Richard Chantry

Broker, REALTOR®

My Biography and Experience

I was born and lived in the St. Paul area of Minnesota for my first 38 years. I moved to the Johnson City, TN because of the great beauty of the area as well as the fantastic people that I have been fortunate to have become friends with since moving here 22 years ago. I know that this is home. I am a proud father and grandfather and am married to Zella Reedy Chantry.  I have served on many non profit organizations  Board of Directors because I believe in giving back to the community. I am a Kiwanian and enjoy serving to help the children of our community. I am an avid reader of books and enjoy riding horses and am an owner of Steeplechase race horses. I had my first book published in 2015 and look forward to writing more in the future.  

What I Offer

I have been a Realtor for 25 years. I was the owner and Principal Broker at Pro Service Realtors in Johnson City for 21 years. I serve on the Tn / Va Regional MLS and have served on the board of directors of NETAR in the past.
I am now principal broker for Dream Homes Realty and am affiliated with Eastern Eight Community Development helping lower income families build affordable new construction homes.
Assisting people in fulfilling their DREAMS!

Buying A Home

We recommend that before you begin your house hunting, you begin the loan pre-approval process. Getting pre-approved requires that a lender verify your financial information, and it serves as their commitment to lend a specified amount based on that information. It will give you a number of advantages: When you do find a property, sellers will take your offer more seriously because you have a lender that is committed to backing your offer. To receive a complimentary consultation and learn about how we can help, click here.

Selling Your Home

Step One: Prepare to Sell

As you get ready to sell your home there are usually some simple improvements that can help you get the most for your house and sell it quickly. Our sales professionals assist with the sale of thousands of homes every year and can help you focus your effort on the things that will make a real difference to buyers.


Step Two: Learn its value before you list

Setting the right price before you list is critical to getting the most for your home and selling it quickly. Having a professional with experience in your neighborhood prepare a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) gives you the facts and insights to set the right price.


Step Three: Choose a Professional

A great sales associate helps you better understand the selling process and gives you a number of advantages in selling your home. Their local knowledge of home values and their expertise in pricing and negotiation are important assets in getting the most for your house.


Step Four: Marketing and Networking

Getting the best price is about bringing you the right buyers for your house. This is a combination of a solid marketing plan, targeted media exposure, and taking advantage of our powerful network of local and out-of-town buyers. These are resources no other firm can match.