Crye-Leike, REALTORS Managing Broker & Vice President Anita Bell Named

WEST MEMPHIS/MARION, AR., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS congratulates Managing Broker & Vice President Anita Bell on being named the 2009 Realtor of the Year by the Crittenden County Board of Realtors.  Her selection is based on tremendous community involvement and service to the local board of Realtors.


“I am both deeply humbled and tremendously elated being selected Realtor of the Year for 2009,” said Anita.  “I love Crittenden County and helping to make it a better place to live has always been my desire? and honestly I really was so surprised and I’m moved that my peers have selected me for such an honor.”


With Crye-Leike, Anita is a Managing Broker based out of the company’s West Memphis/Marion branch office located at 1225 Highway 77 in Marion, Arkansas.  Since becoming a licensed Realtor in 1987 – Anita has spent the past 22 years assisting hundreds of buyers and sellers with their real estate needs and serving her fellow Realtors through good times and challenging housing markets.


“This honor is not something that I will take lightly,” said Anita.  “Looking back at previous Realtor of the Year recipients, I have pretty big shoes to fill.”


Anita’s community service currently has her Chairing the Foundation Board at Crittenden Regional Hospital and active as a member of the West Memphis Rotary Club and Good Neighbor Center Board.  She is a former board member of the Mid South Community College and Chair of the Crittenden County Heart Gala and Relay for Life. Anita is a Past President and committee member of the Crittenden County Board of Realtors and with the Arkansas Realtors Association she has served on both the Risk Reduction and Public Relations committees.


As a licensed Broker in Tennessee Anita assists buyers and sellers primarily in and around Crittenden County.  She specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on investment and commercial properties.  She is a REALTOR Institute Graduate (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and member of the Crittenden County Board of Realtors, Arkansas Realtors Association and National Association of Realtors.


“I treat all my clients – the ones I worked with just starting out and those who I have the pleasure of working with today with honesty, patience and sensitivity,” said Anita.  “I never forget that this is one of the largest investments someone will ever make and helping them achieve the American Dream of home ownership is one of the most fulfilling and gratifying experiences for me.”


Anita’s community service and sales success in real estate has earned her a place as a Life Member of the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Club and Crye-Leike, REALTORS Circle of Excellence.  Founded in 1987 “The Circle” is one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement for a real estate professional in the U.S. Associates who receive the honor, as Anita has, are named a Vice President of Crye-Leike.


In order to receive this honor, each real estate professional must meet stringent requirements of the program, showing exemplary performance in the areas of advanced education, ethics, loyalty, sales volume and service to the community and real estate profession.


“I have always been very proud of my career in real estate – committed to being the best and most professional Realtor I can be,” said Anita.  “I have continually strived to maintain a high level of professionalism by keeping up with market changes and advanced education courses because in this business you can never stop learning.”


For more information and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals please contact Crye-Leike, REALTORS Managing Broker & Vice President Anita Bell directly by phone at 870-735-8000, 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 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located 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, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.