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By Audra Hicks

Womens Council of Realtors Sumner County President for 2021!

Posted Dec 30, 2020 | Updated Apr 26, 2021 - 1 minute read

I am honored to be the President of Womens Council of Realtors of Sumner County for 2021.....woo hoo!!!!   We are a network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women as business leaders in the industry and in the communities we serve.  Womens Council of Realtors is a great organization that teaches leadership and network... More

Sumner County Living in Middle Tennessee

Posted Nov 6, 2020 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 4 minute read

If you are wondering what Sumner county has to offer, then I am going to tell you a little about it in this post!   Sumner County is made up of many cities in Middle TN, not far from Nashville.  Homes range anywhere from about $175,000 up to Millions, depending on where you want to be or what your budget is.  Home values are on... More

Using a Listing Agent that knows how to Sell!

Posted Sep 11, 2020 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 3 minute read

Now is the time to sell your home!  The low inventory in the Nashville area and surrounding cities makes it the perfect time to sell and the low mortgage interest makes it a great time to buy....a double whammy!  Sellers are seeing they are walking away with more equity than they imagined.  Of course, that all starts with an agent th... More

Why use a Realtor?

Posted Jan 21, 2020 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 2 minute read

Why wouldn't you want to use a Realtor for your buying and selling needs? A Good Realtor can navigate you through the whole process and take the stress and headache out of buying or selling your home. We know what important paperwork needs to be filled out and that's a huge liability if not done properly.  We handle the negotiating whether you... More

Working with Seniors Downsizing

Posted Sep 18, 2019 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 5 minute read

One of my specialties is working with Seniors.  I enjoy helping them with the transition of downsizing from their current home to a one level home, smaller home.  The sale of a home they have known for years and sometimes have raised their families brings up a lot of memories, so it can be very emotional for them and me as well.  I h... More

Condo Versus Townhouse

Posted Jul 23, 2019 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 1 minute read

Some ask me what the difference is between a Condo and a TownHome......well let me answer that for you! A Condo or Condominium is a housing structure (kind of like an apartment) inside of a bigger unit.  You own the inside of the unit to the interior walls and have an ownership of the common areas. The Condo Association owns the building and t... More

Why use an Agent to sell your HOME?

Posted Jul 5, 2019 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 2 minute read

If you have thought of selling your home yourself or seen signs as you are driving that say "For Sale By Owner" or what we call FSBO (Fizbo), you'll notice that they may stay for sale for months or years. You're only relying on people driving by to find your home for sale, when a savy agent knows how to market the home, so why not advertise to the... More

The inside matters!

Posted Jun 12, 2019 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 2 minute read

Here is a list of things to do to get the inside of your home ready to put on the market to get it sold quickly and for top dollar!  A clean home is a happy home and a happy home is attractive to buyers so if you don't have time to clean or box things up then hire a professional.  It will be so worth the money spent and free up time for y... More

Your Key to Relocating to Nashville!

Posted Apr 10, 2019 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 2 minute read

  I'm Your Key to Relocating to Nashville   One of my specialties in Real Estate is working with people that are moving to Nashville from out of state when relocating here because of work or family, etc. Since I am a native Nashvillian & have been self employed for over 27 years, I am very familiar with all of Middle TN & have eve... More

Not every Real Estate Agent is a REALTORĀ®!

Posted Jan 9, 2019 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 1 minute read

Did you know that real estate agents can be REALTORS®, but not all are?  "What's the difference, you ask?" We all must be licensed to sell Real Estate, but some of us can choose to be a part of the National Association of REALTORS® and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.  When a Real Estate Agent is a member of the National Associa... More

It's not too late to be in a new home for Christmas!

Posted Sep 20, 2018 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 1 minute read

It's not too late to be in a new home for Christmas or even the New Year!  Happy December 1st y'all!  I am a full time Realtor that will be working and ready to show you homes or list your home to sell in December!  What a great present it would be for someone to have the gift of home ownership and have the American Dream!  If y... More

Buyers Consultation

Posted Sep 20, 2018 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 2 minute read

What is a Buyers Consultation? I have a Buyers Consultation with new clients looking to buy a home here in TN.  This gives us both a chance to meet each other, get to know each other and know what to expect during the home buying process, whether you have never bought a home or have purchased many.  We will talk about the lending process... More

Audra's Healthy Turkey Chili

Posted Sep 20, 2018 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 1 minute read

Audra's Healthy Turkey Chili   1 lb. Ground Turkey (or if you prefer ground beef or chicken)1 Onion2-3 Garlic Cloves3 Stalks Organic Celery2 TBS Chili Powder or Taco Seasoning1/2 Cup Organic Ketchup2 Cups Filtered Water4-6 Lg Cans Organic Kidney Beans or I buy them in the bag and cook them for hoursYour Favorite Hot Sauce – Optional Note... More

Turkey Baked Spaghetti - Audra's Style!

Posted Sep 20, 2018 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 1 minute read

Here is my Turkey Baked Spaghetti recipe….   Of course, you all know that I am gonna make recipes using organic ingredients when possible and healthier additions.   Ingredients: 2 lbs. Ground Turkey ~ Antibiotic Free, organic if possible but you can use whatever kind you like or ground chicken or beef if you prefer! 2 jars of Spagh... More

Dress up your homes curb appeal!

Posted Sep 20, 2018 | Updated Dec 30, 2020 - 2 minute read

Here are a few things to do to improve & dress up your homes curb appeal and get more money by spending a little to spruce up your home on the outside before listing.  Most can be done for little to nothing and usually done in a weekend!  Dress up the front door - Your front door should scream "Hey, come look inside or Welcome Home!... More