Extraordinary Agent of the Month

Extraordinary Agent of the Month | Dakotah Brown

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Dakotah Brown’s goal is to artfully unite our area’s extraordinary homes with its extraordinary people. Dakotah’s focus is always on the human aspect of each real estate transaction, recognizing that there is much more involved than just the brick and mortar. With Dakotah, clients will get a bespoke experience tailored to their individual needs and desires.

Dakotah is a skilled negotiator and contracts specialist thanks to years of experience in the legal field. He brings his skill and experience to bear for both buyers and sellers seeking to find their perfect slice of paradise. Dakotah prides himself in being able to competently guide his clients step-by-step through their transaction and on his ability to help his clients get a fair deal.

Dakotah enjoys spending his free time visiting with family and friends and attending community events. Dakotah is also a pilot and enjoys working on his airplane and flying all over the southeast.

 

Contact Dakotah by calling his cell | 423.519.8893 or the office | 865.357.3232

Extraordinary Agent of the Week

Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth’s goal is to provide a pleasant and enlightening experience for each of her clients in their real estate needs. Her professional experience, appetite for knowledge, and attentiveness to detail help ensure that each transaction runs smoothly. Whether selling a beloved home to start the next chapter of life or finding the perfect new home, she is committed to enhancing the real estate experience and the protecting her client’s interests every step of the way. She has been a trusted real estate professional in the Knoxville area since 2007.

Elizabeth’s has consistently been a top producer, closing multi-millions of dollars in transactions each year. These sales range from large estates / lakefront homes to simpler neighborhood   homes / condos to vacant land for building. The price points of each property vary, but the level of impeccable service stays the same. She is Green Certified, an Accredited Buyer Representative and is Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified. A member of Knoxville Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors, she is excited to be working with Sotheby’s International Realty in providing local expertise with worldwide reach.

Elizabeth has lived in Knoxville for 24 years, with a brief residency in South Barrington, Illinois. She grew up in Oxford, MS, spending her college and graduate school years at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 1996. Her husband, Andrew, is CEO of Wright Brothers Construction of Knoxville, and Elizabeth is well versed in new home construction and all the details that go with it! They currently reside lakefront in West Knoxville and have 5 teenage and young adult children.

Specialties:

– New Construction

– Lakefront Properties

– Luxury Properties

– Relocation

– Lot/Land Purchase and Sale

Elizabeth actively supports Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, and Wears Valley Ranch. She is on the Board of Directors at Wears Valley Ranch and on the HOA board of the Jacksonian Condos downtown.

You can contact Elizabeth at the office 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.712.1743.

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Annie Turner

Annie has been a successful full time real estate agent since earning her license in 2000 when she  began crafting her negotiating skills in the commercial industry field serving as a Property Manager and Leasing Specialist.  Assisting in the commercial development process from start to finish gave her experience with initial inquiries, multi-tasking and finally, successful completion. Annie transitioned to residential sales in 2013 and she has been a multi-millions dollar producer, a company “Top 25 Agent” and a winner of the Silver Award of Excellence from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors.

Annie’s vast referral business is evidence of the trusting and lasting relationships she establishes with her clients. Her professionalism, combined with the attention she places on her clients’ priorities, interests, and concerns, is her basis for achieving successful property matches and is what has uniquely distinguished her throughout her career. Annie will coordinate the buying or selling process from start to finish and communicate with a network of professionals to manage each detail for a smooth closing. Annie thrives in a fast paced environment and has the ability to juggle the multitude of tasks that are part of every real estate transaction.

A degree in Art History from the University of Tennessee coupled with her love for helping her clients buy and sell homes has led Annie to a partnership with Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty.  Married for over 16 years and a proud mother of two children, Annie cherishes time with her family. She enjoys wine tasting, cooking, attending local shows, festivals and art galleries.  You might even spot her at the local farmer’s markets, dining out at restaurants, and soaking in all that East Tennessee has to offer.

 

To contact Annie, please call the office 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.567.9188

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Whitney Ray-Dawson

Buying or selling a house is one of the largest financial transactions people make in their lifetime. Whitney strives to keep her clients informed and educated throughout the process. With personal experience in buying, selling, remodeling and building homes in the United States and Costa Rica, and a master’s degree in conflict resolution, Whitney offers her clients a compassionate and patient perspective on the buying and selling process.

Whitney is honored to work with the Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty group of professionals committed to assisting buyers and sellers through the real estate process with a maximum of satisfaction and a minimum of stress.

Whitney’s love of architecture and interiors was nurtured in the Northeast where she grew up outside of Boston in a 1732 home, and a 1920’s New York City co-op. While working towards her BA in Art at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, Whitney studied architecture and design in Finland. She has lived in Minneapolis, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rowayton, CT, and, for the last 20 years, Knoxville. While living in LA, Whitney studied interior design at UCLA, and worked for several years in the high-end hotel design business.

Whitney completed her MA in Conflict Resolution in 2008 and obtained her Real Estate License in 2009. Since then, she has earned her ABR, AHWD, e-Pro, GRI, RCS-D, and SRES real estate designations.

Whitney serves as a Board Director of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR), on the Professional Standards Committee, and is a past member of the Diversity and Grievance Committees. She mediates for The Community Mediation Center, and sits on the boards of Circle Modern Dance, The Clarence Brown Theatre, The Community Mediation Center, and the Tennessee Valley Mediation Association. Whitney is also a member of the Rotary Club of Knoxville. She volunteers as a reader at Beaumont Elementary School and as a Mentor for TNAchieves.

Affiliate Broker, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro, GRI, RCS-D, SRES

Member KAAR, TAR and NAR

B.A. The Colorado College

M.A. Antioch University McGregor

Languages: English; some French and Spanish

Contact Whitney at the office 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.405.4486

 

 

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Amy Moody

Knoxville has been Amy Moody’s lifelong home. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS and Master’s degree. After careers in both education and advertising, Amy began her work in real estate. It’s an industry she grew up around as the daughter of a real estate agent and where she has seen personal success as both a Top and a Multi-Million Dollar Producer.

Accessibility and client care set Amy Moody apart. Amy’s clients receive a great deal of hands-on attention with quick responses to phone calls, texts or emails. This individual focus allows Amy to build personal relationships quickly and permits Amy to truly provide what her clients want and need. Rewards come not only in industry recognition, but also in witnessing the look on her client’s face when they have found what they have been searching for!

Amy is married with 2 children and enjoys spending most of her free time watching her children’s sporting events and spending her time with her family and friends!

Contact Amy at the office 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.607.0035

Set the Stage for a Successful Open House

While many house hunters start their initial search online, photos or a short video can’t replace an in-person visit. With that in mind, anything you’re potentially hiding with Photoshop or stuffing into a closet can’t be disguised during an open house. Before opening your door to a potential buyer, make sure your home is as showroom ready as possible.

Turn Decluttering Into An Opportunity To Start Packing 

There’s no reason to wait until someone signs on the dotted line to start prepping for a move. Clutter is among one of the top turn-offs for house hunters. It’s also a major distraction from viewing the property, so do yourself a favor by purging and packing prior to your relocation. While many people choose to start packing by room, it can actually be more helpful to focus on a specific category. For example, books — getting heavy items out of the way first. Make five piles (pack, display, sell, toss, donate) and handle each one accordingly immediately after decluttering. Don’t forget to write down everything you’re donating for tax purposes.

Keep in mind that one of the most important things during this process is to depersonalize all items including personal photographs, niche decor (think a fishing theme), certificates and trophies, pet paraphernalia, toiletries and other personal items. It’s important that you create a neutral space where potential buyers can picture their own things. Consider storing boxes out of sight in the garage, in a temporary storage facility or your new abode if applicable.

Hire A Pro To Remove Pet Odors And Stains

Pet urine can be extremely difficult to remove — if at all — so put down the store-bought cleaner and pick up your phone and call a professional cleaner to remove stains and odors. Make sure you hire a company that steam cleans with a hot-water extraction method as any other process is liable to bring out the odors even more. If all else fails, you will have to remove the carpeting and/or furniture if you still detect an odor as it’s likely that it will cost you a sale.

 

The Devil Is In The Details 

You may be so focused on the big-ticket items that you overlook smaller yet equally important details like cleaning the pool, power washing the deck, trimming the trees and bushes, making sure all the lighting fixtures are operating properly, and removing weeds between brick entryways. Have an outside source like a neighbor or loved one do a walkthrough of your home prior to the viewing to serve as a second set of eyes. 

Extra Touches Count 

Have a few light refreshments out — think lemonade and fruit in the summer, hot cocoa and cookies during cooler months. While there’s a debate on whether or not to play music as it’s completely personal, as long as it matches your home, market and the volume is low. Soft jazz (not elevator music), calming classical or “coffeehouse”-type tunes work well. Basic is best.

Author

Suzie Wilson is an interior designer with more than 20 years’ experience. What started as a hobby (and often, a favor to friends) turned into a passion for creating soothing spaces in homes of every size and style. While her goal always includes making homes look beautiful, her true focus is on fashioning them into serene, stress-free environments that inspire tranquility in all who enter. The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Home for an Open House is filled with tips, tricks and other advice based on Suzie’s years of experience in interior home design that will set you up for success.

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Dakotah Brown

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Dakotah Brown’s goal is to artfully unite our area’s extraordinary homes with its extraordinary people. Dakotah’s focus is always on the human aspect of each real estate transaction, recognizing that there is much more involved than just the brick and mortar. With Dakotah, clients will get a bespoke experience tailored to their individual needs and desires.

Dakotah is a skilled negotiator and contracts specialist thanks to years of experience in the legal field. He brings his skill and experience to bear for both buyers and sellers seeking to find their perfect slice of paradise. Dakotah prides himself in being able to competently guide his clients step-by-step through their transaction and on his ability to help his clients get a fair deal.

Dakotah enjoys spending his free time visiting with family and friends and attending community events. Dakotah is also a pilot and enjoys working on his airplane and flying all over the southeast.

To contact Dakotah, you can reach him at the office 865.357.3232, his cell 423.519.8893 or email dakotahbrownrealtor@gmail.com

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Roamy Kilmer

Roamy Kilmer knows real estate. As a military spouse for over 25 years, she understands the details of buying and selling real estate as well as the challenges of relocation. From working full-time as a real estate agent to growing her rental business, Roamy enjoys helping others buy and sell their homes when life’s journey creates change and opportunity.

Integrity, energy, and personal involvement in every detail of your real estate transaction are what you will receive when working with Roamy. Her work ethic and ability to problem solve have been nurtured from 25 years as an Emergency Room nurse. Calm and capable are evident when working with her.

Roamy was born in Texas. However, as a part of a military family, she has been to all 50 states and even experienced life as an ex-pat.  She has been a Tennessee resident for over 20 years and her recent relocation to Tellico Village has placed her in the lakefront home of her dreams. Roamy enjoys hiking and biking in and around the Great Smoky Mountains with her family and their Weimaraner.

 

To contact Roamy, please call the office at 865.357.3232 or her cell 901.651.2024

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Stacie Mayes

The ability to connect and understand her client’s needs has given Stacie Mayes the ability to succeed. Stacie’s high level of quality service has set her apart in her career with major orthopedic companies such as Stryker, Biomet and Depuy-Synthes.  It has given her the platform to showcase her capability in meeting goals, setting team standards and successfully launching products.  Positively changing a client’s life was the aspect of Stacie’s job that she loved the most and gives her excitement in her new role in the real estate world.

Stacie is now taking that sales drive and desire to positively impact others in the real estate industry. The excitement and pleasure in helping buyers find a first home, a dream home, or a retirement home, is motivating and rewarding for Stacie. Assisting in such a major purchase combines two things that she loves best: homes and positively impacting people’s futures!

Stacie was born and raised here in East Tennessee and is a graduate of ETSU with a degree in Business Administration. After over a decade of living in the Baltimore area, Stacie is happy to be home in Knoxville where she continues her love of teaching Les Mills fitness classes, caring for her four legged baby, Grady, and reconnecting with her roots.

 

To contact Stacie, please call the office at 865.357.3232 or her cell at 443.927.6209

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Kristi Ogle

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Kristi Ogle

Kristi Ogle is a Knoxville native whose interest in real estate began early. A family business building spec and custom homes has provided Kristi with a repertoire of knowledge that helps provide her clients with a unique insight. Kristi’s local real estate expertise comes from years of being part of the community that she sells.

Kristi attended The University of Tennessee’s Fashion Merchandising and Design Program before graduating from Atlanta’s American College of the Applied Arts (now American InterContinental University) with a bachelor’s degree in the same major. Upon graduation, she honed her business skills and refined her taste for the exquisite by selling fine art in the Buckhead area of Atlanta as well as establishing the trailblazing boutique KRISTI which became the women’s fashion destination in Knoxville for over 20 years.

Kristi enjoys the loyalty of the clientele she has developed throughout her years in business and takes pleasure in providing the Greater Knoxville area with luxury real estate services. Known for her keen eye, her loyalty and personal attention, Kristi is dedicated to her clients, both buyers and sellers, from beginning to end and even after the transaction is done.

 

You can reach Kristi at the office 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.567.7817