My wife and I were looking for acreage and Ina worked to find us just what we were looking for! Talk about energy, that girl never stops! And if you need to talk to her, she responds to texts and phone calls almost immediately.

Lola & Fred

What a blessing to find Harrison and Ina Painter. They are the cutest couple and love helping  people find their perfect relocation destination. Harrison is very wise in "men" things, such as brick, flooring, choices for decks, and on and on. and he has great ideas to share regarding, details in construction & how to fix or change anything and everything!  Ina is just what you would image of a very kind realtor that listens and suggests homes to the customers liking. They are a GREAT TEAM. We enjoyed them so much that we established an on-going relationship. Now we get together with them anytime we can. One thing I guarantee: you will not be disappointed by their service. In fact you will think you are experiencing a little bit of heaven.  Jim and Sandra






My wife and I called Ina and Harrison to help us a little before Christmas. We had been working with another Agent, but she was not enthusiastic about helping us.  What a difference ... the Painters treated us like family. They were finding properties for us even when we were too busy to search on our own. They found us the PERFECT house in a wonderful subdivision in North West Knoxville. Even our kids are happy!!!!  We strongly you FIRST call the Painters before you settle on someone else.

Here is their number: 865-924-9620 and Ina. 865-924-9618 for Harrison. You'll be so glad you did!!!!  J and K

         Polo Club Rancher

Country setting with mountain view. Elegant home coveted one level living. Soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling columns, gracious trim, two gas fireplaces. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 2,943 Sq.ft. The Painters SOLD this beautiful home in a few short weeks. 

I have worked with Ina for negotiations, marketing, buying and closing deals on three personal residence houses in town. The houses were very different and in different style neighborhoods. Ina has 30+ years of expertise in all aspects of this business and an extensive professional network. I have moved 13 times around the country in my career and I can easily say that Ina is far superior to any other realtor I have used. On listing: Ina is remarkable at helping sellers get their homes ready for listing and set stretch but still realistic goals for their homes. Her marketing is brilliant, fast and has significant reach. The last house we sold we thought might take months due to how unique it was. We were able to connect with the right buyers within 3 weeks. When I needed to address a few issues with the house, Ina and her equally amazing and knowledgable teammate/husband Harrison were able to connect me with contractors within minutes or hours every time. She works with you to handle each negotiation detail. She will let you run with your ideas but will offer precise ideas of her own if you ask her to do so. My with her ideas. On buying: Ina listens closely and observes. She is able to help buyers think through their ideas and emotions regarding their ideal next home. She uses this information to get buyers in to see properties that are the most likely fit, making the search process very efficient. I purchased my last home after looking at only 8 homes., and would have been very pleased with 5 of the 8. Finally, Ina is a joy to work with. She is on the spot, upbeat, and friendly, but always working for you with the highest professional integrity and ethics I have seen in the industry. I guarantee if I sell this house, I will ask Ina to list it.

Dr. D. Flint, Professor and Author.


The Painters SOLD our tri-level home in Knoxville in only 2 days! My family has been privileged to use Harrison and Ina in several ransactions through the years. They just get better and better!





What a wonderful experience our family had in purchasing this beautiful home. The Painters are wonderful.Their service is over the top! If you are thinking about using a REALTOR team, give them a call! 




871 Loudon Ridge Road, Loudon, TN. was just sold in less than a week, with multiple showings by Harrison and Ina Painter. We have known them for at least 25 years. In our experience with them I feel that there is not a better husband/wife team out there that is more professional than these two people. Plainly states there is none better to sell your house than these two! They are very Godly people, very easy to work with.



Harrison and Ina also helped me and my wife purchase  5.95 acres in Roane County. A beautiful home site. They give great service. Everytime I need something, they are there to provide it. I have used the Painters for many years now. They SOLD me and my wife our first home. You will not find a more honest, hard working team and Harrison and Ina. 


 223 Fordham Way,

Knoxville, TN 37934


Ina has assisted us with three real estate transactions. We have also referred her to our friends and children for assistance. Our experience reflects that she is honest, trustworthy, and operates within excellent ethical values. She is educated and very knowledgable about all real estate issues. Furthermore, she is a very caring and considerate person. 


Turkey Pen Branch Road just SOLD by Harrison and Ina Painter. Sellers were overjoyed with the results and the hard work and professional photography which went into bringing about a successful sale. 

Review from purchasers of a beautiful home near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!  


We really want you to know how much we appreciated the fact that you went out of your way to do the final inspection for us and to also attend the escrow closing (wasn't expecting that, but we are very glad that you did). We were extremely fortunate to find a person like you. I think in this day and age that is often rare. It is great to have someone looking out for our interests when we are so far away (in California). I still can't believe we bought the house without me ever being in it. But I trust my husband's selection and I trust you. I have already told two of our close friends out here in CA that if they want to get a place back there then you are the "go to" Agent. They couldn't believe we closed on the house that fast.  B and B



Harrison and Ina are personal friends, AND our REALTORS. We have just completed the 6th transaction using their professional services. We are thankful to know them and to have been greatly benefited by their real estate expertise. My wife and I are happy to recommend them to anyone needing help with buying or selling. DH

The Painters give great service! Unbelievable service! They answer their phones, which so few professionals do.  And they always made time for us when we were pressed and needed help. We will use them again and recommend them to our friends, always! The Joneses                                                                       _______________________________________________

Harrison was always easily available to contact and worked with my difficult schedule very well. He was very pleasant to work with and provided me with helpful information to purchase my new home. He has local knowledge of the area, is very responsive and has great negotiating skills. I would most certainly use him again. In fact, I plan to have him help me lease the home I just purchased and help me find another one.



Ina sold some acreage to me, and then 7 years later, helped me sell it. She's very responsive and helpful. Ina knows the area very well, and I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home or land. Ina made the buying and selling process go very smoothly. Ina is a joy and a delight to work with. I can't say enough good things about her. I look forward to working with her in the future. Highly recommended!!

I am highly likely to recommend Harrison and Ina Painter to my friends. They Sold a condo for me and I found them to be very responsive to my needs. They have great negotiation skills as they have been REALTORS for many years. They have successfully  and efficiently SOLD three of my homes and also assisted me in purchasing another home. They are professional and always put my needs first. I HIGHLY recommend them for any realty purchase!                            blondieknox88  

We have worked with the Painters on several home transactions. One was very complicated, but they made it go well and were very informative in keeping us in the loop. We could not have asked for more experienced or reliable professionals to work with. Together they are a great team. We trusted them with the largest purchase most people ever make. Not only are they very knowledgable about the current market, but they have many years of expertise in the Knoxville and surrounding areas. If you are looking for a professional real estate agent, but one who is honest and listens to you, the Painters are the best.   PenelopeTeaTime 




As a first time home buyer, I was very nervous and excited to begin looking at homes. Ina Painter walked me through the process flawlessly. Ina was very informative about different parts of town and was able to point me in the right direction. Ina respected my budget and even helped me steer clear of a couple properties that appeared great, but were not. She provided knowledge of things to look for in a house that a first time home buyer would not know (examples: cracks that would imply foundation issues, checking windows for integrity and quality, how to look at plumbing for leaks, etc). Ina has a lot of integrity so I was able to trust her quickly. Once I decided on a house, Ina helped explain the paperwork and the process went very quickly and smoothly. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing a trustworthy and knowledgeable Realtor! 

I have been working with Harrison and Ina for more than 20 years. During this time, I have consulting them before doing any business transactions. Harrison and Ina have helped me with buying, selling and renting houses and apartments. I do believe that as long as I am in the house market, I will continue asking assistance from Harrison and Ina Painter.            barrigam

My wife and I were introduced to Ina by a friend who provided an extremely high recommendation. After our experience with Ina, we would definitely recommend her to a friend of family member. She is very patient, helpful, kind, caring, considerate, and the list could goes on. The purchase of a new home is a very difficult decision, and having a real estate professional like Ina is a blessing.                                    mjcmustang 50

Ina Painter was the primary Realtor with whom I worked when preparing to move from Knoxville six years ago. She had been my realtor when I moved to Knoxville and purchased property a few years earlier, and my experience with her at the time of purchase was so extraordinary that I considered no other realtor for the sale of my house. Ours was a family experience with Ina...she helped both my son and daughter buy and sell their homes in Knoxville. It speaks volumes that three family members would select the same realtor to buy and sell their individual properties. She is highly motivated, extremely professional, and creates a sense of confidence in her knowledge and ability to perform the services she contracts to do. How refreshing to have someone go the extra measure in what she does and in how she does it. She set the bar very high for our subsequent dealings with realtors in other cities....quite frankly, she spoiled us, and nobody has yet come close to her level of service.                                           Dibble dop

  Should we plan buy or sell a house in the Knoxville area they are the first realtors we would call to work with us. The painters have been a tremendous help in buying and selling several homes for us since we moved to Knoxville in 1987. They are honest, extremely professional and very good at what they do.                DanandMax

My husband and I moved from a northern state to Tennessee a few years ago. I found their website on the Internet. I was so taken by their comments regarding their business practices and attitude, which came through the "computer". Ina worked diligently through emails and phone calls to gather information about our needs. Then, we spent 4 days in Knoxville and Ina drove us all around the city so we could become familiar with the different "neighborhoods". Ina worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect home! Her greatest strength is that she listens to her customers. She never showed us a house that would not have been acceptable and good for our needs, however, Ina continued to show us houses until we found the one with that "WOW" factor. She was generous with her time, and she also helped us find all the professionals we needed to make a timely and smooth closing. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Ina's knowledge base and her ability to deal with people. Superior! Two years later when a family member wanted to explore moving to be closer to us, we connected them with Ina and Harrison. Harrison found them the most perfect hobby farm near Knoxville. Again, due to his professionalism and experience, Harrison was very helpful in the process. I recommend Harrison and Ina Painter without reservation.If you want to find the perfect property for your family, have a smooth, trouble free closing, call the Painters. They will treat you like royalty, whether you are buying a single- wide or a mansion. Every person is important to them, and they work hard to show it.         JFerreira

I have worked with Harrison and Ina several times buying, selling, and renting properties. Harrison and Ina are extremely honest realtors and deliver excellent results to the customer. I would recommend Harrison and Ina to anybody that is trying to buy, sell, or rend a property. I have known them for approximately 25 years. I bought my first house from them, several properties for rental, and my current house. I have received a great deal of help from them that normally you do not receive from other realtors.                                     FerredaJ


How likely are you to recommend Harrison & Ina Painter?

Highly likely. We have used them before, and recommend them as a tremendous team.


Rate Harrison & Ina Painter on specific characteristics

Local knowledge:


Very knowledgeable. They live in Knox County and are acquainted even with the water drainage, flood areas, etc.

Process expertise:


The Painters are educated. Harrison has a BS in Accounting. Ina has a BS and MS in Psychology/Counseling.



They answer their phone, text, email, which is way more than I can say for 95% of the Realtors.

Negotiation skills:


The Painters are great at negotiating. They stand out for their honesty.

Summary of their experience
Very responsive and helpful. Ina knows the area very well, and I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home. She provided me with all of the information she had before I viewed a home, and she worked with the listing agent to get any information we didn't have. Ina made the buying process go very smoothly, even with multiple counter offers.

Our dear Ina.....

We thank Ina and Harrison for their constant kindness in representing us and taking care of us in such a great way. Buying the  property that we did was a decision that we though a lot about before we contracted. We are so thankful for Harrison and Ina from the bottom of our hearts because it was truly a pleasure to work with them.  We appreciate their knowledge as well as their insight. We are gratitude for everything they did.

J and R


Harrison & Ina SOLD my home in the Karns Community, here in Knoxville. They are a delight to work with, so responsibe and informative on every level. They go out of their way to take care of details. Believe it or not, Ina SOLD me my first home over 20 years ago. I was elated to be working with her and her husband again.  Dan!

Ina and Harrison came highly recommended by friends and family. Not only are they exceptionally nice people, the Painters are a honest, professional and knowledgeable real estate team.                       

Ina and Harrison were recommended to us by friends who also bought a home through them. My husband and I found our home online while living in The D. C. area of Virginia. After meeting with Ina and seeing the home in person, Ina handled everything else via phone and email. Ina made several visits to the home during the inspection process so she could reassure us that things were progressing smoothly. Ina was knowledgeable about every process along the way and she made the long-distance buying very easy. I would definitely recommend Ina and Harrison to anyone in search of a good realtor. My husband and I will use her again.

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Slyman Real Estate

License # 259719
105 Center Park Drive
Suite 200
Knoxville, 37922


FAx: 865-862-6160

Harrison:  License #228065 

Cell: 865-924-9618

Ina: License #207025

Cell: 865-924-9620

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