Congratulations to Sales Associate Debra P. Hood as a 2009 Recipient of the Crye-Leike, REALTORS Diamond Circle of Excellence Award

COLLIERVILLE, TN., Crye-Leike, REALTORS offers its most sincere congratulations to Sales Associate Debra P. Hood upon her selection to join the company’s Diamond Circle of Excellence for 2009.  The company’s highest honor goes to Debra, who for more than 16 years has provided excellence in service to her clients, community and profession.


“I am honored to receive this award from Dick Leike and Harold Crye,” said Debra.  “It is a privilege to be a part of the Mid State’s largest real estate company.”


Debra was among ten Realtors 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.


“The level of professionalism and educational opportunities that Crye-Leike provides has helped me to better serve my clients,” said Debra.


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.


Debra is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Relocation Associate (CRA), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Buyer Specialist (CBS).  She is a 2007 Lifetime Member of the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club, member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).  With MAAR Debra serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee and she is the Secretary for the local CRS Chapter.


Debra is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee based out of the company’s Collierville, Tennessee branch office located at 435 New Byhalia.  She works with buyers and sellers in and around Shelby and Fayette counties specializing in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on relocation and first time homebuyers.


Before she embarked on her career in real estate sales, Debra taught in the Memphis City School System.  She lives in Oakland, Tennessee.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Realtor Debra P. Hood by phone at 901-494-8441 and 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 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.