Susan Barnette Named Director Of Career Development For Crye-Leike’s Chattanooga Region

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Susan Barnette
Susan Barnette

After 31 years of helping hundreds of home buyers and sellers with their real estate needs and after several years of training other agents, Realtor Susan Barnette is embarking on another career opportunity.

She was recently hired as the new director of career development for Crye-Leike’s Chattanooga region. She will help recruit, train, mentor and motivate agents to have a successful career in real estate.

Ms. Barnette will also continue assisting real estate buyers and sellers based out of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office.

She is a licensed realtor in Tennessee and Georgia specializing in residential real estate sales and first-time homebuyers. She works with clients in and around the Chattanooga area and also where she lives in Cleveland, Tennessee.

From 2010 until 2012, she served as the education director for the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors where she helped develop education programs and trained real estate agents. She also received the Educator of the Year Award from the Tennessee Association of Realtors in 2010.

Officials said, "Continuing education has played a big role in Susan’s real estate success as she’s completed training to earn several professional real estate designations. Susan is certified as a Graduate Realtor Institute, an Accredited Buyer Representative, an E-Pro Internet Marketing Specialist, a Certified Residential Specialist, a Green Certified Realtor, a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Specialist and as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.

"Susan also keeps her knowledge of the market up-to-date by serving on several boards and committees as a member of the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors, the Rivers Counties Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors."

Previously, Ms. Barnette served as the broker and owner of a RE/MAX office in Ocoee, Tennessee from 2006 until 2012.

Ms. Barnette can be reached by phone at (423) 892-1515 extension 464 or e-mail her at susan.barnette@crye-leike.com


Russ Elliott Joins Pointe Property Group To Form New Brokerage Firm

Russ Elliott, a respected commercial real estate broker with 30 years of experience, has joined the principals of Pointe Property Group to form Pointe Commercial Real Estate, LLC and become its managing broker. Pointe Property Group has several prominent commercial developments in the Chattanooga market, including The Pointe Centre and Lee Pointe. Mr. Elliott will be responsible ... (click for more)

GCAR Has After Hours Networking Event

The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR) met at Clyde's on Main Street Thursday  night  for an afterhours networking event sponsored by the organization's affiliate members.  On hand were realtors, escrow agents, home warranty representatives, mortgage lenders and pest control reps and other service providers from the area's housing industry.   ... (click for more)

Fuel Spill Shuts Down Westbound Traffic At I-24/Hwy. 27 Split; Multiple Vehicles Involved In Crash

Chattanooga Police on Saturday morning were at the scene of a traffic crash involving an 18-wheeler at the I-24/Hwy. 27 split in the westbound lanes. At 7:33 p.m., police said I -24 westbound was shut down due to a fuel spill from the crash. E mergency crews were working to clear the roadway. The wreck blocked the freeway for several hours. T raffic was diverted ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Fourth Of July, 2015

As one who is about good and fed up with being “socially correct” so less than 10 percent of us can dictate how the other 90 percent of us ought to think, I am going to pause today in order to share a wonderfully fun email that has been around for a while. It is aptly called, “You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop.” Before I do, I got a sweet note the other day from my dear friend ... (click for more)