Lisa Lundberg acquired her first out-of-state name concerning the native real-estate market on March 20. Inside days, that one name turned a whole bunch as brokers in her Berkshire-Hathaway workplace on State Avenue fielded queries from across the nation. “From New Jersey to Kansas, to Connecticut, to D.C. and Georgia, folks dwelling in cities needed out and have been searching for large open areas,” she stated. “I work with a bunch of brokers who’ve been within the enterprise 20 years. They’ve by no means seen a market like this.”
The calls haven’t stopped. Houses in Bristol are promoting as quick as they’re listed—generally inside hours of showing on-line—often with a number of provides and sometimes nicely over the asking worth. Pressed towards Tennessee’s northern border with Virginia, Bristol calls itself “the birthplace of nation music.” It’s recognized for Nascar races on the Bristol Motor Speedway, its lovely lakes, and the close by Cherokee Nationwide Forest.
“We’ve by no means actually been referred to as a spot to relocate from an enormous metropolis. We aren’t an enormous metropolis, however right here we’re,” Ms. Lundberg stated, shrugging on the surprising recognition.