NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Crye-Leike Realtors, the nations 6th largest real estate company, recently held its annual meeting announcing a record 6.1 billion dollars in company sales for 2006. Despite overall predictions of sluggish real estate sales, Crye-Leike had its best year in its 30-year history, maintaining its spot as the largest real estate company in Tennessee and #1 in the Mid-south.

 

Crye-Leike Realtors President, Dick Leike, says, " This is a great time to buy a house. Consumers have choices, interest rates are as low as they've ever been and the cost of living in the Mid-south is low. Now is the time to buy."

 

Crye-Leike's Middle Tennessee Region had a strong finish at $1.6 billion in sales, a 9 percent increase over the year before. These figures represent approximately 8,920 closings by its 1,000 plus sales associates in the Nashville area.

 

The local Nashville Area Association of Realtors recently announced a 3 percent increase in volume over 2005. Crye-Leike's volume was slightly higher.

 

Crye-leike CEO, Harold Crye, says, " We have some of the best agents in the business. They care about the customer and they care about their community. Low interest rates, a strong local economy, customer loyalty and our unique one-stop home buying process held us at the number one spot."

 

Crye-Leike? (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 30 years, is the nation's 6th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South. It has a network of over 3,500 sales associates and 109 corporate and franchise offices located in 58 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi. In 2006, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $6.1 billion with 35,498 closed transaction sides.

 

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