Memphis Realtor Focuses On Continuing Education To Help Clients Make Smart Decisions

COLLIERVILLE, TN., – After working with real estate buyers and sellers for the last six years, Collierville Realtor JoAnn Hughes knows the importance of keeping her education and knowledge of the market up-to-date.


“It’s important in today’s market that we as agents continue our education and earn designations in order to help our clients navigate through this challenging housing market,” said Crye-Leike Realtor JoAnn Hughes. “It is our responsibility to have as much knowledge as possible to share with our clients so they can make the decisions that’s best for them.”


In order to better assist her clients, JoAnn completed training to earn her professional real estate designation as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).


“In my opinion, the CRS designation is the premier designation for a realtor due to the continuing education and extensive experience working with buyers and sellers that is required to obtain the designation,” said JoAnn. “Realtors with the CRS designation are experts in their field. Less than 4 percent of all licensed Realtors? are Certified Residential Specialists, and I’m excited to join their ranks!”


To obtain the CRS designation, JoAnn successfully completed advanced courses and demonstrated personal expertise in the field of residential real estate.


JoAnn joins a select few realtors with the CRS credential. The CRS designation gives buyers and sellers who work with JoAnn the confidence to know they are working with a professional who subscribes to a strict realtor code of ethics, has access to the latest technology and specializes in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.


“The educational courses have taught me how to effectively represent buyers and sellers in every aspect of the real estate transaction,” said JoAnn. “Earning designations like the CRS combined with being involved in several local and national realtor associations and keeping current on what is happening in our local market helps me be more qualified to meet all my clients’ needs.”


More About Crye-Leike Realtor JoAnn Hughes


Since 2003, JoAnn has been a licensed Realtor in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Shelby and Fayette counties.


In addition to the CRS designation, JoAnn holds the Accredited Buyers Representative designation and the Performance Management Network designation. She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club.


JoAnn enjoys being an active member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) where she serves on the RPAC Committee and the Education Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Being involved with several Realtor boards helps JoAnn to keep current on what is happening in the housing market. JoAnn serves as the 2010 President for the Memphis Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors and as 2009 Chair of the Communications/Technology Committee for the Tennessee State Chapter of WCR.


JoAnn lives in Cordova, Tennessee with her husband Owen. They have been married 43 years and have two children and six grandchildren. JoAnn and Owen are both Realtors with Crye-Leike based out of the company’s Collierville branch office. They enjoy working with Habitat for Humanity volunteering their time and money each year to help build a home for a deserving family. The Hughes’s are members of Central Baptist Church.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Realtor JoAnn Hughes by phone at(901) 359-3095 or e-mail her at Find JoAnn online at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

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 nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


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.