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Realtor Spotlight – Deborah Sims-Gregory

Posted by Molly Gilbert on June 23, 2017
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Wood Realtor Deborah Sims-Gregory

SELLING A FAMILY HOME

I have wanted to be a REALTOR since my early twenties and the opportunity finally presented itself 25+ years later.
I called Michael Wood because I wanted to sell my mother’s home which is directly across the street from Baker’s Creek. So, I ended up showing Michael everything about the house – the good, the bad, the ugly. He said, “You know Deb, you should be doing this for a living,” and that was all the encouragement I needed.
At the time, I was a marketing consultant for several locally owned businesses in Knoxville and Sevier County. It’s been such an easy and exciting transition. As a Knoxville native and living in the community for more than 25 years, being a REALTOR was natural fit.
My mother was selling a large 100-year-old house with a pool on 2.5 acres. For me, it felt like the selling process was almost hand-choosing the perfect buyer for the family home. It ended up that my brother’s best friend bought the house. They are South Knoxville people wanting to stay in South Knoxville. Their family filled up the emptiness of the house and they are enjoying the pool and the revitalization of Baker Creek Bottoms. And, they absolutely love being able to walk to SoKno Taco!

FINDING THE RIGHT BUYER

Finding the right buyer, who happened to be a long time family friend, made the transition seamless and helped my mother feel like she was making a good choice. She ended up moving to a condo that has less maintenance and she transitioned into a beautiful community making great friends and neighbors, so she felt less isolated.

REALTORS HELP DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

I love to share my stories and experiences. I love to help others and relationships are important to me. This is a great career because I really feel like I am helping. As a REALTOR, I’m intricately involved in one of the happiest, and most stressful times, of someone’s life.

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