Stephenson Realty and Auction was started by William “Bear” Stephenson in August of 1982 in Clinton, TN as a real estate company and after graduating from the Nashville Auction School in 1983 the auction division was added. Then in 1986 Bear attended the Certified Auctioneers Institute at the University of Indiana where over the next several years he received such designations as (AARE) Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate as well as (CES) Certified Estate Specialist. He served as president of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association in 1992-1993 along with being a member of the National Auctioneers Association. In May of 1993 he moved his offices into its current location at 210 Charles Seivers Blvd in Clinton, TN. Bear was one of two people to be inducted into the Tennessee Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 1999 and in 2004 appointed by Governor Bredesen to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission where he has served as vice chairmen and chairmen of the board. Mr. Stephenson and his staff have conducted hundreds of benefit auctions over the years in and around East Tennessee.
Blythe "Trey" Sanders attended David Lipscomb University and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology. After college, he moved back to Nashville, Tennessee where he continued his career in the real estate field. After successfully operating two title and escrow companies he felt that it was time create a new chapter in his life. [email protected]
Missy Sanders is well known for her caring heart, patience, and professionalism. Missy graduated from Roane State Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. After 15 years in the title and escrow industry, she felt the need to assist in the growth of the Sanders name in the real estate community. [email protected]
Missy Houston started her auction career in 2009 after graduating from the Nashville Auction School. She worked many years as a co-owner of a successful auction company and real estate team with a nation real estate brand. She is a Real Estate Broker, Auctioneer and Sales Performance Coach. She has not only been a success on the sales side of real estate, but has worked in management for the largest real estate company in Nashville as the Director of Business Development and Marketing. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, she has an amazing 30 years experience in marketing and sales. She works in Knoxville and Nashville, TN in residential sales and the entire Southern Region in auctions. As she states, “The auction method is a great and different way to sell real estate quickly! It is a honor to work with individuals daily that I can help by using my expertise and experience to make dreams come true.” Firm#1339
Rick is a seasoned real estate professional with over 30 years experience and has served as President of the Clinch Valley Association of REALTORS. Rick has individually ranked in the top 100 residential REALTORS in Metro Atlanta three times and earned the REALTOR association’s prestigious Phoenix Award. Rick has represented corporate entities such as AT&T, Verizon, and others in commercial cellular site acquisitions throughout the United States. He has represented clients in the lease of mixed-use commercial development and high rise condominium sales. With this background, Rick has a professional, well rounded approach as a team leader and vast knowledge of municipal and political processes. Amongst other endeavors, Rick is a local Eagle Scout, attended Roane State Community College and University of Tennessee, has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy, has served as managing principal broker for two firms… and has hiked over 800 miles on the Appalachian Trail! Rick has a positive influence on the people around him and looks forward to discussing a dynamic role in your real estate needs.