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Nathan Torgerson of The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty was was recently featured in “The Next Wave of Influence in Real Estate: The Best Marketing, Sales, and Industry Secrets Shared by the Top Millennial Real Estate Agents in the Country” a newly released book by top producing realtor Jimmy Rex.

The top 100 millennial realtors in the nation were each interviewed and given the opportunity to share some of what they would consider their most valuable advice for being successful.

“It’s an honor to be among the top young realtors in the country, and even more so to have real estate leaders like Jimmy Rex noticing and asking how we got here,” says Torgerson. “I’m happy to be part of the book and to share some of what I’ve learned in my years working

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Now that the weather is finally cooling down, it’s a perfect time to hit the trails for some family fun in the outdoors! But what are the best hikes in Chattanooga to bring the kiddos on? Check out our top six favorites below: 

1. Cloudland Canyon State Park 

Featuring 30 miles of trails and two beautiful waterfalls, Cloudland Canyon State Park is an awesome option for a fall-weather hike with the family. The well-marked trails include a whole lot of stairs, so if you’re not comfortable going down those or carrying smaller children down them, it may not be your best bet. BUT if you can handle that, it’s only a short, easy hike to get you to a gorgeous waterfall. Let the kids play on the rocks and enjoy the view! Don’t forget to bring $5 to pay

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We love our coffee. I mean we reallllly love our coffee. So if you’re looking for the best spots in town to camp out and work in, or if you just need to run in and get your fix quick, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list with some of the best coffee shops the Scenic City has to offer: 

Best For Vegans

Milk & Honey
135 North Market Street

Easily one of Chattanooga’s favorite (and most Instagrammed) coffee shops it Milk & Honey in the North Shore. Not only does Milk & Honey have a delicious selection of craft coffees, they also offer a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all three are served all day! Want waffles at 6 p.m.? They got you. If you have a special diet, check out their full vegan menu. Also don’t miss the gelato,

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The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends.

This is the third year either Nathan Torgerson as an individual agent or The Torgerson Team as a team ranked in the top 100 for the state of Tennessee. 

“I am honored that The Torgerson Team was named on this ranking of the country’s top residential real estate teams,” says Nathan Torgerson. “It represents the time and effort that we put into each client that we serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career.”

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks more than 12,000 residential real estate teams

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Happy (almost) Fourth everyone! It’s time to celebrate our nation’s freedom with some good old fashion fun and fireworks. But where are the best July 4th celebrations in Chattanooga? We’ve got you covered with all of them you need to know about. 

Wednesday, July 3

City of Collegedale’s July 3 Freedom Celebration

When: 6-10:30 p.m.
Where: Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Drive. 
Cost: Free

The Commons Stage at Founders Hall, the newest of the three venues at Collegedale's annual July 3 Freedom Celebration, will light up at 6 p.m. with Lou Wamp and Von Wamp's All Star Lineup. ETSO, featuring Pops Conductor Joel Denton, will perform on The Commons Stage beginning at 8 p.m. Matt Downer – Old Time Traveler, will open at Veterans Memorial Park

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It is time for the annual Back to School School Supply Drive sponsored by The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty!

Through the month of July, The Torgerson Team will be collecting donations of school supplies for students and teachers. The needs of these teachers include items like: sticky notes, EXPO markers, dry erase board cleaner, Kleenex, highlighters, pens, Clorox/Lysol wipes, paper, hand sanitizer, binder clips, pencils, Sharpie pens, and paper clips. All of the school supplies donated will be distributed to local teachers and students in time for the new school year. 

“Many local families are living their lives paycheck to paycheck and are not able to splurge on the yearly school supplies for their children,” says Nathan Torgerson

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As a birthday freebie fanatic, I’m always on the lookout for another way for me or my family to be pampered on our special day. And having just celebrated my birthday on June 4, I’m all up to speed on the latest and best free birthday dinners, desserts and other goodies that Chattanooga has to offer. Here are some of my favorites: 


1. Mojo Burrito 

Come in to any of the Mojo Burrito locations on your birthday for a FREE burrito of your choice! Just show your ID at the register. Dine in only. My favorite is the Enchiladito with St Elmo’s Fire chicken, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño, pico de gallo all in a jalapeño-cheddar tortilla and fried or grilled to perfection. Served on a bed of Spanish rice then drizzled with queso and zesty

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The Torgerson Team is excited to welcome Anna Varnell, the newest addition to the team! 
Varnell will be taking on the role of Showing Assistant, working with buyers and helping them tour properties during their home search process.
“Before I got into real estate, I reached out to Nathan [Torgerson] about the process of buying a home for myself, but I wasn’t quite ready at the time,” she says. “About 6 months later, I made a career change into real estate. I remembered being so impressed with how Nathan treated me as a client and how highly other agents spoke of him. So when the team was hiring, I knew this was the team I wanted to be a part of.” 
The showing assistant plays an important part in the home buying process, says Torgerson.
“In this role,

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so now is a great time to start planning your day. We’ve gathered up the best Mother’s Day events that Chattanooga has to offer, so no matter what your mom likes, you can find something that is a good fit for her special day! 

Explore the Chattanooga Market Together 

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1801 Carter Street
Cost: Free 

Come to the Chattanooga Market for a special Mother’s Day celebration wrapped up just for you! Pamper the special lady in your life with a selection of wines and champagnes along with an assortment of locally made treats as she enjoys live music on the EBP stage. Grab some spring flowers, fresh ingredients for a meal tonight, a piece of local art, and

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Nathan Torgerson and The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty was recently presented the honor of Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Greater Downtown Chattanooga for 2018 in Units and Volume as well as Top 5 Team at Keller Williams Realty in the state of Tennessee for 2018.

“Each year we recognize the top groups, teams and individual agents in our office for their accomplishments in the year before,” says Nathan Brown, chief leadership officer for Keller Williams Realty of Greater Downtown Chattanooga. “For someone to earn these awards in particular, they have to be ridiculously effective and efficient at providing phenomenal service to clients, otherwise (the client) wouldn’t repeat business with that agent.”

Three or more agents working

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