Crye-Leike, REALTORS Auction Services Expanding

OOLTEWAH, TN., Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce the expansion of its auction services in the Greater Chattanooga region with the addition of a NEW Auction Team based out of the company’s Ooltewah, Tennessee branch office. The Team provides auction services in Hamilton, Bradley, Polk, McMinn and surrounding Tennessee counties and including North Georgia and Alabama.


“I’m very excited to have this auction team onboard with us,” said Dan Griess, Crye-Leike Ooltewah branch Managing Broker. “Having the auction team here gives us yet another team of professionals that can offer outstanding service to our customers and clients.”


Crye-Leike Auctions Ooltewah is lead by Auctioneers John Sanders and Jim Smith.  John and Jim bring a combined 45 years of service and experience in real estate sales.  As  Real Estate Liquidation Specialists they will a focus on residential and commercial real estate & personal property – farm & business liquidations and machinery & heavy equipment.


The team will have support from Crye-Leike’s Mollie Majors, who will serve as the Auction Coordinator and providing Administrative Support will be Kelly Knight. All members of the Auction Team are licensed Realtors and members of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“In today’s uncertain market, many sellers are turning to auctions as a means to bring market prices to their properties in a shorter period of time,” said Dan.  “Auctioneers John and Jim have co-brokered many sales with other companies and they are always willing to work side-by-side with other real estate professionals. Their motto is? Take Action – Have An Auction.”


The Ooltewah Crye-Leike Auction Team is based out of the Crye-Leike, REALTORS branch office located at 5912 Main Street in Ooltewah, Tennessee. For all your real estate auction needs or personal referrals, please contact John Sanders and Jim Smith by phone at 423-238-5440 and you can find them on the web 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 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 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: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.


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