Russ Swanay is an Elizabethton native and began his real estate career in 1972, immediately after graduating from East Tennessee State University.
In 1975, he founded Russ Swanay Real Estate Company, a firm he has operated and served as principle broker for since it's beginning. Russ is also a State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, licensed with the State of Tennessee.
Russ feels that his training as an appraiser is one of the prime factors behind his companies success in that being able to properly advise his clients as to price has resulted in a higher percentage of sales volume for Russ Swanay Real Estate Company.
Russ was a founding member, and, past president, of the Elizabethton Board of Realtors, and is a member of the Northeast and National Associations of Realtors.