Crye-Leike Lebanon Voted among the Best of the Best in Readers’ Choice Awards

Nashville, Tenn. –  Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Lebanon branch office was recently voted among the best real estate companies in Wilson County by readers of the Lebanon Democrat newspaper during its Second Annual 2004 Best of Wilson County Readers’ Choice Awards.

Crye-Leike’s Lebanon branch office, located at 2432 West Main Street in Lebanon, has over 30 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate properties to buyers and sellers in Wilson County as well as in the surrounding counties of Cannon, Davidson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner and Trousdale. Its sales associates generated $32.3 million in year-end sales volume in 2003, handling a total of 273 closings.

Crye-Leike Lebanon was ranked as one of three finalists in the Best Real Estate Company category. The Lebanon Democrat, which has a daily circulation of 10,000, based the results on its readers casting their votes. The readers’ choice awards identified 64 of the best businesses in Wilson County.

The newspaper established its readers’ choice awards program to garner community involvement and heighten the competitive spirit, said a spokesman from the newspaper.

“For Crye-Leike to receive this honor is a testament to the ideals and support systems upon which this company was founded,” said Nancy Oberti, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Lebanon branch office. “Our company’s founders, Harold Crye and Dick Leike, are focused on empowering our sales associates. They have surrounded Crye-Leike’s sales force with talented people and a management team that provides the technological support, financial backing, knowledge, products and systems to make the real estate transaction happen.”

“Crye-Leike’s goal is to provide its sales associates with the proper marketing tools they need to sell real estate for the highest possible price in the least amount of time,” said Larry Hubbard, a Crye-Leike sales associate affiliated with its Lebanon branch office.

“As a Crye-Leike sales associate, I can offer my clients many different marketing tools and techniques available from our in-house marketing department, like SmartLine, an automated 24-hour information phone line which allows potential buyers instant access to information about the home 24/7; or, our visual marketing program which offers 360 degree virtual tours of homes on our company’s Web site,” continued Hubbard.

Crye-Leike’s Web site (www.crye-leike.com) is a popular destination in shopping for homes for sale, displaying over 70,000 residential and commercial properties for sale a day within the six states Crye-Leike has a market presence. Those states are Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi. Crye-Leike’s Web site averages over 20 million hits and over 500,000 unique visitors a month.

“Today’s consumers want the home buying process to be quicker and more streamlined,” said Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike. “Hence, Crye-Leike provides comprehensive real estate solutions for its clients and the option of one-stop shopping, the core value of every Crye-Leike agent. Simply put, when you deal with a Crye-Leike sales associate, you are dealing with a team member who has the ability to offer services like mortgage, title, insurance, home warranty and home services in such a way that is truly unique to Crye-Leike.”

As a full service real estate company, Crye-Leike offers real estate and related services, including: residential real estate services; relocation services; commercial business and investment real estate services; property leasing and management services; business brokerage services; REO bank-assisted properties; services; mortgage lending facilities; insurance services; title services; home services; auction services; apartment locator services; franchise sales and builder resource services.

“Crye-Leike’s commitment to offer a wide range of services has helped attain a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating, with over 90 percent stating they were very satisfied with the overall services provided by Crye-Leike,” said Crye. “In fact, customer loyalty is one of the underlying reasons why Crye-Leike has grown at such an exponential rate over the past 27 years and become the 10th largest real estate company in the nation.”

Crye-Leike Lebanon is one of 19 branch and franchise offices in nine counties throughout Middle Tennessee in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, including Warren County in Kentucky.

For information on real estate as a career, or to inquire about joining Crye-Leike, Realtors’ sales team in Lebanon, please contact its managing broker,Nancy Oberti, at 615/444-8200.