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Brian Patterson
RE/MAX Fine Homes

1624 Westgate Circle Suite 125
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mobile: 615-438-4941
Tennhomes@gmail.com

"The Realtor Who Knows Construction"

With Over 16+ years experience , and 100's of homes SOLD, I continue to strive to be an advocate for home buyers and sellers!!  I have over 25 years combined in Real Estate and Construction Industry, and have developed a reputation among my clients and peers, as being an Agent that knows home construction, and what to look for when buying and or selling Real Estate.  I will walk you through the home buying process, and help you understand and see the known and unknown differences in the properties viewed.  Why wait till money is spent on a home inspection, when valuable information can be discussed and viewed prior to making an offer.  My focus is not writing offers, but rather writing pros and cons first, than narrow the choices down to what you can feel safe in purchasing. 

 

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Cool Springs East Franklin TN Homes for Sale Welcome to Cool Springs East Franklin TN Homes for Sale & lifestyle! The highly desirable, family-friendly community of Cool Springs East is located in the heart of the Cool Springs area, off Carothers Pa... Read more
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Charity Deduction Faces Same Tax Reform Risk as MID

Of all the itemized deductions, the one for charitable contributions might seem to come out the best under tax reform. That’s because it’s the only deduction under both the House and the Senate versions of the bill that is largely undiminished. And yet charities complain donations will dry up under tax reform. What gives?

b“Provisions in the tax bill the House and Senate are considering would make the situation worse” for charities, Ray Madoff, director of the Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, says in a Nov. 27 New York Times opinion piece.

The problem, Madoff says, is the near doubling of the standard deduction. With all of the other itemized deductions either going away or constrained by new caps, most households will opt for the standard deduction rather than continue to itemize. That renders the tax deduction for charitable giving nearly meaningless. As Madoff puts it, “A vast majority of American taxpayers would no longer itemize and therefore would receive no benefits for their charitable giving.”

That argument might sound familiar. It’s the same one NAR is making about homeownership. Under the Senate bill, the mortgage interest deduction would be left intact, but the deduction for state and local taxes would go away. In the House, MID would be limited to mortgages of $500,000 and the deductions for property taxes would be capped at $10,000, while the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes would be entirely repealed. So, while MID is preserved, either entirely or in part, very few households that itemize today would continue to do so. As a result, MID would continue to be a benefit only for the wealthiest households.

Given the structural changes to the tax code lawmakers have before them, preserving the deduction for charitable contributions is mostly meaningless. This is exactly the same thing REALTORS® are saying about tax incentives for homeownership. They’re meaningless for most households if tax reform passes in its current form in both the House and the Senate.

More on tax reform’s impact on homeowners in The Voice for Real Estate.

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Don’t Just Sell a Home; Market a Lifestyle

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for "a place for their life to happen."

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for “a place for their life to happen.”

To help your listing stand out from the competition, focus on the lifestyle the property will help buyers achieve, in addition to common details such as square footage and number of bedrooms.

That’s the advice of visual effects specialist Kevin Tengan, who has turned his experience working on Hollywood productions into the foundation for a real estate business that reflects his love for imagery and storytelling. A buyer might say they want a four-bedroom, three-bath house with a sunny kitchen and a backyard, but what they’re really looking for is “a place for their life to happen,” he said during a session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago earlier this month.

“A lot of what we communicate is ‘what’ and ‘how,’ but few talk about ‘why,’” said Tengan, CRS, chief operating officer of RE/MAX Prestige in Honolulu. “Start with the why.”

As you develop marketing campaigns, remember that saying a home is in a great neighborhood isn’t as powerful as showing why that is the case, said Tengan. For example, if you produce a video property tour, include footage of nearby attractions such as beaches, museums, shopping districts, and other aspects of a community that can inspire a buyer to want to live in the area—not just in the home. Anything you can do to tie your listing to the lifestyle buyers want will attract more traffic, Tengan said.

One of the keys to developing marketing materials that will resonate with buyers looking for a certain lifestyle is understanding the trends that characterize the people you are trying to reach, said Emily Line, vice president of commercial services for Realtors Property Resource®. As a real estate professional, you have access to an enormous amount of data about what consumers are looking for. There are services that can sift through the information and create reports to help you develop an effective pitch, Line said.

The data can help you tune in to trends that reflect the kind of buyers you want to reach. You can identify people in certain kinds of occupations, where they like to shop, and what they like to do for entertainment, Line said. This information can help you connect with buyers in your area, as well as investors who want to purchase commercial or residential properties that will attract certain types of tenants, she said.

Turn the information you collect into a marketing tool by incorporating it into a story that connects the property to the goals and lifestyle of those who would buy it, Tengan said. “At the end of the day, the story is all that matters. A great story evokes a reaction.”

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Seller and Buyer Testimonials

If you are looking for a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and responsive person to help you buy or sell a home, we highly recommend Brian, who helped us with our recent home purchase in Franklin. His background in construction is a bonus for buyers because he knows what to expect in a well-built home. For sellers, that same background is useful for prepping your house for sale. We enjoyed working with Brian! His smile and positive attitude took the stress and strain out of buying a hou Thomas Moen
Brian was very attentive to our needs and showed us quality homes. He knows a lot about the construction of homes which shows in his work (and passion). I would recommend him to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell a home. Brittany Viveros
Brian has extensive knowledge in construction practices and used this knowledge to point out important information on the different properties I looked at. He was very quick in responding to me when I found a potential property. He always made himself available to fit my schedule to check on the properties when it came time to do so. I highly recommend him for anybody who is in the market for a home and if I purchase another home in the future I will be giving Brian a call. Bob Jensen
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