ATHENS, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Broker Sandy Phillips has been voted the “Best Real Estate Agent” in the Daily Post Athenian 2008 Reader’s Choice Poll.  Sandy is a licensed Realtor with Crye-Leike based out of the company’s Athens branch office located at 580 S. Congress Parkway in Athens.


“I was ecstatic to hear the news that I was chosen by the people of McMinn County as their Best Real Estate Agent in the 2008 Reader’s Choice poll,” said Sandy.  “It is an honor and a privilege to have been chosen.  I was overwhelmed and overjoyed when my broker came into my office to announce that I had been chosen.  Even after several hours of hearing the news I still had the biggest smile on my face.”


In addition to Sandy getting the top pick, Crye-Leike’s Athens Branch office was also voted as the Best Real Estate Agency in the sale Reader’s Choice polling.


“It’s because of the hard work and dedication of associates like Sandy Phillips that we are honored and humbled by the Daily Post Athenian Readers Choice poll results,” said Melonie Carideo, Managing Broker of the Athens Crye-Leike branch office.  “I join with Sandy and all our associates to say thanks to everyone who selected Sandy and Crye-Leike as the best in Real Estate.”


Sandy is a licensed Broker assisting buyers and sellers in and around McMinn, Monroe and Meigs counties.  She specializes in residential real estate sales with a focus on commercial, investment properties, first-time homebuyers, relocation, new home construction, land and farms.  Sandy is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), member of the River Counties Association of Realtors (RCAR), Knoxville Association of Realtors (KAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“You try to do a great job for your clients and you hope that they see that,” said Sandy.  “This honor shows me that people really do appreciate the help of a Real Estate agent and that they appreciate my efforts and those of my colleagues.  I want to thank everyone for their vote of support and confidence, it is truly an honor and I can’t thank them enough.”


Sandy lives in Niota Tennessee and has been a licensed real estate professional in the state since 1999.


To learn more about career opportunities with Crye-Leike and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Sandy Phillips at 423-506-7003 or 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.