Doris Townsend Attends National Conference

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Doris Townsend of Crye-Leike, Realtors recently attended the Council of Residential Specialists’ 17th annual educational conference for real estate agents held in Las Vegas. A resident of Ooltewah, Townsend was among more than 1,100 participants at the conference who learned from and interacted with successful real estate practitioners nationwide.

As a certified residential specialist herself, Townsend is one of only 5 percent of Realtors nationwide who have earned this distinction, denoted by the designation CRS, and is the highest credential awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field. The CRS program provides Realtors with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to help clients maximize profits and minimize costs in the home buying or selling transaction process. The conference allowed Townsend to acquire ideas and techniques that have had an immediate impact on her real estate business, she says.

A multi-million dollar producer, Townsend has over 17 years of real estate experience and is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office, located at 1510 Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga. She serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton and Bradley counties, specializing in the Apison, Collegedale, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Harrison, Hixson, McDonald and Ooltewah areas of Chattanooga.

In addition to holding her CRS designation, Townsend is a graduate of the Realtors Institute, which signifies specialization in residential brokerage and denoted by the GRI designation. She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club (MMDC) as one of over 550 Crye-Leike sales associates recognized annually for selling individually in excess of $2 million. She also is a member of the National, Tennessee and Chattanooga Associations of Realtors.

Townsend, a resident of Ooltewah for 23 years, is an active volunteer for the YMCA and United Way. She is a member of the Chickamauga Lake Homeowners Association and has been a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church for 20 years.

For more real estate information, Doris Townsend of Crye-Leike, Realtors may be reached at 423/892-1515 or,

The Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors with more than 42,000 members, awards the certified residential specialist (CRS) designation to experienced Realtors who have completed advanced professional training. For more information on the Council of Residential Specialists, visit

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 28 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has 10 branch offices and nine franchise offices with over 400 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in 14 counties throughout East Tennessee.