• Ryan Smith
  • 19 January, 2022

More than Basics: Selling Your Home with Target Marketing

While driving through your neighborhood, you likely see multiple for sale signs. But did you know there is much more to selling a home? That’s right, exposure is everything. By relying only on a yard sign, you’re likely missing out on connecting with qualified, interested buyers. To sell your property faster – and for more…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 19 January, 2022

New Tennessee Resident Bucket List: 5 Things to do in East Tennessee

East Tennessee is growing. In fact, more people moved to Tennessee than any other state in 2020. While our state’s beauty has become second nature for long-time Tennesseans, we can all get excited for newcomers to experience The Volunteer State. So, welcome! Make yourself at home. Kathleen Griffin The Griffin family knew they wanted to…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 19 January, 2022

Vetting Your Realtor Options: Ensuring a Good Fit

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, there’s no doubt that buying a new home can seem overwhelming or bittersweet. Luckily, you don’t have to face it alone. Working with a realtor that you feel comfortable with creates a streamlined, stress-free buying journey. So, what should you look for when meeting with potential…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 29 December, 2021

Home Matters: How to Make Your Bathroom Safer

January is National Bath Safety Month, so it might be a good time to review some basic bathroom safety tips to stay safe in the new year. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, one-third of all household falls occur in the bathroom, and almost four hundred people fall in the bathroom or shower every…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 29 December, 2021

Make Your Homeownership Dreams Come True!

Did you know tomorrow is Make Your Dream Come True Day? Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a new home and just haven’t felt like the time was right. Perhaps your dream is to sell your current home because it just doesn’t meet your needs at this time. Whatever you are dreaming about in the realm…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 20 September, 2021

Generational Trends Among Home Buyers

Since 2013, the National Association of REALTORS® has produced the Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report. This report provides insights into differences and similarities across generations of home buyers and sellers. The home buyer and seller data is taken from the annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. New to this year’s report is…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 14 September, 2021

How Pets Factor into Home Buying & Selling

A home purchase can be one of the largest a household makes. A number of factors must be considered throughout the home buying and selling process, including all members of the household, even pets. This report from NAR analyzes REALTOR® recommendations and actions taken by home buyers and sellers to best accommodate their pets and…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 7 September, 2021

Trends in Green Design & Sustainability

How much does sustainability and green design matter to you when it comes to your home? Some experts say that green building is one of the fastest growing fields in the US at this time. As more and more consumers adopt eco-friendly practices, it is likely that we will continue seeing green trends in the…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 23 August, 2021

How is Smart Home Tech Helping Homeowners?

A new consumer report shows that smart home technologies are narrowing the digital divide for less tech-savvy consumers. According to the LG ThinQ® Smart Home Report, smart technology is transforming users’ daily routines across a range of ages and demographics. NOT JUST FOR TECHIES AND THE YOUNG – The study discovered that users who were…

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  • Ryan Smith
  • 16 August, 2021

The Latest Home Renovation Trends

According to a recent study from DEWALT, home improvement demand is hot, hot, hot and like the temperatures in Knoxville this August, not likely to cool for some time. This is likely tied to the tight housing market. In fact, more than half (52%) of U.S. homeowners are considering renovations as an alternative to buying…

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