Managing Your Log Cabin With VRBO From Afar


Many people cringe when I tell them that the normal split when working with a property management company is 60/40.  That is 60% of the unit's gross income to you and 40% to the company that you are using.  Then, throw in all the additional cost, fees, etc that you may be charged and you are actually closer to 50/50.  Don't get me wrong, this is a business and they are providing a service.  You do not have to lift a finger.  Some people are … [Read more...]

Buying A Log Cabin In The Smokies Sight Unseen

Buying A Log Cabin Sight Unseen

People actually do that!? Yes.  Actually,  quite a few people do that.   Many times the prospective buyers are from out of state and do not want to risk losing out on a great deal. In today's market, the best deals on investment cabins are scooped up in just a matter of days, sometimes hours.  While this may seem very risky, if handled properly, it is really no different than any other real estate transaction.  This is where is becomes … [Read more...]

Gatlinburg, TN Is The #2 City To Own A Log Cabin/Vacation Home.

Investment Log Cabin in Gatlinburg

According to TheMoveChannel, MarketWatch, and RollingOut, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the top cities to own a vacation home in.  The most recent article was published online in late December, 2013 by TheMoveChannel.  The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas are great for those people who really love the outdoors.  Gatlinburg is located at the mouth of the Great Smoky Mountains National park, the #1 most visited National Park in the country … [Read more...]

Lot#21 Mary Ruth Way | Land For Sale in East Tennessee

Lot#21 Mary Ruth Way Sevierville, TN5

5.03 Acres | Lot#21 Mary Ruth Way Sevierville, TN When you hear about land for sale in East Tennessee, this is what they are talking about.  Absolutely gorgeous 5 acre lot with beautiful views of the Smokies.  Land lays very well.  Denison Meadows S/D is a sure prized place to build your mountain home.  Located just 15-20 minutes from the new hospital, Dollywood, and much more. This quiet neighborhood has minimum restrictions to protect the … [Read more...]

Home For Sale in Sevierville, TN – Mountain Views! Lake Views!

1416 E Park Lane | Home For Sale in Sevierville

1416 E Park Lane Sevierville, TN Just listed! This is a great starter home for sale in Sevierville, TN in the Douglas Lake area.  This home has 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, and a bonus room that could be used as an office. This cedar sided home has an open floor plan and is great for the family that is just starting out.  Enjoy the gorgeous views from the dining room, family room, and wrap around deck.  This home has a fenced in yard and backs … [Read more...]

The “Real Estate Community” On Google Plus

Real Estate Community on Google Plus

If you are not familiar with Google Plus, now is the time.  I can already hear you saying, "Not another social media site.  I can't manage the ones I am on now!"  I understand.  That is why I have all but abandoned the others to devote my time on Google Plus.  Maybe abandoned is a bit strong.  Re-evaluated my priorities and expectations of them is more accurate. One of the newer features of the Google Plus platform is the introduction of … [Read more...]

How Will Google Glass Change Real Estate

Google Glass For Realtors

If you have any exposure to the Google Plus social network then chances are good that you have heard of Google Glass.  Even if you don't partake in the best social media platform to date, a.k.a Google Plus, most people that are interested in technology are aware of this futuristic device.  Google Glass may quite honestly be the best of both every world.  Your smart phone, your social media, your network, your everything. Currently Google … [Read more...]

Who Does Your REALTOR Represent And Why You Need To Know

Real Estate Confirmation of Agency

We all want to feel safe and know that someone has our best interests at heart.  To know that someone is going to ensure that we are protected from  others and even from ourselves.  These same feelings hold true in the business world as well, especially Real Estate where we can be blinded by emotion. Whether you are buying or selling your home, land, or investment cabin you need to understand exactly what role your REALTOR is playing.  I … [Read more...]

Synchronous Fireflies Event In The Smoky Mountains

Synchronous Fireflies in the Smoky Mountains

If you are planning a trip to the Smoky Mountain areas of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville in the month of May or June, you won't want to miss this.  Every year we have the Synchronous Fireflies that perform a great light show in the Smoky Mountains National Park.  This particular specie is one of about 19 different species of firefly that can be found in the park.  They are the only species in America that can synchronize their … [Read more...]

Thinking About Moving To Tennessee? Why East Tennessee Is Your Answer.

Moving to East Tennessee

There are a number of reasons why people up and move their families.  While the typical reason is work related, there are some people, like myself,  that did it just to provide a different lifestyle for their family.  There was nothing bad  wrong with where we moved from, I just wanted something different.  We found it in East Tennessee.  Don't get me wrong, you will never be able to completely run away from all the bad things that happen … [Read more...]