COLUMBIA, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is extending an invitation to home buyers, first time buyers and prospective sellers to an Informational Workshop at the company’s Columbia branch office.  The program will be held Thursday July 24, 2008 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Columbia branch office located at 1118 Nashville Highway.


The seminar will provide free professional advice and information to prospective buyers and sellers who are considering a purchase or sale in today’s tricky housing market.


“We are very excited and confident that the evening will be tremendously useful and informative to any buyer, first-time homebuyer and local seller who is unsure about getting into the housing market at this time of uncertainly,” said Cathy Goodman, a Sales Associate in the Columbia branch office.  “We want to take the mystery out of buying a home and help set aside fears or hesitation about going ahead with a move into a new home.”


Joining Crye-Leike sales associate and event coordinator Virgil Haney at the two-hour event will be representatives from the company’s “One Source” trusted business partners.  Justin Frizzell of Magna Bank’s mortgage lending division, Jai Kehew of Realty Title & Escrow closing services, John Richardson of AXA Advisors, LLC and Cliff Peters of Crye-Leike Insurance will present information on available services.  After each company’s presentation there will be drawings for great prizes.


At the conclusion of the evening program there will be a period for questions and answers and an opportunity for one-on-one consulting.  Everyone who attends will receive a free package of information to help them with their own personal buying or selling decision.


“It’s extremely important for buyers, once they make the decision to start shopping for the perfect house, to know the proper steps to prepare themselves by getting pre-approved for financing, finding the best mortgage and insurance and so much more,” said Goodman.  “It’s the hope of the Crye-Leike Columbia sales team that based on the turnout and success of this first seminar we will be able to offer more educational evening programs later in year.”


For more information on the July 24th workshop and for all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Columbia Crye-Leike Sales Associate Cathy Goodman by phone at 931-334-3055 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.