Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate is one of the oldest real estate firms in Cleburne County, having been formed in 1973 as Moody Real Estate. In 1974, Joe Brock acquired the company from Walter Moody, changed the name to Brock and Associates Real Estate, and operated from it's present location in Heber Springs until 1995, when he retired.
On January 1, 1995, Larry Anderson and Charles H. Tolman acquired the company from Joe Brock. On Memorial Day 1999, Charley suffered a stroke and has since died. He is greatly missed by those who knew and worked with him. His widow, Natalie, still resides in Heber Springs.
In July of 2006, the company underwent another name change to Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate when it became a franchise of Crye-Leike. In January of 2008, Larry Anderson stepped down as principal broker and his son, Boyd Anderson, assumed the leadership role of the firm.
“The real estate business has seen incredible change in my lifetime,” says Boyd. “I remember sometime in the mid-80’s when my father’s office in Memphis installed a machine that could access the local MLS database. It didn’t even have a monitor; the output was printed on thermal paper. That was cutting-edge. Today I can pull up listings from the MLS complete with high resolution photos on my phone. Our lockbox keys use cellular networks to transmit data instantly anytime a lockbox is accessed. Rather than faxing a contract for a signature, we can email a PDF file for digital signing. According to the most recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 90 percent of home buyers use the internet to search for homes, up 30 percentage points during the past six years. A wise buyer or seller in today’s market will seek out a real estate company that stays current with the most effective tools without losing sight of time-tested business principles. We’re committed to being that kind of company.”