Crye-Leike’s Melonie Carideo Becomes a Broker

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) recently announced that Melonie Carideo of Crye-Leike, Realtors, has received her broker’s license after successfully passing the real estate broker licensure examination.

To become eligible for the examination, Carideo met strict experience and education requirements as a broker candidate. Broker candidates must have held an active license as an affiliate broker for a minimum specified period and must have successfully completed 120 classroom hours of real estate education, 30 hours of which must be an office or brokerage management course taken at a TREC approved school.

Carideo, a Hixson resident, is a full-time broker affiliated with Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office, located at 1510 Gunbarrel Road. With five years of real estate experience, Carideo serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Hamilton and Bradley counties. She specializes in real estate buyer representation, first-time homebuyers, investment properties as well as assisting families relocating to the Greater Chattanooga area.

She is a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, a level of distinction that recognizes her annually selling in excess of $2 million in real estate sales. Her sales achievements are further exemplified as a recipient of the National Sales Leader Award in 2002 and 2003 as well as a 2003 recipient of Crye-Leike’s Relocation Gold Award for closing the most incoming and outgoing referrals.

Carideo is a member of the National, Tennessee and Chattanooga Associations of Realtors. As an active member of her local Realtor association’s board of directors, she also has served as chairman of its Partners in Education Committee for the past three years as well as a member of its Building Task Force.

Within her community, Carideo is an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Suitcase for Kids. Her most noted achievement in the name of community service is founding and operating Women Helping Other Women (WHOW), a program to help single mothers rise above welfare and government housing in order to re-enter the workforce.

For real estate information, Melonie Carideo may be reached at Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office at (423) 892-1515, or by e-mail at

Crye-Leike (, 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 10 branch offices and nine franchise offices with over 400 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in 14 counties throughout East Tennessee in Bledsoe, Bradley, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Sevier and Washington counties, including Catoosa and Whitefield counties in North Georgia.