Crye-Leike Agents Excel in Marketing Premier Properties: Charyl Dew, Molly Plunk, Joyce McKenzie & Sue Landry

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that four of its sales associates were 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. They are among 91 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who have achieved this distinction.

They are: Charyl Dew and Molly Plunk, both of Crye-Leike’s Germantown Poplar branch office; and, Joyce McKenzie and G. Sue Landry, both of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office.

“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 sales associates 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.     Crye-Leike’s Certified Premier Properties Specialist Program includes completion of a highly specialized two-day training course on architecture, custom construction, insurance, appraisal, finance issues and interior and exterior design. Sales associates also must meet strict elective and experience requirements, one of which includes selling higher priced and estate properties.

The luxury home market appears to be expanding, according to a report by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. They report that the number of “million-dollar” homes in the last decade grew 150 percent more than the total number of U.S. homeowners. Luxury, condos, coops and secondary residences were not included, indicating that the true growth rate of “million-dollar” homes is much higher.

Joyce McKenzie, a Collierville resident, is a licensed real estate agent in Tennessee and Mississippi. She is a life member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, a level of distinction that exemplifies her outstanding sales performance of individually selling in excess of $2 million over a five-year period. McKenzie is further recognized for her sales performance as a member of Crye-Leike’s Top 25 Club, which ranks her among the Top 25 sales producers in the Greater Memphis area as well as the Top Agent in Crye-Leike’s Collierville office for four out of the last five years. McKenzie is a certified relocation specialist (RRI), an accredited buyer representative (ABR) who excels in buyer representation and holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, which signifies her specialization in residential and non-residential brokerage.

Charyl Dew is a licensed real estate agent in Tennessee and Mississippi. She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club that recognizes her sales performance in annually selling in excess of $2 million. She serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Collierville, Germantown, Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, Arlington and East Memphis as well as in DeSoto and Marshall counties in Miss. She specializes in corporate and personal relocation. In addition to attaining her CPPS designation, Dew is an accredited buyer representative (ABR) who excels in buyer representation and holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, which signifies her specialization in residential and non-residential brokerage.

Molly Plunk, a resident of Germantown, is a life member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, a level of distinction that exemplifies her outstanding sales performance of individually selling in excess of $2 million over a five-year period. Her sales performance also qualified her as a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Club. There, she currently serves as vice chairman of its Education Committee. Plunk also is a member of the National and Tennessee Association of Realtors. In addition to attaining her CPPS designation, Plunk is a certified residential specialist (CRS), the highest credential awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field; an accredited buyer representative (ABR) who excels in buyer representation; and holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, which signifies her specialization in residential and non-residential brokerage.

Sue Landry has over 21 years of real estate experience. She is licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi. She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club that recognizes her sales performance in annually selling in excess of $2 million. She is a member of the National, Tennessee and Memphis Area Association of Realtors. In addition to attaining her CPPS, Landry also is a certified relocation specialist and an accredited buyer representative (ABR) who excels in buyer representation. She works as a real estate team with her husband, Dan Landry.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years, 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.