NASHVILLE, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS Real Estate Owned (REO) Division and Midtown branch in Nashville has organized a half-day Real Estate Investors’ Road Trip for Crye-Leike Sales Associates.  The half-day bus tour of foreclosed homes with tips on the A-to-Z of real estate investing will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008.


“We’ve had so many associates asking and looking for more information about finding foreclosures, selling REO properties and investing in real estate,” said Cindy Stanton Fey, Vice President and Managing Broker of Crye-Leike’s REO Division and Midtown branch.  “We decided a bus tour would be a great way to help our associates learn, experience and understand what’s going on in our market.”


The half-day bus tour will begin with breakfast at 8:00am and then consist of five stops over the course of the morning.  Each stop will represent a “chapter” of sorts on a unique aspect of the real estate investing process.


The areas covered with each of the five stops will include:

?    Foreclosure 101 – a guide to bank owned homes

?    Red Flags – the inside scoop from a home inspector

?    Tips to Flip – best repairs for maximum return

?    Leasing Lowdown – information about rentals

?    The Bottom Line – making it work, contract to close


“Foreclosure and finding great investment opportunities is the “buzz” in the market these days,” said Stanton Fey.  “The cost of the tour is free thanks to several sponsors, and I think everyone who joins us will gain valuable knowledge to help them work smarter with clients looking to find and invest in foreclosures.”


Sponsoring the Real Estate Investors’ Road Trip and Bur Tour are Crye-Leike’s REO Division, Midtown branch, Property Management and Homes Services divisions.  Additional support comes from Crye-Leike’s ONE SOURCE business partners: Magna Bank, Crye-Leike Insurance and Realty Title & Escrow.


Vice President and Managing Broker Cindy Stanton Fey has been with Crye-Leike for more than a decade and the past eight years in management.  She is a Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) and a Past Chairman, Young Realtors, with the Greater Nashville Assoc. of Realtors (GNAR).


For more information on the Real Estate Investors’ Road Trip and for all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Midtown at 615-373-3456.


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.

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