Crye-Leike to Enter Northwest Arkansas Market with New Regional Headquarters
ROGERS, Ark.? Crye-Leike, Realtors, the south’s largest realtor and the 6th largest in the nation, announced today its intention to enter the Northwest Arkansas region with a new regional headquarters expected to open mid-October. A full-service real estate company since 1977, Crye-Leike, Realtors has a network of over 3,300 sales associates and 104 corporate and franchise offices located throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi.
“We view Northwest Arkansas as a dynamic growth market,” said Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Chief Operating Officer Harold Crye. “The most recent U.S. Census statistics show us that Rogers, Arkansas has experience a growth rate of 25% over the past five years, and an astonishing 96% in growth over the past 15 years.”
Crye purchased the 3.29 acres of land at a cost of $1,003,187 where construction started this past February on the new regional headquarters. Located at 3003 W. Walnut Street, between 30th and 34th streets in Rogers, AR, the 14,000 square foot facility will accommodate 80 sales associates and support staff, along with a number of corporate departments. “This new facility allows our company the growing room we need to have the one-stop shopping experience our company is known for providing,” said Crye. Crye-Leike services are expected to occupy 10,000 square feet of the facility with the remaining 4,000 square feet available for expansion, as needed. Crye added that the Rogers associates would focus their attention on the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Benton and Washington counties.
Crye-Leike – Northwest Arkansas will offer its customers a full spectrum of real estate services, including: residential real estate services; relocation services; commercial business and investment real estate services; insurance services; title services; mortgage services and home services. As Crye-Leike 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, this new state-of-the-art facility will offer wireless Internet capability, a computer lab and training center with video conferencing, and access to such regional departments as accounting, relocation, marketing and information technology. 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 established its first market presence in Arkansas in West Memphis in February 1997, followed by Jonesboro in December 1999. The first of six Arkansas franchises was established in Blytheville in July 2000. Today, Crye-Leike Arkansas has grown to 12 branch offices and over 440 sales associates.
Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Web site, www.crye-leike.com, is one of the industry’s pioneer Web sites 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 350,000 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, and automated mail services.
To join Crye-Leike’s sales team or to learn more about real estate opportunities in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas, call Jeff Bell at (501) 975-0000.
Crye-Leike? (www.crye-leike.com), 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.