Notable Sales

Notable Sales | June 2019

 

Anthem View Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Amy Moody and Theresa Carnathan

 

Nubbin Ridge Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

 

Dry Hill Road | Butler, Tennessee | sold by Sandy Poe

 

Waterslea Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton

 

Pinellas Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Amy Moody

 

Congratulations to all our agents on a great month!

 

NOTABLE SALES

Notable Sales | May 2019

Woodland Ridge | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Brooke Dill

 

Tecumseh Way | Loudon, Tennessee | sold by Jen Dunn and Amy Moody

 

Ivy Lake Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton

 

Swan Falls Way | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Elizabeth Wright

 

Bonnie Roach Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Annie Turner

 

Marble View Drive | Kingston, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

 

Touraine Place | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Whitney Ray-Dawson

 

Congratulations to all of our agents on a great month!

Living in a Golf Community

 

Watching the US Open being played in California this past weekend (Congratulations to Gary Woodland!) was a complete treat for those who love golf.  Magnificent greens and views from Pebble Beach Golf Links have got us thinking about all the beautiful golf communities in our own beloved East Tennessee. From Vonore to Knoxville and up to Jonesborough, we have some beautiful homes located in fabulous golf communities that we would love to show you!

 

Laurel Trace in Blackthorn Golf Club at The Ridges

A picture perfect setting from the second hole of Blackthorn Golf Club in the Ridges Golf Community and also with some of East Tennessee’s most desirable rolling hillside views, this finely crafted luxury Georgian Colonial home is designed with excellence, superior craftsmanship and the highest quality materials and finishes. For more information about this home, contact Sandy Poe at 865.357.3232.

Bay Pointe Road in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake

This exquisite custom built French Country Estate is located in the award winning golf community of Rarity Bay. From the spiral staircase in the two-story foyer to the incredible water and mountain views off of the back verandas, this home offers an extraordinary lifestyle that any homeowner would be lucky to have! For more information about this home, contact Angie Riedl at 865.357.3232.

 

Gettysvue Drive in Gettysview Polo, Golf and Country Club

Beautiful views of the mountains and golf course while conveniently located in West Knoxville, this home’s timeless design, open floor plan and patio overlooking the golf course offers great options for entertaining family and friends.  For more information about this home, contact Debbie Elliott-Sexton at 865.357.3232.

 

Lighthouse Pointe Drive in WindRiver

A desirable location in the gated community of Windriver and nestled on a double lot, this exquisite custom built home with stone swimming pool and hot tub offers breathtaking views of Tellico Lake and The Great Smoky Mountains! For more information about this home, contact Debbie Elliott-Sexton at 865.357.3232.

 

 

 

The Tennessean Residences

The Tennessean Residences

 

Perfectly situated alongside the city center’s largest public green space at World’s Fair Park, The Tennessean Residences offer discerning buyers an unrivaled opportunity in vibrant Downtown Knoxville.

 

This limited collection of luxury residences redefines the city’s standard in urban living, with contemporary style and superior finishes, such as floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

 

Viking stainless steel appliances, solid surface counter tops with coordinating tile back splash create a cook’s kitchen with plenty of room for guests.

 

Natural light, city views, mountain views, and plenty of space create a wonderful master suite retreat.

 

Exceptional amenities include state of the art fitness center, the private Drawing Room (a place for fine spirits), gated private garage parking, dedicated private storage, valet parking and room service available and adjacent full-service restaurant.Southern Living named The Tennessean #1 as South’s Best Hotel for 2018 and  Forbes has ranked The Tennessean among the top 17 new hotels in the world in 2017.

 

Please contact Melinda Grimac with Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty at 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.356.4178 for additional information or you may visit the website (www.thetennesseanresidences.com) for The Tennessean Residences floor plans, photos and additional details.

 

 

Tips for Staging a Home to Sell

5 Effective Tips for Staging a Home to Sell

 

Home staging can make a world of difference when putting your home on the market. Regardless of how popular your neighborhood or fantastic your home is, if it isn’t staged well, it won’t impress potential buyers as much as it could. What exclusive buyers want is not only a home, but the lifestyle it offers. Here are some staging tips you should follow so buyers see your home in its best light.

Keep the colors neutral

A coat of paint might be in order prior to placing your home on the market. Although you might adore your bright orange accent wall, you have to be aware that not everybody else will. When choosing colors for refreshing your walls, you should stick to neutral tones. Not only is there certain elegance about these colors, but they also leave something to the imagination for potential buyers. The neutral shades of gray, beige, cream or white will allow them to picture their future home decorated in the colors and textures they prefer, and a neutral color palette can appeal to nearly anybody.

Declutter

When staging your home, make sure you put away personal items, from your kids’ artwork to the copious amounts of shampoo bottles in your bath. These aren’t the things buyers will find attractive. It will only remind them of the fact that this is your home and it will make it harder for them to imagine themselves living in it. Furthermore, your kitchen and bathroom countertops should be cleared of everything but one or two decorative items. As far as your closets, cabinets, and drawers are concerned, about 20% of them should be empty and the things that remain inside them should be neat and tidy, so that they look spacious and appear to offer plenty of storage space for your buyers.

Create an Inviting Setting

Even though you want your home clean and decluttered for showings, you definitely don’t want it to look sterile. In fact, you should use various adornments to highlight its best features and comfort. You want the buyers to come into your home and imagine living there, snug on your sofa or wrapped up in that soft, white robe left casually in your bathroom. Your home should be the perfect combination of inviting and luxurious, which is something you can easily achieve with the right accessories. For example, the use of an area rug adds texture, warmth and softness to the room. If you opt for the finest antique Persian rugs, not only will you make your home polished, but also more luxurious and therefore more appealing to a high-end buyer.

Celebrate a Lifestyle

 

A specific lifestyle is one of the things that home buyers expect to come with the house, so make sure they experience it the moment they arrive. If your home’s highlight is a lavish pool, make sure your back yard is in perfect condition and your pool is clean and filled with water. If a bit of seclusion is a benefit of your home’s location, trim your bushes to just the right height to showcase the privacy they seek. If one of your property’s best features is the view, draw their attention to it by placing the outdoor furniture in just the perfect spot. Do it subtly, but don’t miss the opportunity to point out the best that your home can offer.

Keep it bright and breezy

A home with inadequate lighting can seem gloomy and dark, which can turn away anybody. Open your blinds or put light-weight curtains on your windows and let as much natural light as possible into your home. Turn all the lights on if you’re showing your home, so that there aren’t any dark corners. Plus, you can emphasize your home’s most beautiful features with good lighting. Another thing to keep in mind is odors. If your novice cook burnt the microwave popcorn or your pet seems to collect odors consider opening your windows for a while before buyers arrive. You can even bring in some fresh flowers or a scented candle, but with a discreet, natural scent.

If you want to sell your home at the best price and soon, stage it so that it looks like every home-buyer’s dream home. It may take some patience and creativity, but it will definitely be worth it.

 

About the author: Mike Johnston is a home improvement blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator and Divine Magazine. He has also contributed to numerous other lifestyle, real estate and green living blogs. Mike’s goal is to create and share meaningful content that helps and inspires people.

 

**All pictures posted are in homes currently on the market. Click on any photo for more information**

Notable Sales

Notable Sales | February 2019

West Gallaher Ferry Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton

 

Mossy Rock Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

 

Bald Cypress Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Elizabeth Wright

 

Cherokee Bluff Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton 

 

Scenic Point Channel | Louisville, Tennessee | sold by Melinda Grimac

Congratulations to all our agents on a great month!

 

Notable Sales

Notable Sales | January 2019

Lorimar Place | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

 

Preston Landing Way | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Elizabeth Wright

 

Kingston Pike | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Whitney Ray-Dawson

 

High Heath | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Annie Turner and Whitney Ray-Dawson

 

Noelton Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Jen Dunn

 

South Gay Street | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Melinda Grimac

 

Congratulations to all our agents on a great month!

Extraordinary Property of the Day | Year End Edition!

2018’s TOP TEN

The year 2018 was a great one for Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty as some of East Tennessee’s most beautiful properties were featured, listed and sold by our amazing agents! It is always difficult to pick your favorites but we have whittled down a list of this years sales to 10 homes that truly are extraordinary.

 

Healing Bluff | Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Sunshine Way | Townsend, Tennessee

 

Forest Hills Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

South Gay Street | Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Kingston Pike | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Harbour Point | Butler, Tennessee

 

Leadenhall Garden | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Choto Road | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Tecumseh Way | Loudon, Tennessee

 

Colonial Ridge | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notable Sales | December 2018

Notable Sales | December 2018

 

Pauly Brook Way | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Elizabeth Wright

 

Sheffield Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Brooke Dill

 

Ashton Court | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Amy Moody

 

Royal Harbor | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

 

Congratulations to all of our agents on a great month!

Distinctive Destinations

Distinctive Destinations | The Emerald City

 

This month, we partnered with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) in Seattle, Washington for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners in the Sotheby’s International Realty network. The team at RSIR shared a collection of luxurious properties from the Emerald City and its neighboring enclaves that build on the extraordinary.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Enrico Pozzo and Joyce Miner

A breathtaking floating home for living in the moment, designed with the precision of a Swiss watch. A stunning living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen unfold over 270-degree views over Seattle’s Lake Union. Revel in the perfect setting for contemplating, entertaining and celebrating. A waterline master suite stands as a retreat complete with a wooden Japanese Soaking Tub. Additional features include two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath, private gated entry, parking, storage and boat moorage to complete your floating home lifestyle.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Nancy Klinck

Wind up a private lane to lush privacy and seclusion on three-quarters of an acre in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Built as The Boulevard Inn in 1912, this historic property was transformed by famed architect Elizabeth Ayer in the 1930s. Stewarded for the past 38 years by a Rock ‘n Roll icon, the 7,000+ square foot mansion offers 4 bedrooms, 6 fireplaces, exquisite original wood floors, a grand ballroom, formal dining, an office, den stained glass and sun room. An amazing—and tranquil—piece of history amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle.

 

Clyde Hill, WA   |   Represented by Robert De Clerk & Kelly Langston

The Delhi is a celebration of contemporary aesthetic and life’s little comforts. The attention to detail in every room creates the perfect space for daily living or grand entertaining. A chef’s kitchen is complete with high-end appliances and the beautiful accouterments continue outside to two outdoor living areas including a covered patio with heaters, a fireplace, television and backyard barbecue paradise. Built by award-winning JayMarc Homes, this residence is located in the coveted Clyde Hill community, where residents enjoy stellar views and a premier lifestyle just minutes from Seattle.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Scott Wasner

Step into luxury . . . offering a paradigm of sophistication for those seeking an urban refuge of great style and beauty. Gracious west-facing Four Seasons Private Residence with sweeping views of Puget Sound, iconic Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. Exquisitely enhanced interiors were professionally sculpted to provide a seamless design with a contemporary flair. Two covered view terraces are complete with an outdoor barbecue. Located high above the pulse of downtown Seattle’s urban core and Pike Place Market.

 

Clyde Hill, WA   |   Represented by Becky Gray

Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime in this captivating Clyde Hill resort. This 19,750 square foot retreat presents the luxurious amenities of an exclusive resort in the comfort of a 5,480 square foot home. Large-scale entertaining is a breeze with expansive outdoor terraces. The main level adoringly displays the grounds through sets of French doors. The home also features an eat-in chef’s kitchen with an attached family room, a master suite with a spa-like bath, formal spaces and a club room.