RANDY AYERfor Anne Najjar

Why did you choose Chattanooga as a location for properties particularly Quick Service Restaurants?

Chattanooga has landed projects from global companies like Volkswagen, Amazon, and Google. They have maintained a strong base of homegrown companies including Unum, Blue Cross Blue Shield, McKee Foods, Shaw Industries and Lodge manufacturing. The region has benefited from more than $8 billion in new business investment since 2008. This has led to the city having 2nd highest population growth in the state of Tennessee.

What has been your commercial real estate experience?

Licensed in SC in 1985, have always been involved in commercial real estate and development. I feel commercial and residential sales are two entirely different disciplines and it is difficult to be effective at both. During my career, I have been licensed in 6 southeastern states.

What was your experience like working with Anne?

Ask a broker for a high-volume developer operating in 28 states across the US, I am always looking for talent to advise and represent us in local markets. Anne has exhibited the knowledge and ability to successfully operate in the Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee markets. We rely on her to supply us with quality opportunities to meet our schedule and she always responds with creditable information; representing us with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Anne has become a valued member of our real estate team.

How was Anne instrumental in negotiating your PSAs (Purchase and Sale Agreements)?

Working for a developer with dozens of properties being negotiated across the country and multiple individuals being involved, Anne kept the lines of communication open and clear. She kept concise notes from all communications to ensure there would be clarity if any misunderstandings arose. She was able to have discussions with all parties involved from myself, the developer, the attorneys, and the seller’s agents. She was tenacious in negotiating mutually acceptable terms in difficult situations.

Who is your inspiration?

My Family

What is the best advice you have ever received?

A man can’t eat but so much banana pudding.

NATE TOULSONfor Casey Alan Phillips

Casey was with us every step of the way with finding our new home! We explained what we wanted and the price range and he sent us many houses that were available in the area. Casey was always available to answer our many questions and made the whole house buying process very easy (as easy as buying a house can be)! Highly recommend him and his expertise!

 

HEATH MEADOWSfor Casey Alan Phillips

Casey is one of the best agents to work with in Chattanooga! Very quick responses and very knowledgeable with the area’s and the market. Looking forward to doing more of my real estate investment deals with him.

 

ABBY ROGERSfor Casey Alan Phillips

Casey is not only a great realtor, but a good friend now as well! He helped me step-by-step through the whole home buying process (and foreclosures aren’t easy). He helped me by making sure my credit was in order before we even started (he was also my prior banker). He’s very friendly and was available any time I had questions about anything! I highly recommend him— especially if you have questions about finance and everything else involving buying a home!

 

GREG WALKERfor Dave Johnson

My wife Jan and I have purchased 5 properties thru Dave and could not be happier. Dave has worked very hard for us in the past 3-4 years through some difficult clients and circumstances that surrounded some of these properties. He’s been very active and persistent in getting both sides to the “finish line”. Dave stays in touch with his clients without being offensive and overbearing. He has been great about returning phone calls and emails and providing all of the necessary details on each and every property and making good and solid recommendations when needed. Dave has become a true friend, the kind that will last a lifetime!

CINDI ALDRICHfor Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is professional, personable, committed, passionate, detail oriented and knowledgeable. He fully delivers on his promise of honesty, integrity and results. I was an out of town buyer and Dave’s help was invaluable. He is very knowledgeable about the area and was very thorough in asking all the right questions to help find the perfect place for me! I recommend Dave 100%; you will not be disappointed. I am very grateful to have worked with Dave and I look forward to working with him again in the future!

LISA WININGERfor Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson was the consummate professional from the moment I first called him 4 years ago. He returned my numerous calls in a timely manner and answered even the smallest questions, which were also numerous, with great patience and knowledge. He was honest and forthright about my purchase which was a pleasant and calming experience. I’ve dealt with many realtors over the years and I can honestly say Dave ranks head and shoulders above the rest.

DENNIS & KATHLEEN COATSfor Dave Johnson

We just want to express our appreciation for the excellent service you provided to us when we bought our home and also when we sold our home in Rising Fawn, GA.. It is all too rare these days to find a person that goes to such great lengths to satisfy their clients. Dave, we hope your success will show others that old-fashioned hard work and consideration for your clients are values that are rewarded in our society.

 

LEE ANN MCBRYARfor Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson assisted me in finding the last two investment properties that I purchased to rehab. She was strategic in finding the types of properties that I wanted, in the areas that I desired in Chattanooga. She has a strong business sense and is a pleasure to be around!

PATTY & DAMON MEDIC

for Karen Thompson

Working with Karen Thompson as a listing OR buying agent is a delight. She remains positive, encouraging, and indulgent through the hard times and invariably triumphs for her clients. With Karen, there is always the feeling that whatever needs to be done at any hour of the day or HOLIDAY, will be done with the loveliest of attitudes. We could not recommend her more confidently!

 

MIKE & STACY JUNKINSfor Marie Pangle

We have dealt with a number of real estate firms and agents over the years so we have had avariety of experiences both good and bad. All real estate experiences are particularly memorable because our homes have been our largest investments.

A few years ago, we became acquainted with Marie Pangle and her husband socially. We noticed when Marie’s work came up in conversation that she was passionate, energetic, and always concerned about going the extra mile for her clients. We also picked up on reports of her effectiveness from other acquaintances.

When we decided to put our home on the market we listed with Marie. We had our “go to” agent, but we had a gut instinct about working with Marie Pangle. She worked tirelessly and sold our home in a record time and at full price. No surprises, no problem, and no regrets. Then, the company I was working with wanted a commercial building. Marie came through again by putting together a great deal using some very imaginative strategies to bring our company and the owner together. The company and the seller were extremely pleased with Marie.

Normally we do not make recommendations or offer reference letters. But, because of our exceptionally high level of satisfaction we have recommended Marie to several friends. In every case we have had good reviews of Marie’s work. We give Marie the very highest marks for her honesty, integrity, work ethic, and knowledge of the business. We wouldn’t make a move on a property without her. We recommend her without reservation.

 

EVERGREEN REAL ESTATEFor Anne Najjar

Evergreen Real Estate is a private real estate company focused on managing high-quality apartment communities for third-party owners. Based in Nashville, Evergreen Real Estate manages more than 6,000 apartment units in the Southeast. Evergreen has served as senior advisors to real estate projects totaling over $1 billion in value.

What was your experience like working with Anne?

Anne made, what could have been a disastrous and stressful situation; a simple, uncomplicated, peaceful process. I felt like she understood our needs and cared about finding us not just a place but the perfect place. Even after we found “the place” she spent an enormous amount of time ensuring we were protected through the process and for years to come.

How was Anne instrumental in purchasing the needed properties?

Within 24 hours of calling Anne, she had put a complete prospectus together for us and we were out looking at properties within 48 hours. She explained terms in language we could understand and stayed by our side looking out for us until the deal was signed.

Who is your inspiration?

Frank Stitt, Chef – Birmingham AL
Any hard-working female entrepreneur

What is the best advice you have ever received?

My father told me at a young age, that I was going to have to work for the rest of my life, and the sooner I accepted that fact and found something that was going to challenge me AND make me happy the better off I would be. He was correct. I love my job.

EVENTS WITH TASTE for Anne Najjar

What is Events with Taste?

Events with Taste is a full-Service Catering and Event Production Company in Chattanooga Tennessee

What was your experience like working with Anne?

Anne made, what could have been a disastrous and stressful situation; a simple, uncomplicated, peaceful process. I felt like she understood our needs and cared about finding us not just a place but the perfect place. Even after we found “the place” she spent an enormous amount of time ensuring we were protected through the process and for years to come.

How was Anne instrumental in purchasing the needed properties?

Within 24 hours of calling Anne, she had put a complete prospectus together for us and we were out looking at properties within 48 hours. She explained terms in language we could understand and stayed by our side looking out for us until the deal was signed.

Who is your inspiration?

Frank Stitt, Chef – Birmingham AL
Any hard-working female entrepreneur

What is the best advice you have ever received?

My father told me at a young age, that I was going to have to work for the rest of my life, and the sooner I accepted that fact and found something that was going to challenge me AND make me happy the better off I would be. He was correct. I love my job.

GAIL HUNTER

I can think of a lot of adjectives to describe Gail: diligent, honest, and market savvy all come to mind without hesitation. But I could sum them all up by saying that Gail is an exceptional person who happens to also be an exceptional Realtor. We have bought and sold seven homes in four states and have never worked with a Realtor who showed the level of integrity and who was willing to go the extra mile that Gail does. We moved to Chattanooga not knowing much about the city. Gail took us under her wing and found us the perfect home in a terrific neighborhood. Years later, we learned ours had been the first new home sale she had shepherded through the process. We never suspected, because she took care of every detail like a pro. When it came time to sell our home, Gail was the obvious choice to list it. She marketed our home in its best light, helped inform us of reasonable expectations for pricing, and secured us a timely offer that we were happy with. Once again, the contractual aspects of negotiating and closing were handled flawlessly. We were only sorry that we were moving out of state so Gail couldn’t be our Realtor for the next purchase.

MIKE AND GLORIA for Sandy Lewis

Professionalism. Knowledge. Determination.

All words that justly describe Sandy Lewis.

We became acquainted with Sandy through Hixson United Methodist Church. When we made the decision to downsize, Sandy was the obvious one to help us make the move.

Through months of searching and visiting so many houses it’s hard to remember how many, we finally found our new home. Even with the excitement of finding a new home, our current home was on the market, so there was some concern and worry as to whether it would sell, and we would be free to move forward with the purchase of our new home. With Sandy’s diligence to find us a buyer, she set up many showings, and we sold our home. Through it all Sandy was there to guide us, answering any questions we had. The entire process including the closing went well.

JEROME DAUSMAN for Karen Austin

Our realtor, Karen Austen, was a gem in all the hassles we had buying our home in Chattanooga. Our builder had a number of issues that moved our closing date from June 30, to August 1, to August 8, and beyond. We finally settled on September 14 which was about the sixth closing date. I can’t imagine what the process would have been like without Karen. She was always there, whether we could be or not, to resolve issues and smooth out the whole process. Having the right agent, one who knows you and your needs as well as the local market, is exactly like having the best insurance policy. Having Karen on our side insured a wonderful outcome.

LAURA TURNER for Karen Austin

I have tried buying a house with other realtors before. None of them gave me the same level of personal attention, experienced advice, and confidence in the process as Karen Austen. She took us house hunting several times. It took us a few months to find exactly the right fit, and Karen tenaciously found more properties for us to take a look at. We had some unfortunate experiences with the sellers, but Karen was right there to give us professional recommendations and to advocate for us. I would never consider buying or selling a house in the Chattanooga area without her.

 

LYNDA FAYE  for Connie Lane

Connie found my new townhome and sold my previous home. She was extremely patient and understanding with me. She never pressured me to make decisions I was not ready to make. She understood this was a huge step for me being alone and that I was very nervous and anxious. She handled everything smoothly from negotiations for my new home to multiple offers on the home I was selling. The first buyers backed out and I again had multiple after putting back on market. She worked with me and builder on new home to make sure I did not lose it in the process of selling my house. I would definitely use her again and recommend to anyone buying or selling.

KEVIN  for Connie Lane

Connie’s knowledge of the market helped me to quickly find property that I had been searching for on my own for a while and had not been able to find. I would have saved a lot of time if I had called her first. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family.

 

MARK HOLDEN

Our experience with Mark Holden during the sale of our beloved river house was delightful. He was always available to answer questions and his use of the internet and photography put our home in the spotlight from the moment it was listed.

We have known Mark and his family for almost all of his life so we were familiar with his work ethic. He also came highly recommended by others who had worked with him.

Our biggest surprise in the home sale was the “bidding war” that happened the week the home went on the market. We received solid cash offers and Mark did a great job of assessing them and informing us of our options.

My favorite room in the lake house was the huge master bedroom on the terrace level. I loved to drink coffee in the swing outside on the terrace and watch the birds on the lake in the morning. My husband’s favorite room was the loft where he had a bird’s eye view of the lake and the island.

The best advice we received from Mark was to establish a psychological approach to the sale of the house. He recommended we think of the house as no longer ours. That advice enabled us to eliminate personal items and launch the home as already belonging to the next owners when we put it on the market.

Our favorite place to get away is the mountains of North Carolina. We enjoy the small town of Highlands year round and love the cool summers there.

 

LESLIE GUTHRIE for Ken Fryar

Thanks to Ken Fryar with Prestige Properties,who knows how to price and sell a house, I put my house on the market, had 4 offers within 72 hours,and closed in less than 30 days! Lovin my new place downtown on the river!

“Anne has all the attributes of a great commercial real estate adviser and agent - professinalism, integrity, knowledge, experience, accessibility, and likeability."

- Evergreen Real Estate

 

 

 

“I have tried buying a house with other realtors before. None of them gave me the same level of personal attention, experienced advice, and confidence in the process as Karen Austen.”

- Laura Turner

 

 

 

“We give Marie the very highest marks for her honesty, integrity, work ethic, and knowledge of the business. ”

- Mike & Stacy Junkins

 

 

“I’ve dealt with many realtors over the years and I can honestly say
Dave ranks head and shoulders above the rest.”

- Lisa Wininger

 

 

“ Casey was always available to answer our many questions and made the whole house buying process very easy.”

- Nate Toulson

 

 

 

CONTACT: Tammy Pearson
423-991-4355
tpearson@elitetitleco.com
2561 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

Elite Title Co, LLC is a Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia based real estate firm focused on providing closing and title services. Since we handle even the most complex title issues in-house, we never have to tell our clients we are waiting to receive a title. We recognize that completing title searches, resolving complex title issues and getting the loan closed quickly are the primary concerns of our clients. In addition, our staff is fully trained in all aspects of title examinations.

 

CONTACT: Tammy Dale
770-990-0187
tammy.dale@onlinehsa.com

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

For more than 30 years, HSA has offered comprehensive home warranty plans, adding valuable protection and convenience to homes across the country. In addition to providing homeowners with peace of mind, an HSA Home Warranty helps to safeguard sellers and buyers alike from the expense of covered mechanical and appliance failures.

 

CONTACT: Bruce Dodd
423-591-9801
bdodd@chattmortgage.com
6650 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

Founded upon unparalleled service, Peoples Home Equity is a mortgage lender located in the heart of the Tri-State area*. Servicing clients throughout the southeast, Peoples Home Equity is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality financial services combined with the lowest rates available in your area.

 

CONTACT: Edwin Bear
423-463-0115
edwin@lookouthomeinspections.com

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Lookout Inspections is a home inspection business located in Chattanooga, TN. We perform residential and commercial inspections in Tennessee and Georgia. Home inspectors are in the business of saving you thousands of dollars in a time when you are making one of the biggest investments in your life. Lookout Inspections motto is 'Looking out for you and your home investment.'

1601 Gulf Street
Suite 700
Chattanooga, TN 37408

423.498.3200

1601 Gulf Street
Suite 700
Chattanooga, TN 374o8

423.498.3200