Why did I become a real estate professional?   I am a third generation Cookeville TN real estate professional, following my grandfather and father. I grew up in Franklin, TN, and spent a lot of time growing up in the Upper Cumberland area with family and on Center Hill Lake. I loved it it here. When my father commented that marketing skills were important to listing agents, I made my move and never looked back. 

What is a typical day for a REALTOR?     There is no typical day: I answer market questions. Work with clients preparing to sell. Coach buyers through offer negotiation. Introduce newcomers to our area. Answer questions about hair stylists, vets, auto repair shops, physicians, home repair specialists, etc. Help clients through home inspection reports. Talk with lenders about rates and trends. Spend time on community events and issues. Meet prospective clients' great dogs and cats!

What did I do before I began at American Way Real Estate?    I became a REALTOR in 2002 after spending 25 years in marketing and communications. I graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in journalism, worked in Nashville's WSMV Ch 4 newsroom, handled corporate communications on Music Row and directed marketing efforts in several industries. I use negotiating, creative, and research skills learned during those years for my clients today.

Real Estate Industry Certifications and Recognitions

  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • ABR® - Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Member, Upper Cumberland Assn. of REALTORS® (UCAR) and MLS
  • Member, TN Association of REALTORS® & National Assn. of REALTORS®
  • Past member, UCAR Board of Directors
  • Past member, UCAR Governmental Affairs committee chair
  • Past member, UCAR Grievance committee
  • Recipient, UCAR Lifetime Award for Sales Excellence
  • Recipient, American Way Eagle Club for Sales
  • Four time recipient, American Way Best Team Player Award 2003, 2005, 2008, 2016

Current And Past Community Involvement

  • Member, UT Alumni Board for Putnam County
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Cookeville - Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 
  • Putnam County TN D.A.R.T (Disaster Animal Response Team) 
  • Historic Rugby   
  • Frist Museum
  • A.A.R.F. 

How do I spend my spare time?  I read whenever possible. Every UT football game goes on my calendar in June. I decompress with my own animals or animals who need my help. And I love to grab my camera and hit the road to hike the woods, bluffs, and trails throughout the area.




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Brenna Piper CRS ABR
Certified Residential Specialist 
Accredited Buyer's Representative

American Way Real Estate
710 South Jefferson Avenue  Cookeville TN 38501
Cell 931.252.1060
Off  931-526-9581

Testimonials - Clients Tell It Best

From Oneida TN: "I can't say enough about how great it was working with Brenna Piper. As a first time home buyer, I was a little nervous and overwhelmed by the process but Brenna was awesome and took care of it all for me. I not only had a great experience as a client of hers, but also feel I gained a new friend. If I ever plan on moving again, I will only use Brenna as my agent." Daniel
From Cookeville TN: "Brenna provided excellent service, communication and went above and beyond to make our buying experience as easy as possible. She's great!" Scott
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