Complete real estate information about the Gatlinburg area real estate market and everything related to it including Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as well as the rest of Sevier County and our Great Smoky Mountain National Park area. Current market statistics and new listings including foreclosures are also highlighted here.
Zillow Doesn't Know!!
For the second time in just the past 3 days, I have had a seller complain to me about gross inaccuracies in the Zillow.com information and value estimate for their listed property. This is far from a new problem, as Zillow has always been an entirely automated system that doesn't actually have a real estate agent or appraiser's direct input.
Sellers want to know where the erroneous information on the website comes from and with good reason as Zillow has now become by some estimates the number one most popular real estate website. While we do advertise on Zillow (because it is so popular with Buyers) we don't actually submit information regarding our listed properties directly to them. Rather, they get a feed from the Multiple Listing Service and this data is then combined with information from various other sources. The most important additional source of information used on the Zillow website is probably our Sevier County courthouse records. Prior sale data, acreage & square footage information, year built and much other information is garnered from the courthouse records and unfortunately this data is frequently wrong or at the least misleading. As the old axiom "garbage in, garbage out" goes, the flawed courthouse data is extrapolated by the Zillow program and errors are magnified creating grossly inaccurate information that potential buyers see or even worse may rely upon.
I can't blame sellers for being irritated by the errors propagated by Zillow but there isn't much that can be done about the problem. The best idea for buyers is to consult a professional and if necessary hire an appraiser - All too often Zillow just don't know!!
Every once in a while, an opportunity arises that we just can't pass up and this fantastic log sided home certainly fell into this category. Private, without another home anywhere in sight, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath house with 3 master suites is located in the coveted Pittman Center area and is perfect as either a residence or a vacation home.
This stunning property features over 280 feet of pristine riverfront on the beautiful cascading white water of the Little Pigeon River and this is no postage stamp sized lot either. It is actually a huge parcel of just under 4 acres. From either of the full length decks, you can view & listen to the beautiful rushing river below. Inside, there is also plenty of room to spread out, with over 3,000 square feet of heated & cooled living space, with large rooms and lots of glass.
Should you ever become tired of being alone, Dollywood is less than 20 minutes away but you would never know it from how perfectly peaceful this location is:
We have recently listed 4 otherwise unrelated Smoky Mountain true luxury properties in Sevier County and these estates are absolutely breathtaking. Whether you are looking for an incredible view from a huge mountain side home overlooking Gatlinburg, a spectacular 100+ acre horse farm estate in the Wears Valley area of Sevierville, the landmark Gatlinburg Castle, or just desire your own massive pristine property surrounded by the State and National Forests, we can satisfy your urge to own an undoubtedly unique Smoky Mountain estate. Click on the caption under each of the pictures below to be directed to a full description of these remarkable Gatlinburg area estate properties.
Gatlinburg area sales rocketed past January 2016's tally and we haven't even got all of the sales reported yet. Because this is only the preliminary total, we could rocket past 2006's red-hot all time record of 210 sales. Here is the initial report of January 2017's blistering sales pace for Smoky Mountain residential real estate sales:
Because of some MLS data errors, January's average sales price is not shown on the report above, but hopefully will be soon...