Lake Real Estate Agent

Lake Real Estate Agent

Norris Lake Real Estate Agent

Terri Gates

Lake Homes Realty

(931) 488-7525

Years of working, buying/selling and exploring the lakes of East Tennessee have well seasoned my knowledge of Norris, Cherokee, and Douglas lakes, not to mention several others.


As a well traveled navy dependent, college trained cartographer and Realtor, an avid boater and equestrian, I have motored, paddled the waters, ridden horseback, and hiked miles of shoreline. The nuances and geography for each lake are unique and important to grasp when looking for your lake home location.


Finding the match for your lifestyle as a buyer and that match for your home or land, as a seller, is what I do best. Loving what I do, doing it with professional ease while keeping your criteria as priority, will make your real estate experience informed and successful.


Lakefront or simply beautiful Tennessee property? Tell me about it and I will find it or sell it for you.


The Right Realtor for You?


Are you just discovering East Tennessee lake communities or a local resident who knows right where you want to be? I will plug you into available inventory and supply you with details when you need them. I can give you organized directions to explore the area as it fits your time frame and interests. Small or large properties, restricted or unrestricted... it is out there!


A constant communication thread, listening and professional skills are key to a successful selling or buying transaction.


Creative and traditional marketing ramp up your success as a seller. Creative and traditional and well informed negotiating skills bring my buyers a fair to awesome purchase value.


Can I lay claim to being a top producer in a real estate company? Yes. But more importantly, I work diligently to find that property, or that buyer that fits, and makes that sale you are looking for!


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Terri  Gates

Contact Terri:

(931) 488-7525


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About Norris Lake

Nestled in between Tennessee's rolling green hills, Norris Lake promises turquoise waters and year round fun for the whole family.


Not only is this lake a desirable vacation spot for thousands of families and visitors each year, but it has a rich history dating back to 1911. This is the year the location that would become Norris Dam (then named "Cove Creek Site") was chosen due to its natural landscape.


The goal of the dam was to bring stability to the area, as flooding was uncontrollable and unpredictable, as well as provide a substantial power source for the area. Just three short years later on March 4th, 1936, the dam was complete.


It was named after Nebraska Senator, George Norris who had been a long time supporter of the Tennessee Valley Authority. By 1937, the Norris Reservoir was filled completely, creating the largest reservoir on a tributary of the Tennessee River.


To this day, the dam delivers a maximum of 131,400 kilowatts of energy delivery to not only the Tennessee Valley, but to the five counties surrounding Norris Lake.


Located just off of 1-17 in east Tennessee, Norris Lake hosts 33,840 acres of water surface and 809 miles of winding shoreline. It is a scenic escape for thousands of vacationers and permanent owners.


The area boasts several activities to keep everyone in the family entertained. From water sports like swimming, boating, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and water skiing to land bound happenings such as incredible hiking trails (with breathtaking views), horse back riding, and camping, things are never dull.


Norris Lake is especially known for being one of the greatest areas for fishing in the region! No matter if you seek beautiful views to relax, or days jam packed with adventure, you will always find what you are looking for with every visit.