Company News April 1, 2024

Celebrating Wallace Week 2024: Honoring Our Legacy and Looking to the Future

April 1st kicks off Wallace Week, a week-long celebration unlike any other. Wallace Week isn’t just about marking the founding of our company on April 1st, 1936; it’s a time to reflect on the milestones that have shaped our journey, celebrate our achievements, and look forward to the bright future ahead. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and embark on new adventures during this special occasion.

A Legacy of Growth and Innovation:

From our humble beginnings with a single office on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville, Wallace Real Estate has grown and evolved over the decades. April 1st holds particular significance for us, as it marks the day when pivotal milestones shaped our legacy.

In 1988, we took a bold step forward by joining forces with a national franchise, expanding our reach while remaining rooted in our local community. This move allowed us to offer our clients even greater resources and expertise.

In the year 2000, April 1st symbolized a new chapter in our story as we acquired a local company, nearly doubling our agent count and expanding our service offerings to include commercial real estate. It was also the day we moved into our current corporate headquarters atop Bearden Hill, a testament to our commitment to growth and innovation.

However, perhaps the most significant milestone came in 2023, when we made the decision to return to our roots as a local, independent brokerage. This move reaffirmed our dedication to our community and our values, setting the stage for a new era of success.

Wallace Week: A Celebration of Our Journey

From April 1st to April 5th, we will be celebrating Wallace Week, a week-long tribute to our rich history and bright future.

Monday, April 1st: We’ll kick off the festivities with a flurry of social media content celebrating our founding and reflecting on key moments in our history.

Tuesday, April 2nd: We’ll be enjoying a full day of special day of events in downtown Knoxville, where we’ll explore our “Founding to Future.” Highlights include a talk by Wallace agent Jennifer Montgomery about her Local Lore initiative, historical walking tours, and talks by renowned historians Jack Neely and Dr. Warren Docktor. These engaging discussions are aimed at deepening our agents’ knowledge of East Tennessee’s rich history.

Wednesday, April 3rd: This will be our Broker Blitz, which includes a market-wide open house event, for area real estate professionals to attend. We will be showcasing some of our exceptional properties all around the region.

Thursday, April 4th: We’ll be sharpening our skills and expanding our horizons with a full day of learning featuring nationally recognized speaker Zan Monroe. We’ll cap off the day with an ice cream social, because even hard work deserves a sweet reward.

Friday, April 5th: We’ll give back to our community by volunteering at a local nonprofit, lending a helping hand to improve their facilities and make a positive impact in the neighborhoods we serve.

At Wallace Real Estate, our commitment to excellence and community runs deep. As we celebrate Wallace Week and commemorate our journey since 1936, we invite you to join us in honoring our past, embracing our present, and shaping our future together. Here’s to many more years of success and service to East Tennessee.

Cheers to Wallace Real Estate: Trusted since 1936.