My name is Sonya Arp. Originally from Kingsport in upper east Tennessee, I moved to Tellico Plains in 1992. I discovered Tellico Plains when my Dad met my
I have raised my two children in these wonderful mountains. I enjoy hiking, riding horses, flower gardening, ”taking a back road” exploring with my husband and taking tons of pictures of our beautiful flowers, mountains, rivers
I came to work at Tellico Mountain Realty in the spring of 2005. As the office
Over the last 10 + years I have learned an incredible amount about real estate and have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful agents. If you are looking to buy a home or land in our area or you need to sell your property, please stop in and see us at Tellico Mountain Realty. We want to make your experience in real estate a pleasant one! We are here for you before, during and after your transaction.
I moved to Florida at age 19, and obtained my master’s degree from the University of South Florida. I worked in the probation field for over 27 years, spending the last 23 years at Federal Probation. I was also an adjunct instructor at two small colleges.
One thing I have always like to do is help people. I truly enjoy meeting the wonderful people in Tennessee, and the beauty of this area. In addition to hiking in the breathtaking mountains here, I love horseback riding, motorcycle riding (especially with the law enforcement motorcycle club that we are members of), working out, yoga and gardening. I am passionate about spending time with my family, our three dogs, our Tennessee Walker, and our rescue donkey. I hope to begin utilizing our therapy dog to work with those in need. As a volunteer at Horse Haven of Tennessee, I helped to care for the horses confiscated by law enforcement, and I met some amazing people who are committed to this cause.
My husband and I moved here to Tennessee after retiring in 2014, though we had strong ties to East Tennessee going back more than 10 years. When we rode up on our motorcycle, and saw the deer grazing on what would become our foothills property, I just knew we were home. I would love to help you have that moment.
My love for this beautiful area, as well as the people here whose referrals are the foundation of my business, have fostered a successful real estate career which began in 2002. I earned my REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation in my pursuit to gain in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. I was awarded ‘Best Real Estate Agent’ in our area in 2011 and 2013.
When not spending time with my grandchildren I am passionately involved in our local Jail Ministry, River of Life Ministries, as well as The House that Mercy Built which is a non-profit, faith-based residential program that provides a safe environment for women to be transformed from the inside out.
Three words you can count on from me are passion, love, and fun. Contact me today so I can show you the best our area has to offer.
Having escaped city life all those years ago, my spouse Al Davila and I found our utopia here in these mountains. Best move we ever made! We reside on the quintessential farmette which includes “Sugar”, our beloved paint mare, Fluffy cat, a large flock of free range multicolored bantam chickens and wildlife galore, all of which we cherish.
During my twenty plus years in real estate I have assisted many happy residents in finding their coveted place here. My specialty is acreage and farms, however, with my in depth knowledge of this area and enthusiasm for real estate in general, I’ll gladly assist you in finding what you seek including homes, cabins, lake properties and commercial properties.
Now having evolved into this phase of my real estate profession, I am available by appointment only. I enjoy helping fellow nature enthusiasts, seekers of peace; tranquility and quality of life find their special place.
Let me put my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to work for you in finding your unique spot in beautiful East Tennessee. For my undivided attention in assisting you in achieving your real estate goals, call me for an appointment.
In addition to bringing over 20 years of experience and knowledge of the real estate market, as well as a certification in second homes, I take the time to get to know my clients and consider my work a success once they become my friends and neighbors.
When not selling real estate I take pleasure in spending time with my grandkids and relaxing on my back porch with my husband as our horses graze in the pastures beyond, taking in the exquisite beauty this area affords. In my opinion from sunrise to sunset, and all the time in between, the mountains of South East Tennessee are the place to be.
We love east Tennessee because of the beautiful roads we can ride our motorcycles and explore waterfalls, mountains and valley views. We believe we found a little slice of heaven on earth. We ride horses on some of the most amazing trails I have ever seen and the nearby Great Smoky Mountains have miles and miles of trails to explore.
Real estate is a second career for me and we continue to publish two motorcycle magazines from our office on our property. We love being able to walk outside our office to watch the horses graze and the chickens roam the fields. Being a part of the motorcycle community allows us to meet people from the US and other countries who travel to east Tennessee to ride our world class roads. The visitors we meet usually end up becoming great friends and riding companions.
The real estate world is something I’ve always wanted to work in because I love looking at homes and properties to find the perfect home for a buyer or help a seller transition to the next part of their home ownership phase. I get excited thinking about all the options available. I think of myself as a matchmaker and it’s something I’m passionate about.