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Buy & hope is not a real estate investment strategy

I went to look at a potential multi-unit infill investment lot last week. It had been rezoned and plans for a 5-build had already been drawn up. I ran the numbers to see if it made sense to buy the lot—starting with the potential sale price of the to-be-built units. There was a very suitable […]

Sell Your Home After Super Bowl to Unlock Ideal Market Timing

Post-Super Bowl Sales: The Ideal Time to Sell Your Home? In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, amidst the lingering excitement and energy, lies a golden opportunity to embark on a significant journey: Selling your home. Winter typically sees a lull in the housing market as people await warmer weather to initiate their property search. […]

Websites for Real Estate Agents – Real Estate Website Design & Development

Real Estate Agent Website Design and Development As a Realtor and real estate investor, I understand firsthand how busy real estate agents are these days. With demanding schedules, long hours, and endless client responsibilities, it can be difficult for real estate agents to find the time to build and maintain a good real estate website. […]

Strike While the Iron is Hot: Sellers Who Prepare Can Double Dip on Falling Interest Rates + Traditional Peak Selling Season

Advantages for Sellers Declining interest rates are a welcome sign for buyers and sellers alike. While buyers have been on the sidelines looking and patiently waiting for the ‘right time’ to pounce, smart sellers who prepare now put themselves in a favorable position to use market dynamics and consumer behavior to work in their favor. […]

Private Lending: Unlocking Opportunities for Real Estate Investors

One of my favorite real estate investing approaches is private lending. As a private lender, I provide capital to real estate investors for various projects, such as fix and flips, property renovations (rehabs), or acquisitions. This alternative funding method stands in contrast to traditional lending institutions like banks or mortgage companies. How does it work […]

Top 5 Flooring Choices for Rental Units That Deliver ROI

If you’re investing in rental properties, one crucial aspect to ponder is the flooring. The flooring in your rental units plays a pivotal role in attracting and retaining tenants and ultimately ensuring a return on investment (ROI). The right flooring can enhance your property’s appeal, reduce maintenance costs, and increase property value. In this article, […]

Nashville’s rental market continues to soften as demand declines and supply continues to rise

Nashville’s rental market continues to soften as demand declines and supply continues to rise. New units come to market daily to compete against existing units and, as we enter fall/winter, fewer renters (not zero, but fewer) seek to move during the colder months. Units will continue to sit, and prices will likely drop—especially in the […]

How to Price Your Home to Sell in 2023

Looking to sell your home right now? If so, you may be wondering exactly what is happening in the local market. You are pretty sure thing things are slower than they once were. And rates are up. But is the market crashing? The first thing to know is that “The best time to put your […]

How To Be Better Than 98% of Landlords: 3 Keys

Mastering the Art of Landlording with Empathy, Realism, and Consistency Being a landlord is more than just owning properties and collecting rent. It requires a unique set of skills and qualities that can make all the difference between a successful and satisfying landlord-tenant relationship or a constant struggle. In this blog post, I explore three […]

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Student & Resident Apartments for Rent

Investing in Nashville Real Estate: A Smart Choice for New Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Students and Residents As a new medical student, resident, fellow, or attending preparing to embark on an exciting journey at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, you’re not only seeking a top-notch education but also a comfortable and convenient […]

BiggerPockets Article: ‘Rent Prices In These 10 Markets Are Falling The Quickest’

Bigger Pockets: “Median asking rents are beginning to dip in many markets, according to new data from Redfin, a turnaround from the skyrocketing rent prices observed last spring. The median national asking rent fell to $1,937 in March, a 0.4% year-over-year decline. Median asking rent prices are lower than they’ve been in over a year, […]

MarketWatch Article Featuring Stephen Parker: ‘We’ve become a renting nation’: Landlords benefit from high house prices

When Nashville, Tenn., native Stephen Parker recently listed a mobile home that he owns on the rental market, he received about 30 applications in one week. “I priced it competitively,” he said. Parker, who is also a real-estate agent, said that he sees rent growth staying strong as many people find it too expensive to […]

Private Money Loans: What Are They and How Can Real Estate Investors Use Them to Their Advantage?

Unlocking the Power of Private Money Loans for Real Estate Investments, Flips & BRRRRs Real estate investing has become an increasingly popular way to build wealth and achieve financial freedom. There are many strategies that real estate investors investors can use, including house hacking, flipping, or using the BRRRR method (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat). […]

Should I Sell My House As Interest Rates Are Rising?

Considerations for Selling Your Home As Interest Rates Are Rising If you are a homeowner in Nashville, TN, who is considering selling your home, you may be wondering how the current high-interest-rate environment will impact your sale. In recent weeks, interest rates have risen again, and this has created uncertainty in the real estate market. […]

Starting a Short-Term Rental Business: Risks and Rewards for Property Owners

Should You Start Your Own Airbnb Business? In recent years, the short-term rental market has experienced explosive growth thanks to the popularity of home-sharing platforms like Airbnb and VRBO While these platforms offer property owners a unique opportunity to monetize their homes, there are also risks and challenges associated with short-term rentals (STRs). In this article, […]

Real Estate Agent Website Design and Development – Websites for Realtors

Real Estate Agent Website Design and Development As a Realtor and real estate investor myself, I understand firsthand how busy real estate agents are these days. With demanding schedules, long hours, and endless client responsibilities, it can be difficult for real estate agents to find the time to build and maintain a good real estate […]

Selling Your House After the Super Bowl: Why Now Is the Perfect Time to List

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the year, and while many people are focused on football and festivities, it’s also a great time to think about your next big step: selling your house. Winter is often a slow season for the housing market, with many people choosing to wait until the […]

Nashville Named a Top City for Airbnb Investment

Nashville was just named the #2 best place to invest in an Airbnb property by incfile. Like them or loathe them, Airbnbs keep getting hotter and hotter — and Nashville has many attractive options. With an average monthly revenue of $3,911, an impressive 56% occupancy rate, a thriving tourism industry, and a cost of living […]

Tennessee Titans 2022 Schedule

Tennessee Titans Football Schedules Are Here! As the Official Real Estate Brokerage of The Tennessee Titans, I am proud to be your home team Realtor®! Didn’t get your Titans schedule in the mail? Get in touch with me to get on my VIP list so you too can get all the great stuff I send […]

Duplex Renovation BEFORE/AFTER Walk-Through (Worth It?) Multifamily Real Estate Investing

Stinky Duplex Update! Take look at this duplex renovation! Stephen Parker, real estate agent and investor in Nashville takes you inside his duplex rental property (multi family home) for a property tour with before & after video of a ‘real-world’ BRRRR investment. From a neglected, nicotine-stained duplex with great bones to the best rental in […]

Top 5 Hidden or Unexpected Costs for First-Time Homebuyers

Hidden Costs When Buying a House – Top 5 Unexpected Costs/Fees When Purchasing a House Real estate agent and Realtor Stephen Parker (nashvillesparker) discusses the top 5 hidden fees that buyers come across when purchasing a home. Many first-time homebuyers are surprised at the expenses that go along with buying a home. In this short […]

Buyer Client Testimonial – Stephen Parker Nashville Real Estate Agent

It is cliche, but one of the best things about real estate is the relationships that you build. I had the immense pleasure of helping my friends buy their first home recently. I was reminded multiple times about my first home purchase. It brought back so many memories. Even after almost 25 years, I remember […]

House My Clients Offered On FLOODED !!!!

OK, here’s the situation My clients went away on a week’s vacation and We had a major downpour of heavy precipitation so I Made my way to the house’s location Pulling up there was cause for consternation Opened the door and saw enough water to please a crustacean Called my clients and gave them the […]

Dollar Cost Averaging with Investment Real Estate (WORRIED YOU PAID TOO MUCH FOR A PROPERTY?)

Dollar-cost averaging is a fundamental principle for beginners investing in real estate. Once you understand dollar cost averaging, you’ll never worry about when to buy property and trying to time the market correctly. In today’s real estate market conditions, don’t worry too much about paying too much for a single property. We all want good […]

Report: Homebuyer Competition Easing. What does it mean to buyers & sellers? #shorts

In this Short I’ll tell you about the recent redfin press release regarding a shift in the real estate market. I’ll also tell you if this is good for buyers and sellers and why — all in less than 1 minute. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to hover over the “SP” in the […]

Don’t Let FOMO Dictate Your Real Estate Strategy #realestateinvesting

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to hit the Like and Subscribe button on the YouTube video below! FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is a BAD reason to buy or sell real estate. As the saying goes: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” FOMO can drag you away from your real […]

Private Money Loans in 2021: Why Real Estate Investors Don’t Mind 10%+ Interest Rates

With interest rates at historically low levels in 2021, why are real estate investors more than happy to pay 8%, 12% or even 15% interest for a loan? I’m Stephen Parker and I’m a Realtor and Real Estate investor in Nashville, Tennessee. I post weekly videos about the Nashville real estate market and real estate […]

What is a BRRRR in Real Estate Investing? (AKA the BRRRR Method) #youtube #shorts

Follow me on Youtube and Instagram​ What is a BRRRR and how can you use it to build wealth in real estate? Here’s a 1-minute breakdown. There’s a lot more to it, so if you have questions, let me know. Before all the haters get on me, there ARE properties available for $100K — even […]

Don’t Make This Real Estate Mistake Trying to Save Money on Real Estate Deal

In hot markets, sellers often think about bypassing Realtors to sell a home on their own in order to save commission fees. Many times, that’s a bad idea. Whether it’s due to a lack of negotiating skills, not knowing the market data, relying on faulty information, not knowing the process, or turning off buyers, sellers […]

3 Ways to Stay on Track w/ Real Estate Investments (Crazy 2021 Market)

In a wild real estate market, it’s easy to have FOMO (Fear of Missing Out.) But smart real estate investors stick to a plan and adapt when needed to make wise property choices. In this video, Stephen Parker, Realtor in Nashville, explains three tips to help you feel better about skipping out on FOMO and […]

Luxury Nashville Home for Sale Green Hills / 2121 Sharondale Drive Nashville TN 37215

2121 Sharondale Drive Nashville TN 37215 Desirable single family home in Green Hills with Julia Green zoning. NOT an HPR! Minutes to Green Hills Mall, 12South, Belmont, Melrose, Vandy/Midtown or downtown. Luxury Nashville Green Hills Home for Sale MLS # 2235315 $1,549,000 Listed exclusively by Stephen R. Parker (615) 829-6410 (cell) Move right in to […]

3 Reasons to List Your Home for Sale During the Holidays

Don’t overlook the holidays as a good time to sell your home. Yes, it ‘can’ be a slower-than-usual time of year. But it is a time when buyers have time off of work and start to think about — and look for — their next home. Here are 3 reasons to consider selling your home […]

What is a Buyer’s Agent and Why Do I Need One?

What is Buyer Agency in Real Estate? In very simple terms, having an agent as a Buyer means that you have a representative who has YOUR best interests in mind in the real estate transaction at hand. While Buyers can technically represent themselves, the Buyer’s agent usually earns his/her commission from the home seller — […]