FAYETTEVILLE, AR., - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce Broker Associate Landra Bench has earned both her Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designations. She is a Realtor in the company's Fayetteville, Arkansas branch office located at 1280 East Stearns Street.

 

"I am so excited about obtaining these two designations," said Landra. "It's important in today's market that we as agents continue our education and earn designations in order to help our clients navigate through this unchartered territory. We are in a situation we've never experienced before and it is our responsibility to have as much knowledge as possible to share with our clients so they can make the decision that's best for them."

 

The CRS is a prestigious designation awarded to sales associates. Realtors who receive the CRS have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate and have a proven track record of sales transactions that are required to earn the designation.

 

Landra joins more than 16,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES designation, having completed a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers age 55 and older.

 

"I'm especially proud and excited to have obtained my SRES designation," said Landra. "For me, working with buyers and sellers who are 55 years or older is something I enjoy immensely. Although it's my job to educate them with what's going on in the real estate market, they always educate me in other areas of life. It is very rewarding and an honor to work for them."

 

Landra is a licensed Realtor in Arkansas assisting buyers and sellers in and around Benton, Washington and Madison counties. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) specializing in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on first-time homebuyers, relocation, new home construction, condominiums and townhomes.

 

"Buying and selling a home can be an overwhelming process and I enjoy breaking it down for people and walking them through the process," said Landra. "I'm looking ahead in 2009 and I know by advancing my knowledge I'll be able to share what I learn and my experience with my clients who will benefit from the value I bring to the process."

 

Landra lives in Fayetteville and moved her business to Crye-Leike from the Harris McHaney firm where she was for four years. Landra is a member of the Metro Area Board of Realtors (MABR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR). With MABR she serves as a member of the Project Realtor Restore committee.

 

For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Associate Broker Landra Bench by phone at 479-879-4332 and you can email her at landra.bench@crye-leike.com.

 

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.

 

Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals. In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.