Celebrate National Cake Day!

Today is the “unofficial” day to celebrate all that is cake. This has to be one of the best “unofficial” holidays ever.

In most homes, the kitchen is the heart and below are some of our favorite kitchens to bake, decorate, cook, eat, savor and love!

Rudder Lane | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton


Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!     

C. JoyBell C.


Bay Pointe Road | list with Angie Riedl


Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.

Dean Koontz


Laurel Trace | listed with Sandy Poe


The great thing about cake is it doesn’t feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they’re decorating cakes. That’s the magic right there.

Duff Goldman



Bluff Drive | listed with Whitney Ray-Dawson


Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it’s the very last piece, but you let him have it.     

E. Lockhart


Gettysvue Drive | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton


A party without cake is really just a meeting.

Julia Child


From us to you……Happy National Cake Day!


Each kitchen featured is in a home currently on the market. Please click on the photo for additional information or call our office at 865.357.3232

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Delaney Scott

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Delaney Scott



Delaney Scott is all about connecting people. In this fast-paced real estate market, it’s more important than ever to have an agent who will spend some time with you; discover what it is you really need and want, and act promptly on your behalf to make it happen.

Whether you are buying a home for the first time, or selling your precious family home, Delaney is sensitive to how overwhelming the process can seem to be. In these challenging moments, you need an agent who will listen and provide honest and direct advice to help you reach your real estate goals.

Since returning to Knoxville after living on the East Coast for some years, Delaney has a renewed perspective on what Knoxville and the surrounding areas have to offer. Being involved in various local projects has rekindled Delaney’s feelings about the generosity and richness of the Knoxville community, and how there is indeed a true “volunteer” spirit here in Knoxville.

Delaney’s secrets to success are her open and down-to-earth approach with her clients, as well as her strength, knowledge and level-headedness she brings to the negotiation process.  Call and ask Delaney to set aside sometime for a consult today, so that she can begin working on what’s important to you.


To contact Delaney, you may reach her at the office 865.357.3232 or her cell 865.591.2872

Notable Sales | May 2018

Notable Sales | May 2018

0 Kenesaw Avenue | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed and sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton


 Hunters Knoll Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Amy Moody


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


Berringer Station Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Amy Moody


Cherokee Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton


Westwind Drive | Kingsport, Tennessee | sold by Sandy Poe


Congratulations to all of our agents on a great month!


Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Melissa Collins

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Melissa Collins

Melissa is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in communications. Her degree, coupled with several years in sales, equips Melissa with the tools needed to help her clients. Finding that perfect home or selling your family home can be one of the most stressful, yet exciting times in your life, and Melissa wants to help you through that process. She is dedicated to her clients and to making the home buying or selling process as easy as possible.

Melissa has lived in Knoxville for over 20 years and is happily married with four children. In her spare time, she loves to travel, be anywhere outdoors, spend time with her family, UT Football and, of course, house hunting!!!


Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Ellen Fernandes

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Ellen Fernandes

Ellen understands that amidst the excitement of buying a new home, selling a home can sometimes feel more like parting with a cherished piece of your past. She is committed to making that transition honorable and positive for all her clients, whether buying their first home or their next home! From the historic charm of North Knoxville to progressive West Knoxville and surrounding areas, Ellen sincerely desires to find the perfect match for her clients. She is committed to serving her clients with dedication, creativity and integrity.

Born and raised in New Jersey and New York, Ellen earned a B.S. in Marketing from the State University of New York College at Oswego and has over 10 years of experience in marketing and promotions.  Her previous positions in NY include: radio advertising account executive in the Albany-Saratoga market and the marketing director for Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs. In Tennessee, she excelled as a media buyer and account coordinator for an advertising firm that regionally represented General Motors and select dealer groups throughout the US. Her professional background honed her skills in effective communication and promotion and fostered an eye for fine lines. Her appreciation for quality and excellence in construction and attention to detail has been invaluable as she segued her career to real estate.

Ellen has lived in Knoxville for 20 years, and possesses an excellent knowledge of the local area. She has volunteered as a leader with BSF International and MOPS (Mother-of-Preschoolers); as well as having served on various committees with the Junior League of Knoxville and TN Children’s Hospital.

She and her husband have 2 children, and enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and visiting family from Manhattan to Scottsdale.

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Elizabeth Wright

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 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.


– 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.

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Patti Williams

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Patti Williams

Patti Williams has been living in Tennessee with her family for twelve years. With a business degree and several years of experience in customer service with a Fortune 500 company, Patti’s specialty of top-rated client care within the real estate industry earns credibility with her clients in the process of buying and selling their homes.

Patti continually provides above standard real estate services while her clients receive personalized attention throughout the home buying and selling process. Along with her superior customer satisfaction approach, she uses state-of-the-art Marketing Methodologies which optimizes a seller’s listing with features that sell the home fast while maintaining the highest attainable value.

During her free time Patti enjoys playing tennis, hiking in the beautiful Smokey Mountains, and boating with her husband on Knoxville’s scenic lakes.

Extraordinary Home of the Week

Extraordinary Home of the Week | Personal Estate, Equine Facility or Bed & Breakfast


The hills and valleys of East Tennessee are some of the most beautiful in the world. Among those hills is a parcel of land that is 32+ acres in size and located in an exclusive Louisville subdivision.


Beyond the gates unfolds an expanse of land mixed with woods and fields. Wildlife is plentiful with ducks, deer and turkey. Private trails for hiking or riding are easily accommodated, plus a stocked pond for the resident fisherman.


This custom home, which has been recently undergone a complete renovation, has two covered porches where days and nights can be spent rocking your cares away while watching the scenery.


A spacious kitchen with breakfast room is outfitted with breakfast bar, top of the line appliances which include a double oven and a commercial sized farmhouse sink. Ample counter space rounds out this space creating a kitchen that is both beautiful and functional.


Rich wide-planked hardwood floors flow throughout the home, and the main level offers an incredible master suite! The master suite is spacious and allows for a space for reading and relaxing. The master bath is an elegant showstopper and must be seen to be fully appreciated.


The second level boasts an additional master suite with a balcony overlooking the water. Tranquil days turns into tranquil nights with French doors opening to allow cools breezes on warm spring nights.

It is truly rare to find such quality acreage located within a subdivision so close in  ~ A sanctuary in a hectic world.


For more details about this home, please click on any photo or call Melinda Grimac at the office 865.357.3232 or her cell 865.356.4178.

This home additionally offers affordable taxes under the Greenbelt Tax plan

Extraordinary Feature of the Week | The Master Suite

Extraordinary Feature of the Week | The Master Suite

Your master bedroom is the room you spend the most time in at home. It is a place to rejuvenate, rest and reconnect. 


A master suite fireplace conjures up feelings of romance. This fireplace is a beautiful focal point and this master is spacious enough to allow a sitting area while keeping an intimate feel. The adjoining master bath has its own focal point with an over-sized window above the bath and separate vanities providing ample space for two to prep for the day!


Choto Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed with Sandy Poe 


This master suite offers water views and makes every morning a good one! Expansive French doors to a private balcony and windows allow the sun to flood the entire room. Views of the water continue into the bath with a jetted tub to take your stress away.

Jackson Bend Drive | Louisville, Tennessee | listed with Jenny Snodgrass and Julia Jubran


Views of mature trees and lush grounds can provide a reprieve like only nature can. This master suite appears to be resting up in the trees and creates a space that is both lovely and peaceful. The claw foot tub in this master bath is ideal for long soaks at the end of the day.

George Lovelace Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed with Whitney Ray-Dawson


This bedroom has been designed to specifically take-in the views of the lake and mountains! Take advantage of the deck just steps from your bed to either enjoy morning coffee or late night aperitifs.  An incredible over-sized shower with multiple shower heads will help wake you up and invigorate so you can charge the day.

Riverbend Drive | Dandridge, Tennessee | listed with Deanna Mendenhall-Miller and Paula Kelley


This master suite’s more elegant looks is achieved with the arc of the ceiling and the beautifully arched windows. Surrounded by mature trees, this master suite is both soothing and relaxing. The master bath is elegant as well with beautiful cabinetry and delicate lighting.

Rudder Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton


*For more information about any of these featured homes, please click on the photos or call 865.357.3232*



Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Debbie Elliott-Sexton

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. Our agency has become home to many of the area’s premier agents who are attracted to the unique marketing and brand awareness that Sotheby’s International Realty provides.

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.