If you’re hesitating on selling your home because you think you can’t find a new one, here’re several great solutions says LCT Team – Parks’ Realtor Margaret Orton.


Margaret Orton, LCT Team - Parks

LCT Team – Parks Realtor Margaret Orton offers her five pro tips on selling your home and staying local.


Good Realtor Network Helps On Selling Your Home – Staying Local

 A reputable, well-connected real estate agent can help you sell your home and stay in the area you desire, explains Margaret.

“A Realtor who has a good team and network can help you find your next home in a neighborhood or area you love.  These agents are often able to find homes before they go on the market, helping their buyers get ahead of the competition,” Margaret said.  “At Parks Realty, we have a network of 800+ agents, as well as our own talented, dynamic team, LCT Team – Parks. This helps our clients get ahead in the process and find a new home they will love.”

LCT Team - Parks, photo by Nashville Lifestyles

The LCT Team – Parks, photo by Nashville Lifestyles.

Consider New Construction

One of the ways the LCT Team – Parks has helped clients have more time for the home selling and moving process is new construction!

“We work with so many accomplished builders and have introduced our clients to some fabulous new construction lately.  Building allows people more control over timing their move and eliminates the question – where will I go if I sell. There are lots of fantastic new neighborhoods our buyer clients have loved, so it is definitely an option worth exploring.”


1012 Cartwright Close, Brentwood, LCT Team - Parks

One of the builders the LCT Team – Parks works with is Trace Construction & currently has this beautiful home being built in Brentwood available. Click here for info and contact Realtor Lisa Culp Taylor for assistance.


Buy A Fixer Upper

Thinking outside the box can help you find your next great home adventure! We do have a tight home market, but one way to broaden your options is to consider a home with great bones in a good location which can meet your needs explains Margaret.

“Some buyers will pass on a property if it isn’t perfect, but they might be missing the opportunity to own something that could be a showplace.  When we are able to help clients find that special property, we then connect them with our impressive resource list of home renovators, plumbers, painters, and other professionals we know can get the job done,” Margaret said. “Finding a home which needs updating but is in a great neighborhood can be a smart option and allows buyers to customize to their own taste and needs.”

Many buyers are willing to lease the home back to the sellers after the purchase.  This helps both the buyer and seller because the buyer has secured a home and the seller has time to renovate their new home without having to first move into it.  Win/Win!


Forrest Crossing, Margaret Orton, LCT Team - Parks

Finding a home in a great location, well-maintained, where you only need to customize paint colors is always a great option like Margaret’s recent Forrest Crossing listing.


Move Further Out

If you love where you live but are having trouble finding the perfect replacement property, it may be time to look beyond the familiar.

“We have gotten very spoiled here in Middle Tennessee, with every convenience now right around the corner.  But it hasn’t always been that way, and people forget that.  Moving five or ten minutes farther away from the grocery store or your gym might FEEL for a moment like you are moving to the end of the world, but chances are you will be getting newer construction, more peace and quiet, maybe more space, and quite possibly a smaller house payment.”

There are loads of new developments in once-rural communities throughout the area.  One of them could be just right for you!


Tennessee landscape, LCT Team - Parks, Photo by Solomon Davis

Middle TN landscape by Solomon Davis.


Rent Or Take Your Home On The Road! 

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we can be more flexible with where we work and live.  Recreational Vehicles are not only on the rise, but there are wait lists for many popular models. Why not sell your home, rent a cool little place, and then buy an RV for mobile live/work adventures, suggests Margaret.

“Look at your friends on Instagram who’ve sold their homes and have now hit the beautiful roads of the U.S.A.  It is such a fun alternative!  Or, you might consider selling your larger property and buying a tiny home to use as your home base,” Margaret said. “Tiny home communities are popping up all over the Middle Tennessee area.”


Margaret Flowers Orton, Tiny Home, LCT Team - Parks

This charming tiny home belongs to LCT Team – Parks Realtor Margaret Orton and husband.

Tiny Home Interior, Margaret Flowers Orton, LCT Team - Parks

Connect With The LCT Team – Parks Today!

Thinking of buying or selling in Middle Tennessee?  Consistently earning top real estate team for Parks Realty, the LCT Team – Parks are known for commitment, professionalism and attention-to-detail as they go above and beyond to help their buying & selling clients with an expansive real estate network and proven sales and marketing formula. Contact them today at 615-595-5883.


LCT Team - Parks, Franklin, TN


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