Keeping It In The Family And True To Their Tennessee Roots

Three Generations Of Helping People Grow New Roots

Siblings Tess Thompson Singer and Brent Jordan Thompson recall growing up on their Franklin family farm playing in the dirt, swimming in the creek and helping with the farm animals. They both fondly recall days spent climbing in the old tree beside their “second home” at 148 5th Avenue North in Franklin - the historic building just off Main Street and the current office of locally owned and operated real estate brokerage firm, Tim Thompson Premier Realtors (TTPR). Following in the real estate footsteps of their grandfather, George Thompson, and father, Tim Thompson, a consistently ranked top 20 Realtor in Middle Tennessee, third-generation realtor Tess asks “How many realtors out there can say they were truly born into this business and were raised here?”

Unique is their deep generational roots and ties to Franklin and Williamson County. Their mother, Jennifer, can trace her
patrilineage back to 1796 when Revolutionary War solider, William Jordan and his family, became the first non-Native American settlers in the eastern Williamson County unincorporated community of Triune.

George Thompson taught his son Tim how to treat people by example. It was not unusual for George to invite his real estate
clients over for Sunday lunch. With 30+ years of experience in real estate, Tim is equally well known for always going above and beyond for his clients. He has even helped clients by rehoming animals to his personal farm including miniature fainting goats, miniature donkeys and even a one-eyed horse! This white glove service has not gone unnoticed by his clients or
his children. Tess and Brent credit their dad and mom, former Franklin High School sweethearts and current business partners, with providing them, and the 11 agents in the office, with the tools they need to be successful.

Giving back is natural for the Thompson family. Tim has been a long-time coach of area youth, middle and high school sports
teams and is still close with his past players. Much like her father, Tess also enjoys coaching, specializing in competition
cheerleading. Brent credits sports for a ”great sense of community and many connections over the years as well as instilling the know-how to work together and the enthusiasm and commitment to always get the job done.”

Lucky to have inherited the Thompson gene of being able to talk to just about anyone, Tess is guilty at times of over-communicating - which is helpful in the world of real estate where communication is key. “Often my clients become my
friends and there is no greater compliment to my dedication than that.” Tess and her husband Dave, are thrilled to be raising their daughter Sage in Williamson County.

Brent and his wife – ironically also named Tess (aka T2), live in Franklin with their daughter River and are expecting a son in June. With a natural love of the outdoors, Brent is passionate about helping clients develop land. If he is not out showing land for or with his clients, he is likely out enjoying it by fishing, hunting, or exploring. Last month, to get his client's home ready for
professional pictures, Brent personally cut up and removed a tree that had fallen on the property.

Family love and support abound. “It's not always easy working with family but Tess and I have been best friends since we were young kids out on the farm.” The two recently teamed up with one of their investors to help him purchase several 10,000+ square foot homes and personally helped them remodel the homes from top to bottom.

Not everyone has the opportunity to work daily with their family but one benefit for TTPR clients is at least one Thompson is always on the clock. This seamless flow “helps clients reap the rewards of our family business, long-time experience and professionalism with a local flair,” adds Brent.

The TTPR family team feels truly blessed to have the privilege of representing local farmers and residents, professional athletes, relocation clients and celebrities. “We love our Williamson County communities,” says Tess.

The Thompson family ties, generational roots and lessons learned from their parents and grandfather will continue to guide Tess, Brent and the Tim Thompson Premier Realtors team in serving clients beyond acting just as realtors. And who knows, maybe in 20 years Sage, River and her brother will join TTPR as 4th generation realtors.

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