Preserving The American Dream Is Realtor?s Focus In 2010

MEMPHIS, TN., – More and more real estate sales involve buyers and sellers dealing with properties heading for foreclosure or already foreclosed on by the bank. In response, licensed Realtors like Crye-Leike Broker Fosta Brown feel more compelled than ever to ?change their approach’ to real estate to meet the demands of the current new ?traditional’ real estate market.


“I have practiced real estate for nearly 27 years and during that time I’ve seen a lot of changes both positive and negative,” said Brown. “The most negative change has been the recent wave of foreclosures and loss of equity in quite a few markets. Even though rates remain low there’s still the problem of adjustable rates coupled with high unemployment causing a record number of foreclosures.”


Crye-Leike, REALTORS Memphis Broker Fosta Brown recently completed a new Short Sale & Foreclosure course offered by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She now feels better equipped with both the tools and ?know how’ to help sellers maneuver and negotiate the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.


“Getting this certification will definitely help me to continue to provide superior customer service to my past, present and future clients,” said Brown. “I believe as a Realtor it is my duty to help homeowners keep their homes if possible or help them sell on short sales. In addition I am qualified to market and sell bank-owned properties to help prevent neighborhood decline from boarded-up and vacant homes.”


Armed with her new Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Brown is NAR certified to qualify sellers, negotiate with lenders, limit risks and protect buyers.


“I can help them wade through the short sale process, discuss loan modification, help them understand the options that they have when they become unable to make their mortgage payments or just need to sell due to a relocation,” said Brown. “I can also help investors and everyday buyers work through the process of buying foreclosed properties, advise them of the risks and pitfalls and tell them how to construct a winning offer.”


As a SFR Certified Realtor, Brown has successfully completed all the required prerequisite and program course work to become a National Association of Realtors qualified Short Sale & Foreclosure (SFR) Specialist.


More About Crye-Leike Broker Fosta Brown

Crye-Leike Broker Fosta Brown is a licensed Broker in Tennessee and Mississippi based out of the company’s Corporate Headquarters sales office in Memphis, located at 6525 Quail Hollow Road. She assists buyers and sellers in and around Shelby County in Tennessee and Desoto County in Mississippi and specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on bank owned properties and new homes.


Brown is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors (NWMAR) and Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). With MAAR she serves on the Professional Standards Committee.


As a member of the prestigious Crye-Leike ?Circle of Excellence’ Brown is a Vice President based on her years of commitment to the company, her community and the Realtor profession. With Crye-leike, she is a Certified Relocation Associate (CRA), Certified Builder Specialist (CBS) and Life member of the Multi Million Dollar Club. Brown is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI).


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Broker Fosta Brown directly by phone at 901-482-4452, email: and on the web you can find 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 more than 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.