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Kathy May-Martin

Kathy May-Martin

Real Estate Agent

In the Business for Over 31 Years

Kathy May-Martin is the Owner and Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates, A recognized face and persona in the real estate industry throughout the East Tennessee Area, living by her motto. "I Guarantee my Personal Best.”

A best-selling author and producing Broker in the Knoxville region, Kathy May-Martin has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. Kathy's Knowledge and Expertise along with her passion for helping others has served her and her clients extremely well over the past 30 years. She has led an accomplished career as an Agent and Broker, establishing a network of satisfied clients that spans the state. Today, Kathy is the Successful Owner and Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates, where she assists clients throughout the East Tennessee areas. A dedicated real estate leader, she stands out as one of the most accomplished professionals in the industry. A global luxury agent, and featured in numerous notable publications such as Cover of The "Top 100 People In Real Estate Magazine", Cover of CIO Women's Magazine "Top Women Leaders in Real Estate, Success Pitchers Magazine "Most Eminent Leaders In Real Estate", Top Executive Magazine ``Agent Of the Month'', Two Time Cover Story Top Agent Tennessee, Cio Today, "Top 5 Unstoppable Business Women Creating History in The Business World 2024" and most recently World's Most Admired Women Leaders In Real Estate 2024. Kathy credits her success to her strong work ethic, commitment to service, and attention to detail, along with exceptional negotiating and communication skills.
When listing a property, Kathy prefers a comprehensive approach. After assisting her clients to fully prepare for the market, she shares their listing with a highly targeted hybrid blend of networking, digital, and social media marketing campaigns. Using the latest cutting-edge strategies and resources available to ensure her sellers possess every advantage in getting their property SOLD faster and with more equity to their bottom line. 

Elsewhere, Kathy is just as attentive when assisting her buyers, carefully guiding them to the right investment for their best interests. Over the years, she has earned a fantastic reputation throughout Tennessee, with the vast majority of her volume coming from repeat clients and referrals.
Locally Kathy pays it forward by investing in the communities she lives and works in. Voted Roane County's Woman of the Year in 2021, Kathy is dedicated to her community, serving as Chair of The Fort Sanders Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the local Chamber of Commerce board, and is a long-standing member of the Harriman Rotary Club. A past Chair of the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Creek District which spans across five counties, and served as Roane County's Campaign Chair for Governor Bill Lee. She is heavily involved in a variety of local causes, schools, and organizations throughout the year. Kathy is equally devoted to her industry as the author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling Homes, which features key insights gleaned from her prestigious real estate career and is recognized as an "Amazon Best Selling Author" and excited to release a new book to the market in 2024. When she's not with clients or giving back, Kathy can be found spending time with her family and friends, relaxing on the lake, Hiking, or Golfing.


"Kathy May-Martin is an excellent REALTOR®. She has sold five different properties for me, and all sales were seamless. Kathy has the experience, professionalism, and positive attitude to sell your property in a timely manner. I highly recommend Kathy May-Martin to you! She is the best!"

— Seller


Top Agent Tennessee

“May-Martin made the cover story of “Top 100 People in Real Estate” with a subscription base in 30 countries. In 2022, she appeared in “Best in Real Estate” magazine and is a two-time cover story in “Top Agent Tennessee” magazine. May-Martin is also appearing on the upcoming cover and feature story in “Executive Agent Magazine” for March 2023. She is ranked in the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker agents nationwide.”

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