Notable Sales

Notable Sales | July 2019

 

Duncan Woods | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by R. J. Bindner

 

Cherokee Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

 

Brooke Valley Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Amy Moody

 

Benny Delozier Lane | Maryville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton and Blake Pruitt

 

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

 

Congratulations to all our agents on a great month!

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

 

Melinda Grimac

865.357.3232

865.356-4178

melinda.grimac@sothebysrealty.com

Extraordinary Agent of the Week

Extraordinarily Agent of the Week | Gary Rogers

 

Gary Rogers has always been a forward-thinker, interested in staying on top of the industry’s latest trends and developments. This is what intrigues Gary so much about the real estate market: it’s always changing.

An East Tennessean since 1977, Gary is intimately familiar with the area and local neighborhoods as well as their history.  His process is to listen and find out what you need, find the right home for you, and make the entire transaction as smooth as possible.

Gary’s existing relationships with a variety of financial institutions have benefited many families both coming to the Greater Knoxville Area, as well as those who choose to move on. Clients appreciate Gary’s marketing and negotiating skills, attention to detail, professionalism, integrity and dedication to their satisfaction. These attributes have allowed Gary to build his business and form a vast network of professional peers.  Gary is proud to say that the majority of his business comes from previous clients and referrals.

When Gary is not selling real estate, he enjoys being outdoors golfing, on the lake or river fishing. His love of golf has led him to participating in several local fundraising golf tournaments. In doing so, he has been able to experience first-hand many of the prominent golfing communities in our area and he is uniquely equipped in helping you find a home that will fit the golfing lifestyle.

Additionally, Gary has an extensive background in international travel. If you are considering a move to East Tennessee from abroad, Gary would love the opportunity to work with you and find the right home to welcome you to the area.

Gary doesn’t only want to help you find a home; he wants to form the kind of relationship that makes you a client for life. His main goal is to help you create a lifestyle that allows you to achieve your dreams.

 

To reach Gary Rogers call the office at 865.357.3232 or his cell 865.696.0198

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.

 

 

Extraordinary Agent of the Week

Jen Dunn

 

Jen takes pride in cultivating relationships that allow her to understand what each client is looking for and is excited to be given the opportunity to find the right home for you. Fostering a love of building relationships came from her experience working with military families in the office of Morale, Welfare and Recreation in the beautiful state of Hawaii.  With a keen eye for detail and a love of architecture, Jen looks forward to establishing a relationship with her clients while searching for their new home.

Jen Dunn is a life-long resident of Knoxville and brings a wealth of knowledge about our surrounding community.  She is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, and attended Radford University in Virginia where she earned a Bachelor of Science.  Jen is a member of the United Way of Greater Knoxville Women of Tocqueville; a board member of the Knoxville Museum of Art; and recently co-chaired the American Heart Association Heart Gala in 2016.  Jen is married to Greg and they have 4 children.

Contact Jen by calling the office 865.357.3232 or Jen’s cell 865.805.9871

 

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.

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**

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.