Crye-Leike Enters Metro Atlanta Market
ALPHARETTA, Ga.?Crye-Leike, Realtors, the south’s largest realtor and the 10th largest in the nation, recently announced the opening of its first Metro Atlanta office in Alpharetta, Georgia. A full-service real estate company since 1977, Crye-Leike, Realtors has a network of over 3,000 sales associates and 93 corporate and franchise offices located throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi. The company’s sales exceeded $4.6 billion in 2004 and 2005 is on target to be another record year.
“We view the Atlanta market as a terrific opportunity,” said Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Chief Operating Officer Harold Crye. “We’ve opened a temporary Jones Bridge Shopping Center office in Alpharetta with construction expected to be completed by January 15th on our permanent space. Five other offices are also in the works with plans to expand to over forty corporately owned offices throughout the area. Overseeing the operation is regional general manager Mike Doll,” he added.
Opened on November 1, 2005, Crye-Leike, Realtors is located at 11895 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005. The 6,400 square foot space will house approximately 50 associates who will be led by managing broker Ag Flagg. Flagg is a twenty-five year veteran of Atlanta real estate and has formerly managed for the Harry Norman Company.
Crye-Leike, Realtors was built on providing clients with a high level of customer service as well as providing its sales associates with the tools necessary to excel in real estate. Setting Crye-Leike, Realtors apart from its competition is its full-service structure, its commitment to developing and utilizing leading edge technologies, the use of innovative marketing strategies, and providing its sales associates with advanced training and access to unprecedented benefits packages.
Crye-Leike, Realtors offers services in the following specialty areas: residential, commercial, and investment real estate; relocation; property leasing and management; business brokerage; real-estate owned (bank-owned properties); mortgage lending; insurance services; title services; auctions; apartment locator services; builder resource services; and franchise sales.
Crye-Leike, Realtors’ website, www.crye-leike.com, is one of the industry’s pioneer websites and remains one of the most visited real estate portals in the region. The site averages over thirty million hits monthly and includes links to over two million properties. Included on the site is an automated home search known as “Virtual Agent” where potential buyers visit the site, enter search criteria, and receive via e-mail all matching listings as well as new listings as they come available. Other popular site features are a free home valuation service; mortgage pre-qualification services; access to new community information; and an on-line utility connection center where clients can quickly order or transfer electricity, phone, cable, Internet, and other services from one convenient location.
The company’s Crye-Leike Marketing Services division offers sales associates an in-house source for graphic design services, custom publications, postcard campaigns, automated mail services, and media placement services with pricing advantages only available to large organizations. Crye-Leike, Realtors also offers its sales associates advanced training, free of cost, through Crye-Leike College; one of the most competitive commission splits in the country; and access to its AgentCare program which includes health, life, and disability insurance; profit sharing bonuses; and a retirement plan.