ATLANTA, GA - Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces its 2021 Top Producing award recipients for the Atlanta region. To be named a Top Producing Agent or Team in one of Crye-Leike's eight-state regions, individual(s) must have earned the highest sales volume, or had the highest number of real estate transactions, for that year.

Crye-Leike experienced its best year in company history, with a record sales volume of $8.9 billion and 32,499 customers served, in part due to the hard work and dedication from its top producing agents.

"Our agent's training and professionalism make all the difference to our clients and continue to push us forward," said Crye-Leike Owner and Chief Executive Officer Harold Crye. "I want to offer a big thank you to our incredibly creative agents who continued to make sales during low inventory and these competitive times."

Congratulations to the following Crye-Leike associates:

Ellen Yi - Top Producing Agent by Sales Volume

Realtor Ellen Yi earned her real estate license six years ago and joined Crye-Leike's Norcross office one year later. Throughout her career, Yi has consistently ranked as a Top Producer at Crye-Leike and is recognized as a Multi-Million Dollar Club member for the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS (NAMAR). Yi is also a member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and is a board member for the Garner Creek Homeowner's Association (HOA).

In 2021, Yi had an outstanding sales volume of $28 million, making her Crye-Leike's Top Producing Agent by sales volume for the Atlanta region. She looks forward to another prosperous year and serving clients throughout the Atlanta region.

Amber Bell Jones - Top Producing Agent by Transactions

Amber Bell Jones, a member of the real estate industry for over 20 years, joined Crye-Leike's McDonough office 13 years ago. Jones is the Team Lead and Co-Founder of Amber & Company Real Estate Professionals, which formed in 2019 and has been thriving since.

In 2021, Jones served 66 clients, making her the Top Producing Agent for transactions in Crye-Leike's Atlanta region. Jones' team has been recognized in the past as Crye-Leike's Top Producing Team, and Jones also been Crye-Leike's Top Sales Leader for the McDonough branch for the last 13 years.

The Grace Yoon Team - Top Producing Team

Grace Yoon, a member of the real estate industry for over 20 years, has been affiliated with Crye-Leike's Norcross branch office for over 10 years. In 2004, she formed The Grace Yoon Team, which has grown into a real estate powerhouse.

In 2021, The Grace Yoon Team conducted over $17 million in real estate sales with 86 transactions, making them Crye-Leike's Top Producing Team for the fourth time since the team formed. Yoon was also Crye-Leike's Individual #1 Top Sales Leader from 2012-2016, was the #1 Top Producer for the Atlanta Board of REALTORS in 2006 and is recognized as a Multi-Million Dollar Club member for the Atlanta REALTORS Association (ARA).

Kristen Portaro - Rookie of the Year

Realtor Kristen Portaro restarted her real estate business with Crye-Leike's Cumming, GA branch office just over a year ago and has quickly risen to the top as a successful Realtor. Re-joining the industry at a time when the market is competitive for both clients and Realtors, Portaro found success by utilizing Crye-Leike's technology & marketing tools, learning from other agents in her office and finding creative ways to serve buyers & sellers. In 2021, Portaro sold over $10.7 million in real estate, making her Crye-Leike's Rookie of the Year for the Atlanta region.

Portaro is a member of the 400 North Association of REALTORS and recently earned the LeadingRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) designation. Throughout the next year, she hopes to continue her real estate education and serve more amazing clients in her community.


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ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, over 800 employees and 140+ company-owned and franchise offices throughout an eight-state footprint. It generated $8.9 billion in sales and had 32,499 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2021, making it the company's most successful year to date.