David Banks, who founded RE/MAX By the Bay in Portland 20 years ago, sold more than $109 million worth of real estate last year, believed to be the first time an individual has eclipsed the $100 million mark in residential real estate sales in Maine in a year. Banks first worked at Shaw’s supermarkets, starting as a bagger and working his way up to management, where he became the grocery company’s senior real estate analyst, determining where to build the chain’s stores in New England. He also sold residential real estate part time, and in 1993 he resigned to go into residential real estate full time, opening his own firm the next year. RE/MAX By the Bay has 13 employees and offices in Portland and Portsmouth, N.H.

Edward  Murphy at the Portland Press Herald recently sat down for a Q&A with David to talk about his record-setting year and the state of the market. You can read the entire article here.