OOLTEWAH, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Trudy Payne has joined the company as an Affiliate Broker in the Ooltewah branch office located at 5913 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.


Trudy Payne brings to Crye-Leike more than eight years of real estate experience and her motto for her business is quite simply?  “I specialize in ?Payne Free’ and professional Real Estate transactions.”


“Crye-Leike appealed to me because of its reputation in the real estate industry and community,” said Trudy.  “Technology and customer service are an integral part of Crye-Leike and it helps to create a nice comfort zone to work in as a real estate professional.”


Trudy and her husband Terry live in Ooltewah.  He is a contractor who specializes in new home developments in Chattanooga and Ooltewah.  She is an active member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“Let’s face it? the purchase of a home is a BIG deal no matter what price point my clients are working with and I strive to make that a simple, uncomplicated process,” said Trudy.  “I want my clients involvement with me to be a pleasant experience in one of the most important financial decisions they will ever make.”


Trudy is a licensed Affiliate Broker in Tennessee and Georgia assisting buyers and sellers primarily in Hamilton County and the surrounding area.  She specializes in residential real estate with a focus on investment properties, first-time homebuyers, relocation, new home construction, farms, land, condominiums and town homes.


“I love real estate because everyday is different and you never fail to learn something new each day,” said Trudy.  “It gives me the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life.  Nothing feels better than being at the closing table and seeing smiles of satisfaction from my clients for a job well done.”


Before joining the company, Trudy was with Foamex International as a customer service associate and accounting manager for seven years.


“My real estate business is exactly that MINE,” said Trudy.  “I get accomplished and achieve success from hard work and that’s very satisfying for me and the clients I have the opportunity to work with.”


Trudy and her husband Terry have a son David (39) who is a District Sales Manager for Blake Pendleton selling industrial air systems.  Their daughter Catherine (34) is at the UT School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Clerkship Director, Erlanger Hospital, Internal Medicine Physician.


In her free time Trudy loves being “Mamaw” to four beautiful grandchildren, cooking, traveling and all kids of sports.  She and Terry are members of the Meadowview Baptist Church.


For all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Trudy Payne by phone at 423-421-5120 or you can email her at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation’s 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.