Doug Lawrence Real Estate Agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties

Doug Lawrence

Real Estate Agent at
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties

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  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
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  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist
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Agent Highlights

Doug gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Chattanooga agent by 14%.
Doug has great Condo experience - having sold 22 more condos than the average agent.
Doug is a SFH expert - working with over 87% more single family homes than the average Chattanooga agent.

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More about Doug Lawrence

We love Chattanooga! And we're passionate about the real estate market here. We want to provide you with the best local content and additional professional services, if and when your situation requires it. Our goal is to be helpful, not a nuisance. There is no obligation required from you. We look forward to earning your trust and respect through our 'on-call' level of service and our extensive local knowledge. I invite you to put our pledge to the test. Happy House Hunting!

Eastern Michigan University

Other Certifications

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)


Top Sales Team 2009, Top Sales Team 2010, Top Sales Team 2011, Top Sales Team 2012, Top Sales Team 2013, Top Sales Team 2014, Top Sales Team 2015, Top Sales Team 2016, Top Sales Team 2017, Top Sales Team 2018, Chairman's Award 2009, Chairman's Award 2010, Chairman's Award 2011, Chairman's Award 2012, Chairman's Award 2013, Chairman's Award 2014, Chairman's Award 2015, Chairman's Award 2016, Chairman's Award 2017, Chairman's Award 2018, Most Professional 2016, Homelight Top Producer Agent 2018, Homelight Top Buyers Agent 2018, Homelight Top Negotiator Agent 2018, Top Sales Team 2020, Chairman's Diamond Award 2020, Chairman's Diamond Award 2021, Top BHHS Tennessee Team 2019, 2020, 2021, Top Tennessee Team 2022

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Doug Lawrence's Reviews & Ratings

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Doug Lawrence

  • Doug helped me buy a home

      The Lawrence team was amazing. My husband and I worked with Ashlee and we loved working with her. We were new to the area so it was nice working with someone who knew about each neighborhood we were interested in. She took so much time taking us around to places. Even if we were only a little interested, she would make the time for us to see it to make sure we experienced everything. We ended up getting a house we love with Ashlee helping us through the entire process. Great experience working with the Lawrence team.

    • Doug listed and sold my home

        Doug and Sherry were very professional. They took time to talk with us and answer our questions. They were always available from early morning until late evening. Just so willing to answer questions or assist us with the whole process. They are just really excellent real estate pros and great people. Process

      • Mr. Lawrence,I wanted to take a minute and say thank you for going above and beyond for us today. It may seem like a perfectly normal thing for you to do but to us it made all the difference. Thank you for the information and the extra tour around downtown. I know we can all be a handful with our jokes and all that, so it was really refreshing that you rolled with the punches and joked with us. Sincerely and wholeheartedly we appreciate all the work you put in with us. We LOVE LOVE LOVE Chattanooga and will for sure be coming back soon (alone ) to take a look at what you come up with and explore! I wouldnt dream of working with anyone else after the first class experience you provided today!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!ChriStine, BrAdFoRd & Charlene

        - The Matthews Family from Florida
      • Doug & Sherry are amazing! Not only were they incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and generous with their time and expertise, but Doug negotiated a price for us that was 10% below asking (and well below what the house was subsequently appraised for)! The entire process was organized, predictable, and easy, which was impressive, as we were moving from Massachusetts to Chattanooga, and had to do many things remotely, with Doug acting as our trusted agent. This is the third house that I have purchased and I found Doug to be by far the best real estate agent that I have ever worked with. I would have NO hesitation about engaging him again and he comes with my highest personnel recommendation.

        - Bill Farnham
      • Sherry and Doug are true experts in real estate for the greater Chattanooga area. Sherry was on-point and provided guidance as we made our home selection and tendered our offer to the sellers. Without Sherry I believe we would not have reached the deal we received on the house. Doug and Sherry knew what we should pay for it and their confidence in the position assured us that we were making the right decision and offer. Besides all of the great service, Sherry followed up after closing and provided my family meals for several nights as we unpacked the truck and settled in. Her generosity was unexpected but sincerely welcomed. Overall, I highly recommend Sherry and Doug to anyone who needs to sell or purchase a home in the greater Chattanooga area.

        - BStack
      • Doug and Sherry helped us quickly sell a unique inherited property. Since we lived hundreds of miles away, they were extremely helpful in taking care of issues that had to be dealt with locally. They were very responsive and kept us informed all the way through. We sold the property more quickly than we expected and the transaction was painless and smooth. Definitely recommend Doug and Sherry, you can't go wrong!

        - Feysan
      • Sherry did an excellent job selling our home in two days. She kept us fully informed as to closing status throughout the entire process and looked out for our interests.

        - Bill Silvis
      • Doug and Sherry did an amazing job helping us find our dream condo! Their expert knowledge of the market made us feel confident that we made the best decision on our real estate purchase.

        - Julie Nall
      • The Lawrence team were consummate professionals that combined their knowledge of the Chattanooga real estate market with an incredible ability to understand our neighborhood and housing aspirations. Our offer/contract settlement processes were handled expeditiously and they consistently helped us successfully navigate the closing process. We really enjoyed working with them!

        - Anonymous
      • I have moved over a dozen times and I have to say that Doug and Sherry are the best realtors that I have worked with. I know of 12 people who used them and they all feel the same way. They helped me purchase my home in Chattanooga and now I am working with them to sell my home. They listened and quickly determined what I was looking for and had options ready for me to choose. No one knows the area better and they are very honest - they do not just try and make a sale they want the right thing for their clients.They will accommodate your schedule and I do not think I ever went more than 30 minutes that and that they did not get back to me. They made the whole process of buying a home very easy from finding the home in the right area to the negotiation to providing me information about the area. Prior to closing I had a list of all utility contacts to recommendations for house cleaning and repairs. They have even supported me when I have been out of town and needed something taken care of --- they go above and beyond. I would strongly recommend them to anyone and to be honest think not using them would be mistake.

        - Deb Rittenour
      • Having spent over twenty years in federal law enforcement, my wife and i were required to move numerous times throughout my career. We have lived in six states and eight cities, one of them twice. Needless to say we have sold and purchased many homes, and have interacted with many realtors. All have served us well, and some remain close personal friends to this day. Doug and Sherry rise above them all, and not by just a small margin. We actually hated to end our house hunting experience with Doug, Despite the pressure of being under a time limitation, Doug made it fun. And to top it off we found our favorite home of all. When career changes called for another move, we had the pleasure of working with both Doug and Sherry on the sale. It took two days for a full price offer. Need I say more. I think not!

        - Dale and Joey Reese
      • Doug and Sherry work very hard and are excellent professionals. They helped us through a very difficult time and we're able to obtain maximum value for our home. I consider them to be the best of the best!

        - Bill Hardin
      • Doug and Sherry Lawrence worked tirelessly to get our house sold. They pulled out all the stops, putting in endless hours to promote the sale. We were very happy with them and plan to use them again!

        - Robbie Keaton
      • Oh my goodness!! Doug was absolutely top notch to work with. From the first moment you meet he sets you at ease and helps any way he can. He made the transition so easy and he was so incredibly PATIENT!!! We were new to the area and didn't know what side of town we wanted to be on or where we should look! Forever grateful for all the help, advice, and time that was extended towards our family in our endeavor to find that perfect place!! You can't go wrong with this team! They are amazing! :)

        - Tye McGlyn
      • If you make Doug Lawrence your real estate agent, no other agent will ever be good enough for you. He is hands down, everything you would ever hope for in an agent. Doug makes it seem like you are his only client. Your calls and questions get answers immediately, and no concern ever gets ignored. He always seems to be available to show you a house at the time you request. And when it comes to negotiation and sales tactics, forget about it. He was with us through our TN home purchase and sale, and was extremely sharp at all phases. His wife and son are part of the team so he has plenty of backup. The Lawrence team has all the new technologies that make it easier for the customer; such as the online autosign option, where they simply email you any documents that need to be signed, and you can input your signature with a click of a button, no printer or driving required. The sale doesn't end at the end of the transaction, he follows up and stays in contact with you. Any future problems you have he does not hesitate to help, and still answers his phone. This guy is the true meaning of above and beyond. I have since moved to FL and purchased a house through an agent in this area and have been disappointed. I have called Doug for help on different recent issues as my new FL agent is difficult to get ahold of and not very helpful, especially after the sale. All I can say is "I MISS MY DOUG". Thanks again Doug and Sherry, your friend Jonathan Jenkins.

        - John Jenkins
      • My husband and I had a very positive experience with Sherry Lawrence from the time she put our condo on the market until the minute we closed the sale. Sherry's video presentation of the property was most impressive. She kept us informed throughout the whole process and was readily available to answer any questions we had. The property was shown repeatedly and we felt the amount of time the condo was on the market before being sold was very reasonable. We would highly recommend Sherry Lawrence to friends and family who might need a knowledgeable and highly qualified agent.

        - Connie Stott
      • I can't say enough about Doug and Sherry Lawrence. From the very beginning they were so friendly and helpful with the whole selling process. Always available when I had a question or needed them for whatever reason. This was our childhood home so it was very difficult to clean out and sell but Doug and Sherry were so understanding and sensitive to the situation. I highly recommend them as you will receive the best quality care through your real estate needs. Thank you Doug and Sherry for all you did for me and my family these last 3 months. If I ever buy in the Chattanooga area again I will be contacting you.

        - Emily Carter
      • Micheal was very helpful and understanding of our needs in looking for a new house. We had a great experience in buying and selling. The Lawrence's are awesome!

        - Andrew Delgrasso
      • We lived in a neighborhood where homes were on the market for five years and nothing has sold since we sold our home in October of this year. Sherry presented our home well in the photo gallery. She came back and re-did the outside in the spring. After getting very little response for months, Sherry got a call from a former client who asked her for help finding his parents a home. His father was working with another realtor. The rest is history. But for Sherry's relationship with her formal client, we would still be trying to sell our home. This only happened because of Sherry and the relationships she fostered over her years in local real estate. We are grateful for her help. Thanks Sherry.

        - Rose D
      • Mike and Sherry went above and beyond in a VERY difficult Corp move! They worked hard in every way! They had to actually take care of the house, check the pool weekly, and manage it after we moved.

        - Jerry Baldwin
      • Doug and Sherry delivered on everything they promised. They followed up on all inquiries and didn't just trust the system to sell our home. They communicated with us on a regular basis and made us feel comfortable that they were doing their part to sell our home.

        - Mike Crowder
      • Sherry served as my agent during the process of purchasing a lot in the Southside area of Chattanooga. I was very impressed with the level of responsiveness and competency demonstrated during the negotiation process. It should be noted that this was a sale of vacant land (read lower value/commission) and the level of service was on par with prior purchases of greater value. With the exception of a trip to view the lot before the initial offer was submitted and the final trip for closing the entire process was conducted remotely. I'd highly recommend this agency, and Sherry in particular, to buyers looking to relocate to the Chattanooga area.

        - Lee Bissinger
      • All of our direct interactions were with Doug. He pulled us through the entire process like a champ. Months after we've closed, he continues to happily assist with any random homeowner questions that we have - as if we are his adopted children. He is one of a kind, that is for sure. A genuine, sincere guy that I'd recommend again and again above anyone else. Doug is detailed, punctual, professional, courteous and a VERY hard worker. At my closing, I was the buyer. The seller actually stated that he wished he'd had Doug as his agent. I can never thank Doug enough for not only his professionalism as an agent, but his character as a person. He is one of the great ones.

        - Angie Medcalf
      • My experience with Sherry, Doug and Mike was incredible. After initial call, next day pictures were taken, house on market, and we sold it for a record price in neighborhood....and sold within 14 days, bananas! Want your house sold or in the market to buy, use this team, no question.

        - Chris Mobley
      • Doug Lawrence was great; I cannot tell you how helpful and informative he was during the purchase of our new home. His local knowledge, his insight to the local community and expertise in the home owner transaction conundrum is second to none! I would unreservedly recommend Doug and his team. Thanks Doug.

        - David Johnson
      • From the moment we met Sherry and Doug we knew it was meant to be. If you want a great team to sell your home or help you buy a home the Lawrence's are truly the team you want. From beginning to end they were awesome. If we are ever in the market again, guess who we will call? The Lawrence's.

        - MtnGurl50
      • We have greatly enjoyed working w/Doug. He gave us a tour of the city when we first arrived & matched us up with an area based on our wish list. We decided to build, and we've appreciated his time & care during this building process. He's helped us with the tough decisions & guided us through. He monitors the progress and stays in touch with both us and the builder. His knowledge and expertise has made our experience amazing so far!

        - Melissa and David Wood
      • Our family relocated to the Chattanooga area in 2012 when my husband accepted a job with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. As part of the preferred corporate realtors for Blue Cross, we were assigned Doug Lawrence for our relocation. I had never been to the south until I drove across the Tennessee border with two children, the dog and a car full of suitcases to begin our home search! Doug was extremely welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable about the area. He listened to all our wants and needs and directed us to the neighborhoods that suited them all. He and his wife Sherry worked together and found us the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood for our family. We have spent all our lives moving from place to place and after 3 1/2 years on Signal Mountain we have finally found a place we do not ever want to leave! Our experience with Doug was so wonderful that we immediately contacted him when my mother decided she liked Chattanooga so much, she wanted to relocated part time to the North Shore area. Doug worked with myself and my mother (long distance) to find the perfect condo to meet her needs. She has been living and loving the North Shore part time for the past year and again we owe it all to the Lawrence Team! My sister and her husband are currently planning to relocate to our area and we know exactly who we will be contacting for their real estate needs!

        - Dave and Melinda Hogan
      • This team is amazing! They have wonderful customer service skills, and treat everyone very professionally. They are educated with everything that they do, and do their best at fitting your family with the proper home, as well as following all the steps that are included in the process! It was a joy to work with them. I would highly recommend working with their team.

        - Ashley Queen
      • Sherry, Doug, Michael and their team, work diligently to get their clients the sale they want and a house they want. They work together so will no matter whom your speaking with they will get you the answer immediately. Rest assured your in the best care working with a, reliable, efficient, accommodating, trustful Lawrence team. They are the best you'll need.

        - Dorothy Lynne Trallo
      • When we first met Doug he was our realtor. Now I am proud to call him a trusted friend. Doug has pulled off some amazing fears as our realtor. I highly recommend the Lawrence team. We have bought and sold several houses in the past nine years. Ultimately during those transactions we have dealt with Michael, Sheri and Doug. What an amazing team of synergy.

        - Elizabeth Cornell
      • My fianc and I recently purchased a home outside of Chattanooga. Doug was the realtor that we used in particular and we couldn't have been happier to have him. He was wonderful and very prompt with all communication. Doug went above and beyond for us to make the transition to us becoming first home owners a seamless one. We definitely plan on using him to sell our home eventually!

        - Deni Klein
      • Working with Melanie Molander as my agent was such a delight! Buying and/or selling real estate is stressful at the best of times - but Melanie smoothed my path all the way. She was always there when I needed her, and answered any questions I had - no matter how dumb they may have been. They sold my house before I was really ready since It was only listed for two days... That's the way to do real estate! I would (and am) recommending The Lawrence Team to anyone who has need of a realtor.

        - Kathy Bomar
      • We were in the process of relocating to Chattanooga and met Doug through our relocation program. We had one week to get to know the area, locate and purchase a home. Doug took the time to show us around Chattanooga and the surrounding areas and get to know more about what we wanted in a home and community. Doug is very knowledgeable about the area, very professional and he listens to what our wants and needs are in a home. Even after we bought the home Doug contacted us to ensure we were satisfied with our home purchase. He also helped us in recommending various professionals we needed for services to be done to our home, e.g.: fencing, landscapers, etc. I would highly recommend Doug for the buying or selling of your home.

        - Jerry and Cassandra Leffler
      • I must admit that this was by far the best experience I have ever had selling a home! Doug and Sherry were absolutely the best of best! I will highly recommend them to anyone looking for a first class realtor. I was told about them from a family member that had worked with them in the past and they told us we would not be disappointed and they were right on. Love this couple and hopefully we will work together again. I am going to miss speaking to them on a daily basis. Thanks Doug and Sherry.

        - Cindy Mendenhall
      • We have been very impressed with The Lawrence Team as they marketing and guided the sale of our home. We appreciated easy communication with them and thorough knowledge of the sales process. Their many contacts and great reputation within the community proved very beneficial in the sale of our home.

        - Mary Lee Ziebold
      • Doug and Sherry Lawrence were absolutely a joy and blessing to work with from start to finish. Their extensive help in house hunting, selling our home and purchasing our new home was wonderful. They went above and beyond the call to help us in every way. Their genuine interest in our needs and impeccable follow through was amazing. They are a class act of professionalism and displayed honesty and were a wealth of knowledge in all aspects. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy. They were such a pleasure to work with and great people.

        - Jason and Dana Sims
      • I received Doug's name from my son. He got it from his neighbor whom Doug was their realtor and were very pleased with him. Doug was very professional, organized and a good listener to my needs. He remained within the budget I gave him. I wasn't sure of which area fit my needs so he showed me a wide range of the different areas, so I could make an informed decision. I would highly recommend him.

        - Joanne Fieldler
      • We had such a wonderful time finding our dream home with the Lawrence Team! Doug worked very hard to get us the best deal possible. He was very personable and responsive and kept us comfortable throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend using the Lawrence Team if you want the best realtors around!

        - Matt and Nikki Freeman
      • Doug was great in showing us the homes we liked and helping us find the perfect home for us. He was also great towards the end of the transaction making sure that the seller performed!

        - Erin Wallace
      • Doug is AMAZING! We came to Chattanooga long before we were even sure that's where we were moving. He took an entire afternoon to show us around and give us an idea of the market and surrounding areas. When we finally decided that's where we wanted to be, he was there to help. Moving to another state is hard and he made it as seamless as possible even going to look at a home when we weren't even there. His knowledge and trustworthiness led us to purchase a home unseen and we couldn't be happier! I definitely recommend him and his team for anyone looking for a stress free home search!!

        - Liz Valdivia Johnson
      • It was a pleasure working with Doug during the purchasing. His knowledge of Chattanooga and the surrounding areas was of utmost value He was patient with our decision making and we saw him as a partner in the process. We have no hesitation in recommending him and look forward to working with him and his team on future endeavors.

        - Reggie and Diane Ball
      • The Lawrence Team has been awesome to work with, especially Doug and Sherry! Fast, efficient, and personal service that sold our house quickly and pain free! We are also pleased with our house-hunting adventures and look forward to continuing our search with this team!

        - Jimmy and Lisa Watson
      • I have never met a more patient person than Michael Lawrence! He is also diligent, encouraging, and professional. We are the first to admit we are very picky homebuyers, but despite that, Michael worked tirelessly with us, never once complaining or being anything other than 100% supportive of our wishes, to find our dream home within our budget. The location, price, size, layout, and amenities of the house we purchased were all spot-on. He hit every single item on our "must have" list, and then some. We could not be more thrilled with our new home, and we owe it all to Michael and The Lawrence Team for making our dream come true! THANK YOU!

        - Renee Shoop
      • If you are reading this you are then looking for an experienced Realty agent. I had a positive and fun time in buying my home through Doug. They were on the ball the whole time right through closing. Five stars*****

        - Richard Mountz
      • Doug and Michael provided excellent service and during our recent home purchase in Chattanooga. They are easy to work with, and very professional and friendly

        - Emmaline Newman
      • The Lawrence Team did everything they could to help us sell our home, and it worked. The people that bought have a family that would surely enjoy the home and property. Thanks so very much

        - Brenda Williams
      • Melanie was awesome! We came through Tennessee on vacation and wanted to look at homes. She found our dream home! Her level of customer service is off the charts. She helped us all along the way of going back home, selling out home, and then with purchasing our dream home. No one does it better than her! She went well above and beyond what was hoped for. I never ever want to move again, but if I had to, or know someone who does, we will be calling Melanie!

        - Katherine Rose
      • It was a pleasure working with Melanie. Every time we had a question she always worked hard to ge the answer. She is a great person and we were very pleased to have her and your group working with us. Thank you so much.

        - Stacey Smith
      • Upon selecting our first home in 30 years: we began searching homes within our budget in surrounding area. We found one though searching website. Making ourselves known on Marketplace Website I received a Welcome call from a very Cheerful, Pleasant Voice on the other end, the voice and person of whom would direct us through the whole project: Buying our new home and later selling our present home. Melanie Molander: with Berkshire Hathaway,s Lawrence Team was a Welcome and delightful Person who was always there for us. Upon each call, each question: She answered with a Cheerful Hello Elizabeth or Hello Robert and very qualified to take care of all our needs. From beginning too end the whole process took us two months: We were in our new home, and Closed on our old home. They were there for us and make the experience very easy. Thank you, Melanie Molander, The Lawrence Team and Berkshire Hathaway!!!!

        - Mr and Mrs Robert Klaus
      • Doug was a wonderful person to work with on buying our first home. He was very flexible and willing to go the extra mile to make our dream home that much better. He kept us updated on everything and had our inspections done in a timely manor in order to get us in our new home before Christmas. If/When we decide to sale our home and find a new one we will definitely be looking for Doug to list our home as well as show us new homes. I would recommend Doug for anyone looking to sale or buy a new home. He is very motivated and out going and really cares about his clients. It was a pleasure doing business with him and his staff.

        - Brittany Kanady
      • Melanie and Sherry were wonderful sweet people to work with. They helped us find our dream home and helped sell our house. Both wanted the best for our family and they really cared about us too. I would recommend Melanie and Sherry for anyone looking to sale or buy a new home.

        - Amy Hall