Crye-Leike Establishes 14th Franchise

Nashville, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company, has recently signed a franchise agreement in Holly Springs, Mississippi with one of its own sales associates, Lisa Anderson, making it Crye-Leike’s 14th franchise system sold by Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. and joining six other Crye-Leike branch and franchise offices in Mississippi within DeSoto, Lee, Lowndes and Union counties.

The newest Crye-Leike franchise, Crye*Leike IV M Realty, LLC, is located at 115 Van Dorn Avenue within the historic town square of Holly Springs, the county seat of Marshall County. A grand opening ceremony is planned by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce on Thurs., August 21, 2003.

Crye-Leike IV M Realty, LLC is the third Crye-Leike franchise established in Mississippi. Anderson will serve as principal broker where she and her four sales associates will represent buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties in Benton, DeSoto, LaFayette and Marshall counties. They will specialize in new homes construction and relocation.

Anderson chose to establish a Crye-Leike presence in her hometown of Holly Springs, Marshall County after commuting for nine months to Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch, Miss. office as a Crye-Leike sales associate.

“The commuting was getting to me and I wanted to remain with Crye-Leike,” says Anderson. “So, I just decided to start a real estate business of my own in my hometown, but utilize the Crye-Leike system that I am familiar with, knowing how successful and proven its marketing programs and services are.”

Holly Springs, Miss. is a small town steeped in tradition and history. Located off of Highway 78 and 30 miles southeast of Memphis, Tenn., Holly Springs has a population of 7,900 in the city and 35,000 in the county of Marshall.

Holly Springs is known for its myriad of antebellum homes that pre-date the Civil War and its designation as a certified retirement community, ranking it as one of only 20 hometowns recognized in the state for retirement living. Holly Springs also has Wall Doxey State Park and its 60-acre Spring Lake, both popular spots to fish and camp.

Marshall County’s largest employers in the area include: Thomas and Betts Corporation, manufacturers of electronic and other electrical equipment and components; Camfill Farr and Maurey Manufacturing Corp., both manufacturers of industrial and commercial machinery; and LP Vinyl Company, manufacturers of rubber and miscellaneous plastic products.

Anderson has been in real estate sales for the past five years as a sales associate for another real estate franchise in the area, Anderson Homes, LLC and recently, Crye-Leike, joining in September 2002. She has attained several sales achievements during her real estate career, including being a million dollar producer.

As a Realtor, she is a member of the National, Mississippi and Holly Springs Associations of Realtors where she served on the local Multiple Listing Service Committee in 2000.

Within the business community, Anderson is a member of the Building Committee at Kirkland National Golf Club and the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 26 years, is the largest serving the southeast region of the United States. It has a network of over 2,500 sales associates and 67 branch and franchise offices located in 36 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.17 billion and 22,198 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2002.

Crye*Leike Franchises Inc., (http://franchises.crye-leike.com ), is the franchisor of Crye-Leike, focusing its marketing efforts on establishing franchise territories in smaller populated areas where it would not normally open a company office because of market size and location. Crye*Leike Franchises provides comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the Crye-Leike franchise system. Crye*Leike Franchises is comprised of 14 independently owned and operated franchise brokers in 14 counties and five territories in the United States: Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Florida, with future plans to expand into Alabama, Georgia and other contiguous states.

 

 

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