Knoxville, Tenn: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces its 2020 Top Producing Agent, Top Producing Team and Rookie of the Year for its East Tennessee region. To be named a Top Producing Agent or Team in one of Crye-Leike's nine-state regions, individual(s) must have earned the highest sales volume, or had the highest number of real estate transactions, for that year.

Congratulations to the following Crye-Leike associates:

Affiliate Broker Beth Kochoian - Top Producing Agent

Affiliate Broker Beth Kochoian began her real estate career with Crye-Leike's Pigeon Forge branch office three years ago, spending most of her working life in home centers and kitchen design prior to that. Kochoian enjoys all of the ins-and-outs of the real estate industry. When she is not working, she often connects with local builders to learn about the building process from start to finish, serves on her local HOA for design review and landscaping and enjoys visiting open houses while on vacation. In 2020, Kochoian's sales volume was just under $10 million, making her Crye-Leike's Top Producing Agent for her region.

Team Castelli - Top Producing Team

Realtor Elijah Castelli is affiliated with Crye-Leike's Cookeville branch office and began his real estate career in 2006. Since then, Castelli has built and supported a successful real estate team with his wife, Lindsay. Team Castelli consists of coached real estate specialists Duke Davis, Ed Metcalf, Nashawn Miller and Justin Lindsey. With a sales volume of over $30 million in 2020, Team Castelli is Crye-Leike's Top Producing Team in East Tennessee.

ElijahCastelliis a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the Tennessee Association of REALTORS (TAR) and the Dave Ramsey ELP program. He is also a Ziglar Legacy certified speaker, trainer & coach, is a member of the John Maxwell Team and is coached by the Mike Ferry Organization.

Realtor Michelle Marquez - Rookie of the Year

Realtor Michelle Marquez began her real estate career with Crye-Leike's West Knoxville branch office in 2020, quickly rising to the top as a new agent. In her first year of real estate, Marquez had a total sales volume of $2.2 million, making her the Rookie of the Year for her region.

Marquez has earned the LeadingRE Relocation Specialist (LRE) designation and is working toward earning the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) designation in 2021. When not working in real estate, Marquez sits as the Unit Liaison for the Knox County School PTA Board, working to bring opportunities to all students in the district and helping foster the relationship between schools and the community.


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ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, 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, over 800 employees and 140+ company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $7.5 billion in sales and had 31,578 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2020, making it the company's most successful year to date.