423.543-5741 | 112 S. Armed Forces Dr. Elizabethton, TN 37643

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Russ Swanay, Broker Owner

A native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Russ began his real estate career upon graduation from East Tennessee State University in 1972.  Working as an Affiliate Real Estate Broker for a local real estate concern for approximately 2 ½ years, Russ founded Russ Swanay Real Estate company in 1975.  At that time, Russ was one of the youngest Broker/Owners in the State of Tennessee.
A founding member and past President of the Elizabethton Board of Realtors, Russ became a member of the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors shortly after it’s formation, and has earned numerous sales achievement awards every year that awards were presented by the Association.
For twenty seven years, Russ was also a licensed real estate appraiser, even earning the professional designation of SRA (Senior Residential Appraisal) with the Appraisal Institute, a nationally recognized appraisal organization.  Russ’s past experience and training as an appraiser has afforded him the expertise needed to properly advise clients as to current property values.
After doing double duty as a Realtor/Appraiser, in 2008, Russ decided to devote all of his time and energy into the daily operation of Russ Swanay Real Estate.  His total concentration in that regard, along with the benefit of having procured top producing affiliate real estate agents, has resulted in Russ Swanay Real becoming the leading real estate firm in the Carter County/Elizabethton market area.
As a developer, Russ has constructed numerous homes throughout the area, and has designed and constructed several condominium developments in Elizabethton.  His hobbies include fitness walking and designing homes, many of which he has built.
Russ takes his job very seriously, always striving to maintain those qualities which has earned his Company a reputation for honesty, competence and professionalism that is valued and recognized by area lenders, attorneys, clients and his peers.  Russ can be reached anytime by calling (423) 543-5741 or by email at [email protected].


David_1David Collins, Affiliate Broker

David is a native of Carter County and, since beginning his real estate career in 2005, has become one of the top producing real estate agents within the Northeast Tennessee region.  Year after year, MLS records validate that David is, consistently,  among one of  the leading sales agents in the area.  In addition to being a licensed Realtor, David is also a licensed Auctioneer, with nearly a lifetime of experience in the auction industry.
Whether seeking to buy, or sale, it is important to seek a professional realtor, or auctioneer, who has the breadth of knowledge, the professionalism, and the expansive knowledge of the market that an agent like David Collins has earned throughout his career.
David’s interests include horses, which he and his wife, Pam, own and ride, along with working on his farm.
David is always ready to assist both home buyers and home sellers in turning their real estate dreams into a reality.  David can be reached anytime by calling (423) 335-3078 or by eamil at [email protected]).



photoJulia Adams, Affiliate Broker

Exemplary service, coupled with acute market knowledge.  These are Julia’s goals in her efforts to assist her clients.  The majority of Julia’s clients are referred by previous clients, or by other   real estate professionals.  With approximately 18 years of experience, Julia enjoys assisting both buyers and sellers in achieving their real estate goals.
As a resident of Upper East Tennessee since 1984, Julia is a huge fan of the area and has an in depth understanding of various neighborhoods and market trends.  The relationships she has developed with other real estate professionals ensures that Julia knows what is going on within the real estate world of Upper East Tennessee.
With college degrees from both the University of Tennessee and Maryville College, Julia has the educational background to perfectly compliment her vast experience and knowledge of the area real estate market.  She believes that her clients deserve her personal touch, in every detail, and that they benefit from her dedicated attention to their needs.
Julia enjoys caring for her mountain home and spending time with her beloved dogs.
Julia is an assertive, experienced negotiator, who always keeps her client’s interest at the forefront of any transaction.  Julia can be reached anytime by calling (423) 957-8150.or by email at [email protected].



Tracy is a Carter County native.  Tracy began her real estate career in 2000, and is the Office Manager of Russ Swanay Real Estate.    She handles the day to day operations of the business, and is usually the first person reached when calling or visiting the office.


Throughout her career, Tracy has developed an in depth knowledge of the day to day goings on within the real estate industry of Northeast Tennessee.  Her easy manner, and quick rapport with both clients and other agents has made her an asset to the firm and a valued employee.


Tracy is an avid race fan and her other hobbies include fitness routines and enjoying her home and pool along with her husband, Alan.
Tracy can be reached daily by calling the office at (423) 543-5741.


David Collins
David Collins
  • Office: 423-543-5741
  • Mobile: 423-335-3078
  • Fax: 423-543-5085

Tracy Little
Tracy Little
  • Office: 423-543-5741
  • Mobile: 423-833-3207
  • Fax: 423-543-5085

Julia Adams
Julia Adams
  • Office: 423-543-5741
  • Mobile: 423-957-8150
  • Fax: 423-543-5085