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

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



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.

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 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.

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Affiliate Brokers

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty announces the addition of Stacie Mayes, Dakotah Brown and Roamy Kilmer to their West Knoxville office.  As Knoxville’s source for extraordinary properties and unrivaled service, Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty remains committed to quality with the addition of our new affiliate brokers.


Stacie Mayes


Roamy Kilmer


Dakotah Brown

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to welcome these new agents!

*For profile information about our new affiliate brokers, please click on their photo!