Welcome to my ActiveRain Blog. My goal is to assist you with your real estate needs. By writing about my local area and topics relevant to the real estate industry I hope to provide good and valuable information that will help you get to know me better. And when you are ready for real estate services in Clarksville TN then give me a call or email me.
My experience in the real estate industry since I entered this profession in 1980 has taught me that investing in real estate is still the American Dream and can make your life very satisfying and financially comfortable if done right. I am so glad you stopped by to learn more about me and the Clarksville TN Real Estate Market. I use my blog to pass on information about the real estate industry to you my readers and my real estate industry peers.
I also want to share with you the many things there are to do in my city, Clarksville TN. When something of interest is happening or when there is a place of interest that warrants a closer look, I will be sharing both of these with you in my posts. Clarksville is a growing city with new things happening all the time. On any given weekend there are many things to catch your interest and keep you busy making you have to decide what to do.
It is also a close 40 minute drive to Nashville by way of Interstate 24 making it a commuter town and an extended bedroom community to Music City USA.
Since I grew up in Nashville and know it well. I may also be sharing some great finds or places to eat towards Nashville that I have dicovered or that have been recommended. I welcome your comments and look forward to hearing from you. If you don't want to miss any of these secrets of the Northern Middle Tennessee Area, then FOLLOW my blog and you won't miss a thing.
When I became licensed in Real Estate in 1980. I really never dreamed that I would make this a lifetime career. Real estate tends to get into your blood and it has become a way of life. It offers so many ways to meet people, help people and provide them with information in making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Seeing them find the right home and realizing their dreams gives me such satisfaction. I love selling real estate and hope it shows.
I wouldn't know how to go through one day without talking about real estate. Everywhere I go people like talking about what I do and what is happening in the real estate market. I stay focused on market numbers and trends so I can enter into an informative discussion at a moment's notice. I am known in the community of Clarksville, TN as "The Real Debbie Reynolds".
Over the years I have met many relocating buyers and even sold homes for people I had never met. This is why a social media presence is so important and why I focus on being internet savvy. My buyers and sellers appreciate it and it makes looking for homes so much easier. I communicate with my buyers and sellers the way they want to be communicated with, through email, text, phone or in person.
I AM NOW WITH BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES-PENFED REALTY, A NAME FAMILIAR TO MILLIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND ACROSS THE WORLD. THOUGH THE PRUDENTIAL NAME IS GONE THE SAME DEDICATION TO SERVICE IS THERE WITH A BROADER NETWORK OF SERVICES AND A LONGER REACH INTO THE MARKETS THAT AFFECT HOME BUYERS TODAY.
My primary goal is to provide the very best real estate services to my clients and have the satisfaction knowing that they are well served. Whether you are wanting to purchase a home, selling the one you have, relocating out of town, buying investment property or needing a place to rent, I will work hard for you to get you the best deal possible and provide you with the answers to your questions and concerns.
Over the years I have taught real estate to new agents for more than 30 years. Additionally, I really know the ins and outs of real estate, earned numerous designations in the industry, owned my own company for 10 years but now just devote my time and energies to helping people buy and sell real estate and serving my local and state Association.
I have sold thousands of homes (some of the homes I have sold 3 or 4 times over my career) and I have been a top producer in my local market as well as in the Prudential Real Estate Network. My company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty is an independently owned and company of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
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Happy Clients Make Me Happy, Too.
The PenFed Realty part of the name refers to a nationwide company that has real estate branches in several states across the country. The PenFed Brand is integrating their well known name as a financial institution, Pentagon Federal Credit Union to leverage a real estate presence and service particularly in areas around military bases. They have set their sights on growing the brand by several thousand agents over the next 3 years.
Believing in the professionalism of being a Realtor and adherring to the Code of Ethics are important to me. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors and the Clarksville Association of Realtors. I was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of our local Association in 2013 and 2014 serving in the position of Treasurer. I also serve as a State Director for years 2013 and 2014 to the Tennessee Association of Realtors which I am totally enjoying. In 2015 I co-chaired the Business and Facilities Committee and served on the Membership, Education and the Finance Committees. I helped facilitate our Tech University that was such a success introducing technology to our REALTORS in 2014 and again in 2015.
For 2016 I am serving as Vice-President/President Elect of the Clarksville Association of Realtors and then will move into the President's role in 2017. I have been appointed State Director for the Tennessee Association of Realtors. I am chairing the Strategic Planning committee and the Business and Facilities Committee. I will continue to serve on the Education, Membership and Budget and Finance Committees. Exciting times are ahead and I am really enjoying the involvement. Additionally I am attending Leadership TAR during the year 2016.
At the 2015 Awards and Installation Luncheon I was awarded the Decade of Achievement Award. What a wonderful honor to be recognized by my peers.
I am a strong believer in continuing education and staying abreast of the changes happening in license laws and the new technology that is constantly hitting the market. In addition to the above, I serve on the Public Relations Committee, Business and Facilites, Education Committees at our Association and Chair the Budget and Finance Committee. For the last year I have served as an Ombudsman to the communty to help resolve situations that might arise between Realtors and the Public. I am continuing in 2015 and 2016 to serve in this role.
What do I do when not selling real estate?
Jack, my husband is in the building business, on the commercial products and installation side of construction. He also builds homes with our son-in-law through Eskildson & Wickham Partners. This works quite well integrating with my real estate business. all total we have four grown children, two boys and two girls that have made us proud parents. The girls, Lori and Jessica are moms and have given us four wonderful grandsons. The grandsons all live in Clarksville TN so we are blessed to have them close by where we can stop by to get a hug whenever we want one. We also love having the grandchildren come to our house and call us "Memaw and Pappy".
Richard and John are good sons-in-law and work in and around Clarksville. Our oldest Son, Jackson, lives in the Franklin TN area. In his spare time he works in the film industry writing and producing films and this really is his love. You may see his name in lights one day as he is quite talented in his field. Our youngest son,Patrick is in the Navy band and he is an accomplished trombone player. Currently he is station in Virginia Beach, VA and lives near the beach. That makes for a happy son. His wife, Angela is also a talented musician and plays and teaches flute and is currently studying to get her doctorate. They make beautiful music together as the saying goes.
My church is First Baptist Church, Clarksville TN and am active in our Sunday School Class where we fellowship with some great people that we love and support. I believe in he mission and support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as an outreach Christian based program that is spreading the word about Jesus and how to play sports drug and alcohol free.
My husband and I are TITANS Fans and enjoy going to the games in Nashville. We are also "Peay Nuts" and support and follow Austin Peay State University Athletics especially the football and basketball programs.
Speaking of Austin Peay State University, we like to take advantage of the music venues available to the public at the Mass Communication Building. These concerts are spectacular and we fell in love with them when our son was attending college and performing there. For a city our size the music is some of the best in the country.
Gardening is one of my favorite things to do but finding time to do it right is difficult with my busy real estate schedule. I also like to read, decorate, write, cook, bake bread and knit and crochet. My husband and I love to explore history together and enjoy traveling.
My newest love is photography and love looking at life through the camera lens and then to see it again on the computer and really seeing it. I could spend the whole day taking pictures.
Our current project on the "bucket list" is visitng all the Presidential Birthplaces, Homes or Presidential Libraries that we can find. We started this in 2010 and are more than halfway through the list. Each year we take in a few more.It is such fun to learn about the behind the scenes makings of these men that influenced our country's history and where we are today.
Clarksville has some beautiful historic buildings and that works out well to help satisfy my interest in our rich local history and gives me plenty of opportunities for taking some great photography.
So what does all this have to do with You? Experience, relationships and knowing the ropes makes your real estate transaction more seamless and smooth. When you have me working for you, you are getting the best representation in negotiating and sound, proven market advice.
Most of my clients refer family and friends to me because they were pleased with the service they received. And I am doubly pleased that they feel like they can trust me to do the same good job again and again. That's what it is all about. Doing it time and time again and making an impact on the local market in a positive way for the good of my clients.
Learning and staying informed abut the real estate industry is evidence by the ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES designations I have earned through the National Association of Realtors. In 2012 I added the ePro Designation which focuses and concentrates on marketing through social media. Social media is the way of today and the future possibilities with it are endless. I can't imagine trying to market and sell real estate, reaching people, connecting, and staying in touch without the social media connections.
I have also completed the GREEN Designation that focuses on those areas that are so much in the news about being Eco-friendly and not hurting our environment. It seems that many of my buyers are concerned with GREEN building and recycling so now I have the knowledge to guide those buyers to better decisions on how to be GREEN. I want to be the best I can be for my clients and that means staying connected and in the know of the latest trends and ideas in the marketplace.
In 2014 I attended the course and received the (MRP) MMilitary Relocation Professional Certification and will use what I learned to better serve my relocating military buyers.
I also earned the AHWD, At Home With Diversity Certification that is training to understand how to treat all buyers from different cultures and situations.
I am a member of the National Association of Home Builders I have received the CSP Designation which is a specialty knowing how to sell new homes.On my websiteyoucan learn more about me and search through all the homes available in the market of Clarksville TN and surrounding areas. Click on my personal website to begin your home search now. You can also find market data on neighborhoods, schools and points of interests.
My Outside Blog is Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds and follows my AcitveRain blog. Also check out my videos on my YouTube Channel under debbreynoldsrealestate and Like It. I try to change it up a bit so you will see helpful tips, home tours, point of interest in Clarksville, Market Reports and also good places to eat. I hope to never make you bored and hope you will come back again and again.
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