OOLTEWAH, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Irma L. Shepherd, ABR, GRI has successfully completing the e-PRO course of instruction to become one of a select few certified as an Internet Realtor Professional.  She is a Sales Associate with Crye-Leike based out of the company’s Ooltewah branch office located at 5913 Main Street, Suite 107 in Ooltewah Tennessee.


“The real estate business has always been about building relationships and that will continue, but many relationships can now start online,” said Shepherd.  “As more people utilize the Internet for their real estate needs they will turn to real estate professionals with a strong online presence.”


With more than 70% of prospective homebuyers beginning their real estate search on the Internet, being e-PRO certified gives Realtors the know-how to meet the demands of today’s buyers and sellers.  Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools?  what today’s home buyers and sellers really want.


In 2008 Shepherd transferred her real estate license back to Crye-Leike. 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.


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).


Irma 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.