Realtor Max Phillips Joins Crye-Leike, Realtors

Realtor Max Phillips Joins Crye-Leike, Realtors

Chattanooga, Tenn. –  Max Phillips has joined Crye-Leike, Realtors after selling his interest in Phillips/GMAC Real Estate, a real estate company in Cleveland, Tenn., that has been in business since 1956.

Phillips, a managing broker, has become affiliated with Crye-Leike of Chattanooga’s Cleveland branch office, located at 4627 North Lee Highway. He is marketing residential and commercial properties to buyers and sellers in Bradley, Hamilton, Meigs and McMinn counties. He specializes in relocation, investment and development properties as well as lake and river front properties.

Phillips started his real estate career in 1979 as an affiliate broker with Phillips Real Estate. From 1979 to 1984, he was a consistent multi-million dollar producer and was awarded Sales Associate of the Year in 1981. In 1984, he and a partner purchased Phillips Real Estate from his mother, Samye Jean Sloan, and brother, Bill A. Phillips. Since 1984, Phillips was owner and managing broker also in charge of training and recruitment where he grew the company from three full time agents to more than 20 under the affiliation with a GMAC real estate franchise.

Phillips decided to sell his interest in Phillips GMAC Real Estate “to pursue other real estate endeavors,” he said.

He brings to Crye-Leike over 23 years of real estate and management experience. He holds numerous professional designations, including the certified residential specialist (CRS) designation which is the highest credential awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field and the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation which signifies mastery in the various fields of residential brokerage.

He is an active member of the Cleveland Association of Realtors where he has served in all capacities of the board of directors, which led to his term as association president in 1988. His involvement within the Realtor community brought him recognition by the Cleveland Association of Realtors as Realtor of the Year in 1985.

Within his community, he serves on the board of directors for Cleveland Sertoma Club and is a member of St. Luke’s Episopal Church in which he is an usher and a lay reader. He is past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks No. 1944 and currently holds the office of chairman of the trustees of the Elks.

Crye-Leike (, 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 2,300 sales associates and 62 branch and franchise offices located in 33 counties throughout a

six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.95 billion and 20,768 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2001.

Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has 11 branch and franchise offices in seven counties within the Greater Chattanooga area: Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea and Roane counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia. Branch and franchise offices are conveniently located in Athens, downtown Chattanooga, Cleveland, Decatur, East Brainerd, Hixson, Kingston, Signal Mountain, Spring City and Soddy-Daisy, including Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sales associates within the Chattanooga area currently total over 275. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 2,690 units in 2001 with a sales volume of over $322 million.