Nashville Outpaces Memphis, Becoming Tennessee’s Largest City

Nashville isn’t just the nation’s new “it” city. Tennessee’s capital is also now the state’s largest city as more and more people have begun to call it home. The latest census figures were released at the end of May, showing Nashville’s recent boom allowed it to outgrow Memphis, replacing it as the country’s 24th largest city. So what are the numbers? The 2016 population for Music City came in at 660,338 versus Memphis’s 652,717—a difference of 7,671 residents. Total population is expected to increase by 40 percent through 2046, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal. Nashville isn’t the only Middle Tennessee town seeing an influx of new people. For the second year in a row, Murfreesboro has been ranked one of the nation’s 15 fastest-growing large cities, with a 4.7 percent population increase last year. Don’t expect things to slow down for Music City anytime soon. Tennessee’s business filings increased during the first quarter of 2017, with Davidson County seeing the largest number of new business filings at 2,395. The state’s employment growth also outpaced the rest of the country at 2.2 percent in March, and in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Nashville has shown [...]

By |2017-06-14T20:17:20-05:00June 14th, 2017|Agent Blog, Blog, Consumer Blog, Listings, Mortgage Rates, Networking, Real Estate, Real Estate News, The Economy|Comments Off on Nashville Outpaces Memphis, Becoming Tennessee’s Largest City

Zillow’s Big Appetite- Are They Consuming the Entire Real Estate Business

By |2015-10-07T21:21:24-05:00October 7th, 2015|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Blog, Featured Blog Posts, Lead Generation, Listings, Marketing, Real Estate Ethics, Selling Real Estate, The Economy|Comments Off on Zillow’s Big Appetite- Are They Consuming the Entire Real Estate Business

What Every Agent Should Know About the Cost of Broker Loyalty

loy·al·ty  noun ˈlȯi(-ə)l-tē 1. Steadfast in allegiance to one's homeland, government, or sovereign. 2. Faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty.   Loyalty- We all want it from our spouse, our friends, our pets and most certainly from our broker. But does there come a time when your loyalty to your broker could be damaging your family’s financial success? Are you staying with your current situation just because your broker is a longtime friend, confidant, or supporter? Admirable, but that’s money your business needs – it’s money your family needs.  Exactly how much is that loyalty costing you every year?  $20k, $30k, $40k?  If you are operating under a traditional brokerage model, this Infographic illustrates how much it could be costing… In these days of financial uncertainty with a fragile bond market, the Federal Reserve creating billions of dollars out of thin air every month, and inevitably rising interest rates, NOW is the time to secure your future with a brokerage that has a Depth of Stability. At Benchmark Realty, LLC we have created a business model that is rock solid in good times and bad. We are a DEBT FREE company that has continued to invest in proprietary technology [...]

By |2015-02-11T14:56:33-06:00January 22nd, 2014|Agent Blog, Agent Productivity, Benchmark Agent Tools, Personal Finance, Real Estate Agent Commissions, The Economy|Comments Off on What Every Agent Should Know About the Cost of Broker Loyalty
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