In A Buyers Market Germantown Realtor Works To Think More Like A Buyer

GERMANTOWN, TN., – Falling home prices and interest rates combined with federal tax credits for buyers has made the current MidSouth housing market an ultimate buyer’s market indeed. Shoppers have more choices than ever and wield their advantage in ways not seen in years.


“With the tax credits, fluctuating interest rates and changing market conditions a Realtor working with a buyer needs to be more prepared than ever in all areas of the purchase process,” said Connie Lester, an Agent with Crye-Leike, REALTORS based in Germantown.  “In today’s ever changing market, the ability of an agent to professionally represent buyers has never been more important.”


Connie recently completed a comprehensive course in buyer representation offered by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is awarded to real estate agents who meet specified educational and practical experience criteria.


“The ABR course is one way I can keep abreast of the changing market and remain prepared to guide my buyers to all the available resources to help facilitate a smooth purchase transaction,” said Connie.  “Being an Accredited Buyer Representative provides me with the education and tools to be the best agent I can be to my buyers.”


About Crye-Leike Agent Connie Lester

Connie lives in Germantown, Tennessee and is based out of the company’s Germantown office located at 3030 Forest Hill-Irene Road.  She is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee and Mississippi primarily assisting buyers and sellers in and around Shelby and Fayette counties.  Connie specializes in all types of residential real estate sales.


In addition to her work in real estate, Connie enjoys giving back to her community and currently serves on the Ali’s Cup Tennis Tournament, which is held annually in October to help raise funds for Ali’s Way, Inc., a nonprofit that helps families fighting cancer.


Connie is a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Agent Connie Lester directly by phone at 901-359-3002 and you can email her 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 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 141 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 and commercial 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 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.