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Crye-Leike, REALTORS Congratulates Its Athens, Tennessee Brach Office On Being Voted As The Best Real Estate Agency

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The Daily Post-Athenian 2009 Reader's Choice Poll Also Chose Crye-Leike's Athens Auction Team And Broker Sandy Phillips As The Best Real Estate Agents

Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to congratulate its Athens, Tennessee branch office on being chosen as The Best Real Estate Agency. The Daily Post-Athenian recently held its 2009 Reader's Choice Poll and the community voted Crye-Leike's Athens Branch as the number one real estate office for the second year in a row.

"I am so proud to be a part of this outstanding office," said Melonie Carideo, Crye-Leike's Athens Branch Managing Broker. "The professional, ethical and friendly staff and agents make my job an easier one. We are all so proud the community we serve feels we are doing a great job."

In addition to the entire office being recognized for its exceptional real estate service, the community also selected Broker Sandy Phillips as the top real estate professional in Athens again this year."

"I was very happy to hear the news that I was chosen by the people of McMinn and surrounding counties, to be the best real estate agent. I truly love what I do and enjoy helping my clients and customers find the home of their dreams," said Sandy. "It's an honor to serve the people of McMinn, Meigs, and Monroe Counties. I appreciate my customers and clients very much and I can't think everyone enough for voting for me."

Crye-Leike's Athens, offering Chattanooga real estate services, office picked up its third honor in the newspaper's poll for having the best auction team. The Daily Post-Athenian readers' chose Realtors Joe Stepp and Mike Graves as the top auctioneers in the community.

"It is great to work with an office full of some of the best Realtors in Athens," said Carideo. "I am so proud of Sandy, Joe and Mike who are great examples and role models for other agents. We aren't number one in this area for nothing - it's the people that make our office the BEST!"

Sales associates in Crye-Leike's Athens office assist buyers and sellers in and around McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk counties. They specialize in all types of Chattanooga homes for sale. The office has a Sunshine Committee dedicated to giving back to the community. Sales associates participate in and host various fundraisers to support local charities. Throughout the past year, the office raised thousand of dollars for charities including the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, Susan Komen's Race For A Cure, United Way, and the McMinn County Rescue Squad's Annual Children's Gift Giving Campaign.

To learn more about career opportunities with Crye-Leike and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike's Athens office at (423) 746-0227.

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike®, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of more than 130 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.