Harold Crye & Dick Leike look forward to seeing hundreds of Crye-Leike Associates at the 2008 National Conference

BRENTWOOD, TN – Crye-Leike, REALTORS, the Mid-South’s largest full service real estate firm, brings together its managers and sales associates for the company’s annual National Conference and EXPO in beautiful Sandestin, Florida October 14 – 17, 2008.


This year’s conference theme is “Masquerade” and once again the Sandestin Hilton Hotel will be hosting the annual event.  The annual meeting will feature national speakers, training, coaching, Vendor EXPO and much more.


“It’s vitally important for us, especially in this challenging housing market, to keep our associates informed and motivated and I’m confident our National Conference will achieve both those goals for us,” said Harold Crye, Cofounder & CEO.  “Our national meeting and EXPO this year will serve as a way to celebrate our successes and engage associates through top national speakers and expert coaching to sharpen their skills and help them stay positive.”


Among the scheduled speakers is Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  As the Managing Director of Quantitative Research for the NAR he writes regular columns on real estate market trends, creates NAR’s forecasts, and participates in many economic forecasting panels including Blue Chip and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council.


Dr. Yun is frequently quoted on the real estate market and the economy in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.


“We’re also very excited to have Dirk Zeller, President and CEO of Real Estate Champions, the premier coaching company in the real estate industry and one of the most sought-after nationally recognized sales trainers in the industry,” said Crye.  “Based on his experience as one of North America’s most successful real estate agents, Dirk has developed a system that can literally transform an average real estate agent into a Top Producer.  He and his coaching team train more than 50,000 real estate agents every year.”


Along with hearing from national speakers, associates will get to enjoy a Vendor EXPO featuring some of the latest in technology, marketing trends, training tools and services available to Realtors.  There will also be an opportunity for associates and managers to compete for cash & prizes in an afternoon of friendly competition and at the grand finale event of the conference, The Crye-Leike Idol Talent Show.


“As much as we want our associates to join us to learn and be exposed to everything that’s available to them professionally, this is also a time to relax a bit from the business-side and have some fun,” said Dick Leike, Cofounder & President.  “We?re really looking forward to seeing hundreds of our agents from across the southern region for what will be a great National Conference full of fun, team building and learning.”


Of course the company’s founders, Harold Crye and Dick Leike will be on hand to join in the annual meeting and offer their insights on the Real Estate and encouragement to the associates and employees that make up the Mid-South’s largest full service real estate company.


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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 4,000 sales associates and 130 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.

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