Brent and Whitney Sneed

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Hey Rita,

Its starting to feel like home!

Thank you again for all of your effort in making this happen for us.

We greatly appreciate you, and we pray God will bless you tremendously as you have been a blessing to us.

Brent and Whitney Sneed

Will and Dawn Murphy

Will and Dawn Murphy

We were apprehensive about the process of selling our house and buying a new one, but Rita worked so hard that we knew that everything that could be done was being done. Rita sold our house and found a wonderful house that met our criteria and our budget!

She is energetic and always on the go to take care of her clients. She knows the business and will always keep an eye out for your best interests.

It is hard to explain in words how great Rita is to work with or how hard she will work for you – you need to experience it for yourself.

The bottom line is, if you are buying or selling a house, you will want Rita in your corner.
Will & Dawn Murphy

David and Wendy Merriman

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You are truly the best real estate agent we have ever worked with.

We appreciate your hard work and effort to get things accomplished for us.

Just wanted you to know it means a lot to us to know you watched out for us.

Love You!
David and Wendy Merriman

Carla Stroud

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You have made my dreams come true for my family and I. I know that I would have eventually purchased a home, but I´m glad I got the opportunity to persue my first home buying experience with you.

You made what I felt like was a horrible situation with a RELO property, into a tolerable one.

Please don´t be a stranger, I feel like I not only gained a house I can call my own, but a dear friend for life.

Carla Stroud

The Bowles Family

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I prayed that God would send me an understanding and patient agent.

My prayers were answered with you (RITA) – a funny, truthful, loving agent (to me a friend). Who would have thought that buying a house would be a smooth and exciting experience.

TIME was never an issue to you. You´re a small person with an amazing heart.

If I had to do this again and that´s a big IF you´re it Mrs. Rita.


The Bowles Family

The Paramo Family

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Nosotros la familia de Paramo, Arturo, Bianey, B.B., Giovanny & Diana, está tan agradecido a l Sra Rita Hallum para ayudarnos encontrar nuestro sueño en casa. Ella es una persona muy honesta y paciente. Ella explicó a nosotros con todo detalle, cada uno de los documentos que necesitamos firmar antes hicimos el fin en nuestro hogar. Ella es también muy flexible con su tiempo. Aún el domingo ella tuvo tiempo para nosotros. Pensamos que tenemos mucha suerte para tener Rita como nuestro corredor de bienes raíces. Sinceramente, Bianey Paramo y la familia.

We the Paramo family, Arturo, Bianey, B.B., Giovanny & Diana, are so thankful to Ms Rita Hallum for helping us to find our dream home. She is a very honest and patient person. She explained to us in detail, each one of the documents we needed to sign before we did the closing on our home. She is also very flexible with her time. Even on Sunday’s she had time for us. We think we are very lucky to have Rita as our real estate agent.

Bianey Paramo and Family
The Paramo Family

Terry and Patricia Lafferty

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Thank you for the wonderful assistance you gave in securing our new home. Your representation of Crye-Leike is outstanding.

Terry & Patricia Lafferty

Jordan and Kim Emerson

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Honestly our prayers had been answered when Mrs. Rita was brought into out lives. Not only is she our realtor but now she has become part of our family.

As first time home buyers my husband and I didn’t know a whole lot about the process but Mrs. Rita helped us every step of the way. I will never forget the first meeting with her she welcomed us like we had known her for years with a great big smile and a loving hug. She not only listened to what we wanted in a house but was available at anytime and no matter what the question might have been. She left no question unanswered and always had a big smile on her face.

If we are ever in need of a realtor Mrs. Rita is the one we will be going to. There are not enough words to express what a wonderful woman she is.

Crye-Leike should feel as blessed as my husband and I do to have Mrs. Rita as part of their family.

Jordan & Kim Emerson

Tony and Debbie Graves


This was a very tough time for me and my husband.

We so much wanted to own our own home. We have 4 children and were in desperate need of a larger house. A friend of mine introduced me to Rita. That was the best thing that ever happened to us.

She always had a smile and stuck by our side. We looked at a lot of homes that just didn´t seem to fit our needs but Rita pushed on and finally found the perfect house for us in the area we wanted. She was always on top of everything and always there when we needed to talk. Rita was there with us through everything from the very beginning all the way through to the end.

We still keep in touch because through all this we have become good friends. We couldn´t have asked for a better agent. I would recommend to anyone looking for a home or wanting to sell their home to call Rita.

Also, we would like to say thank you to Crye Leike for having such wonderful employees, Todd Flynn with First Trust for taking the time to work with us, and Realty Title for doing our closing.

And most of all Thank You Rita for everything that you did for us!
Tony & Debbie Graves

Chris and Emily Holley

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Dear Rita,

I just wanted to take a second to thank you again for everything you did for us during our home-buying process. If not for you, I really believe we wouldn’t have this beautiful home.

You made our experience stress-free, successful and quick!! You have a great talent for this business and I thank God often that I was blessed to not only be your cousin but a happy client.

Thanks again.

We love you and will always be grateful for what you did for us!

Chris and Emily Holley

Jose Ramos

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Hi Rita,

Just writing to say “Hi!”

I miss looking at houses with you. I also wanted to thank you again for all you did in my house search. You are the best and very special. I´ll always remember what you did for me. I look forward to you seeing everything once I get it situated.

Take Care,
Jose Ramos

Jeff and Stacey Aughney


Working with Rita was a fantastic experience!

We were first time home buyers and didn´t live in Tennessee at the time we purchased our home, which added to the difficult process of selecting a home. Luckily, we were fortunate enough to find Rita and she literally took care of everything for us. With only one visit to the Memphis area, we were able to find a home that suited our needs perfectly, and Rita helped us with all the final steps.

She kept in contact with us all the time and made sure everything was taken care of in a timely manner. We were so worried about closing on a home when we lived in a different state, but Rita made it so easy. She even helped us find our home owners insurance!

The other members of the Crye-Leike team were also helpful. They helped with utilities and other home services. We feel very blessed to have found such a wonderful realtor and would recommend her to anyone.

When it comes time for us to sell, we will definitely be giving Rita a call.

Jeff and Stacey Aughney

Nancy Barnes

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I would recommend Rita Hallum to any of my friends considering selling their home.

I made the mistake of starting with a different agent from another company and was very disappointed. Many things changed and happened after I signed with Crye-Leike. Rita spent a lot of time and effort promoting my home to potential buyers.

It was slow time of year but she came through.

Nancy Barnes

Ronnie Smith


Thanks for all the work you did and for going above and beyond to get my house sold. You are a truly special person and I was blessed to have you as my agent.

Thanks Again,
Ronnie Smith

Mike Diane Madison and Emily Powell

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Our family reached an important step in our lives, as we prayerfully reached a decision that it was time for us to relocate. You see, we would be first time home buyers and we hadn’t a clue. We didn’t know any of the basic information that we would need or how to go about getting it. There was so much information available, yet the more we read the more confused we became.

We were smart enough to know that we needed help and were humble enough to seek it.

God has blessed us with a special friend and her name was Rita, we knew she was a member of the Crye-Leike real estate family and she could help us with all our questions. Basically, we were certain Rita could save the day!

When it comes to buying or selling a home, Rita is the expert. When we started the process, we weren’t even sure what area we wanted to move into to begin this chapter of our life. Rita had great patience and held our hands as she slowly and carefully explained things in terms we could understand. Rita helped us walk through each step to help us find a home that would perfectly fit our lifestyle.

We thank God for blessing us with all that we have, especially a friend and agent like Rita.

Mike, Diane, Madison & Emily Powell

Carolan (C.J.) Masters

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In 1999 Rita had just finished getting her Real Estate license and I was her first client. So we started on the journey of finding the perfect house. With great enthusiasm, Rita found listings that met the criteria, area and price range I had requested. Within a very short time the right house was found.

There is nothing better than walking into a house and instantly knowing that IT IS THE RIGHT ONE, IT FEELS LIKE HOME.

Rita has a knack for listening to her clients (rarely found in any sales professional), really taking an interest in them as people (not just looking at the profit factor), respecting them and their dreams of owning the right home. The combination of professionalism, caring and her overall people personality is what makes Rita an outstanding real estate agent.

Keep up the good work. I´m so proud of all you have accomplished in such a short time.

Carolan (C.J.) Masters

Paul Michael and Jessica



I just now have had a chance to catch my breath since the closing on the house. As you may have guessed Jessica and I have been really busy working on the house and getting things moved in. Although we are not finished by any means I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate you and the things that you have done for us.

I will have no problem or fears in referring you to any of my friends and family in the future. You were not only a joy to be working with but also a sweetheart all around.

We could never thank you enough for your hard work and your helpfulness in making our first house a reality.

Keep in touch!
Paul Michael and Jessica

Brent and Beth Wilson

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I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for Beth and I in finding us a home. We appreciate it so much.

It’s hard to find someone who truly cares for the well being of others. If you ever need anything from me don’t hesitate to call.

Thanks Again,
Brent and Beth Wilson

Carol Rial

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Thanks again for all you did for me and just know I couldn´t be happier with my new home and new neighborhood and new neighbors. God works in mysterious ways and I know that he used you to put me exactly where he wanted me, because in my heart I can look back and see how he was working through the entire process.

Carol Rial

Christi and Devin Fowler

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Hey Rita,

Thank you soooo much for all of your time & effort in finding us a home.

You were so helpful – above & beyond.

Thank you for everything!

Christi and Devin Fowler

Craig and Nicole Mayson

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My husband and I met Rita after having a horrible experience with another realtor. We couldn´t believe how helpful she was to us when we began the search for our new home. She was there to walk us through all the steps of the purchase, which was great because we were first time home buyers.

We stayed in our home for about four years and then because of a job transfer we needed to sell. Initially, although we really wanted to list our home with Rita, we decided to go with a different realtor who had a lower commission and also claimed they would be able to get us either a lease purchase or tenants in a very short time.

However, once again, we had a horrible experience with the new realtor, let the realtor go, and asked Rita if she could help us. Because we had already moved out of state by that time, Rita helped coordinate with many contractors as various issues popped up with our home. She was very helpful and we truly believe if we would have listed our home with her last spring, she would have had buyers for us by the end of the summer.

We really appreciate everything she did for us and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.


Craig and Nicole Mayson

Bettye Hammons

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Thank you for being a kind of person people want to have on their side. You are a gracious and very nice lady. You were more than a sales representative when I purchased my home.

As busy as you were you always had time for me. Buying my home was a good experience and one I am proud to talk about. The people you chose to help me (Bankers, Attorney’s etc.) were all very nice.

A referral from me to my friends for you will not be hard to do.  You are a person who loves people and it shows.

Bettye Hammons

Derrick and Carla Brown

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By us being first time home buyers Rita was very professional and informative.

Rita actually goes beyond the duties of a realtor.

She was truly a blessing to our family!

Derrick & Carla Brown

The Huckeba´s

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We love the fact that you are such a personable person and are extremely pleased with your services and efforts.

The Huckeba´s

Marie Neal

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You are a great agent!

We could not have picked a better agent to take care of all the details in selling my home. You went way above the call of duty in making sure everything was taken care of for my family.

Thank you also taking such good care of my son and his family when they purchased their new home.

We Love and Appreciate You!

Marie Neal

Kim Phillips


Hello Rita,

Just wanted to let you know how much I am absolutely LOVING my new home!!! It has been so exciting!

And I am just having too much fun putting all my stuff out and decorating and watching everything come together. WOW, who would´ve thought I´d have my own house at 22yrs, its crazy!!

You were great helping me in the process. For a minute there I thought we weren´t gonna be able to move in as soon as we had planned, but you made it work! Everyone that has come to see it just loves it, too, and they say its just perfect for Ryan and me.

I thank you soo much, if it weren´t for you I wouldn´t have even thought about trying to buy a house and I wouldn´t have one, but its all b/c of you that this happened and I am sooo thankful and grateful.

Thanks So Much,

Kim Phillips

Matthew and Vicky Word

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Dear Rita

Thanks to you for all your efforts. I still cannot believe how quickly Prince John sold. I am so thankful for that.

Matthew and I are leaving tomorrow for a much needed vacation. I hope your summer goes well for you.

Thanks Again,

Matthew and Vicky Word

Pauline Russell and Micheal Strohkirch

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Through many ups and downs, Rita made our home buying experience one in a million.

We could not have done it without her guidance and expertise.

Thanks Rita for all your love and support.

Pauline Russell and Micheal Strohkirch

Shaunda Roscoe and William Myers


I was able to buy my first home 5 years ago with Rita´s help. Now that my family has grown, she is there for me again, working to sell that same home and help us find another one.

We´ve kept in touch over the years and working with her is like having a true friend with you. I feel truly blessed to have her as my agent.

Shaunda, Roscoe & William Myers

Susan Carr

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Thanks so much for all you have done to make this process go smooth and stress free. I have wanted to sell my home for a while but was too intimidated by my lack of knowledge. You are always two steps ahead of me planning what´s next – I don´t know how you manage to keep it all straight!

I could not have chosen anyone better to help me – it was just luck when I saw your name on the sign at the end of the cove. Just want you to how much it meant to me when you teared up when you pictured Adam all grown up and bringing his family there.

You have helped me find not only a house, but a home I can feel good in for many, many years.

Susan Carr

Robert Tania and Rebecca Tovar

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Rita, we are truly thankful for all that you´ve done for us.

You put a lot of thought and energy into helping us sell our home. You always made sure we were happy with what was going on. You treated us like we were part of your own family.

Crye-Leike is truly blessed to have you and we´re truly blessed to have gotten to know you.

Robert, Tania & Rebecca Tovar

Morris and Florida Mays

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We don’t know where you came from or how you got in the picture, but God knew His people needed help.

It’s like He send you as an angel to watch over and protect us. Thank you for all of your hard work and help in us being able to purchase our first home.

God Bless You!

Morris & Florida Mays

Regina Elliott

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Rita, I can´t say thank you enough for all that you have done in helping Timmy and I to buy our 1st home. You have been absolutely wonderful. I could not ask for any one as caring, dedicated and willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect.

Thank you so much for helping to make our dreams come true. We will definitely call you when the time comes to purchase our next home.

Regina Eliott

Adam and Holly Brown

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We put our house on the market early thinking it would take a few months to sell it. We contacted Rita about selling our home and we got a big surprise.

Within a week of it being on the market we had at least 10 people who wanted to see it and three offers! We never even had an open house and within a week the house was sold! Even after the offers people still wanted to come see the house but we had to turn them away. It sold so fast we had to modify our plans and find somewhere to live quicker.

Rita was the most courteous and professional agent we could have asked for. She was always there if we had ANY questions and replied promptly with help. She was a true blessing in a time of our life when we had enough to worry about without selling our home and planning a move.

We recommend Rita to anyone who would want to get top dollar for their home, but be ready to move, it will go quick!

Adam and Holly Brown

Scott and Karen Sorrows

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Our first visit with Rita Hallum impressed us immediately.

She offered personalized service and went the extra mile in helping us find a house within a time frame as we were in different states. We could correspond with Rita through a website she created for us with houses on which we could comment. She updated the site with new houses at least once a day. She also organized binders for both of us with many of our top choices of listings. We could then jot notes about each house as we walked through each one.

Rita not only helped us find a house we love, but she spent hours researching the town. She saved us time by introducing us to key places in DeSoto County such as the city hall, utilities, gas, and many other recommended services. Her focus was to learn our preferences, and the houses she recommended always fit our criteria.

Rita’s dedication to Crye-Leike and her leadership in realty gave us the advantage of finding the perfect place we now call home.

We would without a doubt recommend Rita Hallum to everyone!

Scott & Karen Sorrows

Danny and Tricia Theurer

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My husband Danny and I were nervous about buying our first home with the economy and because we didn’t know any realtors in the Memphis area because we had only lived here a year. We were referred to Rita Hallum and from the first phone call felt comfortable and completely at ease with what we were doing. Even the rides to and from houses were a fun experience with Rita in the car!

If we had a concern she had an answer, or she worked until she had one! She was very sensitive to our needs and wants; if it was a big deal to us, it was a big deal to her. The home that she found us is perfect! People walk in our house and say, “This house is SO you!” She worked night and day to make our closing happen on time and did it with a smile!

Through the process of buying our first home we found the best realtor that you could imagine or hope for AND we found a friend. You would be silly not to have Rita Hallum represent you, sell your home, or help you buy a home.

Danny and Tricia Theurer

Daryl and JoAnne McCann

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The thoroughness and quality of Rita´s service was more than we expected. We will be repeat customers with Rita when the time comes again.

We are extremely satisfied and have recommended her to several friends who have also found her service to be exemplary.
Daryl & JoAnne McCann

Stephen and Allison Hensley

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Mrs. Rita,

I hope you are doing well and I wanted to let you know that we really appreciate your help with our home buying. It would not have been as successful or as easy without ALL of your help.

Allison and I discuss all the time how very fortunate we are to have had you by our side throughout the process. We are almost done with the house and are going to invite you to come see it as soon as we get done.

Stephen and Allison Hensley

Connie and Kenny Dunivan

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Kenny and I just want to say thank you for all the hard work, time, and love you put into helping us get our new home. This was the first experience I had with buying a home and you certainly made things go as smoothly as possible.

We both knew you were looking out for our interests and appreciate you being there to answer our many questions.

You are the BEST!! Thanks for everything!

Connie and Kenny Dunivan

Lawrence Anderson

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Rita was very helpful to me in my search for a new house.

At first I had no idea how to really go about looking for the home I wanted, it was my first house. On our first tour together most of the homes I saw were not to my liking. Rita explained how to read the home listings better and after I told her what I was looking for, she put together a group of homes in the range of my criteria.

Rita was never pushy about buying anything and was always willing and available to answer questions. The home, I have now, is very nice and will have good resale value whenever I choose to leave.

I would use Rita again or recommend her to anyone looking for a new home.

Lawrence Anderson

Walter and Tamala Collins

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My wife and I first met Rita when we were moving to Memphis from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Immediately, Rita made us feel very comfortable. This level of comfort was not only felt by her professionalism and technical skills in the real estate business, but more importantly, Rita made us feel comfortable by her genuine caring and motherly attitude.

Once we became clients of Crye-Leike, we became family!! Like any other family member, after we found our home and finished the closing procedures, Rita still called and checked on us because we were new to the area and the Tennessee way of life.

Unfortunately, our stay in Memphis did not last long. Due to certain work constraints, we found ourselves making plans to relocate back to Tulsa. Needless to say, Rita was not pleased with the news of our departure. Rita once again, stepped up and got our house sold, just as fast as she found it for us!

We can honestly say that God answered our prayers when He sent Rita into our lives, because she worked many miracles to help us settle in and ship out!
Walter and Tamala Collins

LaShaunta Tucker

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It was truly a blessing to have been referred to Rita.

When I first met her, she greeted me with a big smile and a hug. Sensing right away, that she was a generous and giving person, I knew that I would have absolutely no concerns at all with her by my side. Rita displayed integrity and sensitivity to my needs and what type of home I was looking for. No matter how many times I called her or changed my mind or how many questions I asked, she was thorough and very patient.

Crye-Leike is very fortunate to have an agent that exemplifies excellence in customer service.

Rita is truly a “JEWEL” and has “GOOD ENERGY”!

Thank you Rita
LaShaunta Tucker

Aunt Bonnie Sowell

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With all of my experiences in life of dealing with impossible things, you made the impossible happen.

You are one of the most honest and caring people I know. I could not have asked for anyone to be more ethical in assisting one buying a home. I have never seen anyone handle a closing as professionally as you did, I was very impressed and will always be grateful, not only for my home, but also for the time I spent with you.

You are one in a million and as you go through life, with God by your side, I know all of your dreams will come true, as you make so many people’s life easier, just for being who you are and helping everyone. I will always love you and would never consider using anyone to buy or sale a home but you.

May God Bless You.
Aunt Bonnie

Don Fulgham

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You did a heck of a job selling my house in just 3 weeks. The signs you put up in my front yard were great and the other advertising was good. You always answered my calls in a short period of time.

Thanks again for the good job you did. I have already sent you another client so keep up the good work.
Don Fulgham

Judy Tucker

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Rita Hallum

A woman of excellence–a woman of integrity.

Rita was a tremendous help to me when I sold my home. She was extremely professional in every way but had the human touch that sometimes is missing.

To relate all of her positive qualities, I would have to write a book. Since space is limited, I would only say…

…no one will ever sell a house of mine unless their name is Rita Hallum.

She is a friend and a woman of her word. Thanks, Rita, for all you do for so many.

Judy Tucker

Penny Bateman and Christina Bonkofsky

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Because of your patience, we were able to find the perfect home. We absolutely LOVE our new home!! It is awesome and we could not have wished for anything more. Thank you so much for all your help and most of all your sincerity and honesty.

These days, those two qualities are hard to find. We know in our hearts that God planned for you to be our realtor to help us find our perfect house! Thanks for everything.

Penny Bateman and Christina Bonkofsky