Chattanooga’s Accredited Land Consultant and residential real estate veteran Todd Henon was recently tapped for his expertise in acreage: development, investment, and recreation. The quarterly, national Land Magazine is distributed nationwide to Land Buyers, Owners, and Brokers. Click here to view the Winter 2019 issue of Land Magazine online.
Read on to get to know Todd and the unique niche which has been thoughtfully layered onto Todd Henon Properties’ robust residential portfolio.
Where do you live? Chattanooga, Tennessee
Where do you work? Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama
What drew you to ranch and recreational real estate? I grew up doing chores on my grandparents’ Kentucky farm, and caving, hunting and fly fishing from Florida to South Dakota. Passion for wisely stewarding the outdoors makes it a privilege to serve like-minded clients.
What makes the corner of the world where you work special? The confluence of the Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama borders offers a lifestyle of year-round recreation gifted by the Tennessee River watershed and easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains. Sportsmen and landowners are drawn by our world-renowned outdoor opportunities: trout and bass fishing, hiking, rock climbing, hang gliding, hunting and boating. No Tennessee state income tax, affordability and top educational institutions make our area a desirable place to raise a family or retire. Within 90 minutes of several major cities, it’s not uncommon to walk out your back door to hunt deer or turkey in the morning then head to a Broadway show downtown that night.
What are the three most important tools in a ranch broker’s kit? 1—Land app, 2—Intrinsic knowledge of land and creativity for its highest and best use and 3—in the South. . . Deet
If you could call anywhere on the planet home, where would it be? Why? I love fly fishing and hunting around the world, but there is something special about coming “home” to Tennessee. Our scenic mountain views, clean waterways, vibrant wildlife in pastures and woodlands, colorful flora and fauna and our moderate climate are ensconced in entrepreneurial innovation and rich history. Especially with three grandkids nearby, my wife and I would choose our hometown of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, every day.
What’s the most profound lesson you’ve learned from the land or its people? Responsibility and stewardship
Listener or talker? Listener
If you had one extra hour of time per day, how would you use it? Outside. . . whether helping clients develop vision around a piece of land, chopping wood or casting flies
Would you rather be without Internet for a week or your phone? Internet. I can “old school” real estate on my phone and maintain a high level of productivity. Technology certainly makes our days more scalable, but there have been many-a-successful land brokers able to sell thousands of acres just by knowing his/her area and members of the community well.
If you could give one sentence advice about how to live life, what would that be? Hard work + trust in God’s provision will win the day.
Describe your perfect work day. Everyone on my team leveraging their gifts and talents at full capacity, while I guide a client through a sale or purchase that enables them to fulfill their vision and move into their next chapter.
What is your most memorable deal to date? Lightning struck twice when our team helped sensitively transition our seller—an injured cattleman—from his beloved acreage by connecting him with an international dog field trial champion. After a nationwide search, we helped our buyer convert this stunning 193-acre Georgia farm into a beautiful home and perfect venue for global competitions at which our team pitched in to barbecue and extend Southern hospitality. It’s rewarding to see one property fulfill two important dreams.
Todd Henon Properties is a leading Chattanooga-based real estate team serving Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama since 2000. Headquartered at Keller Williams Realty Downtown, Todd Henon Properties is in the top 1 percent of Chattanooga Realtors in sales volume and the top 3 percent of Keller Williams agents worldwide. Specializing in homes, estates, land and farms, Henon’s seasoned team of in-town, neighborhood, and acreage specialists are known for their expertise in traditional and unique properties at all price points.