Crye-Leike Signs On Franchise in Searcy, Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark. – Crye-Leike, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has added a franchise office in Searcy, Arkansas, White County, one of 25 independent real estate companies to currently join the Crye-Leike franchise network.

Crye*Leike Generation Realty has recently signed a franchise agreement with Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc., (www.franchises.crye-leike.com), the real estate franchiser subsidiary of Crye-Leike, Realtors. The office is located at 2621 East Race Avenue in Searcy, Ark.

Searcy, Ark., White County is situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock. Searcy is home to Harding University. The area provides abundant opportunities to hunt and fish as well as boat at the nearby Little Red River. Families and retirees are drawn to the charming city life and mild but defined seasons.

Crye*Leike Generation Realty, one of three Crye-Leike franchises in Arkansas, is jointly owned by three co-owners: Shelley Dietz, Mitchell Johnson and Judy S. Johnson who is serving as managing broker.

Crye*Leike Generation Realty will accommodate up to 10 sales associates and serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in White County as well as in the surrounding counties of Cleburne, Jackson and Woodruff. The office specializes in residential real estate as well as land sales, commercial site location, and new homes construction.

The co-owners say they decided unanimously to adopt the Crye-Leike franchise name.

“Our desire was to be associated with a fast-growing, upscale real estate company that specializes in customer service and professionalism,” says Judy Johnson. “Since Crye-Leike is the biggest and best real estate brokerage company in the Mid-South, we knew that we wanted to be a part of the Crye-Leike system. Our real estate clients will benefit from Crye-Leike’s high visibility and name recognition,” says Judy Johnson.

For real estate information in and around Searcy, Ark., Crye*Leike Generation Realty may be reached at (501) 279-3600.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 28 years, has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 90 corporate and franchise offices located in 47 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Crye-Leike has four regional offices located in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn., and Little Rock, Ark.

Crye*Leike Franchises is currently comprised of 25 independently owned and operated franchise brokers located in five states within the United States: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Crye-Leike provides comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the Crye*Leike franchise system. For franchise information, call Crye*Leike Franchises toll-free at 1-(866)-603-2470.

Crye-Leike of Arkansas, Inc. has 12 corporate offices and three franchise offices with a sales force of over 280 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate within nine counties in Arkansas: Craighead, Crittenden, Faulkner, Garland, Independence, Lonoke, Mississippi, Pulaski, Saline and White. Year-end sales volume in 2004 for Crye-Leike of Arkansas, Inc. totaled $419.2 million, representing 3,496 in property sales.