Columbia Realtor Proves You?re Never Too Old To Start Over And Succeed

Columbia Realtor Proves You?re Never Too Old To Start Over And Succeed
Incoming SMTAR President Fay Robinson, Ken Banks of Crye-Leike, Columbia and Outgoing SMTAR President Devon Montgomery

COLUMBIA, TN., – With more than four years of experience helping buyers and sellers in real estate sales, Affiliate Broker Ken Banks would be the first to consider himself a relative newcomer.  But from the looks of his rapid accession among his peers in Southern Middle Tennessee, Ken might just agree he’s taken well to the business.


“After losing a career job after eleven years in another field, I went full time with Crye-Leike just two years ago,” said Banks.  Taking on new beginnings in real estate during such economically turbulent times proved challenging, and to be honored in this way is invigorating.


At this year’s annual Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (SMTAR) dinner celebration and awards ceremony – Banks was honored with the President’s Award.  It’s one of the highest honors bestowed on an associate by the regional Realtor group.


“This award is given in recognition of dedication and leadership as a member and the recipient is selected based on their willingness to support the President in the activities of SMTAR,” said Banks.  “I was very surprised to receive this recognition and honor. To be recognized in this way by the President of a professional organization with several hundred members means a lot.”


Joining Banks as a fellow President’s Award recipient is incoming SMTAR president Fay Robinson of Carvell Realty and Aubrey Tycer of Tycer Home Inspections of Pulaski.


For Ken Banks 2009 was also the year he successfully participated and graduated from the SMTAR Leadership Academy – in which he also acted as the group’s spokesperson. Now in its 2nd year – the Leadership Academy offers Realtors training in organizational structure, parliamentary procedure and political action.


More About Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Ken Banks


Since 2005, Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Ken Banks has been a licensed Realtor in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Lawrence, Maury, Giles, Lincoln and Marshall counties.  He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales.


Ken is a member of SMTAR, serving in a chairmanship role on the New Membership Committee and he is also a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For the 2010 year, Ken has been asked to serve in a chair or co-chair role on the Program/Public Relations Committee as well.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Ken Banks directly by phone at 931-540-8400, email and you can find him on the web at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.