FRANKLIN, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Broker Karen Baker has been honored with the Diamond Award from Southern Land Company for the most homes sold in a Southern Land community in 2007.  Karen is based out of the company’s Franklin/Cool Springs branch office located at 206A Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin.


In addition to Karen’s individual honor, Southern Land awarded the 2007 Realty Agency of the Year to the Franklin/Cool Springs Branch for having the highest volume of top producers from a single real estate office.


“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Southern Land Company,” said Karen.  “They build such amazing homes and have such high standards, it’s a great compliment to not only me but to my clients who get the home of their dreams thanks to the fine folks at Southern Land.”


“Because of the hard work, diligence and energy of Realtors like Karen Baker, Southern Land Company has been able to achieve great things in this market,” said Jim Cheney, VP of Communications.  “Agencies such as Crye-Leike bring a level of professionalism to Middle Tennessee that reflects well on everyone involved in this great profession.  We salute Karen and all of the realtors who have supported our communities.”


Karen Baker is a licensed Broker in Tennessee.  Since 2002 she has been assisting buyers and sellers in and around Williamson and South Davidson counties.  Karen is a Residential Real Estate Specialist with a focus on new home construction.  In addition, she is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), a Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).


Karen is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and currently serves on the Board of Directors and Secretary/Treasurer with the Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR).


In 2008 Karen received Crye-Leike’s highest honor, the Circle of Excellence Award, for her service to the company and her community.  She is recognized with the honorary title of Vice President.


“When it comes to giving back, I have been a longstanding supporter of Youth Villages here in Middle Tennessee and what they do to assist so many of our young people in crisis,” said Karen.  “In 2006 and 2007 I Chaired the agency’s Annual Golf Tournament and I remain very active as a committee member in 2008.”


To schedule a consultation, and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals contact Broker Karen Baker by phone at 615-579-0911 or you can email her at  You can also learn more about Team Baker on the web at


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.