My boyfriend and I started working with Martha Montiel-Lewis just a few months into the pandemic in 2020. We were moving out of our downtown Nashville loft, and wanted to not only sell that space, but find a new space with a yard for our dog. Though none of us are native Nashvillians, we all have lived in and around the city for many years - a point that was critical when we were looking for new homes - we wanted to see certain areas, but we also wanted to be surprised. Martha did not let us down.
We started looking for new homes at the end of August and had moved in by the beginning of October. Martha made the showings so easy - we knew what we would be getting with each option, and she found answers to all of our many questions. When you're in the process of looking for a home, you've got a thousand things on your mind and we were paranoid about missing something critical. We didn't need to worry with Martha. As stressful as that process can be, it was basically a breeze.
Since we were also selling our condo, Martha and her team truly went to work for us. They set us up with great options for staging, for moving, for maintenence work, for photographs. Due to unforeseen circumstances include a bombing a block away (really), three separate water incidents, and a complete redrafting of our HOA's bylaws, we didn't end up selling for two years. Martha and her team stood by us the entire time - we never once felt like we were in this alone or that, as some home-sellers may feel, like it will never happen. Martha was confident and reassuring and that helped us lean into patience and ultimately resulted in the sale of our condo for more than we anticipated.
We feel so fortunate to have found Martha, Kristen, Molly and the rest of their remarkable team. We were delighted to find they are REAL, down-to-earth people who aren't going to sell you just anything to get a commission. They do the work. If and when we decide to jump back into the market, we will go back to them again in a heartbeat.