Crye-Leike’s Johnnie Walker Excels in Marketing Premier Properties

Little Rock, Ark. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that one of its sales associates, Johnnie Walker, was recently awarded the company’s certified premier properties specialist (CPPS) designation which signifies excellence in marketing higher priced and estate properties in Arkansas. He is among 91 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who have achieved this distinction.

Johnnie Walker, a resident of Little Rock, is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Little Rock – Hinson Road branch office. He markets residential and commercial properties to buyers and sellers in and around Pulaski County. He specializes in mid-to high-end properties and relocation and offers over 37 years of combined experience in business and real estate.

Walker is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, a level of distinction that exemplifies his outstanding sales performance of individually selling annually in excess of $2 million.

“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.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), 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.  Crye-Leike’s Arkansas Region has 10 branch offices and two franchise offices with a sales force of over 200 sales associates who market residential, commercial, investment property, farms and acreage sales in eight (8) counties in Arkansas: Craighead, Crittenden, Faulkner, Garland, Independence, Mississippi, Pulaski and Saline.