Read the full interview with the organizer of The Big Payback, Kathryn Bennett!

What is the Big Payback?

The Big Payback is a 24 hour online giving day that is geared towards Middle Tennessee non-profits. It was started back in 2014 so, this will be the 5th year of the Big Payback. We got all the nonprofits together and educate them on how to do social media marketing and email marketing and really engage with their donors and supporters to have a big day of giving.


How did the Big Payback Get Started?

The Big Payback was started 5 years ago because we saw room for growth in terms of how non-profits were telling their story, how they were engaging with donors, and as a society, everything was moving online, but, not everyone came…

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This great one acre (and flat) lot is the perfect place to find your home in Mt. Juliet! Close to I40 and situated at the end of a private cul-de-sac, enjoy convenient city living while still maintaining privacy. 5 beds and 4 baths, two bedrooms on the main floor, a screened trex deck, and a fully fenced backyard all add up to the perfect home for your family!

Mt. Juliet is known for having some of the lowest tax rates in Tennessee and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state.

This community has developed into one of the most alluring places to live and do business in recent years, which has made the Mt. Juliet market rather competitive. Shopping venues, nearby golf courses and parks provide plenty of activities that will let you…

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We should probably rename April to “Festival Month” because there is so much going on! There is something to do every weekend all across Middle Tennessee! From Mule Day to Nashville’s Comedy Festival, you certainly won’t be bored!

April 2-8: Mule Day

Downtown Columbia | Columbia

If you aren’t from Middle Tennessee you may not know it, but Mule Day is a favorite with all the locals! Over 100,000 visitors head to Columbia to see the parade, mule shows, and enjoy southern food! This has been a local tradition for the last 170 years and has awarded Columbia the title, “Mule Capital,” of the world. You really just have to see it in person!

April 7: East Nashville Beer Festival

700 Woodland Street | Nashville

The 8th Annual East Nashville Beer…

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Are you looking to sell your home soon? Is your home on the market but not getting the showings and offers you’ve been hoping for? If either case is a reality, there are some things you can do to lead to faster and more profitable sales.

Here are 6 things to avoid when selling your home.

1. Don’t Hang Around

When it comes time for an open house or a showing, one of the worst things you can do is hang around. The last thing would-be buyers want to do is interact with you and your family when it comes to time to look around the house. It can be awkward and uncomfortable for you and them. That’s why you hire a real estate agent who can answer questions, get a feel for interest, and candidly address issues.


2. Keep It Simple and Free of…

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Once an exclusive Parade Home on Nashville’s illustrious tour, this incredible home is now all yours to be cherished and enjoyed and shared with friends and loved ones! Inspired by French architecture, this European Colonial features the steeply pitched roofline and balanced and symmetrical proportions that are hallmarks of this popular and eye-catching style. Professionally landscaped, loaded with design upgrades and amenities and offering more than 5,000 square feet of luxury living, this home ticks all the boxes on the most discriminating buyer’s wish list.

As part of Brentwood’s prestigious Annandale community, you’ll enjoy a slower-paced and bucolic lifestyle while remaining close to all the action of Music City and Williamson County’s best…

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, and Sumner counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

Real Estate Market in Davidson County

Davidson County Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Up 5.9% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 3.6% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• No Change from the Last Month
• Down 4% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Up 8.5% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 1.8% Compared to the Last Year

Maury County…

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Can you believe it’s already March? We are staying strong with our goal to help support local businesses! This month, everyone participating in LOLO has some AWESOME opportunities to enjoy delicious food, clothing, and coffee!

LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LOLO helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are March’s gifts to you!

McCabe Pub

Davidson County


Are you hungry right now? If not, prepare to be! McCabe Pub is a delicious, all-American restaurant that specializes in…

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This custom home was just built in 2016 and is decked out in high-end upgrades! Located in the lovely Autumn Wood subdivision, you can enjoy 3 out of the 5 bedrooms right on the main floor! In addition, this kitchen and living room space is designed to entertain! It is fully open and features not one but two pantries!


When it comes time to relax, enjoy soaking in the master bath which features stacked stone and a walk through shower. Now that says luxury!


Established in 1809, the city of Spring Hill is located just 35 miles south of Nashville, TN, and is situated within both Williamson and Maury Counties. Beautiful mansions, estates, churches, and plantations can still be seen today across the rolling hills, and reflect the pride of…

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Everyone knows the Nashville food truck scene is alive and prospering but, how familiar are you with other mobile businesses? Industrious entrepreneurs across Middle Tennessee have dreamed up these amazing businesses that wheel around instead of being a brick and mortar.  From flowers to a bar to clothing, they really offer just about everything in a convenient come-to-you fashion. Here are some of our favorites!

Amelia’s Flower Truck

If you are wondering why that name sounds familiar, its probably because you’ve seen it in Southern Living, or featured by VW, or, maybe even on Bergdorf Goodman? Amelia’s has spread like wildfire across social media channels due to it’s vintage, aesthetically pleasing exterior and amazing flowers sold within!…

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Parks Realty hosted the 43rd Annual Company Meeting on February 21st, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Approximately 600 agents and staff attended the meeting, celebrating a magnificent 2017.

CEO Bob Parks had set an ambitious goal for the company in 2017: to inspire the people within the company to live magnificent lives. That goal helped the company have a record-breaking year with over $2.25 billion in total sales volume. 

Parks boasts the highest average list to sale price and the lowest average residential days on market among the top 10 firms. The company’s average sales price is also the highest of the top 5 firms in the market and $26,500 above market average.

Parks also leads in the luxury market, having the most luxury listings and…

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