CHATTANOOGA, TN., - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to welcome back Broker Cindy Walker to lead the company's REO Division in the Greater Chattanooga Region. As the new Managing Broker, Ms. Walker will oversee all transactions including bank and lender-owned property sales handled by the Real Estate Owned (REO) division located at 1510 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 400, in Chattanooga.


Ms. Walker is a licensed broker in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Hamilton, Bradley and Marion counties. She specializes in residential real estate sales with a focus on Real Estate Owned (REO) properties and foreclosures.


"Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was in the Mortgage Servicing Industry as a Manager over collections, foreclosures and Real Estate Owned (REO)" said Ms. Walker. " The company was owned by a Savings & Loan and was eventually taken over by the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC)."


Given her experience it was a very natural transition for Ms. Walker to begin working in the REO Industry as a Real Estate Broker and specializing in bank owned properties. With the recent increase in bank and lender foreclosures, Crye-Leike's REO Division has seen its business to re-list and re-sell these properties increase substantially.


"Being in the mortgage service industry also helps so much in the understanding of what is happening as far as the Mortgage Crisis right now," said Ms. Walker. "This knowledge can be invaluable for homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes."


Ms. Walker is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For four years prior to joining Crye-Leike, REALTORS she was a Broker with Stonegate Realty in Idaho Springs Colorado.


Ms. Walker says her favorite thing about being a Broker is the joy on the faces of first time homebuyers when she hands them the keys to their new home.


Ms. Walker lives in Chattanooga and has a son Scott, (33, and two grandchildren, Christian, 4, and Lily, 3 months. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, concerts and fishing.


To schedule an appointment and for all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Cindy Walker by phone at 423-296-1442 or 423-284-2795 and you can email her at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals. In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.