In 1989, Larry Sanders closed on his first real estate transaction, serving as an Assistant Realty Researcher for Lane Consultants. Prior to that, he attended Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky, focusing his studies on Real Estate and Construction Management. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Real Estate, as well as a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Construction Management. After moving to Tennessee in 1996, he gained influence in the Knoxville home building industry. He was blessed to be involved in the explosion of the log home markets in East Tennessee during the mid-1980¿s and 1990¿s, gaining opportunities to work with construction professionals on home building projects throughout Tennessee. This formal education, training, and hands-on realty research experience began to shape a business vision that led to his dream to open a real estate group.
With a marketing base in the construction industry and proximity to many East Tennessee rivers, lakes, and mountains, The LBBA Group (formerly LARSAN CONSULTANTS) hit the ground running with immediate success! We developed a land and site research discipline that facilitated the sale of material packages for local Custom Home Builders and their clients. This organic growth of the company took its natural path as The LBBA Group began representing community developers that required local assistance and up-to-date real estate trending data. An extremely quick development period led us to become a reliable source for buying and selling information, as well as negotiation guidance.
As Larry¿s career grew, he began to develop a marketing platform, which concentrated on an advertisement system directed at a target-specified market. This regional system and profiling technique, along with local MLS real estate marketing tools, has created a high-quality and extremely effective listing and selling structure. From this arose a strategic partnership system and the creation of two Knoxville area real estate agencies: Choice Homes Realty located in Powell, and Mountain Ridge Realty located in South Knoxville. During this period, Larry also served as a real estate instructor with TREC, where he tutored aspiring agents on marketing operations and listing and selling techniques.
Larry has assisted Knoxville-area buyers and sellers over many diverse projects, with a real estate career spanning 30 years. He truly believes in the warmth and kindness of the area¿s people and has dedicated himself to helping them realize the joy of living, playing, and working in East Tennessee!