The Bailey Group joins REA

Sandra ClarkOn the Grow, Powell

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The Bailey Group, based in Powell, has joined Realty Executives Associates as a powered brand.

Justin Bailey, CEO of Realty Executives Associates, said he’s thrilled to have his parents affiliate with REA. “I am honored to have them join Realty Executives. My mom and dad taught me everything I know about real estate, business and community. Their hearts for servant leadership and client care are unmatched.”

The Baileys grew up in Powell, graduated from Powell High School and have long been active in the business community there. They have a rich history in real estate and business entrepreneurship. Laura is in the current class of Leadership Knoxville. Larry and Laura owned and operated Knoxville Realty for some 20 years, before joining REA as agents in 2010. Later, in 2016, Justin decided to take his shot at creating and running his own firm. Justin opened Bailey & Co. Real Estate that year. After rapid growth and expansion to West Knoxville, Justin was recruited to lead Realty Executives, the largest real estate firm in East Tennessee.

Laura Bailey said she and Larry are glad to join Justin at REA. She said the advantages of the Powered Brand model are endless. “You get the opportunity to combine your unique, local brand in the community with the power of a nationally leveraged company. It’s the perfect combination of local and national.”

“We want people to know we’re still in the same office with the same phone number doing business the same way. The only difference is we now have the back-office support of a large firm,” said Larry.

Other members of The Bailey Group at Realty Executives are:

  • Rob Logan, a licensed agent who also serves as transaction coordinator and a Young Life leader at Powell high for the last five years.
  • Jennifer Mayes, Powell grad who handles marketing and listing coordination and has been with the Baileys for 18 years.
  • Jimmie Lynn Kelly, Powell grad who serves as front office manager.
  • Jesse Tillman Pepper, Powell grad and bookkeeper.

The Bailey Group is a strong team with a deep history in Knoxville real estate. If you are in need of any real estate services they can be reached at 865-947-9000 or laura@knoxvillerealty.com.

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