Stronger together even when we are apart
Monday, May 25, 2020
Times are changing, and we are all continuing to reshape what it means to be together and what’s really important. Whether we are mourning the loss of a loved one or celebrating the accomplishments of a recent graduate, we are better together, even if it’s virtual for now. Likewise, Realtors remain steadfast in following CDC guidelines, not only in how we practice real estate, but also in how we continue to fight for homeownership rights for consumers.
Monday, May 18, 2020
This week marks a turning point for the greater Nashville area as our city started reopening. While there are a lot of nuances to get used to, regarding what businesses are open, what time and how many people can enter; we are glad that we are embarking on this new phase. Change is all around us and that includes the real estate market.
Despite struggles, we are #NashvilleStrong
Monday, May 11, 2020
It's been another intense week with strong storms and damaging winds, leaving many Middle Tennesseans without power. Although it seems like things keep getting worse, even in the storm, great things are happening. This past weekend, I met several people who had storm damage and were left without power for a few days. The one thing that stuck out to me the most was seeing our strong sense of community coming out to stand together; well stand together six feet apart. But together nonetheless. Neighbors and volunteers have helped cut down trees, remove debris or share a warm meal.
Housing Market Shows Promise
Thursday, May 7, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – There were 2,887 home closings reported for the month of April, according to figures provided by Greater Nashville Realtors. This figure indicates a 17 percent decrease from the 3,479 closings reported for the same period last year.
Preparing for the next step
Monday, May 4, 2020
The mayor recently announced the phased rollout of businesses all throughout Davidson county. This shift toward businesses figuring out how to reopen their doors will present new challenges in the weeks ahead for business owners and consumers as we adapt to another new normal. Realtors are continuing to adapt to changing mortgage regulations, showings, closings and client meetings. This week we take a look at the typical financing process for buyers.
Preparing for the next change
Thursday, April 30, 2020
By the time you read this column, Davidson County residents will know what the next phase of the “Safer at Home” order will be and how our city will plan to reopen over the next few months. Many Realtors have been working with their clients while adapting to more precautionary measures during showings, inspections, closings and many other aspects of the real estate transaction.
Buying a home during the current pandemic
Monday, April 20, 2020
The last few weeks have been interesting. I’ve talked to several consumers and Realtors about what’s happening in the market and how this pandemic will affect us. There are many predictions about what the market will do and if it will rebound quickly. Last week Greater Nashville reported that while housing inventory is down for most markets, closed sales increased by 3.4 percent in the first quarter of 2020. Those stats sparked this week’s reader Q&A about our local housing market.
Realtors are working from home
Monday, April 13, 2020
Figuring out how to work from home has been an adjustment for many, including Realtors. While we have all had time to catch up on our favorite television series, we’ve also had to quickly learn new skills like teleconferencing and gained a new appreciation for words such as pivot and new-normal. Learning to adjust to these changing times includes keeping ourselves updated on the current state and local Safer At Home orders and deemed essential businesses. Although real estate services are noted as an essential business in most orders, that doesn’t mean it’s business as usual.