Dino Cates

Principal Broker

(931) 510-6233
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Catherine Cates

Principal Broker

(931) 510-6234
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Buying or Selling real estate is one of the most significant transactions of your life. We take our responsibility very seriously, and approach this task with sensitivity, concern and the highest professionalism. When buying or selling a home or property, the clients are at a cross roads in life. Buyers and sellers are motivated by different circumstances in their lives. These can be very happy times – marriage, promotion/relocation, expanding families, vacation/resort, or retirement etc. But unfortunately there are the trials and challenges of life that direct the need to buy or sell real estate - death, divorce, loss of job, illness. The agents and staff of The Cross Roads Team are very compassionate, wise, hard-working and caring, who go above and beyond what is typically expected in real estate transactions. Our company mission statement is one of the greatest commandments- "To love our neighbor as ourselves." You can trust the The Cross Roads Team of EXiT Rocky Top Realty to treat you with utmost attention and care.

Combine our local experience and expertise with the brand POWER OF The EXIT Realty franchise network, and you have an unbeatable team of real estate professionals with the most cutting edge tools and marketing in the industry to accomplish your goals!


Principal Broker, Dino Cates of The Cross Roads Team, is consistently ranked year after year in the top five individuals in the state of Tennessee for transactions, professional services & earnings. Our agents continue to win awards of excellence and lifetime achievements within our own Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors MLS territory of Tennessee. We only engage the top producers and most ethical, honest and caring agents to provide you with the highest level of service, loyalty and expertise.

It's about people not property. Our clients are king!


Dino Cates after 13 years as an award winning Re/Max Owner/Broker, Cates and his team have joined EXIT REALTY franchise under the regional office of EXIT Rocky Top Realty (headquarters in Crossville, TN). Dino understands the power of the franchise connection for web presence and technology tools they provide. EXIT is proving to be the next leader in North America and Cate's Cross Roads Team wants to be on the leading edge of the next wave of the real estate market. Cates adds,

"This has been a tremendous move for us by joining EXIT Rocky Top Realty. In 18 months we have grown to 9 offices covering a large span of Upper Middle Tennessee and sales have far exceeded our expectations. We have expertise in all facets real estate-residential, commercial, lake/vacation homes/cabins, horse/farm land. Dale Hollow, Center Hill and Cordell Hull Lakes are our specialties for clients searching vacation, lake, hunting and fishing cabins/homes and land."
The Upper Cumberland of Tennessee is a favorite retirement, vacation recreation destination. Cookeville, Tennessee is ranked in the US as one of the top 10 cities for retirement. The Upper Cumberland is well known for friendly folks, less stressful way of life, lower cost of living, lower taxes and insurance, and less crowds and traffic. Most importantly The Upper Cumberland is praised for beautiful scenery- lakes, mountains, rivers/creeks and beautiful rolling fields in farmland. Over and over again our clients tell us, "everyone is just so friendly here". The agents and staff of The Cross Roads Team of EXIT Rocky Top Realty are here for you ready to guide you expertly through each step of the process of buying or selling real estate.