Crye-Leike Establishes a Presence in Northeast Tennessee

Nashville, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors is branching out into Northeast Tennessee with its first branch office established in Johnson City, marking its 45th location for the largest full service real estate company in Tennessee and the Midsouth. The branch office is located at 128 Princeton Road,

Suite 2.

“Our presence in Northeast Tennessee reinforces our company’s commitment to offer real estate services in all regions of the state,” said Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike. “It further compliments our company’s future growth into neighboring states.”

Grand opening ceremonies were held November 28 – 29, 2000 with the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce conducting the ribbon cutting ceremony. Members of Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors (NETAR) as well as customers, clients and vendors of Crye-Leike, Realtors had the opportunity to tour the newly-remodeled 4,000 square foot office which will serve the counties of Washington, Sullivan, Carter, Greene and Unicoi.

Nancy Rowe, a native of Johnson City, has been appointed as managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Johnson City office. Rowe has 20 years of real estate experience and is a member of the NETAR Million Dollar Club. In 2001, she will serve as a director on the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors and as secretary for the Johnson City Broker’s Council. Rowe holds designations as a certified premier properties specialist (CPPS), certified residential specialist (CRS), graduate of the Realtor’s Institute (GRI) and an accredited buyer representative (ABR).

There are currently16 sales associates who have joined Crye-Leike, Realtors as affiliate brokers of its Johnson City office. They are: Marlene Adams; Emily Clouse, GRI; Stephanie Conner, GRI; Nancy Frazier; Tony Gouge; Diane Haynes, CRS, GRI; Millie Henderson, CRS; Frances Itaro; Marilyn Robertson, CRS, GRI; Pat Rogers; Dorothy Shell; Roger Sluss; Betty Smith; Goldia Sommers and Linda Workman.

“Collectively, our associates have over 111 years of real estate experience to offer the community,” said Rowe. “We intend to recruit more sales associates to reach the office’s maximum capacity of 33 sales associates.”

Crye-Leike’s Johnson City branch office will be open seven days a week. Crye-Leike also offers the only fully automated appointment center in the Tri-State area, according to Rowe.  “We make it easy for any real estate agent in the area who wants to show a Crye-Leike property to be able to make an appointment for a showing,” said Rowe. “The appointment center is open 12 hours a day, seven days a week, coordinating showings from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.”

“We also offer SmartLine, an automated 24-hour information line which allows potential buyers instant access to information about a home 24 hours a day, seven days a week while giving our sales associates instant notification of the callers on these listings,” noted Rowe.

Crye-Leike (, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has over 2,100 sales associates. Its 45 branch offices are located in 17 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region: Tennessee (Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville), Arkansas (Jonesboro, West Memphis), Mississippi (Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven) and Georgia (Fort Oglethorpe). Independently owned and operated, Crye-Leike’s sales volume of $3 billion in 1999 ranked it No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.


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