Jennifer Hagan-Dier, Zach Dier, and Whitman Hagan Dier
Home Address: 681 Brick Church
Lane, Whites Creek, TN
Tell me about your new home:
We call it “The Green Acres,”
and we love it. A 1965 ranch with
five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,100 square feet. We have a full basement, two-car garage, and 5.5 acres of
land, and we are only 10 miles from downtown Nashville. Having grown up in a two
story house I never thought I would want to live in a one story house, but I love
it. I feel that we are together
more as a family even if we are not all in the same room. Lots of natural light and we were able
to get to the original wood floors under the carpet in the bedrooms. We definitely have some cosmetic work
to do on both the interior and exterior, but structurally the house is solid
and we are prepared to do the “cosmetic” stuff inside over time.
What were you looking for in a
home, and did you find what you were looking for? More room inside and outside
for our growing family, which includes two adults, one toddler, five rescued
dogs and one rescued cat. After eight years in a 1920s bungalow in East
Nashville we were ready to escape the hustle and bustle of living so close to
downtown, but did not want to leave Davidson County or move to the
suburbs. With jobs and daycare
near downtown, traffic was definitely something we thought about and the Whites
Creek, Joelton, Neelys Bend, Madison, Bells Bend areas were all areas we
Our new house is
conveniently located right off of Briley Parkway between 24, 65 and Ellington
Parkway so we can be anywhere in a short amount of time. We definitely found what we
were looking for in our new home in Whites Creek. We are not too close, but not too far to downtown. The house is not too big, but just the
right size for us now and if we add any more family, and the lot is large enough
for us to have a play set, a garden, a sandbox, a pool, and an area for the
dogs to run with room to spare. We
don’t have that all yet, but we are discussing the possibilities of what to do
with over 5 acres of land. We love being out in the “country.”
It is quiet at night except for the occasional coyote, and in the morning all
you can hear is the wind in the trees and the rooster crowing. We have amazing neighbors with horses
and dogs so it feels like the country but we are only a hop, skip and jump from
our friends and family in East Nashville.
What's your favorite thing
about your new home?
The location and the space we
have to be a family
How did you hear about T.J.?
I’ve known T.J. since he went
to college with my sister years ago. We moved to Nashville from Chicago in 2005 and did a major renovation to
the kitchen area of our 1920s bungalow in Edgefield in 2006. T.J. visited our house after the
renovation was complete and made a point to tell me that if we ever wanted to
sell our house he wanted to be the person to help us sell it. He reiterated that point every time I
saw him over the past 7 years. T.J. became a friend of ours over the years and there was no one else in
Nashville I would have trusted to make the sale of our old house and purchase
of our new house work. How long did it take for you to
find a house? We kicked around the idea in
September 2012 and then tabled it. We started actively searching again in July/August of 2013 and found our
new house in Whites Creek within a few months. We lost it the first time we put an offer in due to another
offer on the table, but that deal fell through and they came back to us a few
weeks later to see if we were still interested, and we were.
What was your experience with
T.J. like? Amazing. Seriously. As an attorney who expects to get
screwed whenever I do any deals I do not let just anyone take over and take
care of business, but I trusted T.J. to do what was in our best interest in the
sale, purchase, negotiations, closing, and everything in between. Like with any home sale and purchase
experience, there were hiccups and some tense moments, but T.J. was always
professional, respectful and level headed even when we were not. I recommend T.J. to every person I know
who considers buying or selling a house. T.J. does not just get it done, he is part of the process from start to
finish. Part real estate agent,
part counselor, part therapist = T.J.
Any other comments? We like him so much we invited
him to our son’s second birthday party. Heck, I like him so much I did not even mind paying the commission. He earned every penny.
Author:TJ Anderson Phone: 615-364-1530 Dated: January 17th 2014 Views: 1,653 About TJ: TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a h...
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"TJ is a true professional. My wife and I were looking for a home last summer, TJ worked very hard tracking down the sellers agents and even negotiated the price down within our budget. We actually had an offer in place when we decided to pull the offer (we got our heads back) at the last minute. TJ was unfazed (I would have been more than a little peeved if a customer was that close to purchase and then backed out) and took it all in stride. You can tell a lot about someone when things are going their way. You can tell even more about them when things don't work out.
I would highly recommend (and have recommend) TJ to anyone selling a home in the Middle Tennessee area. Zach D."