Tri Cities and Beyond: Got Driveway?

Got Driveway?

Today we tackle that difficult situation those of us in Northeast Tennessee deal with every way.  The "bad" driveway.  I'm here to squash the "bad" driveway myth.  There are no "bad" driveways, only driveways that need to be learned and loved.  This is coming from a previous "driveway hater".  I think back to when I first looked at the house I bought 3 years ago.  The driveway was terrifying.  When I first drove up it, my heart raced and I had discounted this house immediately.  But wait, the house was perfect in every other way.  What to do........I have learned to love my driveway.  I zip up and down it like nobodies business.  Enjoy the video! 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsCindy Edwards • October 23 2013 02:48AM


Good morning Cindy,

This is a great post! Loved the video and you are right learn to deal with the driveway!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 5 years ago

Morning, Cindy, you are an expert  at video...and I would watch anything that you produce!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 5 years ago

Hi Cindy,

How funny the post. I had a Realtor drive off the drive way yesterday and almost get stuck. Too Funny.

Have a great day in the Johnson City area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 5 years ago

Cindy, that was great fun!  Driveways don't need to be a deterrent to making a purchase.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 5 years ago

Good topic and I enjoyed the video. We have a garage that faces an alley. It does take some practice to master.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Cindy- I loved this!  You have a great presence on your video!!!  I remember our home in Leesburg .... I really "felt" how long it was the first time it snowed and had to try to clear it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Hi Cindy,

Great post and the video is terrific!  Funny how the only "driveway" that looked scary to me was the road at the very end of the video! 

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 5 years ago


LOVE the videos. What a fun topic and one I certainly never thought about writing on. It made me laugh, and think back to the driveway from hell we had in out home back in New England in Bolton. Not a big issue most of the year but come winter and snow?? Dreadful...very steep and impossible to get up unless completely shoveled. Many times we had to park at the bottom. And heading down? God forbid it was slippery - you simply slid down the hill and into the road - had to watch to make sure no cars were coming before heading out. I cursed that drive every day all winter long.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 5 years ago

Hi Dorie,

I'm glad you like it!  Thanks

Kristin- Youare too Kind.

Clint- lol...oh my

Kathy Sheehan and Roy- Thank you-I'm so glad you enjoyed it.  I had fun making it!

 Kathy S.  Yep, we forget!!!  Thanks so much!

Wayne and Jean- That is funny!  My drive way was the curvy one covered with leaves.

Jeff- Got to love the Northeast!!!...and driveways....

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 5 years ago

Cindy, l loved the video, what a hoot!

I had a listing once, that the driveway was not only steep, but cut so narrow I could not get out of it with my large 8 passenger vehicle! So to get around it, Id have to buy a smaller car, or park outside in the circular driveway rather than go down and under the house into the garage. There is always a solution!


Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago
Great one !
Posted by Sham Pathania (Zolo Realty, Brokerage) over 5 years ago

I agree Ellen, just have to be creative.  Thanks.


Thanks Sham!

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 5 years ago

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Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

Wow!  Thanks Kathy!!!

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 5 years ago

You may be able to get away with a long or steep driveway in your area, but in my area up north, it can be a show stoppers.  Long driveways mean LOTS of snow shoveling or plowing and steep driveways mean danger, esp in winter.

the one you showed in the video isn't bad compared to some of the steep driveways I see here, and that is due to our geography and how some of these houses were built way before cars were invented.  We have several that are very dangerous going into the road, too, esp some on heavy traffic areas.

Great job in the video, BTW.  - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 5 years ago

Really loving this post.  The music, video and oddity of the subject matter is just really great.

Posted by Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos (Keller Williams World Class) over 5 years ago

Cindy, you looked so relaxed on that video. I once showed a rural property that had a gravel driveway that was about 1,000 feet long. The buyer couldn't believe it wasn't paved. I reminded him we were in the country and that's a pretty common occurrence. As a matter of fact, my driveway is gravel.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 5 years ago

Hi CIndy - Great video.  We have a circular driveway which is great, but after we had lived here for awhile I realized that many folks used our driveway to turn around.  that included delivery trucks, neighbors, the mail carrier, etc.  Well, to prevent my thinking that I was having company a few times a day, I started parking in the driveway.  Now people have stopped treating it like an extension of the street or a traffic circle!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 5 years ago

I love the video!   Here, there are driveways that are just too steep or narrow or difficult to get up in the bad weather, and it reallly can be a deterrent.   I went on a listing appointment to one and even in the middle of the summer, I couldn't get my car up; it was too rutted and narrow and I was bottoming out.  

So every once in a while, the driveway rules!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, over 5 years ago

Maine has a blood on the highway law on the books so before a driveway with poor visibility coming out on to the roadway is okay-ed, permitted, it means doing the vision test and is there is grade that causes a blind spot, etc. Good use of is monetized with ads though?

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago