5 Keys to Getting the Highest Price When Selling

5 Keys to Getting the Highest Price Summer is in full swing, and I sure hope you are enjoying your favorite summer activities! Mine was a beach trip! For myself, it just doesn’t feel like summer if I haven’t dug my toes into the sand! This summer, I made a sandcastle with my five grandchildren […]

A Market Snapshot

To say 2020 brought many unexpected changes is an understatement. However, as we enter 2021, we have a great deal of positive momentum. The “Great Smoky Mountain Vacation Runaway” would be a great title for 2020! We became the destination of choice! Once we were past the late spring COVID-19 lockdown, the race to the […]

A look at the second half of 2020 in Smoky Mountains real estate

As we move through the second half of the year, many of the people who contact us about buying cabins first ask if the challenges from COVID have affected the market. It’s a great question, and something we are constantly monitoring. The answer, though, is not really. The condition we were in with our market […]

Newly built in Starr Crest Resort

The incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail creates the perfect blend of Smoky Mountain cabin getaway and contemporary rugged living in this 3-bedroom cabin! Its 180-degree (and then some!) views of the Great Smoky National Park from the 3 stories of decks, its soaring cathedral ceilings, handsome grey-stained tongue-and-groove wood floors, and modern finishes all […]

Entering a new season in 2020

I hope you and your family are staying safe as we navigate the global challenge of the coronavirus. As a cabin owner, it’s important to me to keep you updated as to the values of your real estate in the Great Smoky Mountains. This is a very unusual time, and a very difficult time to […]

Making the Most from Your Cabin Investment

As we near the end of 2019, we’re reaching that time of year where cabin owners who are thinking about their taxes in the spring make the decision to sell their investment/vacation property. Maybe that’s you. In terms of where the market is at, this is the time if you’re thinking about selling. In my […]

Vacation rental cabins provide great investment opportunity

Our real estate market in the Great Smoky Mountains is known among investors as one of the top 10 places to invest for overnight rentals. Vacation cabins are incredibly popular, and we attract millions of visitors every year. What makes this region such a draw for so many is the variety of offerings. We have […]

Buying in a sellers’ market

sellers market

Around this time last summer, I shared with you that we are living in a sellers’ market in the Great Smoky Mountains. One year later, that fact hasn’t changed. The number of properties available – particularly vacation rental cabins, since that is our primary residential market in this area – has dropped below where it […]

Now is the time to sell!

I’m sure those of you who have been keeping up with my newsletter have heard me say this before: if you have a vacation cabin you’ve been thinking about selling, now is the time. The real estate market in our area has reached a point where buying is about the same price as building. Resort […]

Handling the home repair proposal

When selling a home, one of the most important steps in the process is negotiating the home repair proposal after the inspection. Last month, we looked at the home inspection and home repair from the buyers’ perspective, so this month we want to take a look at it from the sellers’ angle. Real estate agents aren’t […]