Fran began her real estate career in Wears Valley in 2000, shortly after moving to Tennessee from Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband David and their five children. She had learned all about Wears Valley and Sevier County by participating in the U.S. Census, and her newly-gained knowledge of the area coupled with her great love of the Smoky Mountains provided her with the opportunity to share her enthusiasm with like-minded people wishing to also have a little part of the Tennessee Mountains. After being a top agent in another real estate company for over six years, Fran decided to create East Tennessee Realty Group. Fran had a sincere desire to share her little piece of “Hillbilly Heaven” with others who have discovered the beautiful Smoky Mountains. “I love meeting people who have arrived in the Smoky Mountains for the first time, especially the ones who are not aware of all the Smokies has to offer,” Fran comments. “It is a real joy to introduce these clients to my wonderful Wears Valley neighbors, to drive them to Metcalf Bottoms and watch their faces as they see the Little River from the wooden bridge, and to take them to any of our numerous and beautiful properties with long range views out over the Valley and into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The best part of my job is the transition of these new acquaintances into lifelong friends.” One of Fran’s favorite lines is from Robert Browning: “Come, Grow Old With Me…The Best is Yet to Be.