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 11 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 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 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!
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!
Hello everyone, my name is Amy Hubbard. I come into this field with extensive knowledge and experience in buying, selling, and designing of homes. My husband Allen and I opened and continually run Allen’s Carpet in Big Stone Gap for the past 20 years. We have two children; Brooke and her husband Richard live in Richmond, and Braxton (Bubba) is a sophomore at Walters State where he plays baseball.
I recently completed my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from King University and will be completing my Master’s in Business Administration in 2018.
With my extensive ties outside the area and along with the latest internet marketing tools, I am able to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers, as well as finding you the perfect home to fit you and your family needs. I am here to work for you. Whether you are buying or selling, I will work tirelessly on your behalf.
Aubree Yates - REALTOR®
Born and raised in Wise.
Attended WCCS & graduated from J.J. Kelly in 1994.
Continued education through MECC in Small Business Administration.
I have been a Manager at family businesses since 1997 and finally started to pursue my love of "fixer uppers" in 2009 by designing all our rental property renovations with my husband. We have 3 children & a yellow lab, Josie.
I am very involved with my church, Glamorgan Chapel where I sing in the Praise Band, lead Financial Peace University and volunteer with AWANA and local missions.
I have been a Realtor for 2 years but have wanted to become one for many years.
Helping people find HOME is truly my favorite thing.
Born and raised in Wise County, Judy Collins has been a native of Southwest Virginia all her life. She knows the area from its spectacular views to its vibrant culture. She knows the deep roots of its history and understands the people who are proud to call Southwest Virginia home. Southwest Virginia has been described as “authentic, distinctive, and lively.” These same words sum up the personality of Judy Collins.
Judy is a woman of many talents. It is her nature to “give back,” and for years she has been able to do so by serving her community as a substitute teacher in the Wise County Public School System. Additionally, she has earned a living by successfully working with the public through other venues. For more than 16 years, she has owned and operated a highly successful direct sales business, a perfectly natural segue into the world of real estate. Most recently, Judy’s entrepreneurial abilities have been realized in the startup of her own event-planning business, called “Mint Events.” Her more than 30 years of experience in the world of sales and customer service has developed a deep sense of reliability, perseverance, patience and, most of all, an intuitive mind as to clients’ needs and desires.
As your Realtor, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an empty-nest downsizer, Judy will be an advocate for you. If you are selling, she will work with you to get the fairest price in the least amount of time; if you are buying, she will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data so that you can be a well equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position. As a full-time Realtor, Judy will work tirelessly to make your experience as pleasurable as possible. She will do this by making herself accessible to you and through constant communication.
Married to her high-school sweetheart for 36 years, Judy and her husband Winfred have three daughters and four grandchildren. They are both dedicated to church and community. Their favorite pastimes are spending time with family and friends and meeting new people.
Tyler Hughes is a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, VA. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2015 and works as a adjunct professor at Mountain Empire Community College where he teaches bluegrass music. An advocate for Southwest Virginia, Tyler dedicates his free time to community service through various volunteer organizations and as a member of the Big Stone Gap Town Council. As a real estate agent, he is professional and dedicated to his clients. He has a vast knowledge of the region and a wide network that will help showcase your home to a wide range of potential buyers. His youthful energy and knowledge of social media will help you navigate today's fast-paced world to sell or buy the right home for you and your family.
Katherine Bolling is a lifelong resident of Wise County. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and has recently earned her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas. Katherine has worked in the College Library at UVa-Wise for over 15 years where she has risen from a part-time work study employee to her current position as a Library Specialist. She enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, crafting, and most of all, spending time with her daughter Peyton. Katherine knows how important it is to find that perfect place to call “home” without undue stress and struggle and welcomes the opportunity to help you with all of your real estate needs!