BRENTWOOD, TN., - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that the company has been named a nominee for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? Diamond Award. Only 15 of the 700 member real estate firms, a collection of independently owned real estate firms worldwide, received a nomination.

"As one of the original founders of this organization it is truly an honor for our company to be nominated this year as among the best," said Harold Crye, Co Founder and CEO of Crye-Leike, REALTORS. "Our Relocation Specialists are to be especially recognized for their tireless efforts working with this global community of independent real estate providers to take care of clients who are moving across the country or across the globe."

As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World?, Crye-Leike, REALTORS can assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad, with services including comprehensive destination orientation programs, real estate assistance, spouse employment aid, mortgage assistance, household goods move management and more.

"Four decades ago national and international companies didn't move their employees around the way they do today," said Crye. "As we've become more economically tied globally, and companies move staff and look to recruit from all corners of the globe, they rely more than ever upon companies like ours and the network of LeadingRE to handle the transferees move."

The winner of the Diamond Award will be announced during the Annual Awards Gala April 11 during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? annual conference in Boca Raton, FL. The event is expected to attract nearly 800 brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from leading domestic and international real estate firms.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? is a global real estate network comprised of nearly 700 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. With more 5,000 offices and 145,000 sales associates in the United States and 35 countries abroad, LeadingRE affiliates sell over $400 billion in home sales representing more than 1.3 million transactions annually, outselling any national franchise and leading the nation in the sales of $1 million-plus homes. Seven of the United States' top 10 real estate firms are LeadingRE affiliates.

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.