Feels Like Home
Capital Real Estate moves to new location
Apple co-founder and innovator of all things “i”, the late Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” That’s what happened one Sunday in 2016 when Wilson County resident and owner of Capital Real Estate Services, DeAnna Dodd stopped at an open house on Lebanon Road. On that Sunday, at that particular open house, Dodd was exactly where she was meant to be.
“The minute I walked in the front door, there was an immediate connection to the house, but I wasn’t interested in moving from the home I had just built 5 years ago,” says DeAnna. “So, I let the thought of living there go.”
For weeks, Dodd couldn’t stop thinking about the craftsmen style home nestled on the western edge of Lebanon, even calling to check with the listing agent regularly to see if anyone had expressed interest in the property.
“One Saturday, I went to the house and just sat in the living room. A short time later, I knew what I had to do.”
Even though the house was classified (zoned) as Residential and the lease on her Hartmann Drive office space didn’t end until September 2017, Dodd decided to make an offer anyway. It wasn’t as simple as just purchasing the property, DeAnna was also tasked with applying for rezoning in order to move Capital Real Estate Services to the charming space. She managed to take care of it all in record time. Shortly after closing on the purchase in December of 2016 and the final approval for the rezoning coming in January, the renovations began.
“I can’t imagine being in a better place. To love what I do and to be able to do it in a house that is so warm and inviting is an amazing feeling. I see clients having an experience here that is stress free because it’s comfortable.” Dodd continues, “The house is full of life and love and that’s what I want to share with our agents and clients both. We are family here and at any moment, you may catch an agent here with a baby, or a dog, and now with a full kitchen, there will be some office entertaining in the near future.”
As the real estate business in Wilson County is booming, DeAnna is keenly aware that at this time, it’s more important than ever to set yourself apart. She has always operated her business according to one of her favorite quotes by the late Steve Jobs, “You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently.”
Meet the Team
DeAnna Dodd, owner
With 32 years of experience, DeAnna opened Capital Real Estate Services in 2013 with a focus on personal relationships, professional experience, integrity and client services that exceed expectations. DeAnna loves to give back to her community. In 2015, Capital Real Estate provided a new home for abandoned dogs and their puppies at Country K-9 Rescue. In 2016, Capital partnered with Crossroads Church to purchase and rehab a home now called “The Refinery” to help single moms in the community.
Claude Maynard, managing broker
Claude has been the managing broker for Capital Real Estate since its inception in 2013. Under his leadership, he has fostered a culture of honesty, integrity and contributing for the good of the team. Claude’s vast knowledge in residential and commercial development, land acquisition, zoning changes and dividing property for the highest return have served our clients well. Claude specializes in solving difficult problems and has achieved success where others have failed.
Tammy Maynard, broker
For the past 10 years, Tammy has held her Tennessee Real Estate license, practicing in Wilson County and the Middle Tennessee area, and she also maintains her broker license. She loves the challenge of putting her expertise to work for the buyers and sellers of her community. She specializes in listing, selling, short sales, property management, offers notary services and, most of all, serving customers.
Caroline Hutchison, affiliate broker
Caroline brings two qualities to Capital Real Estate Services: trust and loyalty. These qualities are very important to her along with professionalism and excellent client service. Becoming a realtor has let her rejoin the workforce outside of home and let her have that one-on-one client relationship, in addition to meeting new people. Listening and understanding the client’s needs is a challenge that she takes personally and professionally.
Teresa Campbell, affiliate broker
Teresa is a loyal, trustworthy and compassionate agent with a strong work ethic. Her clients have her full dedication. Purchasing or selling a home is an exciting time and one of the biggest decisions of a lifetime! She utilizes her experience and knowledge to understand the client’s needs and guides them through the process of the purchase, sale or investment of the home they are searching for.
Taylor Vandever, affiliate broker
Taylor is a multi-talented member of our team. Not only is he a licensed real estate agent with Capital Real Estate Services, but he also has a license as a certified general appraiser and a license to practice law in the state of Tennessee. His background in commercial real estate, commercial construction and the legal field gives the entire Capital Real Estate team a unique edge over other agencies.
Rebekah Bond, affiliate broker
Rebekah is dedicated to serving her clients well. Prior to her real estate career, she was a professional model since age 13 and learned that working hard and being kind to people went a long way in getting the best outcomes. Rebekah looks for the charm and character in every property she sells to ensure her clients love their options. As a farm owner herself, she has a special interest in historic homes, farms and large properties that can serve as a haven of peace and comfort for her clients.
Josie Nem, affiliate broker
Josie transitioned into real estate after a career in insurance. Her extensive knowledge of property and flood insurance gives her a unique perspective in every real estate transaction. Josie is known to be a strong advocate to get the best outcome for clients, and she leans into problems if they arise to ensure that her clients have a smooth process and close the deal for the price they want.
Debbie Graham, affiliate broker
Debbie has 25 years of real estate experience in Wilson County and a vast knowledge of the horse industry. She specializes in homes on acreage, horse properties and land. Debbie is an avid horsewoman and horse lover herself who enjoys owning, raising and showing the American quarter horse. It is through this understanding of the horse business that allows her to find clients their ideal horse property or farm.
Luke Puryear, affiliate broker
Luke Puryear has two passions in his life: his family and providing his clients with an exceptional experience with his organized and detail-oriented real estate services. Luke knows the sale and purchasing of a new home can be an exciting but stressful time but is able to ease the tension with his excellent communication skills gained from his education background. Not only is Luke a real estate agent, he also has spent the past nine years teaching economics at Lebanon High School. His time as a teacher has given Luke a different perspective as a real estate agent in the community that he loves.
Vanessa Binkley, affiliate broker
Vanessa prides herself on being a 24/7 agent who believes in putting her clients needs first, being accessible when they need her. As an active member of the community leading fundraising efforts for various causes, the Capital Gives Back motto is truly part of her own belief system.