Editorial Results (free)
1. That Realtor Key Box Might Welcome Unwanted Visitors
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
This one may get me in trouble with some of my peers, but it is important, so here goes.
First, some background.
In most cases, when a buyer’s agents schedule appointments for showings, they find the properties on MLS and print the listing sheets.
2. Shelby County Home Sales, Prices Dip in July
- Monday, August 11, 2014
From 2008 to 2012, bank sales – or foreclosure sales – propped up what was an otherwise crumbling real estate market.
After several years of historically high bank sales, that inventory has finally thinned out and their months-long decline is impacting overall sales figures, according to several Memphis-area Realtors.
3. Home Market Still Facing Obstacles
- Friday, August 01, 2014
After suffering through a brutal slump in the wake of the worst economic downturn in decades, the local real estate industry has slowly merged onto the road to recovery, though a few speed bumps that could slow progress remain.
4. Master Your Market Seminar to Examine Housing Trends
- Monday, July 28, 2014
Real estate industry professionals will have the opportunity this week to learn more about major trends in the local real estate market, including residential and commercial sales, new housing, foreclosures and lending practices.
5. Miles to Lead Germantown Community Theatre
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Michael D. Miles took over as executive director of Germantown Community Theatre Monday, April 28, about two weeks before the theater closes its 2013-2014 season with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” May 16 to June 1.
6. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.
7. J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville
- Friday, February 22, 2013
A local pumping equipment manufacturer is increasing its presence in the Collierville market.
J-Line Pump Co., doing business as American-Marsh Pumps, bought the 81,260-square-foot warehouse on 12.4 acres at 550 E. South St. for $1.4 million. This will be in addition to the adjoining 110,000-square-foot warehouse at 185 Progress Road the company has occupied since 1999.
8. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million
- Friday, December 28, 2012
The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands.
Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.
9. Real Estate Profession Trends Toward Teams
- Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The residential housing market is recovering, but traditional real estate agents may not be, according to one agent who began at the height of the economic collapse.
Josh Hisaw of The Hisaw Team said that high-volume sales are now beyond the reach of individuals.
10. J.D. Byrider Brings First Franchise To Memphis
- Friday, October 26, 2012
The nation’s largest used car franchise company has entered the Memphis market. Carmel, Ind.-based J.D. Byrider has inked 30,900 square feet at 2580 Mount Moriah Road, marking the company’s second Tennessee dealership.
11. Lease Brings New Breed Footprint to 3 Million Feet
- Friday, October 12, 2012
New Breed Inc. is enhancing its Memphis operations with a new distribution warehouse lease in the Southeast industrial submarket.
12. Evans Joins MERI As Finance Director
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Devonya Evans has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute as director of finance. Evans, a licensed certified public accountant, will be responsible for heading MERI’s finance and information technology departments.
13. Three Local Real Estate Agents Disciplined by State
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Three Memphis real estate professionals have been disciplined by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, according to the Department of Commerce & Insurance April 2012 Disciplinary Action Report.
14. Keller Williams to Sponsor Orange Mound Benefit
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Keller Williams Realty is sponsoring a plant sale Saturday, April 14, where proceeds will go toward a RED Day Project benefiting the Orange Mound community.
15. Keller Williams' Shaner Receives 2012 Lion Heart
- Monday, April 09, 2012
Jo Shaner of Keller Williams Realty received the 2012 Lion Heart Award at the Youth Villages 5K Kick-Off Party, held last month at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.
16. Haney Signs Realty Publishing Deal
- Monday, March 26, 2012
Kendall Haney of Keller Williams Realty | Kendall Haney Group has signed a publishing deal to contribute to the book “The New Rise in Real Estate: The Nation’s Trusted Real Estate Advisors Reveal Their Top Secrets for Buying and Selling Homes in the New Real Estate Economy.”
17. Housing Increase Marred by Bank Sales
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Local home sales posted a 36 percent increase in February, but many of those sales were executed by banks and investors.
Shelby County saw 997 home sales last month, compared to February 2011’s 735 sales, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
18. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
19. Agents Moonlight to Cope With Slump
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
In tough times, many local real estate agents seek secondary sources of income to compensate for the market’s instability.
J. Tucker Beck has been selling real estate with Crye-Leike Commercial for 18 years. But when the market dried up in the fall of 2007, he turned to an old fraternity brother to help him line up a job at Huey’s.
20. Midtown Vacancy
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Memphis hospitality professional Tony Westmoreland hopes someone can breathe new life into a beleaguered, empty Midtown building that operated as a hotel for more than four decades.
21. Front Street Property For Sale After Foreclosure
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A first-run foreclosure notice on a multimillion-dollar property on South Front Street in Downtown Memphis appears in the Tuesday, Aug. 30, issue of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
22. Clayborn-Ball Temple Plays Role In Area’s Future
- Monday, August 01, 2011
A historic Downtown church is for sale after decades of attempts by the AME church leadership to bring it back.
What happens to Clayborn Ball Temple could be a bellwether for redevelopment efforts for the area just south of FedExForum. It’s an area developers and planners refer to as SoFo.
23. Historic Downtown Church For Sale
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Clayborn-Ball Temple, a landmark Downtown church, is being sold by the AME church that owns the property.
The church, near Fourth Street and Linden Avenue, has been on the market for several months said Sam Mitchell, director and broker of KW Commercial, a division of Keller Williams Realty.
24. Open Houses Create Leads, Networking Opportunities
- Monday, July 04, 2011
The return on investment of open houses has long been a debated topic among residential real estate agents.
Some seasoned professionals with a large referral base and repeat clientele opt out, while others are avid believers.
25. Dollar General Building Store On Jackson In N. Memphis
- Friday, June 10, 2011
Plans for a new Dollar General store in the city’s North submarket are under way. Ware Properties LLC purchased 9,100 square feet of vacant land at 3433 Jackson Ave. from Hector Tejeda in May for $140,000, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal of the parcel was $109,200.
26. Young Agents Join to Enhance Business Opportunities
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Dustie Zvolanek got her real estate license last August when the market was still a picture of uncertainty, but these days she’s finding strength in numbers of young, new practitioners who have banded together for peer support.
27. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.
28. Keller Williams Agent Receives Lifetime Honor
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Karen Stephens of Keller Williams Memphis Central has recently been named a cultural ambassador by Keller Williams Realty.
29. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.
30. Keller Williams Realty to Launch Business Platform
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Keller Williams Realty Inc. is set to launch eEdge – the real estate industry’s first complete lead-to-close business solution for every agent in the company.
31. Regal Group Joins First National Realty
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Yet another set of local real estate firms are joining forces, further proof that reposition is vital amid current economic times.
Memphis-based The Regal Group LLC has announced its office will become First National Realty East – a division of Memphis-based First National Realty Inc., which also has offices in Jackson, Tenn., Jackson, Miss., Nashville and Little Rock with about 300 agents collectively.
32. Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Merges with Crye-Leike
- Friday, February 04, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. continues to expand its standing as the largest real estate firm in the Mid-South area by merging with Memphis-based Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Realtors.
33. Crye-Leike Merges With Coleman-Etter, Fontaine
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. continues to expand its standing as the largest real estate firm in the Mid-South area by merging with longtime Memphis-based Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Realtors.
34. Women’s Council of Realtors Installs Officers
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
Memphis Women’s Council of Realtors has named Frances Anderson of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors as its Realtor of the Year.
35. Housing Endured Bumpy Ride in 2010
- Tuesday, December 28, 2010
As the 2010 housing market seemed to get worse with every monthly report, local real estate professionals adjusted their routines to cope.
A lack of confidence in the market and uncertainty about the employment picture prevailed, keeping home sales about 15 percent off last year’s pace – which had been the lowest in decades.
36. Keller Williams, Kendall Haney Realty Merge
- Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Keller Williams Realty Inc. continues to expand its standing as the second-largest real estate firm in the Mid-South area by merging with a Memphis-based firm.
37. DeSoto’s Housing Market Levels Out
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The DeSoto County residential market seems to be leveling off after several years of declining numbers. Sales figures for the year-to-date are slightly up, showing small surges and dropoffs after possibly bottoming out in 2008 and 2009.
38. Lintner Promoted at Obsidian Public Relations
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Crissy Lintner has been promoted to director of client services at Obsidian Public Relations.
Hometown: Laurel, Miss.
Family: Married to John Lintner, two step-children, Jack, 6, and Sarah, 3
Favorite quote: My show choir director in high school had a saying, “Cope and adjust.” It’s kind of become a mantra over the years. If something goes awry, you just deal with it and move on.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My grandmother (Mammaw) was a huge influence on my love of music. She introduced me to the piano and encouraged my talents. She also was a genuinely sweet and loving person, and I think she helped shape who I am today.
Why did you pursue a career in public relations? It was the degree that required the least amount of math courses! In all seriousness, I knew I loved writing, meeting and talking to new people, and it seemed like a perfect career for my personality.
What drew you to Obsidian? I had been working in the not-for-profit realm for nearly five years – mostly focused on fundraising – when an e-mail came through my inbox about an open position as an account executive at Obsidian. The opportunity to go back to my PR roots and work for a growing firm sounded like an appealing challenge and is a decision I am happy to have made.
What will your new role at Obsidian entail? I’ll be managing our account team of nine people by providing strategic council on client initiatives, editing writing projects, overseeing day-to-day operations, finding new talent and planning professional development activities.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I’m lucky to work in a field where I get to see the fruits of my labor on a daily basis through successful publicity initiatives for our clients. I think I would consider my time so far at Obsidian to be one filled with accomplishment that is tangible and fulfilling.
39. Agents Adapt to New Market
- Monday, October 11, 2010
Molly Booth Phillips is getting back to the basics of when she started in the real estate industry 14 years ago.
40. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.
41. Crump Makes His Name In Local Real Estate
- Friday, April 23, 2010
His surname is synonymous with Memphis political history, but Patrick Crump’s passion lies in Memphis real estate.
42. Mabon Joins Leadership Memphis As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Lauren Mabon has joined Leadership Memphis as marketing coordinator.
Prior to joining Leadership Memphis, Mabon served as a marketing executive in the marketing and communications department at Primacy Relocation.
43. Housing Market Shows Weakness for Second Month
- Monday, March 01, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of previously owned homes plunged in January to their lowest level since summer, providing fresh evidence that high unemployment and tight lending standards are outweighing the government's attempts to prop up the market.
44. Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in South
- Monday, March 01, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - Home sales in the South posted an annual increase of 8 percent in January as buyers grabbed hold of federal tax credits and affordable prices.
However, sales plummeted 35 percent from December, a sign that the housing market's recovery may be on shaky ground.
45. Evolve Bank & Trust Names Holland to Board
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Evolve Bank & Trust has named Lewis E. Holland to its board of directors.
Holland served six years as president of the regional investment banking firm UMIC Inc., and after its sale in 1988 became a partner at the Memphis office of Ernst & Young LLP.
46. Dewald Selected to Chair Life and Health Insurance Foundation
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Jack Dewald will serve as chairman of the board for the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education.
Dewald is president and owner of Agency Services Inc.
47. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
48. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
49. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
50. UT’s Hathaway Named To Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Dr. Donna Hathaway has been named to the Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing.
51. Society of Entrepreneurs Names Crye Master Entrepreneur
- Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Harold Crye, co-founder and chief executive officer of Crye-Leike Realtors, has been honored as the 2009 Master Entrepreneur by the Society of Entrepreneurs in partnership with Junior Achievement of Memphis.
52. Weichert Realtors’ Chapman Recognized for Service Achievement
- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Amy Chapman, broker and owner of Weichert Realtors-Chapman & Associates, has been awarded Quality Service Certified Platinum status. It is considered the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry.
53. Home Sales Freefall Continues in Q1
- Monday, April 13, 2009
Shelby County home sales continued their downward spiral during the first quarter of 2009, proof that consumer confidence has yet to be restored and that credit issues have yet to be resolved.
Just 3,078 homes were sold in the first three months of 2009, down 25 percent from 4,101 in Q1 2008, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. The period’s total marked the lowest first quarter since Q1 2001, which saw 3,107 home sales.
54. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
55. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
56. Keller Williams Set to Expand in Memphis
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009
At a time when real estate companies everywhere are closing offices and agents are abandoning the profession, Keller Williams Realty is expanding.
57. Caraway Named ‘Rising Star’ By Midsouth Superlawyers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Kirk Caraway of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC has been selected as a “Rising Star” in the field of Labor and Employment Litigation by Law & Politics Midsouth Superlawyers publication for 2008.
58. Dillihunt Joins Southeast Community Capital
- Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Craig Dillihunt has joined nonprofit financial institution Southeast Community Capital as assistant fund manager for the Memphis Business Opportunity Fund, a partnership between the city of Memphis, local banks and SCC.
59. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
60. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
61. Blockman Joins Keller Williams
- Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Harold Blockman has been named the new vice president & principal broker of the Memphis Central Market Center for Keller Williams Realty.
Blockman serves as director of the board of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and was selected for the 2007 Community Service Award by MAAR. Blockman is also president of the Tennessee GRI Association and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.
62. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.
63. 2007's Top RealtorsHonored by MAAR
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors recently handed out awards at its annual gala, including one to John Linthicum of Crye-Leike Inc., who was named 2007 Realtor of the Year. Randy Jefferson of The Hobson Co. Realto
64. MAAR ElectsBoard of Directors
- Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) elected five directors to the organization's board at last week's annual meeting.
The new directors are Bill Maury of Hobson Co