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By Audra Hicks

How do I know I am ready to buy my first home?

Posted Jul 21, 2021 | Updated Aug 10, 2021 - 1 minute read

If you are a first time home buyer, then it can be a little overwhelming when you are trying to figure out if it's the right time to buy a house.  Well, first and foremost you need a REALTOR to help navigate you through the process and a Lender too.  Most of the time, like with me, an agent will have good lenders to refer you to.  He... More

Best Updates to do to your home before listing!

Posted Dec 30, 2020 | Updated Jun 1, 2021 - 6 minute read

What are the best updates to do before listing home?    When I come out to your home to do a listing consulation I always want to look around and tell my clients in each room what needs to be done to get the best return on their money.  My specialty is coming to your home, walking through and giving you the best advice on what needs... More

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

Out of State Buyers Relocating to Tennessee!

Posted Oct 20, 2020 | Updated Jul 21, 2021 - 2 minute read

I work with buyers that are relocating to Nashville & surrounding areas and have lived here all my life, so I'm good at figuring out the perfect cites for them to look at and decide where they can see their families live based on their activites and priorities!  Nashville is such a hot market and growing rapidly, but I've been getting an i... 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

Starting off the New Year moving in the right direction with my Real Estate Business!

Posted Jan 13, 2020 | Updated Jul 21, 2021 - 1 minute read

I had a fantastic 2019 and want to thank all of my clients for letting me help them with all of their Real Estate needs.  I am looking forward to what is in store for me this year.  I see lots of leadership training, testing for my Brokers License, business trips to new places, learning new things to implement into my business and lots of... 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

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