Crye-Leike Realtor Ann Marshbanks Retires After 45 Years of Service

Crye-Leike Realtor Ann Marshbanks Retires After 45 Years of Service

Clarksville, Tenn:    Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces that Realtor Ann Marshbanks has retired after 45 years of working in the real estate industry. Marshbanks was affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Clarksville – St. Bethlehem branch office for 20 years and was a great asset to the company.

Born and raised in Clarksville, TN, Marshbanks dedicated her career to helping others in Montgomery County. Not only did she make outstanding strides in the real estate industry, but her impact on the Clarksville community will last a life-time.

Professionally, Marshbanks was a force to be reckoned with. She was named REALTOR® of the Year in 1986 and 1996, earned Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence award, received the REALTOR® Emeritus award from the National Association of REALORS®, was the 1982 American Business Woman of the Year and received the 1994 Clarksville Business Women award. Marshbanks also held a broker’s license and earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designations.

On a personal level, Marshbanks was much more than an award-winner. Her role in helping to start two of Clarksville’s signature organizations, The Dream Factory and Camp Rainbow, will have a lasting impression on the community. She also founded the Clarksville Christmas Lighting Contest, which she still enjoys doing, even after 25 years.

Marshbanks’ daughter, Rita Knight, joined her in the real estate industry 15 years ago. Knight plans to carry on The Marshbanks Team legacy and will always admire her mother’s accomplishments.

“My mom is my role model, and as far as I’m concerned, I was trained by the best,” said Knight. “She loves helping everyone, and to this day she still stays in contact with many of her past clients. I consider myself blessed to have worked side-by-side with my mother for the past 15 years.”

To congratulate Realtor Ann Marshbanks on her retirement, please reach out to Rita Knight at (931) 220-5509 or via email at


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