August 6, 2015


Relocating to Tennessee? We all know relocating is stressful. Relocating to an entirely different state takes patience and the right game plan.  Whether you are relocating next month or next year, I’m here to help. As a native to Tennessee, this is a beautiful and wonderful state.

Lots of land and big homes are just some of the perks of moving to the South. Enjoy all 4 seasons, robust colors of leaves in the fall and warm summer nights. Tennessee is a gateway to so many more attractions. Whether you are considering work relocation or retirement, you will definitely get your money’s worth here. Lower land taxes, scenic rolling hills, green grass, beautiful landscapes and friendly folks are just some of the perks of the South.


And did I mention all of the down-home southern cooking? Tons and tons of authentic restaurants, bakeries, award-winning BBQ and international cuisine.

And there is always something for the kids and teens in your family. From the Memphis Zoo, Pink Palace Museum, parks, downtown Memphis, shopping, Mud Island, the Bass Pro Headquarters and so much more. Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Gatlinburg and many more scenic and large cities. Need a tour guide and someone who knows the area?

Call or email me and let’s talk. Let’s talk about how to make this dream a reality for you and  your family. Let’s talk about how you really can have a home with land and space to grow. Let’s talk about how a life down South means great culture, friends and a simpler way of life.

I am a certified Military Relocation Professional. Getting your written orders to relocate yourself or family is a stressful situation. You must act quickly to get everything lined out and the clock is ticking for not only finding a home but the time it takes to house shop. I understand these time frames and adjust my schedule so that when the family or spouse is able to be in town to shop, we make the best use of the time we have. As a former and active property investor, I also understand the importance of equity in your new home and even if you wanted to use part of your VA benefits to become a landlord. As a Military Relocation Professional, we have advanced knowledge of all VA benefits. For active duty, reserves and all veterans, each VA eligibility and amounts are different.

For active, reserve and veterans, having your DD-214 helps to start the process. The VA lender will need that form to start the VA eligibility benefits and will see how much you are entitled to. For the state of Tennessee and depending on your pay, rank, status, discharge, etc. , benefits can be as high as $417,000. Feel free to call or email me now if you have received written PCS orders, whether your orders are CONUS or OCONUS and to find out more about your BAH amounts.

Most veterans are not even aware that they are still entitled to VA benefits because of the changes over the past few years. There are roughly 21.9 Million Veterans today and not even 25% of benefits are used for lending or BAH.

-You are entitled to use your VA benefits more than once now.

-If you need to sell your current home quickly and have written PCS orders, your current mortgage may be assumable by a civilian.

-Active duty personnel, veterans, reserves, and guard can take advantage of VA home loan financing. Zero down payment and relaxed debt ratio and loan-to-value underwriting standards mean purchasing sooner and with more buying power.

-If you are selling, it is critical that we price your home right the first time. The clock is ticking and you don’t typically have the luxury of waiting on buyers and several price drops. I also offer advice on how to stage and get your home ready to sell quickly. I hold one or multiple open houses and advertise them everywhere online. My goal is to get your home networked quickly and with the most traffic. Speed to market, pricing strategy, staging and communication are crucial to get that first or multiple offer(s).

Crye-Leike Realtors has a huge relocation division and is now the 5th largest real estate company in the world. We have the size, locations and marketing to ensure that no matter where your PCS orders take you, we have the right solution to get it done quickly. Thank you for your service to this great nation and look forward to earning your business and trust to help you and your families in any transition.