With over 40 years of experience in local real estate sales and development, Jim Manicure is the consummate real estate professional. As a REALTOR® for 26 years and a broker for 22 years, few people understand the local real estate market better than Jim. Although his service to the community begins with real estate, it certainly does not end there. Jim Manicure was on the original Board of Directors of Mountain Empire Community College and was there when the first building rose from a hayfield, the beginnings of what is now an institute of higher learning and an asset for all Southwest Virginia. Jim was on the Board or Trustees of Norton Community Hospital for 36 years, and is a former chairman of the Virginia Mine Reclamation Board. He has also been involved with the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair for many years, helping to organize entertainment events. Very few have the experience, the knowledge, and the commitment that Jim Manicure can offer.
When you list with CENTURY 21 Bennett and Edwards, you have Jim Manicure working for you! Call Jim today for all of your real estate needs!
Chris entered into the real estate industry after 17 years of selling and buying experience from the auto industry. During his prior career he worked his way up from a manual labor job to ultimately managing the entire operation. Earning multiple awards for his outstanding job performance. After much deliberation he entered into the real estate industry 8 years ago, bringing with him a vast amount of knowledge and ideas to increase customer service in the real estate industry.
Since working for Century 21 Real Estate, LLC, he has worked his way through the ranks again from agent to general manager. Where he is still providing excellent customer service to his clients and supporting the agents with Century 21 Real Estate, LLC.
Chris has years of experience in construction, land development, and commercial property. This experience can help you in your real estate endeavors.
Chris' desire to make a difference in his community lead him to assist in the planning and fundraising for the MECC /Auto World Golf Tournament. Chris and his wife, Sabrina, reside in Big Stone Gap with their children Murphy and Dixie.
Karen and Clyde Franks are the ultimate Bennett and Edwards team. Together they have eight years of experience as realtors, and are eager to help you find that "perfect home" you have been searching for.
As local residents for the past three decades, Karen and Clyde have extensive knowledge of the Wise, Lee, Scott Co. and Norton areas. As members of the Bristol TN-VA Association of Realtors, Virginia Association and National Association of Realtors, they are committed to quality customer service.
Karen and Clyde enjoy travel adventures on their motorcycle, and spending time with their four adorable grandchildren.
Come by our newly renovated office today and meet the ultimate team!
Daphne began her career in real estate in 2005 when she joined the CENTURY 21 Bennett and Edwards Realty. Having also a background and made a career in behavioral health, she enjoys meeting new people and helping them achieve their goal of home ownership. Whether it be your first home or your 21st home, selling or purchasing for investment properties, she will assist you in determining what best suits your ever-changing needs. A native of Southwest VA, she resides there with her husband Brian and their son Evan. She looks forward to working with you!
Sabrina Ward is a lifelong resident of Wise County. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia's College at Wise and recently earned her Master's Degree from King College. Sabrina has previously worked in the Norton City and Wise County School Systems and is currently employed as a full-time faculty member at Mountain Empire Community College. Sabrina attends East Stone Gap Baptist Church where she enjoys coaching Upward Cheerleading and being the Music Director during Vacation Bible School. Sabrina and her husband, Chris, live in Big Stone Gap with their children Murphy and Dixie. Sabrina enjoys working with people and would be more than happy to help you find the home for you!
Brandon is a lifelong resident of Southwest Virginia. A newly licensed agent, Brandon will bring his successful experience in sales to the real estate industry! Brandon and his wife Jessica and their two wonderful children, Berkley and Jaxon, live in the Seminary Section of Big Stone Gap. Brandon enjoys outdoor sports with his family and is an avid firearms enthusiast. Brandon’s extreme commitment and loyalty to his family carry over into his business endeavors, where he not only meets customers and clients, he makes friends. Call Brandon today for his fresh perspective on your real estate needs!
Jeff chose the real estate field as his new career because of his desire to help others and provide for his family. He previously worked 22 years in the auto industry from selling, appraising trade-ins, buying at auction, and in the finance department, as well as general sales manager and sales manager. He received several recognition awards for his service and job performance while in the auto industry. He enjoyed seeing his customers happy when they purchased a vehicle from him, so after lengthy thought he searched for a more rewarding career path and feels he has found that reward through helping familes find their dream home.
Jeff is an active member, deacon, and choir member at Guest River Pentecostal Church where he attends church with his family. He is an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a member of the NRA and is also a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. He enjoys family, friends, and time outdoors.
Jeff and his wife, Tammy, reside in Norton with their children Tyler and Nathan.
Give Jeff a call today for help with your home needs!
Tim Gardner - REALTOR
Tim is a lifelong resident of Wise County, Virginia. He is a graduate of Mountain Empire Community College with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and the University of Virginia's College at Wise with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
Tim enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his wife Mandy, and sons Layton and Logan.
He has been a Realtor for 12 years and has previous management experience in retail.
Let his experience go to work for you today! Give him a call and he will help you find the home of your dreams!
Sherry Yeary - REALTOR
Sherry Yeary is originally from Norton, VA. After living in Kentucky and Tennessee for a few years, she returned to raise a family in beautiful Southwest Virginia. Sherry and her husband David, have four children and seven grandchildren. Traveling with the grandchildren is the highlight of their life adventures. They have owned and operated a business in Wise since 1972. Sherry has managed and owned rental property in the area since 1968 and wanted to become a Realtor for many years. She has now decided it was time to help those buying and selling homes! Whether it is your first home or your next home, no matter how many "nexts" you may have-let her use her knowledge and experience to help you! She is dedicated to working with every client for their best interest!
Born and raised right here in the heart of the Appalachian hills. Joshua is a native of Big Stone Gap, and a current resident of Wise, VA.
He is a new member of the Bennett and Edwards team. Offering personalized service, and extensive knowledge of the industry, he is eager to help you and your family with all of your real estate needs.
Mike Austin is a lifelong resident of the Jasper community in Lee County. He is a 2007 graduate of Powell Valley High School. He worked his way through high school and college at Mountain Empire Community College and has over 5 years of sales experience in retail. Mike and his wife Kelley have a son, Parker, a daughter Hadley, a Jack Russell Terrier and Pug.
Outside of work, you'll usually find Mike fishing on a local lake or river, perusing local flea markets, estate sales or antique stores. With Mike's experience and personality you'll find him easy to work with and effective at assisting you with buying or selling.
Abe Wells, II
Abe is a lifelong resident of Wise County, Virginia. He is a graduate of Mountain Empire Community College with an Associate's Degree in General Studies. With over eight years of experience in customer service and sales, this gives him the ability to handle customer needs with exceptional care in a prompt and courteous manner. He has received several awards in recognition of customer care and sales performance while working in the electronic and healthcare industry. He has brought these skills to the real estate industry with the motivation to give each customer a smooth home buying or selling experience.
Abe enjoys spending time with his large close knit family, his wife Danielle, and his sons, Isaac and Cason. He loves keeping up with and playing all of his favorite sports which include basketball, football, baseball, and golf. He also has grown up spending many weekends drag racing with his father and brother locally in Bristol, TN. Let Abe go to work for you today by contacting him at the phone number or email address listed below!
Danielle was born and raised in Southwest, Virginia. She graduated from Coeburn High School in 2010, and continued her education through Mountain Empire Community College. She has over 5 years of customer service and sales experience. Danielle enjoys meeting new people. Her goal is to provide you the best experience possible during your journey together.
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband Abe, and their two children Isaac & Cason. Give her a call today, she would be delighted to work with you!