Uptown Firm, LLC

Uptown Firm provides invaluable market intelligence to a wide range of customers, from single homeowners to developers, and Uptown Firm is wholly committed to providing personalized service.

Tara Maner (Principal Broker)

As a native of Chattanooga Tara knows the area well. She appreciates all that this vibrant city has to offer and is anxious to share it with customers looking to call Chattanooga home. Tara has lived in six states and has a firsthand knowledge of the details of relocating. She enjoys walking clients thru that process and minimizing the potential stresses involved.

Tara has spent the past 20+ years working as a civil engineer and continues to work in the profession. During her engineering career Tara has provided designs for single and multi-family residential, health care, educational, commercial and industrial site development projects.

Professionalism, attention to detail and meeting deadlines are traits that Tara’s provides in her real estate service to her clients.

The amazing outdoor opportunities in the Chattanooga area occupy any free time that Tara has with her husband and two teenage sons. Tara has served as a mentor to local high school students for 3 years and President of the local board for an additional 3 years with the ACE Mentor Program.

Tara walked us through each step of the process in the sale of our home, which had to be closed long distance. She kept in touch with us and made a complicated transaction very do-able, dealing with the buyers through their agent. I would definitely recommend her to any seller. Tara's a real pro! - Bob Circeo

Tara was great to work with! Warm, responsive, knowledgeable, and a joy to work with. - Cara Kellogg 


Matt Ballard (Realtor)

Matthew is a local Chattanoogan who is submersed in Chattanooga Real Estate.  Matthew and his wife personally invest in Real Estate here in Chattanooga.  Being in the actual investment arena allows him to fully understand the needs of local and long distance investors.  Services for investors include analysis, consulting, buying, selling, and property management.  This experience has also helped build a solid vendor list that can be leveraged for the needs of investors.   Aside from investing, Matthew works diligently with clients whose purposes vary from buying their first home to selling the family home and relocating.  Matthew's business and relationship foundation is based on quality service, honesty and integrity.  

He's incredible.  I trust him with nearly every aspect of my Real Estate Investing decisions.  Brilliant and reliable guy.  -Garrison Snell

Matthew is an expert in all areas of real estate. He is incredibly friendly, knowledgable, and responsive which are key components in a competitive market. He's an awesome resource for my investing business! -Martin Campbell


Zach Onusic (Realtor)

Zach specializes in getting the best deal possible for home buyers and sellers! 

Zach is a Tennessee native who has returned to his home state after living in Portland,Oregon where he began his career as a real estate professional in one of the most competitive markets in the country. While there, he gained first-class experience and recognition on one of the highest producing real estate teams in the nation! Zach has experience with every kind of real estate transaction imaginable and has a reputation for providing his clients with a first-class experience from start to finish. 

Zach and his wife, Ashley, have traveled all over the globe! They loved the Chattanooga culture so much they decided to move here. Outside of real estate, Zach is involved in youth mentorship and volunteers whenever possible. He also loves to trail run, mountain bike and brew his own beer!

"Zach changed my perception of what a realtor is. He broke all stereotypes and provided amazing personal service and kept it fun. Zach knows the ins and outs of real-estate better than anyone I know." - Trent B.

Rebecca Ownbey (Realtor)

Rebecca is a North Georgia native where she has lived most of her life. After graduating from the University of Georgia she lived a short time in Atlanta before returning to her hometown of Ringgold. When deciding to enter the Real Estate profession her personal vow was to truly help people with their real estate needs while putting ethics first and foremost in every situation. After fifteen years she has kept that promise to herself and her clients. Rebecca specializes in the North Georgia real estate market with special attention to Catoosa and Walker counties. She knows and loves the area and has used that knowledge to assist young couples purchasing their first home as well as those transferring into the region from out of state. Growing up as the daughter of a homebuilder, she loves to assist families by linking them with a reputable builder to see their dream home plans come to life.

Rebecca and her husband Steve have three grown children and one grandchild. They are very involved in their church and also enjoy college football, classic cars and investing in real estate.


Thomas Connolly (Realtor)

Thomas came to Chattanooga in 2003 to attend the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. After graduating, he spent 5 years in Atlanta working in asset management and completing his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate Development and Finance. Once his Masters was complete, he made the move back to Chattanooga to join the investment team at a local hotel and apartment development company.  Thomas has since gone out on his own to focus on urban infill development and real estate sales. Learn more about Thomas's developments at Infill Communities.

Thomas and his wife, Shannon, reside in St. Elmo. In his spare time, Thomas might be watching college football, rooting on Chattanooga FC, or out west fly fishing.

Gary Crowe (Realtor)


Before we met Gary, my wife and I listed our home with the "best power selling" team in Chattanooga. After six months of frustration, we reached out to Gary for help. He understood the area, what kind of strategy would best benefit us, and how to drive buyers to our house. After following his expert advice, we had our house under contract within 2 days - something the other team simply couldn’t do. If you want to sell your house with the best professional around, call Gary now! -George & Kelsey

Not only did our house sell within 12 hours of going on the market for the full market price, Gary stayed in constant contact with us and managed every step of the way! We literally could not have been happier with the service we received from Gary at Uptown Firm and have no reservations about recommending him to anyone in the Chattanooga area! -Jim & Kerry

Gary has been our realtor for several homes in Chattanooga. I have confidence that he is looking out for our best interest rather than trying to make a commission. His real estate knowledge was invaluable in guiding us to the right home for our situation! -Kevin & Amy

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Jenna Crye Lacy (Realtor)

Representing buyers and sellers in the scenic city, Jenna's enthusiastic, can-do attitude and skills are ideal for identifying each customer's desires and guiding them to fulfill their real estate goals. Her passion in life has always been to help people (just ask her mom!). Through real estate, she helps empower customers to make positive decisions to change their lives and shape their financial future - whether it be a new home, second home or investment property. Jenna recognizes and values the trust her customers place in her, and strives to not only exceed their expectations, but to do so with A+ integrity. 

Born and raised in Chattanooga, she adores the city and all it has to offer. If you aren't living here, watch out, she may convince you to move! When she's not dedicating time to customers, she loves spending time in the community, volunteering, visiting friends and family, and enjoying outdoor activities - especially hiking, biking and any water sport. She lives downtown with her husband, Bryan, and they can often be found enjoying a local restaurant patio or boating on the lake.  

Fred Henry (Realtor)

Meredith Moore (Realtor)

As a results-focused Realtor, Meredith possesses a unique blend of market expertise, negotiation prowess, and an unyielding commitment to her client's success. Her results-oriented approach has consistently led her clients to achieve their real estate goals. Whether buying, selling, or investing, Meredith has a proven track record of securing favorable deals, maximizing returns, and helping clients find their dream homes. When you list your property with Meredith, you benefit from her innovative marketing strategies; leveraging a vast network, and digital marketing expertise.

Meredith holds an MBA from Tusculum University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. Outside of real estate, she's typically found thrifting, perfecting her enchilada recipe, reading, or hiking with her golden retriever, Daisy.