Jimmie and Bob Tapley of Crye-Leike, REALTORS Named

MEMPHIS, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is pleased to announce Affiliate Broker Jimmie Tapley and her husband Broker Bob Tapley have been named to the 3rd annual Top 200 Real Estate Professionals in the country.  Their ranking, researched and compiled by REAL Trends, Inc. places the Tapley’s at Number 26 on the Top 200 List among “Team Transactions.”


“We are honored and humbled by this award,” said Jimmie Tapley.


The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. set out to identify the most successful real estate agents in the country for recognition through this annual project.


The Real Estate Top 200 rankings were announced in November 2008 at the National Association of REALTORS?’ Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando at a gala awards presentation and dinner.  The Top 200 agents came after exhaustive research by project coordinators who received nearly 2,000 completed applications and profiles.


“Simply put, these guys are good,” says Steve Murray, founder of the Denver-based REAL Trends, which compiled the list along with The Wall Street Journal and lore magazine. “Good people tend to do better when markets are tougher.”


The Top 200 list recognizes both teams and single agents.  Individuals must have generated a minimum of $30 million in annual sales volume and 75 transactions and for teams the qualifying minimum is $50 million in sales and 125 transactions.  As a team, Jimmie and Bob closed approximately 360 transactions.


Among the roughly 3,500 agents affiliated with Crye-Leike, REALTORS they were the only agents in the company selected for this esteemed honor. Another way to look at it is that they are now ranked in the top 1 percent of the more than 1.2 million REALTORS? nationwide.


The Wall Street Journal’s Business Development Group, REAL TRENDS, INC., a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry, and lore Magazine developed the Real Estate Top 200 awards program jointly.


The Real Estate Top 200 honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies, many of which have forged longstanding business relationships with The Wall Street Journal. The Real Estate Top 200 is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with winners published in a special advertising supplement of The Wall Street Journal, lore Magazine and on www.WSJ.com/RealEstate, The Wall Street Journal’s real estate Web site.


Jimmie and Bob are licensed Realtors in Tennessee and Mississippi assisting clients in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and DeSoto counties.  They specialize in residential, REO, foreclosure, first-time homebuyers, relocation and new home construction sales. Jimmie and Bob combined have nearly 60 years of real estate sales experience.


Jimmie is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Bob is a licensed Broker. The Tapley’s are also recipients of Crye-Leike’s most prestigious honor, The Circle of Excellence and have been awarded the title, Vice President of Crye-Leike.


For all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike’s Top Ranked Jimmie and Bob Tapley by phone at 901-683-0607, email: tapleyjb@gmail.com or jimmieandbobtapley@crye-leike.com.


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.