BOWLING GREEN, KY., ?Kevin R. Joiner, President of Crye Leike Franchises, Inc., announced Crye Leike Executive Realty of Bowling Green, Ky. has achieved the number one ranking throughout the entire franchise network for the first half of 2008. The company has held this honor since 2002.


"We are very pleased with the expert leadership Kirk has exhibited over the years," said Joiner. "His knowledge, professionalism, dedication to customer service and ability to develop and motivate a strong sales force has enabled him to build the most successful franchise in Crye Leike's history," he added.


Crye Leike Executive Realty is owned by Kirk Tinsley who also serves as the company's CEO and principal broker. Tinsley is licensed in both Ky. and Tenn. He is a member of the National and Kentucky Associations of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Southern Kentucky, Inc. where he is currently a member of the board of directors, their 2008 president elect, and the 2009 incoming president.


"I think the reason we've been able to attain the number one spot nationwide is a combination of recruiting the best agents in the business; supplying them with the marketing, technological, and support tools they need to succeed; and most importantly, providing our clients with the absolute best in customer service," said Tinsley. "Many of our sales associates have advanced education and hold designations such as E-Pro; Graduate, Realtor Institute; and Certified Residential Specialist. We have full time in-house marketing and relocation departments, and we're a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and hold their Relo Certified Coordinator designation. We dedicate a large portion of our resources to Internet marketing since 84% of all homebuyers search the Internet when looking for homes, and we have technology platforms in place that allow our agents unlimited mobility. We have both the talent and the tools necessary to market our clients' properties and get them sold," he added.


Crye Leike Executive Realty is located at 1278 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42104. Bowling Green is a vibrant city and is continually expanding. It is home to the General Motors Corvette assembly plant and also offers educational opportunities at Western Kentucky University?an organization that generates millions of dollars annually for the local economy. The downtown district is undergoing major redevelopment, main highway arteries are being improved and widened, and the city is about to welcome a minor league baseball team. In short, Bowling Green is thriving.


For all your real estate needs, personal referrals or if you are considering either a full-time or part-time career in real estate contact Kirk Tinsley by phone at 270-781-3377, email: and on the web at


According to Tinsley, "It really is a great time to make a deal. The average sale price is up $4,600 from last year, and the average ?days on the market' is only up eight days over a year ago. Buyers have many great choices and values in our current market, and investors are still out there actively looking to acquire additional properties. The market is good here in Bowling Green. In fact, we just recently sold a $600,000 house in only 18 days."


Crye Leike Franchises, Inc. is actively seeking franchise partners throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. For information regarding opening a franchise office of the nation's fourth largest real estate company, entrepreneurs and real estate professionals should contact Kevin R. Joiner, president, at (866) 603-2470 or 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. ###