Kelly Arsenault

Affiliate Broker
Phone: 865.280.3335

Kelly was born and raised in the Bearden and Fountain City communities of Knoxville, and graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee in 2001. She moved to New York City in 2003 and has since also lived in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Austin. It was during her time in New York that she was first exposed to the real estate world when she worked as a bookkeeper for a firm in Manhattan. She learned a great deal about the industry from the financial side, but ultimately she wanted to be out in the field working with clients. It was also there that she discovered a love for historical neighborhoods and their preservation.

Kelly is a fan of all things vintage: from dance and music to fashion and culture. She grew up with a love for dance and was a member of the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, UT Dance Company, and Circle Modern Dance. Over the past few years she has traveled all over the world teaching swing dance and is now a co-owner of K-Town Swing, teaching dance in Knoxville as well as hosting vintage-themed events.

Kelly also has an affection for historical homes and the beautiful details they possess. She lives in the Happy Holler district of Old North Knoxville where she continues to work on her 1890’s Queen Anne. She is happy to be a part of First Neighborhoods Realty, and she loves to share her passion and knowledge of Knoxville’s historic communities with her clients.

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"Kelly was great help to us as first time homebuyers. She was extremely knowledgeable, always available, and willing to help us save money and make the smart decision every time. We would recommend her to any of our friends and family."

Conner, -Oakwood/Lincoln Park

"The market was at a crazy and difficult time for buyers, but Kelly was patient and thorough. She always kept a positive attitude, even in our lengthy search. She responded timely to every need, until I found the right house at the right time!"

Billy, -South Haven

"It was a long road. I was super picky, and Kelly was awesome...The only reason I got the house I did is because of Kelly. Very happy with her."

Allison, -North Hills

"As first-time home-buyers, Kelly was exactly what my wife and I were looking for in a realtor. She immediately responded to every question and concern we had and she helped us feel informed at each obstacle or decision we encountered...Kelly’s effective organization and communication paid off in helping us find our perfect home in the midst of a hectic market."

Ryan, -Edgewood

"Outstanding experience both selling and buying. Kelly knew our neighborhood (Oakwood-Lincoln Park). We had a contract above asking price (and far better than we expected) within 1 week. I've bought/sold 6 homes over the past 30 years. All went well with those and still, this was by far the best experience I've ever had with a realtor."

Melanie, -Oakwood/Lincoln Park & Downtown

"We couldn't have chosen a better agent! Kelly was pleasant, responsive, and patient throughout our home buying process."

Ripley, -North Hills

"...we could not have asked for anything more in our agent, Kelly, and First Neighborhoods Realty. She was thorough, diligent, patient, gritty and ultimately helped us find and buy an amazing home..."

Jenna, -Oakwood/Lincoln Park

"Amazing! We would recommend Kelly to anyone! She made this process so easy, and she always made us feel like she was constantly working behind the scenes for us! She checked everything thoroughly and ensured we were making the best decisions. We are so thankful for the personable and professional character that Kelly has!"

Leslie, -Edgewood

"After an unexpected hiccup, Kelly went far beyond the call of duty and helped us to secure insurance on very short notice so that we were able to still close on time. We are immensely appreciative of her effort."

Kelly, -Downtown

First Neighborhoods Realty, LLC a boutique firm specializing in the historic neighborhoods in and around downtown Knoxville.

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