Nothing is More Important Than Location, Location, Location

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Franklin Homes Realty LLC

Nothing is More Important Than Location, Location, Location

 

For the last several days, I have been working with out-of-town buyers. There are so many questions buyers have when they are relocating form one state to another. My job as their REALTOR® is to keep the process as simple as possible. We usually start out with a long wish list but when it comes down to it, nothing is more important than location, location location.

 

  1. Nothing is More Important than Location, Location, LocationWhere will you work? The more time you spend in your car commuting to work is less time to spend with your family. It's important to consider how far you want to be from work. If you travel a lot for business, proximity to the airport may be equally important. Fortunately, Franklin is a 30 minute or less drive to the Nashville Airport. I don't think a 30 minute drive is excessive but some home buyers might.
  2. What are the schools like? If you have children, school choice is a primary consideration. Parents want their kids to be in good schools. Williamson County schools are the highest ranked in the state and its public high schools have consistently received high rankings in U.S. News Reports.
  3. Grocery StoresHow close is the home to local amenities, such as, shopping and restaurants? This particular item is more important to some than others. If you want to be within five minutes of a grocery store, then look at neighborhoods that have close proximity to one. Or consider a  Franklin TN neighborhood that has a grocery store located in the community. A few that come to mind are Fieldstone Farms, McKay's Mill and Westhaven. There are an abundance of grocery stores within Franklin--usually within 10 minutes of many homes.
  4. What amenities does the neighborhood offer? Many families want to have access to amenities within their neighborhood. The range of amenities vary from swimming pools to parks to walking trails. Westhaven, for example, has a 15,000 square foot resident's club house, tennis courts, a resort-style swimming pool, a full-time on-site Activities Coordinator, a 40-seat theater, fitness center and banquet facilities. Not all Franklin neighborhoods have amenities to this extent but a good number offer swimming pools and fitness facilities.
  5. What do you do for recreation? Do you enjoy going to the movies? Or is golf your thing? What about biking? Do you want to attend Zumba at the local recreation center? You want to make sure you have access to all the things you like to do. I like to go to the theater. Franklin has many options but I also love that I am only 30 minutes from the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) located in Nashville. And let's not forget that country music events abound here.
  6. DocorHow close will I be to medical facilities? A growing number of retirees are moving to Franklin. Having access to healthcare often is a major consideration. Franklin is fortunate to have a hospital located right in town, Williamson Medical Center. But it is also reassuring to know that one of the highest ranked hospitals in the country, Vanderbilt Medical Center, is only 30 minutes away.

Obviously, there will be many other things home buyers will need to consider related directly to the home. But nothing is more important than location, location, location when buying your new Franklin TN home.


P. S. If you would like assistance buying or selling your Franklin TN home, contact Tammie White today at (615) 495-0752.

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Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, SFR
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
Franklin, TN
(615) 495-0752 
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Tim Lorenz
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The location will actually be what will cause the greatest gain later.

Jan 07, 2012 04:04 PM #1
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Tim - Absolutely true.

Jan 07, 2012 04:14 PM #2
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
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Location determines/ sets expectation of the home buying process. Until one goes through that factor, s/he would never see the importance.

Jan 08, 2012 12:30 AM #3
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Cheryl Ritchie
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This is going to get a bookmark to reblog this week! Thanks for the notecard over the Holidays!
Jan 08, 2012 02:26 AM #4
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Michelle Francis
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Tammie, 

Well said.  I just met with someone who bought quickly and regrets, you guessed it, HER LOCATION!  It's not a good fit for her and she is considering moving and renting out the house she bought.  Renting FIRST in a new location will give her the opportunity to try it before you buy it. 

All the best, Michelle

Jan 08, 2012 09:02 AM #5
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Loreena - I live in a ruraly area. I am only 6 miles from historic Franklin. I'm almost 10 minutes from a grocery store. Some people might think I'm too far out. I love it.

Cheryl - Gotta love those reblogs.

Michelle - I actually think it's a good idea to rent for several months before buying a home in a new location. I know that rarely happens but I've seen too many cases where buyers regret their purchase because to the location.

Jan 08, 2012 10:54 AM #6
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Location is everything. This is a great post. Location is important, not just for re-sale purposes, but also for the needs of the buyer. As the Franklin TN short sale agent to call, your out of town buyers ( congrats by the way) will have the best location possible when they do buy. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 08, 2012 01:05 PM #7
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Stephanie Stringer
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Tammie-  Well written article.  You are exactly right, location, location, location will have future benefits for when one sales.

Jan 09, 2012 05:10 AM #8
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Laurie - I can say this enough to buyers.

Stephanie - It really depends on what buyers are looking for. Some want a rural location--that's fine just know you will be further away from certain amenities.

Jan 09, 2012 09:29 AM #9
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Location is on top of the list when one look for homes no matter what city. Here in Manhattan New York, most buyers would like to be near transportation since we move by subway, bus, and sometimes cabs.

Jan 10, 2012 06:35 AM #10
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