BRENTWOOD, TN.- Crye-Leike, Realtors is proud to announce that Melonie Carideo, ABR, CRS has been appointed as the new Managing Broker of the company’s Athens Tennessee branch office.


Carideo serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers as a Broker in and around the Chattanooga and Athens communities, specializing in relocation, first time buyers and investment properties.


Carideo is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors, the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and the River County Association of Realtors.  With the Chattanooga Association she has served on the Board of Directors and Chaired the Partners in Education Committee.


Carideo has earned Crye-Leike, Realtors most distinguished award, the Circle of Excellence.  She is a Lifetime member of the company’s Multi-Million Dollar Producer Club and has earned multiple relocation awards including the Gold Award for Most Outgoing and Incoming Closed Referrals.  Carideo has also been a Realty Alliance National Sales Leader award winner every year since 2000.


Carideo and her husband Paul own the 150-year-old historic Keith Mansion, which they operate as a Bed and Breakfast and where Paul serves as head chef.


Crye-Leike, Realtors was established in Memphis in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike, and within three years, the company grew to be the largest in the city.  Regional operations have since been added in Middle Tenn., East Tenn., Central Ark., Central Ga., Central Miss., and Northwest Ark., allowing the company to grow into a network of 3,800 sales associates and 118 corporate and franchise offices located throughout Tenn., Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ky., Miss. and N.C.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2006, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $6.1 billion with 35,498 closed transaction sides.