Maryville, TN., - With more than 50 people in attendance, Crye-Leike DeLozier Realty was excited to celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 11th.

Broker Jerry DeLozier and Realtor Kevin Ross will work as co-owners to lead the new office formerly known as DeLozier Realty and Auction. After helping hundreds of sellers and buyers find that perfect place to call home, Jerry and Kevin pride themselves on knowing what's best for their clients. They recently decided that working with Crye-Leike, REALTORS would be a great move to enhance their business and better serve their customers.

"Being a part of the Crye-Leike team, we feel that our office will be on the cutting edge of technology and our agents will have systems in place to stay in contact with potential clients and offer their customers more innovative ways to buy and sell their properties." said Mr. DeLozier. "We are excited about the opportunities for our clients and our agents."

He adds, "The resources that are available from Crye-Leike are second to none. All of the tools and technologies Crye-Leike provides for sellers and buyers are services that an independent office simply can't afford to offer. The training and tools provided for our agents are also excellent."

Crye-Leike DeLozier Realty currently has an office of 8 agents and team members with 3 members on staff that are licensed auctioneers. The Realtors work with buyers and sellers in and around Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Sevier and other surrounding counties. They assist clients with all types of residential and commercial real estate sales and specialize in real estate auction services.

"Our office is conveniently located in Downtown Maryville close to the Courthouse," said Crye-Leike DeLozier Realtor and Co-owner Kevin Ross. "Being located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, everyone falls in love with the scenery and natural beauty of our area. We look forward to helping and having many more happy home buyers and sellers as clients now that we're with Crye-Leike."

Ross adds, "With the tools and technology that we now have being affiliated with the 5th ranked real estate company in the nation, we are also looking to expand our sales force by hiring at least 10 new agents during the next year."

Broker Jerry DeLozier has been a licensed real estate agent since 1995 and a full-time realtor since 2003. He is also a licensed Auctioneer and a member of the Blount County Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

Both Mr. DeLozier and Mr. Ross have experienced great real estate successes over the last few years. Even in a difficult market, they are proud to have achieved the accomplishment of remaining as million dollar producing agents. They have also had lots of success as licensed Auctioneers and were voted as the #1 top auctioneers in the area by the Daily Times Reader's Choice Awards for two consecutive years.

Co-founder and CEO Harold Crye was also in attendance at Crye-Leike DeLozier Realty's ribbon cutting ceremony to offer a warm welcome to the company's newest franchise.

"Over the last 35 years, we've enjoyed success in the state of Tennessee by achieving the distinction of being the #1 real estate company in the state in sales," said Mr. Crye. "We outsell our competition in the Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga markets and are excited about growing our business and sales in the Knoxville area. We are thrilled to have a presence in the Blount County market and expect great things from Kevin and Jerry and the entire team at Crye-Leike DeLozier Realty."

For all of your real estate needs or for more information on how to become a licensed agent with Crye-Leike DeLozier Realty, contact Broker Jerry DeLozier by phone at (865) 681-7797 or by e-mail at info@delozierrealty.com Visit their website at www.delozierrealty.com

More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS - Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation's 5th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 2,800 licensed sales associates based out of 110 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services. In 2011, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume of $3.8 billion with 24,470 properties sold. More information is available at http://www.crye-leike.com