Nashville, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is opening its 20th branch office in Middle Tennessee in Gallatin, a move that marks its third office in Sumner County, joining its Hendersonville and Goodlettsville offices.

Crye-Leike, REALTORS is the nation's sixth largest residential real estate brokerage firm in the nation and the largest in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Mid-South.

The new Crye-Leike Gallatin office, located at 1208 Nashville Pike, is a 2,352 sq. ft. remodeled house that has been zoned for office use. The office is located at the corner of Lake Drive South and Nashville Pike, north of East Camp Creek and down the street from Volunteer State Community College. The office's lease agreement begins July 1, 2016.

"We felt the timing is right to add an office in Gallatin because of the areas surge in residential growth and jobs," said Chief Executive Office Harold E. Crye. "Gallatin and Sumner County offer great community living and continues to offer a great quality of life for families," said Crye.

According to James Fenton, executive director of the Gallatin Economic & Community Development Agency, the city of Gallatin is experiencing strong, constant growth.

"Between 2000 and 2010, Gallatin's population grew 33 percent," said Fenton. "Then, a recent special census conducted by our office revealed further that from 2010 to 2015 Gallatin is experiencing another growth rate of 14 percent, representing 35,000 more people to the area.

"Additionally, over $200 million in capital investments are being made through businesses which are generating over 2,000 jobs in Gallatin within the last 30 months," said Fenton.

"As a business attracted to open an office in Gallatin, Crye-Leike and our sales associates look forward to contributing to this positive area of growth," said Crye.

Crye-Leike is currently recruiting sales associates to its new Gallatin branch office. For information on joining Crye-Leike's sales team, contact Jason Murphy, principal broker and administrative manager, at (615) 373-2044, or jason.murphy@crye-leike.com. "Being a full-service real estate brokerage firm, our goal is to make it convenient for our customers and sales associates to utilize all of our services before, during and after a home purchase by offering reliable, efficient and convenient services for today's busy lifestyles," said Steve Brown, president of Crye-Leike Residential Sales.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), the nation's fourth largest privately-held residential real estate brokerage firm, has over 650 sales associates generating sales in 39 counties in Middle Tennessee.

As a full service real estate company, Cry-Leike offers real estate and related services, including: relocation services; commercial business and investment real estate services; property leasing and management services; insurance services; title & closing services; mortgage services; home warranty services; home services; auction services; business brokerage services; REO services for bank-owned & foreclosed properties and real estate schools.