Crye-Leike, REALTORS Welcomes Atlanta Builder John Willis To Chattanooga

Crye-Leike, REALTORS Welcomes Atlanta Builder John Willis To Chattanooga
The Village at Greenway is located at 1134 Mountain Creek Road in Chattanooga.

CHATTANOOGA, TN, – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is pleased to welcome Atlanta builder John Willis to Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 17, 2009.  The award winning Georgia developer is traveling to the city for meetings with local Realtors and homeowners in an effort to build better relations in the midst of the current challenging housing market.


John Willis is constructing new homes at “The Village at Greenway” in Chattanooga with sales support from Crye-Leike, REALTORS.  It’s a development his Georgia firm “John Willis Homes” stepped-in to rescue after the original builder walked-off the project in early 2008.


“John understands the challenges in new construction and the current housing market better than most,” said Kathy Mittelstadt, an Agent with Crye-Leike, REALTORS. “He’s taking the extraordinary step of coming to town to meet face to face with local Realtors and residents.  He wants to listen to concerns and personally convey his commitment to Chattanooga and the investment people have made in the community he has taken on here.”


John’s schedule on Tuesday, March 17th begins with a visit to “The Village At Greenway” for a luncheon and meeting at the community clubhouse with Chattanooga area Realtors.  In the evening he will visit informally with the current residents and owners to offer a “State of the Market” report and spend time addressing concerns and answering questions about the future development plans for the community.


“This is a great opportunity for local Realtors to meet with a builder who is open to new ideas and is willing to listen,” said Lolie Ward, an Agent with Crye-Leike, REALTORS.  “We would like to encourage every local Realtor to join us for John’s visit.  It promises to be a very enlightening opportunity with an expert in construction and development who has a lot of insight to share.”



As an added incentive, Realtors who attend the luncheon have a chance to win one of five $25 gift cards.  Through March 31, 2009 any Realtor who can present a perfected purchase contract for a home at “The Village at Greenway” will be eligible to receive a $5,000 bonus.


Joining John Willis on his Chattanooga visit will be Don Updegraff, a Senior Vice President with Georgian Bank in Atlanta.  The bank currently owns the unsold home inventory at the Village at Greenway, the undeveloped land and is financing the ongoing construction of new units.


The Village of Greenway was originally developed and sold by a builder who left the project in early 2008.  The community is now under new management and with the committed team of John Willis Homes and Crye-Leike, REALTORS.  The community is convenient to great shopping & dining, churches of many faiths, Erlanger North hospital and Downtown Chattanooga is just 10 minutes away.


The homes starting at $214,900 offer: French Doors, arched windows, living room/dining room, sunroom, den/office, 9 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, pantry, custom cabinets, separate laundry with sink and an attached two-car garage with storage.


The Village at Greenway is located at 1134 Mountain Creek Road in Chattanooga.  Office hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


For more information on the Realtor lunch, The Village at Greenway and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals please contact Lolie Ward by phone at 423-618-5898 and email or Kathy Mittelstadt by phone at 423-305-0034 and email  They are based out of the Crye-Leike Hixson branch office located at 5870 Highway 153 in Hixson.


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.