NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Crye-Leike Realtors, the nation's 6th largest real estate company and largest in Tennessee and the Mid-South, achieved record January sales despite reports of a real estate sales dip in the local Middle Tennessee market.


January sales for Crye-Leike, Middle Tennessee was up 24% with 494 closed transactions, a January record of $98,775,00 for the company.


The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) reports that overall, local Middle Tennessee markets were down 3.4% in January 2007 with 2,371 closings.


Crye-Leike Realtors CEO, Harold Crye says, "Anytime we are doing better than the market means our agents are doing the right things. Our agents are working smart for their buyers and sellers and they are proving it by getting this year off to a great start."


Crye-Leike? (, 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.