CHATTANOOGA, TN., Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Larry Allen, Vice President, CPPS, e-PRO is a Diamond Circle of Excellence Award recipient for 2008.  Allen is a Broker in the company’s Cleveland branch office located at 4627 North Lee Highway in Cleveland Tennessee.


Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence, founded in 1987, is one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement in the real estate industry. Sales Associates who are welcomed annually into Crye-Leike’s elite Circle of Excellence are awarded the honorary title, Vice President of Crye-Leike.


“To gain the highest level of award in the company is very humbling,” said Allen.  “Many clients I served over the years have congratulated me on a job well done, and it feels ten times better than getting your name in the phone book for the first time.”


Allen was the only associate in the region honored with the company’s most prestigious award at the Crye-Leike Chattanooga Region 2008 Kick-Off Meeting held on Tuesday January 22nd 2008 at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club.


In order to receive the Circle of Excellence honor, Allen had to meet stringent requirements of the program, showing exemplary performance in the areas of advanced professionalism, ethics, loyalty, financial success and service to the community and real estate profession.


“I love my job, the people I serve and being associated with the Best Real Estate Company on the planet,” said Allen.  “It was especially moving to have my wife Judy, my best friend, life partner and business partner, pin me at the awards ceremony.”


Allen and his wife are known as the “Allen Team” with Crye-Leike, Realtors assisting buyers and sellers in Cleveland and the Bradley County area.  As a team, they are consistent multi-million dollar producers with more than $100,000,000 in sales the last eight years.


Larry Allen has been with Crye-Leike, REALTORS since 1999, and a licensed Broker in Tennessee since 1995.  With the River Counties Association of Realtors (RCAR), he served as its Director in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2007, participated on the Contracts Committee for three years and in 2007 was on the Hiring Committee.  Allen is also a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“In keeping with our belief that success is a journey, not a destination, Crye-Leike, Realtors created the Diamond Circle of Excellence Award to recognize those unique individuals who attain the highest level of professional development, said Harold Crye, Founder, President and CEO of Crye-Leike, Realtors. “Simply stated, they are, ‘the best of the best.’ ”


Allen is a Crye-Leike, REALTORS Certified Premier Property Specialist (CPPS) a Certified Internet Professional (e-PRO) and since 2003 a Life Member of the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club.


For your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Larry Allen at 423-240-8613 or email him at


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 4,100 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.