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Congratulations to Crye-Leike's accounting department to raising over $12,000 for Youth Villages - 12/26/07 03:09 PM
Crye-Leike, Realtors is thrilled to announce that more than $12,000 was raised during its popular Accounting Department Silent Auction & Raffle to benefit Youth Villages. About the Event The event was staged in the Main Lobby of Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow Corporate Headquarters building.Monday December 10th - Friday, December 14th. Items were displayed for five days, with the auction finalized at 3pm on Friday the 14th.Among the items was a signed football by Tennessee Titans Quarterback Vince Young, the 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year. "We had 180 beautiful gift baskets up for auction and some for raffle with an amazing amount of (2 comments)
Conway Realtors Play Santa to Residents at Heritage Living Center - 12/26/07 03:03 PM
Crye-Leike's Conway AR Realtors participated along with the Nursing Home Gift Fund of Faulkner County by delivering gifts to the Heritage Living Center of Conway. The residents received an assortment of practical gifts. Heritage Living Center is one of the largest facilities in Faulkner County. Crye-Leike Realtor, Janet Tobias, spearheaded the effort from the Conway Office. Janet has served the Gift Fund for five years and is currently Board Secretary. A collection box was placed in the sales office and sales associates responded with donations. During the Annual Holiday Party, Crye-Leike Associates presented each resident with a gift of something they (3 comments)
How do you celebrate the holidays? What is your tradition? - 12/24/07 10:03 AM
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! I'm curious how everyone celebrates the holidays. Tonight I will have dinner with my family. We always have some family that travels into town or we travel out of town. Hopefully santa will visit us as we sleep tonight. In the words of my son - we hope we made "good choices" this year so Santa will be happy with us.Tomorrow we will lounge around and test out any new toys we get.We will not work tomorrow. Just relax.We'll eat something really yummy for breakfast.We open presents one by one - youngest to oldest. First (6 comments)
This video was sent to all associates and employees of Crye-Leike. I thought I would include a copy here too. 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 over 4,000 realtors and 137 real estate offices located throughout an 8 state southern region including: Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina. Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company (0 comments)
Memphis Real Estate Career Event: January 17th - 12/19/07 05:01 PM
Are you interested in a career in real estate and need to find a Memphis real estate company to work with? Or are you already working in real estate and interested in learning why so many Memphis real estate agents choose Crye-Leike? There is an upcoming Memphis real estate career event at Crye-Leike's Corporate Headquarter - Quail Hollow - East Memphis office. (Map this office with Mapquest) We invite you to find out more about a real estate career and services for Crye-Leike sales associates. Date: Thursday, January 17th at 6:00 PMRegister for this real estate career event in Memphis. Crye-Leike, Realtors is 4th in the (1 comments)
Trash for Sale, House Comes With It - 12/19/07 11:50 AM
Yesterday I stumbled across an bad listing photo and posted - Did they flush? Today I came across another example of what not to do with property photos. Sometimes we learn more from others' photo blunders. This looks like it would be a very nice kitchen...brand new, nice counters, cabinets etc. What was the agent thinking? I'm thinking something like... how fast can I get out of here. I'm going to be late. Sometimes a house will not be in pristine condition. Even if the agent had just taken a minute to move the bottle of windex, cord and waddded up, used, paper towels (7 comments)
Did they flush? - 12/18/07 05:25 PM
I just pulled up a property for sale. Looks like a wonderful house. Certainly a beautiful bathroom. But what's wrong with this picture? There are 6 (oh so important) property photos available and this is one that made the cut. Please take a second to close the toilet lids before taking your next bathroom picture. Because I forgot all about the house when I saw this photo. Instead I just wonder - Did they flush? (Or actually looks like a he - Did he flush?) Seeing this picture reminded me of a post from Rick & Ines - Toilet for Sale, House (9 comments)
Brentwood TN Home For Sale at Real Estate Auction: January 12th - 12/18/07 04:23 PM
Stately Beauty - Prestigious Home for Sale at Brentwood Real Estate Auction Date: Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM Location: 6347 Shadow Ridge Court - Brentwood, TN Seldom do you get the opportunity to buy a home like this at a Nashville real estate auction. This one is truly a show place. 5 bedroomsOver 8000 sq ft4 full and one half baths3 car garageFinished basement Beautiful kitchen with bar and abundant cabinet spaceWonderful great room with cozy fireplaceLuxurious extras include a wine cellarPark-like setting, beautiful yard with treesGorgeous views from almost every roomMore photos and detailed information is available with Crye-Leike's Nashville (0 comments)
Hendersonville, TN: Upcoming Dinner & Silent Auction will benefit baseball team at Hendersonville High School - 12/18/07 03:35 PM
Jeannie Slaton, a Crye-Leike Realtor in Nashville real estate, loves all sports, but there's a special place in her heart for the players and coaches on the Hendersonville High School Baseball Team. Slaton, a Nashville realtor in the Crye-Leike Gallatin TN real estate office, knows the benefit of teamwork. Her real estate business depends on it and she's a firm believer in how being part of a team, in business or in athletic competition, pulls people together toward a common cause. "My son has been playing sports and primarily baseball since he could walk," said Slaton. "We've seen over the years how beneficial (0 comments)
Northwest Arkansas Real Estate Slow Market? Ready for a Change? - 12/17/07 02:35 PM
This is an ad that ran locally in Nothwest Arkansas. You hear so many pitches about why different real estate companies are good choices. I thought this was good, because it is a collection of thoughts from real agent experiences. If you are considering switching companies or are looking for a company to work with, I would suggest that you talk with agents who are working there now. See what 6 Crye-Leike agents say about their experience in the slower Northwest Arkansas real estate market. Linda Pianalto, Springdale, AR real estate (pictured left) Sales Down"It has been 6 months since switching to (3 comments)
Bristol Caverns: Tennessee Caves - 12/15/07 09:52 AM
If you haven't seen it yet, there is an excellent TV/dvd program out on Discovery called Planet Earth. They have amazing footage of caves, ice worlds, oceans, mountains, deserts... all over the world. They inspired me to do a little research into caves. As it turns out Tennessee has more caves than any other state in the nation with about 8,000+. I had no idea. I started trying to find out where all these caves are. A lot are in the eastern areas of Tennessee. In my blogs about certain areas of the South, I plan to include some information about Tennessee cave attractions. (10 comments)
Nashville Neighborhood Map - 12/15/07 09:34 AM
Nashville Community Information Helpful if you are asking "Where to Live in Nashville TN?" This map shows Nashville TN neighborhoods and popular communities of the area. Map shows Nashville TN neighborhoodsClick on any of the pinpoints for extra Nashville neighborhood information. View Larger Map You may also be interested in the following resources about Nashville Tennessee: About Nashville - Nashville Information Nashville Real Estate Nashville Homes Nashville Community Information About Nashville: Overview (0 comments)
Nashville Real Estate: New Real Estate Office Opening in Midtown - 12/14/07 08:22 AM
Crye-Leike Realtors is on the move to open another Nashville real estate company office location in Midtown in the beginning of 2008. The real estate company location will be on Broadway near Music Row. Crye-Leike Nashville Commercial real estate division negotiated a contract to purchase and close on a 6900 square foot office building. Contracted with Crossroads Architecture to handle renovations and improvements to both the interior space and exterior of the property. One block from Music Row at 1819 Broadway in Midtown Nashville TN. Located at the corner of 19th Avenue and Broadway Near the new Adelicia condominium development, walking distance to (0 comments)
Little Rock Real Estate Company's: Cabot AR Real Estate Office - 12/13/07 08:07 AM
Crye-Leike, Realtors Little Rock Real Estate Company has a 12,000 square foot retail center in Cabot, Arkansas. With a total project cost of more than $2.4-million, the project is further demonstration of the real estate company's commitment to serve one of the fastest growing Little Rock homes markets in the state of Arkansas. "In addition to being a home-base to more than 50 Little Rock realtors with Crye-Leike, Realtors, the new center provides space for a fully staffed Realty Title and Escrow office," said Jeff Bell, Crye-Leike, Realtors Vice President and General Manager for the company's Little Rock real estate Region. (0 comments)
Memphis Neighborhood Map - 12/13/07 08:00 AM
Helpful if you are asking "Where to Live in Memphis?" This Memphis neighborhood map shows popular communities of Memphis, TN. Map shows Memphis TN neighborhoods Click on any of the pinpoints for extra neighborhood information. View Larger Map You may also be interested in the following resources about Memphis Tennessee: About Memphis - Information about Memphis Memphis Real Estate Memphis Homes for Sale Memphis Attractions Memphis Schools Memphis Sports Memphis Health Care Memphis History (5 comments)
Chattanooga TN Real Estate Career Event: December 13th - 12/11/07 03:12 PM
Are you interested in a career in real estate and need to find a Chattanooga real estate company to work with? Or are you already working in real estate and interested in learning why so many Chattanooga real estate agents choose Crye-Leike? There is an upcoming Chattanooga TN real estate career event at Crye-Leike's East Brainerd office. (Map this office with Mapquest) We invite you to find out more about a real estate career and services for Crye-Leike sales associates. Date: December 13th, at 6:00 pmRegister for this real estate career event in Chattanooga. Crye-Leike, Realtors is 4th in the nation and has real estate (0 comments)
Germantown TN Real Estate Office Now Open on Forest Hill-Irene Road - 12/11/07 12:28 PM
Crye-Leike Realtors on the move again - opened a new location in Germantown TN at 3030 Forest Hill-Irene Road. The real estate company's Germantown-Exeter office relocated to a larger commercial office space. The office will be under the leadership of Crye-Leike's Managing Broker Sue Stinson Turner, CRS, CRB, PMN, e-PRO, SRES. "We will be known as the Germantown - Forest Hill branch office from now on," said Sue Stinson Turner. "It's exciting to be in a new location that will offer us and our clients more comforts, convenience and truly world class service." About the new Germantown TN real estate office location: Convenience (0 comments)
Atlanta Real Estate Company Opening Sandy Springs Real Estate Office - 12/09/07 12:56 PM
Crye-Leike Realtors will soon open a new real estate office location in North Atlanta's Sandy Springs area. The new space represents the Atlanta real estate company's 6th metro area location. The space is located at 352 Sandy Springs Circle.The building was previously occupied by ReMax Greater Atlanta. Approximately 8,000 sq ft of working space for Atlanta real estate services."This is a great office location in a wonderful part of the Atlanta market," said Mike Doll, Crye-Leike, Realtors Vice President and General Manager. "We will be able to better serve Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, North Atlanta, Buckhead, East Cobb and other nearby areas." (3 comments)
Memphis Real Estate Company Hosts Santa Visit, Silent Auction & Raffle to Benefit Youth Villages - 12/09/07 12:28 PM
Memphis Real Estate Company Crye-Leike, Realtors is thrilled to announce the return of its popular Accounting Department Silent Auction & Raffle to benefit Youth Villages. "Last year the event raised approximately $13,000 dollars for Youth Villages, and we hope to raise even more funds for this worthwhile organization this year," said Lynda Drake, Crye-Leike Realtors Accounting Manager. Location: Crye-Leike's Corporate Headquarters, Memphis TN Real Estate Office - 6525 Quail Hollow, Memphis, TN 38120 When: Monday December 10th - Friday, December 14th. Items will be displayed Monday through Friday, with the auction finalized at 3pm on Friday the 14th. The raffle will be drawn (0 comments)
Crye-Leike, Realtors Woodstock, GA real estate office will raffle playhouse to benefit Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities - 12/07/07 08:50 PM
Woodstock, Georgia - The Crye-Leike, Realtors Cobb/Cherokee real estate office and Reardon York Properties have teamed up in the construction and raffling of a playhouse whose proceeds will benefit Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Raffle will be held on December 15th at the Cobb/Cherokee Woodstock GA real estate office. "The money we donate from the raffle will help build a new 50-bedroom Ronald McDonald House near Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. We're very excited to be working with the Ronald McDonald Houses because they provide a much needed home away from home for sick children receiving medical treatment at local hospitals." (1 comments)
Goodlettsville TN Chamber of Commerce Meeting: December Spotlight Speaker - 12/07/07 08:35 PM
The Goodlettsville, TN Chamber of Commerce is having a meeting on Thursday, December 20th at the Nazarene Church on Loretta Drive. Crye-Leike's Goodlettsville TN real estate office was chosen as the "Spotlight Speaker" for the meeting. "Good as Gold" is the rule. Crye-Leike's Goodlettsville TN Realtors follow the golden rule... where doing the right thing is the only way to do business. "Our amazing team of associates has very strong ethics," says Jo Roth, Crye-Leike, Realtors Goodlettsville Managing Broker. "You have to in this business and we're very proud of our reputation and our philosophy to make every real estate transaction a win-win." (0 comments)
Smyrna TN Realtors Plan to Participate in a Candelight Christmas - 12/07/07 03:40 PM
Crye-Leike realtors in Smyrna TN real estate office will participate in the Smyrna Tour of Homes on December 8th from 4-8 p.m. Andrea Benson-Gaw is one Smyrna real estate agent who will open her doors for the tour. "I enjoy participating in the homes tour because it's a great way for people to get into the Christmas spirit, to see how certain homes are decorated for the holidays and it allows visitors to meet new people," said Andrea Benson-Gaw, Crye-Leike, Realtors Smyrna office agent. "We've had a lot of response in the past and it allows us to give back to the community." (0 comments)
Wherever you're moving we can help - 12/07/07 03:14 PM
If you are moving or relocating there are several areas that you may have questions about or need help with. There is so much to do from learning about your new environment to packing up the moving truck. Crye-Leike Relocation moving services offers several programs to help when you are moving or relocating. Most of these programs are free. Nationwide real estate relocation and moving services are available. Here are a few moving programs you may find helpful... Community, school and housing information packets on any city in the country.Cost of Living Comparisons for any city in the country.Temporary rental housing assistance.Referral services to (0 comments)
Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Forum Scheduled in January 2008 - 12/06/07 09:57 AM
Crye-Leike Commercial expanded its operations to the Atlanta commercial real estate market in October 2007. Last month Crye-Leike Commercial held a "Commercial Forum" at The Marriott Hotel on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. This forum was the first of many planned for the division. "I see a Commercial Forum as a great tool to learn and exchange ideas and property information among commercial agents, developers, builders and investors," said Adel Elmankabady, Managing Broker of Crye-Leike, Commercial in the Atlanta, Georgia area office. "Based on the turn-out and response to our first event, I foresee even more interest at our next event in January 2008." Managing Broker (0 comments)
Crye-Leike realtors in Nashville real estate office help homeless men and women reconnect with their families - 12/06/07 09:06 AM
Crye-Leike realtors in the Green Hills Nashville, TN real estate office help homeless men and women reconnect with their families through the "More Than a Toy" (MTAT) project. This project is designed to help young homeless men and women make a reconnection with their families. "More Than A Toy" is project to help young homeless men and women send gifts to family members who they've lost touch with," said Mary Poor, an Affiliate Broker with Crye-Leike, Realtors in Green Hills. "We're thrilled to be able to support them in an effort to re-establish a relationship with their loved ones." MTAT is (0 comments)
Crye-Leike, Realtors Smyrna real estate branch office participates in 33rd Annual Christmas Parade - 12/06/07 08:44 AM
Smyrna, TN.- Crye-Leike realtors' from the Smyrna, TN real estate office were proud to participate in the 33rd Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade on Dec. 2nd. "The parade was a huge success and we were the only real estate company with a float," said Smyrna Managing Broker Tom Williams (Crye-Leike). "Our float was decorated by local children and our agents who participated in the parade wore Santa hats and handed out candy." "Christmas Around the World" was the theme for the annual holiday parade and Crye-Leike participants waved small flags of different nations to represent the diversity of Smyrna. There was a great turn (0 comments)
Imagination Library: Books from Birth for All Young Children in Tennessee - 12/05/07 05:31 PM
Every one of Tennessee's 95 counties now offers Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. What is the program and how does it work? The Imagination Library is available to all of the 375,000 children under age five living in Tennessee. Every TN child under age 5 can sign up for free. Once signed up the child receives a brand new book in the mail every month. If signed up at birth, the child would receive a total of 60 books.My glowing review... I live in Shelby County and am the mom of a toddler. I love the Imagination Library program. I am very impressed by it and encourage every one in the area with young kids (0 comments)
Foreclosures in Tennessee - 12/05/07 04:54 PM
Everyone's hearing the news about the subprime market. Home foreclosures in Tennessee are up. Crye-Leike's REO Division specializes in managing and selling foreclosure properties. We also have several realtors in local markets that are foreclosure experts. Many web sites require you to pay fees to search for foreclosure properties. As part of Crye-Leike's homes for sale marketing program, foreclosure properties for sale are included in the search available to all visitors. Here are a few searches for foreclosures in Tennessee: Memphis Foreclosures Foreclosure homes in Memphis TN by price range... Over $200,000From 150,000 - 200,000From 100,000 - 150,000Under 100,000Nashville ForeclosuresFind foreclosure homes in Nashville TN (2 comments)
Foreclosures in Arkansas - 12/05/07 04:46 PM
There's a lot of media attention on the subprime market. Crye-Leike's REO division works with lenders to manage and sell their foreclosure properties. Home foreclosures in Arkansas are up. Our asset management services include property management, marketing, and selling foreclosure properties. Many people have the thought that foreclosure properties are going to be a good deal. Question - We hear this question a lot - Does the bank sell it for the amount owed on the loan? Does that mean it is selling for less than its worth? Answer - Not really. Think of the lender as a professional seller. They work with realtors to (1 comments)
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