Everything you need to know about East Tennessee’s premiere real estate investment association.


The Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

Is Knox REIA different than the other real estate groups that I see online?


Among our other amazing qualities, Knox REIA is the ONLY chapter of the National REIA in East Tennessee! 

The benefits and membership perks that come from being affiliated with the buying power of National REIA is unmatched and sets us apart from any other group in the region! 

To get anything close to what we offer, you’d have to go as far as Nashville or Memphis… and who wants to do that? 

This is God’s Country… East Tennessee!



When is the Knox REIA Main Monthly Meeting?

Knox REIA (Knoxville Real Estate Investors Association) meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Cotten Eyed Joe.

See you at the next meeting!!

Who: Everyone interested in real estate investing in East Tennessee

What: Knox REIA Main Monthly Meeting

When: 1st Tuesday Every Month, 11am-1pm

Where: Cotton Eyed Joe: 11220 Outlet Drive Knoxville, TN 37932

Why: Learn how to buy land, houses, apartments, storage units and everything else with a deed and dirt in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Also to meet other professional wholesalers, landlords and private money lenders working in the East Tennessee region.

Check out the calendar:

Who should attend Knox REIA Main Monthly Meetings?

Whether you can barely spell “real estate” or have a Phd in it, this is the place to get started!

Been dabbling in real estate and ready to level up?  This is the place to get a sharper plan.

Are you a total professional with decades of mailbox money cashflow? This is the place to get re-energized and learn a new strategy.

The Knox REIA has something for EVERYONE who wants to be more successful with their real estate investing goals. 

And who doesn’t want that?!

Where can I find out more about National REIA & their Benefits?

Knox REIA is proud to be part of the National Real Estate Investors Association. Here’s a link to what that means for you-

Check them out on the National REIA website:

Become a Knox REIA Member

YAY!! So happy to see you here! 

Ready to start your real estate investment journey or take it to the next level? We’ve got you covered! 


Let’s Talk About the Money, Honey.

How much does it cost to join Knox REIA?


The Knox REIA Main Monthly Meeting is FREE. Just who up at Cotten Eyed Joe but be sure to arrive early to grab some snacks on the house!

Want to become a Member and get all sorts of extra meetings, Home Depot savings, a community of new real estate investing BFF’s, meeting recordings and tons of other benefits of joining the Knoxville chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association?! 


Annual Membership is $197

Email or talk to a Knox REIA Teammate at the Main Monthly Meeting if you have any questions about joining the Knox REIA.

We’re here to help you!

Become a Knox REIA Member

Click the button below and choose the membership that best fits your needs. We can’t wait to meet you!! 


Rebates and Educational Fun!

Why are you so excited about Home Depot rebates?

The only other thing that gets me as excited as making money is saving money!!

Join the conversation on the podcast and learn about the AMAZING ways to save money by shopping at Home Depot with your Knox REIA membership.

Coffee Talk Episodes will be available soon via the podcast for your listening and pocketbook pleasure!

Why You Want to Listen: Learn about special Home Depot Specials for Knox REIA members including paint discounts, appliance sales and new products! This is a great chance to register for Home Depot’s 2% Rebate program through National REIA and get your Home Depot account situated.

What is the board game called that teaches you how to buy houses?

Here at the Knox REIA, we believe real estate investing can and should be FUN!

Using CASHFLOW is just one of the ways we make learning about REI an enjoyable experience while also getting to know each other.

CASHFLOW is a board game developed by Robert Kiyosaki to show Americans how to escape the rat race.

What books do we recommend for new investors?

Knox REIA has a Book of the Year and Book of the Month.

The 2020 book of the year is Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Whitney says- It’s amazing. This book has changed thousands of lives across the planet. Read it. Apply it. Then read it again. Apply it in your life. Then listen to it. Keep applying the strategies until you’ve left the Rat Race!

January12 Week Year by Brian P. Morgan and Michael Lennington

FebruaryOne Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen

MarchYou are a Badass at Making Money by

AprilWheelbarrow Profits by Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro

MayBuy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David M. Greene

JuneHouse Hacking by Ben Leybovich

JulyThe Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

AugustOne Rental at a Time by Michael Zuber

SeptemberEmerging Real Estate Markets by David Lindahl

OctoberPumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

NovemberLifeoinaire by Steve Cook and Shaun McCloskey

DecemberFinancial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank

ALL of these books are available. Check out Amazon, eBay, McKay’s, Audible, Barnes and Noble, Kindle.

Read them and let me know what you think. Feel free to make more book selections for 2021!


Inner City Workings, Flipping,  and Such!

Who do I talk to at the City County Building for real estate information?

In this business, relationships are EVERYTHING!!

Knox REIA has gathered at the City County Building monthly for the last six months meeting local officials and building a solid relationship for our members. 

This is has been a prime time to discuss the needs and challenges of our business with the people who make the rules… and the people who enforce the rules for fixing, flipping, renting, paying and finding real estate deals in Knoxville/ Knox County, TN

We have met a variety officials in different offices and have the bases covered! 

The past meetings will be featured on podcasts in the near future AND our officials will also be guests at our Main Monthly Meetings!

Become a Knox REIA Member Today and Get Connected with the People Who Matter!

When does the City and County have Public hearings on developments and zoning regulations?

Get ready for a REAL real estate education!

This is LIVE action involving private citizens, small companies and the local legislature folks. 

Every month the 9 counties of East Tennessee meet and it’s all for FREE!!!  

Who: Knox REIA Members and the GENERAL PUBLIC

What: City County Planning Meeting

When & Where: See the Knox REIA Calendar for the County of Interest Information:

Why: This is LIVE action involving private citizens, small companies and the local legislature folks. Every month is a new battle and it’s all for FREE!!! Totally open to the Public and the Knox REIA will be there to learn and grow every month.

What do I need to know to start flipping houses?

As we adjust to the “new normal”, Knox REIA is committed to providing the same high value information in safe environments.

Flipping Friday has turned into a recorded event to ensure you still have access to these important strategies and tips whenever and wherever you are! 

One of the BEST parts of Flipping Friday is YOU and YOUR STORIES so…

Send us your last flip story and TELL us all about it so we can share it!

Real estate investors are naturally curious. 

We don’t care if it’s pre- flip, mid- flip or post- flip!

We’re always looking for fresh ideas so show us what you’ve got!

Who: Knox REIA Members

What: Flipping Friday

When: Podcast & Youtube Episodes Will Be Identified via Email Broadcast

Where: In your ears!!

Why: Find out the newest trends in flipping. Find out how you can get started or improve your flipping strategy. This is a LIVE opportunity to see behind the scenes and behind the sheetrock on Knox REIA member’s flip projects!


Are you seriously this far done the page and not already signed up Come on… take a leap. I promise to catch you! 


Who is Whitney and what happened to Victor?

Victor Jernigan has been a very generous mentor and excellent leader since I joined the Knox REIA in 2013. He decided to “retire”, travel and invest in real estate. 

I made him an offer to buy the Knox REIA in September and he accepted. (He even considered my creative financing offer but ultimately decided on a cash offer.)

Watch: Here

Victor and Beth Jernigan met my Mom (Kathy), my bookkeeper (Lindsey) and I at the Gourmet Market in West Hills for breakfast on October 23, 2019.

After a delicious carb-y breakfast, we signed the paperwork to officially transfer ownership and the role of Knox REIA President to me. 

That’s it. No drama. No problems. Nothing exciting. Paperwork. Sign here. Date there. Thanks for everything!

We “closed” on October 23, 2019 and made our first public announcement on November 8, 2019 at She Buys It LIVE.

The following Tuesday we made a similar announcement to the Knox REIA members.

Soooo…. HEYYYYYYYY!!!! I’m Whitney Nicely.

Here’s my quick resume/ life history:

Real Estate Broker, Whitney Buys Houses 

Real Estate Auctioneer, Nicely Done Auctions (Retired)

Real Estate Coach, She Buys It

General Contractor- Industrial, Commercial, Residential

Notary Public ← My Dad (Pat) is really proud of my Notary status.

Married, Jason East, October 15, 2015. Birth beautiful Mason, on November 11, 2022.

We live in EAST Knoxville on the Holston River. It’s beautiful. Please don’t tell West Knoxville people that the world doesn’t drop off at Papermill. 😉

As of March 2020, I have 15 single family houses on Lease Options/ Owner Financing with my brother.  I am holding 19 apartment units in 3 complexes with my husband. I’ve wholesaled, bought, assigned, flipped and flopped since 2013. I focus on investing off Rutledge Pike, Jefferson County and Morristown.

My first “successful” deal was a piece of Industrial land that my brother and I bought for $1,500 in 2013 and we rent it for $750 per month. #iloverealestate #cashflow #mailboxmoney

I have 5 companies that demand my attention everyday including a dump truck company that I started in 2018 to fulfill TDOT jobs for woman owned companies. Before real estate took over my life, I worked at my mom’s 4 dump truck companies. Her family has owned and operated a local dump truck company since 1939- Walker’s Truck Contractors. Please talk to my mom (Kathy) or my brother (Tyler) about trucking needs. 865-933-0225

I need to speak with Whitney. How can I get in touch with her?

I’m so excited to help you and answer ALL of your questions! 

1– Feel free to email and someone will get back with you ASAP. 

2– Join Knox REIA and hang out with all of our brilliant members at the Knox REIA week events

3–  Sign up for First Deal Done Fast if you want me to help you get your First Deal Done FAST!!! All of the coaching details are on 

4– Check out Whitney Buys Houses website  if you want to SELL your house quickly!

I would LOVE to go to coffee and dinner with each of you individually.

But I also REALLY enjoy spending time with my family and friends outside of real estate. 

Let’s utilize these Knox REIA member events like a real life group chat and meet each other at pre-scheduled events! 


I went to elementary school/ band camp/ UTK/ church/ seminars with Whitney… How do I get in touch with her?


Here’s the BEST way to get in touch with me:

1– Subscribe to the She Buys It YouTube channel for FREE information about real estate investing!

2– One day we’ll have a flipping AWESOME Knox REIA channel and podcast- go ahead and subscribe to watch as we grow it!

3– Join Knox REIA and hang out with me on the second Tuesday every month!!!

4– Sign up for First Deal Done FAST so I can break down creative financing and COACH you through your First Deal !!!  We have a super active and fun Facebook group to ask questions and stay motivated!

I would LOVE to go to coffee and dinner with each of you individually to catch up and find out how life has been treating you.

But I also REALLY enjoy spending time with my family and friends outside of real estate. 

Let’s utilize these monthly Knox REIA member events and the three day She Buys It events like a real life group chat and meet each other at pre-scheduled events! 


Does Knox REIA have a Facebook?


We are super social! 

Here are all of our links:

Facebook Page –

Facebook Group –

The KR YouTube channel –

Email –

Address: 7115 Rising Road Knoxville, TN 37924

Phone: 865-309-4500


What if…?

I don’t play the “What If Game.”

It could last forever with nothing accomplished.

We are seriously 20 or 30 something questions deep in a Frequently Asked Questions section of a website.  

Come to the FREE Main Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday next month.

Meet and mingle with the Knox REIA members.

Enjoy a bit of dinner if you get there at 5:30 pm.

Learn from our Local Sponsors and our brilliant Speakers. 

Ask questions while you’re with us in person.

Connect. Invest. Grow. Repeat.

We’re a fun group and we’re ready to help you!





(865) 309-4500

7115 Rising Road, Knoxville, TN

(865) 309-4500