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A Day In The Life Of A Realtor

Making Time For Clients, A New Business and Family

Being a Realtor ® can be challenging, but it also has many enjoyable aspects, especially when dealing with spectacular homes. “I love houses,” says Matt Wood, a Realtor with Luxury Homes of Tennessee. “My wife and I actually love going to open houses. It’s one of our hobbies. It's fun to see what's new with trends and technologies.”

Although he shows homes for a living, his work days are often filled with many pressing details that don’t leave a lot of time to just walk around and enjoy the beauty of a home. His days start early and often end late. “Typically, I get up and help get my three kids off to school,” says Matt. “I then like to read a couple articles from different publications regarding the economy and what the markets look like. Afterwards, I look at Realtracs to see what's on contract, what's moving, what has price reductions, and what listings have popped up in the area. If I have showings that day, I usually plan the day out based on where everything is located.”

And of course, there’s always paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork. “We may be under contract and have to extend a closing date, or a lender wants some verbiage changed. We're always changing contracts.” He’s involved in many new construction deals and has started his own construction company, LTG Homes, as well.

Even with all of this on his plate, Matt always makes time for family. He and his wife, Elizabeth, who were high school sweethearts, were born and raised in Franklin and now live in Thompson’s Station. “It has that country feel, but it's still close enough to everything that we can easily go to all the restaurants, shops and grocery stores. We have the best of both worlds.”

They enjoy going for walks in their neighborhood with their children, Logan, 8, Tucker, 5 and soon to be 2-year-old Graham. “We like to do a little bit of everything,” he says. “We have dance parties in the house, go to zoos and aquariums and like to travel to Florida. My daughter loves gymnastics and I want to get my other kids into sports too.”

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