Karen was raised in Chicago, and attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. After graduating with a business degree, Karen moved to Miami Florida. Karen spent 3 years with the Miami Dolphins as a Cheerleader and in 1994 began her career in Mortgage Banking with Wells Fargo. Karen spent 11 years as a mortgage banker and managed a new construction group. In 2006 Karen became a Realtor in the Greater Nashville Area.
Karen’s husband, DeVan Ard Jr. is the founder and CEO of Reliant Bank which is headquartered in Williamson County. Karen and DeVan are the proud parents of five children and two grandchildren.
Having spent 24 years in the Real Estate industry, Karen understands that buying or selling a home is very personal and important undertaking. Karen sells all price range homes and enjoys working with Buyers and Sellers in all segments of the Real Estate market.
As a premier real estate agent in Franklin, I’m here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. I work with buyers and sellers in Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Spring Hill, Thompson Station and the surrounding areas and I’ve had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies. I’m confident that I can offer you knowledge and tools most other agents can’t.
As a bonus, I also offer 15+ plus years as a kitchen and bath designer. I can help you imagine the true potential of a home!
Contact me so I can keep you updated on the latest real estate activities in our community and answer any questions you may have. I strive to take the stress out of buying and selling!
Thanks and I look forward to assisting in all of your real estate needs!
* Full Time Realtor since 1985 and Broker since 1987 * SilverPointe Properties, Broker and Member of the Transition Pointe Team
Personal Information: * Graduate of Lipscomb University, aka David Lipscomb College in 1975. Served as President of his fraternity. Other College activities included: Collegiate Cheerleader, Treasurer of State of Tennessee College Republicans, Radio and Public Address Announcer for the College Baseball Team. * Married with 3 Boys and proud grandpa of 2. * Ran for Governor as an Independent Candidate for the State of Tennessee in 2010. * Member of the Williamson County Youth Athletic Association Hall of Fame, inducted in 2000. * Honorary Deputy Sheriff in Davidson County * Member, Who’s Who in International Business * National Award Winner, National Association of Homebuilders * Graduate of American Management Association * Former Chairmen and member of Williamson County Association of Realtors, Grievance Committee * Retired Deacon with the Granny White Church of Christ, Nashville * Founding Member of the Lipscomb Sports Network (Radio and Webcasting) * Creator of The Mustangfanpage Website * Served as President of the David Lipscomb High School Booster Club, aka Lipscomb Academy * Coached and served on the Board for Youth Baseball, Franklin, Tennessee for 10 years +
Early Professional Experience: * Owner/Principal Broker, Adams Real Estate Services, aka ERA Adams Realtors * President of Mortgage Brokerage Company * President of Relocation Company * Vice President of Sales and Marketing Houston Ezell Corporation * Sales Manager for Raintree Realtors * Banking Officer for Regional Financial Institution
Dale is a full time Broker with SilverPointe Properties in Brentwood, Tennessee and a member of the Transition Pointe Team as well. Dale graduated from Lipscomb University in 2012 . While at Lipscomb, Dale was a member of the Vanderbilt University Football Staff, where he was deeply involved with the team working practices, game day sideline duties, worked with specified Coaches in preparing practice scripts, and breaking down opponent game film for nearly 4 years.
More recently, Dale has obtained valuable experience in working with area appraisers dealing with raw land valuations and study.
Dale was born into a family with deep roots in Real Estate, New Home Construction, and Development. He has developed his family history and heritage into his own expertise as he works for and advises his clients in Real Estate. He applies and utilizes tools that are not easily available to most area Realtors in his daily work load. Dale’s Real Estate career began working with his Father, Bayron Binkley who has shared with his son his knowledge and expertise that he garnered through his 30 years in the industry.
Dale is also a Graduate of David Lipscomb High School, aka Lipscomb Academy, where he was a Stand-out, an All-Region Linebacker in Football. Dale started and played in 2 State Championship games his Junior and Senior Seasons. Dale has been on several mission trips with his Church Group to Mexico to build homes for families and worked with Orphans.
While in College, Dale served as President of his fraternity and served as President of the Inter-Club Council. Dale also coached Defensive Backs and wide receivers for a Nashville area High School in 2008.
His personal interests includes: Fondness for dogs, playing golf and organized softball and attending High School and youth sporting events. He married Allison Keaton in October 2014.
Member of the National Association of Realtors
Member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors
Member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors
I have been in the real estate services business in the Greater Nashville Area real estate market for several years and will be here for many more. This longevity and confidence comes from my real estate services to a great many buyers and sellers, and their recommendations to others that result in repeat and referral business that keeps me productive and successful. As a full service Greater Nashville Area real estate professional, I work with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types.