Read some of the blogs from Brian Kelly
St Elmo is gaining national neighborhood notoriety. “Naturally”, say the residents. St. Elmo has been gaining popularity for years. Locals enjoy the community, people and it’s proximity to downtown Chattanooga. Chattanooga granted the area a local historic district in 1992. Today I listed 5005 Tennessee Avenue in St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN 37409. The home was…Read More
What would you tell your younger self? This is a frequently asked question of Entre Leadership podcasts from Dave Ramsey. It is a super question. I sometimes think if I could go back in time and have coffee with young Brian. What would I tell him? Here are a few topics: 1. Turn to God…Read More
Realtors beware of over engineering the real estate business. Real estate is all about people. People buy things from others with emotion and feelings of trust. Don’t get me wrong here. We need good process flow and checks and balances. What I am talking about is making the business too transactional and less relationship focused.…Read More
Serving real estate customers is a noble calling. A calling to bring honest and trustworthy dealings to others. People with relationships built with trust. Trust that is earned over time with expectations met or exceeded. I had a difficult time believing that any business was noble. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s the culture…Read More
Over 50 percent of Chattanooga homes sold by top 10 percent of Realtors. That is a very compelling fact that there are 145 hustling agents selling half of the sales. Perhaps a bigger story is 963 agents sell the other half, while twenty five percent did not sell anything in the last year. So what…Read More
Where did you grow up? I like to ask this question as a buyer’s agent. It gives me a perspective and context so I can serve more effectively. The questions you ask will allow you to gain understanding of a buyer and their needs but also help them make a decision as well. This is…Read More
Water impacted 3 of the 4 homes we owned. Learn from my experiences so that you can save time and money with your home. Our first home was in Franklin, TN. Franklin is just south of Nashville. It is a great place. We lived there in the late 80s. We bought a brick rancher and…Read More
Chattanooga Choo Choo took Aunt Bell to New York City. Had lunch with my Mom today downtown Chattanooga at Bluewater. We had a wonderful time talking. She remembered her visits into the city of Chattanooga as a young girl. She grew up in Sequatchie valley in a more country setting. She recalled her visits to…Read More
What is a Broker’s Price Opinion? Simply stated it is the opinion of a licensed real estate agent of the most likely sales price (value) of real property. The National Association of Realtors states a Broker’s Price Opinion (BPO) should contain 7 things in writing. They are as follows: 1. The identity of a subject…Read More
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What people say are saying about Brian Kelly eXpRealty
Brian is an invaluable resource for anyone in the Chattanooga area looking to purchase property. He is professional, kind, responds to texts and calls the same day--often within minutes--and is careful to give his clients the information they need to make their decision without being pushy. He has helped us purchase our own home as well as several investment properties. I wish realtors everywhere worked like he does.
Single Family Buyer
Brian was the best!! He is very knowledgeable, and understands what you are looking for. He will go the extra mile to help no matter the time of day!!! Would highly recommend calling him before anyone else.
Single Family Home Buyer
Brian was very helpful to us in finding a new home. We appreciated that he was attentive to lots of small details which helped the process go smoothly. We had specific zoning requirements that needed to be met and he carefully researched every property. Brian was very attentive to our needs and responsive when we called with questions. Brian wasn't pushy, in trying to get us to look at properties, but searched for properties in the specific areas we were interested in.
Single Family Home