves as managing broker and sales manager of two Crye-Leike branch offices in Southaven and Hernando, Miss. She is responsible for the sales management, recruitment and training of 51 Crye-Leike sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in DeSoto, Marshall, Tunica and Tate counties in Miss.

Magee was appointed to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission as a real estate commissioner in 2002 by Governor Ronnie Musgrove to fill an at-large position for a one-year term. Magee was re-appointed to a four-year term that began July 2, 2003 and ends June 30, 2007.

She is past president of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors, serving in 2002. As an active member of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, she served as district vice president and received the state Realtors’ President’s Award in 2001 for her successful efforts in securing passage of Mississippi’s Home Inspector Licensing Act as chairman of the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee. With nearly 5,000 Mississippi Realtors behind her, Magee led in the creation of the standards for this law.

Her work within the Realtor community did not go unrecognized. She was honored on state and local levels as Mississippi Realtor of the Year in 2002 by the Mississippi Association of Realtors and as 2002 Realtor of the Year by the Northwest Association of Realtors.

Magee was named as one of 50 leading business women in Mississippi in 2002 by the Mississippi Business Journal, selected from several hundred qualified nominations of business women in top management and leadership positions from across Mississippi. This nomination further qualified her to be ranked among the Top 10 Mississippi Business Women of the Year.

As a multi-million dollar producer, Magee’s outstanding sales performance qualified her for membership in the Mississippi Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Club as well as Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club. She is certified in cultural diversity and holds the Graduate Realtors Institute designation (GRI) which signifies mastery in residential brokerage. In 2003 and 2000, she was also honored with the Realty Alliance National Sales Award.

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. Memphis-based Crye-Leike has a sales force of over 1,200 sales associates located in 19 branch and four franchise offices in eight counties throughout the regions of West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Mississippi.

Crye-Leike, Inc. is ranked No. 28 among the largest private companies in Memphis, and No. 23 among Memphis’ fastest growing private companies. Additionally, it was ranked No. 21 among the largest 100 employees in Memphis. These rankings were based on gross revenues and tabulated by the Memphis Business Journal in Memphis, Tenn.