We’re happy to report that our days of driving around Nashville — with cookies on board (Tales from the Road, Part 1)— have produced excellent results. We have deals on three properties in the works, and we’re here to report what we’ve learned in the process.
Among other things, we’ve learned that the real estate agency behind your realtor really does matter.
We are affiliated with Village, a firm with Middle-Tennessee reach but primarily known for in-town Nashville residential sales. Village is locally owned and managed and we have a distinct corporate culture that promotes education, peer support and giving back.
Constant education helps Realtors do their best.
Real estate is very technical, but also very fluid—there’s always something realtors need to learn. We’ve been spending a minimum of four hours each week in meetings and seminars at Village that bring us up-to-date on best practices, new regulations, finance, ethics, and market conditions. At Village we’re continually learn what we need to do a great job for our clients
Peer support means more deals and getting it right.
With 248 agents, Village is one of Nashville’s largest real estate firms. Those 248 agents working out of three offices typically give each other a heads up when they have properties coming on the market. This practice means one-third of all sales at Village are “in-house” and in a very tight market, learning about a property before it hits the open market can mean the difference between buying a house or not.
At Village we also have a broker, Bobbie Noreen, who provides rock-solid support to Village agents. She helps us write air-tight contracts, finds fixes for unusual problems, and answers questions almost 24/7. For newer agents like us, she has been a tremendous resource and helps us do a stellar job for our clients.
Giving back to the community is essential.
Agents at Village are given the opportunity to contribute part of their commission to the Village Fund. This nonprofit foundation supports causes that strengthen our neighborhoods, the environment, arts and our local economy. Since 1996 the Village Fund has given over one million dollars to local nonprofits. The nonprofit world is important to us, and making an impact through the Village Fund is another big reason we chose Village.