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My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?


When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can end up stuck (months later) with a property that hasn’t sold. 


If that’s you, don’t panic! We’ve outlined the top five reasons a home doesn’t sell—and action steps you can take to overcome each of these issues. 


Not sure why your property didn’t sell? If you’re not already working with an agent or your listing has expired or been withdrawn, give us a call! We’d be happy to offer a free, no-obligation assessment…

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Parks is proud to highlight a spectacular agent from our Mt. Juliet office, Kaitlyn Coleman!

Kaitlyn has been a part of the Parks family since she got her license four years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education with a minor in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. When it comes to real estate, Kaitlyn specializes in helping her clients navigate the buying and selling processes, as well as relocation.

Prior to her career in real estate, Kaitlyn spent three years working as a special education teacher at Mt. Juliet Middle School in Wilson County. In this role, she taught inclusion classes in language arts and acted as a case manager for students with exceptional abilities. Kaitlyn eventually chose to pursue a…

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Parks is proud to highlight a powerhouse agent from our Brentwood office, Susan Gregory!

Susan has been in the real estate business for over 25 years – with 21 of those being with Parks. She graduated from Brentwood High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. When it comes to real estate, Susan specializes in new construction and resale homes.

Prior to her career in real estate, Susan worked for Third National Bank – now known as Truist, a result of the merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks. Susan chose to pursue a career in real estate because she enjoyed helping people at the bank and loved all things home design. Marrying the two together, she felt like real estate was the natural path to take next in her career.


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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing agent from our East Nashville office, Abigail Hale!

Abigail has been a part of the Parks family since she got her license two years ago. She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. When it comes to real estate, Abigail specializes in the urban core and first-time homebuyers.

Prior to her career in real estate, Abigail spent 13 years in the consumer packaged goods business. She has been fortunate to work for some of the leading companies in this space including Mars, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. The last six years of her time in this industry were spent in national account management where she made the headquarters sales calls for…

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Parks is proud to highlight a rock star team from our Franklin office, the LCT Team!

The LCT Team is led by Lisa Culp Taylor and is comprised of 14 members – nine real estate agents and five office staff. The agent roster includes Amy Pappas, Ashlee Baker (not pictured), Vickie Freas, Marabeth Poole, Meredith Zeller, Megan Jones Campbell, Margaret Orton, Maile Stover, and Lisa Culp Taylor. The office staff includes Molly Burns, Drew Dudley, Mary Nebel, Katherine Nixon, and Marty McGinley.

Lisa joined Parks in 2003 because she loved the development component of the company. After meeting Bob Parks and the management team, she felt like she had found the perfect brokerage. Since joining, Lisa feels like the benefits of being with Parks have only…

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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing team from our Smyrna office, The Wilsons! This team is comprised of wife and husband, Natalie and Phil Wilson.

The Wilsons joined Parks for two simple reasons – the reputation of Parks in the local community and the company’s commitment to excellence. After being with Parks for a year, they decided to start their real estate team together. Natalie and Phil’s three core values are service, impact, and excellence. Their background experience prior to real estate, coupled with their desire to serve their community, made becoming a husband-and-wife team the right choice for them. Today, The Wilsons specialize in the application of digital marketing when helping their buyers and sellers. They use a unique digital…

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Parks is proud to highlight a fabulous team from our West Nashville office, The Thomas Twins! Forming in 2018, this team is uniquely comprised of two twin brothers, Elliott and Evan Thomas.

Elliott has been a part of the Parks Family of REALTORS® for 7.5 years and Evan for 2.5 years. After achieving great success early on in his real estate career, Elliott reached a point where he was ready to add a team member. It made the most sense to bring on his twin brother, Evan. How could it get any better than basically a carbon copy of Elliott? Having a business partner that offered the same level of customer service, with a similar personality and skill set, was a no-brainer decision.

When asked what the biggest benefit of being part of a real…

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Parks is proud to highlight a spectacular team from our Broadwest office, Harmon Home Team! Founded in April of 2020, this dynamic duo is comprised of two newlyweds, Rachael and Ryan Harmon.

Rachael and Ryan decided to start their real estate team due to their diverse backgrounds and skills. Ryan has been a real estate agent and homebuilder for over 15 years. Rachael holds experience in marketing and sales, which translated well when she moved into real estate a few years ago. With their experience, they knew they had a lot to offer clients – especially those exploring all avenues like new construction, fixer-uppers, and everything else in-between. Rachael and Ryan decided to form their team with Parks because not only was it the best fit for…

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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing team from our Green Hills office, Happy Tara Homes! Formed in 2017, this real estate duo is comprised of agents Happy Fulk and Tara McGuire.

Happy and Tara decided to start their real estate team because of their past work experience together. Prior to their career in real estate, they were both working in advertising and marketing at Nashville’s WSMV-TV Channel 4. During their time in this role, Happy and Tara realized they worked extremely well together – which made their transition into real estate a no-brainer! They chose to join Parks because joining a firm that had great tools and resources for marketing was high on their list. Happy and Tara knew the marketing support they received from Parks would…

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Tennessee’s intricate waterways are some of the most beautiful in the whole of the United States. If you’re looking for a kayaking adventure this summer or fall, Tennessee offers a wide range of scenery and required skill levels. 

Choose any type of trip, from wide, slow river floats to sheer cliffs hugging narrow ribbons of river, and at least one of our rivers are sure to be perfect for your goals. 

If you’re a seasoned kayaker, any destination listed here is great. If you’re a beginner, we recommend taking safety courses before you head out on the more challenging river routes.

Here are our top picks for the best places to kayak in Middle Tennessee. We have included launch spots and highly-rated kayak rental companies for your convenience.…

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