About Us

Lakeside Real Estate Group has been introducing families to the leisure living of the Tellico Lake area since 1989. It is the place that we call home, and our commitment is to this community and its residents.

Lakeside Real Estate

We offer unsurpassed real estate service to both buyers and sellers in East Tennessee. Lakeside is dedicated to the growth and success of this community, and we provide our customers and clients the highest level of professionalism in the industry.

Tellico Lake Real Estate

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Jan Tucker – Principal Broker

Jan is the Principal Broker of Lakeside Real Estate Group and has been selling Tennessee real estate since the early 1990’s. Born and raised in Northern New York, she relocated to East Tennessee and made this area her home. Jan began her real estate career in Tellico Village and specializes in residential properties in Loudon and Monroe Counties. She enjoys meeting new people and prides herself for her excellent customer service to both buyers and sellers. She enjoys playing the piano, reading, playing with Tucker, her precious Miniature Schnauzer, and when time allows – playing golf and boating on the area lakes.  Jan is a licensed Broker in the State of Tennessee. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) an e-PRO® Internet Professional, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS®). Jan is a multi-million dollar producer with over 12.9 Million in Listings and Closed Sales in 2016. Visit Jan’s personal real estate website at www.jan-tucker.com. Call her, you’ll be glad you did.

865.680.0589

Nancy Strange – Affiliate Broker

A native of East Tennessee, a wife, mother of two sons and grandmother of seven, Nancy began her real estate career in 1986 as a result of the “empty-nest syndrome” when her youngest son went away to college. She soon realized she had found her niche in life. Over the years she has been fortunate enough to have been the leading realtor in her area for a majority of those years. During the period when Lakeside Real Estate Group was associated with a franchise company, Nancy was consistently a member of the Leadership Team, the franchise’s highest award, and was recognized numerous times as the top sales associate in the Southeastern Region. Through her work, she has gained many wonderful friends and been surrounded by a great support team. Buying and selling real estate can be very stressful. Nancy’s philosophy has always been to take away the stress. As a workaholic, she LISTENS and spends as long as it takes to satisfy the wants and needs of her clients. She believes it is of the utmost importance to have as much knowledge as possible about the housing market and the area where you are working. She has often said, “When real estate ceases to be fun, I am out of here.” Even in this ever-changing real estate market, and after 25 years, Nancy still finds the fun and enjoyment in this profession and is here to service any or all of your real estate needs.

865.680.0320

John Webb – Affiliate Broker

After working and traveling extensively across the United States and much of the world, John and his wife Suzanne settled in this beautiful area where the scenic shores and waterways of Tellico Lake blend with the beautiful peaks and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains. With experience at Rarity Communities and now Lakeside Real Estate Group, John knows value – both in the region (no state income tax and the second most inexpensive property taxes in the nation, excluding Alaska) and in specific properties. If you’re interested in a home or a homesite in Tellico Village, Rarity Bay, Rarity Pointe, Tennessee National, or the surrounding area, please allow him to assist you. John promises to make your interest and concerns his number one priority.

865.406.3801

Dwayne Archer – Affiliate Broker

Dwayne is a native East Tennessean, born and raised in the Fountain City (Knoxville) area. Upon graduating college, he spent 13 years owning and operating a family HVAC business before deciding to enter another line of work. After deciding to pursue a career in real estate sales he spent two years at another brokerage before coming to work for Lakeside Real Estate Group. In addition to selling real estate in Tellico Village, he is actively selling in and around the surrounding area. Dwayne is married, has two children, and lives in the Karns community. Dwayne is active in coaching youth baseball, Boy Scouts and traveling to watch his daughter compete in gymnastics. When not involved in any of the above he can be found camping, hunting, or fishing with his son and friends. If you’re looking for a Realtor that will put your concerns first, Dwayne is your man.

865.388.2314

Mark McClung – Affiliate Broker

Mark spent ten years as a Police Sgt. with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and eleven years as a Sgt with the Sweetwater Police Department. His training was primarily in Traffic Accident Reconstruction, and he was head of the Department’s Fatal Accident Team. Retiring from Law Enforcement, he obtained his real estate license in August of 2005. Originally specializing in residential home and lot sales, he has since branched into commercial properties, and large land tracts. In 2007 he obtained his residential contractors license, and he has built several homes to date. He is a very good buyer’s agent, but prefers to list properties. Math is a strong suit for him and he enjoys the complexities of financial spread sheets. He thinks you can never get enough education, and he takes specialized real estate classes every chance he gets. He really enjoys his career and looks forward to helping people with all of their real estate endeavors.

423.836.0386

John Albers – Affiliate Broker

John E. Albers is a former General Motors sales, marketing, and planning executive who has been living in the Tellico Village community of East Tennessee for over fourteen years.  “When I was with General Motors, we were transferred all over the eastern half of the country,” he says,  “But when we visited East Tennessee in search of a retirement location and saw the beauty of the area, the friendliness of the people, the central location for travel, and all of the amenities that were available, we knew this was it.  We love it here.”

John decided to put his love for the area into action so he could help others discover whether this area is right for them.  “It’s not easy to make the decision about where to spend the rest of your life.  My wife and I have gone through that process, so I can share what that experience is like with others.”

John believes that honesty, hard work, loyalty, and dedication to the needs of his customers and clients is what sets him apart.  “There are a lot of real estate agents to choose from;  my goal is to make sure that my customers and clients are convinced that they have selected the right agent during and after the realty transaction.”  John can be reached on his cell phone at

865.705.7895

Roy Espenscheid – Affiliate Broker

Roy and his wife moved to Tellico Village in 2005 and have loved every minute of the time here.  It is now “home” for them.

As he says,” I flunked retirement.  I got bored and wanted to get back to work dealing with people because I enjoy it”.  He spent his last years before retirement working in executive positions that required constant customer interaction and selling real estate is just a carryover of that experience.

Roy knows very well the process people go through when looking for their retirement location.  He had purchased a lot several years before moving to Tellico Village and had his home built.  Growing up and living in the south and then living in Michigan for several years gave him the weather part of the “where do I live” equation, so he relates well to the things customers are looking for.  If Tellico Village doesn’t offer all that you are looking for then we will be surprised.

“I try to treat customers the way I want to be treated and work very hard to exceed their expectations.  I care about people and the transition they are making and want it to be as smooth as possible”.  Please call Roy with any Real Estate needs you might have.

865.406.2004

Ed Spence – Broker

1. Licensed Real Estate Broker in Tennessee and Illinois
2. 41 years experience in Real Estate Sales and Management
3. Member Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing System
4. RealtorAccreditations:
    • ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative)Specialist in representing buyers
    • GRI (Graduate of Realtors Institute) Three-week course in all aspects of the
         Real Estate Industry
    • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Proud to be among the 2% of all
        Realtors who have qualified for this designation
    • CRB (Certified Residential Broker) Course for Broker Managers
5. Six year resident of Tellico Village

Hoping to be of service to you or your visitors, now or anytime in the future. Please call

865.438.7794

Dee Butler – Affiliate Broker

Professionalism with attention to detail is Dee’s primary focus when working with clients.

Her previous professional and personal life experiences taught her that the customer is always right, and she knows buying a home is a consultative partnership where her job is to listen carefully to her client’s desires and needs, and efficiently work to make their vision a reality.

She earned her Master’s Degree from UT in 1976, completed a successful 30-year career in customer service and sales with BellSouth in 2006, and makes her much-loved home in East Tennessee.

Dee has an extremely strong work ethic, she studies the area and makes it her mission to assist her clients in every possible way — she is there for you before and after the sale, and has strong referrals to prove it.

She is a certified ePRO internet specialist and works hard to make sure she is current on technology and changes that affect buyers and sellers.

If you are interested in working with a Realtor who will go the extra distance to insure your satisfaction throughout the process — Dee is the one.

865.458.9600 or 800.745.8448

Leona Saidak – Affiliate Broker

Leona’s expertise in the Tellico Lake area market is unsurpassed. She started her career as a Realtor when the community was first developed — no roads, no utilities and no maps. Leona learned the inventory literally from the ground up, and she has been successfully meeting customer’s buying and selling needs since 1985. As a successful Educator, Counselor and participative citizen, Leona knows what needs to be done, how to get it done, and how to best represent the interests of her clients. A strong negotiator, she has an outstanding reputation for customer satisfaction and leadership in this market and in the local industry. If you want it done right, she is your Realtor!

865.458.9600

Steve Robbins – Affiliate Broker

Steve is a native East Tennessean; being born and raised in Athens. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. He obtained Graduate Certificate in Accelerated Business Management from the University of Colorado – Denver College of Business.

Steve has 25 years of retail sales experience, and retired from Johns Manville after 27 years in manufacturing management. His sales experience includes owning personal retail sales businesses and real estate affiliate broker.

Steve and his wife Deanna live in Riceville, and have 2 children, 3 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. Steve plays golf, and is an avid silver coin collector & grader. Steve is an Affiliate Broker with Lakeside Real Estate Group and looks forward to serving your selling or buying real estate needs.

423.572.2327

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Pam Hardy Cooley – Affiliate Broker

I moved to East Tennessee from Virginia in 1975 to work and study Mechanical Engineering. While in school, the engineering company I was with gave me the wonderful opportunity to work on many of their projects, one of which was the 1982 World’s Fair. I was on-site almost every day and I had a lot of fun working on such an important civic project.

I came to realize during that time that I was very much a “hands on person.” In 1986 I became a personal assistant to one of the top real estate agents of Cooper Communities, the developer of Tellico Village. It was an exciting time to be living and working in this new community, and I am able to share my extensive knowledge of Tellico with the buyers and sellers I work with.

In 1987 my son was born. What a treat it was for him to be able to grow up in Tellico Village, I think he was the first baby. In 1993 I left the developer and went out on my own, which was a great experience for me. In 1999 Cooper opened a resale division for Tellico Village. They called me and I helped that area of the company get started. I was their #1 producer from 1999-2009. In 2010 Cooper decided to close their real estate division, and I am now very happy to have joined the team at Lakeside Real Estate Group.

In my leisure time, I enjoy playing tennis, boating and golfing. If you need an agent to help you in your search of property, and an agent able to give you the knowledge that most buyers want, give me a call. I specialize in homes, townhomes, and home sites. Please give me a call.

865.604.8060

Travis Hardy – Affiliate Broker

Cooper Communities started building Tellico Village in 1986, and I was fortunate to have been on that very first team. Now 31 years later, with millions of dollars in recreation facilities built and thousands of people enjoying this great lifestyle, it is with wonder that I look back on those early years of this community.

It is still a joy meeting new people and helping them become a happy neighbor here in our great village. Please feel free to call or email me anytime, and I will put my 31 years of experience to work for you.

865.621.1656

Bonnie Hughes – Affiliate Broker

Bonnie, a southern girl from Mississippi, fell in love with this area after visiting the Smoky Mountains for the first time in 1985.

Shortly thereafter she left a career in civil service to follow her dreams to live in this beautiful place of East Tennessee. From 1986-1991 she built, owned and operated a Cabin Rental business in the mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Then one day in 1991 she discovered a place called Tellico Village. Well, she fell in love again. Soon she sold her business and built a home in Tellico Village. In 1991 she obtained her real estate license and has been selling in Tellico Village and the surrounding area ever since. The first 10 years she worked with the Developer, Cooper Homes, in new home construction. She enjoyed helping people visualize their dream on paper, then through construction, until the day they were given the keys to their new home. The last 10 years she has specialized in resale properties and has seen a lot of dreams come true in helping people find that perfect home, townhome or building site to build their home.  She continues to look for new ways to market Tellico Village and properties. Not only is she knowledgeable and professional, she is personable. She is a great listener and will always look out for your best interest. Her motto is “Always treat people the way you would want to be treated.” Whether you are looking to buy or wanting to sell, you can depend on her. You can reach Bonnie on her cell at

865.660.8817

Bill Cooley – Affiliate Broker

Originally from Washington State, I moved to the Knoxville area in 2002. Spent approximately 34 years working for Reynolds Metals/Alcoa and finally retired in 2007.

I started my Real Estate career in March of 2008, because I knew I could make a difference on how people approached this hectic process of selling or buying a home. What  I bring to the table is Loyalty, Compassion and Integrity, these are important pieces of the puzzle to help folks though this process.

Highlight of my career is coaching my daughter in 2000 to the  High School 4A State Championship in Girls Fastpitch at Kelso, Washington. To top this off, we had 4 girls get Full-Ride Scholarships at the Division 1 level.

Lastly, I work with an incredible team of Professional Realtors, that I know make a difference everyday in someone’s life! Give me a call at:

865.599.9457

 

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Travis Hardy Jr. – Affiliate Broker

Travis began his real estate career at age 18. He was raised in Tellico Village and was blessed with everything Tellico Village has to offer. Travis has seen the Village grow over the past 26 years and still appreciates this special place. He has grown up around Real Estate transactions since childhood, as both his parents are successful Realtors®. Travis is an active member at the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing System.  His broad knowledge of Tellico Lake and surrounding areas is supreme. His combination of communication and technical skills along with experience will get the job done for you.  Accomplishing your real estate goals is his chief objective, and he knows what it takes to satisfy clients. Please call Travis at:

865.548.1026

Ashley Cook  –  Affiliate Broker

A native Tennessean, Ashley began her sales career at an early age, learning the business from the ground up. Starting work at Darter Steel in Lenoir City, she not only juggled outside sales for the company, but also managed the purchasing of materials for both the company and their clients.

 Needing a change and a challenge after 10 years, she joined Cook Bros Homes in 2013 with the idea of Business Development & Sales in mind. Ashley quickly made a difference with her eye to detail, her ability to think outside the box, and her desire to see Cook Bros Homes succeed. During the early part of 2016 she worked diligently to get her real estate license and hung her license at Lakeside Real Estate Group to bring Cook Bros Homes to the forefront of the industry, and to provide her clients the very best service. 

865.258.1326

Lynn McKean – Affiliate Broker

Originally from Canada, Lynn moved to Arizona as a teenager. She has always worked in customer service/administrative roles because helping people is one of her pleasures in life. Licensed as a Real Estate agent in Arizona in 1993, she moved to Tennessee in 2014 to be closer to her aging parents. Also licensed in Real Estate in Tennessee since April 2016, Lynn puts her considerable Real Estate skills to work on a daily basis. Working with Cook Bros Construction, she is the Customer Care Contact throughout the homebuilding process handling all phases of questions and concerns assisting in making the building process a smooth one.  Licensed with Lakeside Real Estate Group, she works with Ashley Cook to coordinate the builder’s real estate listings, appointments, paperwork and sales. Away from work, Lynn enjoys reading, improving on her “green thumb” and volunteering with the Blount County Friends of the Library. 

865.458.9600

Alden Williams – Affiliate Broker

Raised a “Tar Heel”, Alden graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and “entered” the USAF during the Vietnam War.  Most of his 20 year career was spent as an instructor fighter pilot (2,800 takeoffs and landings) and operations officer.

 

Alden was the Tactical Air Command chief pilot on the low altitude night terrain infrared navigation system for the F-16.  His last assignment was the Targeting Officer for Central Command Air Forces for Southwest Asia.  He had permanent flying assignments in 5 states and 3 countries.  Alden earned a Master’s Degree in Asian History while in the Philippines and graduated from Squadron Officer’s School, Air Command & Staff College, and Air War College.  After leaving the service, he ran an Air Force Junior ROTC program at Haywood High School in Brownsville, TN for 14 years.  There were over 200 cadets per year in the AFJROTC and the program helped many young people broaden their horizons and achieve a better life.

 

After moving 16 times, Alden decided to enter real estate and give clients the treatment he often wanted but did not receive.  He remembered the good experiences and improved on the bad ones.  Alden is a graduate of Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer Representative and Senior Real Estate Specialist.  He was the leading sales person at Village Realty from 2008 – 2015.  During his free time, Alden and his wife of 40 years, Jane, enjoy tennis, golf, and spending time with their children and two grandchildren. Give him a call.

865.604.3251

William Webster – Affiliate Broker

Many people move to East Tennessee because of the moderate climate, the scenic hills and mountains, fishing and boating on the rivers and lakes, great golf courses and other recreational sports and activities. Many choose the area because of the relatively low cost of energy, property taxes and affordable housing. When William was planning his retirement, he and his wife Cindy, considered all of these prior to relocating to East Tennessee. William began a 35 year career with State Farm Insurance immediately after graduation from the University of Tennessee. He received several management promotions and accepted a number of corporate initiated relocations. William learned the importance of working with the right Real Estate agent and company with each move. Retirement didn’t mean ‘quit working’ it meant another opportunity to do something enjoyable and meaningful. William decided to change careers and use the knowledge learned in his previous work, applying it to his new career in Real Estate. His experience in property, contracts, negotiations, communications, interpersonal skills, ethical behaviors and management give William an advantage in the market. His volunteer work in the community has allowed William to become familiar with the area and the people. Williman’s work ethic, experience, energy and willingness to do what needs to be done in a very professional manner can make the process of buying and selling a home a successful and pleasant experience.

865.567.5901

Marty Romano – Affiliate Broker

As a native of Eastern Tennessee, I’ve enjoyed every aspect of living in this gorgeous area. Canoeing the Little “T,” way back when, watching this area transform into a place that has attracted folks from around the world and who now call this home.

 

Being in real estate for 44 years, and having spent 14 of those years, 1986 through 2000, working in the lot sales division for Cooper Communities, I gained an intimate knowledge of Tellico Village. Needless to say, the diversity I enjoyed from being involved with this community was sorely missed, so now I’ve returned to the area where my years of real estate experience, and my expertise of the area can be of benefit to those I serve.

 

My immediate family includes my three sons, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, ages 6 and 7, three dogs and one cat. My passions are hiking, travel, and playing French horn, where I’m fortunate enough to be involved with a wonderful group called The Tennessee Wind Symphony.

 

So enough about me. Call and let’s see what we can do for you.

865. 680.6281

Karen Schell – Broker

My background and experience in providing excellent customer service has proven to be the edge that differentiates me from my competition in real estate.  I do my homework so that my Buyers and Sellers have the tools and real time information required to navigate the housing market.  Local market expertise is essential for the Seller when making decisions of whether to be “in the market” rather than “on the market;” as well as the Buyer who appreciates value and affordability.

 

My dedication to my business, my clients and my community is evident by my continued education through industry designations and certifications programs: an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) an e-PRO® Internet Professional, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS®) and a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE®).

 

I have been a Broker for over six years and in the real estate business for fourteen years. I look forward to the opportunity to assist you in your next move.

865-207-1090

Laticia Hodges – Affiliate Broker

When you look for Real Estate guidance to purchase or sell the largest investment you may own, it is extremely important to choose the right Realtor. Laticia has more than 25 years experience in customer satisfaction related employment. Prior to becoming a licensed Real Estate professional, she was employed in the nuclear industry where she managed a staff of Quality Assurance personnel responsible for supplier qualification. This experience gave her the skills to negotiate crucial contract objectives and effectively communicate with a diverse group that included clients, suppliers, managers, and employees. This background is very useful when applied to real estate contracts and buyer/seller negotiations. The past ten years she has worked diligently as a Realtor to grow her customer base in Tellico Village and the surrounding Knoxville, TN area. As a resident of Tellico Village for 15 years and Knoxville for 13 years, she possesses the background and education to guarantee that clients, both Buyers and Sellers, accomplish their Real Estate objectives.

865.659.0337

Cindy Lennex – Administrative

Our Office Administrator is a true East Tennessean! She grew up watching the construction of the Tellico Dam, and her knowledge of the area, its history, and its beauty is unsurpassed. She completed her education in Loudon, and she began her career in the real estate industry over 30 years ago in a key support role with Cooper Communities, the original developer of Tellico Village.

865.458.9600