Clients may forget what you say but, they will never forget how you make them feel.

Clients may forget what you say but, they will never forget how you make them feel.

The sale of our lot closed this morning, as planned. Thank you so much for your help and your prompt action throughout this process. You found us a buyer right away, obtained an offer, advised us as we proceeded through the negotiation process, and continued to oversee and expedite the closing procedure. In addition to making all this happen in a short time, we believe you secured for us a fair price for our property. We hope that others will choose you and Starr Mountain Realty to manage their property transactions for them. We’re certain they will be as delighted as we have been.

Jack and Anna Johnson Tellico Plains


Donna brings new meaning to the phrase "customer service"! Buying a new home, as anyone knows, can be a tiresome and painstaking process. Also being 1000 miles away from the home you are trying to purchase makes things all the more difficult. Donna was able to make our home purchase the easiest real-estate transaction we ever experienced. Her second to none. The attention to detail she displays is incredible. Donna went far above and beyond your average Realtor in helping us get things done in our absence. She is a true asset and really puts her clients interest FIRST! We can't thank her enough!

Sharon and Mike Mark Tellico Plains


Donna is absolutely amazing! She worked so hard to get our house on the market and sold. I would definitely recommend listing a home with her. She communicates with you every step of the way so you know exactly what is going on. Thanks for all your hard work Donna!

 Allison and Alex Barger Athens, TN


Donna is very professional and personable. I had an idea of what I was looking for in a home. Donna and I conversed some, all of a sudden she found it and we moved on it. If I sell this property I will call Donna.

Harry Hall Englewood, TN


Donna Baran brings to her realty work all the qualities one looks for in a service provider. She is knowledgeable, attentive to client needs, honest, thorough and reliable. When a meeting is scheduled, Donna arrives early. When a question asked, Donna responds immediately. Donna is friendly, patient and interesting, and was a joy to work with in our successful cabin search. This real estate transaction was completed very quickly and fairly, and we are 100% satisfied. We strongly recommend Donna Baran to serve you when selling or buying real estate.

Karen Hamerslag and John Shryock Tellico Plains


Donna Baran, of Starr Mountain Realty, felt like a new friend the moment we met! With her knowledge and experience, she quickly guided me away from several properties that were on my list to look at, with clear reasons why they wouldn’t be good choices for me. She very much looks out for the needs of her clients. Donna is also very fast to respond to all communication, and to jump on whatever wrinkles come up. She worked very hard on her end to make things seem easy on my end. I happily recommend her services to anyone needing a realtor in East Tennessee!

Darlene Brooks Tellico Plains

Donna listened to me and found the perfect house. She was very efficient! She walked me through the whole process and went above and beyond to be sure everything was completed as needed. I highly recommend her. Awesome agent!

Ann Oenbrink


You will be in good hands with Donna. She was wonderful through the entire process, generous with her time, very accessible and responsive. We really appreciated her guidance in negotiations. Her knowledge and contacts in the local community were very helpful after closing. We have bought and sold many houses in our lifetimes and this is the best experience we have had.

Vicki and LJ Copely

The day Donna listed our home, we had two showings. Six days later; the SOLD sign went up! We could not be happier with Donna Baran's services"

Christopher Milligan Riceville


We had our home listed with a local Realtor(R) and we were unhappy with the way they handled it. One day; Donna had a showing at our home and we were so impressed with the way she handled herself with her client that we asked her to list our home. We are so pleased with our decision. In the first three months, Donna did more for us than any other realtor and after five months; Donna sold our home. Anyone should be proud to have an agent like Donna on their team. We would recommend her to anyone.

Pat and Linda Gemind Tellico Plains

I would recommend Donna to anyone looking for a home. I was a first time home buyer and she took me through the whole process. She is a very knowledgeable professional. I could call, text or email her anytime and I would get a response right away. My schedule is very busy and she made accommodations to work with me. If I am ever in the market again for a home, I will not hesitate to call her.

Alonso Bell Madisonville

Donna was great when taking me around and showing various properties. We must have looked at twenty five houses over a period of a few months. She never tired of the process. Her responsiveness was prompt throughout. She even helped me out in matters unrelated to the sale of the house- beyond the call of duty.

R.Cain Tellico Plains

We were new to Tennessee and Donna made sure we were aware of the area so we could make an informed home selection. She spent several days with us as we looked at properties on several lakes before we finally decided on the home we purchased. She gave us good insight on each home from a property quality stand point and on the home's standing in the marketplace.

Mark and Debbie Kozloski Spring City

Donna's knowledge of her chosen area of the East Tennessee mountains is amazing. She listens carefully to her clients' wishes and has an amazing knack for asking the right questions to help her clients fulfill their desires. In particular, she helped me to name, from my nebulous dream, a specific type of property that would meet my needs. Donna knew before I did what I really needed and found it for me. Her professionalism and good character made her a pleasure to work with. I knew I could trust her to deal honestly and positively with me. Through a protracted period of negotiation with the seller of the property I ultimately bought; Donna was calm and gave sound advice and an occasional shoulder patting when needed. She guided me through the title search and survey and a multitude of technicalities I haven't thought about in decades. Closing day was a celebration for me. I will be 'coming home' finally to the mountains that I have held in my soul since birth. There is no one I would rather have had at my side than Donna Baran.

Valerie Waters Englewood

From the moment we met Donna, we experienced what real estate service should be. Not only did she sell our properties faster than we thought possible; she kept us informed with the progress of the sale on a daily basis. Having purchased numerous properties over the years, we have never experienced this kind of personal care from any realtor. She receives our highest recommendation.

Dona and Linda Charest Tellico Plains

We moved to Tennessee two years ago and ended up buying two cabins while we were there. Donna listed both of our cabins and did a remarkable job marketing both of them. We got offers on both cabins in the same week which was great. She took exceptional videos and pictures that show all aspects of both homes. Great realtor and recommended by us!

John and Jeanie Gzula Tellico Plains

Donna can find the right piece of land for you too! She has worked weekends meeting my husband and me and showing us lots of beautiful land until we found the right one. Thank you again, Donna for everything! We are beyond excited to start our new mountain life!

Michael and Jennifer McLeod Tellico Plains

Very professional and attentive to our needs! Donna listened and followed up with us at every turn. We are very pleased with all aspects of our experience and highly recommend Donna Baran. Whether you are seeking land, a cabin or a castle in the area, she is knowledgeable, honest and dedicated. We are thoroughly enjoying our cabin up on the mountain top.

Gary and Debi Castiglione Tellico Plains

Donna Baran made our home buying experience  easy. She is a pleasure to work with and has the patience of a saint. With her help, we have found our forever home in East Tennessee.

Annie and Lebron Pritchett Tellico Plains

Donna was very professional and patient with us as we were first time home buyers. My husband's work schedule was a little crazy at first but she was very understanding and worked around his schedule. She helped us through the whole process and when we had a question, she was prompt at answering. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone looking to buy a home.

Lindsay and Lanny Church Athens