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So, you’re ready to list your home and go on a new adventure? How exciting! We know that the process can seem a little intimidating, but a great realtor will walk you through each step and leave you feeling confident about what’s next.

Once your home is “market-ready”, it’s time to spread the news. Of course the listing will emphasize all the fantastic details, but for potential buyers, the photos are what will seal the deal. With the incredible photo capabilities of smart phones, you may be questioning whether professional photos are necessary. We can assure you the answer is yes! 

Your listing agent will schedule a professional real estate photographer to tell a visual “story” of your home. An experienced photographer will have an eye for detail…

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Restaurant Chef

There's no shortage of great food in Chattanooga, and we've got a scrumptious list to fit your budget. Keep in mind that the menu items and prices vary from brunch to lunch to dinner, so make sure to check out menus beforehand to see what strikes your fancy!


$10-20 Per Person

  • Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken - Multiple locations in East Ridge, Downtown, Lee Hwy, & Cleveland
  • Milk & Honey - 135 N. Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Niedlov's Bakery & Cafe - 215 E. Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • River Street Deli - 151 River St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Taqueria Jalisco Ania - 1639 Rossville Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Two Ten Jack - 1110 Market St. Ste FC4 Chattanooga, TN 37402


$20-35 Per Person

  • 1885 Grill - Multiple…
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It's almost summer, so bring on the sunshine! With warmer weather approaching, it's time to uncover those pools. Whether you currently own a pool or are looking to purchase a home with one, we've got some tips for prepping and maintaining your own private oasis. 

Opening Your Pool
  • Algae grows faster when temps are higher than 65, so don't wait too long to open your pool.
  • Pool water should be fully drained and replaced every two to three years to avoid a build-up of algae and to extend the life of your investment.
  • If you notice there's standing water on your cover, be sure to use a sump pump to drain it. This will help you avoid damaging the cover and will prevent too much of the excess from leaking into your pool water. 
  • It's also…
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Fun isn't hard to find in and around Chattanooga, so we've put together some of our favorite upcoming festivals and events to help you choose!

Chattanooga River Market | March 9-10 will be the 2024 opening weekend at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. Local artisans will have booths from 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-4pm on Sundays through October. Make a day of it and explore the Aquarium and/or National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

Rock The Riverfront | March 14-April 14 from 8:30am-8:30pm each day. This month-long festival is a unique and FREE event on the Chattanooga Green. This interactive art installation will also feature live music, fire performances, food, parades, and tons of themed activities.

Lucky Shamrock Market at Cambridge…

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So you've decided to list your home and need someone to do the heavy lifting to get it sold? Maybe your family is growing or you're ready to downsize? Looking for the ideal space to call your first home? It's time to call a real estate professional! Choosing the right agent can seem like a daunting task, but we've put together a guide to help keep things simple.

Do I Really Need a Real Estate Agent?

Although you can list and sell your own home, there are many benefits to hiring an agent. A realtor is working in the local market every day, so their knowledge of current pricing trends is invaluable. This can ensure you make the highest profit possible on your home. They know what buyers are looking for and how to stage your home to grab the…

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