Rachel Ray Honeycutt

Affiliate Broker
(865) 888-0344

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.

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"Rachel went above and beyond to help me find my home! She was timely, professional, and knowledgeable . It was my first purchase and I could not be happier."

Aleka, - Oakwood-Lincoln Park

"I loved working with Rachel. She made my buying my first home fun and easy process. I recommend her to anyone that tells me they are looking to buy a home"

Amanda, -Fourth and Gill

"Rachel was great. She was quick with finding listings, and it got me the house I wanted!"

Troy, -Old Sevier

"She was very easy to work with and very informative."


“Rachel is fantastic. She loves the unique stories attached to all homes, and this natural
interest in a home's history comes through in the insightful commentary she provides when
walking through one. She helped us consider things we never would have. She is also a
great communicator—not only with  clients, but also with all stakeholders throughout the
process. Our bank, for example, told us how much they enjoyed working with Rachel. Even
though we encountered several roadblocks during the process, our home buying experience
seemed effortless because of her. Thank you Rachel!”

Jake, -Old Sevier

"Amazing. Rachel was very patient with me through the process. She knew want I was interested in and took that into consideration when sending over prospective houses. She was also very prompt in her responses and easy to get a hold of. I knew of Rachel from the biking community and am glad to continue to stay in touch with her even after our transaction. I will definitely refer her to my friends and family in the area."

Pamela, -South Knoxville

"Rachel was excellent. She gave us great advice on anything from how much to offer the seller, to which items we should ask them to repair. She helped make the process successful and smooth for us."

Meghan, - Oakwood-Lincoln Park

"Rachel was kind, attentive and willing to work out a sale between myself and my niece - giving my niece some fair advice in the works, too. I appreciated Rachel's willingness to work with my mom's house in probate and very much appreciated her response time to messages."

Julianne, - Oakwood-Lincoln Park

Rachel was great to work with and I’m so glad I chose her to list my house. She’s very personable, responsive, and just easy to work with. Her knowledge of and experience in both selling older homes and understanding the mindset of prospective buyers was invaluable. As a result I received multiple offers over asking price within 48 hours of listing. I highly recommend her and would happily work with her again.

John, Holston Hills

"Rachel was beyond amazing throughout this entire process. As first time home buyers, we were daunted by everything that goes into buying a home. However, Rachel made the entire process easy for us."

Jake, -West Knoxville

"Rachel was a great agent."

Linden, -Holston Hills

"Rachel was great. She was easy to talk to and work with. She stuck with us through some tough negotiations until we were able to find our dream home."

Adesola, -Colonial Village

"Rachel is wonderful, patient and worked hard for my best interests."

Julie, -Lake Forest

“Rachel helped me buy my first house in 2017. She was knowledgeable about the Knoxville
market and willing to work with my wacky schedule. I would highly recommend working
with Rachel to buy your first house or your dream home!”

Mitchell, -Edgewood

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