Success Stories

Travis Close is the hardest working realtor I have ever seen. He is committed to giving his clients the best service possible. Growing up in Signal Mtn his personal insight and knowledge of the town is unsurpassed. He was always available and went the extra mile during our purchase to make sure the process proceeded as it should. It was a pleasure to work with Travis, I would highly recommend TCH to anyone looking for a dedicated realtor in this area. Wayne Darinzo - Signal Mountain Travis did a great job with the sale of our family home. The process was smooth and the house sold within a few days of the listing. I would recommend Travis and his team.
Teresa Ward - Hixson
Travis Close's team nailed it for these happily-homed new Chattanoogans! He willingly shuffled my time-strapped husband around town, Travis met him face to face, and via phone with me frequently; the team patiently met our many needs through closing, and holidays, then was a joyful presence to have at the week of closing! As out of town folks, we didn't know how things worked in this new arena, so we sure lucked out on the Travis Close crew! We had a tricky ask for something historic yet maintained on a large area of land yet city-proximal; so for the team to have been so successful in a short timeline around the holidays says alot about their cohesion and time management! Highly recommend!
Marissa Miller - Chattanooga
Travis is a great experienced REALTOR with tremendous local knowledge of Signal Mountain. We had already moved from the area, but felt at ease knowing that our home was on good hands with Travis and his team. We had a very good experience with him. You will too.
Steven Wright - Signal Mountain
Kim Woodlief with Travis Close was absolutely amazing. She is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, patient and found us our absolute dream home. Thank you, Kim, for being there for us every step of the way!
Jennifer Taylor – Chattanooga
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 – Signal Mountain
ravis 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.
Aaron Lee – Black Creek Mountain
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- Ooltewah
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 & Erica McCallie – East Brainerd
I would not be purchasing a house without the help of Travis Close! He has been professional and caring and has had my best interests at heart. He has spent lots of time and energy in helping me accomplish my dream. Without hesitation, I can recommend him.
Bobbie Colquette – East Brainerd
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 & Mardi Leonard – Signal Mountain
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 – Signal Mountain
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 Sherrill – Signal Mountain
I chose Travis Close at random but could not have been happier with my choice. He 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’s counsel throughout the purchase was outstanding. I would highly recommend Travis’ team to anyone.
Mac Cessna – Signal Mountain
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.
Rachel Nelson – Hixson
My wife and I just can’t say enough good things about Travis. He did an excellent job helping us locate and acquire suitable acreage on which to build our home. His knowledge was indispensable in helping us navigate the many potential problems associated with purchasing acreage. He has extensive connections with industry professionals, from soil scientists to builders, which comes in really handy when determining a property’s feasibility. For a relatively inexpensive purchase, we are amazed at the amount of work Travis put in. We will definitely hire him again.
Andy Williams & Diane Welch – Signal Mountain
We were very pleased with Travis’s team especially our realtor Amy Keuhnel as we placed our home on the market and found our current home. They work really well as a team and were efficient. Amy is very personable and fun to work with as well. Highly recommend!
Amy & Grant Stanley – Signal Mountain
We are so thankful to have had Amy Kuehnel as our real estate agent. She was a pure joy to work with, and made house-selling as easy and painless as possible. She’s trustworthy, quick to reply to emails and messages, and has a great personality! Thank you, Amy!
Les & Paula Worley
Amanda was AMAZING! As first-time home buyers she patiently walked us through the entire process. She really understood what we were looking for and we felt like we were in great hands the entire time. No matter your budget, Amanda can help you find the home of your dreams. Before we met Amanda, I was nervous about all the details involved with purchasing a home, but I can honestly say that she made the home-buying experience fun and uncomplicated…and for that, we are so grateful! My husband and I highly recommend you work with Amanda!!
Racie Hoffman
Really enjoyed working with Travis. He knows the Chattanooga market well and keeps up on national news and trends. He’s honest and will get you the best deal possible. His advice on home buying and selling is the BEST. The thing I like most is that he tells you like it is and keeps a good line of communication. Call Travis and his team TODAY if you want your house SOLD!!
Erica McCallie – Southside
Travis was our agent in looking to purchase a home. After last having bought a home 30 years ago, we needed someone who had a great grasp of current home shopping methods, a strong understanding of the market, a thorough understanding of what is a high quality built home and was highly responsive and provided great consultation especially where we may have overlooked something or not considered something – a real concern as we were moving to a new city and state. He listened to what we were looking for and kept us on the path. We checked every box with Travis and his team. He exhibited great PATIENCE(!) in looking at MANY properties and went the extra mile regardless of day of week or time of day to get us into properties. When we found the property we wanted to buy he was there with us every step of the way and kept the process moving forward. His familiarity with the real estate community here and the ancillary services that support real estate activity was a real plus in getting our purchase closed on schedule. Ours was a new construction and we believe without Travis’ knowledge of new construction (which is significant) and the potential issues that can arise we might not have had such a smooth close. There are few professionals we have ever met that we would so highly and unconditionally recommend.
Sue & William Lloyd – East Brainerd
Travis and his team did a great job throughout the entire process and helped us sell over asking price in one day! Highly recommend him and his team. His market research allowed us to have our home at the right price and he came by to give us advice on what we should do to prepare our home to sell.
Adam Watkins – Red Bank
Travis did everything in his power to resolve issues during the closing process. He responded quickly with any questions I had throughout the buying process.
Sandra Cox – Hixson
Travis and his team went above and beyond from start to finish. From the first walkthrough to well past the close. Travis was quick and prompt to reply to our questions and helped alleviate any concerns we had through the process of selling our home. He also took the time to educate me since I was using the sale of this home to help purchase a new home in another state!
Nathan Smith – Signal Mountain
We recently purchased a new home on Minnekhada trail Chattanooga. Mrs. Chele Sherwood was the agent whom assisted us in this purchase, and I have nothing but good things to say about her. She was knowledgeable, courteous, discreet, very professional and prompt with all of our needs. We are not planning to buy an other house anytime soon, but if we were she’ll be the person we use again. Very satisfied with how smooth everything went.
Jacob Lemus – Chattanooga
Chele worked very hard to help us find the right home. She knows the area well, and went out of her way several times to meet and show us homes. Terrific lady!!!
Brent Wiggington – Chattanooga
Travis really went the extra mile to help us procure our new house. We are extremely grateful for his time and effort. Felt more like we were dealing with a friend than a agent. All in all a great experience.
Patrick Stoker – Signal Mountain
I’m moving from Florida to the Chattanooga area, and I started my search here on Zillow, and also contacted realtors based on recommendations from friends who live there. Several of the other companies responded with apparent interest and promised to help find the perfect property for me and my husband-to-be, and then they disappeared! I never heard from them at all, and when I contacted one about why he hadn’t followed through on his promise to send me listings the day after we spoke, he got hostile with me! Another guy hung up on my fiance’ when he called to ask what was going on. The rest of them sent us properties that often didn’t match our criteria. For example, we wanted a few acres with privacy, and they sent us houses in neighborhoods with not even an acre. And then ….. Amanda! I think we found her when we filled out a generic form request on Zillow for info on a property, and she has worked with us diligently ever since. She ALWAYS responds to calls, texts, and emails very promptly. She actually sent us listings that matched our criteria. We found the PERFECT house on 5 acres in the country, she negotiated the terms for us, and we close this Friday! She has become more than our favorite realtor of all time, but she’s become a friend, too.
Melissa Fiore – Ocoee
Amanda is both professional and personable. I was impressed by her knowledge of the market, and she gave us good advice. We had been trying to sell our house for awhile, and I was very impressed with how she got it on the market and immediately started helping us with getting appointments for prospective buyers. She got the house sold for us within a month!! She also helped make the paperwork and process of selling the house a stress-free experience. We could not have asked for a better real estate agent. Amanda’s the absolute best! — We will be referring friends and relatives to Amanda and Travis Close for their real estate needs.
Anne Huff – Ringgold, GA
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.
Philip Gaglia – Signal Mountain
Travis did an excellent job getting our home sold! We had already moved out of state and he handled many details for us including checking on the house, getting quotes, and scheduling a few contractors. He was always quick to respond to any questions & concerns. We trusted is knowledge and advice which was so important when going through the stress of selling a home. He knows the local area very well. I would highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs.
Ben & Janet Labarge – Signal Mountain
Amy Kuenel is my realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realty Center, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat! I always feel she is on top of new listings, and now that I am in escrow on a house, she is walking me through each step towards my new house.
Susan Bigelow – Signal Mountain
I would highly recommend Travis Close to anyone who is in the market for a new home. Travis has a very warm, friendly personality and really takes the time to listen to his customers. He spent a considerable amount of time with us driving to all the homes that we thought we may be interested in. He was very patient as we struggled to find to exactly what we were looking for. He always made us feel comfortable. Travis was also very knowledgeable about the area and was just a great resource all around. He certainly made our house hunting experience an enjoyable one. We will definitely be using him again when the time comes!
Amber & Tracy Shelton – Ooltewah
Amy Kuehnel has been a true buyer advocate. Educating me as a first time buyer of important steps along the way of searching for a new house that ranged from applying for mortgages to notifying dips in the floor and getting home inspections. She is frequently sending me new listings. She even set up a meeting with a builder at one of the homes so we could walk through with him and get a personal tour with ample questions. She never pushed a house on us for her own agenda and provided valuable feedback on homes that she has gained from her experience.
Matt Robbins – Red Bank
Travis went above and beyond for us in so may ways! He was very patient and understanding with us as first time home buyers. He openly listened to our concerns and provided possible solutions. I would highly recommend Travis!
Kristopher & Phillys Moody – Cleveland
Amy Kuehnel Is the reason that I went with Berkshire. She is the best. She keeps me informed and is always pursuing prospects for my property. She makes me feel like I’m in the best hands possible. She’s honest and fair and really knows her market. I would only recommend Amy to people that I feel need a realtor.
Richard Thompson – Signal Mountain
We highly recommend Amy Kuehnel. Amy is a person with a rare combination of knowledge about the real estate in her market, a personality that is pleasant, and an efficiency that gives you the confidence that you have hooked up with the right real estate agent. Amy listened to us and took us round a series of properties that met our criteria; we then changed our criteria. Without missing a beat, Amy then took us round a revised series of properties that met these new criteria. We ended up buying a property that perfectly met our needs. Amy was always available to answer questions and took us to look at a large number of properties. The efficiency with which this was done was impressive. We could not have been happier with our choice of Amy as our Realtor.
Jennifer & Hugh Gray – North Chattanooga
Travis listed a home for our business and had a contract very quickly. We were pleased with how fast and efficient he was. We plan on using him again!
Bonnie Cass- Chattanooga
We worked with Travis while purchasing a lot and new home construction. Though Travis actually represented the builder we always felt he was in tune to our wants and helped us through our first building project. There is no question Travis will be our first call if we deceide to sell and/or purchase a new home. We would recommend Travis to anybody looking for a high quality realtor they can trust.
Scott Thompson – Signal Mountain
Travis was very cordial and made me feel like he really cared about giving me good service on selling my property. He gave me advice on what to do with the property and I greatly appreciated it. I would definitely would recommend him as a realtor.
Diane Tipton – Signal Mountain
Travis helped us find a house in Chattanooga when we moved here from Murphy, North Carolina. I believe he showed us a total of 21 houses over a period of a few weeks, as we had some very specific things we were looking for in a new home. He was very patient, helpful, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a competent and helpful Realtor.
Howard Groff – East Brainerd
After a career as a Healthcare Executive I am now indulging a long standing desire to Flip Houses. What can be an incredibly satisfying venture is only possible with an experienced, attentive Real Estate Professional due to the inherent financial risks involved. One must buy right and sell right every time in order to continue. Travis and his staff have steered me towards and away from several options and have been accurate in their assessment. All inquiries regardless of the format are answered quickly. Having someone as personable and knowledgeable as Travis representing you allows you to relax and trust someone has your best interests in mind and takes the stress out of buying or selling.
Colby & Rob Marrow – Hixson
Travis has been great. My property was not a big money sale, but Travis and the team have worked hard to help me sell. The property was empty land and during a time when it seemed no one was buying land to build on, Travis got 2 offers. As this recommendation is written, we are waiting on a closing date for a FULL PRICE offer. Great job Team!
Ken Colton – Jasper
Travis knows the market extremely well and is committed to customer satisfaction. He made the home buying process easy! I told him what I was looking for and he found it with ease! I would definitely use him as my realtor again.
Heather Murphy – Hixson
Travis was very patient with us during the search for our first home, even though at times it seemed like nothing would meet our search criteria. Once we found the perfect property, Travis went above and beyond to make sure that all paperwork was filled out in a timely manner and I understood exactly what was needed on my end to seal the deal. He was available day or night to answer even the most trivial questions that I had. Travis provided copious amounts of time to help us and it felt like we were his only clients. I will definitely recommend Travis to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell a home.
Jacob Johnson – East Ridge
Great help! We looked all over the area to find a house and they stuck with us every step. There was another offer on the house we wanted and they gave good advice to help us get the house.
Kathryn Wigginton – Chattanooga
Amanda helped in making us feel comfortable with any questions. Her availability to be flexible in working with our schedule played a big roll in being able to see all that we could. She felt like more than just a realtor to us. Her knowledge of the area also helped in finding what we were looking for. If you are looking for someone to make the house hunting experience less stressful and more enjoyable I suggest going with her.
Ken & Shannon Cochran – Rossville, GA
Travis did an excellent job for us. We purchased our previous home without the assistance of any brokers and it went fine. But for this most recent purchase, we would not have been successful without Travis’ help and expertise. One of the things that impresses me the most about Travis is how comfortable he is with technology. He really outshines the old school agents in that regard. That knowledge translates into more convenience for his clients. I highly recommend him.
Jason & Deanna Luna – Signal Mountain
Because I am currently residing in Seattle, WA I was not able to travel to Chattanooga to look at homes. Travis worked with me long distance and with my son locally to find the perfect home. All documents were signed on line and the process was seamless thanks to Travis. Travis answered all my questions and was great at negotiating a good price.
Monica Angevine – Red Bank
Travis is the best agent. He never tried to sale us a home we were not interested in and always provided helpful suggestions. His knowledge about the area, legal terms, contractual terms and general real estate was high class. He always had a ready answer and we felt like he was always on our side. We had a difficult time with the housing market but he stuck with us and always was available. Thank you Travis for all your help!
– Signal Mountain

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