Bonnie Swain

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 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.


Bridgette Williams

Bridgette Williams is an East Tennessee native. With a lifelong personal and professional connection to the area (VFL ‘04), she cherishes the natural beauty and potential East Tennessee offers for its residents.

During her free time, Bridgette enjoys boating with her family and friends on nearby lakes. Traveling is another passion of hers, as she seeks new adventures and experiences, both domestically and internationally. Bridgette takes great joy in supporting her son, Walker. Whether it is cheering from the sidelines during his football games, attending his basketball games, or traveling to a small baseball field in the middle of nowhere, she enthusiastically embraces the role of a proud and supportive mother. Beyond her personal interests, Bridgette values the importance of family and has been married for 17 years. Her commitment to nurturing strong relationships and creating a loving home environment is at the core of her being.

As a real estate investor and former insurance agency owner, she has relationships with many lenders, builders, inspectors, and municipalities. Bridgette assists buyers, sellers, builders, and investors make their dreams or portfolios a reality!


Bert Benedict

The newest edition to our Knoxville sales staff is Realtor Bert Benedict, with 20 years of real estate experience in residential and commercial sales in the Greater Knoxville area.  

A native of Knoxville, Bert grew up in the 4th and Gill neighborhood, but has lived in many parts of Knoxville with his wife of 55 years.  They have two adult children and three grandchildren.  Bert has had an extensive business background, spending 20 years working at a large plastics company before founding his own company, which recycled plastic, for 15 years. After two successful careers, Bert elected to attend real estate school where he earned the Affiliate Broker designation.  

Bert is familiar with all areas of the Knoxville/Knox County area. He has worked hard selling small and large properties as well as estates, lake lots, and multiple unit housing. His experience brings to his clients a familiarity with lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, and even legal advisors. His goal has always been to make a home or property sale as smooth and trouble free as possible for the client.  He deals honestly, professionally, and devotedly to his many clients.  He values the relationships established with clients and is honored with the many return buyers/sellers. 

Call Bert anytime for consultation and estimates on your ideal property. He is committed to finding the perfect property for YOU!


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 know 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.

You will not find a more knowledgeable, harder working, and earnest realtor!
Catherine Collins

Caroline was excellent to work with! She communicated with us throughout the whole process, marketed the property successfully, and negotiated well between 2 offers bringing us the best & selling our property for more than we had ever dreamed!
Holly And Chris Defranco

When questions / complications arose she quickly found a resolution. We received multiple offers and went from listing to closing in a little over 30 days! Caroline was great to work with.
Francie Elrod