Memphis, TN: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services celebrates its ranking as third in the nation among privately owned, independent real estate firms based off of 2018 transaction sides. Rankings are released within the Top 500 annual report produced by Real Trends, a trusted source of news, analysis and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987.

Crye-Leike had 26,257 closed transactions in 2018, landing a position as eighth in the nation for largest real estate brokerage firms and third in the nation for private, independent firms based off of transaction sides.

Established in 1977 in Memphis, TN by Co-Founders Harold Crye and Dick Leike, the company expanded into Nashville in the early 90's and has continued its expansion into nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee) and Puerto Rico to become the third largest, privately owned, independent real estate firm in the nation.

"Crye-Leike will continue to grow in all markets in 2019," said CEO and Co-Founder Harold Crye. "2018 was a record year for this 42-year-old company. Our national ranking validates our strong sales team and leadership from the management staff."

Crye-Leike is unique in that it offers a one-stop shopping experience for consumers. The company provides financial services with mortgage lending, title closing, insurance coverage, home services, property management and national relocation services, which have allowed sales associates to meet each client's needs.

Crye-Leike President of Residential Sales Steve Brown credits the company's success to the agents who are able to take advantage of these services and stay ahead of the competition during tough times.

"Our agents' training, responsiveness, negotiating skills and professionalism makes a difference to our clients," said Brown. "In 2018, Crye-Leike agents helped over 26,000 customers achieve their dreams and goals of buying and selling in a very competitive environment. Even with historic low inventory, we AVERAGED closing 2,545 transactions per month."

Co-Founder Dick Leike also notes how the dedication of Crye-Leike agents has impacted the industry and communities in which they work.

"We are proud of our network of Crye-Leike sales associates who dedicate their services to help homebuyers and sellers in and around their communities," said Leike. "Their hard work, time and commitment have made it possible for over 650,000 families to make the dream of home ownership a reality since we opened our doors over 40 years ago."

For more information regarding real estate services, including Crye-Leike's one-stop shopping services, please visit the website at www.crye-leike.com. The award-winning website is one of the most heavily visited and professionally managed real estate websites in the United States, updating its home listings every 12 minutes.

ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, 800 employees and 139 company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $6.5 billion in sales volume and 30,550 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2018 - its biggest year ever - and is on track to achieve the company's goal of $6.8 billion in sales volume this year.