CHATTANOOGA, TN.- Crye-Leike, REALTORS congratulates Agent Donna Darnes on her decision to make charitable giving part of her business plan in 2008.  Upon the sale of any property listed by Darnes, she will donate 5% of her net proceeds to the charity of the seller’s choice.


“Times are tough for a majority of us and it is hard to remember others when you are wrapped up in saving yourself and your family from financial hard times,” said Darnes.  “So starting now, I’m making a personal commitment that when a seller lists their house with me and it sells, I will donate 5% of my net proceeds to a charity of the seller’s choice.”


Darnes is based out of the company’s Ooltewah branch office located at 5913 Main Street, Suite 107 in Ooltewah Tennessee.


“The donation will be submitted on the seller’s behalf,” said Darnes.  “This in turn will make them feel good that they can help when otherwise it might be more of a challenge to help out.”


Since 2006 Darnes has been a licensed real estate sales associate in Tennessee and Georgia, assisting buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton and Bradley counties in Tennessee and Catoosa and Walker counties in Georgia. She specializes in residential real estate with a focus on farm & land, new home construction and investment properties.


“I always try to go the extra mile and I am certain my friends and clients will agree,” said Darnes.  “It is time that my extra mile becomes miles and reaches places that I can help in many ways.”


Darnes is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR) where she serves on the Community Outreach Committee.  She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“When I was in school I had a teacher who shared this concept of giving others a “Warm Fuzzy” when you wanted to recognize someone for their kindness or a job well done,” said Darnes.  “Now years later, I’m reminded of that as I pledge to offer my clients a “Warm Fuzzy” with prompt, top-of-the-line great service, and the good feeling you get by helping others.”


Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Darnes was an associate with Prudential Realty Center.  She is also a Paralegal and was in practice for 15 years.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals please contact Donna Darnes by calling 423-544-1906 or you can email her at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Memphis in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of over 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.