Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage Plus Welcomes New Team Members

— Michele Watson

Josh Yates

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. / June 26, 2018 – Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage Plus, located in Knoxville, is proud to announce that RealtorS Josh Yates, Russell E. Byrd and Ashley Cooper have joined their team. Yates, Byrd and Cooper will be assisting property buyers and sellers in West Knoxville with all of their real estate needs.
Russell E. Byrd

“Josh, Russell and Ashley are excellent additions to our team of talented agents,” said Jeff Grebe, the broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage Plus. “Their passion for real estate and willingness to assist home buyers and sellers will be a tremendous asset for our office. We warmly welcome each of them to our team.”
Ashley Cooper

Originally from Maine, Yates moved to Tennessee in 2012 to be closer to his family. After relocating to eastern Tennessee, Yates was encouraged to pursue a career in real estate, a decision he does not regret making. In his free time, Yates enjoys hiking with his wife, Krista, and their two dogs, and volunteering to teach kids to ski and snowboard. Yates lives in Knoxville.
Byrd decided to start a new career in real estate after recently retiring from Comcast after working almost 35 years at the cable company. He spent the last seven years at Comcast serving as the senior director of government and public affairs for East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Byrd graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and lives in Knoxville with his wife, Gina.
Although born in Florida, Cooper was raised in Knoxville and considers herself a true Tennessee Volunteer. She graduated from the state university with degrees in communications and business administration, which has helped her tremendously in various sales position over the years. Cooper also believes her previous sales experience will help immensely as she begins to assist home buyers and sellers. Cooper lives in Knoxville.
Yates, Byrd and Cooper join a team of knowledgeable agents at Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage Plus, which brings many years of combined real estate expertise to its clients. They are also excited to take advantage of the various training programs and business tools provided by Weichert® to help agents deliver the best real estate service available.
Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage Plus is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Knoxville, Farragut and surrounding areas.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Advantage Plus, located at 10160 Parkside Drive in Knoxville, contact Justina Patton at 865-474-7100 or visit

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