Germantown Realtor Gets Biggest Surprise Of Her Real Estate Career

GERMANTOWN, TN., – For more than 20 years Realtor Associate Claire Owen has made a living buying and selling property? a livelihood that depends on her ability to put successful real estate deals together and avoid surprises. So it was indeed a shock to Claire when she was ?caught by surprise’ when the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) recently named her its 2009 Realtor Associate of the Year.


“Winning this high honor was a total surprise to me. I was stunned and speechless which doesn’t happen very often,” said Claire. “I feel that this is one of the highest accomplishments a Realtor can achieve. I have quite a few Realtor friends who have won this award and they are exceptional people doing exceptional real estate so I feel very honored to be included among them.”


According to Claire, she does not know who nominated her for the honor, who else was being considered and how the process works for this recognition. Along with several of her Realtor colleagues, Claire was recognized at the MAAR ?Honors Luncheon,’ held Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.


“I work very hard to improve my service and knowledge for my clients,” said Claire. “Through continuing my Realtor education I feel that I not only have become a better Realtor but a better person as well.  There is so much opportunity in the Memphis area to excel in business and to give back to the community.”


About Crye-Leike Realtor Associate Claire Owen

Since 1989, Claire has been a full time licensed Realtor in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Germantown, Collierville, Cordova and East Memphis. She specializes in residential real estate sales with a focus on first-time homebuyers, new home construction and relocation.


Claire is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI). She is a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Claire is a Lifetime member of the MAAR’S Multi-Million-Dollar Club and serves on the Community Involvement Committee, Education Committee and RPAC.


In 2006 Claire was named the Women’s Council of Realtors (WRC) Memphis Chapter ?Realtor of the Year.’ She served as the WRC Memphis Chapter President in 2008.


With Crye-Leike, REALTORS Claire is a Life Member of the company’s Multi-Million Dollar Club.  In 2008 she was named to Crye-Leike’s ?Circle of Excellence’ – the company’s highest honor that it can bestow on an associate for their service to their community, profession and Crye-leike.


Claire is a native Memphian, living in Germantown, Tennessee and is based out of the company’s Germantown office located at 3030 Forest Hill-Irene Road.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Realtor Associate Claire Owen by phone at (901) 485-1977 or e-mail her at Find Claire on the web 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.