LITTLE ROCK, AR - Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces its 2021 Top Producing award recipients for the Central Arkansas region. To be named a Top Producing Agent or Team in one of Crye-Leike's eight-state regions, individual(s) must have earned the highest sales volume, or had the highest number of real estate transactions, for that year.

Crye-Leike experienced its best year in company history, with a record sales volume of $8.9 billion and 32,499 customers served, in part due to the hard work and dedication from its top producing agents.

"Our agent's training and professionalism make all the difference to our clients and continue to push us forward," said Crye-Leike Owner and Chief Executive Officer Harold Crye. "I want to offer a big thank you to our incredibly creative agents who continued to make sales during low inventory and these competitive times."

Congratulations to the following Crye-Leike associates:

Toni Knowles - Top Producing Agent

Realtor Toni Knowles began her real estate career 20 years ago and worked as Crye-Leike's recruiting director until 2008. Knowles is affiliated with Crye-Leike's Bryant office and specializes in commercial, residential and new construction real estate services throughout Central Arkansas. She has worked with several development properties throughout her career and is always focused on delivering the best possible service to each client she works with. Knowles' hard work and dedication has earned her a 100 percent satisfaction rating from client surveys, an honor that she values most in this industry. In 2021, Knowles' outstanding sales volume of $28,334,852 earned her the region's Top Producing Agent award for the second time in her career.


Scott & Sherry Smith - Top Producing Team by Sales Volume

Making up the Top Producing Team by sales volume for the Central Arkansas region are Executive Brokers Scott and Sherry Smith of Crye-Leike's Hot Springs branch office. This husband-and-wife duo has over 40 years of real estate experience, specializing in residential, relocation, new home construction, first-time homebuyers, lake property and second homes.

Both Scott and Sherry Smith are members of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the Arkansas REALTORS Association (ARA) and the Hot Springs Board of REALTORS (HSBOR), with Mr. Smith holding numerous leadership positions within each association. Most notably, Mr. Smith served as president for the HSBOR, earned the association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and recently received Crye-Leike's Circle of Excellence award - the company's highest honor.

The McKenzie Team - Top Producing Team by Transactions

Realtor Rick McKenzie, a member of the real estate industry since 2003, formed the McKenzie Team in 2003 with his wife, Tanya McKenzie. In 2009 their daughter, Morgan Turner, earned her real estate license and joined her parents on the team. They have consistently conducted over 100 real estate transactions each year since the team formed, and in 2021, the McKenzie Team conducted 127 real estate transactions. Aside from being Crye-Leike's Top Producing Team for transactions, their hard work and dedication to the real estate industry has earned them the Diamond and Double Diamond awards from the Arkansas REALTORS Association (ARA) on an annual basis.

All three Realtors are graduates of Arkansas State University and are proud to be active members in their communities. Rick McKenzie is board member for the Trumann Area Chamber of Commerce, Morgan Turner serves on the city of Trumann Planning & Zoning Committee and Tanya McKenzie holds the At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification.

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ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, over 800 employees and 140+ company-owned and franchise offices throughout an eight-state footprint. It generated $8.9 billion in sales and had 32,499 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2021, making it the companys most successful year to date.