I am a lifelong resident of Bristol, TN. After a 20 year career in the automotive industry which included co-owning Thomas Brothers Auto in Johnson City and an association with Chip Thomas Consulting (a local company which offers sales and motivational training to automotive and non-automotive companies nationally). I began a real estate career in 2004. I obtained Rookie of the Year and numerous salesperson of the month awards with Heritage Homes and in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 was awarded Top Salesperson of the Year. I have also been presented with the Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® Sales Achievement Award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2009 I was presented with the BTVAR Lifetime Sales Achievement Award, and was Top Sales Agent in Bristol for 2008, 2009 and 2011 per Mls statistics. In 2006 I obtained two nationally recognized designations to enable me to serve my clients more efficiently and effectively - The ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative (only 11% of REALTORS® nationally hold this designation) and also GRI-Graduate of REALTORS® Institute (only 8% of REALTORS® nationally hold this designation. In 2008 I obtained the nationally recognized e-PRO designation. In 2010 I obtained my Brokers License and on December 30, 2011 I joined the Real Estate Company at Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. where I will continue to provide buyers and sellers in both Tennessee and Virginia a level of service that is second to none in meeting their Real Estate needs. On January 27, 2012 I was awarded The (BTVAR) Bristol Tennessee Virginia Association of REALTORS "2011 REALTOR of The Year Award".