CHATTANOOGA, TN., – Crye-Leike, Realtors is proud to recognize Multi-Million Dollar Producer Barbara Howell, who for the 9th consecutive year has qualified for the company’s Top Sales Producers reward trip. Barbara will join other top producers on the company’s 2008 reward getway in March to Cancun, Mexico.


“I joined Crye-Leike when the company came to Chattanooga in 1997, and I’ve achieved sales every year since then to qualify for the trip,” said Barbara.  “It’s truly an honor now as Crye-Leike celebrates its 10th year anniversary in the Chattanooga region in 2008 to remain among the best of the best.”


In the Greater Chattanooga region for 2007 Crye-Leike, Realtors achieved the most closed transactions of any real estate company with 2,665, and a sales volume of more than $450-million.  In addition to being #1 for the number of units bought and sold, for the past five consecutive months the company has also achieved the #1 ranking for sales volume.


Since 1984 Barbara has been a licensed sales associate in Tennessee and Georgia assisting buyers and sellers throughout East Tennessee and North Georgia.  She specializes in residential real estate.  Barbara joined Crye-Leike in 1997 when company founder Harold Crye purchased Huffaker Realtors where Howell had been a sales associate for 15 years.


“I look forward to a relaxing time south of the border with my fellow associates and spending time with both Mr. Crye and company co-founder Dick Leike,” said Barbara.  “Through their support and the company culture they have created, it has allowed me the pleasure of offering my clients the absolute best in real estate services.”


Barbara is based out of the company’s downtown branch office, located at 1201 Market Street.  She is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and she’s a Crye-Leike Certified Premier Property Specialist (CPPS).


For your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Barbara Howell at (423) 595-1446 or email here 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.