Rachel grew up and lived nearly 18 years in an old house that was a late-1800’s boarding house in Pleasant View, Tennessee. The wavy-glass windowpanes, the secrets of the faded, peeling wallpaper in the attic and the worn, sturdy, wooden floors provided the impetus for her deep love of history and the stories intertwined in every old home.
Her favorite style of homes was early 1900’s farmhouse until her first home was a mid-century ranch in the Holston Hills neighborhood and now she’s torn between the two. Ultimately, drawn to unique and well-built houses, she loves getting to work with clients in Knoxville’s first neighborhoods.
Having lived in several of Knoxville’s older neighborhoods off and on since 2003, the downtown communities in Knoxville are dear to her heart. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 with degrees in English and Philosophy and currently she lives in East Knoxville with her two wild and frolicking kids, one dog, a gecko and a beloved hamster.
Rachel loves exploring secret places in Knoxville, mountain biking, quarry swimming, hiking and anything outdoors, and is active in community involvement having served on several boards of local organizations and is passionate about small town economic growth and tackling the issues around affordable housing.
Rachel loves meeting new clients. It is a privilege for her to be able to serve her clients moving to new phases of their lives, finding the right home and place or selling the asset they have invested to create. Buying and selling houses is more than a simple transaction of money and assets to Rachel, it is an intertwining of investment, relationships, intuition, and facilitating negotiation so her clients are more than satisfied.