The Importance of Professional Photography in Real Estate

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There are still real estate agents today that choose to take photos of their client’s home on their own flip phones or cameras. The disservice they are doing to their clients is almost tantamount to what would be considered in other professions, like medicine, a gross malpractice.

Every day I peruse the MLS (Multiple Listing Service- the place where real estate listings are made public) and I am amazed at some of the low-quality poor photographs agents put up online to represent their client’s most valuable asset- their home.

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The Crumpled Letter Solicitation

Reading Time: 3 minutesA recent Knoxville News Sentinel article highlighted that there are now more realtors in the Knoxville area than there are houses to be sold.

And along with that reality has come a hyper competitive environment for realtors. With that environment we are starting to see more unethical practices surface as some agents become desperate to get business.

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The Haney House- Beautiful Mountaintop Retreat In Knox County

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The Haney House

Dan and Linda Haney are originally from Miami, Florida, and as avid motorcycle fans they would come to Knoxville for different conventions. They began to fall in love with the area for a variety of reasons- one it was a great area to drive their motorcycle. Continue reading…

Perfecting The Sale In Pigeon Forge- A Case Study

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                                 The Tolliver Cabin

My in-laws, Gerri and Harold Knott, several years back bought a cabin in Pigeon Forge, which they used to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax, and also to entertain family and friends. Back in the summer they told me of their plans to sell the cabin, so I prepared a plan for getting it on the market. Shortly after it was listed this fall it sold for a record price of $289,000 in literally just 8 hours of being on the market.

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Fraudulent Behavior and Unethical Scams in Real Estate

Reading Time: 4 minutesDon’t fall victim to these ploys and swindles!

Please trust that I am not writing this to be unnecessarily provocative or to scare folks. My intent is to shine some light on three widely executed scams in real estate occurring today in our area, with the goal of helping you avoid falling victim to them. Read on to learn more below.  Continue reading…