Paula Crum, a real estate agent through Tommy Morgan, Inc. Realtors, enjoys finding a home for her clients.
The multi award-winning real estate agent moved to Oxford with her husband, David, in 2012 after retiring as a senior systems assistant architect for FedEx in 2011, but their love for Oxford started many years earlier.
David graduated from Ole Miss during the Archie Manning era, while Paula attended the University of Memphis. According to Paula, her husband brought her to Ole Miss and she “fell in love with it.” The two married and bought property in Oxford in hopes to settle in the beloved community. Due to their demanding jobs in Memphis, the Crum’s sold their land and delayed their move to Oxford until their retirement in 2011.
“After I retired from FedEx, we decided we wanted to move home to Oxford,” Paula said. “We were so excited!”
The excitement did not stop at just moving to Oxford, but helping other people find their home in Oxford became Crum’s forte.
“I enjoy people and when you enjoy people and having fun, things happen,” Paula said. “I love finding the house for the person and not finding a house to sell. I’m not in real estate just to be in real estate. I love people, and this gives me an opportunity to meet lots of people.”
Experience and Achievements
Paula attended the University of Memphis and later finished her degree at Christian Brothers College. Upon getting her degree, Paula earned her realtors license in Tennessee and held them for 30 years, which makes her very experienced. She has been with Tommy Morgan, Inc. Realtors since October of 2014, but has worked as a real estate agent in Oxford since 2013.
Continuing her education, Paula attends training each Wednesday at the offices of Tommy Morgan, Inc. Realtors to educate herself on the changing trends of real estate.
“We have training every Wednesday afternoon for the latest and greatest of real estate training and law,” Paula said. “Agents are expected to take 16 hours of credit courses a year; we have at least 8 hours each month.”
Paula does not stop at just educating herself on the most recent reality news and laws, but she puts her knowledge to practice in her seven step process to buying a home, which she presents to her clients.
“I get to help people find the homes of their dreams,” Paula said. “It’s a huge investment and responsibility for a realtor.”
According to Paula, the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) is the standards she operates on, which is a part of the National Association of Realtors code of ethics.
“To be a realtor, you are under a more rigid standard or practice of real estate, and are to follow the national code of ethics of the National Association of Realtors,” Paula said.
The code of ethics Paula follows are to be fair, have high integrity and morally conduct business relations. In fact, Crum has won several awards in her field, including the 2015 Jack Riley Spirit Award, which was voted on by her peers. The award goes to someone who is always cordial and helpful.
Other awards Paula has won include the 2015 Top Lister Award for having the most properties listed in Oxford and Lafayette County with Tommy Morgan, Inc. Realtors.
Types of Real Estate
As far as listings, Paula is not limited to just selling homes. Crum can list condos, land and commercial real estate as well.
“I put the needs of my clients first,” Paula said. “I have 47 years of experience with Tommy Morgan behind me.”
Paula uses her own website, oxfordmshome.net, to update her clients on the latest real estate news. Along with her custom marketing plan for each client, Paula uses over 200 websites to advertise properties such as Realtors.com, Zillow.com and Truila.com. Local advertising includes HottyToddy TV and “If You Love Oxford, MS, and Ole Miss…” Facebook, which are associated with HottyToddy.com.
To contact Paula Crum visit oxfordmshome.net or call her at 662-701-7789 or 662-234-5344.
Emily Newton is a staff writer for hottytoddy.com, and the editor of Experience Oxford magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.