Crye-Leike First in Mid-South to Offer Nationwide Housing Search Online

Memphis, Tenn. –  In an effort to better serve national as well as local real estate needs for area consumers, Crye-Leike, Realtors has launched a national property search addition to its company Web site, www.crye-leike.com, allowing consumers to preview listings in communities throughout the United States. Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, is the first independent real estate company in the Mid-South to offer this nationwide housing search capability on its Web site.

Unlike other national Web sites that house residential listings of homes for sale, www.crye-leike.com offers property inventory which is updated daily and is housed on Crye-Leike’s local Web site, rather than via a link to a national site. The service is available as a result of Crye-Leike’s affiliation with the RELO network, the nation’s largest relocation referral network of nearly 900 leading independent real estate brokers in the United States who collectively generate over $245 billion in annual home sales. Crye-Leike is ranked No. 8 among the nation’s 136 largest privately owned and independent firms.

“Now when sellers list with Crye-Leike, their homes are exposed to millions of additional potential buyers via the high traffic Web sites of participating RELO members across the country,” said Jan Harbor, president and director of Crye-Leike Relocation Services – Memphis and the Mid-South Region.

“By helping local consumers begin their search here at home, Crye-Leike can not only provide valuable early home search information, but also can make an introduction to a qualified real estate company and sales associate at the destination, a service that can make a significant positive difference in the entire relocation experience. It’s a decision that’s too important to leave to chance.”

When online visitors to www.crye-leike.com click on “national search” on Crye-Leike’s home page, they are able to select the appropriate destination area and price range. The online visitor then has immediate access to comprehensive property information for that area at their fingertips.

For additional details, online visitors can request assistance from Crye-Leike’s customer service department. “Applying the same services available to corporate transferees, Crye-Leike’s customer service department will refer the online customer to a pre-screened real estate professional in the new area and will monitor the service delivery process to ensure that the online customer’s needs are met,” said Harbor.

“This process provides a level of accountability and customer advocacy that is often missing in the national real estate industry,” said Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike. “By assisting area home buyers who are moving to other areas or looking to purchase vacation homes in other areas, Crye-Leike can facilitate that experience from start to finish. And through our RELO affiliation, Crye-Leike is able to engage the assistance of the top real estate firms across the country to work on behalf of our outbound customers.”

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 25 years, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,200 sales associates and 55 branch and franchise offices located in 25 counties throughout a five-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.95 billion and 20,768 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2001.

As a member of the RELO? Network, Crye-Leike Relocation Services (http://relocation.crye-leike.com) can assist families and individuals and corporate groups relocating to virtually any community in the United States or abroad. Crye-Leike Relocation Services has four regional relocation offices in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis and Nashville, with a combined professional staff of 35 relocation professionals who assisted over 5,000 executives and their families in 2001. Crye-Leike Relocation Services attained over $250 million in closed regional sales volume for 2001. In addition, the division achieved over $35 million in national sales volume (out of market sales) in 2001 through its Best Choice ™ Corporate Services Program, a complete relocation program designed for transferees.

 

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