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Crye-Leike Real Estate Services' Affiliate Broker Donna Darnes has become a certified residential specialist. Ms. Darnes currently works out of the Crye-Leike Ooltewah office at 5913 Main St., Ste. 107.

To earn this recognition, Ms. Darnes had to complete advanced professional training and demonstrate outstanding achievement in her professional residential real estate career. There are only 29,000 realtors who have earned this credential out of 1.2 million realtors nationwide. Having a CRS designation, home buyers and sellers can trust that Ms. Darnes is well versed in the latest tactics and technologies to better assist clients in maximizing profits and minimizing costs, said officials.

Not everyone has the opportunity to do something they truly love for a career, said Ms. Darnes. It has been a dream come true for me to work as a realtor with Crye-Leike and make a difference in my clients lives.

Ms. Darnes actively serves as a board member for her local Realtors Professional Standards Committee. She is a lifetime member of Crye-Leikes Multi-Million Dollar Club and a member of the National Association of Realtors, Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland Association of Realtors.

Ms. Darnes is a current resident of Harrison and has over 11 years experience in the real estate industry. She is licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia and serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in all of (and surrounding areas) of Hamilton County, and Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia.

In addition to Ms. Darness recent designation, she is also nationally recognized as a LeadngRE Relocation Specialist, At Home With Diversity Certification, Certified TREES Graduate, and e-PRO certified, and an Associates of Applied Science degree.

For further information about real estate in and around Hamilton County, contact Ms. Darnes at 544-1906, or by email at You may also visit her website at