Hildia McDonald Named Managing Broker of New Crye-Leike Gallatin Office

Nashville, Tenn. – Hildia McDonald, a 22-year real estate veteran, has been named managing broker and sales manager of Crye-Leike, Realtor’s newest branch office in Gallatin, Tenn., the second Crye-Leike office in Sumner County and the 20th Crye-Leike branch office in Middle Tennessee. The office is located at 1184 Nashville Pike (Highway 31), west of the city.

She will be responsible for the recruitment, sales production and management of 44 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate sales in Gallatin, Lebanon, Portland and White House as well as the northeast corridor of Tennessee to the Kentucky line.

“Our new Gallatin office utilizes ‘smart’ technology, making it, by far, the most sophisticated high tech real estate space in northern Middle Tennessee,” said McDonald. “Every working space in our new building is designed to accommodate the needs of our independent agents who are tech savvy. Each work area has computer accessibility to the Internet. Agents can bring their own personal computers or Palm Pilots, or utilize the firm’s own personal computers.  A network card allows the agent’s personal computer ‘to blend with the Crye-Leike network,’ interacting with the company’s Intranet and Internet.”

McDonald is an active member of the Sumner Association of Realtors where she served as past president. Currently, she is chair of SAR’s Building Task Force which is responsible for site development of the association’s new headquarters.

She is an adjunct faculty member for Volunteer State Community College where she teaches modern real estate practices, a pre-licensing course required for real estate licensure. She also holds the only nationally recognized designation for buyer’s agents, the accredited buyer representative (ABR), the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation.

McDonald has specialized in listing and selling residential properties for the past 22 years in Sumner, Wilson, Robertson and Davidson counties as well as in Kentucky and the counties north of Sumner County.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, McDonald was part of Folk-Jordan Better Homes & Gardens’ management team for nine years until the real estate company’s acquisition by Crye-Leike, Realtors in June 1999. She then served as assistant managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Hendersonville branch office until recently when Crye-Leike’s Gallatin office was completed.

“Hildia is an example of the caliber of sales associates and staff that Crye-Leike acquired from the merger with Folk-Jordan,” said Crye. “Crye-Leike is very fortunate to retain a broker with such management credentials and community influence as Hildia.”

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. Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. has 21 branch and franchise offices in nine counties in Middle Tennessee. Sales associates in the Greater Nashville area currently total over 800. Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. recorded 7,420 units sold in 2001, representing a sales volume of $1.07 billion.