The Realty-Smokies Team - your resource for Smoky Mountain Real Estate
including cabins, homes, & condos in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville!

Welcome to our website! We hope you'll find all of the information you need to begin the road to home ownership, or to sell your property in the Smokies. If there's any further information you need, or if you're ready to buy or sell, please don't hesitate to contact us ... helping you achieve your goals is our specialty!

Jon, Beth, & Paul - The Realty-Smokies Team

Smokies Real Estate: 2017

The first half of 2017 showed a continuation of 2016's strong regional market, with even more price pressure due to reduced inventory:

  • 960 residential properties sold in Sevier County - up 12% from 2016.
  • The total residential volume was $$224,024,523 - up 28%.
  • The average price/square foot for sold properties was $120.54, which suggests an appreciation rate of 8.3%!

The 6-month moving average price, which offers an excellent overview of market direction, is up 14.3% from this time last year:

We have received numerous questions about how last year's wildfires are affecting the area economy. Though some impact to tourism has occurred due to concerns about conditions around Gatlinburg, it has been modest and there are plenty of signs that visitation levels are quickly returning to normal. This is due to the strength of our market compared to the extent of loss:

  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited park in the USA. It contains over half a million acres, and only approximately 3% of that area was affected by the fires.
  • The final tally was that approximately 2460 structures were either damaged or destroyed. While that is a great loss, it represents less than 7% of available rental units.

We expect our market's greatest challenge will continue to be low inventory levels, as the continued strength of our area tourist economy and availability of affordable mortgage loans are keeping demand strong. These factors suggest an especially opportune time for current owners interested in selling their property.

Please contact us today for more information, and to discuss how
we can help you achieve your real estate goals.

Wildfire Assistance Resources

We have been inspired by the number of our current and former clients who have contacted us asking how they can help the people of our area recover from the wildfires. There are several organizations coordinating relief efforts; two of our favorites are:

Of course, the best way to help our recovery is to do what you've been doing all along: Come Visit the Smokies! Make a weekend trip or a mid-week getaway. Spend a day at Dollywood. Browse the shops in our downtown area. Have a delicious dinner in one of our many excellent restaurants. Enjoy one of our world-class theater shows. Finish your day soaking in the hot tub at your cabin. And if you decide you should have your own place in the Smokies, please give us a call ... we'd love to hear from you!

Visit our Buying Page for more information, our Search Page to start browsing all available listings, the Features Page for select properties, or call us today for personalized assistance to find your home in the Great Smoky Mountains.