CHATTANOOGA, TN., - As the healthcare industry struggles with a growing physician shortage nationwide, a local real estate firm is working behind the scenes to help attract physicians to our community.

Crye-Leike Relocation Services recently achieved MD Preferred Real Estate Provider status and earned the honor of displaying the MD Preferred Services Medallion. This distinction, awarded to less than 100 national Realtors? by US Medical Specialties, a national healthcare consulting firm, recognizes Crye-Leike Relocation Services' experience and commitment to serving the unique needs and demands of today's busy physician.

"We have so much to offer physicians and their families here in Chattanooga," said Carol Nall, Crye-Leike Relocation's VP/Director of Relocation & MD Preferred Realtor?. "We know that a physician places a very high value on community and quality of life issues. This network allows us to partner more closely with our hospitals and medical practices in the competition for physician services. We are uniquely qualified to tell Chattanooga's story. And when that partnership brings a new physician to Chattanooga, it's a win-win-win for the physician, the recruiting hospital, and us."

U.S. Medical Specialties created the MD Preferred Real Estate Program to recognize the work that selected Realtors? are doing to help attract quality healthcare professionals to their communities. The MD Preferred Real Estate Network is part of a national physician resource center hosted online at MDPreferredServices.com. The resource center matches professional service providers in Real Estate, Relocation, Healthcare Law and Mortgage Services with physicians on the move.

"Physicians represent a very distinct consumer group with strong financial power, high net worth and career stability," explains Michael O'Malley, Project Manager for the MD Preferred Real Estate Network. "Today's doctor is extremely busy and the legal, real estate, mortgage and relocation needs of physicians require special handling; but the reward for the preferred professionals who provide these services is a deeply loyal client base in a challenging economic environment."

For all your relocation needs, to schedule an appointment and/or personal referrals, please contact Carol Nall, Crye-Leike, REALTORS Vice President & Director of Relocation Services in Chattanooga by calling her at 423-296-1444 or email her at carol.nall@crye-leike.com.

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.

 

U.S. Medical Specialties produces MedicalMatch.org, a family of monthly, electronic physician job bulletins in 17 medical specialties reaching 3,400 residency and fellowship programs and over 23,000 young physicians. They publish RoundsOnLine.org, a widely read monthly medical newsletter. Their online physician resource center, MD Preferred Services includes MDLawServices.com and MDPreferredRealEstate.com.