HUNTSVILLE, AL - Crye-Leike Real Estate Services congratulates Zelda Friedman on being awarded REALTOR of the Year by the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS (HAAR). The association recognizes one REALTOR each year for superior service and contribution to the real estate profession.

Friedman is the managing broker of Crye-Leike's Huntsville branch office, where she serves clients across seven counties. Friedman has worked in residential real estate for 20 years, specializing in relocation, downsizing, new construction and first-time home buying.

"After I became a REALTOR and started working with customers, I was encouraged by mentors to get involved in leadership," said Friedman. "It has been such a great education for me. By serving, I have grown so much professionally and personally."

Since joining the real estate industry in 2002, Friedman has served as the president, director and treasurer for HAAR, as well as the 2018 Alabama Womens Council of REALTORS State President. She has also chaired and served on several committees, including the National Association of REALTORS committee.

Friedman's involvement with HAAR, her commitment to her clients and her dedication to giving back to her community all led to her selection for the REALTOR of the Year award.

"It was such a wonderful and special moment that I will never forget," said Friedman. "This award has lots of people standing behind it who encouraged and supported me, and I encourage others to get involved with their local REALTOR association and MLS as well."

For more information involving real estate in and around Huntsville, please visit the branch office at 809 Shoney Drive, or visit Friedman's website at She may also be reached by email at or by phone at 256-468-6159.

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