Bonnie Swain Dalton

Vol for Life, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Bonnie has been in the real estate business in one aspect or another since 1988. Specializing in equestrian properties, she understands the specialized needs of the horse enthusiast.

Although her real estate career has encompassed working with builders and developers to helping buyers find that perfect home, real estate is her passion. Bonnie is a Historic Homes specialist. She takes great joy in seeing an old home brought back to life. When working with sellers she uses the latest in marketing techniques to help her clients get that home sold. She makes her home on the family farm with her husband Rocky, their 3 horses and hound dog.


Miranda Wilson

Miranda is joining our team after recently earning her Affiliate Broker’s license. Although she is newly licensed, Miranda has been around real estate her entire life. She was born in Knoxville, TN, but has also lived in California, Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, and Missouri. Since childhood her family has been involved in buying, selling, flipping, and investing in real estate, and has lived in over 20 different homes.

Miranda enjoys working with and helping people achieve their goals and has decided to combine her life-long interest in real estate with her engaging personality and love of people. Recently becoming a new homeowner herself, she understands the importance of listening to a client’s needs and expectations. Whether you are an experienced homeowner or are looking to purchase your first home, Miranda will treat you respectfully and honestly, while working hard to help you reach your goals.

Having lived in many diverse locations, surrounded by real estate since childhood, and having a desire to help others, provides Miranda with a unique perspective on helping you find your way home.


Mary Holmes Shanley

As an East Tennessee native, Mary recognizes that the trust her clients will place in her is important and will work to exceed their expectations daily. As a new Affiliate Broker she is ready to hit the ground running and find your perfect home for you and your family. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Mary worked in the Human Services field and helped people with disabilities transition into their new homes. Mary loves to help people, is very relatable, easy to approach, and has more patience than most. After having her first child she continued a career in Group Fitness and has been helping people achieve their goals for over 15 years. She is ready to start a new chapter to help people in finding a home that is a perfect fit for them. Even though she loves to laugh and joke around she is a great listener and is always up for a good challenge.

Mary is a trustworthy individual and works very efficiently. Through her experience as a social worker and fitness instructor she values the trust her clients have always placed in her. Mary has always been an advocate for those she works with and will do the same for you when making a decision on a purchase. With her recent education she will use all up to date mainstream media to find or sell your home with incredible speed. Mary lives in the Hardin Valley area with her husband and 2 children and has vast knowledge in the West Knoxville area.

Meet Caroline

My dad helped me create the foundation I needed to start this journey. Dad was referred to as the “work horse” and the “go-to person” of the office. His
no – nonsense approach along side his dedication are qualities that have been instilled in my character and work ethic. I first began to partner with my father, Bill McDonald, after he was my real estate agent when I bought my home in Colonial Village. I was in pharmaceutical sales for six years and one day, I decided I wanted to help people the way my father had for so many years.

I enjoyed the process of searching and buying my own house. It was exciting, and becoming a homeowner felt like a huge accomplishment. I learned through the years of his mentorship that there’s a fine line between educating the client and telling them what to do.

Good real estate agents provide the information clients need to make the best possible decision for themselves.

I can’t make people buy and sell. My dad taught me that it is a service that I offer folks. Being the trusted resource for any real estate needs. In addition to being able to master the technical side of the real estate industry, you have to be able to talk to people. It is a relationship business and you should treat people the way you would like to be treated. 

Born and raised in Knoxville, I knows the market. The continuous referrals from previous clients speaks volumes about my character and quality of work. The core principles that my dad taught me to live by are the same that I want folks to recognize when they see McDonald Realty logo: honesty, integrity, and taking pride in what I do.


My father passed away suddenly on July 16, 2017, but this only served to motivate me to pursue my dream of owning my own business and to carry on the legacy that my dad left behind for me.

Several years ago, my dad encouraged me to complete the education and testing required to get my real estate brokerage license. Dad felt that it would serve as a

safety net professionally, not to mention, would satisfy the State requirements needed, should I decide to open up  my own real state firm. He set me up for the future.

This is the opportunity he set me up for. Now, I can spread my wings and take full advantage of what I see on the horizon for Knoxville, TN.  To be a part of the growth of our community is a privilege that I take very sincerely.

Very pleased with Caroline’s assistance in selling my mother’s house. Her knowledge of the local market was particularly inpressive and helpful. I would highly recommend her.

Caroline was great. Always there when I needed her. I was so intimidated by the whole process but she helped me every step of the way. I would definitely recommend her.

Caroline was knowledgable and was very responsive to our requests . It was certainly an asset to have someone with her experience and ability negotiating for us.