Why Chattanooga Is A Great Place To Call Home

Nestled in a bend of the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains and lakes, Chattanooga is so beautiful it inspired a community quest to make it the best mid-sized city in America.

Living in Chattanooga means that outdoor views and adventures are around every corner, but our city is much more than a pretty playground. Over the last four decades, we’ve been winning acclaim for our unique way of working together to produce national best practices for cleaning up air pollution, downtown revitalization, affordable housing, and much more.

This Chattanooga region in general offers a preferred scale for those who have not lived in larger metropolitan areas where daily traffic hassles quickly erode quality of life. Short commute times make traveling to work, shopping and school pleasant and convenient.

It is quite common for residents of nearby cities such as Cleveland and Athens in Tennessee and those in nearby Northwest Georgia such as Dalton, Fort Ogelthorpe and Rome to commute to Chattanooga. The drives from these so-called "bedroom communities" are scenic and uncongested.

Chattanooga is know for being the Scenic City and one of the many reasons are our natural surroundings. These surrounding make outdoor adventures part of the Chattanooga lifestyle. 

Featured Homes

If you’re looking to purchase a new home in the Chattanooga area this is where you will want to start. You will want to check out our Featured Homes, as they’re selected for their quality and amenities. As a seller, you’ll want to see your home on this page. If you have questions about any home on this site please contact our team. 

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  • Travis and his team were fantastic to work with. We worked closely with his team member, Kim, and she and Travis fought hard for us when our deal got complicated. It all worked out in the end and they got us a great deal on the house we love. Reply

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  • My husband and I are frankly very difficult to work with. We have very specific requirements and came with baggage after bad experience with another realtor. Travis was fantastic. He was patient, always had the answers we needed even before we asked the question, and didn't force us into anything. We looked at quite a few homes and really appreciated is knowledge of the area and housing market. Through the offer process and closing Travis was amazing at negotiating a solid deal. We highly recommend him and actually plan to continue to use him in the future.

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  • I re-located from San Francisco to Chattanooga area - I didn't know anything about the area and was here with my 14-year old daughter. Travis Close did more than find me 'exactly' the right home, he was able to guide us and give information ranging from what the HS was like to where to get a great deal on a refridgerator. I have never worked with a RE Agent like Travis AND I, now that I've worked with Travis, I doubt I'll ever work with another one - thats how good he is.

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  • I would recommend Travis Close to a family member, friend, and/or colleague without a split second hesitation. First and foremost, I believe he is a good honest person. Second, the guy just loves houses and real estate. He loves showing, discussing, and helping you imagine how to make a certain house your home. This passion makes him very good at what he does. Lastly, he was there for my family through the entire process. My past observations have been that once the offers are accepted, some agents fade away and focus on the next potential deal. Travis was nothing like that. He was extremely responsive. 6 weeks ago I did not know Travis Close from Adam. I now consider him a trusted agent and friend.

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  • Travis did an excellent job of identifying homes that were a good fit for me while also putting together a good game plan that maximized our time. Though I have bought a house and recently moved in, Travis continues to follow-up with me to ensure I'm happy with my decision. I would recommend Travis to any potential buyer.

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  • Travis is the best Realtor I have had the pleasure of working with. His communication skills are unsurpassed and impressive, responding to e-mails, txt messages, and voicemails in a VERY prompt manor which is extremely important, doing everything he can to communicate. Travis never showed any frustration when things didn't go as planned and kept his professionalism and patience at all times despite a few frustrating times. Travis did everything he possibly could to help our beginning family move into a place we could call home. He is someone you can entirely trust and respect who will not steer you in the wrong direction. I just can't possibly say enough nice things about Travis and his work ethic. He's definitely invited to dinner at our new home soon!

    Jeremy Rardin
  • Travis is an EXCELLENT Realtor! He really goes the extra mile to get you YOUR DREAM HOME! He took us to nearly every home for sale in Chattanooga, TN (East Brainered and Signal Mountain areas) - some we ended up going to twice. He helped us on weekends and nights and is available 24/7 - Definitely helpful when you have important questions! Once we found our new home, he got us a great deal. If we ever end up selling - We're going to hire Travis!

    Andrew and Erica McCallie
  • We couldn't be happier with using Travis as our agent. The speed and professionalism in which he sold our house and found our new one was incredible. We look forward to working with him in the future for all our real estate needs and we have already referred him to several of our friends on and off the mountain.

    David and Mardi Leonard
  • We're retired military, so we've bought and sold a lot of homes, both for our personal use and as investment properties. Travis is the best REALTOR we've ever worked with. We usually wind up with the highest producing, most experienced realtors that a firm has to offer because we usually use a referral service offered by our credit union. We've had more experienced realtors than Travis, but none with a stronger skill set or stronger work ethic. We initially chose Travis for his extensive knowledge and passion for "dirt". He not only knows the market, he is extremely well versed in construction. We ultimately decided that we were better off purchasing "brick", a home already standing. It was a difficult process because my husband and I wanted entirely different things in our home. Travis was unflappable and really did a great job of finding properties that worked for both of us. And, because we are still new to Chattanooga he did a marvelous job on educating us regarding the different areas and what they had to offer. When we finally found a home that we both really wanted, Travis had a contract ready to go. His recommendations for the offer were spot on. He stayed on top of every detail throughout the entire transaction. And when we wound up with the VA appraiser from hell, he fought hard for us and our contract. In the 30 years that I've been buying/selling properties, Travis is the only REALTOR that obtained more concessions from the other party than we asked for. After finding our home and getting us into it (which we both love more every day), Travis went the extra mile of making us feel at home. He's kept in touch and has helped us to find everything that we need within the community. Travis demonstrated a remarkable depth of knowledge of the local market, land issues, construction, neighborhoods, HOAs, taxes, zoning, planning board issues, contracts, VA... He helped us to determine the best path for us, and he managed it all with grace, aplomb and impeccable professionalism. We couldn't be more impressed.

    Anna Brandt
  • Travis was outstanding and we'd recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Chattanooga area. He is easy to communicate with, quick to answer questions, readily available to talk and to meet in person and made our home buying process as painless as could be. He has a solid understanding of home values and also is quick to offer creative solutions for how to make a home fit your needs.

    Kristi Angevine
  • Travis is the most patient and kind realtor I've ever known. Having bought two houses with his help, he constantly impresses me with his unflappable ability to assess a situation, positively work through it or around it, and move forward. It's obvious he loves realty and helping folks find the right home because he showed me at least 30 homes for my first buy with him. What's even better, he has vision when it comes to remodeling and is a willing partner to bounce ideas off of with obvious knowledge in that area.

    Michelle Michaud
  • Our family recently relocated to the Signal Mountain area. We attended an open house hosted my Travis. Mr. Close was very professional and knowledgable. He proceeded to show us another property which was perfect for our family. The entire purchase process was smooth and painless. I highly recommend Travis.

    Tonia Sherill
  • I chose Travis Close at random but could not have been happier with my choice. He and Kim Woodlief worked tirelessly with me to find the perfect home and bring the process to closing. My situation was unique in that I live overseas making the coordination and follow-up that much more difficult. Travis and Kim's counsel throughout the purchase was outstanding. I would highly recommend Travis' team to anyone.

    Mac Cessna
  • I would highly recommend working with Travis! My husband and I recently bought our first home - which was quite an experience! Without Travis, I don't know what we would have done! He was there for us from the very beginning, whether it was showing us fifty houses, answering our questions with his construction knowledge or just reassuring us during the paperwork process. He genuinely cared about us and our search for a home, and that was evident in his service. We dont plan to ever leave our perfect home that Travis helped us find, but if we do, there's no doubt about who our realtor would be.

    Daniel and Kathy Guidry
  • My husband and I are from Michigan and planning to relocate to the Chattanooga area. Travis's expertise in the housing market and construction were invaluable in selecting a builder for our new home. He helped oversee many details, visiting the site regularly, taking pictures for us and making suggestions for things to include in the home, since we had never had a house built before. He was diligent in making sure the process was smooth and as trouble fee as possible. We hope to have several friends and family relocate also, and will tell them what a huge help Travis was in our transition to Tennessee.

    Donna Brewer
  • My husband and I recently sold our home and purchased anther, both on Signal Mountain. We used Travis for both transactions. He did an outstanding job on both. Our buyers nearly walked away from the contract because of some questionable advice from their home inspector. Travis basically saved the deal, and he was even able to get the sellers (for the house we bought) to make some concessions as well. He is knowledgeable, prompt and responsive. In short, we would enthusiastically recommend Travis to anyone looking for an agent!

    Jason and Deanna Luna
  • Wow, Travis Close, what a great REALTOR! The company I work for recently transferred me to Chattanooga and Travis was one of the Realtors that we interviewed to work with us. From the start my wife and I were very impressed with Travis' experience and knowledge of the real estate market, the Chattanooga area, and specific neighborhoods. As we narrowed down areas of town that we were interested in, Travis kept us informed of new houses coming on the market and changes in sale prices. After viewing many houses, Travis found us a great home (and neighborhood) on Signal Mountain that we love! We would highly recommend Travis Close to anyone looking to purchase a home. We are hoping to live in Chattanooga for many years, however if the need to sell and buy a new home arises, we'll be calling Travis.

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