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Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Real Estate Agent / Johnson City, TN
RE/MAX Checkmate - RE/MAX International Inc.
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Get to know Cindy Edwards

I am very involved in the community and my real estate community.  I had the priviledge to be the State President for Tennessee CRS Chapter 2007 and 2008 and State member of the year for CRS in 2009. I also served as Local Chapter President for the Women's Council of Realtors in 2002.  State member of the year in 2003 for WCR as well. Local member of the year is 2004, 2010 and 2013. I am  involved with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer.  I participate in the 60 mile 3 day walk every year.  My goal is to walk in every city and raise at least $10,000 every year!    Want to walk??? Or just donate??  check out my site, via my website- follow the pink button.  I love to recycle, I love marching bands, I love art. My daughter makes my heart beat and it's all in the paragraph below, come on let me tell you a bit about myself.....

First off, I've been living in Northeast Tennessee, specifically Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport area, since 1998.  I love it here.  The beauty of the mountains and the lakes and turned this piece of country into our home.

I  sell real estate and love my career. Which in turn allows me to do it very well. I enjoy people which is another reason I am as successful as I am in this very people oriented business.  It's not just the buyer and the seller, it's the inspector, termite company, photographer, title company, handy man, painter, lock smith...the list goes on and on.  The Realtor is in the center of the transaction and needs to be able to coordinate all the players.  That's what I am great at. Call me, let me help make your Real Estate experience one you will remember.  If you are not happy, I am not happy!

Dedication, Knowledge, Experience and Teamwork!

Teamwork being the keyword!  SELLabrate Real Estate Team will help you turn your home ownership dreams into reality.  Johnson City real estate, Kingsport, Bristol and all the Tri-Cities - our Team is here for you.

Our extensive knowledge of the local market (Northeast Tennessee) is just one of our Teams assets.  We have a winning philosophy and care about the community.  We support charities such as Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. and the Make A-Wish Foundation.  Our team was a part of raising over $25,000. for this cause to date. We  also support the Make A-Wish Foundation.   Cindy rode her bike  300 Miles over the course of 3 days in September for the cause. Raised over $3000.00.

Our Team is much more than individuals.  We are all devoted to our families and have strong spiritual beliefs.  We love our communities and are servants to our clients and customers. The team concept involves buyers agents, listing agents, web marketer, Client care Manager and an array of local businesses that are proud to stamp their name on our team.

Now here is a bit more about Cindy Edwards, our team leader:

Cindy Edwards - Cindy is the Team Leader and she is the Tennessee Association of Realtors 2008 Convention Chair and the2007-2008 CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) State President. State member of the year for both Women's Council of Realtors and certified Residential Specialists.  2010, Cindy was names local Member of the year for Women's Council of Realtor's.  This is the second time in 10 years she was awarded this award. Hard work is not foreign to Cindy.  She adores her teenage daughter who attends Science Hill High School in Johnson City.  She loves animals, hiking, and one of her secret passions is the Marching band! Any Marching Band!  Football games, the highlight for Cindy is half time!  I'm sure if you read through her posts, you'll find lot's of Marching band pictures! Her teen-age daughter attends Science Hill High School in Johnson City and is the highlight in Cindy's life. Cindy is devoted to causes that are bigger than all of us.

Cindy participates in the Susan G Komen 3 day for the cure every year.  Her goal is to walk in all the 15 major cities that hold this 3 day, 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer.  As of 2012, Cindy has walked in 8 and is scheduled to walk in the Twin Cities in August.  She has raised over 35 thousand dollars to date for this cause.   She is always looking for team mates to walk with her in this cause.  Either walking the 20 miles a day for 3 days in a row, or helping with the fundraising aspect of it. There is also room for cheerleaders!  Call today to become a part of "Walkers Gone Wild" and help make a difference in our world.

Recycling is another passion of Cindy's.  "It's amazing how much of our everyday trash can be recycled.  There are so many programs out there to help make recycling easy.  You just have to make the choice to do it." Cindy's trash bin has gone from a full can every week to a quarter can a week, if that.  Please contact us and let us help you set up a recycling program in your home.  Let's protect our Earth!

My weird qwerky side loves, Miss American pageants, Survivor and  Snow! (I'm really great at picking the winners too!)

We video all out properties.  Check out my blog for more information on the Tri-Cites.  www.cindyedwardsblog.com

Cindy Edwards Expertise

Education is the base of everything!  As a team, we have all continued to build our reputation with designations and awards that help to prove us to be the leaders in our field. As team leader, Cindy Edwardshas fulfilled all education requierments to acquire the following, highly respected designations.

 National Association of REALTORS® designations earned: PMN, CRS, GRI, CDPE,e-PRO

* CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert: Agents who have completed specialized training in short sales and foreclosure prevention.

*Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)Members involved in residential real estate who want a solid base of information for their practice will want to participate in the REALTOR® Institute program and earn the GRI designation.

* Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), advanced training in working with buyers & seller, marketing, real estate law, investments, and other subjects combined with performance requirements and several written tests. Only about 5% of all Realtors nationwide have earned this designation.

  *Performance Management Network (PMN) Leadership training in real estate and real life through the Women's Council of Realtor's

*ePRO certification- on line technology

**EDUCATION**  It is important to continue on our journey of education.  We don't stop at the designation.  We attend our Realtor conferences and conventions.  It is so great to start every year at an event focused primarily on making us better as Realtors.  I attend the Certified residential Specialist SELL-A-BRATION event every year as well as the RE/MAX national Convention.  Both are tremendous learning experiences and help keep me on top of my game.

We don't stop at education.  We are invloved within our community.  We step up where needed and enjoy hard work and servant leadership.  We are all dedicated to our fields of study (Real Estate) and combine it with other common interests that compliment us.

First time home buyers, Condos, sellers, land, investment, short sales...we cover it all.  Please feel free to contact any member of our team.

Let me share with you a bit about our area: The Tri-Cities:  It is made up of several counties, Washington, Sullivan, Carter and Unicoi.  Many towns and three main cities; Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport.  Jonesborough is the county seat and the States oldest city.  Enjoy some of our history: 

About Jonesborough:

 

Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest town, serves as the county seat of Washington County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,168.

 

Jonesborough Geography:

Jonesborough is located at 36°17'39" North, 82°28'21" West (36.294305, -82.472466).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.2 km2 (4.3 mi2). 11.2 km2 (4.3 mi2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Jonesborough Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there are 4,168 people, 1,660 households, and 1,107 families residing in the town. The population density is 371.7/km2 (963.2/mi2). There are 1,771 housing units at an average density of 157.9/km2 (409.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the town is 93.43% White, 5.54% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,660 households out of which 27.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 30.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.80.

In the town the population is spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $32,132, and the median income for a family is $44,167. Males have a median income of $28,906 versus $26,192 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,768. 16.0% of the population and 11.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.7% of those under the age of 18 and 22.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Jonesborough History:

Jonesborough was founded in 1779, seventeen years prior to when Tennessee was granted statehood. It was named after North Carolina legislator, Willie Jones, who supported North Carolina's westward expansion over the Appalachian Mountains.

In 1784, Jonesborough was one of the towns that attempted to create a new state called the State of Franklin, named after American founding father Benjamin Franklin. It had been considered a part of North Carolina before that time. However, the State of Franklin was never recognized by Congress, and was re-claimed by North Carolina by 1788.

Jonesborough is oftentimes considered to be the center of the abolitionist movement within the states that would join the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Elihu Embree printed his publication, The Emancipator, from the town of Jonesborough, and began circulation in 1820. It was the first periodical to be dedicated exclusively to the issue of the abolition of slavery. While, Tennessee would later join the Confederacy, most eastern Tennesseans had Union leanings; not surprising given the fact that East Tennessee was not suited to cotton production and very few people in the region owned slaves.

Today, Jonesborough draws a good deal of tourism because of its historical status as Tennessee's oldest cities and its preservation efforts. Jonesborough is also the home to the National Storytelling Festival, drawing people nationwide to participate in the unique event.

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE

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About Bristol:

 

Bristol is a located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,821. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of State Street. Along with Kingsport, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee the Bristols form the Tri-Cities. Bristol is probably best known for being the site of the first commercial recordings of country music, showcasing Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, and later a favorite venue of the legendary mountain musician Uncle Charlie Osborne. Bristol is the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bristol is the site of a NASCAR short track which routinely sells out more than 160,000 seats twice annually. Tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway and DukesFest, a two day festival showcasing the 1980s television show "Dukes of Hazzard" are highly sought-after. The city is also the home of King College.

 

Bristol Geography:

Bristol is located at 36°34'9" North, 82°11'51" West (36.569135, -82.197489).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 76.4 km2 (29.5 mi2). 76.0 km2 (29.4 mi2) of it is land and 0.3 km2 (0.1 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.44% water.

Bristol Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there are 24,821 people, 10,648 households, and 6,825 families residing in the city. The population density is 326.5/km2 (845.8/mi2). There are 11,511 housing units at an average density of 151.4/km2 (392.2/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 95.15% White, 2.97% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,648 households out of which 26.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% are non-families. 32.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,039, and the median income for a family is $37,341. Males have a median income of $28,210 versus $21,173 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,535. 15.0% of the population and 11.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.4% of those under the age of 18 and 12.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Johnson City,  Tennessee

 

Johnson City is a city in Carter, Sullivan, and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. The 2010 population for Johnson City was 63,152 by the United States Census, making it the eighth largest city in the state.[3] Johnson City is currently ranked the #35 "Best Small Place for Business and Careers" in the USA by Forbes,[4] and #8 "Best Place for African-Americans to Retire" in the USA by Black Enterprise Magazine.[5]Kiplinger ranked Johnson City #5 in The 10 Least-Expensive Cities For Living in the U.S.A. stating the low cost of living is attributed to affordable homes and below-average utility, transportation and health-care costs.

Johnson City is the principal city of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Carter, Unicoi, and Washington counties[6] and which had a combined population of 195,849[7] as of 2008. The Johnson City MSA is a component of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area - commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region. The Tri-Cities is the fifth largest CSA in Tennessee with an estimated 500,538 people in residence.[8]

 

History

Founded in 1856 by Henry Johnson as a railroad station called "Johnson's Depot," Johnson City became a major rail hub for the southeast, as three railway lines crossed in the downtown area. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Johnson City served as headquarters for the narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (the ET&WNC, nicknamed "Tweetsie") and the standard gauge Clinchfield Railroad. Both rail systems featured excursion trips through scenic portions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and were engineering marvels of railway construction. The Southern Railway (now Norfolk Southern) also passes through the city.

During the American Civil War, before it was formally incorporated in 1869, the name of the town was briefly changed to Haynesville in honor of Confederate Senator Landon Carter Haynes. Henry Johnson's name was quickly restored following the war, with Johnson elected as the city's first Mayor on January 3, 1870. The town grew rapidly from 1870 until 1890 as railroad and mining interests flourished. However, the national depression of 1893, which caused many railway failures and a resulting financial panic, halted Johnson City's boom town momentum in its tracks.

In 1901, the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (now the U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee[9][10] was created by an Act of the US Congress introduced by Walter P. Brownlow. Construction on this 450-acre (1.8 km2) campus, designed to serve disabled Civil War veterans, was completed in 1903 at a cost of $3 million. Prior to building of this facility, the assessed value of the entire town was listed at $750,000. The East Tennessee State Normal School was authorized in 1911 and the new college campus located directly across from the National Soldiers Home. Johnson City again entered a rapid growth phase becoming the fifth largest city in Tennessee by 1930.

Johnson City along with neighboring Bristol, Tennessee was noted as a hotbed for old-time music and hosted noteworthy Columbia Records recording sessions in 1928 known as the Johnson City Sessions. Native son "Fiddlin' Charlie" Bowman became a national recording star via these sessions.[11] The Fountain Square area in downtown featured a host of local and traveling street entertainers including Blind Lemon Jefferson.

During the 1920s, Johnson City's ties to Appalachian Mountains bootlegging activity gave the city the nickname of "Little Chicago".[12] Stories persist that the town was one of several distribution centers for Chicago gang boss Al Capone during Prohibition. Capone had a well organized distribution network within the southern United States for alcohol smuggling that shipped his products from the mountain distillers to northern cities. Capone was, by local accounts, a part-time resident of Montrose Court, a luxury apartment complex now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The city is featured in a song and video by Travis Tritt called "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde," although the line "rollin' north on 95," is fictionalized, as Interstate 81 and Interstate 26 intersect near Johnson City. The city is also mentioned in a song by Old Crow Medicine Show called "Wagon Wheel", in the lyric "Walkin' due south out of Roanoke, I caught a trucker out of Philly had a nice long toke. But he's a heading west from the Cumberland Gap, to Johnson City, Tennessee.".[13] However, the song gets the geography wrong, as Johnson City is southeast of the Cumberland Gap.

Johnson City has long been known for its curious ordinances in comparison to other Tennessee municipalities.[citation needed] For many years, the city had its own municipal 'privilege tax' on carnival shows in an attempt to dissuade traveling circuses and other transient entertainment businesses from doing business in town.[14] The use of drums by merchants to draw attention to their goods is prohibited. Title Six, Section 106 of the city's municipal code, the so-called Barney Fife ordinance, empowers the city's police force to draft into involuntary service as many of the town's citizens as necessary to aid police in making arrests and in preventing or quelling any riot, unlawful assembly or breach of peace.[15] Johnson City also prohibits the sale of air guns or air-propelled guns, though firearms sales are allowed.[16]

Geography View of midtown Johnson City.

Johnson City is located at 36°20′7″N 82°22′22″W / 36.33528°N 82.37278°W / 36.33528; -82.37278 (36.335399, -82.372760)[17]. Johnson City shares a contiguous southeastern border with Elizabethton, Tennessee. Johnson City also shares contiguous borders with Kingsport to the far north along I-26 and Bluff City to the east along US 11E.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.6 square miles (102.5 km²), of which 39.3 square miles (101.7 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²; 0.78%) is water.

The steep mountains, rolling hills and valleys surrounding the region are part of the Appalachian Ridge-and-Valley Province, and Johnson City is just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Roan Mountain, with an elevation of over 6,000 feet (1,800 m), is approximately 20 miles (32 km) to the east of the city. Buffalo Mountain, a ridge over 2,700 feet (820 m) high, is the location of a city park on the south side of town. Boone Lake, a TVA reservoir on the Holston and Watauga Rivers, is also partly within the city limits.

Kingsport, Tennessee

"Out of the Box" Fun in Kingsport, Tennessee

     Situated in the Northeast corner of Tennessee, Kingsport offers breathtaking scenic beauty and a variety of activities for group travel guests.  This city is conveniently located close to the intersection of I-81 and I-26.  It is less than five hours from half of the U.S. population and once you arrive in Kingsport, navigating to the sites is a "breeze".  Not only is the area beautiful, but also affordable; giving you the opportunity to do more and spend less on your group excursion.  The area is rich with history and offers "out-of-the-box" entertainment to groups.  So take a step off the beaten path and come visit Kingsport.

 A Murder Mystery

     The Murder Mystery Dinner at Allandale Mansion, Kingsport's "White House", is a favorite among group travel guests as actors invite individuals to participate in an exciting evening of intrigue.  Upon arrival, the guests are guided through the mansion by a true "Southern Belle".  The tour portrays the rich history of the site as Allandale Mansion was first a home.  Built by Ruth and Harvey Brooks as a working farm, Allandale still houses their fine furnishings, antiques and art.  The tour is completely "rope-free" providing a true sensory experience. The barn, located on the property and recently restored, once housed prize-winning cattle, while the fertile fields were pasture to blue-ribbon Tennessee Walking horses.  The gardens, designed by President Eisenhower's landscape architect, Timashenko, provided a peaceful backdrop to the vibrant life on this 500 acre family farm.  When the tour is complete, guests are taken to the parlor where a three-course plated meal and a host of actors await.  Group travelers love interacting with the actors and unraveling the "Who done it?" plot. The evening takes about three hours from arrival to departure and provides a unique option for a group travel excursion. To learn more, visit www.allandalemansion.com.

A Wedding 

     Enjoy Kingsport's famous motorcoach hijacking and country weddin', commonly known as "Wiving Miss Daisy", on your next group tour.  Imagine the fun your guests will have when your motorcoach is suddenly "hijacked" on a hilarious country adventure.  The motorcoach is boarded by a costumed family of the prospective bride-who is getting desperate.  A groom is selected from the men on board the motorcoach and taken to Roseland, an early 1800s rustic home, where preparations for the weddin' have been made.  Everyone becomes part of the weddin' party and guests.  After the ceremony is performed, the guests are invited to stay for the reception---a southern style, catered meal.  Plan about one and a half hours for the hijacking, wedding.  If you would like to add the catered meal, allow two and a half hours.  For best results, this is a secret that only the escort and driver should know prior to the hijacking. 

     The early 1800s rustic home is actually a living history farm, Exchange Place.  The site was once a community that served as a self-supporting plantation, relay station and post office along the Old Stage Road.  Exchange Place is located on the Preston Farm and recaptures life in the early 1800s.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, six of the eight buildings are original, restored structures built between 1820 and 1850.  The farmstead received its name from the "exchanges" of horses and currencies.  As part of Exchange Place's commitment to preserve 19th century farm life, period livestock still reside on the farm.  Tours are available by appointment when you roll into town. To learn more, visit

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