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Katie Ridgway of CENTURY 21 Legacy

(5) 28 Ratings
Luxury specialist
Commercial specialist
License: 325895
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  • 2020 - Quality Service Producer

Professional Designations

  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Commercial Specialist
  • e-Pro, Internet Professional
  • Fine Homes and Estates Specialist
  • At Home with Diversity Certified

Personal Profile


I have been in the real estate industry since 2010. I have worked in customer service and sales for the majority of my working life and I LOVE it! My favorite thing about real estate are the negotiations (within reason of course, hah). The worst anyone can do is say, ?no" so let's sit down and talk over some coffee or tea about your real estate desires and goals.

Professional Memberships and Appointments:

Director, Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS?

2022 President, Women's Council of REALTORS? Knoxville Network

REALTOR? Political Action (RPAC) Investor

Education/Professional Designations:

Attended San Diego State University and graduated in 2004, Bachelor of Art in Communications with an emphasis in Media Management, Minor in Spanish

e-PRO certified by the National Association of REALTORS?

Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS); Cartus Network Affinity Specialist (CNAS); Cartus Network Marketing Specialists (CNMS); Cartus Network Inventory Specialists (CNIS)Special


Assisted in training the majority of my office in Knoxville on the new multiple listing system (MLS) that was integrated into our Association a few years back. I had used the system while working on St. Croix, USVI in real estate so was able to coach and teach all agents in our office on how to use this new system as the office trainer.

Personal Interests:

Attempting to rock at being a wife, mom to kids and fur-kids all while being the household manager and real estate guru. I had the special pleasure of growing up in San Diego, CA. Then I was able to move to St. Croix, USVI for a while and finally settled down in Knoxville, TN where we have 2 children and 3 fur-children. Travel has always been a huge love of my life and I've been to many places all over the world - all throughout North American, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. Running and my Peloton bike are two things I really enjoy! I am a sunshine girl - warm weather, fresh air and sunshine are the key to happiness in my opinion.

Above and Beyond:

In addition to managing my household and real estate career I am also involved with my neighborhood HOA and am the room parent for our children every year at their school. I think it is very important to be involved in not only in your place of work but your community as well. I volunteer (and have for years) at local animal shelters and assist with adoption and fundraising events - I always try to help the little paws that can't help themselves! Prior to being my own agent I was a licensed agent assistant for about 6 years and thus was able to be available to train and guide new agents within our Brokerage.

Client Reviews

5 out of 5

(5) 28 Ratings
  • Seller review
    We were referred to Katie Ridgeway & Kris Buitenhek by a person in our family who handles real estate for Century 21 in another area. Katie & Kris were an awesome team and we were so fortunate to have their expertise on our side. We would not buy or sell anything in the Knoxville area in the future without their help. Professional, responsive, attentive are just some of the adjectives to describe these two. My wife and I could not be happier with the service we were given.
  • Buyer review
    I've never had an agent quite like Katie. She would inquire about details that could be potential pitfalls. She was able to make my offer very competitive using creativity, and I truly believe I wouldn't have a home right now without her. 'Above and beyond' is more than appropriate to describe my overall experience.
  • Buyer review
    Katie continues to exceed all our expectations throughout the entire process. Her knowledge of the local market and quick response was key to us quickly closing on a home in a difficult market.
  • Buyer review
    Katie helped our son buy a house in Tennessee when he retired from the Marines last year. He was so pleased with the experience he insisted that we should use her when we moved to Tennessee. So we did and he was right.
  • Buyer review
    Katie Went above and beyond my expectations of a realtor She was flexible with us as we were in different state by doing virtual tours and even provided contacts for day care centers and house cleaners to help with easing anxiety about moving with a 4 year old. She also kept our 4 year old entertained during the closing
  • Buyer review
    Katie and Kris were fantastic to work with in house hunting and in buying our new house. Very effective and on top of things as we went through the process. Really appreciate their professionalism and warmth!

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(5) 28 Ratings

CENTURY 21 Legacy

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