Russ Swanay retires, firm changes owners to Collins and Company

Published 2:51 pm Monday, September 19, 2022

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Russ Swanay Real Estate announces some upcoming changes happening within the company. After serving the Real Estate community for the past 50 years, Russ Swanay has decided to enter into retirement.
Swanay started his Real Estate career 50 years ago with Broome Real Estate and soon moved on to become the youngest broker/owner of a Real Estate company in Tennessee. His career has spanned many changes within the Real Estate industry and he has managed to keep up with the changing times to become one of the most successful Realtors in the Elizabethton, East TN market area. Not only has Swanay been a Realtor, but he was an active appraiser for many years and had obtained his SRA designation, an appraisal qualification and was only one of a handful of appraisers that received that qualification in the area. Swanay will still be active as a licensed Realtor with Collins and Company, but plans to take a big step back and just enjoy the life of retirement and pursue his other interests.
Swanay has assembled and is joining a qualified team who will continue as Collins & Company Realtors and Auctioneers. David Collins will take over the everyday operations of the office. Collins has been a part of the Russ Swanay team for the past 15 years. He plans to continue as normal with a ready team in place to continue with marketing of traditional Real Estate. The auction industry is an integral part of the business and the company will continue on with both live and online auctions of all types.
“We have in place an experienced team of Realtors, Julia Adams, Libby Hoilman, Jacob Force and Ashley Eastridge, who all are very qualified and experienced within the Real Estate community,” said Collins.
An integral part of the office operations is office manager Tracy Little, who is coordinating the changeover of all integral parts of the business.
“We are excited to continue with the excellent business foundation created by Russ Swanay and aim to serve the Elizabethton and East TN area with the same integrity and hard work that has been a mainstay of his career,” said Collins.

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