Nashville Homes Blog: The 2012 Parade of Homes

Once again it’s that time of year!

The Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT) announces the 2012 Parade of Homes,  open to the public from October 6 – 21, 2012.  The event is sponsored by LP Building Products, Franklin Synergy Bank, and Kings Chapel Realty.

This year’s Parade is at the unbelievable Kings Chapel Community, in Arrington, Tennessee, located on Highway 96, just west of Highway 31-A Nolensville Road.

CLICK HERE for more details about this great event.

A well attended “awards celebration” was held Thursday night to recognize the best builder of each design category.  Here are the winners for 2012:

Best Front Elevation           Tradition Homes

Best Landscaping                  Tradition Homes

Best Foyer                                Aspen Construction

Best Kitchen                            Woodridge

Best Master Suite                   Aspen Construction

Best Floorplan                        Aspen Construction

Best Child’s Room                 Tradition Homes

Best Outdoor Living Area  Norfolk Homes

Best Home Mural                   Southern Heritage

Best Interior Decorating    Woodridge

Most Livable                            Aspen Construction

Best Home Theater               Woodridge

Best Draperies                         Tradition Homes

Best Craftmanship                 Aspen Homes

Best Faux Finishes                Southern Heritage

BEST OF SHOW                 Aspen Construction

A special thank you to all of the builders and suppliers that are participating in this year’s parade.  One visit to this location is all the evidence you will need to agree that the Middle Tennessee housing market is in full recovery!

Now, some scenes from the “preview party” at the Kings Chapel Pool & Club House.

There is something for everyone to see at this year’s Parade of Homes!  If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, remodeling an older home, redecorating, or just curious about the technology in new homes, you owe it to yourself to visit!

For more information on the Kings Chapel Community, visit online http://www.KingsChapelLife.com.

After the Parade is fully underway, pictures of the homes on the tour will also be posted.  It was simply too dark last night for my substandard photography skills. You need to see it in person anyway!

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, Gallatin, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Nashville New Homes: The Parade of Homes is back!

Every day, the national media tells everyone just how bad things are arond the country.  I know there are many places in our great country that are suffering, but Middle Tennessee simply is not one of them!

This year, Middle Tennessee celebrates the return of The Parade of Homes.  This year’s parade takes place at the prestigious Annadale of Brentwood and is open daily through October 9th.  Click here for details  http://www.hbamt.net/

Triton Stone Group is the title sponsor of the Parade, which showcases the magnificent craftsmanship of four Middle Tennessee Builders.   These builders, and Triton Stone Group, deserve a round of applause.  Their efforts add solid evidence that the Greater Nashville market is in full recovery!

Adding more exciting evidence to our market… each one of the four featured homes are already SOLD!

Let’s take a look at the exteriors of the four showcase homes for this year’s Parade.  But before we do, please know I make no claim to great photography skills.  You really have to see each of these homes, and Annandale, for yourself!

First, from Legend Homes, a great combination of contemporary and traditional design:

Next, you will appreciate the elegance and charm of this showcase home built by Carbine and Associates:  (The brick was from an old building from 1800’s Chicago)

Across the street, you will be wowed by the European styling of this showcase home, built by Grove Park Construction.

Next door, you will appreciate the beauty of the showcase home built by Hidden Valley Homes, a design rich in “Old World” look and feel.

These homes were made even finer through the efforts of Interior Design Firms and their designers.  Featured in these showcase homes are the design efforts of Jennifer Jones of Jennifer Jones Design, Kathleen Evers of K Evers Interiors, Julie Couch of Julie Couch Interiors, and Bob Deal and Jason Bradshaw of Bradford’s Interiors. 

Not in the market for a million-dollar-plus luxury home?  Visit the Parade of Homes anyway!  There are many ideas out there that can easily adapt to any price and size of home.  At the Parade site, you will also find vendors representing many different home improvement products. 

The weather this weekend is going to be picture-perfect, so why not take the short drive out to Brentwood and visit the Parade of Homes at Annandale?

When you get there, you will feel even better about our Nashville economy.   Builders are building, people are buying, and jobs are being created. 

You don’t have to purchase a million-plus-dollar home to experience the best values in a new home.  These builders, and other member builders of the HBAMT (Home Builders of Middle Tennessee) offer the best values in every new home price range imaginable.

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.

Nashville New Homes: Attention Realtors: “Thou shalt have free food and fun”

Let’s face it, the economic times of the past several years has taught us (forced us is more like it) to realize that we can get by on less.  Less business, less money, and sadly…less fun. 

But for those that will pull their head out of the sand, there is still a lot of fun to be had… and a lot of it involves complimentary food and spirits too!  There is absolutely no excuse for being bored or hungry in the Real Estate business.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

This Tuesday, May 17th, all Realtors, Home Builders, and Trade Vendors are invited to a poolside mixer at the Governors Club.  The event is from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and will feature complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers.  (A cash bar will be on hand for those that cannot compromise their distinguished tastes.)  Here is a link to all you need to know about this exciting evening event:

http://www.hbamt.net/smc-mixer-0511.htm

Many thanks to Christina Cunningham and The Governors Club for hosting this fun evening!

Membership in The Sales & Marketing Council of the HBAMT is not limited to Home Builders and their on-site agents.  It is open to all Realtors whose firms are members of the association.  The SMC’s monthly meetings are great networking events where you will learn more about exciting topics, as well as enjoy complimentary breakfast.  Want to know more?  Drop by the Governor’s Club on Tuesday, contact any SMC member, or give me a call at 615.593.6340.

Summer is right around the corner and you can also be assured Ole South will host many events worthy of attending.  Our first “Yes Days of Summer Celebration” for 2011 will be held at our Preserve at Old Hickory neighborhood on Saturday, June 4th.  

Enjoy food, refreshments, games, waterslide, and prizes while you see first hand the exciting new homes that Ole South has to offer!  There will even be a community-wide yard sale.  Mark your calendars and watch the Ole South Facebook page for more updates and events.   www.facebook.com/olesouthproperties.

In the meantime, take a closer look at all the emails you receive from the many different Realtors, builders, and their organizations.  There are a multitude of great networking events happening each week.  Any one of them could change your business plan for the better!  And nothing beats free food, drink, and fun!

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

Nashville New Homes: Time to learn new tricks!

If you are reading this, you are already part of the ever-expanding influence of “Social Media.”   For many people, the only source of news is a “smart-phone,”  continuously displaying Facebook updates and “tweets” of the day’s events.  Social Media has re-defined the way we learn of “breaking news.”  You, too can be a news-breaker!

This Thursday, April 7th, you can develop and sharpen your social media plans with Carol Flammer,  the leading expert in Social Media for Real Estate.   Read more about Carol here:  http://www.carolflammer.com/  This is a “don’t miss” opportunity, especially for Real Estate professionals!

The session is from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Regions Center, 315 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville.  It gets even better for Real Estate agents, who will receive 3 CE Credits for attending.  Parking is free in the garage at 350 Deaderick Street.   Click here to learn more about the event and to register: 

http://www.hbamt.net/social_marketing_2011.htm

If you are not a member of the HBAMT Sales & Marketing Council, you should consider joining.  It is great networking fun while keeping up with the latest development in our industry!

I’m looking forward to Thursday!   There has got to be more creative ways to get this message across:

SEE YOU THERE!

 

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 home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee