Crye*Leike Franchises Recognizes Greeneville Branch Office for Top Sales Growth

BRENTWOOD, TENN. – Crye*Leike Sunbridge Realty of Greeneville, Tennessee, received the 2005 Rising Star Award – East Region, for phenomenal sales growth.  Having achieved 138.2% growth from the previous year, Crye*Leike Sunbridge Realty closed 2005 with sales in excess of $11,000,000.


Owned and operated by Cathy Susong Hooper and David Hooper, a husband and wife team who relocated back to her hometown of Greeneville from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 2004, Crye*Leike Sunbridge Realty stands on the philosophy of “Work hard, work honest, and always do the right thing.”


“We would not be successful if not for the dedication of the great agents that work for us,” said Cathy Susong Hooper.  Crye*Leike Sunbridge Realty has a current sales force of 12, including the Hooper’s.  “We are committed to communication, to honesty and to our ability to understand our clients personal situations,” she added.


A member of the National Association of Realtors and Tennessee Association of Realtors, Cathy Susong Hooper holds ABR and Broker designations and is a Cultural Diversity Specialist.  Active in industry specific organization and in her community, Cathy serves as Vice President of the Greeneville Brokers Council, and on the Board of Directors for both the North East Tennessee Association of Realtors and Greene County Partnership / Chamber of Commerce.


Crye-Leike began franchising operations in 1999 as Crye*Leike Franchises Inc., a real estate franchisor subsidiary of Crye-Leike, Realtors.  Crye*Leike Franchises is currently comprised of 29 independently owned and operated franchise brokers who are located in territories throughout the south.  Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. is led by President of National Franchise Sales and Development, Kevin Joiner.


Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 3,000 sales associates and 95 corporate and franchise offices located in 53 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.  In 2005, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 34,039 closed transaction sides.


For more information on Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc., contact Kevin Joiner at (615) 221-0449.  Homebuyers and sellers, and interested agents, should contact Crye*Leike Sunbridge Realty at (423) 639-8282.