Congratulations to Crye-Leike, REALTORS Diamond Circle of Excellence Award Recipient, Sales Associate Clare Maness

MEMPHIS, TN., Crye-Leike, REALTORS offers its most sincere congratulations to Sales Associate Clare Maness upon her selection to join the company’s Diamond Circle of Excellence for 2009.  The company’s highest honor goes to Clare who for a decade has provided excellence in service to her clients, community and profession.


“Being with the #1 real estate company in the Mid-South, an agent has to be at the “top of her game” to compete in the market and give the service and dedication that is needed,” said Clare.  “Since joining Crye-Leike, one of my personal goals has been to achieve the Circle of Excellence Award.  It is a long process, but through the process each step gives you additional tools that are needed for success.”


Clare was among ten Sales Associates honored with the company’s most prestigious award at the Crye-Leike Memphis Region 2009 Kick-Off Meeting held on Tuesday January 6th at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn.  In order to receive the Circle of Excellence honor, she had to meet stringent requirements of the program, showing exemplary performance in the areas of advanced professionalism, ethics, loyalty, financial success and service to the community and real estate profession.


“This award is coveted in our company and only a small percentage of the agents achieve it,” said Clare. “It is an opportunity for me to set myself apart from others as far as education, achievement and service to my community.”


Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence, founded in 1987, is one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement in the real estate industry today. Sales Associates who are welcomed annually into Crye-Leike’s elite Circle of Excellence are awarded the honorary title, Vice President of Crye-Leike.


Clare is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Relocation Associate (CRA), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Lifetime Member of the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club since 2005 and a Lifetime member of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors (NWMAR) Multi-Million Dollar Club.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the NWMAR Scholarship Committee and recently received the Presidential Award from NWMAR for Service to the Board.  Clare is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“A Realtor can wear many hats,” said Clare.  “The more hats I am able to wear to serve my clients, the more valuable it makes me in the industry.”


Clare is a Sales Associate based out of the company’s Olive Branch, Mississippi office located at 6397 Goodman Road working with buyers and sellers in and around Desoto, Tate, Marshall and Tunica counties in Mississippi and Shelby and Fayette counties in Tennessee.  She specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on commercial, relocation, new construction, first time homebuyers and retirees.


Prior to embarking on her career in real estate, Clare was employed for six years by the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, Georgia.


Clair lives in Hernando, Mississippi and in her community she is a Member of the Hernando Civic Garden Club and was the Commercial Appeal Winner for Yard of the Year in 2007 for DeSoto County.


For your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Olive Branch, Mississippi Sales Associate Clare Maness by phone at 901-489-1479, email and you can find her on the web 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 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 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: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.