Travis McKinney named Rookie of the Year

It’s true that everybody loves a rookie. They are usually young, energetic and have spent years coaching and training for their big moment to shine.

Well that is the case for local entrepreneur and Real Estate Agent Travis McKinney of Keller Williams Realty. This 33-year-old energetic real estate professional was recently named the Keller Williams Realty International Rookie of the Year given to the agent with the most production in their first year. This accomplishment came as a huge honor for Travis as he put his expertise as an investor and appraiser to use and decided to help others buy, sell and invest in real estate. This led to over $12 million in first year sales, an accomplishment only a select few agents do after years of experience.

Travis is no stranger to real estate. He has spent the last eight years as a real estate investor and his company T&T Real Estate Investments has rejuvenated over 100 homes in East Tennessee. They continue to rejuvenate Knoxville and increase values all across East TN neighborhoods. Travis is also a state certified appraiser and has been licensed for eight years completing hundreds of appraisals for lenders.

“When I was told I had won this award I had no clue what it really meant,” McKinney recalls. “Once I arrived in Anaheim, California for the annual conference and saw thousands of agents and industry experts it all hit me.

“I am very honored and humbled to have won this award. This is not just my award. None of this would have been capable without the support of my lovely wife and best friend Emily McKinney and business partner Tanner Davis. I look forward to a very big 2018 and helping people and families all over East TN and the US fulfill their real estate dreams.

“We want our clients at the center of our attention and service. It is all about serving them – Helping them find the perfect home for them or getting them top dollar for their house quickly. We always want to be reminded that they are why our heart is in it.”