Jim O’Dell Named Sales Manager for Crye-Leike

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Hixson resident Jim O’Dell, a broker, has been named sales manager of Crye-Leike of Chattanooga’s downtown branch office, located at 1201 Market Street. He is responsible for over 50 sales associates in that office. He also will be actively listing and selling properties in the Chattanooga area.

In residential sales since 1994 and a consistent multi-million dollar producer, O’Dell holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and accredited buyer representative (ABR) designations. He is an active member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors, serving as chairman of the Cultural Diversity/Equal Opportunity Committee. He also serves as a member of the association’s Professional Standards Committee. Prior to entering the real estate industry, O’Dell was with the Tennessee Valley Authority in engineering for 18 years.

Crye-Leike’s downtown office is one of eight offices in the Greater Chattanooga, Athens and North Georgia areas. The downtown office services all areas of Hamilton County and North Georgia, with a very strong presence in North Chattanooga, Signal Mountain and Lookout Mountain.

“Our office is currently developing ways we can provide convenient and accessible ‘walk-in’ service to the hundreds of workers and visitors who are downtown each day,” noted O’Dell. “Crye-Leike’s Downtown branch office is the No. 1 real estate office in the downtown Chattanooga area based on sales volume as recorded in the Multiple Listing Service.”

Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. entered Chattanooga’s real estate market in December 1997. Its

offices are conveniently located in downtown Chattanooga, Cleveland, East Brainerd, Hixson, Signal Mountain and Soddy-Daisy. Other offices managed by Crye-Leike of Chattanooga include branch offices in Athens, Tenn. (McMinn County), Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. (Catoosa County) and Johnson City (Washington County). Sales associates within the Chattanooga area currently total over 235. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 2,210 units in 2000 with a sales volume of $255 million.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com)  is the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Midsouth with a network of over 52 branch offices, 2,100 sales associates and over 480 employees. As a privately held company, it attained sales of nearly $3 billion corporatewide in 2000, the second best year in the company’s 24-year history. Nationally, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.

As a full service real estate company, Crye-Leike offers real estate and related services, including: an insurance division, a commercial property division, a property leasing and management company, a home improvement division, a title company, an auction division, a relocation services company, franchise division, premier properties division and new homes division.