For all of us at Ole South, this week was the official start of summer. It was for all of the thermometers in the Nashville area also!
The “Yes Days of Summer” are officially underway and we will host numerous events throughout the summer for our residents, Realtors, and prospective home buyers. Join Ole South on Facebook for breaking news of future events. www.facebook.com/olesouthproperties.
We selected our Preserve at Old Hickory / Old Hickory Commons neighborhood to kick-off this years celebrations. The residents there had organized a neighborhood yard sale for Saturday, and this weekend was Nationwide Open House Weekend too.
My day started at Kroger at 7:00 am Saturday, purchasing the food and drink for the event. I hate shopping and I always forget something. My rationale for waiting until Saturday morning was that it would be cooler. It wasn’t.
Shopping finally complete and arrived at Preserve at Old Hickory, where Grand Central Party was waiting to unload and set-up. If you ever plan an event, you owe it to yourself to check this place out. They have everything for rent, and it is very affordable. Not only that, they make it all so easy. http://www.grandcentralparty.com/
After everything was set up and organized, we fired the grills in the blistering heat. I then told Wanda Comer, the beloved on-site manager at Preserve, to “shoot me” if I ever agreed to do this again when it was this hot. She won’t. And I am certain we’ll do it again, real soon…. because days like this really are fun! Here, take a look….
Unlike “general” Real Estate, the best part of building and selling new homes is that we have the opportunity for continued involvment with our home buyers in shaping their community. We see marriages, we see children grow up, and we have an opportunity, and responsibility to become involved in the community to make a difference in the quality of life experience. Most of all, we make friends.
Wanda Comer takes these opportunities to make a difference and that is obvious by the admiration, love and respect her residents have for her. Here is Wanda, presenting the $100 Gift Card drawing to resident Ashanti Chunn, who just happened to be out the door on the way to the store when Wanda called!
Wanda is not the only one making a difference in the Preserve. John Donlon and Annette Spicer manage the adjoining Old Hickory Commons neighborhood of maintenance-free townhomes and were on hand all day as well. Chuck Reed, our Managing Broker, hovered over the grill to make certain all had plenty to eat. He also made some tasty snow cones. Thanks also to our construction staff for making sure the grounds were in order and everything we needed to work with was on-hand.
However, the ones that make the biggest difference are the residents of these two communities! They are very active in the HOA, have formed “Neighborhood Watch” groups, and are taking great pride in the future of their neighborhood.
We also had a visit from District 32 Councilman, Sam Coleman. Sam has been a great friend to this community, as well as our entire city. He has served two successful terms as District Councilman and will be running for Council-at-Large in the upcoming August election. Sam is worthy of our support and will have my vote for sure.
This was a fun week and a great start to the “Yes Days of Summer!” Earlier in the week, we hosted Gary Ashton & The Ashton Real Estate Group (TAREG) of Re/Max Elite (http://www.nashvillesmls.com/) for an afternoon on Old Hickory Lake followed by evening dinner at The Black Pearl Restaurant. www.blackjackcove.com
Especially these days, no one is working harder than Realtors, but we all have to play every once in a while! The saying about “all work and no play” needs to be revised to “all work and no play makes Jack a miserable person.” A great time was had by all!
Here’s to the 2011 Yes Days of Summer!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new homes in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Clarksville, and Spring Hill, Tennessee