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About Ken Byrd

As a teenager in the early 1960’s, Ken became intrigued by the sound and rhythm of the auctioneer. Soon he mastered the auction “chant” well enough to become a Kentucky Amateur Champion in 1965. He furthered his professional skills by completing the Nashville Auction School in 1966. Mr. Byrd graduated from Western Kentucky in 1971 with a BS degree in Agri-Business. Ken was commissioned as an Army military police officer in 1971 and served seven years in the US Army reserves. Prior to pursuing the real estate and auction profession full time in 1975, Ken worked four years as a branch office manager and lender in farm credit. His background in agriculture lending, his military leadership training and his hundreds of hours of bid calling has given him the skills to serve clients with a variety of real estate and personal property sales need. 


He established his company upon the concept of implementing new auction marketing techniques which resulted in millions of dollars in sales for his clients over the years. He currently holds real estate and principal auctioneers licenses in the states of Indiana, Kentucky & Tennessee and principal auctioneer license in Georgia. Many of his clients include banks, federal agencies, trustees, executors, and other individuals, organizations and companies.


The Ken Byrd Realty and Auction office is located at a 5000 square foot multi-purpose building, known as the Byrd Event Center, at 3340 Chalybeate Rd (HWY 101 North), Smiths Grove, KY 42171.


Although Ken has been in the business for many years, he is still eager to serve his clients real estate and auction needs. As the jingle goes… “BYRD is the word!”

Our Story

Our Values

At Ken Byrd Realty & Auction Inc., integrity is the cornerstone of our business operations. We uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency in all our dealings, ensuring that our clients can trust us implicitly.


With a rich history dating back to the 1960s, our expertise in real estate and auctioneering is unparalleled. We leverage our deep industry knowledge to provide top-notch services that meet and exceed our clients' expectations.


Being an integral part of the communities we operate in is crucial to us. We are committed to giving back and contributing positively to the local economy and society.


Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to conducting business with a level of professionalism that is unmatched. We ensure that our clients are serviced with the utmost courtesy and professionalism.


In a fast-evolving market, we pride ourselves on adopting innovative marketing and auction techniques that deliver exceptional results. We constantly seek to improve our services to provide superior value to our clients.


We are devoted to serving our clients' needs, ensuring that every interaction is tailored to provide maximum value. Our success is measured by our clients' satisfaction and the long-term relationships we build with them.


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