OLIVE BRANCH, MS., – Crye-Leike, Realtors is proud to announce that its North Mississippi Region in 2007 achieved the most closed transactions with 1,366 and a sales volume of more than $96-million.  The number of closed transactions represents 17.67% of all properties bought and sold in Desoto County and North Mississippi areas as reported by the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors.


For the year ending 2007, the company’s individual transactions of homes bought and sold bettered its closest competitor by more than 360 homes.


“Crye-Leike, Realtors and its dedicated associates in the Desoto County and North Mississippi region are thrilled by the news,” said Tracy Kirkley, Managing Broker of Crye-Leike, Realtors in Olive Branch.  “We assisted more than 1,366 families in the region through a residential real estate transaction and we’re very proud of that.”


In addition to being #1 in 2007 for the number of units bought and sold, with sales of nearly $96-million the company has also achieved the #1 ranking for sales volume.


“We are honored that so many or our loyal customers, their friends, neighbors and people new to the area chose to enlist the services of a Crye-Leike associate to help them buy or sell their home,” said Kirkley.  “We know service is the #1 quality people look for in a Realtor and we feel this is what’s kept us in first place with families in the greater North Mississippi region in 2007.”


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, Realtors in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,000 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


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 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.