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Appalachian Realty Executives, LLC is a full-service Real Estate agency located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  Don't let our size fool you!  We are a small agency, that provides big results.  With our team of local Real Estate Experts, you'll get personal attention, prompt communication, and genuine care and concern throughout your experience.  Let us show you why you're not just a customer, but a client for life!

Founded in 2012, Appalachian Realty Executives, LLC is a full-service Real Estate company located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  We are proud to serve our clients throughout the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia markets. 
Whether you are looking for Homes for sale in Northeast Tennessee or Homes for Sale in Southwest Virginia or maybe even Land for sale in Northeast Tennessee or Land for sale in Southwest Virginia, we have got you covered.  Whether you are an experienced buyer or a first-time homeowner, we are happy to assist you! Real estate is one of the largest and most exciting investments one can make. We are here to make sure that your process is a fun and rewarding one!  Let us give you the experience that only Experts can provide.
Realtor Michelle Childress with clients at a closing of their home.
Photo of Michelle with her happy clients.


Below is our team of Experts.

Brenda Hill, Owner and Broker
Michelle Childress, Realtor
Elaine Lawson, Realtor


Brenda Bryson-Hill

Phone:  (276) 393-1942

Brenda is the Owner/Broker of Appalachian Realty Executives, LLC.  She has been a full time agent in the Southwest Virginia real estate business for over a decade.  She has also been licensed in Tennessee for the past 7 years.  She works with both buyers and sellers in residential, land, and commercial real estate.  Brenda has a certificate in Real Estate and has also completed both residential and commercial appraisal classes, with additional training in REO and Short Sales.  She has prepared broker's price opinions on residential, commercial, and vacant land properties for various lenders and management companies for many years.  Prior to entering the real estate business, Brenda worked as a draftsperson in the land department for local coal and land development companies and engineering firms.  She worked specifically with land holdings and ownership, boundary disputes, land development, preparation and maintenance of accurate survey plats.  This experience has been a valuable tool in the real estate business.   

Brenda was born in Lee County, VA and has been married to local pharmacist, Dr. Chester Hill for over 35 years.  They have lived on a small farm in Lee County near Big Stone Gap for over 24 years.  They have two children, Kenneth E. Hill, an attorney in Kingsport, TN and April Hill Williams, a pharmacist in Knoxville, TN.  They also have a granddaughter, Caroline Hill. 


Michelle Childress

REALTOR® - Licensed in Virginia

Phone:  (276) 393-1489


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Michelle is a licensed Realtor in Southwest Virginia with a focus on residential real estate sales.  Having been a resident of Southwest Virginia for my entire life, I know how valuable your time is and I bring a straightforward style, neighborhood knowledge, and a personal touch to my work to ensure your real estate experience – whether buying or selling – is both enjoyable and successful.


Elaine Lawson

REALTOR® - Licensed in Tennessee and Virginia

Phone:   (276) 219-4822

Elaine is currently licensed in the states of Virginia and Tennessee.  She has been employed locally as a veterinary assistant for many years.  She is also proactive in animal rescue, rehabilitation, and placement.  She and her sister, Judy reside in Big Stone Gap.  Having grown up in the area, she is familiar with the local market.  Elaine is a true people person.  Whether selling, buying, or renting real estate, you can rest assured she will guide you through your real estate experience with the integrity and compassion you deserve.  Give Elaine a call for all your real estate needs.  You'll be glad you did.

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