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John has a heart of gold and is filled with enthusiasm. His life and career have taken him from growing up in upstate NY to living overseas in Germany and the Netherlands. He now enjoys life as a Realtor in Knoxville, TN with his wife Brittany. John holds a Business degree from the University of Maryland, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and retired Federal employee of the Dept. of Defense. As a Top Producer in 2020 & 2021, John has proven he has the skills and personality to help his clients meet their real estate goals when buying or selling a home.  His background in financial analysis helps him provide detailed reports to help his clients make the right decisions. 

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For once, I truly wish there was a 6th star! John did a phenomenal job in every way possible. To start with, he has a great personality and is not only easy to talk to, but very knowledgeable. John was able to listen to what we wanted and asked probing questions to ensure he knew what was important to us. He was with us every step of the way, often times providing us answers before we even knew to ask the question. He left no question unanswered and ensured we not only got the answer but understood it. As we were moving here from another state, John went out of his way to be our eyes and ears here in TN. If you get the chance to work with John on a real estate venture, I have no doubt that you will be pleased with the results. Best experience we have had with buying a house and John will be my realtor of choice moving forward!

- Shawn & Wendy Howell

Without John, I doubt the purchase of our new home would have happened. My husband accepted a job offer for a company located in Tennessee while we were living in South Carolina. Unfortunately it just happened to be during a nearly impossible buyer's market with record low inventory. The houses listed went within hours of being active on MLS. It was a nightmarish situation and beyond stressful. Johns competency, knowledge perseverance and industrious demeanor were what got us through the process in record time. We cannot recommend him highly enough to show our gratitude!!!

- Calli Foyt

I recommend John Permaul as your top realtor to do business with. He is attentive and honest. Any questions you have, he is quick to help you understand everything fully. It has been a pleasure working with him and his friendly attitude that goes a long way!

- Saith Garrison

I can not say enough great things about John!!! We purchased a house without seeing it in person, John was so patient with us, showing us multiple houses via virtual tour. When we finally chose a house we loved, John helped us every step of the way. We are so happy we found John and so thankful for his help in finding our dream home ❤️

- Scott & Marci Gee

John is friendly and efficient! Never have I seen someone as timely and caring as him. He doesn’t just care about the numbers. He cares that you’re getting your dream home. Forever would recommend to any!!

- Brooke Bigi

Thank you, John, for all you did to help me find my new Knox County home. I appreciate your quick response, your timeliness, your patience, and your knowledge of the market. Your willingness to go with me to the north, south, east and west of the area, was instrumental in helping me confirm where I wanted to live. And most of all, I appreciate that you did not pressure me, but allowed me to move at my own pace in choosing houses to view and making decisions regarding where, when, and what to purchase.


The entire team at United Real Estate has contributed to the most amazing home purchase process a person could expect. They are simply a dynamic group of people with extensive interpersonal skills in addition to expertise in every facet of the business. Thanks team!

- Susan Red

John has done an outstanding job for us on multiple transactions. He did his homework and was always a few steps ahead of everyone else involved. And despite being incredibly busy, he always showed up calm and prepared to handle the matters of the day. He knows his craft and can be trusted to represent both buyers and sellers with class and professionalism. Highly recommend!

- Donald Bruce

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