With spring upon us and the home buying fever in the air, Crye-Leike, Realtors, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, is putting a different twist on a traditional approach to selling residential properties.
Crye-Leike is holding company-wide Sunday open houses featuring over 1,000 homes for sale on three weekends within Crye-Leike’s Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga markets.
Called "Crye-Leike’s Spring Spectacular Showcase of Homes,” the Crye-Leike promotion in the Chattanooga area will showcase their residential properties for sale from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Open houses were held on April 14 in the Greater Memphis area and Sunday, April 21 in the Greater Nashville area.
"This company-wide effort was organized to give potential buyers easy access to a huge selection of choice listings within a few short hours," said Harold Crye, chief executive officer. "There is no other real estate company in the Middle Tennessee region that can hold a company-wide open house on this scale like Crye-Leike. Our selection is unparalleled. We think it's a win-win opportunity for buyers, sellers and our fellow Realtors."
For those individuals who sign in at any Crye-Leike open house held on May 5 in the Greater Chattanooga area, they will be eligible for a drawing of a free appraisal and credit report from 1st Trust Bank for Savings Mortgage, valued at around $400.
To be eligible, the winner must be a qualified buyer upon executing a purchase contract and submitting a completed mortgage loan application with 1st Trust Mortgage. Representatives from 1st Trust Bank for Savings Mortgage will be on hand at some open houses to answer questions about mortgage interest rates.
Realtors say that spring and summer traditionally are the busiest home buying seasons and that open houses generate an average of three to four visitors per showing.
“The real estate market is heating up once again after a surreal couple of years,” said Crye. “Sellers can still cash in on the appreciation their homes have realized over the past few years, while buyers benefit from more selection and extremely low interest rates.”
Following is a list of the local open houses and the agents:
Area 2 – Downtown Chattanooga
1114 Pierce Ave., Brenda Pargeon; 2403 Vine Street, Sonja Stephenson;1009 S. Greenwood Ave., Janet Hamm; 546 S. Crest, Eppy Green; 3200 15th Ave., Kimberly Jones.
Area 3 – East Ridge
5311 Connell St., Charta Filter; 725 Brookfield Ave., Chris Creed; 902 Hummingbird Lane, Ron Renegar; 506 Bleu Jay Road, Mary Powers.
Area 4 - Brainerd
3094 Igou Crossing Crive, Jo Rievley; 102 Pisgah, Chris Creed; 3223 Navajo Drive, Lora Dawson; 836 Graysville Rd., Brenda Pargeon; 2320 Gunbarrel Rd., Claire Smith; 8045 Rosemere Way, Janice Robertson; 1908 Jenkins Rd., Debbie Morrison.
4616 Murray Hills, Glenda Lieker.
Area 6 – North Chattanooga
2920 Braly Place, Marty Maultin; 1810 Crestwood Dr., Nancy Clairmont; 1315 Hixson Pike, Fiona Eischeid; 3924 Fairfax Dr., Robin Baxley; 526 Crewdson St., Sherry Dahrling.
Area 7 – Red Bank
402 Tiktin Dr., Gail McMillen.
Area 8 -Hixson
946 Brynwood Terrace, Jo Hannah; 1922 Preswood Dr., Peggy Cravens; 2000 Bay Pointe Dr., Carol Craig; 4709 Whispering Hills, Brenda Pargeon; 4708 Adams Rd., Monique Lea; 7255 Autumn Lake, Donna Jetton; 2228 Bay Pointe, Donna Jetton; 6909 Autumn Lake Trail, Debbie Morrison.
Area 9 – Signal Mountain
318 Signal Mountain Blvd., Hal Perry; 6426 Forest Park Dr., Bonnie Hamilton;
312 Creekshire Dr., Ron Renegar; 724 James Blvd., Sandi Henon; 2110 Mountain Hollow, Kathy Wilder; 416 N. Palisades, Louis Glendenning; 4786 Conner Creek, Jan O’Kelley; 3101 Pintail Lane, Don Heggie; 7 Big Rock Road, Marilyn Roller; 120 Wilder Dr., Bonnie Hamilton; 5814 Rocky Branch Rd., Jean Smith; 6419 Forest Park, Marilyn Roller; 5014 Old Chestnut Ridge, Bobbie Sanders; 2410 Brock Creek, Brenda Pargeon;
Area 10 – Lookout Mountain
110 Augusta Dr., Barbara Howell; 708 West brow Rd., Barbara Howell; 416 N. Harmitage, Barbara Howell; 202 East Brow Rd., Carole Sizer; 102 East Brow Rd., Kim Strang.
Area 11 - Georgia
Lot 6, Castle Drive, Libby Walls; 399 Cardinal Dr., Brenda Pargeon; 564 Bonds Rd., David Smith; Lot 45, Vandell Drive, Gail Wilson; 258 Haven Dr., David Smith; 119 Teal Dr., David Smith; 575 West Nickajack Rd., Joyce Brown; 7 Tanglewood, Libby Walls; Lot 176 Water Mill Tr., Gail Wilson; 176 Hillcrest Dr., Elsie Drennan; 1108 S. Highway 341, Nick Nicholas; 2912 Lake Howard Rd., Agnes Hellmann; 475 Page Rd., Nick Nicholas; 362 Ridgewood Dr., Shirley Moore; 120 Meadowstone Cir., George Byrd; 109 Stonecrest Dr., Lisa Vaughn; 505 Forrest Rd., Susan Howard; 90 Sarah Lynn Ln., Larry Garner;.
Area 12 – East Brainerd – Ooltewah - Collegedale
503 Gibson Pond, Doris Townsend; 8039 Bork Memorial Dr., Milton Muhammad and Grace Johnson; 6100 Lottie Lane, Sonja Stephenson; 7481 Splendid View, Carol Russo; 4744 Briar Wood Cir., Pat Crutchfield; 6209 Safefield, Ellis Gardner; 4113 Stratton, Carol Russo; 8914 Quail Run Dr., Robert Badgley; 4406 Johnson Rd., Ralph Dockery; 5422 Millstone Dr., Geneva Lee; 7627 Bebe Branch, Carol Russo; 7032 Flagridge, Carol Russo; 6845 Silver Cloud Cove, Jay Robinson; 11100 Point Lane, Jay Robinson.
Area 13 – Middle Valley – Soddy-Daisy
9928 Shore Dr., Cheree Dumas; 9914 Whirling Wind Land, Carla Simpson; 2101 Port Royal, Thomas Akehurst; 1919 Rock Bluff, Gail Walldorf and Barbara Ashby; 6019 Browntown Rd., Barbara Ashby; 1822 Hidden Harbor Rd., Jack Cobb; 1378 Spitzy Lane, Diana Traylor; 2131 Driftwood, Misty Smith; 2304 North Shore Acres, Gail Walldorf; 1801 Breeze Dr., Ellis Gardner; 1112 Harbor Landing, Kathy Tucker; 940 Fairway Lane, Leann Stitt; 6724 St. Clair Way, Mary Jane Hooton and Marty Mauldin; 10514 Hunter Trace, Diana Traylor; 648 Love Lady Rd., Linda Cunningham; 2407 West Wind, Marv Martin; 12213 Macon Way, Jeff Hill; 2211 Dividing Ridge Ln., Lu Farmer; 1104 Fieldstone Dr., Helen Clair Wallace.
Shahan Lane, Brenda Pargeon; 440 Bridgewater Dr., Larry and Judy Allen.
5563 Old Hunter Rd., Jay Craig; 5332 Kelly’s Point, Jay Craig.
4229 Chieselwood Ln., Ron Renegar; 9206 Evening Shadows, Dennis Suttmiller; 1712 Rayjo Circle, Muffet Schuler.
5909 Woodbridge, George Byrd; 7806 Prince Dr., George Byrd.
9401 Pasture Dr., David Jones.
A listing of Crye-Leike open houses planned in the Greater Chattanooga area for Sunday also will be featured in a special Crye-Leike advertisement in The Chattanooga Times-Free Press’s Sunday real estate section.
Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 25 years, is the nation's 13th largest real estate company. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga, Inc. has a sales force of over 275 sales associates who are located in eight branch offices in four counties within the Greater Chattanooga area: Bradley, Hamilton, and McMinn counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia.