Homeownership Is A Decision To Invest In A Place You Love
About James and Steph
Bigger isn’t always better. We’ve never aspired to have our faces on billboards or to oversee a throng of underlings. We are proud to be independent, locally-owned brokers. We want to guide you through every aspect of your move personally. We will never pass you over to a trainee or unlicensed assistant. You will always work with us.
Our mission isn’t to sell thousands of homes – though we have sold hundreds over twenty years in business. Our goal is simply to help two or three families each month. This boutique philosophy ensures that our clients receive the individual attention they deserve and provides us with work we can be proud of.
We are in the business of paying it forward. We believe wholeheartedly in the power of homeownership. It has changed our lives and our fortune. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to put your interests first, we’d love to be considered for the job.
Stephanie is a Nashville native and started selling homes in 2003 after getting her license to facilitate rehabbing and flipping homes. She soon discovered she didn’t love working on homes as much as she enjoyed working with people, and real estate has been her passion ever since. She’s analytical in her approach to valuing homes and critical in considering a property’s future appreciation prospects. She has since used her wisdom to help hundreds of clients make informed decisions with information-rich data and twenty years of market experience.
She was elected to the board of directors of the 5,000+-member Greater Nashville Realtors® in 2016, where she continues to serve on the MLS Advisory Committee. She is living and thriving with multiple sclerosis.
Like many Nashville natives, James spent years chasing his musical dreams here and on the road with various artists. He transitioned to a career in graphic design in the late ‘90s while continuing to play music on weekends. James was pitching in with graphic design and marketing early in the business, but he gave up music and joined full-time in 2014 after Steph’s MS diagnosis. Clients have responded favorably to his forthright demeanor, laid-back style, and quick wit.
Together, they moved from a larger brokerage to open their own small local business – Brokers Cooperative. Independence allows them to choose their own best-in-class tech stacks and pivot quickly to new technologies. A benefit agents at old-school brokerages find challenging. It also means that they can help save clients money by charging lower commissions and waiving those pesky broker fees.
On a typical day, Stephanie works on contracts, negotiations, and marketing from her home office, while James can usually be found in the field, touring homes with buyers and meeting with sellers.
When it’s time to relax, Steph loves listening to audiobooks, going to concerts, using her swim spa, and exploring Nashville’s eclectic restaurant scene. James enjoys cooking, playing tabletop games (he’s an unapologetic geek), and sipping single-malt scotch (except on the days he’s riding his Indian motorcycle). They live in the historic Bluefields neighborhood with their pups Stella and Barkley and invest in the Nashville housing rental market to build a nest egg for retirement.
Certifications & Designations
- GRI – Graduate, Realtor Institute
- ePRO – Certified Internet Professional
- RCS-D – Vanderbilt Specialist Designation, Divorce & ElderCare
- IMSD – Internet Marketing Specialist Designation
- iREP – iRealEstatePro (iBuyers & institutional buyers)
- C2EX – Commitment to Excellence