Because of the large number of foreclosed Gatlinburg area real estate properties, a burgeoning used furniture market has been created here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Unless specific documents were signed in advance, foreclosing banks have no legal right to the contents of the homes that they repossess. Property owners that are facing foreclosure are often in pretty difficult straits financially not just with regard to their vacation home here in the Gatlinburg area but also in a more general fashion with their overall financial position back home. The proceeds obtained by selling the furniture that was in the home they used to own is welcome cash. Because purchasers of foreclosed real estate will want to furnish the homes they have acquired, the market for this gently used furniture is quite strong indeed. So much so that a number of shops have sprung up that cater to the buyers and sellers of used furniture.
One of the larger stores of this type is the consignment shop in Pigeon Forge known as Sweet Repeats. Located just east of traffic light #3 in Pigeon Forge, Sweet Repeats even has a separate store that carries only cabin type furniture. Although I don’t know of a website for their business, I can give you the following contact information – Please tell the owners that Jeff at RE/MAX sent you. While I don’t really know the operators of the business, I have visited their store and can attest that they do have a good selection of all types of previously owned furniture.