Five Reasons You Need a Realtor in Nashville

You have reached the point where you have decided to buy or sell a house. Whatever your reason is for moving, the selling and buying process can quickly become a big headache for the inexperienced. Even homeowners who have bought and sold several houses can make costly slip-ups. Luckily for you, real estate agents can help streamline your selling or buying experience.

While some try to go the process alone, real estate agents in Nashville are essential for saving you both time and money. According to the experts at KeepingCurrentMatters, the five top reasons you need a realtor are:

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

A true real estate professional is an expert in the market and can guide people through the stacks of state regulated paperwork necessary to make a transaction a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the same sources, there are more than 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers need an expert to lead the way from start to finish. A seasoned real estate agent should be able to answer your questions about anything from open houses to the inspection process. You will be depending on your real estate agent for their expert knowledge in the industry, so be sure your chosen agent is knowledgeable and able to meet your needs.

3. Are you a good negotiator?

From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that sellers will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

According to the National Association of Realtors®, realtor represented properties typically sell for 19% more than the typical For Sale By Owner home. In 2013, the average FSBO sales price was $174,900, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $215,000, a difference of $40,100.

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

Hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty happens to have a great selection of expert real estate agents on staff. Our agents are the finest in the area with industry knowledge and years of experience. Contact our office to talk with one of our agents, and discover for yourself why our staff is incomparable to the competition.

Five Reasons You Need a Realtor in Nashville


Video: Adelicia Condo for Sale with Coveted Downtown View

Rare Corner Unit Adelicia Condo for Sale with Coveted Downtown View

900 20th Avenue South #1001
Nashville, TN 37212

It’s here, the very rare downtown facing corner unit in Nashville’s premier high-rise, the Adelicia. This particular unit displays a magnificent 180 degree view of the Nashville skyline. With the ever changing sunset colors, impeccable decor and floor to ceiling glass surrounding the open living area, kitchen and dining room, why would you want to live and entertain anywhere else?

Video: Adelicia Condo for Sale with Coveted Downtown View

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For more information on this Adelicia condo for sale in Nashville, contact listing agent:

Michelle Maldonado, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Michelle Maldonado, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Michelle Maldonado
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Nashville named a Hot Housing Market for 2015

Trulia released their annual report of the hottest housing markets to watch for in the coming year, and we have to say that we are not surprised to see that Nashville picked up the number five spot on their list. Trulia’s Chief Economist Jed Kolko determined which markets made the cut using “fundamentals such as job growth, rising incomes, and more household formation.”

Trulia Markets to Watch in 2015

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blockquote5. Nashville, TN

You don’t have to be a country music fan to love what locals call Music City (but it might not hurt). It’s not only musicians who populate the city, which is also home to prestigious Vanderbilt University and the Scripps Networks company. The Tennessean reported that Nashville ranked seventh in growth among young professionals with college degrees, and the city has seen a 48 percent population hike in the past 12 years.”

The 10 markets to watch in 2015 have strong fundamentals for housing activity. These include solid job growth, which fuels housing demand, and a low vacancy rate, which spurs construction. Trulia gave a few extra points to markets with a higher share of millennials. These young adults are getting back to work and that will drive household formation and rental demand.

Video: Elegant Franklin Home for Sale in LaurelBrooke

Timelessness and elegance unite in this extraordinary Franklin home for sale

3005 Flagstone Drive
Franklin, TN 37069

Five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms

Located in Franklin’s LaurelBrooke community, this inviting home takes full advantage of space and light with a comfortable design offering a sense of openness and warmth. The attention to detail exceeds all expectations, resulting in an artful sanctuary. The great room, dining and living areas are captivating with stately details including; elaborate crown molding and trim, multiple decorative eight-arm metal chandeliers, custom handmade Dupioni silk draperies, picture frame wainscoting, a Limestone fireplace and other features.

Video: Elegant Franklin Home for Sale in LaurelBrooke

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With many captivating spaces this home has it all including a beautiful kitchen, spacious master suite, and multiple outdoor living spaces. The screened in outdoor living room features a floor-to-ceiling gas log equipped fireplace and stereo speakers. In addition, the lower level features an apartment/office/studio with over 1,640 square feet, storage, porcelain flooring, patio and even a wet bar.

For more information on this exceptional Franklin home for sale, please contact:

Donna Tisdale, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Donna Tisdale, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Donna Tisdale

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Good News for Nashville: November 2014

Take a look at the highlights from the top news stories about Nashville during November:

Good News for Nashville: November 2014

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The 15 Hottest Cities for 2015Business Insider

Business Insider named Nashville to its list of the 15 hottest U.S. cities for 2015. Factors determining the list included job and population growth, affordability, livability, health and well-being of residents, and the level of innovative and “cool” factors helping each city stand out.

Nashville: Travel + Leisure Best Places to Spend ChristmasBest Places to Spend ChristmasTravel + Leisure

When Travel + Leisure magazine decided its favorite places to spend Christmas, Nashville was listed #13 among the selected 30 destinations from around the world.

blockquoteNashville is the most flamboyant ode to the holidays east of the Mississippi; “O Tannenbaum” is sung with a twang as honky-tonks share space with family values.

The Ten Best Counties to Live in TennesseeMovoto

If you’re looking to make a move, then the Movoto real estate blog hopes this ranking of counties in Tennessee will help. If you’re a Tennessee local and you’re curious where your home ranked, you can scroll to the bottom of this article to see the top 50 counties ranked.

America’s Favorite Cities 2014 – Travel + Leisure

In the eighth annual “America’s Favorite Cities” survey, readers of Travel + Leisure rated Nashville No. 1 for concerts, music scene, friendliness and girlfriend getaways; No. 2 for bars; No. 3 for festivals and dive bars; No. 4 for people-watching and hip/cool people; and No. 5 for safety and barbecue.

Great Cities for Starting a Small BusinessMSN Money

Nashville ranked third on MSN Money’s list of 10 great U.S. cities for starting a business. To determine the ranking, researchers examined factors such as costs of living and doing business, number of small businesses per 10,000 people, small business resources and unemployment rate.

Top Cities for Young EntrepreneursForbes and NerdWallet

To determine the best cities for young entrepreneurs, personal finance site NerdWallet looked at cities across the country and measured factors including access to funding, opportunities for networking and mentorship, the state of the local economy and the overall cost of living. Nashville ranked 19th.

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