Crye*Leike’s Ann Elliott Excels in Marketing Luxury Properties

Bowling Green, Ky. – Crye*Leike Executive Realty announces that one of its sales associates, Ann Elliott, recently was awarded the parent company’s certified premier properties specialist (CPPS) designation which signifies excellence in marketing higher priced and estate properties in the Greater Bowling Green area. She is among 91 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 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.

Ann Elliott, a resident of Bowling Green, has over 25 years of real estate experience and serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Warren County.

She is an active member of the real estate community, serving as past president of the Bowling Green Board of Realtors and director of the Kentucky Association of Realtors. She was named Realtor of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Realtors in 1989 and again, in 1996 as well as received the Distinguished Service Award in 1980 and 1990.

Within her community, Elliott is involved in the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce as its ambassador and was named its Business Woman of the Year in 1989. She also serves the needs of her community as a member of the board of directors of the Community Foundation as well as served as a past member of the board of directors of United Way of Warren County.

In addition to attaining her CPPS designation, Elliott is a certified residential specialist (CRS), the highest credential awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field and is a graduate of the Realtors Institute, a GRI designation which signifies her specialization in residential and non-residential brokerage.

Crye*Leike Executive Realty is the largest franchisee of Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years and the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye*Leike Executive Realty is one of 18 franchises in the Crye-Leike franchise network, and one of 20 branch and franchise offices within Crye-Leike’s Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky regions.