EYE CANDY ALERT – Video Tour of 430 Zephyr Cove Lebanon

Welcome to 430 Zephyr Cove, our newest listing.  Located in Summit at Harbor Pointe in Lebanon.  This brick beauty features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths with 2,840 sq ft of living space.  The bonus/flex room is split level and features a walk in attic storage area. The open concept main level is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing.

Let’s take a look inside….

For a private showing, please contact Greg Spackman (615) 939-1252.

August 2017: This Month In Real Estate / TSG (Video Installment)

School is back in session and fall is rapidly approaching. The leaves on our trees are starting to fall to the ground and the temps are just now starting to ease off, thank goodness, just in time for August 2017: This Month in Real Estate.

This is, of course, an overview of the NATIONAL real estate market. For local area market statistics, text MARKET to (615)840-2692.

Whether you are buying a home or considering selling your current home, we can help. Visit our website www.TheSpackmanGroup.com for more information.

Keller Williams Realty Franklin Is Seeking Agents

Are you considering a career in REAL ESTATE? Do you want more control of your schedule, your finances and your success? Keller Williams Realty Franklin is currently seeking agents who want to be part of the Keller Williams Phenomenon. What’s Keller Williams all about? Our unique culture is like nothings you’ve experienced.  With over 300 agents (and growing) in our Franklin Market Center alone, Keller Williams is taking territory.

Need more details?  Watch this new video on how Keller Williams isn’t just a company, it’s a PHENOMENON!

Give us a call (615) 939-1252 and we’ll get you set up with our AMAZING team leader to fill you in on what could very well be YOUR opportunity of a lifetime. Call today!  We’ll give you a FREE copy of the real estate bible – The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller.  If ever there were blue prints for a successful career/business, this book provides them.  Read.  Apply.  Succeed.

The Spackman Group at Keller Williams wants to see YOU succeed in Real Estate. Visit our website The Spackman Group.com

Keller Williams Realty Franklin is located at 9175 Carothers Parkway, Suite 110 in Franklin just past the intersection of Bakers Bridge and Carothers.  Our Keller Williams office is filled with agents who are in all different phases of their real estate careers.  You will fit right in whether you are brand new to real estate and need more education (because Keller Williams Franklin has incomparable education), looking to be part of a real estate team that encourages, supports and provides some accountability,  or you are a more seasoned agent wanting to promote yourself and not just your firm.

Are you on the fence?  Give us a call.  Think you might need support?  We’ve got you covered.  Want to be part of a team and not just a single agent?  Teams are a huge part of our success.  Keller Williams allows you to promote YOU.  Why wait?  Your career in Real Estate is calling.  And YOU could be our next Rookie of the Year or Top Producer.

Create for yourself a life by DESIGN and not default.  Reach your potential. Change your life.  It is ABSOLUTELY possible.

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June 2017: This Month In Real Estate (Video Installment)

The year’s first half of 2017 is coming to close and the June This Month In Real Estate numbers are in.  Inventory is still scarcely available and buyers are still flocking to local listings.  If you have been considering selling, we would advise that NOW is the time.

There truly has never been a time to sell like we are currently experiencing – record profits for sellers.  Average number of projected home sales dipped (likely to lack of inventory) as the median home price increased, 3.5% over last month.  View the short video overview for the June 2017 Real Estate Market here:

SELLERS: Are you curious what your home is currently worth?  Get an instant home valuation estimate by  CLICKING HERE .  You can also contact our Listing Specialist: Greg Spackman (615) 939-1252 to schedule a FREE consultation.

BUYERS: If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  To Browse Homes For Sale Click Here.  You can also contact Lead Buyer’s Agent: Kate Spackman (615) 840-2692 to schedule a FREE consultation.

Curious about us?  Visit our website to Meet The Spackmans or check out our client testimonials here.

These numbers are, of course on a macro level as they feature nationwide data.  If you are interested in the local market number, please text MARKET to 615-840-2692.

We hope you’re enjoying your summer and we’ll see you next month for This Month in Real Estate July 2017.

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8 Step Summer Home Maintenance Schedule

Owning your own home is certainly part of the “American Dream.”  Neglecting regular upkeep and maintenance on your home, however, could turn that dream into an absolute nightmare.  Buying a home is likely the largest investment you’ll make, protect that investment with seasonal maintenance.  With the first official day of summer just around the corner, we’ve provide an 8 Step Home Maintenance Schedule for Summer to help keep your home in the best possible shape, protecting your investment.

  1. Inspect the exterior veneer (brick/siding) for cracks or loose pieces.
  2. Clear gutters and downspouts of debris. Make sure that splash blocks and extender tubes are present to keep water moving away from the foundation.
  3. Clear all foundation and exterior from vegetation.
  4. Check the exterior hose bib for leaks.
  5. Test that windows and doors open and close properly and easily.
  6. Inspect all wood structures such as decks and porches for soft or rotten wood and loose railings.
  7. You may want to consider staining, or re-staining decking and fences to prevent damage and maintain appearances.
  8. If your home has shutters that are fading, give them a quick refreshing.  Faded shutters decrease curb appeal and give the impression of ill-maintained home.

If you have not already, be sure to tackle these 5 items either Annually or Semi-Annually as well.

  1. Make/Review an emergency escape plan with your family – does everyone know where to go in the event of a fire or natural disaster?  Be prepared.  Make a plan today.
  2. Make sure the house number is visible from the street for first responders to see.
  3. Have HVAC serviced annually.
  4. Test for Radon every couple of years.
  5. Replace HVAC filters once a month.

Need to address repairs or seasonal maintenance but don’t know who to contact? Give The Spackman Group a call 615-840-2692 or 615-939-1252 and we’ll provide you with a list of vendors and handymen in the area our clients have used and had success with.  Please, consider us a resource.

You can also visit our website for more information www.thespackmangroup.com.

 

 

10 Things You Don’t Know About Greg Spackman

We talk all the time with our clients about how we are working hard to put the “REAL” back in Real Estate.  So, today we thought we’d have some fun and help you get to know Greg a little better and help put a face with the name.

Greg is the CEO and Listing Specialist of The Spackman Group at Keller Williams Realty.  With extensive internet marketing experience combined with a head for numbers, Greg is the ideal choice for getting your home SOLD the FIRST time.  He is a innovator always looking to implement new ideas and knows that in today’s real estate market, technology is necessary to reach consumers and get their attention.  But, transparency and authenticity is what truly earns their business. If you are looking to list your home, give him a call (615) 939-1252.

We interviewed Greg for 10 Things most people wouldn’t know about him.  Here’s what he shared with us:

  1.  I have five children –  4  boys, 1 girl ages 7 to 22.
  2.  I attended Anaheim Ducks Fantasy camp three years in a row playing with NHLers  George Parros, Bobby Ryan, Todd Marchant and Teemu Selane.
  3.  I won a face-off against Teemu Selane in the final game and scored the most goals EVER in a fantasy camp game.  It was a BIG night! Great memories.
  4.  I raced BMX bikes as a kid in Southern California.
  5.  I’ve been called the Jay Leno of RC Cars.  I have over 25 R/C cars/trucks and would love to build a track to race them one day.
  6.  My favorite food is Sushi.  You may want to think twice asking me to have sushi with you.  I once racked up a $1500 bill in NY for myself and two associates.
  7.  I play ice hockey at Ford Ice on a team called The Mighty Drunks.
  8.  I HATE blue cheese ANYTHING
  9.  I love to fish but haven’t fished in TN yet.
  10.  My favorite color is blue.
  11. (And an extra one…) Some of my favorite movies are Fletch, National Lampoon’s …pretty much all of them and Hot Tub Time Machine.

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Take A Peek Tuesday – Waters Edge by Goodall Homes (Franklin, TN)

It’s Tuesday and we’ve come up with a new feature for the blog called Take A Peek Tuesday.  Well do the dirty work to research great properties and provide gorgeous images for those of you who love looking at homes as much as we do.

Whether you are just window shopping for ideas for your current home or you are hitting the market to buy, we trust you’ll find these segments worthwhile.

Today’s we are featuring the Goodall Homes community of Waters Edge.  Waters Edge is a master planned community which is set to comprise of 367 homes; 238 single family homes and 129 cottage homes.  They range in price from $431,990 – $552,344 and from 2,070 square feet to a generous 3,621.

Our focus today is on the Lincoln model which has a base price of $495,900 features 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 baths and 3,043-3,384 square feet.

Waters Edge Lincoln Exterior

The model is meticulously appointed with a functional and effortless flow from the front door through the kitchen and dining area to the living space and out to the patio.

The dining space 

The living area with access to the patio / outdoor space

The Master Bedroom

And of course the luxurious master bath

A secondary bedroom

The jack and jill bath

Relax and have fun in the spacious bonus room

New construction is always a lot of fun, so much to look at, so many decisions to be made.  It’s a lot to take in and we encourage to bring your own representation when you look at new home construction.  The builders ARE fantastic here in the Franklin / Nashville area.  However, the builders and the on-site agent, do represent their own best interests.  And as a buyer, you need someone in your corner…someone to watch out for YOUR best interests.

If you’d like to take a tour of the Lincoln model at Water’s Edge.  Give us a call (615) 840-2692 or send us a quick email KateSpackman@kw.com.  We’d love to give you the opportunity to view the home and the community to see if it might be a fit for you.

That’s it for this segment of Take A Peek Tuesday.  Have a community you are curious about that you’d like to see featured? Just let us know.  We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests.

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Model home photos provided by Lauren Qualls – Goodall Homes

 

 

May 2017: This Month In Real Estate

Well who can believe it’s already MAY?! This year has FLOWN by.  Soon the school buses will be making their last routes, temps will be heating up and the kids will constantly be saying, “Mom, I’m bored.”

We are in the heart of peak moving season here in Middle Tennessee.  And the market is still full steam ahead.  Median Home Prices are up from last year and the average 30 year fixed mortgage rate is down from last month.

View the brief overview of the May 2017 Real Estate Market here:

SELLERS: NOW is the time to get your home SOLD! Get an instant home valuation estimate by  CLICKING HERE .  You can also contact our Listing Specialist: Greg Spackman (615) 939-1252 to schedule a FREE consultation.

BUYERS: If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  To Browse Homes For Sale Click Here.  You can also contact Lead Buyer’s Agent: Kate Spackman (615) 840-2692 to schedule a FREE consultation.

This Saturday we will be sponsoring a Home Buyer Seminar in Cool Springs.  There will be a panel of experts including Insurance, Home Inspection, Home Warranty, Mortgage/lending, Title/escrow and of course Real Estate professionals – us!  It will be an informal question & answer type format, so bring your questions and KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  You can also enter to win door prizes and meet other potential homeowners in the community.

Here’s a link to the reserve your seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-buying-seminar-greater-nashville-area-tickets-33264299415

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As always, we are happy to help answer any real estate related questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy the video of This Month In Real Estate May 2017 and find it valuable.

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April 2017: This Month In Real Estate

We’ve just about wrapped up the month of April and I can tell you, we’ve been busy.  The market here in the greater Nashville area is just on fire.   We are certainly still in a seller’s market and things are heating up for the prime moving seasons.

View the brief overview of the April 2017 Real Estate Market here:

SELLERS: Thinking of putting your home on the market?  Get an instant home valuation estimate by  CLICKING HERE .  You can also contact our Listing Specialist: Greg Spackman (615) 939-1252 to schedule a FREE consultation.

BUYERS: If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  To Browse Homes For Sale Click Here.  You can also contact Lead Buyer’s Agent: Kate Spackman (615) 840-2692 to schedule a FREE consultation.

The Spackman Group BUY SELL INVEST Middle TN

As always, we are happy to help answer any real estate related questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy the video of This Month In Real Estate April 2017 and find it valuable.

All Keller Williams Realty Offices Are Independently Owned And Operated

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A Historical Moment For A Historic Home

After years of doing real estate here in Middle Tennessee, there’s one transaction that still just absolutely warms my heart when I think about it. It was one of those transactions that has DESTINY written all over it. It was a historical home, built in 1785 to be exact with walls 18 inches thick – to withstand attack I’m told.

The basement we learned, used to shelter slaves and featured a fireplace roughly 7 ft wide to warm them at night.  The property had several outbuildings and the smallest one, closest to the home, we thought might have been either a root cellar or a pottery shack was actually used to make moonshine.

History.  This home is RICH in history.  And that was one of the fulfilling part of the transaction, learning the story of the home and the land.

The Hartley Adair Historical Home near Nashville TN Offered By The Spackman Group
The Hartley Adair Home just south of Nashville in beautiful College Grove, TN

When Greg listed the home, we had no idea the journey we’d go on and with whom.  The Prices phoned him about the property and agreed to meet us in our office to discuss it.  We met with them and set up a time to view the property.  Laura said they were looking for something specific and unique.  I wasn’t sure THIS was the property for them, knowing where they were currently living – in a picturesque sub-division in Franklin.   Little did I know….

We met the Prices at the historic home for their viewing appointment.  All the lights had been turned on, the music was playing softly in the background and the weather was gorgeous.  The Prices entered the home and from the second they walked in the door I had goosebumps.  They took it all in, appreciating every detail and they were just absolutely GLOWING.

Outdoor Space Hartley Adair Home College Grove TN

After touring the home and the property, they asked if they could bring their children to come see it later that afternoon, as they had NO idea what was going on.  They were going to surprise them with the idea of moving there.  I’m all about surprises and this one was BIG!

We all met back at the house shortly after and the kids were sort of in shock at first and as they walked the home and the land I could see the wheels turning.  The oldest was already planning renovations and how they would work and the youngest was grinning from ear to ear, quickly buying into to the HUGE changes that would head their way.  The home had found the right family it seemed.

Historic Home – Renovated Kitchen with Gorgeous Beams

This home needed just the RIGHT family.  It was in need of some TLC and a little elbow grease for sure. It needed a family that would love it and appreciate it’s history.  The Price family was in love and up for the challenge.  They put in an offer and we entered into one of our longest escrows on record.  Historic homes require much more than newer ones, there are so many things that need to be inspected, verified, reconfigured, considered, etc.  And the Price family jumped in with both feet.

Part of what we love about what we do is WHO we are blessed to do it with.  Buying a home is a highly emotional experience, and the Price family can certainly attest to that. They overcame obstacle after obstacle, challenge after challenge.  And they purchased this CHARMING property exactly one year ago today.

The gorgeous dining space

Greg and I want to wish the Price Family a very HAPPY HOME ANNIVERSARY today.   The Price family is the PERFECT family for this home.  Without a doubt.  And that was apparent, as I mentioned, from the minute they walked through the front door.  Their story is one that proves some things ARE worth waiting for.

And to pay homage to the history of the home and recognize just how hard the Price family has worked to restore this home and reinvent it for their family and friends, I thought it would be nice to remind them of the home they fell in love with.

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The Spackman Group at Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Pkwy, Suite 110 Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 939-1252 Greg (615) 840-2692 Kate  (615) 778-1818 Office
Each Keller Williams Realty Office Is Independently Owned & Operated