About Us

Genesis Real Estate Title has relationships with premier real estate professionals that make closing on your home easy.


Residential Real Estate Title Services

We understand that home sales transactions are big events in the lives of the sellers and the buyers, so we treat them as such. From the initial title order through closing, we keep all parties involved in the transaction in the loop.

We provide a comprehensive package of services that leaves nothing unresolved for closing day.

At closing, we do our part to reduce stress and ensure that all parties enjoy a pleasant and comfortable closing environment – and we do so at your convenience, not ours!

Our goal is to deliver above expected performance each and every time.

Meet Our Team

Carla Long-Burroughs


With over 20 years of expertise in the real estate industry, Carla has immersed herself in title, mortgage, operations management and loan processing prior to launching her own business in 2013. After garnering licensure as a title agent in the state of Tennessee, Carla catapulted Genesis Real Estate Title into a household name around the area while also boasting Better Business Bureau accreditation. In her career, Carla has continued to uphold the merits of selflessness, dedication and initiative as she caters to each of her clients on a personal level – qualities which have helped mold and represent Genesis’ standard of customer service. Born in Knox County, her husband of 21 years, Jason, and her reside in Clinton with their two daughters, Camryn and Bailey and their twin sons, Jase and Jake.

*Giving back is a core value as Mrs. Long-Burroughs created a Washed in Love ministry dedicated to providing low income families the opportunity to launder their clothing each month at a local laundromat. She is also an active member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of the Blaze (Clinton City schools program).

Destiny Hicks

Closing Manager

Joining Genesis Real Estate Title in September 2020, Destiny brings diligence, strong people skills, vast knowledge of the closing process and an all around upbeat attitude to the company.  Having worked in the title industry since 2012, she continues to prove her value and expertise as she runs the Clinton, TN office.

For as long as she can remember, working with the community during the home buying process isn’t just another job to her.  She takes pride in handling each transaction as if it were the client’s forever home.  Destiny genuinely cares about each and every person who walks through the door and exemplifies her desire to see smiling faces through thorough work and transparent communication during the title process.  Her goal is to build and maintain thriving relationships with all clients who walk through the door: realtors, loan officers and buyers or sellers.

 Born and raised in a little town called Mulberry Florida, Destiny graduated from Mulberry High School in 1999. Shortly after graduation she met and married her husband, Richard, of 18 years.  The couple made the move to Tennessee, where they reside in Clinton with their two beautiful girls, Myrakle and Ryleigh.

Kabrina Smith

Commitment Specialist

Joining the Genesis Team in November 2021, Kabrina exhibits the ability to quickly learn the tricks of the trade. She brings efficiency, diligence, problem solving skills and a teamwork mentality to the table.

Having grown up in East Tennessee and loving every bit of the “southern hospitality” feel that the area provides, Kabrina has a passion to assist in the acquisition of customers finding their dream home.

Prior to Genesis, she worked as a cosmetologist and in construction with her father – a trade that paved the way to where she is today. Now, she has the pleasure of seeing the process on the purchasing side of the industry.

“I’ve always wanted to be on the real estate side of things having been raised within a family of contractors. I really enjoyed the work environment and helping with the process from beginning to end,” says Kabrina.

Outside of work, Kabrina is heavily active in church, spending time with her family and adventures in renovation projects with her husband.

Bill Howell

Closer / Processor

As a Closer/Processor, Bill’s attention to detail ensures the files are accurate, complete, and compliant with industry and investor guidelines. But his attention to detail isn’t the only thing that makes Bill a fantastic asset with Genesis Real Estate Title.

Bill Howell truly cares about people. His family, friends, and those he helps at Genesis Real Estate Title get to experience his passion for life. Whether you are talking with him in person or over the phone, you can feel his warmth and humor.

When asked to describe Bill in three words or less, his family said, “Only three words!?” They all provided different answers, but there was a common theme. Bill is fun (funny), dependable, and personable.

Bill’s love and devotion to his wife of seventeen years, Meghan, and three daughters, Shelbie, Shaylie, and Shiloh, are apparent through his stories. For example, when they lived in Montana, he once drove Meghan sixty miles one way in a snowstorm to get her favorite coffee. Or when they took the scenic route relocating from Montana back to Knoxville so that he could have more adventures with his daughters.

Bill knows the importance of family and making memories. He understands that is a massive part of what he does at Genesis Real Estate Title – helping people make memories with their families.

When Bill isn’t working, you might find him attending his daughter’s games, driving fast mopars, shooting guns, or cooking hot foods. You will also see him at Valley View Baptist Church, where he is the Director of the Men’s Ministry and a substitute Sunday School teacher.

Clinton Office

Knoxville Office

We understand real estate transactions don’t always take place between the hours of nine to five.

We make your closing convenient for you.

Locally Owned & Operated

Carla Long Burroughs, a licensed title agent in the state of Tennessee and provides an assurance to her clients that they truly own the property they think they own. Carla was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and established her own business, Genesis Real Estate Title in January of 2013. Genesis Real Estate Title was named specifically to follow hand and hand with the mission of Carla’s faith based life. Carla explains that, “The name of our business ‘Genesis’ is the beginning of breaking the curse of never stepping out in faith.” Carla began her career as a loan processor then quickly excelled to a branch manager, and upheld that position for six years. After becoming content and successful in her role as a branch manager she looked to a new challenge and opened a title company for a Nashville based firm. It was at this point in Carla’s career she realized that her experience could lead to her dream of owning her own business. She then paved her way through Knoxville and is now the owner and operator of Genesis Real Estate Title, and a licensed title agent bonded and insured with a $1,000,000 E&O policy.

Carla is a loving wife, mother of 4 precious children, and Knoxville native where Volunteer pride runs through her veins. Her client centered dedication even spreads throughout the community. Carla is confident when faced with a challenge and committed to her clients of Genesis Real Estate Title. Carla’s optimism for her career and the faith her company is grounded upon provides her with power to provide her customers with quality assurance through the real estate closing process. Let Carla’s knowledge guarantee you the ownership of your property.