Having been licensed since 1983, my years in the Nashville real estate market have given me the knowledge of inventory, financing options, and market trends to advise clients wisely. Knowing the market and having a good relationship with local real estate professionals and mortgage officers is invaluable. My experience has saved many clients hundreds to thousands of dollars in closing costs. Experience counts, My client list covers the spectrum from first-time home buyers to prominent business people, rock stars, and hit country songwriters
Many of my listings sell in the first week (some on day one). Pricing is key. I won’t under-price your home for a quick kill, but sellers must understand that playing a “game” by overpricing will shoot us in the foot. The Market Price is exactly that… the MARKET PRICE. A deal can be killed by the buyer’s mortgage company’s appraisal. They will only lend money based on their appraisal. If their appraisal is less than the purchase price, they will lend money on the lesser amount, which usually kills the deal.
PROMOTION is more crucial. Every listing should be marketed like it is the most desirable home in the area. I generate demand by holding an open house the very first weekend on the market. Then I contact my network of other REALTORS® (at my company and others) to alert them to a great new listing. My company also maintains an office of over fifty agents in Brentwood, to better serve our Williamson County clients. I often work out of both offices depending on where my client is looking or where my listing is. I live in Williamson County just over the border of Davidson County, so I sell equally well in both areas and have also sold homes in surrounding counties including, Rutherford, Wilson, Smith, Coffee, Sumner and even in Kentucky! My listings are also featured on the Internet. My goal is to get all prospective buyers in our price range to see your home as quickly as possible. I make suggestions for furniture placement and home improvements to make your house even more desirable. Sometimes the simplest change can make all the difference. Contact me today for a market evaluation of your home.
Year Licensed: 1983
Education: BS Corporate Public Relations, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Professional Organizations: Nashville Multiple Listing Service, National Assn. of REALTORS®, Tennessee REALTORS®, Greater Nashville REALTORS®.
Personal Development: Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (Middlebury VT); Sewanee Writers’ Conference (University of the South); Bread Loaf in Sicily (Italy); Centennial Club Creative Writing (Group Leader)
Awards: 2009, 2011, 2013 Ranked in Top 25 Realtors of Middle Tennessee. 2011-2014 Platinum Award; 2010 Sapphire Award; 2009 Gold Award; 2008, 2015, 2016 Diamond Award; 2007 Platinum Award; 1996-2006 Gold Award – GNR Awards of Excellence. Lifetime Member of the Million-Dollar Sales Club; Life member of the Awards of Excellence (formerly Million Dollar Sales Club).