Katie Bane is a 1992 graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in Business, with a Marketing major. She has been selling real estate in North Idaho since 1994 and has been consistently in the top 1% of all residential agents in the Coeur d'Alene Multiple Listing Service. Katie prides herself on her reputation among clients and colleagues alike for honesty and integrity, and her professional and personal efforts have earned her membership in the Coeur d'Alene Association of REALTORS® Circle of Excellence every year since 2008. Katie holds accreditation as a:
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
- Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
- Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
Katie has served in many leadership roles for the Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Association of REALTORS®, including as the 2013 President for the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS®, and as State Director for the Idaho Association of REALTORS® from 2013 - 2017. She is a graduate of the 2011 Idaho Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy and is a vocal advocate for professional standards and education. Additionally, Katie has served for many years on the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation and also chairs two signature events at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds - the Silver Buckle Club and annual Cowboy Ball, which provide funds for capital improvements at the fairgrounds and scholarships for area youth.
Katie is married to her college sweetheart, Zach Bane, who owns and operates Bane Built Construction. Together they have one daughter, Kassidy who attends Montana State University. As a family they enjoy all that North Idaho has to offer including backcountry horse packing, hunting, fishing and skiing.