• ABOUT •
At Trotta Montgomery Real Estate, we aim to provide exceptional service to our market as we help clients buy, sell, offer for lease, and lease residential and commercial real estate. Our agents are carefully mentored in an independently and locally owned environment to be shining examples in our industry. Through our company, we are committed to making our neighborhoods and our city better places to live, work, and play.
Jennifer Montgomery Principal Broker/Owner
As a local real estate agent and broker for almost 20 years, Jennifer offers a specialized perspective to downtown and around town residential and commercial customers. She brings buyers and sellers and landlord and tenants together through her knowledge and understanding of architectural style, history, real estate economics, and community within downtown and around town neighborhoods and retail districts of Knoxville.
Raised in a family of real estate agents, brokers and developers, real estate was a natural career choice for Suzy and she has been helping people buy and sell homes in the greater Knoxville area for the past 11 years. The founder of the popular local Knoxville real estate blog, All Around KTown, Suzy also appears monthly on WBIR news at 5, where she weighs in on the state of the local real estate market. Suzy has also been voted Best Real Estate Agent in Knoxville several times in (the now defunct, may it rest in peace),
Anna Compton, Affiliate Broker
Anna Compton is graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she earned an MS in Geography and a BS in Logistics and Transportation. During her time at UTK, she was an exchange student in the Netherlands and loves traveling all over the world and the USA.
Her real estate strength lies in her neighborhood knowledge and passion. She is the current Co-Chair of the Cumberland Estates Neighborhood Organization, was appointed to the Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory Council, and completed the City of Knoxville’s “Building Strong Neighborhood Organizations” leadership training program.
When Anna isn’t putting her expertise to work for buyers and sellers, she enjoy cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, indie music and movies, photography, and walking her beloved basset hound, Sonny.
Laurel Strozier, Affiliate Broker
Laurel was born and raised in Knoxville. She has lived in many of its unique neighborhoods and enjoyed its green spaces, making her an excellent choice for helping you plant your roots in the area or to attract buyers for your home. After graduating from Maryville College with a B.A. in International Studies, she worked as an English Professor at the National Agricultural University in Honduras for two years. Since returning to Knoxville, she has worked as a Spanish medical interpreter in early childhood development, obstetrics, and dentistry. After buying her first house, Laurel developed a passion for real estate and now owns several rental properties. Her goal is to help Knoxvillians achieve their homeownership dreams, especially Spanish speakers.
Laurel enjoys reading, playing tennis, cuddling with her two cats, and has a seriously impressive house plant collection.
Chris Garvey, Affiliate Broker
With a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA as well as a teaching credential and certificates in cabinetry and furniture construction, Chris has worked as a university administrator, elementary school teacher, a cabinet maker, and a stay at home dad before becoming a Realtor. Working on his own home and rental property has given him a greater appreciation of those details that can make a house a home, give it character, and make it unique. He believes that while houses are bought and sold, homes are created through vision and hard work. Chris is dedicated to helping his clients meet their real estate needs, whatever they may be.
When not working for you he can be found remodeling his own properties, coaching his sons in soccer, and enjoying life here in East Tennessee.
Laura Holland, Affiliate Broker
You may be asking, why is a middle school librarian from Elizabethton, Tennessee so passionate about Knoxville Real Estate? The answer is simple but comes in a few different parts First, while Laura will always call Elizabethton her home, Knoxville is where she feels at home. She has been a native for going on nine years, and Good Ole’ Rocky Top is where she plans to stay. Secondly, she LOVES houses: old (especially) but new, too. Growing up, she always had a question about some house on some street and expected some answer! She is a librarian and loves teaching research and technology to students; however, her passion for houses has never gone away. In 2015, she embarked on her first renovation project (that took a while longer than she would ever admit on record). This fixer upper experience it made her love houses and made her appreciate Knoxville even more. So after she finished her Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she immediately began taking the steps to become a real estate agent. The rest...well it’s history!
Rachel Ray Honeycutt, Affiliate Broker
Rachel Ray Honeycutt grew up in a 130 year old boarding house that her parents intended on renovating, but never completed. From the 18 years of living in those old bones, she grew to love houses with history and unique qualities. She is addicted to search engines and finding a deal;: whether it be searching for that rare Mid-Century sofa on Craigslist, or finding that absolutely perfect home for her buyer, Rachel searches with fervor and dedication--she loves finding that property that folks think does not exist.
Rachel is a UT graduate in both Philosophy and English, and loves literature, creative writing, poetry, and music. Rachel has two sweet children, Ruby and Sam and is married to a local jazz musician, Buddy Honeycutt. She loves the outdoors and worked for a Wilderness Therapy program called Second Nature Blue Ridge in the Georgia mountains after graduating from UT, where she helped at-risk teens navigate through their therapy using the tools of the wilderness, GPS, and primitive bowdrilling for fire. She loves exploring, cycling, great food, cooking, creeks and rivers, and travel (and Barbeque potato chips). She is interested in real estate investing and how investment tools and new website start-ups like airbnb can be tools for financial freedom for the younger generations and for folks seeking financial independence.
Rachel loves getting to know her clients; she loves getting to work with people and develop meaningful relationships--helping them to buy an item of value and sell things that truly have worth, enabling them to achieve their dreams--she knows that investing in a home can be a great path for future financial success in life.
Rachel loves fixer-uppers and has experience closing property with renovation loans, both professionally and personally on her own home. She loves helping clients determine what the best option for their personal situation in regard to buying a home or fixer-upper.
She is an avid blogger and loves to write. You can visit her blog at www.rachelhomeexpert.com Rachel is always accepting new clients, to buy or sell and loves helping folks navigate the home sales process.
Ryan Atkins, Affiliate Broker
A graduate of UT and long-time Knoxville resident, Ryan Atkins loves Tennessee. You can find him floating the river in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. As an artist, he shares his paintings throughout the Knoxville community and you can see some of his works hanging in Tupelo Honey from time-to-time, or at one of his pop-up shows that happen quarterly around the city.
In his past life, Ryan’s hunger for travel and adventure landed him in Ukraine teaching English and skydiving; got him lost on the streets of Paris; took him swimming with Sea Turtles in Barbados; tasted him the best beer in Belgium; drove him excessively fast on the German Autobahn; and floated him through the canals of Amsterdam.
When he wasn’t traveling and going to school, he was flipping houses with his family, or working at apartment complexes, which is where his curiosity and love for real estate began. Then life led him down a different road and he began a career in advertising where he learned many business and marketing skills that helped him be a top performer in his field.
Now older and more settled, he and his fiancé, Ali, call Holston Hills home, where they recently bought a house. After switching careers from Advertising to Real Estate, his hope is to bring others into the vibrant communities of Knoxville so they can experience the closeness and lifestyle of the city while also experiencing the outdoor life that the oddly-rural features of the city accommodate.
John Dudley, Affiliate Broker, ABR, SRS
John has lived in the Knoxville area for nearly 15 years. After graduating from Carson-Newman University with a BS in Education, John began teaching at a private school for at-risk teens. He has lived in North Knoxville for almost 10 years with his wife and two children. John enjoys woodworking, gardening, studying WWI history, playing soccer, and cheering for Liverpool FC on the weekends. John and his wife purchased their first home in 2010, which is what inspired his journey into real estate. He is committed to giving you the most accurate information to make the best decision for you and those you love.
Margaret Lon-Britton, Affiiliate Broker
Margaret was born in Poland and has travelled to Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, United Kingdom Belize, St. Maarten, and Anguilla but now chooses to call Knoxville home.
Coming from a corporate background with an MBA, Margaret brings her business experience working with companies like Google to her real estate transactions. She combines this business know-how with a love of historic homes, beautiful architecture, and working with people to provide excellent customer service and professional passion for all of her clients.
When she isn’t helping customers buy or sell homes, Margaret loves to thrift shop, make her own natural skin care products, and spend time with her husband and young son.
Brittany Nolan, Affiliate Broker
Brittany was born in Knoxville and has a passion for all things K-Town (Go Vols!). Raised in West Hills, she has a natural love for mid-century modern homes and has grown to love, and live in, historic homes.
With a background in retail management and a former career managing a Fortune 500 company, Brittany is extremely customer and client focused, working to put her buyers’ and seller’s needs first.
Brittany loves animals, cooking, gardening, crafts, and being out on Knoxville’s beautiful lakes. When her lab, Ella, got sick, she became very involved in the Knoxville Canine Cancer Walk.
She currently lives downtown with her husband and Ella.
Jim Bristow, Affiliate Broker
After spending a decade delivering and managing IT and Healthcare services in corporate America, Jim felt the urge to take his talents local and act on a long time desire to pursue a career in Real Estate. As a client facing professional, Jim’s philosophy to customer service excellence blends subject matter knowledge with deliberate communication, hard work and precise execution. For up to date Knoxville market Real Estate information, check out Jim’s video summaries at http://thedataagent.com/market-updates/
Originally from coastal Virginia, Jim holds a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master’s in Business Administration. After moving around the Southeast completing their respective educations and pursuing career opportunities, Jim and his wife settled in Knoxville where she is tenured faculty at the University of Tennessee. They live in Sequoyah Hills with their two high maintenance, but well loved rescue dogs. Outside of his passion for Real Estate, History and things of old, Jim likes to sail and ponder the next DIY project for his home
Tracie Hellwinckel, Affiliate Broker
Tracie moved to Knoxville in 1996 for the outdoor life and quickly made Knoxville her home. She graduated UT with her Masters in Education in 1999 then ran off to PeaceCorps. Because she has lived all over Knoxville, Tracie knows her way around town, and she loves exploring Knoxville's various neighborhoods while sharing her expertise. She moved to the Parkridge neighborhood in 2004, where she currently resides with her son, dog, and four chickens.
Tracie's main focus is customer service. She finds that her greatest talent is connecting people with their goals, then assisting them in attaining those goals.
When she isn't immersed in real estate, Tracie enjoys yoga, walking in the woods, camping, traveling, gardening, and cooking.
Nicole Robinette, Affiliate Broker
The oldest of seven children, Nicole was born and raised in Bristol, TN. She has lived all over Tennessee in everything from a 1910 Bungalow to a 1925 Mediterranean, so she knows a lot about real estate and home styles. After earning a B.A. in Music in New York and an M.A. in film and video from the University of Memphis, Before following her dreams to sell real estate, Nicole worked in television broadcasting, non-profit and higher education, and customer service. She loves helping seller and buyers and also enjoys selling vacant land as well as houses.
When she’s not hard at work in the real estate trenches, Nicole is at home in North Knoxville with her spouse, 1 dog, 1 cat, and 2 fish. She also plays keyboard and sings in both “Mojo Tweed” (a blues band) and is a keyboardist, singer and writer in the musical duo “News at Eleven.”
Scott Lee, Affiliate Broker
Scott originally moved to East Tennessee to continue his career in television. Here he found himself working on a new cable television program where “two sets of neighbors redecorated one room in each other's home.” The program would become a cultural icon and Scott’s career would take him to the leader in lifestyle television, Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, DIY, Travel Channel, FOOD Network).
After fifteen years producing and editing programs about people buying, selling, renovating and flipping properties Scott decided it was time to be a part of the fun. Now, with a handful of investment properties, numerous real estate deals conducted and a penchant for finding a good deal, Scott is lending this enthusiasm to his clients.
Scott’s motto to “deliver more than expected” drives everything he does. When not searching tirelessly for the next great real estate deal, Scott enjoys playing golf, soccer and riding his vintage motorcycle. But mostly he can be found spending time with his wife, three kids and Jack Russell Terrier, Molly, in the woods, at the zoo or on their boat.