Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2016) - Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, the nation's sixth largest residential real estate brokerage firm, announced that one of its sales associates, Jimmie Tapley of Memphis, Tenn., was named to the 2016 The Thousand list of America's top 1,000 real estate sales professionals as published by REAL Trends, Inc., in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal.

According to The Thousand, Tapley had transaction sides totaling 168, ranking her No. 119 in the nation, tied with five other agents across the United States. She is one of 1,000 designees recognized as the top one half of one percent of more than 1.1 million licensed Realtors nationwide. A multi-million dollar producer and vice president of Crye-Leike, Tapley is a broker affiliated with Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow branch office in Memphis, Tenn.

"Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Jimmie did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide."

"I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand," said Tapley who serves clients primarily in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties in Tennessee and DeSoto County in Mississippi. "It's extremely gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible."

"In total, this year's 1,000 sales professionals and teams in The Thousand closed 159,589 sides and sold more than $72 billion in 2015 - a new record for sales volume with a nine percent increase over last year," said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends and publisher of The Thousand. "Nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today's complex housing market."

REAL Trends' The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), is a national award ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends (www.realtrends.com ), a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage and housing industries. In its 11th year, The Thousand honors America's finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends. REAL Trends' The Thousand awards program was developed jointly by WSJ, Custom Studios and REAL Trends. The ranking of The Thousand can be found at: www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

Tennessee-based Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (www.Crye-Leike.com), a full service real estate company for 39 years, is ranked the nation's fourth largest privately-held residential real estate brokerage firm among the nation's top 500 and is the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Crye-Leike has a network of over 3,000 sales associates in 86 company-owned offices and 26 franchise offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama and Missouri.