Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bob Parks #77 in Nation

I opened my magazine from the National Association of Realtors this afternoon and saw an article that ranked companies in 2006 by the number of transactions. Bob Parks Realty, LLC earned a rank of #77 in the NATION. That's some big business! We had 6,142 sides that we closed, or 10.7 sides average per salesperson (mine was 15 sides). Our sales volume was $1,500,400,000. that's just incredible. We have 575 agents with our company, spread over 10 offiees.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Beautiful Cul de Sac Home

This beautiful home has just been listed for $179,900. It has almost an acre that includes a huge front yard, fenced in back yard with a nice wood deck and very nice landscaping. The inside is being completely repainted, so it'll be move-in ready in just one short week!

The seller is a builder, so he's loaded the home with lots of updates, including new fixtures, designer carpet, higher-end Armstrong vinyl. BUT the biggest bonus is the upstairs, which includes a SECOND master bedroom and a huge bonus room. There's lots of storage throughout the home. If you're interested in seeing this home, please contact me at (615) 491-2161.

124 Blue Fox Trail
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
3 Bedrooms (2 masters
Office/Exercise Room
1-Car Garage with built in shelving
3 full baths
HUGE bonus room with dual ceiling fans
Roof & appliances are less than 3 years old
Incredible lighted storage

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lenox Village Coming to Smyrna

A gorgeous community is planned for Smyrna called Lenox Village. With 340 single family homes expected, the developer is offering 25 different floor plans. There is already a waiting list! For more information, read this article in today's Smryna A.M. (featuring a fabulous quote by yours truly!).


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Rats in the Belfry

I showed a new home yesterday - beautiful, tastefully painted, nice fixtures - you know, the works. Then we walked into the garage and noticed a pile of grass seed was spilling out of a small, built-in cabinet. So we opened the little storage door and screamed. A RAT was inside and started to move to us - toward the light. My buyer and I got out of there FAST. AAAAAGH!

That was only the second time I've screamed during a showing. The first was when I laid my business card down on a counter and accidentally brushed another card. About a kazillion baby cockroaches came streaming out from under that card.

The time the spider ran out of a closet and up my pant leg didn't make me scream. I think I just wet my pants over that one! haha!

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Housing Numbers for Smyrna & LaVergne


Homes currently on the market in Smyrna: 348
Home under contract (pending): 140
Homes closed in May 2007: 82
Homes closed Jan. 1 - May 31, 2007: 376

Homes closed in May 2006: 84
Homes closed Jan. 1 - May 31, 2006: 348

Least expensive: $97,100 (998 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, zero lot line on Dellwood Dr.).

Most expensive: $649,900 (this home has a contract on it, but is located in Hidden Valley and has 4706 square feet, four bedrooms, three and a half baths).

Total number of homes for sale for over $300,000: 26


Homes currently on the market: 405
Home under contract (pending): 83
Homes closed in May 2007: 72
Homes closed Jan. 1 - May 31, 2007: 304

Homes closed in May 2006: 84
Homes closed Jan. 1 - May 31, 2006: 406

Least expensive: $25,900 (mobile home in Driftwood Village currently under contract. The home itself is uninhabitable according to the listing agent on the MLS). Next least expensive: $40,000 on Fergus Road that just came on the market this week.

Most expensive: $452,900 in McFarlin Pointe. Four bedrooms, two and half baths, 4008 square feet.

Total number of homes for sale for over $300,000: 28

This research definitely shows a tale of two cities. Smyrna real estate market is right on track, and perhaps a little ahead of the numbers from last year. However, the number of homes sold from last Jan-May (2006) to those sold this Jan-May (2007) in LaVergne dropped 25% this year. The good news for LaVergne, however, is the numbers seem to be leveling again when you compare May to May (2006 v. 2007), so my thoughts are the market is picking up again. I hope gas prices stabilize so that consumers can regain confidence and get back to investing in purchasing their own homes!

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