SELLERS, Do you live in one of the hot selling areas of Nashville? Are investors calling you or knocking on your door to buy? We just sold a property in 12SOUTH, a Nashville demand area, for $335,000. The owner had gotten calls from investors wanting to buy his property for $225,000! He was pleased at the drastically increased net dollars he received after we listed his property, and put it on the open market in the Multiple Listing Service. Realtors, and potential buyers, had the information and could make competing offers to buy.

We did some research on properties sold within the past year and found that within a half mile of this 12SOUTH property, the median sales price of properties listed with a Realtor, and on MLS, was $446,650. The median sales price of properties sold directly by owner was $371,675. That is a big difference, and more money in your pocket using a Realtor. If you are selling, call us! We will be excited to meet with you!

Email us if you would like a list of the properties surveyed. Put "12South List" in subject line. (Information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted.)


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Lead Based Paint Disclosure
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Meet Sarah & John Rummage, Benchmark Realty, LLC, 615.516.5233

Sarah Rummage loves real estate! After making the ‘buying or selling a home’ journey with her clients, she forever feels a special friendship with them.  Referrals are their greatest compliment.

Sarah was licensed as a real estate affiliate broker in 1985, and earned a Tennessee Broker’s license in 1987.  She later joined First American National Bank (later AmSouth Bank) where she was employed 12 years as a supervisor of mortgage loan processing, and later as a mortgage underwriter. She also has elementary school teaching experience.

Sarah is almost a Nashville native (having moved here as a child), but has personal relocation experience as she and John, her husband, have also lived in several other places. She has a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, and a master’s degree (1998) from Trevecca University in Nashville.

Professionals who are available to help her, include a closing attorney to do a preliminary title search, a staging professional, an appraiser to measure properties and sketch floor plans prior to listing, and a professional photographer to show off the home’s best features. And there is a network of over 350 Benchmark Realty, LLC Realtors® for referrals to additional professionals.

She looks forward to working with you to buy or sell property in the Nashville, Brentwood, and Middle Tennessee area.  Please contact her (email or phone) for a confidential consultation to discuss your goals for buying or selling! No obligation. At the least, we will have made a new friend!