Crye-Leike’s Derrick Shepherd Excels in On-Line Marketing

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that one of its sales associates, Derrick D. Shepherd, has earned the e-PRO designation from the National Association of Realtors that signifies proficiency in online-based real estate marketing services.

The e-PRO designation certifies Shepherd as an e-PRO certified real estate Internet professional who has the knowledge and skills needed to leverage the power of the Internet for buyers and sellers of real estate property. Consumers can identify the e-PRO designation through the exclusive e-PRO Internet professional logo.

“The real estate industry has undergone a fundamental change over the past several years,” said Shepherd. “A majority of consumers are taking the time to conduct their own research prior to contacting an agent. In turn, real estate professionals must be knowledgeable of how technology can assist them in serving the needs of the buying and selling public.”

Shepherd is affiliated with Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Hixson branch office, located at 5870 Highway 153 in Hixson. Licensed in Tennessee, he serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton County.

As an affiliate broker, Shepherd specializes in residential real estate and investment properties as well as specializes in first-time homebuyers and relocating families new to the Greater Chattanooga area. He is a member of the National, Tennessee, and Chattanooga Associations of Realtors.

Shepherd holds a degree in business management, specializing in marketing and project management and also has business experience in information systems and the Internet.

For real estate information, Derrick Shepherd of Crye-Leik, Realtors’ Hixson branch office can be reached at 423/870-5202, or by e-mail at

E-PRO ( is the only technology certification program recognized by the National Association of Realtors, the nation’s largest professional trade association, representing over 1 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. The program is administered in partnership with InternetCrusade, an industry leader in real estate education and a high-tech Hawaii Corporation doing business in San Diego, Ca.

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’s Hixson branch office is one of 19 corporate and franchise offices in 14 counties within Crye-Leike’s East Tennessee Region.