Leadership Training Helps Memphis Realtor Remain Focused

MEMPHIS, TN., – As monthly home sales data continues to challenge even the most seasoned real estate industry veterans, one Memphis Realtor has found a way to channel the ups and downs.


Crye-Leike’s Frances Anderson, a Realtor for ten plus years, has found comfort and a new-found focus through the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) Leadership Development program.


“Our industry has definitely faced some challenges and difficult times in the past few years,” said Anderson. “To move forward with effective and wise leadership is a must.”


Anderson was among a dozen Realtors who chose to participate in the 2010 TAR leadership class. She was exposed to a variety of leadership development strategies over the course that included several retreats along with classroom training.  Anderson says the focus was on learning the qualities and traits of effective leaders and leadership styles and then adapting those skills to become better at addressing the challenges that Realtors, Realtor Associations, and TAR is now facing.


“I have never been one to sit back and do nothing,” said Anderson. “I have always believed in jumping in and being a part of an industry that I love.”


As most professionals find their personal and professional lives overlapping more and more, Anderson too feels a special calling now to follow her new leadership instincts to act, speak up and create an example for others to follow.


“I feel that this is a great accomplishment that has and will prepare me for leadership within my association as well as in my life,” said Anderson. “I have always strived to be a voice in my real estate community, and I feel that to whom much is given – much is required.”


Anderson says many of those who have completed the TAR Leadership program over the years have gone on to serve as association presidents, directors and committee chairs. She looks forward to following in their footsteps by assuming more leadership roles.


“I am honored to be a graduate of Leadership TAR and I encourage others to discover the powers within,” said Anderson. ?We must all look ahead and examine ourselves for our industry and associations. It’s a journey we should all be open to take.”


A formal graduation ceremony will be held (Setember16th) in Memphis to recognize Anderson and her colleagues with a special pin and certificate during the fall TAR Director’s meeting.


More About Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Frances Anderson

Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Frances Anderson is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee and Mississippi working with buyers and sellers primarily in and around Shelby and Desoto counties. She specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on re- sale, new construction, relocation and investment properties.


In 2008, Anderson was selected as the Realtor Associate of the Year by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. She is a Lifetime member of the MAAR Multi Million Dollar Club and is serving on the 2010-2011 Board of Governors. Frances is also a Lifetime Member of the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club and Vice President and 2006 recipient of Crye-Leike’s prestigious Diamond Circle of Excellence Award.


Current leadership rolls for Anderson include serving as a 2010-2011 MAAR Director and  2010 Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) Director, Realtor Advisory Board Member with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and as a Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC) Board Liaison, Women’s Council of Realtors Ways and Means Chair.


Through on going professional development Anderson has achieved the following designations Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). She is a Certified Relocation Associate (CRA), Internet Realtor Professional e-PRO, Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Welcome Home Memphis (WHM) certified and member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB).


Anderson lives in Collierville and is based out of the company’s Hickory Ridge branch office located at 3565 Ridge Meadow Parkway in Memphis. Prior to her career in real estate sales, she was the owner and proprietor of a Memphis area Salon and Boutique.


For all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Memphis Affiliate Broker Frances Anderson by phone at 901-857-2276, email: fanderson@crye-leike.com and you can find her on the web at www.FrancesAndersonSellsHomes.com.


More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation’s 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 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. More information is available at http://www.crye-leike.com.