(Article by Bill Lewis, For The Tennessean. Click HERE for full Article )
Laura May, Sales Manager
393 Maple St., Ste. 100, Gallatin 37066
Years in the industry: Eight
Goodall’s years in business: 33
What makes the company unique? Goodall Homes is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone around us, from building dream homes for homeowners to empowering employees and trade partners to grow and make decisions as if it were their own business.
Our corporate culture encourages a sense of community and understanding that giving back to the community is of utmost importance. People helping people is what it’s all about!
How did you become involved in real estate? As a finance major, I loved the numbers but hated the idea of an office cubicle. I met a colleague and luckily got the opportunity to interview with our VP of sales, Todd Reynolds, eight years ago. The rest is history. It is the perfect combination of helping people and business acumen, along with incredible leadership within Goodall Homes.
Where in the Nashville region are you active? My husband, 2-year-old son and I reside in Hendersonville. As sales manager, I spend most of my time in our communities in Sumner County and Williamson County.
Currently, Goodall Homes builds new homes through Middle Tennessee, including Sumner, Williamson, Davidson and Wilson counties, and coming soon, Rutherford County.
When selling a home, what can the owner do to maximize its value? Two things: List your home with a Realtor. They know the market the best, have proven marketing strategies and have contacts within the industry. This will help get your home sold quickly, and for the most money!
Create the vision for buyers. Customers want “easy,” so make it as easy as possible for them to envision themselves in your home! Staging your home and making simple updates to your home, like a new paint color, are great ways to receive maximum value.
How is technology changing the way people buy and sell houses? Ninety-three percent of people find their home on the Internet. By the time they schedule their initial showing or tour of a home, they have already determined their top choices and will likely make a decision on one of those top homes they identified solely based on the Internet.
Therefore, not only is an Internet presence crucial, but how your home is marketed online is even more vital. If you don’t have a great first impression on the Internet, you will lose the majority of your audience before they ever see your home. Get a Realtor, get professional pictures of your home staged and get on as many technology sources as you can!