OOLTEWAH, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Irma L. Shepherd, ABR, GRI has rejoined the company as a Sales Associate based out of the Ooltewah branch office located at 5913 Main Street, Suite 107 in Ooltewah Tennessee.


Shepherd has transferred her real estate license back to Crye-Leike from Prudential Realty Center.


“Real estate fills a need I have to help others,” said Shepherd.  “There is a great sense of satisfaction when I succeed in helping the first time homebuyer find just the right home.”


Since 1998 Shepherd has been a licensed real estate sales associate in Tennessee and Georgia working with buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton County in Tennessee and the North Georgia region.  She is a residential real estate specialist with a focus on first time homebuyers.


“It is enjoyable to have the opportunity of marketing a seller’s house so it sells quickly and for top dollar,” said Shepherd. “The whole process, from getting the offer to the closing table, is an adventure that I totally enjoy.”


Shepherd is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and a Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI). She is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“My husband Charlie recently retired from State Farm Insurance and has joined me in my real estate career as my licensed assistant,” said Shepherd.  “It is a real joy to work together in helping buyers and sellers.


Shepherd lives in Chattanooga with her husband Charlie and they are active members of the East Brainerd Church of Christ where she is involved in teaching children’s classes and helping with other church activities.


For all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Irma L. Shepherd by calling 423-240-5810 or you can email her at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.