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Who is this Crazy Real Estate Lady?

Someone once asked me, “Just what made you think moving to TN was a smart choice?  What made you think it was a good career move?”  He went on to say what he meant was because I had left a place where I had built a professional reputation and people knew who I was.  Here in TN, when I first arrived in 2005, I knew NOBODY and nobody knew me. I didn’t know how to respond, especially given the atmosphere in which that question was asked.  That was at my last career… Where I had spent a total of 17 years and that conversation occurred in my first 15 months or so of being here in TN.
I suppose the same is true for real estate.  I could have been a Realtor where I was raised, where my Mother has been licensed since 1976, where I have a ton of relatives, friends and church members, where one brother is an insurance agent, one owns his own plumbing company and where I have a cousin who is an electrician and business owner…it goes on…my sphere of influence is huge there… where my maiden name is known & I have deep roots. But my life is here now, I LOVE Middle TN and I am building my own name & reputation.  I work hard, have strong ethics and pray I am building a solid reputation for myself.   In time, maybe I will have built my reputation strong enough so I would have a good comeback to the question I was asked about why I thought moving was a good career move.
In the meantime….Who IS this crazy real estate lady?  Here’s a little about me.   “My Real Estate Journey” Blog Entry
I hope it helps. If not, just ask!  In short, I’m a just a girl who loves her family, loves the Lord and loves being in the career she’s always wanted to be in and has been blessed with thee best clients!
Oh and p.s.
…. My response to this man’s question was that mine had been a move of faith… Following where I felt led to be and where I felt I could give my daughters (then 9 & 12) a better life.

Michel Ann Maroney

My Mother became a licensed Real Estate Agent in 1976. At the time of this posting, July 2014, she is still licensed. She has been my mentor and has set a great example of how to care for your clients!
My Mother became a licensed Real Estate Agent in 1976. At the time of this posting, she is still licensed. She has been my mentor and has set a great example of how to care for your clients!

Home Search


Searching for a home and an up to date website?!
     Go to www.MaroneyRealEstate.com

Where potential buyers can:

  • Request info on selling your home.
  • Search for a new home!
  • Save listings as a favorite.
  • Click a button to request more info on a listing.
  • Click a button to request a showing.Communicate with a rep 24/7 and if it’s 2am and they don’t have the answer, I’ll receive a message to contact you in the morning!
  • Stay in touch with a Realtor® directly via the website or app.

Sellers can request an evaluation of their home.

Check it out … Again, that’s MaroneyRealEstate.com and if you don’t want to register to use the site, please drop me an email and I’ll register you myself.

I hope you’ll find the site as useful as I did when I first used it!

All my best,

“I won’t sell you a house, I’ll help you find a home!” ~Michel

Home Search: www.MaroneyRealEstate.com
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Passionate about helping others…buyers, sellers, new agents

The quote in this photo has always been a favorite since I wrote my high school senior report on Henry David Thoreau. (Yes, I remember. But don’t ask what happenunnamed.jpged last month! LOL) I’m sharing this quote for two ladies who are working hard to get their career where they want it to be AND because it’s a favorite quote of mine.

Sometimes along the path of life, both personally and professionally, we can feel stuck, limited or not where we are meant to be. Sometimes it just takes time.

Though I was blessed to work for a great company while I was a single Mom all those years and needed a steady paycheck & benefits, there were a few folks I encountered over the years who “clipped my wings” so to say, but the two executives I worked for the longest were amazing cheerleaders and I was blessed to learn from the best.  I could only wish my health and my life had been better during those years. However, one of the best things about finally having life where it needs to be (health, happiness and home) and being in the career position I have always wanted to be in is the lack of restraints of having been told “No, you can’t do that, it’s not in your job duties.” Or “No, you can’t succeed at that because of [this or that]” and other chains felt from Corporate America over the years.

When one is living the life they imagined and doing what they are truly passionate about, the sky is the limit.  I had a great mentor once I made the move to Exit Realty, especially to Exit Realty Associates and I could not be more thankful.  I am working to be as good of a mentor to others as she has been to me.  It’s just another aspect of me loving to help others!  Face it…life isn’t about me, it’s about those around me and that is how I truly hope to live out the rest of my days…with the daily motivation that it’s all about those around me, those I come in contact with and perhaps, even those whom I have yet to meet!

Besides helping clients find a home and getting to hand them the keys, I absolutely LOVE helping others get started and mentoring others just starting out. I have been on cloud nine after seeing the joy, excitement and energy stemming from a new agent who has been working hard to make it happen and has recently had her first closing and has another one this month!  Mentoring a truly bright, energetic and motivated individual is an amazing experience. (Chris and Ralph would be proud.)

If you are considering a career in Real Estate, please give me a call today!

Annandale – Brentwood, TN

Annandale is just one of Brentwood’s many prestigious communities.
This link will take you to a video that will provide a small glimpse of this beautiful community.

Per Realtracs, the following stats pulled up when I did a search for current listings and closed listings back to 1/1/2014:

Square Footage:  3,794 – 11,053
Year Built:  2006 – 2014
Lots Sizes Ranged from .47 to 2.02 acres
Sales Price:  $835,000 – $3,500,000

Curious about additional stats for Brentwood, TN?
Please review the most recent home report for Brentwood here.

In reviewing some of these listings, the following amenities were noted on various homes:  Sunset views, balconies, pool, basements, media rooms, outdoor grill/kitchens, custom built homes.

This ungated community is zoned for Brentwood High School.

Please contact me for more information on living in and around Brentwood, TN.


McFarlin Pointe – Nolensville, TN


McFarlin Pointe – Nolensville, TN
The community began in 2000 and has recently added new homes again.  It is beautifully situated off Lake Road in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee between LaVergne and Nolensville.  Residents can enjoy the panoramic views of Middle TN in a community filled with prestigious brick homes, many with stone accents and neighborhood features including a pool and club house. This link will take you on a short video tour of the lovely community, so you can see some of what I recently saw while driving through. (Video Taken 3/2016 -just imagine how beautiful it will look when everything is green and blossomed!)

Things you may not know about McFarlin Pointe:  The community has a Nolensville address, but benefits from Rutherford County taxes and is currently zone for one of the newer Rutherford County High Schools, Stewarts Creek High School..

In the last six months, dating back to 9/1/2015, Realtracs tells us the following stats about McFarlin Pointe:

  • 8 homes closed since that time
  • 7 are currently listed
  • 2 of those 7 are awaiting closing and 1 is under contract subject to approval of financing
  • The average number of days on the market from list to close is 74 days

Of the four still available:
·         One is new construction
·         The lowest list price is $294,900
·         The highest list price is $499,237

A few states based on sales since 1/1/2014:
·         Maximum Sales Price:  $483,615
·         Lowest Sales Price:  $177,900
·         Maximum Square Footage:  5,502
·         Lowest Square Footage:  1,750

Rutherford County Schools

  • Elementary School
    Rock Springs Elementary School
    9 out of 10 GreatSchools Rating
  • Junior High SchoolRock Springs Middle School
  • High SchoolStewarts Creek High School

 Directions to McFarlin Pointe:

  • Nashville I-24 to Waldron Rd, Right on Waldron, Right on Lake Rd, Left into McFarlin Pointe.


  • From Nolensville Road, turn onto Kidd Road, turn right on to McFarlin Road, then turn right onto McConnell Drive or the main entrance, Ben Hill Blvd.

Search for Middle TN Homes Here.

If you are considering buying or selling, please think of me.  I would truly be honored to assist.  You may read my bio on the company website so you know a bit about me.  What you won’t find on the bio is the heart I put into each client and the true desire to make each sale or purchase a happy, smooth transition.  Several clients have been kind enough to write reviews, some of which can be read via this link.


 “I won’t sell you a house, I’ll help you find a home!”  ~Michel

 Home Search:  www.MaroneyRealEstate.com

Find me on FB:  www.facebook.com/MaroneyRealEstate

Offering Over List Price

Please see the article link below.  I feel this is a very good read… Especially since we are in a seller’s market right  now.
 Offer writing strategies or thought  processes may need to vary a bit when we find ourselves in a seller’s market vs a buyers market. Especially as competitive as ours has been recently.
I have had buyers who recently found themselves in a multiple offer situation.  I counseled them on much of what this article mentions (not using the accelerated clause, as I agree it can often cause a buyer to pay too much). I always run detailed comps on a house before having my buyers sign an offer, that way they know they are offering a good price, not over paying, and we know we are making an educated offer in hopes of avoiding appraisal issues.  We look at the net to the seller. If you offer list price but then ask the seller to pay all of your closing costs and leave items not normally left with the purchase of this home, it’s not truly offering them list price and most likely won’t put your offer at the top- not in today’s strong seller’s market.  Each case is different.  You need a professional who will do the research for you and help you make a smart offer, an educated offer.
I would be honored to assist you in finding your next home.  Please contact me today.


Michel Ann Maroney, 

Realtor®, ABR®

Exit Realty Associates

7016 Church Street E
Brentwood, TN  37027

Phone:  615-653-1137
Office:   615-321-EXIT (3948)  ext.  2013
Email:   MaroneyRealEstateTN@gmail.com
“I won’t sell you a house, I’ll help you find a home!”  ~Michel
Community Info, My Bio & other helpful links can be found:

Rutherford County TN Sales Stats

Happy 2016!  I hope the year is off to a great start for you all.  

I ran an activity report today for Rutherford County through Realtracs to give us all a quick summary of 2015.  The results are as follows:

Rutherford County, TN – Residential Sales Stats

Month of December 2015 

New Listings

  • New Listings    449
  • Average list Price $219,209

Closed Listings

  • Closed Listings:     432
  • Average Closed Price:     $215,201
  • Closed Price in comparison to List Price %:     98.99%
  • Average days on the market (listing date until closed):  55 days

Year End Summary 2015 

New Listings

  • New Listings    7,597
  • Average list Price $235,302

Closed Listings

  • Closed Listings:     5,402
  • Average Closed Price:     $208,985
  • Closed Price in comparison to List Price %:    98.77%
  • Average days on the market (listing date until closed):  54 days

Many blessings to you all in the new year!  Please contact me if I may assist you in meeting your 2016 goals of buying or selling a home in Middle TN.


Jamison Downs – Murfreesboro

More Stats on Jamison Downs per tax records:

Maximum current square footage:  3983
Maximum Sale Price:  $355,500
# of Sales in Last 2 Years:  12
Average Property Turnout:  5.77 Years

Map View from the Avenue to Jamison Downs:
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*data per CRS tax records

Hunters Point, Smyrna, TN

As I begin blogging about various neighborhoods in Rutherford and Williamson County, I come across Hunters Point.

Hunters Point in Smyrna, TN came across my thoughts recently as I had a discussion with a client considering the purchase of a home in Rutherford County.  She was hoping for easy access to the interstate, a short drive to work in Nashville, lot sizes less than 1/2 acre (but “not too tiny”), some trees and list prices less than $300,000.

The reason this came to mind, along with others is…Hunters Point is a neighborhood East of I-24 and just South of Sam Ridley (exit 66B).  Last year’s sales include 12 closed homes.  Stats from those sales are as follows:

Sale Prices from $175,000 – $279,000
Square Footage from 1602 – 3177
Built Year  1993-2007
Lot sizes from .27 of an acre to .41

Current listings range from $225,000 – $284,900
Schools for Hunters Point include Rock Springs Middle School and Smyrna High School.

Hunters Point may be an option for this family, but there are many other locations that may suite them…we’ll see what they prefer.
What about you? What Smyrna subdivision will be the location of YOUR next home?
Click here to search for your next Smyrna, TN home

Ballenger Farms, Nolensville

ballenger-farms-002Directly behind Nolensville Elementary School, is a section of treed land owned by the Ballenger Farms HOA.

The first street behind the school is Ballenger Drive, which is a part of Ballenger Farms, Phase 1; where Ballenger Farms began in 2005.

It is my understanding the homes were built by Beazer homes.  There is an HOA for the community, recent listings indicate the monthly HOA fee is $21.  If you are looking for low maintenance yards, Williamson County Schools and the charm of living in Nolensville…with the convenience to the city, but all the beauty of the country, this is one of many wonderful communities to consider for your next home purchase.  To search for available homes in Nolensville, click here.  Please note, if the home is under contract, the main photo will say, “Contingent”.  Active listings not under contract will simply say, “Active”.  How many of those other search engines will tell you if the home is already under contract?

If you are a current home owner in Ballenger Farms, please share in the comment section what you love most about your home.  To begin an inquiry on the current market value of your Ballenger Farms home or any Nolensville, TN home, visit:  MaroneyRealEstate.info or contact me via email:  MaroneyRealEstateTN@gmail.com

A little data and analysis on Ballenger Farms, according to tax records and subdivision data from CRS/Tax Records:

Maximum Building Square Feet         3076

Average Square Footage:                    2705

Average Year Built                                 2004

Phase 1 – Number of Properties:        46 (45 homes)

Maximum Sale Price:                          $339,900

Average Property Turnaround:           7.05 years

# of Sales during last two years:         12

Average price in that time frame:       $305,064



Maximum Building Square Feet:        3446

Average Square Footage:                    2763

Average Year Built                             2006

Phase 3 – Number of Properties:        47 (41 homes)

Maximum Sale Price:                          $322,000

Average Property Turnaround:           7.14 years

# of Sales during last two years:         2

Average price in that time frame:       $316,000



Maximum Building Square Feet:        3427

Average Square Footage:                    2746

Average Year Built                             2007

Phase 3 – Number of Properties:        60 (56 homes)

Maximum Sale Price:                          $345,000

Average Property Turnaround:           6.05 years

# of Sales during last two years:         10

Average price in that time frame:       $313,690