Derek TellierSevier County, TN
In 2017 after 20 years working for Harley-Davidson Dealerships, Derek was inspired by Luke and Avery to get into Real Estate investing. He began immersing himself in podcasts, books and Bigger Pockets to learn as much as he could. In October of 2018 he started the East TN REI Meetup that still meets the last Thursday of every month in Knoxville. In 2019 he purchased his first investment property, a single family BRRRR that he still holds as an LTR today.
As of Jan 2022 Derek has increased his portfolio to 14 rentals including 3 LTR and 11 STR (one of which is a house hack duplex). Flips, Buy & Hold, syndications and even Crypto, Derek has dipped his toe into several asset classes and used lots of different financing and lending options along the way. Derek considers himself a problem solver who will uncover every opportunity to get across the finish line.
Gennifer MixSevier County, TN
Gennifer obtained her real estate license in 2012 and is currently a local Realtor in The Great Smoky Mountains. She specializes in Short Term Rental Investment opportunities in Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge, TN. She is married and a mother of two boys who attend The University of TN Knoxville and East Tennessee State University. In 2018, after 23 years of military service, her family retired to East Tennessee and began investing in Short Term Rentals in The Smokies. They currently own 5 properties with a goal of owning many more.
Tim GrillotSevier County, TN
Tim is an Iowa native and has been in the real estate game since his first flip at 17 years old. He began his short-term rental career in Gulf Shores and quickly expanded to the Smoky Mountains. Tim holds several properties including STR and LTR. He spent 16 years in construction and 8 years in the automotive industry as an executive of a large corporation. Tim and his wife are minimalists living in an Airstream and he is a proud Dad, an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, as well as an amateur runner. Tim was featured on episode 15 of The Short Term Show.
Jose SantiagoSevier County, TN
Jose served in the Air Force for over 15 years before finding his new career in Real Estate. Currently, he owns 2 properties of which are both long term rentals in New Jersey and Knoxville and looks forward to buying more. As your agent, he will dedicate his efforts to ensure you find the rental that’s going to put money in your pocket. Cash Flow Baby!
Jeana Maddux Sevier County, TN
Jeana has been in the Real Estate business for over 15 years and most recently managed the Transaction Department at eXp Realty, which consists of over 35,000 Real Estate Professionals. She is originally from the Chattanooga, TN area, and visited the smokies for the first time while dating her husband. She was captivated by the beauty of the area and everything it had to offer. Since Pigeon Forge was only a 2-hour drive away, it quickly became her second home. She dreamed of moving to the area and selling cabins in the Smoky Mountains – At the first opportunity, she and her family made the move. Jeana feels blessed to be living her dream while helping others become successful with their Short Term investment.
Anya DykesSevier County, TN
Anya has lived in Sevier County for 12 years. She’s very passionate about real estate and the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Her goal is to help clients achieve their goals and help provide long term wealth for their families. She’s got her own STR and has another one on the way.
Ilias Irby Sevier, TN
Ilias IrbyIlias currently resides in the Sevierville area where he deals exclusively with STR investors. Originating from Colorado, Ilias spent most of his growing-up years in sunny Southern California, where he eventually purchased his first LTR in early 2019. Before that, he worked in construction and home foundation building for many years. His knowledge of foundation work has been beneficial for him and his clients when he is finding them a stable and long lasting STR. After marrying his high school sweetheart, he relocated to TN in late 2019 to be closer to family. Eventually, he obtained his TN real estate license and began investing in STRs with his clients. He currently owns and manages 2 STRs with another on the way. He hopes to get his hands dirty in a couple of BRRRRSTRs and expand his portfolio. He loves sharing his insight & passion for real estate with not only his clients but anyone who will listen.
Levi and Darah TrenthamSevier County, TN
Levi And Darah Trentham
Levi and Darah’s family legacy runs deep within the Smoky Mountains. Levi was named after his great grandfather, Levi Trentham, who is known as “The Prophet of the Smokies” and still has a cabin standing in Elkmont to this day. They’re a real estate team that helps investors find cash-flowing properties in the Smoky Mountains. They currently own three short-term rental properties with plans of owning more. They love spending time with their two kids, helping others reach their investment goals, and building long-lasting relationships with their clients.
Natalie WalthourSevier County, TN
Natalie started with The Short Term Shop as an investor in the Smokies in early 2020. The cash flow from her Smokies STR allowed her to leave her 13-year career as a teacher to pursue her dream of helping others build their STR portfolio. Natalie will be able to help you from the perspective of both experienced investors and agents.
Susan SmithSevier County, TN
Susan has been in the Real Estate business for over 12 years here in the Smoky Mountain Area. She moved from Texas to Tennessee in 2008 after visiting the area and fell in love with the Mountains. Shortly after moving she became a Realtor® and began helping people with their dream of investing in the Smoky Mountain Market. Susan purchased a home on the beautiful Douglas Lake in Sevierville in October 2020 and is actively looking for another investment in the area.
Zeke GoodmanSevier County, TN
Zeke is from Knoxville, TN, and is married with two beautiful children. He grew up vacationing with his family in the Smoky Mountains and has since fallen in love with the area. He started real estate investing in 2021, he now has 2 short-term rentals in the Smoky Mountains and plans on purchasing more in the near future. He is also house hacking his first home and planned to turn it into his first long-term rental to further diversify his portfolio. When he is not busy being a realtor, you will most likely find Zeke in the gym or traveling with his family. He truly loves helping others find investment properties and helping them on their path to financial freedom.
Maria KellySevier County, TN
Maria and her husband have been a resident of Sevier County for more than 10 years now. Over that time, she worked closely in the community and became very familiar with the area. Maria has a passion for real estate and she looks forward to helping you with all your investment needs.
Chad Simmons Sevier County, TN
Chad grew up in Upstate New York and originally built and ran a Digital Marketing and Brand Management service for Real Estate Professionals. After leaving New York and moving to the Greater Knoxville area, he decided to become licensed and start working as an Agent himself. Serving the Sevier County, TN and Swain County, NC markets Chad is passionate about helping seasoned and new investors alike find massive success operating and growing their Short-Term Rentals.
Kaitlin GlennSevier, TN
Kaitlin GlennKaitlin was born and raised in Sevier County, TN. She has knowledge, love, and respect for the Smokies. She began her real estate career working for a local real estate attorney for 3 years when she quickly decided that her talents would be better used as an agent. Kaitlin has a short-term rental property in Pigeon Forge, TN is currently working on a BRRRR investment property in Knoxville she is also rehabbing a commercial property for a new business to come in Pigeon Forge! She loves being able to help investors discover the beauty and the cash flow that the Smokies has to offer.
Davey Templeton Sevier County, TN
Davey was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. After 5 years of service, Davey and his family moved back home to East Tennessee in 2017. He currently owns and operates a short-term rental here in the Smokies and plans to purchase more in the near future. As a Realtor, Davey is eager and specializes in assisting other investors in finding excellent cash-flowing properties. His favorite is spending time with his wife and 2 young boys. He also enjoys working out, hunting, and fishing.
Carly Couch Sevier County, TN
Carly is a mother to 2 wonderful children. She was born and raised in the Smokies and has been in Vacation real estate for 10 years. Carly is very excited to help you find your investment in the Smokies.
Emily Floyd Sevier County, TN
Emily has been a top producer here in smokies since 2020. Before finding her love for real estate she participated in years of sales in the community. Emily is a Vol native, she lives in the smoky mountains with her husband and 3 children. Emily is enthusiastic about helping people make sound decisions that endure, whether they’re first-time investors or hedge fund investors in commercial or residential real estate. She provides luxury services at every price point.
Emily not only lives in the Smoky Mountain area but invests in the area as well, this real estate and property investment experience has given her an intuitive sense of the market’s trajectory. She has in-depth knowledge of short-term and long-term real estate along with residential real estate (including luxury single-family homes, condominiums, vacation and short-term rentals, and property management.
As a listing agent, Emily uses her network, along with her marketing and negotiation expertise, to achieve top value for her clients’ homes.
As a buyer’s agent, her local knowledge is pivotal in the process of obtaining the property that is the right fit for her clients. Going above and beyond, she has an extensive network of professionals to help her clients encounter the smoothest transaction possible.