Crystal & Colleen

Crystal & Colleen

Creating Texas Legacies with Colleen and Crystal


Crystal is the wife of fellow Realtor and high school sweetheart, Jim Banks. Jim and Crystal have been happily married since 2002, and are parents to three beautiful children, Karissa, Riley, and River. Crystal values family, faith, and her community of Lampasas, where she is a 7th generation resident.

Crystal first realized her passion for real estate while gaining knowledge with a conventional lender as a Bank Officer. She specialized in residential, commercial, and interim construction loans. This experience assisted her in planning for their future, buying and selling their home, the purchase of raw land and building their homestead.

Crystal has shown flexibility and strength throughout her marriage as a military spouse of 20 years. She knows first-hand, “The longer the wait, the sweeter the kiss.” Military spouses don’t wear uniforms or rank, but they do serve and sacrifice. It was her honor and privilege to stay at home with her children during their formative years and to support Jim with each mission assigned. After Jim's retirement, his mission shifted from combat boots to cowboy boots. Crystal was delighted with his choice to pursue a career as a Realtor, and decided to join him!

Crystal is an artistic individual with an eye for design and color palettes. She designed the home where her family currently resides from floorplan to finishes. Her heart is in the Texas Hill Country, living water, and tree scattered views with rays of sunlight stretching through. The smell of freshly churned ice cream and the sway of an old porch swing on a hot summer day bring her immeasurable joy. It is moments like these that inspire Crystal to assist her clients in making their dream a reality, from concept to close. She is a dedicated realtor with vision, and a trusted partner for your buying & selling endeavors.


Colleen grew up on a small family owned and operated farm near Cameron, Tx. After graduating from Texas Tech with a degree in Landscape Architecture she moved to Austin where she met her husband Derrek. In 2009, the couple moved back to Derrek’s hometown of Lampasas to open Eckermann Engineering and move closer to family. Colleen loves the small town with big city access that Lampasas offers.

Faith and family are her top priorities. In recent years, Colleen has be blessed to stay at home where she was needed. Being a mom is the most rewarding job in her life. She helps coach their daughter Cora’s travel softball team and loves sharing in those memories. She has treasured taking their son Layton and daughter Cora to golf tournaments, basketball games, softball practices and baseball tournaments.

Previous experience as a landscape designer, insurance agent, and loan officer all influenced Colleen’s decision to begin a career in real estate. Derrek and her have bought and sold within Lampasas County since 2009. Together, they have expanded their personal portfolio with rental property and continuously relocated their homestead to use equity acquired for the next step for their family. Her experience selling their own properties brings her clients a higher level of understanding and customer service. Colleen’s personal approach to design, staging and negotiations gives her clients the extra edge for their real estate transaction.

Now, the family enjoys the Texas sunsets from their back porch overlooking their stocked pond. They love fishing, exploring the creek or just driving the dogs around on the Polaris. She looks forward to helping her clients turn their house into a home, buy the land they have dreamed about and make memories with the ones they love.