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Tamara Longworth
Broker/Owner
Email:
teamlongworth@gmail.com

Tamara Longworth, Broker/Owner of Southern Legacy Realty, LLC brings more to the table than most REALTORS in her industry. She is known in her field as a passionate, respected, fierce negotiator, but fair agent. She gives an unparalleled attention to detail, with kindness and compassion… always remembering that while it is a business transaction, it is a transaction involving people. She is well educated in the latest real estate laws and selling trends. She has incredible hustle and tenacity to get a client to the closing table. Well liked and respected amongst her peers, she places as a top priority to operate with honesty, transparency, and integrity, delivering only top notch customer service to her clients. Tamara is as trustworthy as they come. She is well invested in her community, where she lives with her husband, Bill, along with their four children – Megan (22), Drew (19), Kensington (17) and Regan (15), all of whom were homeschooled by Tamara. The family, well known for their love of animals, also has seven dogs – Bailey, Reesie, Isabella, Chloe, Cali, Addison, and Finn – all of which were rescued.

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Raised in Knoxville, TN since the age of 2, Tamara grew up and around the building industry with her grandfather being a licensed contractor, and her mother an employee of the Home Builders Association. She had several family friends in the real estate industry and always had a peaked interest in homes, landscapes and decorating. She graduated Karns High School in 1990 and went on to attend college at Pellissippi State Technical Community College where she obtained an Associate of Science Degree. With a love and passion for helping others, she entered into the Emergency Services where she served almost 15 years as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician, a Public Information Officer, and Emergency Medical Dispatcher. She served two local establishments during this phase, learning MUCH about Knoxville and the surrounding areas. With a strong respect for our military, Tamara was granted the opportunity to volunteer with the 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, a National Guard unit located in Tennessee. She assisted soldiers and their families throughout two deployments, and was ultimately bestowed an honorary membership with the National Guard unit for her service. She also founded and serves as President to “Friends of the 278th”, a non-profit organization set to provide ongoing support for the 278th military when needed. With a strong love and desire to assist the animal communities around her, Tamara has provided assistance in rescues, and contributed to Young Williams Animal Center, as well as The Little Ponderosa Zoo after a devastating fire claimed the lives of many animals there. She, with the help of her oldest daughter, spear headed fundraisers in efforts to provide funds to replace the building, as well as build awareness of the zoo and the benefits it provides to the community. Subsequently, she sponsored a monument that was erected on the premises of the zoo in memory of the perished animals. She is known among her friends for her professionalism, ability to get jobs done, and a true appreciation for family, as well as her passion for helping others.

In 2007, Tamara went through the Residential Appraisal courses through TREES and began her internship under a local appraiser. Shortly afterwards, the housing market crashed and the industry changed. Deciding it was not the right time to enter the real estate market, Tamara dedicated her focus to her family. In November 2014, she decided to obtain her Real Estate License. She began her career with Crye-Leike Realty in Knoxville in January 2015 where she was honored with Rookie of the Year award after closing out her first year as one of the highest producing agents in the East TN area. In 2016, Tamara moved to a smaller, boutique firm where she felt she could give more to her clients. She obtained the top producing agent with Knoxville Fine Homes Realty, both 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Tamara obtained her broker’s license and opened her own firm, Southern Legacy Realty, LLC. She was also put in place as a “back up” broker of a long standing Knoxville firm due to impending health issues with their broker. She is poised and ready to double broker each firm, if needed. In 2019, she has obtained a certification in home staging through the nationally known Staging Diva Training Program. She continues to seek educational opportunities and enhance her skills to deliver to her clients the highest degree in exceptional service, as well as set her firm apart and above the rest.

Bill Longworth
Realtor
Email:
Bill@SouthernLegacyRealtyTn.com

Bill Longworth, joined the real estate world in January 2015 along with his wife, Tamara. With a full time career in another field, his primary goal was to obtain his license as a support role for the family business. Bill was exposed to the industry at a young age by his grandfather, Ralph Mitchell. It was a time when there was no internet, no Supra boxes and a firm client/agent handshake was as good as a signed contract. Bill, with a deep respect for this grandfather, learned a work ethic which was driven by making a positive difference in people’s lives, and had no boundaries to a work day. His favorite part of the realty business is seeing happy faces at the closing table!

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Bill, legally named William Carl, began his career in Architecture. Fresh out of high school he worked for architects Ferrell & Associates, as well as David Hutchins. He was responsible for drawing a mixture of residential and commercial from foundation to roofing, electrical, plumbing and HVAC, as well as on site job change orders and on-the-fly updates, which needed to be documented in the drawings. He went on to take an interest in serving his community by saving life and property. Bill became a firefighter in 1989, serving the Karns, Ball Camp, Solway, and Hardin Valley communities. He later served all of Knox County with the local fire department, Rural Metro. One of his favorite positions was spent as a flight coordinator with the air ambulance service, MedFlight, until their closing in 1993. In 1994, he obtained his paramedic license where he served Knox, Loudon, Cocke counties and also worked at the former St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as Children’s Hospital. He also served on the Knox County Special Hazards Team from 1994 – 2006. In 2000, Bill was hired by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fire Department as a fire protection inspector. Over the last 19 years, he has progressed through the ranks and now devotes his time to the company as a well-respected Battalion Chief., supervising seven employees and overseeing inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler and fire alarm systems of many large facilities. His gained knowledge of buildings, their construction, and intricate details, as well as a tremendous familiarity with the East TN area has proven to be very helpful in the real estate field.

Bill plays an integral role in marketing, fielding buyers and sellers in their sphere of influence, acting as a backup when client loads become heavy allowing the team to offer a service that is almost 24/7/365 to focus on client needs. He enjoys helping clients have an understanding of the process and gain the knowledge to empower them in their investments. With the passion he possesses in saving lives and property, Bill brings the same sentiment to helping others achieve their goals in home ownership and is a valuable asset to our team.

Drew Longworth
Realtor
Email:
Drew@SouthernLegacyRealtyTn.com

Drew Longworth obtained his real estate license in July 2018, at the age of 18. While he may be considered a young REALTOR, his age should definitely not be used to assess his abilities! Drew has had an entrepreneur spirit from a young age. He began his own pet sitting business at the age of 12, developing a very successful, wide and trusting client base. He was a sensation with all who hired him, and a trusted resource for multiple loved pets. He gained a great deal of experience in managing a business, working with clients and the importance of trust in his professional relationships during his early career.

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Drew has been working along side his mom and dad in the real estate industry since 2015, and his knowledge, professionalism, character traits, and proficiency has amazed industry partners and peers. He had a rare experience in mentoring, learning and soaking in all he could in this time frame. He was part of dozens of successful transactions and millions in sales with duties such as digital marketing, drone photography and cinematography, graphic design, assisting in property searches, learning comparative market analysis and catering to client’s needs. In 2017/18, Drew attended Pellissippi State Technical Community College where he excelled quickly in a year long American Sign Language (ASL) course. He developed a great fondness for the ASL Community, and Drew is excited to bring his ASL expertise to serving this deserving group with their real estate needs – a rare, but much needed trait in our industry. His skill, knowledge and ideas for his real estate business are fresh, but way ahead of many other agents in the field! His goals for his business are to build a flourishing client base, helping as many people as possible purchase and sell their home. He would love to eventually begin investing and flipping homes. His favorite part of the business… the opportunities and possibilities it provides, as well as it being a dynamic profession. Every transaction, every encounter and day is different, and there are multiple ways to be successful!

As Drew also continues to work a full time job in the restaurant industry where he has a regular following, as well as pursue and flourish in his real estate business, his time is limited. However, in his rare spare time, he enjoys things such as dabbling in investments, home design and construction, reading, podcasts, video games, hikes, listening to music – especially enjoying live performances, movies, documentaries and time with friends and family. Drew has already proven himself to be an integral part of our firm, and an important asset to our team. We look forward to watching him prosper as he builds his own client base and successful business!

Kensington Longworth
Administrative Assistant
Email: Kensington@SouthernLegacyRealtyTn.com

Kensington Longworth hasn’t been in the work field long, but quickly found herself filling the role of assistant to the firm’s agents. She began her career at Knoxville Fine Homes Realty where she took on tasks such as filing, record keeping, and organizational skills. She, of course, followed her team to the new firm, Southern Legacy Realty, LLC, upon it’s opening. She is a natural with social skills, and has promoted into assisting her mom with Open Houses, marketing designs and social media marketing, as well as taken an interest in the home staging side of the business.

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Kensington, also known as Kensie, is the third born child to Tamara and Bill. She was homeschooled throughout her education and excelled academically. She graduated early at the age of 16 in May 2018. Taking a year to focus on some other projects, assist in getting the firm opened and organized, her plans are to continue on to college in the Fall 2019 to pursue a field in Culinary Arts. She will still remain with Southern Legacy Realty on a part time basis as she furthers her education. She enjoys cooking/baking, reading, hiking, and traveling, particularly to tropical places! She displays a strong work ethic, a desire to make positive differences, ambitions to succeed, and is instrumental in developing both personal and professional bonds with her outgoing, gregarious, and approachable manner. She is considered a strong asset to the daily functions of this powerful team.

Regan Longworth
Marketing, Graphics & Tech Assistant
Email:
Regan@SouthernLegacyRealtyTn.com

Regan Longworth is the youngest of the Longworth Team. However, her young age shouldn’t fool you. Regan has an incredible artistic talent which far exceeds comprehension. She is a tremendous asset to the team when assisting with marketing flyers, business cards, advertisements, etc. She, along with her brother, were instrumental in creating Southern Legacy Realty’s logo, and has a great eye for detail. She is also widely proficient in technology and graphics. Her talents and strengths are abundantly self taught, proving self motivation and a common trait amongst this team – commitment!

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Regan enjoys drawing/sketching, painting, sculpting and digital work. She has interests in sports and law enforcement, possibly considering a future career in serving her community in such. She also likes photography and photo editing. And she has a true passion for animals, with a desire to help specifically dogs and marine life. With her compassion for others, along with her artistic and technical skills, her impeccable traits make her a perfect fit as a member of our team!

Megan McNeal
Support Assistant & Mascot Caretaker
Email: Megan@SouthernLegacyRealtyTn.com

Megan McNeal is the first born child to Tamara, and has been a part of the Longworth family since the age of 2 yrs old, when her mom and Bill married. Being the oldest, Megan has always taken on leadership roles within, and outside, the family. She is a graduate with an Associates of Business Management from Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and nearing completion of a second degree, Associates of Pre-Health. She is currently attending the University of TN, seeking a Bachelors in Animal Science degree as she prepares for Veterinary Medicine. In what little spare time she has, Megan enjoys anything having to do with animals, reading, hiking, traveling, and family time.

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While Megan’s involvement within the real estate business hasn’t been as extensive as the rest due to her employment and school schedules, she is still considered a vital asset to the team. Megan is quick to send referrals whenever she hears of anyone buying or selling. She’s exceptionally helpful in maintaining a social media presence, and has taken on crucial roles in various projects the firm has launched in efforts of giving back to the community. The most recent being fundraisers to assist The Little Ponderosa Zoo raise funds to rebuild their facility after a devastating fire in December 2017. However, her biggest role, and one of the most important, is to assist in the care taking of the mascot crew! It’s a big job, and takes a great deal of manpower… we are grateful to have Megan on board as part of our team!

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Realtor
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