A lease may last longer than your current romantic relationship! When looking to move to a new place I think most people jump too quickly at filling out an application, paying the application fee, and revealing very personal things about themselves in writing. That is why you should take this step with intention and caution just as you would any other long term relationship. The answers on this application will determine how prospective landlords and property managers see you and who you are. And often it becomes a legal and binding addendum to your lease asking that you agree that you gave truthful and honest information. Things happen, people make mistakes with money, people have unexpected medical bills…but being honest is always best.
Nashville Real Estate Insiders
We live to handle the details so you can live your life.
Whether you want to buy or sell a Nashville home – or seek to lease a Music City property for days or years, you need real estate professionals with passion and integrity.
Music City’s hot right now, but we’ve been buying, selling and managing Nashville residential properties for 20 years. Insider understanding with broad experience best serves your needs.
Relationships rely on communication. You want candor, clarity, and care from those handling your real estate investment. We promise all that and more With Sound City Realty.
It’s never just a house.
Those walls, windows, closets, appliances, floors and nooks hold – or will – memories, dreams and aspirations. Life unfolds there. Buyers may be in the market for the first time or entering a new life phase, needing to accommodate a growing family or wanting to downsize and simplify. Sellers may be shifting gears, too, relocating beyond Nashville, or aiming to maximize the time and investment they’ve made in their home. Sellers and buyers aren’t all that different. They have goals and questions about how best to achieve them. At the core, of course, they are people. People – and Nashville real estate – are our specialties.
Meet Sound City Realty. We are Nashville real estate insiders whose specialty is your peace of mind.
Juli Schumann: Principal Broker/Founder
“Work hard and dream big” is encoded in Juli’s genes. With razor-sharp attention to detail and an innate sense of style. Founder and Principal Broker of Sound City Realty. She is a Nashville insider, savvy with a knack for understanding people and their needs.
With a background in business and art, Juli brings a formidable skill set to the table on behalf of Sound City Realty clients. Juli has managed art studios, been an on-staff Associate Professor of Fine Art at O’More College of Design, as well as run her own private art school, teaching children as well as adults. She owned and operated a unique special event art business, operating Art Moves out of a vintage 1968 International Metro Mite van. Teaching requires patience. Teaching children requires a lot of patience. Juli’s love of art, like her love of Nashville, makes it easy.
Or… she may just make it look easy. Hard work was the backbone of her Midwestern upbringing. She was raised by a construction materials salesman who put his children through college on a commission-only income.
Perhaps entrepreneurship, as well as property, are in her blood, too.
Andrea Berge: Broker Assistant/Affiliate Broker/REALTOR®
Although licensed in 2020, she arrived on the Sound City scene with experience to serve her growing real estate career.
In her spare time, Andrea likes to hike, cook, travel, see live music, and of course, cheer on the Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!!
Andrea looks forward to creating trustworthy relationships with her future clients!
Anthony Schumann: Affiliate Broker/REALTOR®
Anthony more than represents our clients. He’s their champion. With a background that includes years as a licensed home improvement contractor, Anthony knows his property. He knows when a deal is on track. And when it is not.
Anthony discovered he loved working for clients – buyers, sellers, investors alike. Clients have loved him back, giving him a stack of glowing reviews. Routinely, they say, he goes beyond what they expect and is never pushy.
In a tight market, Anthony listens to what a buyer wants and pounces when the right house comes up. Years of experience translate into contacts throughout Nashville, and he has his pulse on neighborhoods that clients may not know about. Sellers praise his energy, attention to detail, and market knowledge.
His passion for Nashville runs deep. Before visiting more than 20 years ago to work alongside the uncles, Anthony had lived in Austria, Connecticut, and Florida, to name a few.
Music City was the first place that felt like home.
John Williamson: Affiliate Broker/REALTOR®
John Williamson has a unique approach to real estate. To him, properties are an equation - a sum of their parts and a product of their components.
Dakota Hodgson: Affiliate Broker/REALTOR®
With a history of world-class athletics and working with multi-million dollar financial transactions, Dakota is in a great position to help anyone with their need for a new home. It stems from a desire to excel in any endeavor one pursues, whether it is competing in athletics, running a business, or treating those around him with the respect they deserve.
Brandon Brager: Affiliate Broker/REALTOR®
Originally from just outside of Washington, D.C., Brandon moved to Nashville while finishing a master’s degree in education from USC. With nearly a decade of public school teaching experience and five years of real estate investing in the Nashville area, Brandon has gained the valuable skills that he uses daily in real estate negotiations and, in his passion, educating home buyers and sellers.
RENTED! 103 Cherokee Road Nashville Tn 37205Long Term Rental
RENTED 2334 Rader Ridge RdRented
RENTED – 555 N DuPont Ave #B35Rented
RENTED – 250-A McGavock PikeRented
RENTED – 200 Thistle Ln Hermitage, TN 37076Rented
RENTED 2620 Pleasant Green Rd Nashville, TN 37214Rented
RENTED – 416 ROSEHILL DRIVE GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 37072Rented
RENTED! 1010 ASHMORE DRIVE Nashville 37211 Nippers Corner/BrentwoodRented
RENTED: 434 2nd Ave S. Nashville – SoBro- near 1st Ave/DowntownRented
RENTED- 1408 STRAIGHTWAY AVENUE UNIT B, NASHVILLE, TN 37206Rented
SOLD! – 2302 Amherst Court Nashville, TN 37214Sold!
SOLD! 60 Lutie St Nashville, TN 37210Sold!
RENTED – 211 Cliffdale Drive Nashville TN 37214Rented
RENTED – 3121 Hunters Hill Road Nashville TN 37214Rented
RENTED- 750 Kent Rd Nashville, TN 37214Rented
RENTED – 3533 Albee Drive Hermitage, TN 37076Rented
RENTED – 4120 Hunting Drive Hermitage, TN 37076Rented
RENTED – 318 B Lorna Dr Nashville, TN 37214Rented
RENTED-1610 B 17th Ave. N Nashville, TN 37208Rented
RENTED -1900 4th Ave N Nashville, Tn 37208Rented
RENTED – 1505 & 1507 Edgehill Ave Nashville, TN 37212Rented
RENTED. 4108 Hunting Drive Hermitage, TN, 37076Rented
RENTED. 927A Spain Ave Nashville, TN 37216Rented
RENTED -FLEXIBLE LEASE- 2323 Selma Ave, Nashville, TN 37214 FURNISHEDRented
RENTED – 349 Wimpole Dr Nashville TN 37211Rented
RENTED-2120 LEBANON PIKE UNIT 62 NASHVILLE, TN 37210Rented
RENTED-2608 Woodberry Dr Nashville, TN 37214Rented
SOLD- 4309 Oakcrest Lane Hermitage, TN 37076Sold!
SOLD- 2916 Steamboat Drive, Nashville TN 37214Sold!
RENTED- 450 Quarry Road, Mt Juliet TN 37122Rented
RENTED! 2821 McGavock Pike, Nashville TN / DonelsonRented
RENTED – 109 Lakeside Court, Hermitage TN 37076Rented
3221 Cloverwood Drive, Nashville TN 37214Sold!
1703 Eagle Trace Drive, Mt Juliet 37122Sold!
RENTED! 2813 McGavock Pike NASHVILLE, TN 37214 / HERMITAGERented
RENTED! 1508 White Pine Court Nashville 37214Rented
SOLD – 900 Jackson Street Nashville TN 37201Sold!
RENTED! 3603 Sussex Court Old Hickory, TN.Rented
RENTED! 2821 McGavock Pike: flexible furnished rental in Donelson/NashvilleRented
RENTED! 2813 McGavock Pike Donelson 37214Rented
RENTED! 286 Clovernook Drive Nashville, TN 37210: Flexible lease, city living!Rented
RENTED! 914 Matthews Nashville, TN 37208Rented, Sold!
SOLD! 2327 Revere Place Nashville 37214Sold!
SOLD! 5620 Chestnutwood TrailSold!
SOLD! 2912 Donna Hill DriveSold!
SOLD! 1221 Reelfoot Circle Nashville 37214Sold!
SOLD! 212 Cumberland Trace condo in DonelsonSold!
SOLD! 403 Lockland Drive Nashville, TN 37206Sold!
SOLD! 1508 Sugarwood Drive Brentwood, TN. 37027Sold!
SOLD! 4702 Garcia Blvd. Murfreesboro TN 37128Sold!
SOLD! 4004 New London Court Old Hickory, TN. 37138Sold!
SOLD! 421 Newton Court Nashville, TN 37208Sold!
SOLD – 2403 Cabin Hill Rd Nashville, TN 37214Sold!
SOLD – 1117 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37207Sold!
SOLD – 612 Russell St Nashville,TN. 37206 (Historic Edgefield)Sold!
SOLD – 104 Baker Springs Ln, Spring Hill, TN 37174Sold!
226 Neelys Bend Rd Madison, TN 37115Sold!
SOLD – 565 Moore Ave, Nashville, TN 37203Sold!
SOLD – 1013 Dozier Place 37216Sold!
Juli has been wonderful - friendly, professional and thorough. She was super proactive at finding great tenants for our properties, and is great at dealing with any issues that arise. As owners, we get to relax knowing that our properties are in great hands!
Claire Wyndam, Nashville, TN
I am SO grateful to have found Juli Schumann!I no longer worry if tenants were properly screened or if a maintenance issue has been resolved. Juli gets things done. She treats my properties as she would her own and in my opinion raises the bar for property management in Nashville. The fact that she is enjoyable and easy to work with is an added bonus! Also, payments are deposited in my account more quickly than with other companies I have used in the past.
Shari Davis, Donelson, TN
Juli understood my needs.I am writing this letter to recommend the services of Sound City Realty and their property management. I have worked with Juli Schumann since June 2017. I relocated out of state with work and did not want to go through the hassle of selling my home prior to the move. I connected with Juli who understood my needs immediately and worked very quickly to get my home listed to rent. The house was listed to rent in July and we had a signed lease in August. Juli has been nothing but professional in working with me, she is always accessible and communicates problems quickly so I am in the know. I would like to ask you to consider the services of Juli and her team at Sound City Realty. I strongly recommend the services of the company and their property management expertise.
Lynn Brown, Nashville, TN
I felt like I was Anthony's only client!"As someone who understands that I was not the only client of Anthony's during these months of looking for a home and finally closing on one, had I not known better, Anthony made me feel like I was his only client! I would recommend Anthony to my family and friends, especially those first time home buyers. Thank you Anthony for your support, patience, and encouragement!! We love our new home!!"
Christina Paulson, Hermitage, TN
Anthony Schumann is my Realtor for life.Anthony is the consummate professional. What I appreciate most about Anthony is his honesty, his integrity and his patience. I expected a very painful process because the Nashville real estate market is crazy. ...It was a very smooth transaction from beginning to end. I can't imagine that I - or anyone in my family - would ever use another realtor. Anthony Schumann is my Realtor for life.
Wendy Roth, Nashville, TN
I felt like Anthony was on my side.Buying and selling a home is already a stressful experience. Anthony handled this process professionally, patiently and I always felt he was on my side getting the most out of my home and negotiating my new purchase. He was always available for questions and ALWAYS ready to show me something at any time. I would highly recommend Anthony to friends and I would definitely use him again. I feel he is "My Realtor For Life."
Lisa Maddox, Nashville, TN
From the Blog
The South created “fried” Uncle Buds in my neighborhood has this great new sign and the other day it read “There is no northern fried anything.” So true, and I venture to say that fairs in any other part of the country only try to match our southern fried fair foods. Fried oreos, fried pickles, fried butter…yes butter. It’s a tradition of ours to stop by the Tennessee State Fair the second week of September as it often falls on our wedding anniversary. We have seen drag races, contortionists and even a live trained monkey that will demand a $5 bill before he will let you take his picture.
The Tennessee State Fair is held every year on, you guessed it, The Nashville Fairgrounds, and it’s a big one. I recommend bringing small bill denominations and ear plugs because of the race track. It’s a must for sight seeing and people watching. This year it runs from September 8-17, 2017.
Andrew Jackson once called the area around The Hermitage “Slip Up” but it’s now called Hip D. It may be a far cry from the dairy farm it used to be, but Nashville’s best kept secret is Donelson in zip code 37214.
Just 7 miles from downtown riverfront, Donelson sits along the Lebanon Road corridor and has in 2016 realtor.com rated it the 15th most desirable zip code in the country. The lots have mature trees, often an acre or more, and prices are increasing slowly. Lately finding a property for sale in 37214 is akin to finding a needle in a haystack and when you do find them they are mostly ranch style homes and a few charming 1940’s-1950’s style cottages.
In 2003 Anthony and I bought a house on Elkins Ave that looked like an elf lived there. It had a hobbit type staircase, a rounded fireplace reminiscent of a Kiva in the southwest and was in shambles. We renovated it and rented it out for year. We were riding out the frenzy that was happening in Sylvan Park, the neighborhood west of I-440, between Charlotte and White bridge road. We thought Nashville had “topped out” in that neighborhood and we felt moving our investments into growing areas would be wise.
Nashville’s mixture of culture, sports, music festivals, live music and industry conventions yields top dollar for lodging and hotels are booked solid. Travelers, looking for more than a room with a bed and a sofa often look for alternative lodging in Nashville’s over 3,000 legally permitted privately owned short-term rentals properties. The numbers tell a lot about the impact these STR’s have had on the Nashville economy. Matt Curtis, senior director of government relations for HomeAway highlighted a recent economic impact study commissioned by the company that says short-term rentals in Nashville provide an annual economic impact of $477 million — a figure that critics of the industry dispute.
We have two sons in middle school. They attend Metro Nashville Public Schools. The schools in Nashville have been great to us and we continue to be impressed. When we left elementary last year we noticed other parents with kids deciding to sell their houses and move their families into other counties. One of the reasons is Davidson County middle schools are 5th-8th grade and middle schools in Wilson, Williamson and Sumner Counties are 6th-8th.