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Jamie Stafford

Affiliate Broker

License Number: License 359365

Hi, I’m Jamie Stafford and I’m from Lenoir City, TN – just west of Knoxville. I’ve been an East Tennessee native since I was 7 years old, moving with my parents from south Florida and settling in the Valley of the Smoky Mountains. I enjoy watching my small hometown evolve and expand alongside Knoxville, bringing families and small businesses to make their mark in the growth of our community. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Scotty, and in our 15 years together, we have two beautiful daughters, two rambunctious dogs, and two rescue cats. We also own and operate a small electrical company, Stafford Customs LLC. I enjoy traveling to new places and exploring historical towns. I’m a sucker for all things ship-lap, believe in hard work, and a good paint job. Prior to real estate, I worked in the telecommunications industry as a project coordinator. There, I learned project management and gained entrepreneurial skills, leading me to make a career change where I can better work with people and assist in their home needs. Real estate has always been a passion of mine, and a long-awaited dream to pursue! I enjoy the process of bringing families to meet their forever homes, or even the start of their investment property. I believe a home is one of the most important purchases one can make, as your home should always be your safe haven, and I am honored to be involved in every step of the way of your new home. With my knowledge as a small business owner, a project coordinator, and a family-driven working mother, I am confident that I can provide the best care, and diligence in all your real estate needs.

Kristie Hopwood

Affiliate Broker/REALTOR®

License Number: 361199

I am a Knoxville native, graduating from both Farragut High School and the University of Tennessee. Before becoming a licensed REALTOR®, I was an educator for 19 years teaching in both parochial and public schools in Knoxville and Oak Ridge. I was then led to Second Harvest Food Bank for 3 ½ years, where my love of children granted me the opportunity to build a new program placing food pantries in elementary schools around East Tennessee. My knowledge of the geography of our city and surrounding communities enables me to assist you in your home buying and selling endeavors. My desire to serve others leads me to be a dedicated advocate for you, and I am committed to listening to your needs and providing you with the detail and dedication you expect. Whether you are ready to buy your first home or it’s time to settle into retirement, I will be with you every step of the way! In addition to real estate, I continue to volunteer time serving those in need with Compassion Ministries, Inc. I cherish my time spent with family – my nephew and nieces are quite adorable! I also have a passion for rescuing cats and dogs and have been known to have quite a house full. I am especially fond of my deaf and visually impaired Double Merle Australian Shepherd, Ranger.

Kimberly Wright


License Number: 298547

As an East Tennessee native, I grew up in South Knoxville and I love seeing all of the revitalization of the South Knoxville area (now known as SoKno). I am happily married to my husband, Jim, and I am a stepmother to three incredible daughters. Prior to transitioning to the real estate industry in 2005, I spent 15 years in the legal field. I began my real estate career in a boutique real estate brokerage, having a passion for assisting buyers and sellers in our local real estate market. I obtained my Broker’s license in 2008 and completed the rigorous GRI training courses; with these two achievements coupled with my past service in the legal field, I can confidently support and direct buyers and sellers through the ever-changing complexities of the real estate market. I look forward to helping you find the “Wright” home for you and your family!

Marlene Thompson

License Number: License # 323310

As a transplant to Knoxville, TN of 12 years from Augusta, GA – I can proudly say I’m Home and I love it here. There are numerous adventures awaiting you in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Whether you are an introvert who enjoys quiet places to relax & unwind, or you’re an extrovert who enjoys being out and about meeting new people…you’re looking in the right place and I’m here for you. Referred to as “Your True Blue Agent – I’ll be True to YOU!” I am a Buyer Representative and work as a Listing Specialist for Sellers. One of my strong suites is Relocation Specialist, as I’ve worked for many clients that have relocated to the Knoxville area from all over. Besides the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the past 10 years as a Realtor® I grew up as an Army Brat. My father served in the United States Army and retired after serving 27 years. He served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. We relocated as a family overseas to Germany, and to several places here in the United States to include Fort Campbell, KY, then finally landed at Fort Gordon in Augusta GA. Personally with my husband of 23 years, we’ve relocated 4 times settling here in the Powell Community a suburb of Knoxville, TN. The empathy I have for those moving here from other states gives me an edge in understanding what it takes to uproot and move. We have two children – a daughter who is a Junior in High School, and a son who is in his 2nd semester in a 2 year program in College. My first experience in Real Estate was at the age of 22 when I purchased my first property. In the past 12 years we’ve owned two homes in the area, and since my first purchase at age 21 have owned 9 homes in total – so I’m not going to ask you to do anything I haven’t experienced myself. The partnerships I’ve made with inspection companies, lenders, and contractors have been very beneficial in providing Top Notch service to all my clients. Not all personalities mesh in this ever changing world we live in; however, I’m proud to say that the majority of my clients are close friends. Those that have moved away keep in touch and reach out for Real Estate advice from afar. Whether you are a first time Buyer, Seller, Empty Nester, Retiree, and/or relocating Let me be “True to You!” in your Real Estate Needs. I feel privileged and honored to be a Trusted Proactive Real Estate Advisor and am here to help you get started and to help you successfully reach your goal.

Melissa Woolum


Lauren Sauter

License Number: 358909

As an East Tennessee native, I grew up in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains in Oak Ridge TN. I attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN where I graduated in 2019 with a degree in Business Marketing. I married my high school sweetheart in October 2020 and now reside in Knoxville, TN. After working in sales for some time, I decided to take my experience into real estate. I am eager and excited to help you find your new dream home!
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