5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Belle Meade Real Estate Agent

Belle Meade is one of the most sought-after communities in Tennessee, which means the real estate market can be pretty competitive. That is why it is best, when searching for a home, to work with a trusted Belle Meade real estate agent. So, how do you choose an agent to fit your needs? Start by following these five tips:

Real Estate Agent Showing Home To Client

  1. Start with referrals.

    The best way to begin your search for a great Belle Meade real estate agent is to ask the people you trust who they recommend. If you have family, friends or coworkers who have bought or sold a home in the city over the last couple of years, ask them who they worked with and whether or not they would recommend the agent.

  2. Choose someone who knows the area.

    If you are buying a house in Belle Meade, you do not want to work with an agent who specializes in Franklin or Downtown Nashville. Find how many Belle Meade homes the agent has sold throughout the last few years. Ideally, he or she should easily answer your questions about schools, taxes, commutes, safety and what all there is to do nearby.

  3. Visit open houses.

    Keep an eye out for open houses in Belle Meade, even if they take place in homes that do not interest you. This way you can go inside and observe the agent in action without making any kind of commitment. Does he or she seem like someone that would be a good fit for you? If so, approach them about helping you find a home.

  4. Avoid anyone who sounds too good to be true.

  5. If you talk to a real estate agent who makes outrageous promises, consider it a red flag. Above all, an agent should be honest and feel like a part of your team. Sit down together and discuss your expectations. Talk about realistic budgets, lines of communication and what you are looking for in a home. Make sure both of you are on the same page before beginning your search.
  6. Pay attention to chemistry.

    When you buy a house in any city, you spend plenty of time with your agent. In most cases, he or she will walk you through the entire process, from the time you start your search until the moment you have the keys to the front door in your hands. It can also be a very personal and emotional process. If you set up an interview or talk with an agent and you just do not get a good vibe, it is probably best to work with someone else.

Another great way to find the perfect Belle Meade real estate agent is to contact the professionals at The Lipmann Group today at 615.463.3333.

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Elle Decor

Sotheby’s International Realty® and Elle Decor have partnered to create exclusive lifestyle galleries featuring SIR properties from around the world. Elle Decor trusts that we are the true voice of luxury, highlighting some of our most exclusive homes and developments. The six photo galleries feature 60 SIR properties

Sotheby's International Realty Partners with Elle Decor

The six galleries include:

– 10 Modern Homes That Get Luxe Mountain Living Right

– 10 Ultimate Waterfront Homes We’re Coveting Now

– Country Living Goes Modern With These 10 Mansions

– The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market

– These Dream Homes Redefine City Dwelling

– Want More Peace and Quiet? Move Into These 10 Secluded Spaces

View all of the full galleries here: http://www.elledecor.com/sothebysrealty/

We are proud to be part of such an exciting project which demonstrates how SIR is truly able to distinguish itself as a worldwide leader in luxury real estate. Our cutting-edge marketing combines creative networking with strategic print and digital campaigns—both internationally and locally. At The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty, we are your local experts with the support of a global brand.

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Video: Private and Contemporary Nashville Home

1908 Edenbridge Way
Nashville, TN 37215

Six bedrooms, six full and one half bathrooms

This beautiful and contemporary home is just moments from all things Nashville. Bask in a private setting on over two sprawling lush acres. The soft California home is freshly painted and move in ready with gleaming hardwoods, custom upgrades throughout, and lots of large windows allowing for an abundance of natural sunlight. The full basement is perfect for an in-law suite or live-in nanny.

Private and Contemporary Nashville Home for Sale

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For more information on this contemporary home in Nashville, contact listing agents:
Lawrence Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International RealtyLawrence Lipman
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
larry.lipman@sothebysrealty.com
615.364.3333

Angela Wright, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Angela Wright, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Angela Wright
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
angela.wright@sothebysrealty.com
615.406.3212­

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5 Stately Study Essentials

For most of us, the chances of having a stately study in our homes seem about as likely as having a ballroom, conservatory, or some other room you only hear about during a game of Clue. After all, a study as a separate room should mean business but not be devoted solely to work. It should feel warm, but not effusively so, and by no means should it look sloppy. Here are some stately studies in homes for sale to get you inspired, along with the key elements to incorporate this style into your home.

  1. A leather armchair. A wingback feels particularly perfect for a study, but feel free to think outside the box…

    5 Stately Study Essentials

    1350 King Lane | Listed by Larry Lipman

  2. Dark colors. Rich mahoganies, weathered, saddle-hued leather chairs, and accents of black make a study feel like warm embrace when you enter. Think of the space as the first archetype of today’s “man cave.”

    5 Stately Study Essentials

    1317 Beddington Park | Listed by Jackie Karr

  3. Wood paneling. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with dark colors, but I’d be remiss not to include it in our list as it is a hallmark of a classic study.

    5 Stately Study Essentials

    287 Jones Parkway | Listed by Donna Tisdale

  4. A desk. Positioned front and center makes for a rather imposing “I mean business” kind of look.

    5 Stately Study Essentials

    624 Westview Avenue | Listed by Larry Lipman

  5. Built ins for storing books, books and more books. Old ones, new ones, a mix — it all works. Sprinkle in a few reference books. (Yes, those still exist post-Internet.) And if you haven’t read all of them, we won’t tell.

    5 Stately Study Essentials

    5906 Hillsboro Road | Listed by Emily Lowe

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

3 Stunning Hendersonville, Tennessee Homes For Sale

Hendersonville offers an array of beautiful homes available for selective buyers. If you are in the market for a striking new abode, Hendersonville provides you with plenty of options. Keep reading to learn more about three of our favorite listings!

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  • 140 Lake Valley Road
    Built in 1988, this 12,813 square-foot, completely renovated home has six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three partial bathrooms. An elevator provides access to all four floors. Inside, you will discover a host of sought-after amenities as well as an expansive kitchen with stainless appliances, a sauna, multiple bars, and a master suite overlooking the pool and spa. This home is ideal for entertaining guests, both indoors and outside.
  • 305 Paducah Drive
    This two-story lakefront estate was built in 1996 and has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two partial bathrooms. The 7,615 square-foot interior features a formal dining room, a living room with fireplace, a music room, spacious walk-in closets, and ceiling fans. Flooring throughout the home consists of beautifully finished woods, marble, and carpet. Outside, you’ll find spacious patio areas and gorgeous water views.
  • 1455 Sandy Valley Road
    Situated on 23 acres of beautiful land, this four bedroom, two-story home was built in 2003. It offers stunning views, plenty of privacy, and close proximity to local schools. The interior features a remarkable two-story stone fireplace and a media room. There are also three full bathrooms and one partial bathroom. Striking hardwood floors and beautiful tile add to the dramatic appeal of this 6,036 square-foot home. Take a walk outside to experience the serenity of the grounds. You’ll also discover a gorgeous pool and waterfall, perfect for entertaining.

Contact The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

If one of the aforementioned Hendersonville homes has captured your attention, contact The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty at 615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com to request a tour.

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Video: Beautifully, Newly Built Home in Green Hills

944 Battery Lane
Nashville, TN 37220

This Green Hills beauty has been completely rebuilt. High end custom finishes throughout the interior are highlighted by natural light that floods each room. Luxury and location meet in this rare opportunity for a beautifully renovated home in a highly sought after location.

For more information on this home for sale in Nashville, please contact:

Daniel Burton

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
daniel.burton@sothebysrealty.com
615.569.2120

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Nashville Condos for sale in Convenient Locations

We really do live in an It City. Publications from The New York Times to GQ, Southern Living to Rolling Stone and Bon Appetit to Business Insider have sung Nashville’s praises. With that said, some people enjoy living right in the heart of the city in an urban and walkable setting. Nashville condos offer a low maintenance lifestyle in a convenient location and several gorgeous high-rise condo buildings offer ample amenities, comfortable living spaces and million-dollar views.

If you are looking for this lifestyle in Nashville, look no further. Take a look at a selection of condos at all price points throughout Davidson County:Nashville Condos for sale in Convenient Locations

This gorgeous and spacious two bedroom condo is located in the highly sought after Gulch area, and boasts two private balconies with city views. Featuring a chef’s kitchen with gas cook top, Italian cabinetry, and stone counters, this home is an entertainer’s dream. There is also a huge master suite with private balcony and expansive attached bath with double vanity, jetted tub, and an enormous walk in closet.

Nashville Condos for sale in Convenient Locations

This two story condo has a prime Midtown location within walking distance to Vanderbilt, Edgehill, Music Row, Hillsboro Village, and more. The unit has beautiful granite and stainless appliances, bamboo floors, concrete ceilings, and a stunning spacious patio. The building is very secure, and washer and dryer are included as well as one assigned covered parking spot.

Nashville Condos for sale in Convenient Locations

This home is the perfect space in a fantastic Gulch location. This spacious condo offers two garage car parking spaces, two full baths, a gas cook top, cozy fireplace with built in shelving, a dining area, gleaming hardwoods throughout, and plentiful storage. An extra storage unit is also available for purchase.

Nashville Condos for sale in Convenient Locations

Live the life of luxury at Twelve Twelve in this stunning two bedroom, two bathroom home. Featuring floor to ceiling windows which reveal a breathtaking view of Nashville, this corner unit truly has opulence and grandeur that any discriminating buyer will appreciate. This building features inviting common areas, green space, and an exquisite heated saline pool and spa.

Nashville Condos for sale in Convenient Locations

This luxury Adelicia condo is perched on the 10th floor with stunning unobstructed views! Featuring granite countertops, stainless appliances, designer fans from 2 Danes, silk black-out draperies, 5″ oak gleaming hardwood floors, and more, this is a truly must see. Vanderbilt and all things Nashville are all within walking or biking distance. Don’t miss out on this highly desirable home.

Nashville condo sales continue to rise each month while the inventory continues to decline and that’s keeping the Nashville market among the hottest in the country. If you are looking to live the condo lifestyle, our expert agents at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty can help you find the right one!

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Video: Move In Ready Nashville Townhome for Sale

320 Old Hickory Blvd #1307
Nashville, TN 37221

Two bedrooms, two full and one half bathrooms

Enjoy the views of seasons and sunsets from this lovely and modern Manuel Zeitlin designed townhome. Conveniently located just minutes from Cheekwood, Warner Parks, and I-40, this home has luxury and location. The home features two master suites with oversized soaking tubs and separate showers, fresh paint and carpet throughout, and is walking distance from a fantastic gym and pool.

Nashville Townhome for Sale

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For more information on this Nashville townhome for sale, contact listing agent:

Angela Wright, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Angela Wright, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Angela Wright
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone: +1 615.406.3212­
Phone: +1 615.463.3333­
2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite C-104
Nashville, Tennessee 37215

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Video: Beautiful Custom Home on 16 Acres in Atwood TN

2452 Highway 77
Atwood, Tennessee 38220

Four bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms

This one of a kind custom designed home is built on 16 sprawling acres. Resting in a beautiful setting with a picturesque landscaped fenced yard, the property also features a fantastic pool with pool house, as well as a detached garage. The interior features custom high end updates galore including gleaming hardwood floors, custom built-in bookcases and cabinets, granite and solid surface counter tops, tile and extensive wood trim. Fun can be had in so many ways here especially with the built-in secret passageway from the playroom to one of the bedrooms. Custom attention to detail and a private spacious setting make this home a must see.  If you don’t prefer the full acreage, the house and 3 acres is available upon request.

Video: Beautiful Custom Home on 16 Acres in Atwood TN

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For more information on this private custom home, contact listing agents:

Pamela Klos, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International RealtyPamela Klos
615-509-1616
pamela.klos@sothebysrealty.com
Gloria Exum, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International RealtyGloria Exum
615-829-4905
gloria.exum@sothebysrealty.com

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com

Welcome Marcus Affeldt to The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to welcome Marcus Affeldt as an affiliate broker.

blockquoteI moved to the greater Nashville area from the West Coast in the summer of 2009. Since then, my time here has been a textbook whirlwind of excitement, opportunity, luck, and hard work. I came to the volunteer state as a hungry musician, eager to take advantage of all that “Music City” had to offer. I was not disappointed. Almost immediately I felt the hospitality, electricity, creativity, and charm that so many people who visit the area fall in love with. I felt opportunity. I felt excitement. I felt community. I knew that Nashville was my home.

Marcus Affeldt, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International RealtyDuring my first year as a proper “Nashvillian”, I earned the opportunity to work and travel with some of Country and Pop music’s most A-List artists such as Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Sara Bareilles, and One Republic. It was through these experiences that I gained a better understanding of the “real” Nashville. It was through these experiences that I built (and still maintain), friendships and strong industry relationships that will last a lifetime.

Despite Nashville winning my heart, I’ve always taken pride in my desire to never stop exploring, (or learning). Last year alone, my wife and I backpacked through 35 cities and 17 countries. I set out to learn more about the culture, architecture, community, and diversity that made each place we visited so unique. We slept on couches, in hostels, on trains, or any other place that we could rest our heads. Talk about gaining a new appreciation for real estate! I started to understand the value of finding a place to “put down roots”. It was during these travels, that I started to realize my passion for helping others find a place to call home.

Finding your niche in Nashville can be difficult without an insider’s perspective. Being such a diverse and growing area, the landscape is (literally) changing daily. From 12 South, to Germantown, to East Nashville, to Brentwood, to Franklin, to Green Hills, Nashville has something special to offer for everyone. The trick is knowing where to look. As someone who frequents many different areas of the city on a consistent basis, I have an in-depth understanding of Nashville’s unique and increasingly diverse communities.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am also a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR).

When not helping clients achieve their real estate goals, I actively compose music for network television such as ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, HGTV, and Discovery. Chances are, you’ve already heard a good deal of my music on your newest favorite reality TV show!

It is my goal to provide clients with a unique and a creative approach to fulfilling their real estate needs.

Musically,
Marcus Affeldt

Visit Marcus’s website and search through all MLS listings that are currently available for sale or lease in Middle Tennessee.

Marcus Affeldt

Affiliate Broker
Mobile: (615) 431-9918
Office: (615) 463-3333
marcus.affeldt@sothebysrealty.com

Looking for a REALTOR?  The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty is your professional source in Nashville for help finding or selling your next home.  615.463.3333 or info@thelipmangroup.com