Memphis, TN.- Crye-Leike, REALTOR's Chief Information & Strategy Officer, Gurtej Sodhi, was honored recently by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? (LeadingRE) with their Presidential Award and Most Effective SEO Strategy Award.


The awards were presented at the LeadingRE's annual Conference Week from February 9-13 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event gathered more than 2,000 top real estate professionals from over 20 countries.


The President's Award, a top individual honor, is part of LeadingRE's service recognition program, which formally acknowledges contributions such as committee involvement, presentations at network conferences and service on various advisory councils and boards.


"I am honored to be presented this prestigious award that recognizes all the input I have had the opportunity to provide over the last four years to the network and its 500+ global members," said Sodhi.


As the Founding Chairman of the Technology Advisory Council at LeadingRE, Sodhi hopes to help drive industry initiatives in the future.


"I commend and congratulate Gurtej on his leadership and his commitment to moving the Real Estate industry forward as a whole," said Harold Crye, Crye-Leike founder and CEO.


"It is a true honor to recognize dedicated professionals like Gurtej," said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O'Connor. "This award reflects an exceptional level of real estate expertise and professionalism, as well as an exemplary commitment to our global network."


Sodhi and Crye-Leike's technology team received the award for Most Effective SEO Strategy for its website The site was recognized for having a strategy that makes it easy for consumers to find the website with competitive positioning on popular search engines, unique content focusing on key markets, as well as effective incorporation of social media and other tactics.


"Receiving this award for the third time confirms Crye-Leike's website as a leader in providing the highest exposure for our listings while serving our customers and sales associates in the most effective manner possible," said Sodhi.


Sodhi was also a presenting speaker at LeadingRE's MarTech event, held during the Conference Week, which provided advanced sessions addressing the ways technology and marketing play a critical role in the success of today's real estate firms.


Crye-Leike REALTORS is the South's representative for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World?, a global network of more than 500 top real estate firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services including lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.


Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company that was founded in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike. Today, Crye-Leike is ranked as the 5th largest real estate firm in the nation and the #1 real estate company in the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has a network of more than 3,000 licensed Realtors and 112 offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma. More information about Crye-Leike can be found at