RISMEDIA, August 21, 2008-HomeServices of Georgia announced the promotion of Karen McRae as the senior vice president of Relocation. In her new role, McRae will manage the Relocation Departments of both Jenny Pruitt & Associates and Harry Norman, Realtors; sister companies in HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.
In making the announcement, Dan Parmer, president and CEO of Jenny Pruitt & Associates said, “Karen McRae is a consummate professional. Her experience in the relocation industry and with both Jenny Pruitt & Associates and Harry Norman, Realtors makes her an invaluable resource. I am proud to see Karen reach this level of achievement in her career and I look forward to seeing the heights her expertise will help these two companies attain.”
“Because relocation is such a specialized arena within the real estate business, it is imperative that a person with the right mix of experience and expertise lead our efforts. I believe Karen McRae is attuned to the vision that HomeServices of Georgia has for the future of Jenny Pruitt & Associates and Harry Norman, Realtors,” said Martha Hayhurst, president of Harry Norman, Realtors.
McRae has served Jenny Pruitt & Associates for 14 years as senior vice president, director of Relocation and has over 30 years of industry experience. She began her career in the real estate industry in 1978 when she became an agent in Charlotte, NC. After relocating to Atlanta in 1988, she joined Harry Norman, Realtors as vice president of Business Development. In 1994, she accepted the position of senior vice president, director of Relocation with Jenny Pruitt & Associates.
At Jenny Pruitt & Associates, McRae has managed the company’s relocation activity and developed corporate business relationships. She consistently strives to stay on the leading edge of the relocation industry and ensures that agents have the most current tools and services to better serve their clients. In addition to her current role as senior VP, director of Relocation for Jenny Pruitt & Associates, McRae will be named senior VP, director of Relocation for Harry Norman, Realtors.
McRae has served on numerous boards for the relocation industry as well as president of the Metro Atlanta Relocation Council and president of the Relocation Directors Council. She was recently chairperson of the RELO Direct Advisory Council, an affiliated company of Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM and also served on the Relocation Advisory Council for Leading RE. McRae’s involvement with the Employee Relocation Council has earned her the Senior Relocation Certified Professional designation, and she has been a speaker for national and local relocation conferences.
According to the company, McRae is originally from North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her BA degree in Special Education.