Paula Patterson, Realtor Extraordinaire

Let’s open the door to the best of your life

I’m experienced in both business and life, having lived and learned well the lessons of what’s important in life. I spend as much time as possible with my “grand” little ones. My friends and family—and my flower and vegetable gardens—are showered with my love and attention. Tennis, hiking and fitness are passions, as are East Tennessee’s gorgeous Smoky Mountains and our national park’s amazing trails that show you so much of God’s blessings through nature.

Where I’m from, people come first. Getting to meet and help folks is a lifelong love of mine. A client is more than a customer to me; it’s a friendship and a relationship of discovery. Looking for and finding that home where you’ll spend the rest—and the best—of your life can be a mountaintop experience, if you choose the right partner. I’ve lived in East Tennessee all my life and have decades of real estate experience in this area. I’d like to be your friend, your partner, to help you with the best-part-of-your-life home!

About Paula

My focus is to provide you with dedicated, professional service. My affinity for helping seniors like you has compelled me to invest my time in preparation to earn your trust—by accomplishing the best education and training, and by achieving the marketplace’s most significant designations, certifications and licensing.

Meet me, and you’ll quickly discover my unique drawing card: a warm, empathetic nature, with you and your needs the focal point of my attention, serving you with a standard of excellence to earn your trust and to help you realize your dreams.

Through my in-depth expertise of the Knoxville and East Tennessee real estate market, my clients benefit from my ability to simplify transactions. I am here to smooth out the process and alleviate anxiety that often accompanies buying or selling real property. For me, helping you realize your dreams is a joy-filled mission, and I consider a client my friend for life. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I pledge you my unyielding commitment to distinguished, exceptional service.

Real Estate Affiliate Broker

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

ePro certification

Graduate Realtor Institute

Certified Residential Specialist

RCS-D Designation


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I knew Paula as a peer in the interior design field and was impressed with her professionalism and talent. When I chose her as my realtor, I was doubly impressed. I believe her backgrounds in business and interior design are a powerful combination for real estate. She was able to identify and understand the criteria important to me in finding a home, weeded out all the listings that weren’t a match, then incorporated her business acumen and smart negotiating to finalize the purchase into a deal that was optimal for me. Her integrity, knowledge of the market, patience and guidance led to a very happy home buying experience for me and I highly recommend Paula.

Tracy Patterson

We contacted Paula after finding we were interested in. Paula is very knowledgeable and professional. We had lots of questions about selling our current home and she answered our questions honestly and promptly. Paula’s background in interior design was very helpful. She gave us suggestions on simple things we could do to prepare our home for sale. In fact, when we saw the pictures she took to put on the listing website, we were so impressed with the way our house looked, we were not sure we still wanted to sell! Paula was helpful in negotiating the terms of our sales and purchase contracts as well. If you are looking for a realtor, call Paula. She’ll work hard for you.

Eugene Thomas

We were unfamiliar with the Knoxville area when Paula showed us one of her listings. She hooked us up with referrals for insurance, home inspection, finance and title company professionals, all of them were knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. One of us required hospitalization the day before our closing and we couldn't make it from out of state to bring the papers and attend in person as we planned. Paula sprang into action, expediting the paperwork transfer and working with the seller to ensure the sale stayed on track. Not only was she in touch with us continually throughout the process, she really came through for us in an emergency situation. We could not believe a deal from out of state could go so smoothly, but it did—thanks to Paula!

A.H. & S.H.


Mike Butcher


A native East Tennessean, Mike grew up in a family that was actively involved in the business of real estate. From new construction homes to fixer-uppers, the passion to make a property the best it could be was instilled from an early age.

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Barbara Shipman


Barbara has spent much of her life moving from city to city, and has loved calling Knoxville home for the past ten years. She has bought, sold and flipped houses in California, Arizona and Tennessee, and enjoys the transformation of houses becoming homes.

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Kelli Pennington


Kelli has been blessed to be a stay-at-home Mom for the past 14 years. Prior to starting her family, she began her career as a Real Estate Agent while she and her husband were in Virginia. She later ventured into the Mortgage and Title side of the business assisting buyers and sellers with their closings.

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Mike Pennington


Mike is a retired US Army First Sergeant and a decorated combat veteran. In addition to his military career, he also served as the Operations Manager for a government contracting security company.

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Do you want to sell your property? 865.556.6111