CHATTANOOGA, Tenn-- Carol Nall, VP & Director of Relocation, Stephanie Gordon, Corporate Services Manager and Debbie Derryberry, Relocation Coordinator, of Crye-Leike Relocation Services, were recently awarded the World Referral Specialist (WRS) designation by Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM (LeadingRE).


The WRS designation is awarded by LeadingRE to relocation staff of affiliate companies for demonstrating their commitment to serving the unique needs of global clients and meeting a number of important educational requirements reflecting their ability to place and manage cross-border referrals.


The WRS program was developed to train and recognize network affiliates who wish to provide professional real estate referral services to U.S. citizens who have real estate needs in other countries


According to LeadingRE Director of Education Cecelia Chott, CRP, GMS, the need for these services is becoming more common in today's market. "We are seeing increasing numbers of U.S. citizens who are looking to buy or sell properties abroad, whether for second homes, retirement, investment, inheritance or corporate transfers. We commend Carol, Stephanie and Debbie for their continuing education on the intricacies of working with this type of client to meet their specialized needs," Chott said.


As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM, Crye-Leike Relocation can assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad and can meet corporate relocation needs through the network's sister relocation company, RELO Direct?, Inc.


For more information on Crye-Leike Relocation Services, please visit or call 423-296-1444.


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.



About the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? Network

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? is the largest global network of 650 real estate firms, with over 5,500 offices and 160,000 associates worldwide. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? members produced over $400 billion in home sales representing 1.4 million transactions in 2005, outselling any national franchise and also leading the nation in the sales of $1 million plus homes. LeadingRE's member firms are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality relocation and affinity services. RELO? Home Search (, with access to 2 million listings, offers one of the most robust online house resources available. For more information, please visit