Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Prepare Now to Buy and Sell in 2019


As 2018 is wrapping up, I hope that you are able to look back on the year and be thankful for all of your blessings, I know I am! I am also excited to move forward into 2019 because I believe it will be a great year filled with new opportunities. The Nashville area continues to grow by leaps and bounds and people are anxious to get settled here. New neighborhoods are springing up all over the metro area, and older neighborhoods are flipping as Boomers cash out on their family homes and Millennials move in to raise the next generation. It's an exciting time and interest rates are still historically LOW!


If you're thinking about getting in on the selling and buying action in 2019, it's never too early to let your Realtor know what you are looking for.  Most agents have a number of listing coming out in the new year, so you an get an early jump on Selling & Buying.  Talk with your agent early about your plans in the new year. Here are several things you can be doing now to prepare to sell in 2019...


  1. De-clutter and stage your home. For many, this takes considerable time, so instead of trying to kill yourself working over a short amount of time, spread out the work to align with the timeframe of when you want to list (see #4). For tips on de-cluttering, read this previous post. Be prepared for Staging (Less is more)
  2. Get your finances in order.  There's nothing worse than starting your online search for homes only to discover that you don't qualify for the homes you've got your heart set on. You'll need to have your finances in order before you get pre-qualified for a loan, so start organizing your paperwork and writing down everything you'll need to hand to a mortgage lender. Need help choosing a lender? This post can help!
  3. Agree on a price. You'll want to work with a trusted Realtor to find out what your home is worth and what price point will generate the most interest when you officially list. You'll also need to work with your agent and agree on a price point as you begin your search for a new home.
  4. Agree on the timing. 2019 has the potential for higher interest rates, but now through early Summer is a great time to beat some of the uncertainty if that is a concern for you. If you have children in school, you might want to wait until it's closer to the end of the school year, but keep in mind that there are longer waiting periods for closings now, so you'll need to factor that into the timing.

Nashville-area real estate is a great investment, so call me today and I'll help you get the best price for you home and help you find your next dream home! 2019 could be your best year yet!   Remember......

........ "You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"


Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265  #doyouknowjarod

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Posted on 12/18/2018 7:16 PM by Jarod Tanksley
Friday, 7 December 2018
Here are a few Holiday entertaining tips

Holidays are always a great way to showcase your home.  I recently had a great conversation with Jamie Watford Owner/President of JW Nash & Co. Interior Decorator & Certified Home Stager and she suggested the following....

- Red and green has always been a long time favorite. Gold, silver, rose-gold tones have been very popular and pair well with the neutral color pallet in homes today.   

- For entertaining have a dessert bar and guest warm-up hot cocoa bar.  Set-up a beverage station use your punch bowl as iced wine cooler.  Always set-out a bottle of champagne and plenty of flutes for guest to serve themselves.  Have a self garnish station set-up with  olives, onions, cherries, limes, lemons  and anything else you know your guests enjoy.  Have your bar set-up in the kitchen or butler pantry.   

- Use your dining room for the food buffet. If you have a buffet table, use that table as a dessert bar.   Think of how many guests you are inviting to your gathering.  You always want to think of traffic flow so you're guests are able to mix and mingle with each other.   When having a gathering at your home, always use glass stem ware, not plastic and use cloth napkins, not paper.   The clean up is easy just place the glassware into the dishwasher and wash the cloth napkins.  

- If you're bring in prepared food, transfer the food items into your own serving bowls, try to match all your serving pieces   Easy entertaining is just serve appetizers and desserts.  Always have non-alcoholic beverage to for the designated driver or those that prefer non-alcoholic drinks. Always anticipate your guests needs.

- Candlelight always adds a soft, romantic light to any table, glow and sets the mood. If your lights are on dimmers, turn down the lights in every room another way to create the mood.  Don't forget the kiddos, set-up a kids table with a craft. Use white butcher block paper and have crayons out and the kids can play games or draw on the paper.  

- Pick a theme and carry out thought out your living room, dining room and kitchen you want everything to flow together.  I like to use timeless heirloom treasures from family members.  I like to change out living room and bedroom pillows and throws for the winter months.  I use a plaid or a faux animal furry pillow or throw so that you can use throughout the fall and winter months. Not just at the holidays.   

- If you're just starting out in your first home, start with your living room, dining and kitchen.  These are the main areas your guests will see this holiday season.   Just remember... a well decorated home sets the mood for your family and friends. 

- I like to use mix of fresh greenery magnolia leaves, Fraser fir, boxwood, with a few larger ornaments and ribbon and carry the scheme from the mailbox to the front door with matching garlands and wreaths and lights.  For table centerpiece use the fresh boxwood, sprigs of greenery Fraser fir, berries, pine cones, branches, magnolia leaves, larger ornaments and ribbon. Again, keeping the same elements from outside and caring them thought out your indoor living spaces. A simple arrangement is cutting branch of magnolia and placing in a pretty jar.  

- When is it time to call an expert?  If  you are feeling overwhelmed, not enjoying the holiday, feeling like there is not enough time to get everything accomplished. Then it's time to call in for help.  Focus on things that are the most important to 'you' during the holiday season.  Just remember the holiday season is just two month out of the year.  I

- Poinsettia is a Holiday standard.  Inexpensive holiday accessory.   Poinsettia come in so many different  color varieties.  Just remember if you have pets, you may need to rethink poinsettia in your holiday decor.  Paper white are another holiday favorite- kids like to plant and watch grow.  

- Tip: If you have urn at the front door, purchase a live boxwood tree from your local nursery and just add a bow.  

- If I can leave you with one last thought...If things aren't just right, just go with it.  No one will ever know, but you. 

Please let Jamie Watford "Style With What You Have"  know if you have any questions, she is the Owner, JW Nash & Co. Interior Decorator & Certified Home Stager P: 615-513-8593  E: jwnashandco@gmail.com W: jwnashandco.com 

I hope these ideas are helpful during the Holiday season and Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS


Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265   

"You've got a Friend in Real Estate" 

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com   (More Helpful Blogs)   

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

Posted on 12/07/2018 8:52 AM by jarod tanksley