Crye-Leike Agents in Greater Nashville Area Excel in Marketing Luxury Properties

Nashville, Tenn. – A total of 158 Crye-Leike sales associates recently completed a highly-specialized training course on marketing premier properties valued at $400,000 or more.

The two-day course, offered by Crye-Leike, Realtors corporate wide as in-house training for its sales associates, included segments on architecture, appraisal, custom construction, insurance and finance issues. Also included were on-site showroom consultations with interior and exterior design and engineering professionals as well as bus home tours through select neighborhoods and luxury properties that focused on architectural design and the history of the neighborhood.

“This course provides our Crye-Leike’s sales associates with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to the public and to prospective clients in this high end market,” says Chief Executive Officer Harold E. Crye.  Over 550 Crye-Leike sales associates company wide have graduated from Crye-Leike’s Premier Properties Training Program.

Those Crye-Leike sales associates within the Greater Nashville area, including Bowling Green, Ky., who graduated from Crye-Leike, Realtors’ continuing education program on marketing premier properties were:

Mike Burchett, Steve Davis, Ann Elliott, Stacey Fergerson, Scott Flodeen, Larry Osborne, Troy D. Puckett, Donnie Sims, Rhonda St. Charles and Tracey Yonts,  all of Crye*Leike Executive Realty in Bowling Green, Kentucky;

Debbie Ballard, Tracie Berny, Dennis Berry, Cindy Gruen, Mary Main, Karen Marriott, Jack Patrick, Donna Jo Saad and Michael Waldrop, all of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood East branch office;

Monique Bell, Doug Corbitt, Randall Hall, Tawny King, Leslie Marinelli, Evon Maxwell, Marla Richardson, Betsy Scanlan, Martha Miller Sloan, Dave Steele and Cee Dee Steele, all of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office;

Mark Lester and Kay Rachaunok, both of Crye-Leike’s Clarksville – Sango branch office;

Ann Marshbanks and Kimberly Stewart of Crye-Leike’s Clarksville – St. Bethlehem branch office;

Betsa Bolden and Carolyn Strickland, both Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office;

Ebbie Clark, Christie Cross, Lori L. John, Marie Patton and Melody Reeves, all of Crye-Leike’s Franklin – Cool Springs branch office;

Bruce Kittrell of Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office;

Linda Puritt and Lisa Sweat, both of Crye-Leike’s Goodlettsville branch office;

Cathy L. Garshnick, Kelly Gregory, Donna Harrison, Kathleen Schneider and Faye Sesler, all of Crye-Leike’s Hendersonville branch office;

Mary Bernice Smith and David Tomlin, bith of Crye-Leike’s Hermitage branch office;

Lori Kline of Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet branch office;

David Busbee and Sandra Busbee, both of Crye-Leike’s Murfreesboro branch office;

Jay Meade and Janet Parker, both of Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office; and,

Mark Mitchell, Sandy Sawyer and Tracey Osborne-White, all of Crye-Leike’s Springfield branch office.

Guest speakers at the recent Crye-Leike class that specialized in marketing premier properties included:

Brian Sewell, vice president of new development of Southern Land Company, who spoke on new construction & communities;

Mike Hathaway, registered architect of Southern Land Company, who spoke on architectural issues in designing luxury homes;

Patrick McGuigan, president and owner of McGuigan & Associates, who addressed appraisal issues in valuing luxury properties;

Marjorie Feltus-Hawkins, licensed interior designer and owner of Feltus Design, who discussed interior and exterior design;

Pat Walker, senior loan officer – Middle Tenn., and Dianne Payne, vice president & regional production manager for Middle Tenn., both of 1st Trust Bank for Savings – Mortgage Division, who covered financing luxury properties;

Gene Edwards, custom home builder and president of Nashville Construction Company, who addressed the group on contractor issues in building a luxury home; and,

Crye-Leike sales associates Christie Cross, Susan McKinney and Sharon Pryor who shared their sales experience in marketing luxury properties.

The program included sessions at the Expo Design Center of Nashville where informative sessions on custom cabinets and countertops, appliances, lighting, flooring, bath & plumbing fixtures and window treatments were presented. The program also included home tours of luxury properties in the area as well as of the Laurelbrooke community in Franklin, a development of Southern Land Company.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. has 18 branch offices and one franchise office in nine counties throughout Middle Tennessee in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, including Warren County in Kentucky. Sales associates in the Greater Nashville area currently total over 900.