Recap: Annual Meeting 2018

Annual Meeting Recap Parks Realty

Parks Realty hosted the 43rd Annual Company Meeting on February 21st, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Approximately 600 agents and staff attended the meeting, celebrating a magnificent 2017.

CEO Bob Parks had set an ambitious goal for the company in 2017: to inspire the people within the company to live magnificent lives. That goal helped the company have a record-breaking year with over $2.25 billion in total sales volume. 

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Launch Your Career to New Heights With PARKS

Launch Your Career to New Heights With PARKS

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When you’re looking to take the next big step in your career, look no further than PARKS. With over 10 sales offices, 575 agents and 40 years in business, PARKS has built a solid reputation of being professional, innovative, and exceptional. We’re always looking for the next great professional to join our team to help make a difference across the Middle Tennessee community.

 

Why Should You Join PARKS?

While we could talk for days about the amazing team and opportunities available at PARKS, we describe our company and culture with the 4 P’s:

 

Pacesetter

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PARKS has been named the #1 Residential Real Estate Firm in Middle Tennessee with $1.4B in gross sales and 5,686 company transaction sides in 2014. (2015 Book of Lists, Nashville Business Journal)

 

Our team strives for only the very best each and every day. Each of our 10 offices around Middle Tennessee are going above and beyond for our clients, company, and overall success.
 

Profitable

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Did you know that PARKS helps our employees achieve their goals through a full host of tools, trainings, and technologies with the intent of giving you the edge in today’s real estate market? We want you to be successful, and we’re ready to do everything we can to make that possible. From our state-of-the-art real estate technology and training to our mentorship programs within our company, you’ll have confidence knowing that we’re here to help you triumph throughout your real estate career.

 

Progressive

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You may have recently noticed that our company rebranded from Bob Parks Realty to PARKS. Why did we undergo this change? To put it simply, our progressive company culture and mindset proved that we needed to embrace the ever-changing real estate market. If we wanted our company to continue to grow, we had to make a progressive change — and we did.

 

This rebranding effort was not put in place solely for the customers, but also our employees. We want only the best for our team, and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that it is so.
 

Professional

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We’re interested in your success as a PARKS real estate professional. From training to your own personalized HomeSpotter® app, we’ll set you up with everything you need to thrive. In fact, in order to ensure our agents are as professional and customer-oriented as possible, we provide each professional with the following items:

  • Free Agent Branded App with Augmented Reality for iPad, iPhone & Android phones — Exclusive to Bob Parks Realty
  • Customizable Agent Websites
  • Parks YouTube Channel — Video generated automatically for all listings
  • Listing Syndication for all your listings
  • Parks Social Networks and access to content for your own social media
  • Dotloop – web-based real estate transaction management service
  • Convenient Showing Service by Centralized Showing Service
  • Print Advertising in various Newspapers & Magazines — with the BEST RATES available
  • ToolKitCMA.com with customizable presentations for listings, FSBO, buyers & expired listings
  • Continuing Company Education and Research through team meetings and Parks Professional Development in-house training
  • Corporate Relocation Department
  • Member of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Network®
  • Community Involvement with opportunities such as corporate sponsorship for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
  • And More!

 

Hear What Current PARKS Agents Have to Say!

“I don’t think we all realize what benefits as Realtors® we here. Coming from another company, I am very impressed with the tech options and PARKS striving to help their agents stay current to compete” — Lisa B. Miller, REALTOR PARKS in Mt. Juliet

 

If the idea of joining a revolutionary, growing team of successful real estate professionals sounds appealing to you, we want to hear from you. Learn about joining our team by visiting our website today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKS Continues to Support Goodwill of Middle Tennessee Through Pick-Up Service

Bob Parks was the first PARKS employee to use the Goodwill Pick-Up Service

PARKS Continues to Support Goodwill of Middle Tennessee Through Pick-Up Service

In an ongoing commitment to community support, PARKS is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee for a unique pick-up service. Whether you are moving or are in charge of an estate, Goodwill will help you organize your items through a pick-up service. Our own Bob Parks kicked off our new relationship with Goodwill by scheduling the first pick-up.

 

How can you take advantage of this opportunity to organize your belongings and benefit your community at the same time? Keep reading to find out!

 

Bob Parks was the first PARKS employee to use the Goodwill Pick-Up Service

Call Goodwill When You’re Moving!

When your trusted PARKS agent has handed over the keys to your beautiful new home in Middle Tennessee, it’s time to call Goodwill. Why? They’ll take the stress out of moving, by collecting donated items including:

 

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Sporting Goods
  • Tools
  • Glassware
  • Instruments
  • And so much more

 

If you do not plan on bringing all of these items to your new home, help out your local community instead by calling the Goodwill pick-up service. After all, Bob Parks did!

 

The best part is, the Goodwill professionals will come to your home to pick-up all your belongings. You don’t have to drive anywhere! All of your donations are tax deductible, and receipts will be given out at pick up.

Estate Pick-Up Services Available, Too!

In the situation that you are helping a loved one move or taking care of the estate after a family member has passed away, Goodwill can assist during this difficult situation as well. The Goodwill Estate Pick-Up program will:

 

  • Itemize, pack and remove your donations from the property.
  • Provide an itemized inventory donation receipt.
  • Take all eligible items for donation.

Supporting the Mission of Goodwill

 

Goodwill sells donated goods with the purpose of providing employment and training opportunities for individuals with disabilities or have trouble finding and keeping jobs. PARKS supports Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee and will continue to help benefit our local communities.

 

When you are moving into your new home in Middle Tennessee, don’t forget to schedule your donation pick-up with Goodwill! You’ll feel great knowing that you’ve helped your community and have a lighter load to move, all at the same time.

 

To schedule your pick-up appointment, contact Suzanne Fletcher at 615.346.1843 or Suzanne.fletcher@givegw.org.

PARKS Boasts Successful Night at Awards of Excellence Gala

PARKS Boasts Successful Night at Awards of Excellence Gala

Parks-Gnar-BlogOn March 14, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® held their annual Awards of Excellence Gala. The PARKS team of realtors had a great time and a night of fun, as the areas’ top realtors and companies came together to honor those with notable achievements in the year 2014.

 

The theme of the night was red carpet, which made the award winners and guests truly feel like the stars they are. Amy Cannon, Chairman of the Awards committee, is the mastermind behind the entire captivating and successful night.

 

Cindy Stanton, PARKS broker and GNAR President, presented the 184 awards to the hard working and motivated realtors. The 184 Awards of Excellence were based on criteria, such as:

  • Sales Volume
  • Transactions
  • Association Involvement

 

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PARKS is excited to note that Kendra Cooke received special awards for Top Team Listing and Top Team Selling. Other PARKS team members honored for their hard work, success and determination include:

  • Dawn Franklin — Gold Award Recipient
  • Amy Cannon — Gold Award Recipient
  • Andrea Woodward — Gold Award Recipient
  • Mary Beth Thomas — Diamond Award Recipient
  • Ivy Arnold — Diamond Award Recipient
  • Scott Evans — Platinum Award Recipient

 

Our award winners and dedication to the real estate industry in Middle Tennessee is a testament to the unwavering support from each and every realtor at PARKS.

 

As a prominent professional trade association in Middle Tennessee, the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® provides the area’s realtors and property-owners with a variety of resources and opportunities.

 

Overall, the event was a tremendous success and the PARKS family was proud to be a part of the event.

Why Did We Rebrand?

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Why Did We Rebrand?

Have you heard the news? Bob Parks Realty has welcomed a new CEO and has rebranded to Parks.

 

Over the past 40 years, the Middle Tennessee community has come to know our yellow and red logo, our devoted real estate agents, and our company. However, a lot has changed in just four short decades — from vast technological improvements to the needs of our real estate customers. With this in mind, we decided that we were ready to embrace change and developed a new company brand.

Introducing Parks

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While we’ve traded in our yellow and red for navy and white, simplified our name to Parks, and ushered in Christie Wilson as our new CEO, we are confident that our new brand will assist our team in becoming the cornerstone of real estate across the greater Middle Tennessee area.

 

We have kept the signature ‘P’ in our logo for several reasons, as it first and foremost represents what we are:

 

  • Parks
  • Pacesetters
  • Premier real estate firm
  • A progressive real estate firm focused on people

A Brand and Future Focused On Customers

As we continue on and begin this new chapter, our customers can expect to receive the same elite level of service for which our company is known. The colors of our logo and company name may change, but our commitment to customers is unwavering.

 

Purchasing or selling a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make in a lifetime, and Parks is here to help. While our company embraces several changes, we hope you’ll join us in this exciting time.

 

Be on the lookout for the new Parks brand and logo on signs around your Middle Tennessee neighborhoods!

 

Parks Welcomes Christie Wilson as New CEO

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Parks Welcomes Christie Wilson as New CEO

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Parks is ushering in a wave of excitement as Christie Wilson joins the team as CEO. As one of the largest and most active professional residential real estate firms in Middle Tennessee, Wilson’s addition brings new opportunities for growth and development.

 

“It is exciting to welcome Christie to this leadership role. I have known Christie for many years and highly respect the work she has done as a Realtor and leadership she provides for this profession, far beyond what she did with her own company,” Bob Parks said. “I look forward to working with her to grow and expand our company.”

 

While beginning her new role, Wilson plans to spend several weeks participating in a  “listening tour”, speaking with the managing brokers of Parks offices throughout Middle Tennessee, and hosting both individual and group meetings with many Parks agents. Upon becoming acclimated with the firm, Wilson will begin to develop a clear strategic plan to guide Parks through future growth and development.

 

“It is a major complement to be given the opportunity to be CEO of Parks, and to work with – not just for – Bob Parks,” Wilson said. “We plan to build on the clear differentiation there is in how we serve clients and customers, and how we support those who represent the Parks brand.”

 

Adding Wilson as CEO is a testament to the client and agent dedication Parks is known for across Tennessee.

About Christie Wilson

Prior to joining Parks, Wilson was President and Owner of The Wilson Group Real Estate Services located in Nashville. In addition, Wilson is highly involved in the local and professional community. She has served as President of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors in 2006, and has also served as a director of both the state and national Realtor boards.

 

Wilson is also active in local Middle Tennessee community service and charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, the YWCA, Nashville Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and the Metro Sports Authority.

About Bob Parks

Bob Parks has been a real estate professional active throughout the Middle Tennessee region since 1975. His residential real estate firm currently has 16 sales offices and over 550 agents operating in both Tennessee and Florida. Through his various other companies and entities, Parks is able to provide a wide and comprehensive array of real estate services. Parks is also proud to be a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

 

For more information, please contact Parks today.

Help Give Us a Toast!

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The 2014 Toast of Music City voting has officially begun! We’re proud to be nominated for Best Real Estate Company, Best Auction Company and Best Employer!  We’re also especially proud of our nominated agents, so please make sure to vote!

 

Register to vote here, and you can vote once a day, every day from June 15th until July 22, 2014!

 

Upcoming Bob Parks Auction

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 10 AM

Official Website

Virtual Tour

Here is a link to the flyer for the upcoming auction.

1542 Avellino Circle, Murfreesboro, TN

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Interesting facts about auctions:

Did you know that auctions are sometimes the preferred method of sale for a property?  Did you know that there are two types of auctions?  I have to say no to both, I didn’t realize.  I always thought of auctions as a “last resort” kind of sale.  Last year about 70% of auctions were the owners’ first choice.

An auction is an immediate action.  You know that morning that your property will be sold that day, unless of course the reserve is not met, then you have a choice.  I’ll get to that in a minute.  But sometimes its just easier to have an auction.  Most of the time the auctioned property brings more than the expected return. Reasons for auctions?

  • You’ve already purchased another home

  • You’re an absentee land owner (perhaps you’ve inherited property but live in another city)

  • 1031 tax exchange where timing is an issue

  • A farm to be divided into multiple properties

Very seldom do we hold an auction due to foreclosure. Sometimes, we do auctions in lieu of foreclosure.Some of our best and most popular auctions are with unique properties. Those that have no comparables and will attract a large number of buyers.

Most properties are suitable for auctionBob Parks Auction Logo, but certainly not all are saleable by auction. Residential property, commercial property, vacant land, even boat slips are sold at auction. The majority of sound developments that can be marketed effectively do extremely well at auction.

www.bobparksauction.com