Congratulations To Crye-Leike Coastal Realty In Destin, Florida

DESTIN, FL., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS congratulates the owners and agents at Crye-Leike Coastal Realty as the company’s #3 franchise in sales volume for 2008. The company’s Eemerald Coast sales team is based out of offices located at 4447 Commons Drive East, #110 in Destin, Florida.


“Coastal Realty owners John Paulsen and Wanda Duke are extremely proud of this award and sales achievement and it definitely motivates them to strive to be the company’s #1 franchise in sales volume in 2009,” said Elliot Marcus, Managing Broker. “Mr. Paulsen and Ms. Duke have built a great sales team and have become a vital part of the coastal region and church community.”


Paulsen and Duke established Crye-Leike Coastal Realty in July 2002.  The ownership team is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, the city where in 1977 Harold Crye and Dick Leike launched Crye-Leike, REALTORS, now the nation’s 4th largest real estate firm.


Crye-Leike Coastal Realty currently has 32 licensed Realtors on its roster and its owners and associates are involved in many associations and developments through out the Destin community.  They assist buyers and sellers in and around Okaloosa and Walton counties. The franchise team specializes in single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, residential land and commercial properties.


Coastal Realty is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR), Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Crye-Leike’s #2 franchise in sales volume in 2008 is Crye-Leike Stedman Realtors in Natchez, Mississippi and the franchise with the #1 volume in 2008 is Crye-Leike Executive Realty in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


For all your real estate, property management, vacation rental and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Coastal Realty at 850-654-7700 and you can find them on the web at and


Crye Leike Franchises, Inc. is actively seeking franchise partners throughout Tennessee. For information regarding opening a franchise office of the nation’s fourth largest real estate company, entrepreneurs and real estate professionals should contact Kevin R. Joiner, President, at (866) 603-2470 or 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.