Crye-Leike’s Chattanooga Top Producers Awarded Trip to Las Vegas

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that 266 of its 2,800 sales associates have qualified to attend its 28th annual Sales Leaders’ Retreat, awarded each year to Crye-Leike’s top producers who have met stringent sales performance incentive criteria over a one-year period. This year’s company trip is a four-day, three-night stay in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 17-20, 2005.

“Crye-Leike is one of a select few real estate companies in the nation that rewards its top producers at this magnitude,” says Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer. “These individuals are to be commended for helping Crye-Leike achieve a record sales year of over $4.6 billion in 2004, the highest sales performance in company history.”

This 2004 sales figure represents Crye-Leike’s sales associates handling 29,581 closings within a six-state region, an 18.5 percent increase from the year prior.

Those 42 Crye-Leike sales associates and regional headquarters staff from Crye-Leike’s East Tennessee Region, including Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., who qualified for Crye-Leike’s Sales Leaders’ Retreat include:

Sandy Phillips and Wayne Rutherford of Crye-Leike’s Athens branch office;

Judy Allen, Jo Organ, Max Phillips, Cindi Richardson, Jannis Sams, John Sanders and Tony Young, all of Crye-Leike’s Cleveland branch office;

Julie Chamberlain, Roy Exum, Fiona Flodin Eischeid, Barbara Howell, Monique Lea, Jim O’Dell, Janice Robertson, Jay Robinson and Susan Swicegood, all of Crye-Leike’s Downtown Chattanooga branch office;

George Byrd, Melonie E. Carideo, Carol Craig, Jay Craig, Ron Renegar and Robert Yarbrough, all of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office in Chattanooga, along with Pam Ferguson of Realty Title’s East Brainerd branch office;

Dana Ford and Frank McDaniel, both of Crye-Leike’s Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. branch office;

Terry Hardwick, Debbie Morrison and Kathy Tucker, all of Crye-Leike’s Hixson branch office, along with Martin Gadd of Realty Title’s Hixson branch office;

Stephanie Conner and Marilyn Robertson, both of Crye-Leike’s Johnson City branch office;

Cheryl Campbell, Bonnie Hamilton, Dot Heggie, Sandi Henon and Kathy Wilder, all of Crye-Leike’s Signal Mountain branch office;

Linda Cunningham and Darlene Seay, both of Crye-Leike’s Soddy Daisy branch office; and,

Crye-Leike’s regional headquarters staff: Barbara Feagans, marketing director and Jennifer Newton, president and director of Crye-Leike Business Development.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 28 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has nine branch offices and eight franchise offices with over 400 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in 13 counties throughout East Tennessee in Bledsoe, Bradley, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Sevier and Washington counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia.

Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 4,000 units in 2004 with a sales volume of $573.6 million, up 16 percent from a year prior.