Cost To You The Seller, by listing the property in the Multiple Listing System, agrees to pay a commission to the listing agent and the listing agent agrees to split that commission with the Buyers' agent. This is how a buyers agent is compensated. There is no direct cost to the buyer.
Buyers Guide For first time buyers or those who are uncomfortable with the buying process, we have written a complete, step by step, easy to read guide to buying a home in the Nashville area. This guide, available to you at our first meeting, will take you through the steps to buying a home from contacting a lender to writing the initial offer to closing the sale, and help you understand the buying process prior to starting that process.
Initial Meeting In our initial meeting we will discuss your real estate needs, expectations, wishes, and help you determine the type and location of property that will meet your needs.
Mortgage Lenders We will discuss lenders with you and suggest lenders you should contact who will provide to you the level of service you should expect.
Search For Homes We will visit homes which meet your requirements, exhausting the current available properties. If what is currently available does not meet your needs, we will review new listings several times daily and inform you when a new listing that meets your criteria comes on the market. Our goal is that our clients be the first to visit any new listing and therefore have the first opportunity to buy.
Write The Offer/Negotiate The Contract When you find a home that you love, we will help you prepare an offer to purchase that home and negotiate the offer to contract status.
Inspection/Loan/Other Contingencies Once the offer is accepted, we will assist you in setting up the inspection, coordinating the loan and removing any contingencies as they are scheduled to be removed.
Final Walk Thru We will conduct a final walk through of the property a day or two prior to closing to insure that any requested repairs have been completed and to make sure that all major systems are in good working order.
Closing Attorney We will help you choose a closing attorney/title company to represent you in closing the sale. We will make sure that all pertinent documents are provided and follow up to insure a smooth closing.
Follow Up After The Sale


  • We are full time residential real estate professionals. Most residential real estate agents work in the business only part time.
  • Mike is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) two certifications that help us serve you better. Please see Our Certifications for more details.
  • We have a business background, not just real estate. Mike's background includes over twenty years in financial, organizational and marketing business management. With this comes a work ethic that dictates availability whenever business requires. Finding a home is only the beginning. The real difficulty comes during and after the contract negotiations. Our experience helps us anticipate potential problem areas. Most real estate agents have no business experience.
  • We work weekends and evenings to serve our clients better. Believe it or not, many real estate agents do not work weekends or evenings.
  • We are proud to always be on the cutting edge of computer technology. We have access to our database and the Multiple Listing Service at home, in the office or on the road. We use our contact management system extensively which assures that we follow up religiously, make all necessary calls and accomplish all important tasks. We communicate with technologically savvy buyers and sellers through the internet by extensive use of e-mail. All of our forms are server based accessible from any computer and can be filled out and emailed in PDF format to our buyers and sellers.
  • We return all calls promptly. Our mobile phones are nationwide. Usually you can expect a callback within a few minutes. Test us and then test others.
  • We follow up diligently and handle all of the details, front and backend issues. Our past customers will attest to our thoroughness.

Meet the Hays Homes Team Andrea Forte Kevin Forte Venetia Everly Mike Hays