HIXSON, TN., – Despite a steady downpour of rain showers, the Hixson Branch of Crye-Leike, REALTORS held a very successful Buyer/Seller Seminar on Thursday May 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  The event took place at the Hixson office located at 5870 Highway 153 in Hixson Tennessee.


The two-hour program was free and open to the public and featured a panel of experts in buying, selling, mortgage lending, insurance coverage and closing services.


“Given the unpredictable weather conditions we are thrilled with the turnout of more than a dozen people who came in from the pouring rain to learn more about buying and sellers in the current housing market,” said Kathy Tucker, Managing Broker of the Hixson branch office.  “We absolutely achieved our goal for the evening which was to help those who attended get educated on the facts and set aside their hesitation.”


Joining Crye-Leike, REALTORS sales associates at the free two-hour event were representatives from Magna Bank’s mortgage lending division, Realty Title & Escrow closing services and Crye-Leike Insurance along with specialists in home inspection, staging and other home buying and selling services.


“These are tricky times in the housing market right now,” said Tucker.  “We have a responsibility as a trusted name in real estate in our community for a decade and as a company in business since 1977 to be a voice of reason with the facts and an educator on the subject of real estate.”


Each of the 13 people who attended received a complete package of written materials to help guide them through the buying or selling process.  A complimentary dinner was provided, courtesy of Sticky Fingers.  Additionally, participants had the opportunity to spend quality one-on-one time with any of the real estate experts who were on hand.


“We look forward to holding more seminars in the future, each with a unique focus to reach-out to those considering a real estate sale or purchase,” said Tucker.  “We are committed to ensuring no one enters into a real estate transaction without knowing everything that’s involved and understands their rights and responsibilities as a buyer and a seller.”


For more information on future Buyer/Seller Seminars and for all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Hixson Managing Broker Kathy Tucker by calling 423-870-5202 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.