Crye-Leike’s Penny Wade Claims Coveted ABR Status

Nashville, Tennessee – Penny Wade 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 Wade 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 2,850 sales force, Wade 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 1,512 active ABR members in Tennessee. Collectively, there are more than 33,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation.

To attain this coveted ABR designation, Wade 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.

Wade is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office, located at 1814 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.

She markets residential properties to buyers and sellers in and around Sumner County as well as within the surrounding counties of Wilson and Robertson. She is a member of the National, Tennessee and Sumner County Associations of Realtors.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Wade worked as a registered nurse in the Nashville area for over 20 years.  As an active volunteer within her community, Wade donates time as a court appointed advocate for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization representing abused and neglected children.

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.

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.  Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office is one of 19 branch and franchise offices in nine counties throughout Middle Tennessee in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, including Warren County in Kentucky.