Extraordinary Agent of the Week | R. J. Bindner
Buying or selling a home is among the most emotionally and financially sensitive endeavors in a person’s life. Decisions of that magnitude warrant a level of life experience that transcends the average to provide the highest-level counsel and guidance.
R. J. 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.
R. J.’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. R. J. 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.
R. J. and his wife Laura have lived in Knoxville for the past twenty years where they’ve raised their three amazing boys.
To contact R. J. please call the office (865.357.3232) or R. J.’s cell (865.805.5491)
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 reach Stacie, please call the office (865-357-3232) or Stacie’s cell (443-927-6209)
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.
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
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
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.
– New Construction
– Lakefront Properties
– Luxury Properties
– 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.
Patti Williams has been living in Tennessee with her family for over a decade. 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.
You can contact Patti by calling the office 865.357.3232 or Patti’s cell 865.851.5067
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