Ian O'Shea Named As New Managing Broker At Crye-Leike In Fort Oglethorpe

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ian O'Shea
Ian O'Shea

After 23 years of helping home buyers and sellers find that perfect place to call home, realtor Ian O’Shea has all of the necessary experience and skills he will need to lead an office of agents to success. Mr. O'Shea was appointed as the new managing broker of Crye-Leike’s North Georgia Office in Fort Oglethorpe. 

“After more than two decades spent working in the real estate services industry, I don’t think I have ever been more excited about the future,” said Mr. O'Shea. “I could not be happier about coming to work for Crye-Leike. This company has designed and implemented more quality tools to help buyers, sellers and agents be successful unlike any other real estate firm I’ve seen.”

Since 1989, Mr. O'Shea has been a licensed realtor. Prior to moving back home to the Greater Chattanooga area, he worked with Garden Lakes Realty Co. from 1989-2010 serving as a broker and vice president of Sales Management. Ian most recently served as an associate broker with Prudential Realty from June 2010 to June 2012.

“Making the move to Crye-Leike was almost a no-brainer for me,” he said. “After meeting the agents in Crye-Leike’s North Georgia office and seeing their enthusiasm for the future of business locally, I realized coming to Crye-Leike was a perfect fit for me.

“The agents at Crye-Leike’s Fort Oglethorpe branch are a finely trained group of professionals that really care about their clients and know how to get the job done well. As the office’s new managing broker and leader, I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful team of agents and look forward to our office being a major component of the North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee real estate market.”

Mr. O'Shea holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in both Tennessee and Georgia. He assists buyers and sellers in and around Catoosa, Walker and Hamilton counties. He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales and especially enjoys working with first-time home buyers. He also assists clients with commercial real estate transactions, new home & rehab construction, land development, condominium sales and multi- family investment properties.

In order to better serve his clients and keep his knowledge of the market up-to-date, he has always been actively involved in many, local real estate boards and committees. He is currently a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He is a past state director for the GAR and a past president for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors.

Some of his top real estate successes include being named ‘Sales Person of the Year’ in 1993, 1998, and 2008. He’s also very proud of a ‘Recognition Award’ he received from the Rome Area Heritage Foundation for the restoration of a significant historic home built in 1908.

Mr. O'Shea and his wife, Michelle live in Ringgold. He is a member of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, the Ringgold United Methodist Church and the Southern British Car Club of Chattanooga. In his free time, he enjoys landscaping, restoring antique cars and playing tennis and golf.

"We at Crye-Leike are extremely fortunate to have hired Ian as the new broker of our North Georgia branch,” said Crye-Leike Chattanooga Region General Manager Dan Griess. “Ian brings a proven track record in sales as well as previous management experience to our company and will be a great addition to the team in our region. We look forward to Ian taking our Ft. Oglethorpe office to new heights!"



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