Realtor Safety Week September 10-16, 2006

MEMPHIS, TN.- Real estate agents face more on the job risks than many other business professionals due to their frequent contact with unfamiliar people in private locations, says the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  To raise awareness about this vital issue, NAR has declared September 10-16, 2006 as the fourth annual Realtor Safety Week. Crye-Leike, Realtors, along with other real estate offices and Realtor associations across the country, will be holding safety presentations for their sales associates and members during this designated week and throughout the year.


“Safety for our sales associates is our No. 1 priority at Crye-Leike,” says Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of the nation’s 6th largest real estate company. “Though Realtor Safety Week is only seven days in September, Crye-Leike is committed to this crucial issue on an ongoing basis.  We try to keep the issue of safety on the forefront of our sales associates’ minds with training designed to heighten their danger radar and help them learn the behaviors that can empower them to work with less risk and fear.”


“Crye-Leike branch offices hold weekly sales meetings and make safety a part of their regular discussions”, says Steve Brown, general manager of Crye-Leike.  “Additionally, our branch offices hold safety education seminars and invite local police and safety experts as guest speakers. New sales associates of Crye-Leike are further coached on the issues of safety in selling real estate through our orientation programs discussed at Crye-Leike College.”


“Educating our members on the importance of safety awareness can mean the difference between life and death,” says Thomas Stevens, president of the National Association of Realtors, the world’s largest professional association with over 1.3 million members. “NAR is committed to safety awareness by helping to educate and empower every one of our members.”


Crye-Leike? (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation’s 6th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 3,300 sales associates and 104 corporate and franchise offices located in 55 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.