Extraordinary Agent of the Week

Debbie Elliott-Sexton

For me there’s no greater reward than making a positive impact on the life of another. I have made real estate my career because of the benefits of helping others. To navigate the complex decisions involved in today’s real estate market requires the guidance of a professional. I am committed to service with an emphasis on accountability, reliability, timeliness and enthusiasm.

Providing all the information necessary to make real estate investment decisions throughout the changing market cycles is something I take pride in. As a leading real estate professional in Knoxville, I took my career – and the real estate industry – to a higher level by opening the doors to Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty. I felt that the Knoxville real estate market was in need of a higher standard in luxury properties and communities. Sotheby’s International Realty is a world-wide leader in marketing and selling exceptional properties and I am proud to bring Knoxville into that equation.

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touch and positive results. A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door, the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams. Our brand works to utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. I love helping other people achieve success. Whether it’s helping a client find the perfect home or helping my agents build their businesses, there’s nothing more rewarding and inspiring to me than making an impact on people’s lives.

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes RJ Bindner

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty announces RJ Bindner as a new affiliate broker.

RJ possesses a breadth and depth of experience that uniquely qualifies him to represent his clients.  He developed a focus on details, efficiency, and task completion as a former military officer.  Following his military career RJ transitioned into the pharmaceutical industry where he developed the business skills that led him to the executive ranks.  RJ has industry experience in sales, training, marketing, leadership, and business operations.  He is a nine-time national award winner who has negotiated healthcare contracts valued in the tens of millions of dollars.

RJ’s general business experience has been enhanced by his entrepreneurial endeavors.  A serial-entrepreneur, he has started and sold businesses ranging from the food industry to the professional coaching and marketing industries.

Real estate experience prior to licensing was rooted in the investment property sector.  RJ purchased his first rental property in 1996, and has bought, remodeled, sold, and held numerous investment properties since then.  Investing is where he developed the love of real estate that ultimately led to his decision to pursue it as a career.

RJ’s goal is to provide a high level of attention and diligence focused on details, responsive communication, high standards and results that allow his clients to achieve their real estate goals – no matter how big or small.

RJ and his wife Laura have lived in Knoxville for the past twenty years where they’ve raised their three amazing boys.

 

To contact RJ, please call our office 865.357.3232 or RJ’s cell 865.805.5491

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Blake Pruitt

Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Blake has lived in Knoxville for the past 15 years. Coming from a family that has been involved in real estate for over 20 years, you could say it is in his blood.

Prior to joining Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty, Blake worked in management for Dick’s Sporting Goods. During that time, he was responsible for over $20 million in sales. As a manager, Blake had the opportunity to gain a vast amount of experience in marketing, customer service, team building, problem-solving, and working with many different personalities. This experience has been extremely beneficial in his career as a real estate agent.

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was the importance of going the extra mile. Doing what needed to be done to make the deal happen.”

Blake’s honesty, diligence, and easygoing personality have helped him immensely throughout his career. Being a people-person is what initially drove Blake to pursue a career in real estate. Whether he is working with someone looking to buy or sell property, Blake listens closely to the client’s needs and can easily discern what marketing efforts are needed for that specific property.

In his spare time, Blake loves being in the great outdoors. He can often be found hiking, fishing, or taking his Jeep off-roading as an active member of the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club.

 

To contact Blake, please call the office 865.357.3232 or his cell 865.323.2699

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Tamsen DiChiara

A love of helping people to achieve goals and realize dreams is what led Tamsen Grigonis DiChiara into her first career of nutrition, health and wellness. A graduate of the University of Virginia and James Madison University, Tamsen spent years coaching people to reach fitness and nutrition goals before moving on to work with patients in hospitals in Charlottesville and Philadelphia and helping them to regain health after illness.

Moving to Knoxville, Tamsen realized that she could marry her love for helping others to her love of homes. Having lived in several parts of the United States before finally landing in this wonderful city, Tamsen knows that to make a house a “home” is to find happiness in that space and to make it your own.

Whether it’s your dream home, first home or somewhere in between, let Tamsen bring her enthusiasm and genuine passion to help you in your journey to find your next home.

To contact Tamsen, please call the office 865.357.3232 or her cell 865.356.1183

Extraordinary Agent of the Week 

You might say that real estate is in Angie Riedl’s blood; growing up in Knoxville as part of a family that ran a construction business, Angie has been passionate about real estate all her life. From initial drawings to final finish work, the process continues to fascinate her.  Angie appreciates the charm and character of each unique home and is constantly amazed at the attention to detail she finds in the homes available in Knoxville’s historic neighborhoods.

Angie earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the University of Tennessee, and before entering real estate as a profession, she served at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center as a Clinical Social Worker. She typically dealt with patients and families in critical situations. Angie learned how to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure that each patient’s needs were met to achieve the best possible outcome. She has carried over this client- and outcome-centered work ethic as a real estate agent. Angie treats every person she works with as unique, and no two deals work out the same, so it is always imperative to keep on top of things!

Whether you are looking for a new home or want to sell one, Angie will guide you through the process, listen to your wants and needs, and always focus on your ultimate goal. The real estate market has been very volatile in the more than 10 years Angie has been an agent, but she has been successful by always keeping focus on her clients. This focus has resulted in a proven track record as a Multi-Million-Dollar Producer every year since 2003, and a Top 5 Agent in this office for the past 4 years.

 

To reach Angie call the office 865.357.3232 or her cell 865.385.8264

 

Extraordinary Agent of the Day | Theresa Carnathan

Theresa Carnathan has seen positive growth and change in the real estate industry.  She has been in the residential real estate market for over 25 years helping clients buy and sell homes. A Knoxville native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Theresa’s roots run deep with her support of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Clarence Brown Theater and Kingston Pike Sequoyah Hills Association.

Theresa brings her wealth of knowledge to each transaction and takes great joy in helping Sellers and Buyers reach their goals in a professional manner.  Treasured friendships with clients from past transactions are the result of her successful representation!

 

To reach Theresa, please call our office 865.357.3232 or Theresa’s cell 865.548.6097


Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Benjamin Miller

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty announces Benjamin Miller, Esq., as a new affiliate broker.

Benjamin Miller is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. As a Tennessee licensed Attorney, Benjamin has spent years working with families and individuals on their Trusts, LLCs, and other estate planning needs. His training and experience in contracts and negotiations allow him to provide quality representation to both buyers and sellers alike. Benjamin can be reached at 865.357.3232 or benjaminmiller@sothebysrealty.com.

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty is Knoxville’s source for extraordinary properties and unrivaled service. Our commitment to quality continues with the addition of our new affiliate broker, and we are excited to welcome Benjamin.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® luxury real estate network continues to expand worldwide, with offices located in luxury markets within metropolitan areas and destination communities around the world.

Worldwide: Currently, there are over 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 960 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide.

Domestic presence: More than 150 companies with 636 offices in 40 states.

International presence (Outside of the U.S.): 328 offices open in 71 countries and territories.