Get To Know The Heart Strong Team

Heart Strong Home Group conducts each transaction based upon service, authenticity and integrity. Heart Strong has built their business through lifelong relationships, often beginning with a first home purchase and continuing over years of friendship and real estate deals. Led by business expert Jamie Smith, his team of industry experts have proven to be an award-winning, top-achieving partnership that values the client relationship above everything else. 

Our Team

We partner with you throughout your search, providing area expertise and deep knowledge of the area to help you find a home you’ll love.


Cory King

Cory brings with him the expertise and experience to help make your home buying or selling process smooth and successful. Contact Cory today to learn more about how he can help you with your real estate needs.


Jay Sams

Jay brings with him the expertise and experience to help make your home buying or selling process smooth and successful. Contact Jay today to learn more about how he can help you with your real estate needs.

Justin Myers

East Tennessee and Tampa Bay are both great places to live and work, which is why Justin chooses to call them home. With roots in Florida, Justin came to Knoxville for the first time in 2000 and has divided his time between there and Tampa for the last 19 years. Beginning as a mortgage broker in 2005, Justin weathered the Great Recession and had the opportunity to diversify into Property Management. He then founded a transaction coordination company, cementing a core conviction that white-glove concierge service is the most important element in client satisfaction. Originally a Great Books Major at Notre Dame, Justin has carried his love for education and self-examination into exploring every “behind-the-scenes” facet of real estate from starting a boutique guerilla marketing firm, to producing a radio show, and even project managing construction jobs and storm mitigation. He found he didn’t enjoy adversarial, zero-sum sales where salesmen profited at the expense of their “clients” because of an information advantage. Real estate is a passion because it’s an industry where servant-leadership can truly be married with aggressive innovation and competition. Justin is simply passionate about consulting with families, clarifying their values, and helping them find their best home. Justin’s core philosophy is that “Everyone Deserves a Home,” which is why Heart Strong sponsors First-Time Home Buyer Education and support efforts to support affordable housing and end homelessness in our communities. Justin has volunteered with Grace Point Homeless Outreach & Love, Inc. for several years and loves being involved in the community events in Knoxville, Tampa, and St Pete. An aspiring yogi, Justin practices at Renegade Yoga Center in Knoxville, The Studieuax in St Pete, and Lucky Cat & Sattva in Tampa. When he isn’t working with families or volunteering, you’ll often find him running the Riverwalk with Running for Brews, visiting the Farmer’s Market for a Morning Glory Muffin in Market Square and soaking up the sun at Treasure Island.

Jamie Smith

Jamie is the founder of Heart Strong Home Group, a team of Keller Williams experts that specialize in residential, luxury, investment and commercial real estate. Jamie is a Knoxville native, but spent several years in both North Augusta, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia owning and operating various small businesses. He found his way back to Knoxville in 2000 and opened and managed a successful boat dealership. In 2008, Jamie entered the real estate arena as a commercial real estate agent. He quickly became a huge proponent in establishing Knoxville’s first commercial real estate division. Jamie elevated his real estate career to another level by obtaining his residential license and established a full service residential real estate team. In 2010, he joined the renown real estate franchise, Keller Williams. In 2019, Jamie launched the Heart Strong Home Group in both Knoxville and Tampa with the goal that Heart Strong Home Group will have a strong presence in 5 additional cities by 2025. Heart Strong Home Group is designed to service today’s savvy real estate buyers, sellers and investors. The mission is to deliver the dream of home ownership to everyone possible. Heart Strong Home Group earns client’s respect as industry experts by establishing trust through transparency, delivering nothing less than a paramount experience that clients rave about to their friends, family and colleagues. Jamie’s greatest passions are faith, family, business and giving. His clients, family and friends would say these values are truly evident in how Jamie conducts himself in real estate and in his personal life. Jamie lives in Hardin Valley with his beautiful wife, Johnna, their son, Blake, daughter, Laila and their dog, Gracie. They support and contribute to their local community. Jamie enjoys traveling with his family, 4 wheeling, boating, playing golf and UT sports. Go Vols!

What Our Clients Have To Say

Heart Strong Home Group is one of east Tennesse’s top-rated real estate teams. Put our dedication and experience to work for you today.