Nice to meet you! I'm Bill Long.
My East Tennessee roots run deep; I was born and raised in the beautiful Sequoyah Hills area and have lived in Knoxville all my life. I developed a solid business foundation while majoring in Accounting at The University of Tennessee, and while still in school I worked up to the level of manager at Laundriteria, my father’s side business.
I was drawn to Real Estate because it allowed me to combine my interests in homes, market research, and finance with my love for building great relationships with people. I stay involved in our local Real Estate community and have been a long-term member of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR) and KAAR-CIE, the commercial real estate branch of the organization. I recently attained the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist from the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing giving my client’s properties access to a wealth of resources for their upper tier property.
Love of Learning
I’m a naturally curious person, and although I’ve been in the field of Real Estate for over 40 years, I always find something new to discover. I never tire of conducting market research, getting to know fellow professionals in all areas of the industry, and watching Knoxville change and grow. I like having a good working knowledge of all parts of Real Estate, and my journey to stay involved and informed is constant. I’m never bored!
I love passing along my knowledge to my clients in a way they can understand, anticipating what they’ll need to know. I pay attention to details, and keep the process moving forward smoothly and accurately. No matter which type of client I’m representing – Buyer or Seller – I care about all parties involved.
East Tennessee Home
Having lived in East Tennessee my entire life, I know its culture and communities inside and out. I take great pride in the warm and welcoming people of this region, and the abundance of natural resources. I’m usually never far from the outdoors, and in my free time, I enjoy boating on Lake Loudoun, spending time on the golf course, or heading to the beach. I’m an avid nature photographer and lover of music (shhh… I may have played bass in a band in the seventies), and my favorite people to spend time with are my wife (who is also a licensed Realtor® and the director of a real estate marketing group), two lovely daughters and sons-in-law, three amazing grandchildren, and two grand dogs.