Building a Dream 13

Jennifer Bell Hughes Helps Families Turn 
Their Dream Home into a Reality

When Eric and Deana Douglas began looking for a bigger home for their family of five, they turned to Jennifer Hughes with Benchmark Realty LLC and her expertise in the market. 
Jennifer guides her clients through the entire process of buying and selling a home. In this case, she worked closely with Eric and Deanna to stage and sell their current property, search for a new property, negotiate with the home builders of the new property and execute all of the interior design of their new dream home. 
Jennifer sold Deana and Eric’s home quickly and then began looking for a new home. They found a subdivision in nearby Nolensville, the Farm at Clovercroft, and decided to build. With Jennifer’s guidance, they began this process. 
“There is a great importance of using a Realtor in the building process. The builder’s agent is working for the builder. So, you really do need an agent to represent you and negotiate on your behalf. I work with the builder to make changes to the plans of the home and meet my buyer’s needs.” Jennifer says. “As a Realtor, being an advocate for my client is my No. 1 role.” 
The results were well worth it. The home is a perfect fit for this family of five. Eric and Deana were able to customize their home to suit their exact needs. 
“I wanted a sitting area off the kitchen as well as a breakfast nook. We can all be in here, and it doesn’t feel crowded,” Deana says—with three children ages 13, 11 and 8, plus the family dog, that makes a big difference.
The home has two staircases, five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. This layout works very well for all of them. 
Once the six-month building process was over and the Douglas home was nearly finished, Jennifer and Deana began the process of designing the interior. Jennifer managed the entire phase of furnishing and designing the home. 
Jennifer and Deana worked with a local artist to bring artwork together in a unique and personal way, using specific colors that blended with the décor. 
With Jennifer’s help, the home has come together. 
“It really is my dream home,” Deana says. “I’m very happy here.” 
“I’m so pleased with their home,” Jennifer says. “Connecting a family with their dream home where lifetime memories will be made is my goal. It’s so satisfying when you see it come to life.” 
Contact Jennifer Bell Hughes at 615.618.5721
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