We’re proud of the team of agents we’ve assembled here at Nest Realty. We think they’re pretty awesome, and we think you will too. During our “Meet the Agent” series, we sit down with our agents to learn more about them, what makes them tick, and why they’re passionate about the real estate industry. In this installment, we chat with Jennifer Weems, an Affiliate Broker with Nest Realty in Jackson, Tennessee.
Nest Realty: Tell us a bit about yourself! What brought you to the area?
Jennifer Weems: My husband and I were living in the Washington, D.C. area in 2000 and we knew we wanted to be back closer to family. God orchestrated the whole thing and somehow we ended up buying and renovating an antebellum home in Trenton, TN. We eventually moved to Jackson, TN, where we currently live, but we spend quite a bit of time back in Gibson County selling real estate and visiting family.
NR: How did you get into real estate?
JW: My awesome Brokers actually sold my home and helped me purchase the one that I currently own. They were rockstars and did things differently—had ideas about professional photography/videography, marketing. I knew that Nest Realty was going to be a stand out Brokerage when they started it. We are one of the smallest Brokerages in our area in terms of size, but consistently stay in the top 5 by sheer force of the “secret sauce” behind Nest Realty.
NR: What was your previous career? How has that prepared you for real estate?
JW: Public service and public relations. Pay attention to details, prepare, prepare, prepare, & communication is key.
NR: What led you to Nest Realty, as opposed to another brokerage?
JW: Nest is all about providing a client experience – from top notch photos and videos, beautifully curated multi-media marketing options, concierge type services, and client tools that prepare the client and keep them on track.
NR: What is your favorite part of being an agent?
JW: Client education – preparing the client for the buying and selling process.
NR: Do you have a specific area of expertise to offer clients?
JW: I am an Expert Psychological Stager®. There are only four accredited home staging courses in the U.S., and I’m very excited to have earned this certification so I can offer this complimentary service to my sellers.
NR: What makes you different from other agents? What sets you apart?
JW: Naturally, I think of my home staging certification. There are only four accredited courses in North America, and I trained under one of them. I use that skill to serve my clients. It’s an extra added bonus you get with me. And I literally have a system in place. From start to finish—every detail, deadline, timeline. I let my clients know where they are in the process every step of the way.
NR: What are five adjectives that describe you?
JW: Trustworthy, creative, philomathic, friendly, organized.
NR: Who would be your dream client?
JW: Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham of the Downton Abbey TV Series, because she’s so kind. And sign me up for looking at castles and manor houses in the UK!
NR: If you had one piece of advice for a first-time home buyer, what would it be?
JW: Save up cash—you will need it for inspections, the appraisal, earnest money, closing costs, deposits, etc., before you ever get the keys to your new home.
NR: What is your favorite season in Jackson?
JW: Is Christmas a season? Because I love Advent, Christmas lights, party food, Christmas carols, and candlelight Christmas Eve service at church.
Jennifer Weems is an Affiliate Broker with Nest Realty Jackson. Named by Property Spark as a Top 100 Tennessee Real Estate Agents on Social Media, Jennifer offers her clients a competitive edge when buying or selling. To learn more about Jennifer, visit her agent page.