Crye-Leike, REALTORS, the nation's sixth largest real estate company, is making a move into the Knoxville market.


The company's first Knoxville branch, its new Farragut office, will be located at 731 Campbell Station Road.


"After 34 years of being in business, Crye-Leike is proud to be opening its doors in Knoxville for the very first time," said Managing Broker Melonie Carideo. "Our President and CEO Harold Crye has been wanting to break into the market for over 15 years now. Our new office in Farragut is already all fired up with a half-dozen agents and we're currently conducting interviews looking to grow our agent count."


Crye-Leike's Farragut office will host a grand opening that's being planned for late March or early April. The office's Managing Broker Melonie Carideo, Office Administrator Cassie Riconoscuito, and agents Vikki Felts, Marie Gerrick, Cathy Swafford and Jamie Seals are already eagerly assisting buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs.


"We are happy to be moving into Knoxville and the town of Farragut is already starting to feel like home," said Carideo.


"Crye-Leike is considered as a #1 powerhouse in many of our markets ranking as the #1 real estate firm in Tennessee and known as the #1 Mid-South Leader," said Crye-Leike President and CEO Harold Crye. "We look forward to growing our sales successes in this new region as we are planning to open many other offices in the Knoxville area."


For more information about any of the agents' listings currently being advertised or for questions about how to become an agent with Crye-Leike's new Farragut office, please contact the office at (865) 671-3333. Crye-Leike's Farragut Managing Broker Melonie Carideo can be reached by phone at 423-593-8713 or by e-mail at


More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation's 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,200 licensed sales associates based out of 113 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services. In 2010, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume of $3.85 billion with 24,260 homes sold. More information is available at