FRANKLIN, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS Associate Martha C. Wolkonsky appears to be challenged by much more than a sluggish housing market these days in the City of Franklin Tennessee.  The experienced Realtor believes a road construction project on Del Rio Pike is detouring prospective buyers away from her client’s home and others that are “For Sale” in the Rogersshire community.


“The main route into the Rogersshire community is Del Rio Pike which has been under construction since January of 2007,” said Wolkonsky.  “It is now forecasted for the road to be finished by the end of the summer and that means agents and potential buyers won’t be getting past the road block to see my client’s home and others that are for sale in the neighborhood.”


According to Wolkonsky, the Rogersshire community is one of the newest resale subdivisions located in Franklin, Northwest of Historic Downtown Franklin.  She says the homes are getting seriously overlooked in the already slow housing market due to the road construction.


“The community was generally started in the year 2000 and homes began selling in 2001 until the community was finished,” said Wolkonsky.  “Homes are currently listed from $250,000 to $380,000 with 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, competitively priced and convenient to shopping, schools, the mall and local businesses.”


Wolkonsky is organizing a market strategy meeting with listing agents from other outside firms who are also trying to overcome the roadblock and generate interest in the community.  They plan to meet May 5, 2008 to determine how to pool their efforts to get prospective buyers into the subdivision.


“Rogersshire is a community that is getting overlooked as a newer subdivision that’s affordable to price sensitive consumers and located near many amenities,” said Wolkonsky.  “I am looking forward to working with the other agents with listings in the neighborhood so collectively we can try and overcome the road construction and road block and promote this community.”


According to published reports, the Del Rio Pike Improvement Project was started in January 2007 and was to be complete by January 2008.  City of Franklin officials are quoted as saying the biggest delay has been trying to locate old underground utilities.


Wolkonsky is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around the Greater Williamson County area and specializes in residential real estate sales.  She is an Internet Realtor Professional e-PRO, member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  Wolkonsky is based out of the company’s Franklin/Cool Springs branch office located at 206A Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.


“In this market it is imperative to spend more money and effort to help a client resolve their housing needs,” said Wolkonsky.”  “I am working hard marketing all my listings and people are missing enormous opportunities to purchase homes that are move-in ready because they are not taking advantage of the buyer’s market and the low interest rates the banks are offering now.”


For more information on the upcoming Rogersshire Community Realtor strategy session and for all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Martha Wolkonsky by phone at 615-390-6678 or you can email her 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.