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Honest Politician and A Christian Realtor Go Into A Bar

By Brian Kelly | October 14, 2013

Honest politician and a Christian Realtor go into a bar. Sounds like the makings of a fun joke. What is the punchline? For me? everything. I have worked to reconcile faith and work over 2 decades. Being a Christian and a business man has been more challenging for me than it needed to be. What…

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Discovering Your Chattanooga Home, Work, School, Commute and Community Balance

By Brian Kelly | October 12, 2013

Discovering your Chattanooga home, work, school, commute and community balance. Juggling life in 2013 is a challenge. We live in a busy and loud culture. We long for a quiet and peaceful refuge for home. Home represents security, nurture and relationship. At breakfast this morning the conversation turned to finding the “right’ area to live.…

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Some Straight Talk About Termite Letters and Pest Inspection

By Brian Kelly | October 11, 2013

Some straight talk about termite letters and pest inspection. Inspections are part of a home purchase. Chattanooga home inspections usually include a “Termite Letter” or WDR (Wood Destroying Insect Report) for the benefit of the purchaser and their lender. Chattanooga pest inspections can cost $45-$175. A pest control professional bought me a beer this afternoon…

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St Elmo Is Gaining National Neighborhood Notoriety

By Brian Kelly | October 10, 2013

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…

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Are you buying real estate? Look at the whole enchilada

By Brian Kelly | October 9, 2013

Are you buying real estate? Look at the whole enchilada. Helping a part time investor this evening look at a house. The area is on an upswing. Houses around are selling faster. He is excited. As an agent who has seen a few things, he asks what should I be concerned with? Look at it…

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

By Brian Kelly | October 8, 2013

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…

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Realtors Beware Of Over Engineering Real Estate Business

By Brian Kelly | October 7, 2013

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.…

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Serving Real Estate Customers Is A Noble Calling

By Brian Kelly | October 6, 2013

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…

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Over 50 Percent Of Chattanooga Homes Sold By Top 10 Percent Of Realtors

By Brian Kelly | October 5, 2013

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…

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Where Did You Grow Up?

By Brian Kelly | October 4, 2013

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…

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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.

Lisa DeWaard
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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.

Rick&Tina Riehle
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.

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