Crye-Leike Associate Cheryl Morris Oakes Receives Premier Properties Designation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that Cheryl Morris Oakes was recently awarded the company’s Certified Premier Properties Specialist (CPPS) designation, signifying excellence in marketing higher priced and estate properties in the Greater Atlanta area. She is one of over 135 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide who have achieved this distinction.


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 must also meet strict elective and experience requirements to apply for the designation.


“This designation is a benchmark of excellence in premier properties services,” said Harold Crye, chief executive officer. “It demonstrates to the public and prospective clients that our associates have taken steps to continue their education in order to deliver the highest level of professional service.”


Cheryl is affiliated with the Alpharetta branch office, located at 11895 Jones Bridge Road. She is a 28-year veteran of the real estate industry, holding membership in the National and Georgia Associations of Realtors. She is designated as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), and a member of the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club (MMDC). Cheryl is a Life Member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and a recipient of the prestigious Crystal Phoenix Award, acknowledging over 20 years of membership in the Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club. She was named the Alpharetta Citizen of the Year in 2002 by the City of Alpharetta, recognizing her “for unwavering, unselfish dedication to the city of Alpharetta.”


Crye-Leike? (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation’s 6th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 3,000 sales associates and 95 corporate and franchise offices located in 53 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.  In 2005, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 34,039 closed transaction sides.