Memphis, Tenn. - Janice M. Harbor of Germantown, president and director of Crye-Leike Relocation Services' Midsouth Division, was awarded the accredited buyer representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Inc. (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors.

Harbor joins more than 18,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. The requirements for this coveted designation include a comprehensive two-day course in buyer representation, a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation and practical experience in the field of buyer representation.

"Today's real estate brokers and agents want to provide a full menu of services for their clients, whether they are buyers or sellers," explains Terrence M. McDermott, president and CEO of REBAC. "The ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer agency service, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue his or her education in the field of buyer representation and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers."

REBAC was founded in 1988 and currently has more than 27,000 members in North America. The National Association of Realtors is the nation's largest professional trade association, representing nearly 720,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Crye-Leike Relocation Services (http://relocation.crye-leike.com) is a division of Crye-Leike, with four regional offices in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis and Nashville and a combined professional staff of 35 relocation professionals. Crye-Leike Relocation Services Division attained $215 million in closed regional sales volume for 1999. In addition, the division achieved $88 million in national sales volume (out of market sales) in 1999 through its Best Choice Corporate Services Program, a complete relocation program designed for transferees. Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com) , the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Midsouth, has over 2,100 sales associates who operate in 50 branch offices, located in 20 counties and six regional areas, Arkansas, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis, Mississippi and Nashville. Crye-Leike also has three franchise offices in Oxford and Tupelo, Miss. and Monteagle, Tenn.