As I stare at the blank space before me on my screen, I can’t help but think about the correlation to the New Year. There is something freeing about a fresh start. Whatever happened this past year, either good or bad, is gone. I love the thought of a clean slate. When I moved from Phoenix to Nashville so many years ago, I was so excited to start a new life – a rebirth of sorts.
As I reflect on the year that is passed, I am so thankful for all the wonderful people in my life: My family and friends, my team members, my Mastermind group, my BNI group, my business coach, and my clients. This past year, we have helped dozens of individuals and families, first time home buyers and investors buy or sell homes and land in the Middle Tennessee area. I am so grateful for all of them. Some have moved out of state as far west as California and as far east as Virginia but most have stayed right here around Nashville. 35% of our clients this past year were repeat clients and almost all were a referral from another client and/or have referred us to someone new. That is how our business grows and we appreciate all those that have helped us reach our goals.
We have seen a lot of changes in the real estate industry over the past year, both nationally and locally. The Federal Government instated TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) in October, TREC changed rules in advertising for local real estate agents and agencies, and AirBnB has come to Nashville in full force. Our team has seen a lot of changes as well. We look back on 2015 and learn from our successes and our mistakes. We look forward to 2016 and the opportunities that lie ahead.
We wish you much happiness and success in the coming year. If your plans or goals involve purchasing or selling property in the Middle Tennessee area, we are here to help. You are welcome to help us reach our 2016 goal!
Photos courtesy of adamr, niamwhan, mrpuen, Stuart Miles, and scottchan via freedigitialphotos.net
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. Wife to Robert, “Mom” to Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.