The air outside starts to consistently smell like s’mores parties
Those who love layering/hoodies get to start celebrating
Things that are NOT true about fall in Middle Tennessee:
People don't shop for homes
It’s a bad time to sell a home
Over 10 years in Middle Tennessee real estate, I’ve learned a whole lot about buying and selling homes here. The broad assumption is that summer is the time to strike if you’re thinking about selling. Yes, a lot of buyers do house hunt in Nashville, Franklin and nearby in the summer, but it tends to be a very specific group: families looking to transition to a different district while school’s out for the summer, and buyers looking to move up.
But there are worlds of house hunters in our area — which is far more transient than that assumption gives credit for — who aren’t tied to that kind of time frame. Many are looking for the exact right house for them — a place that feels distinctly like their home, in their style — and they’ll look year-round for the right fit.
Then there’s a simple Southern-weather fact: Lots of houses show better in the crisp fall, when leafy backyards look like colorful landscape paintings and the process of house hunting isn’t shoving you in and out of air conditioning and brutally humid, 100-degree heat.
I’ll prove that part: Take a look at the on-the-market homes below, and my thoughts on why houses like them show particularly well right now.
1320 Greenfield Ave Nashville, TN 37216
Along with being known for being a rapidly growing and broadening part of Nashville, Inglewood in East Nashville is known for being beautifully leafy. Which means that autumn often shows the best side of homes in that neighborhood. This stone tudor — with a cozy fireplace and a large covered deck to enjoy the scenery from — looks mighty good in the fall.
8950 Hester Beasley Rd Nashville, TN 37221
If your home is uniquely equipped for a cozy aesthetic — like this 3-bed, 2 1/2-bath log cabin on 5 acres in the Bellevue area is — autumn’s a perfect time to be on the market. Prospective new owners can really envision the cool-weather benefits of a home like this, like curling up by the fire with some cocoa and/or a whiskey.
404 Lynnwood Blvd Nashville, TN 37205
If you have really great outdoor living spaces — like the mature tree-flanked patios at this Belle Meade home — fall can be a far better time to show the home off than the warmer months, when humidity and mosquitoes take some shine off outdoor time.
4307 Nebraska Ave Nashville, TN 37209
Your really charming fireplace? It charms that much more when it’s chilly out. You can’t look at this Sylvan Park home without thinking about curling up by the fire, maybe hanging some stockings on the mantel.
So what do you think? Sounding more like fall’s the right time to sell — or buy? Either way, I’d love to help you.
by TJ AndersonI’ve shared studies before that showed “top” schoo
"TJ was awesome! We bought and sold a house with him during the first half of 2012. He was thorough, patient and helpful. Plus he did it all with a sense of humor which we appreciated. He was great in showing us all of our options and get feedback so that he could then show us just the few gems that truly fit our needs. In the end, he found our current house 5 minutes after it went on the market. I'm positive that another realtor would have missed that, but not TJ.I would highly recommend him to anyone!"