Crye-Leike, REALTORS Welcomes Art Brunje As A Realtor

BELLA VISTA, AR., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is pleased to welcome Art Brunje  as a new Realtor in the company’s new Bella Vista, Arkansas branch office located at 3463 Bella Vista Way.


Art recently transferred his license to Crye-Leike from Remax Real Estate Results where he assisted real estate clients for one year as a Senior Vice President and multi-million dollar producer. Art began his real estate career at Cooper Homes Realty and worked at ERA Realty Associates prior to his association with Remax. Since 2004, Art has been a licensed Realtor achieving multi-million dollar sales each year.


“It was a difficult decision to leave Remax, but Bella Vista is my first love,” said Art. “When Crye-Leike opened their new Bella Vista Branch, I decided it was the perfect fit for me. My wife and I relocated to Bella Vista after living in Wisconsin for 32 years.”


Art is a licensed Realtor in Arkansas assisting buyers and sellers in and around Benton and Washington counties. He specializes in residential real estate with a focus on relocation. Art recently acquired his professional real estate designation as a Foreclosure, Short Sales, and REO Specialist. He is a member of the Rogers Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“Having gone through the ordeal of leaving ?your world’ to venture into an entirely ?new world’ enables me to help clients through the roadblocks of relocating,” said Art. “I have first hand experience of how a knowledgeable real estate professional can make the difficult transition easier.”


Prior to his work in residential real estate sales and relocating to Bella Vista, Art was a teacher and coach in Wisconsin for 32 years. During his career in education, he was selected to the Who’s Who in Secondary Teachers list and nominated for the National Teacher of the Year. In 2000, Art was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame and was inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Superior Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.


“I believe you cannot honestly sell something you don’t love, and I love the people and the towns of Northwest Arkansas just as much as I loved helping students and athletes achieve their potential with a commitment to excellence,” said Art. “In my second profession as a Realtor, I love helping people find the home of their dreams or selling the house they called home with the same proven commitment to excellence that I displayed in my career as a teacher and coach.”


Art lives in Bella Vista with his wife Char Brunje. They have been married for 41 years and have one grandson. When Art is not busy assisting his real estate clients, he enjoys golfing, boating, attending Razorback athletic events and is an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He also currently enjoys volunteering his time as a coach for the First Tee program in Arkansas. Art is a member of the St. Bernard Church of Bella Vista.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Realtor Art Brunje by phone at (479) 381-7915 or email him at Find Art 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.