Tri-Cities MBA now meets on the third Wednesday each month. Our next meeting will be held on:

DATE:  Wednesday, May 15,  2024 @ 11:30 am  

LOCATION:   NETAR, 105 Tri-Cities Business Park Drive, Gray TN 37615

LUNCH:   $15  (Sign up online here)

SPEAKER/PROGRAM:   Kathy Oakes, owner of Greater Impact Realty, who will discuss the NAR settlement on our industry, and how we can prepare as agents and lenders.

Kathy Oakes was raised all over the south as an army brat, Kathy eventually settled in Johnson City, Tennessee with her Pastor husband Jeff. Equipped with marketing experience and extensive knowledge as a corporate trainer, Kathy entered the Real Estate industry in 2003 and earned the Rookie Of The Year award at her local association. Within 3 years she became a Principle Broker, Kathy was then named Tri-Cities REALTOR OF THE YEAR in 2010. She has held many leadership positions at her Realtor Board locally and on a TN state level as well as being recognized with multiple annual awards. She continues to serve the state on Professional Standards, Grievance, Forms and as a representative of the Broker Forum. In 2019 she purchased a long standing Real Estate Education company, D&D School of Real Estate where she is both a state, TREEF and Arello certified Instructor as well as a Certified Real Estate Coach. Since then, it has been Kathy's personal mission to strategically empower and inspire transformation in leaders. She uses storytelling and data to anchor key facts to those she instructs or coaches.

Kathy owns her own TN based Real Estate firm called Greater Impact Realty and is based out of the Tri Cities TN. She resides there with her husband, who is in ministry, and their micro doodle GOGO. Her greatest accomplishment she says is her family which consists of 5 children, 4 in-laws, 12 Grandchildren and 1 on the way.


The Tri-Cities chapter of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association (TCMBA) is dedicated to promoting professionalism within the industry through valuable networking and educational opportunities as well as supporting and promoting our members, local nonprofits and charitable organizations in the housing industry. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in the mortgage industry, and deliver value and leadership through our resources and expertise.

Our organization is comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals:  mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, title companies, attorneys, appraisers, credit reporting agencies and insurance companies. TCMBA membership includes a variety of mortgage industry professionals. Our members include:

    • Mortgage Bankers
    • Mortgage Brokers
    • Title Companies
    • Attorneys
    • Appraisers
    • Credit Reporting Agencies
    • Realty Professionals
    • Insurance Companies

Need Mortgage-Related Services?

If you need mortgage services, we proudly recommend our Tri-Cities MBA members for your consideration. Visit our TCMBA Members page to find our roster of directors and members who represent the very best of the mortgage industry in the Tri-Cities.