4535 Harding Pike, Suite 110
Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates
4535 Harding Pike, Suite 110, Nashville, TN 37205
·Principal at Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates ·More than 1,450 properties sold · Sales prices this year ranged from $16,000 to $2 million
Nobody knows Nashville real estate better than Richard Courtney. He's been in the business for 30 years and ranks as one of the area’s leading real estate brokers.
Richard Courtney is one of the city’s leading professional Realtors and a principal of Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates. He has served in leadership roles in the local, state and national Realtor® associations, and was named Realtor of the Year of the Tennessee and Greater Nashville associations. He is also the real estate columnist for the Nashville Ledger and a successful author.
So, what does all this mean to you as a homebuyer or seller? Knowledge and trust. Richard Courtney knows every facet of the real estate business and how to make the process of buying and selling as enjoyable (or, in some cases, as painless) as possible. In particular, his knowledge of this market and long-term working relationships with Realtors, lenders, inspectors and other professionals translate into a successful transaction with fewer hassles for you.
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Opportunity knocks homeowners for loop
By Richard Courtney
(As seen in the 8/21/15 Tennessee Ledger )
“We buy Ugly Houses” and “We will pay cash for your home” signs are proliferating some neighborhoods again.
I have never met a builder who constructed an ugly home. Just as parents love their children, builders love their homes. And as Ray Stevens sang in the early 1970s and continues to sing even today, “Everything is beautiful in its own way.”
It is unfortunate that there are many walking door to door in any number of neighborhoods across the city offering cash money for homes and allowing the owners (sellers) to remove all of their appliances, mantels and windows – whatever they like. Generous souls, they are, or so they say as they befriend victims.
These people possess all of the charm of Eddie Haskell and are equally as genuine.
In a recent example, one developer offered the owner of a home in moderately good condition $130,000 for her house. She has a double lot, but he informed her that the electrical line running over it would prevent anyone from subdividing her property.
Her conditions were such that she was inclined to take the offer. Thankfully, she had worked with a non-profit in the past and phoned the executive director, who contacted a Realtor.
Within a matter of days, he sold the property for $265,000 to a legitimate developer – most are – and found her a home across the street that was completely remodeled for $235,000.
The predators are out there and have no guilt. Their victims are usually the elderly on fixed incomes and, after they sell their homes, have no place to go.
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