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Your source for in-depth information on Norris Lake, Ft Loudoun Lake, Tellico Lake, Cherokee Lake, Douglas Lake, Watts Bar Lake, Melton Hill Lake condos, land and waterfront living. Tennessee lakefront living holds a special place in our lives, and working with lakefront clients is what we enjoy most. Allow us to help you find your lake home.

Looking for a Lake Front homes or lots? Search everything that the MLS has to offer.  Please use my website to search for Your Dream Home or Property on Norris Lake or any of the other lake in east Tennessee. Click the Lake Front Homes Tab and all the lake front homes on the MLS will come up.

Looking for a Lake  home? Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date database list of all available properties on Norris Lake, or use the Dream Home Finder form and I'll conduct a personalized search for you.

This site is updated daily with every lakefront listing in East Tennessee. Whether you're searching for a Lake House, Condo or Land, you will find all the tools and information you need on the site. We help buyers find primary, vacation, and retirement homes on all the lakes in east TN. Some of the amenities in subdivisions we work with include: Gated stone entrance, walking trails, fitness center, golf, tennis, boating, fishing, marinas with restaurant, swimming pool, hot tub or whirlpool, and so much more!  TN Fishing Guide - Fishing License (Online Center). You could spend a lifetime exploring all the lakes in East Tennessee. Lake living is simply the best. Properties available include: Private and Gated communities with lake homes and lots, Luxury Condominiums and Townhomes, and Resort communities. Lake front properties are affordable and we are your lake experts since we live, work and play on the lake.

 

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Norris Lake Time! Check out this Park

Big Ridge State Park #2 of 7 things to do in Maynardville 94 reviews 1015 Big Ridge Park Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807-1727 7.5 miles from Norris Lake “Great park” 11/09/2017 “Nice and Quiet” 11/03/2017... Read more

Ideas for Celebrating Christmas on Lake

It is time to start planning for the holidays. Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas or any other holiday below you will find some tips to help you get ready for your relaxing holiday at the lake. Plan your holiday way in advance. Invite ... Read more

Windows on The Lake

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING WATERFRONT WINDOWS & DOORS #1: Dream Big, Design Bigger Use size to your advantage by playing with scale to create big, bold sightlines and design details that truly impress. Take cues from this year’s S... Read more
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Do Personality Assessments Work? Sometimes.

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I’ve always been skeptical of personality assessments. After taking the DISC twice—once getting a D/C and more recently getting a high, nearly even I/D—I found that both results matched my personality on some levels and conflicted on others. This is where my skepticism come in. There’s truth in assessments to varying degrees.

Whether or not you’re looking into assessments for personal insight or to use as a tool for hiring, it’s important to find the right one for you. Recently, I wrote a piece for REALTOR® Magazine on EQ vs. IQ, which examines the concept of emotional intelligence and how it relates to working with clients. I interviewed experts in the field who offered actionable tips for getting in touch with your EQ and applying it to your job in real estate. The article is divided into three parts, and in the last section—which is targeted at broker-owners or hiring managers—I dive into how to recruit high-EQ candidates.

As part of my research, I took Keller Williams Realty’s Keller Personality Assessment (KPA), which I found to be the most accurate and enlightening assessment I’ve experienced to date. It encapsulated so many idiosyncrasies of my personality that it was astonishing. But I shouldn’t be surprised since their business model is all about building teams that work well together. What better way to get a window into a person’s true self than by asking them to take an assessment to learn how they’ll fit in with your group? The key word in that question is “window.”

Whether you’re using DISC, a brokerage tool like KW’s KPA, or another test, such as the Caliper Profile, look at it as one piece of the puzzle (e.g. don’t put all your eggs in one basket). You still need to make sure you’re recruiting the right person or making a good hire. Here are some takeaways after taking the KPA:

Know what you’re assessing. Hiring someone just because you like them or you “click” isn’t always a good idea. Really consider the skillset the job requires before administering the assessment. Know what you’re looking for and have a checklist. Make sure you’re judging candidates not only on their strengths but how those strengths might serve as either pros or cons in a specific position.

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@Clker-Free-Vector-Images, 2014. pixabay.com

Understand that an assessment might not tell the whole story. Some candidates can overthink their responses when taking an assessment, which may affect accuracy. That’s why it’s imperative to ask follow-up questions pertaining to the results of any tests you administer. Ask the candidate how they feel about the results and how accurate they think they are. Ask for examples pertaining to candidates’ assessed strengths as they’ve played out in real-life or on-the-job.

Don’t put people in a box. I hate using that box cliché, but it’s true. Many assessments cement a person as one way or another, failing to consider how one trait might inform other characteristics. For instance, my high responsiveness, spontaneity, and logical problem-solving skills, coupled with my desire for independence, means I work best in environments that are busy, active, and give me a range of responsibilities to manage. But looking at each of those traits independently, you might not draw that conclusion.

In-person interviews are best. It’s much easier to read someone’s comfort level when you see their body language. You can also give them insight into your company culture. And according to Karina Loken, president of The Loken Group with Keller Williams Luxury International in Houston, if a candidate feels your office is a good fit for them, it’s always good for your organization.

 Read More: Is EQ More Powerful Than IQ?

A Closer Look at CES’s Game Changers

ces-logoAt CES 2018, the consumer electronics’ mega show in Las Vegas this week, I hung out with robots, tried out the latest VR headsets, and talked—yes, talked—to a host of appliances, from a bathroom mirror to a refrigerator. After scouring the show floor, I found several products this year that hold real potential to shake up the real estate market. In the video below, I outlined what I think is some of the best tech I saw at the show this year. But of course, my rankings are subjective so use the poll below to vote for your favorite!

Check out all of REALTOR® Mag’s CES 2018 coverage.

 

Which of these 10 game changers from CES 2018 has the most potential to impact your business?
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Gables & Gates, REALTORS®
11800 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934