Amanda and Jeremy Polzel are the founders of The Polzel Group of Benchmark Realty. For five and a half years, this husband-and-wife team has been an unrivaled asset to the greater Nashville area as they use their passion for people in service to their community. For the Polzels, real estate is less about buying and selling homes and more about the people who are a part of it. They value the opportunity to meet the needs of people from all walks of life and in different stages of life. “When people put their trust in us and invite us to walk alongside them, is where the true reward is found.” Jeremy explains. Whether you are buying or selling a home because of a growing family, marriage, a new city, or an all-together new transition, this is the group you want in your corner. Amanda adds, “Our hearts behind it all really is to find your home, not just another house to purchase.”
The Polzels value the importance of teaching their children the power of giving and thinking of others at all times, but Christmas time provides an extra special opportunity. “God has given us the heart to love and serve others. We love that we are able to work alongside each other and also able to serve others together in both our work life and home life,” Amanda describes.
The holidays are now underway, and with it, the real estate world typically welcomes brief moments of respite. The Polzels use this seasonal slowdown to press the reset button and be more intentional in their relationship with each other, their daughters, family, and friends. The Polzels celebrate the spirit of giving every year by participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which supplies children in need with Christmas gifts. Amanda and Jeremy allow each daughter to specifically pick a child their age and choose gifts for them so that they have a chance to bring the gift of Christmas to a peer of theirs less fortunate. The Polzels value the importance of teaching their children the power of giving and thinking of others, especially at Christmas time.
One of the Polzels favorite Christmas traditions is searching for the perfect tree. Circle S Farms, established in 1839, a local nine-generation farm, is one of the few local live Christmas tree farms in Wilson County and, most of all, serves as a beautiful backdrop for seasonal photos. The Polzels love to explore different options every year when finding their perfect tree, making the location part of the adventure for their girls.
How the Polzels pick their perfect tree
First, it has to have a full bottom that tappers perfectly as it goes to the top; Amanda and Jeremy prefer Douglas Fir.
Make sure if you’re purchasing from a local tree lot that the tree still has a lot of life left.
(grab a branch and pull on it ever so slightly, if a lot of needles fall off, you might want to keep looking)
Pick a tree with plenty of room for decorations. The Polzels daughters get to have creative freedom when decorating the tree. So, sturdy branches are a must!
The smell, if you crush the needles a bit in your hand and it releases that beautiful Christmas smell, she’s a keeper.
Pick a tree that brings you joy. As soon as you see it, you get that warm fuzzy feeling. There is nothing better than that warm Christmas tree glow.