Tennessee Valley Realty Associates


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Working for MIG allows me the tools other lenders simply do not have, because we offer such a diverse range of loan products that suit every individual client’s needs. My office is located at MIG’s Corporate Headquarters in Knoxville, TN, which means that I know my Processor, Underwriters, and Closer personally. Get pre-qualified today by visiting CloseWithCarter.com or call 865-850-2418.


Scott Griggs

Principal Broker & Owner


Tennessee Valley Realty Associates

Scott Griggs, Principal Broker and Owner, founded Tennessee Valley Realty Associates in 2010. Amidst major changes in the real estate and mortgage markets, he developed a new approach to the traditional Real Estate Brokerage. Abandoning out dated techniques, utilizing current technologies and looking ahead to respond to future market trends, are what sets him apart from others. Scott graduated Auburn University before moving to Knoxville in 2001. Beginning in consumer sales, he moved to the mortgage industry and worked as a mortgage loan officer for several years. This inside knowledge of loan programs, lending guidelines, underwriting processes, inspections and appraisals gives his clients a tremendous advantage when buying or selling property of any kind. Not all real estate contracts make it to the closing table. Issues with buyer financing are the main reason for failed contracts. The ability to identify potential problems or weaknesses in advance, often provides the valuable time needed to take action to prevent a failed contract. After many years of closed mortgage loans, Scott put away his mortgage calculator and loan program guidelines and applied for his real estate license. After 5 years of industry experience he applied for his Broker license in Tennessee.
Scott embraces continuing education as a core competency that sets himself apart from his competitors. Knowledge of market trends on the local level and insight of what is trending on a national and regulatory level provides valuable information made available to clients and agents within the firm. Scott has found a way build a real estate firm comprised of highly trained consultants rather than a traditional sales staff. When it comes to real estate transactions, every TVRA buyer or seller client gets an individual designated agent. Each agent has been trained to handle any situation presented but also has the backing of the entire TVRA team.  Give Scott a call or drop by our Bearden office today.

Tennessee Valley Realty Associates is a full service real estate brokerage, including property management services covering the East Tennessee area. Based in West Knoxville, TVRA covers Knoxville, Maryville, Powell, Halls, Karns, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in providing the very best client services in the industry. Each client is represented professionally, efficiently and with their end result goals in mind. As East Tennessee residents, we understand the pride and value of home and business ownership and strive to pass along this time held tradition to everyone we work with.  We are “Invested in East Tennessee”.

Tennessee Valley Realty Associates is a team of hand-picked agents ready to help you buy, sell or lease property in the East Tennessee. All of our agents have completed state and national licensing requirements and comply with continuing education on current real estate topics. All of our agents are members of the National Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors, and the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. In addition, TVRA has agents that hold various designations including Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). We are a team of diverse individuals with positive personalities that adhere to the highest standard of ethics. We have bi lingual agents and can offer translation services if requested.  Our expertise includes buyer and seller representation, whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, we’ve got an agent that is invested in your real estate interests.



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ENERGY STAR Series Continues

The Audit

Scott Higgins reveals the Energy Audit done on Host Kevin Rhea’s home.

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 Prudent Energy Systems- Scott Higgins:



Energy Auditing and Home Performance Contracting

Our energy audits identify:

  • Comfort Imbalance Sources
  • Mold/Mildew Sources
  • Inefficient Water Heaters, Refrigerators and Gas Ranges/Ovens
  • Ways to Reduce Utility Costs-15-50%
  • Safety Concerns

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Your home is probably your most important asset!  By taking advantage of our services, you are ensuring that the cost of running and maintaining your home will be lowered, putting more money back in your pocket rather than handing it to the utility companies.  If the check engine light in your car came on, would you take it to a mechanic?  Unfortunatly homes do not have such warning systems in place, but Prudent Energy Systems can help by not only diagnosing potential health/safety issues, but also prioritizing repairs based on money saving opportunities!  Contact us today!

We are a full service home performance building company serving the Knoxville area.  Our services include:

We work to maximize your home’s energy efficiency, eradicate any indoor air quality and other safety problems at the source, and optimize building durability and integrity.  Capable of working as a 3rd party verifier or as a turnkey performance contractor, we will work to ensure your goals are achieved. We’re certified, verified, and have over 20 years of experience under our tool belt.

Feel free to call us or shoot an email for a free consultation, where you’ll speak with a friendly customer service representative trained to walk you through exactly what sort of work we do on a day-to-day basis to improve homes like yours, as well as what energy efficiency rebates and tax credits may be available in your area. We look forward to hearing from you!

Energy Efficiency in Homes Series