Crye*Leike Principal Broker Lackey Moody Earns Certified Residential Specialist Designation

Crye*Leike Principal Broker Lackey Moody Earns Certified Residential Specialist Designation

Batesville, AR:   Crye-Leike Real Estate Services congratulates Principal Broker Lackey Moody for earning the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the Residential Real Estate Council. Moody is the principal broker and owner of the Crye-Leike franchise, Crye*Leike Batesville Real Estate Center.

The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®. REALTORS® who hold the CRS designation have more experience and training than the average REALTOR® and are part of a community dedicated to improving the real estate industry for home buyers and sellers across the nation.

For Moody, earning the CRS designation has been on his career bucket-list for quite some time. When COVID-19 slowed the industry down initially in the spring months, Moody encouraged his agents to expand their real estate knowledge during their down time, and did the same himself.

“As a principal broker it is important to lead by example,” said Moody. “When I asked my agents to continue their real estate education, I ended up having a new agent finish their license, two agents studying for their broker’s test and one agent take on a mentoring program. Their hard work motivated me to reach my goal of earning the CRS, which I’ve wanted to do for about ten years. It is always important as an agent to complete our circles.”

Moody has been a member of the real estate industry for 27 years and earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation earlier in his career. He was also voted the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year by the Batesville Board of REALTORS® and currently serves as the president for the board.

For more information regarding real estate in and around Batesville, AR, please visit Crye-Leike’s franchise office, located at 1525 Harrison Street, or visit the Crye-Leike website at Principal Broker Lackey Moody may be reached at (870) 307-4229, or via email at To visit Moody’s website, please refer to


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