Awarded Designations

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Announces CLHMS Designations awarded to Angie Riedl and Whitney Ray-Dawson and PSA Designation awarded to agent R.J. Bindner

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty announces that real estate professionals Angie Riedl and Whitney Ray-Dawson have been awarded Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation in recognition of experience, knowledge, and expertise in high-end residential properties. Ms. Riedl and Ms. Ray-Dawson are now a part of an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed the Institutes training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.


                       Angie Riedl                                                        Whitney Ray-Dawson

R. J. Bindner has earned the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSI) designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors. This designation is awarded by completing advanced training in determining property values and pricing strategies.

     R. J. Bindner

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty would like to congratulate Ms. Riedl, Ms. Ray-Dawson and Mr. Bindner on their achievement and commitment to a high level of knowledge and service in the residential real estate market.

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate Brokers work with  Buyers and Sellers in Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities and surrounding areas assisting them with all types of residential properties from foreclosures to luxury homes. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Angie Riedl can be reached at 865.357.3232 or 865.385.8264.  Her email address is

Whitney Ray-Dawson can be reached at 865.357.3232 or 865.405.4486. Her email address is

R.J. Bindner can be reached at 865.357.3232 or 865.805.5491. His email address is

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.

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 | Melinda Grimac

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Melinda Grimac

Downtown Knoxville properties have been a part of Melinda Grimac’s life since the early 90’s when she and her husband acquired their first property on Gay Street. Melinda was a fan of the downtown area when many failed to see the potential of our wonderful city. Residential and commercial development projects are natural fits to her thought processes and goals.

In Melinda’s personal endeavors, she has designed and managed several projects from beginning to end and continues to hold several properties as investments. Her most recent project was a commercial building on Gay Street where she currently resides. Melinda’s personal residence was created from previously leased office spaces. As the owner and end user of the property, Melinda acted as general contractor during which time she designed the layout, chose building materials and all finishes, and supervised the project to completion. Melinda and her family have lived in the space for several years now and they love it. Downtown is a wonderful place!

Melinda’s clients benefit from her personal hands-on real estate experiences as well as her ability to guide clients through the decision-making process of achieving their own real estate goals. Whether you choose a move-in ready property or one that is waiting for your special touches: residential or commercial. Melinda looks forward to working with you.


To contact Melinda, you may reach her at the office 865.357.3232 or her cell 865.356.4178



Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Debbie Cope

Debbie Cope | Extraordinary Agent of the Week

Debbie Cope has had a successful real estate career since 2010. Her strong customer service skills come from her prior experience in pharmaceutical sales where critical training in client relations and the importance of product knowledge was imperative. She has taken these tenets of knowledge and experience and uses them to protect her clients best interest every step of the way. Maintaining a high skill level in negotiation along with consistent communication with all parties involved helps to ensure a smooth transaction.

Exceeding client satisfaction is what drives Debbie through the entire buying and selling process. Her current client base almost solely comes from referrals from her previous clients. She is equally comfortable navigating all levels of properties and treating each client with the individual attention they deserve. This focus on client satisfaction has resulted in consistently achieving multi-million dollar production.

Debbie and her husband just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary, and they have 2 grown children, a son who is an architect in Charleston and a daughter attending law school in Louisiana. When she isn’t working, she loves to cook, read, garden and spend time with the 2 Labradors.

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Sandi Wilson

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Sandi Wilson


As a REALTOR®, Sandi Wilson would love nothing more than to help you find your “dream” home and create the “life you have imagined.” It is with great pleasure that Sandi is able to enlist her expertise, as well as tangible resources, to execute all aspects of the real estate transaction for residential homes, condominiums, undeveloped land, and commercial property.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Sandi has been a devoted part of the community for the past fifty-three years. Her interest in the real estate industry peaked when it became time to purchase her “first” home. Her love for and heightened interest in the market only intensified. After several personal moves, and countless hours spent driving around looking for houses, Sandi decided to obtain her real estate license. She felt her passion for the business could only benefit others!

Sandi has now been in this exciting business for over 17 years and long enough to experience the rise and fall of the market. However, her passion has never been deeper! If Sandi can help you “go confidently in the direction of your dreams”, it would be her honor!