FOR SALE – 514 Mason Tucker Drive Smyrna Townhouse

FOR SALE: 514 Mason Tucker Dr., Smyrna, TN 37167

Are you looking for a well kept townhouse in Middle Tennessee close to interstates, amenities and more? We have the perfect home for you in Smyrna for sale at just $220K! This well maintained unit was built in 2009 and has a wonderful open floor plan and great layout. These condos are also built for privacy as they are all aligned with garages, central living space, and bedrooms falling in order so no two neighbors have to share bedroom walls. The tree lined backyard and covered patio is perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoying spacious living without the high price tag of being downtown.Continue Reading →

Location Strategy 101 – Stay Close to Your Competition

Over the years we have worked with tons of clients looking for that perfect space for their business.  And of course, the first factor we consider in the search is “Location, Location, Location!” No matter the sector you are in, be it Retail, Hospitality, Medical, Office, Service, Industrial or otherwise, location is one of the determining factors of your success. Your Real Estate holdings can literally make or break your business. That’s why we wanted to get to the core of one of the top strategies to ensure your success – staying close to your competition.Continue Reading →

Earnest Money Best Practices – How Much “Trust” is Needed in a Real Estate Transaction?

How do you know if you can trust someone? Earnest Money in Real Estate is, in theory, a financial good faith offering showing that you intend to purchase a property and perform tasks to close per contract guidelines and stipulations. But does Earnest money mean you can really trust someone to perform? It’s currently very common in Middle Tennessee to make an offer on a property with some “trust” money on the line to show a Seller that you have some skin in the game. If you mess up, you could risk losing out big time. Below are some of the most common Earnest Money best practices and stories according to Owner and Managing Broker, Liz Gatlin.

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Why We Use Exclusive Representation in Real Estate

When I first got into Real Estate I was literally walking the streets. At the time, it definitely wasn’t very safe for my young blonde 20 something year old self to be going door to door in high heels down the major roads in Nashville. But I was told it was the only way I would get business, so I did. And honestly, I wasn’t getting anywhere fast. I even started having to base the success of my day on how many cat calls I had received just to keep things light hearted and my morale high. So naturally, one day as I was walking down 8th, I ran into a criminal masquerading as a Seller. One that has forever shaped my opinions of work and worth.

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Southern Athena’s Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Invest

Are you curious about real estate investing? It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Over the next 6 weeks I will be giving a beginner’s guide to all things real estate investing. This guide will explain what real estate investing is, different types of investing, and how to evaluate an investment property. By the end of this guide, you will have a basic understand of the real estate investing world and maybe even a little inspiration to take that jump! Continue Reading →

FOR LEASE: East Nashville Restaurant – 1313 Woodland

RESTAURANT FOR LEASE: $27 / SF NNN

Located in the heart of East Nashville’s Lockeland Springs Neighborhood and within walking distance to Five Points, 1313 Woodland St is an incredible Restaurant space and property. After being completely remodeled for the show, “Bar Rescue” with Jon Taffer and music legend, Sheryl Crow, the property was SOLD to a new investment group looking for the right tenant to take over the property and bring East Nashville more dining and drinking options.

Property Features:

  • Two Story Building: 4,088 SF
  • Existing Kitchen and Bar Infrastructure
  • 5-7 Year Lease Term
  • Parking and Large Outdoor Patio
  • Corner Lot with multiple signage opportunities
  • Historical Neighborhood Local HOT Spot
  • Sprinkler System & New Roof

Download Our Listing Flyer Here or take a look at the the Property Floor Plans (Prepared from the last Remodel) Here

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VIP Preview of Nashville’s 505 Luxury Downtown Condos

As Nashville’s skyline changes almost monthly, the demand downtown living has grown immensely. One of the most prominent buildings dominating Nashville’s airspace is the 505 Condos on Church St. The towering 45 story glass condominium building rivals only the “Batman Building” in sheer presence and size. With floor to ceiling windows, lavish amenities, and walk-ability to all of Nashville’s attractions, 505 brings urban luxury to the heart of Nashville. We had the pleasure of attending 505’s VIP Broker Preview this past Tuesday, getting a sneak peak into Nashville’s most anticipated condos.Continue Reading →

The Pros and Cons of Joining A Real Estate Team

Many agents we interview have questions about how they should go about Getting Into Real Estate. Depending on your style, going Solo vs joining a "Team" have very different impacts on your career path now and down the road. So in true Southern Athena fashion we decided to break it down into an easy Pro and Con List. Then you can see which option really fits best with your skill set and goals.

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Change Your Life with Real Estate in 2018

Happy New Year Nashville! As many of you are working on your Resolutions and thinking about all of the major items you wish to tackle in 2018, we are preparing to help you with all of the change that is going to make this year awesome!

If you have any of these Resolutions on your 2018 bucket list, we want to talk. Our team can help you reach almost any of your goals through our fun integrated approach to real estate and life:

  • Make More Money (Real Estate could be the #1 factor that helps you accomplish this goal in 2018)
  • Move – Well duh, it’s kind of our thing. We will help you Buy, Sell, Develop and Invest in 2018.
  • Lose Weight – Have you read our “Get Healthy Property Guide”? <- Link Coming soon
  • Remodel, Renovate, Upgrade! – ROI for life, here we come.
  • Start or grow your Business (Oh buddy, you need to talk with Liz Gatlin ASAP on this one)
  • Retire – Your Real Estate needs our attention before you take the plunge
  • Save More Money

We have Resources for all of these major life changing endeavors and personal experience with how to plan your approach for success. Think of us like Your Personal Trainer in Real Estate. And this year we are working on bringing you even MORE tools to make these Resolutions easy as pie.
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Nashville Home and Remodeling Expo

We had a ton of fun at the 2017 Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo with two vendor booths right next to the stage. Not only did we have the best view in the Music City Center of all of the fun speakers at the Expo, such as HGTV’s “Listed Sisters”, and DIY Network’s “Nashville Flipped” – Troy Dean Shafer, but we also got to intimately explore some of the amazing new products and ideas out there to help us with our mission of “Building a Beautiful South”.

We had surprise visits from existing clients, and met a handful of new clients to discuss how we could be of service through our integrated approach to Architecture & Real Estate. If you are looking to Remodel and add value to your home and life, then contact us today.