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Jacob Priestley

Jacob Priestley of Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty represents a wide variety of luxury estates, fine homes and commercial properties across an ever-expanding region of the Southeast. He and his partners are among the most successful agents in the area and offer the signature service expected by a discerning clientele. Jacob has always believed that luxury begins with service.

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12th Avenue South in Nashville is home to a vibrant and popular half-mile stretch simply called 12South. This walkable neighborhood has become a top shopping and dining destination thanks to its fine-dining restaurants, designer boutiques and stores specializing in everything from vintage guitars to stylish homewares. The eclectic area includes Sevier Park, which is known for its summer farmers’ market and annual Park Fest.
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Belle Meade
Historic and majestic, Belle Meade is one of the most affluent areas in Nashville and just a few miles southwest of downtown. This is a friendly, well-kept neighborhood with an abundance of old-world style homes featuring classic architecture with columns, stone and iron fencing, and massive archways. Belle Meade offers all the perks of luxury living, including easy access to lovely parks and gardens.
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Brentwood is a thriving community bursting with commercial, hotel, and retail development and top-notch restaurants. It is considered one of the most desirable suburban locations in Tennessee and is known for its strong business community, high standard of living and top-ranked school system. Residents enjoy 14 nature parks, plus many miles of walking and hiking trails. No wonder so many Nashville workers call it home.
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Franklin is a place with a well-preserved past and a promising future. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the area was the location of a particularly fierce Civil War battle. Today, Franklin attracts not only lovers of history but also businesses looking to grow in one of the wealthiest counties in the country. It’s been named one of the most livable cities and boasts a top-ranked school system. Franklin’s annual events and crafts festivals...
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Green Hills
One of the most sought-after addresses in Nashville, Green Hills is an affluent suburb with large estates and big possibilities. As the “shopping capital of Nashville,” the area is known for its numerous upscale brands and locally owned boutiques. But Green Hills is also the home of many great restaurants and eateries, including the famed Bluebird Cafe and its up-and-coming tunesmiths.
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Downtown Nashville
The sounds coming out of Nashville carry to cities all around the globe. But there’s much more to Nashville than music alone. This modern city is full of great attractions from boutique hotels and art galleries to new restaurants and top universities. The downtown district also houses locals in high-rise residential units.
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Client Reviews

Buying a home is complicated, especially when you're moving to a new town. You need an expert to show you the neighborhoods and get you through the process. Jacob was that expert for us. He showed us multiple properties in our tight window of availability; and when we found the special home we wanted, he helped us get a great deal. Some agents just want the deal done — the agent you want is the one who'll whip out the contract at closing and keep slashing costs from your column until you sign on the dotted line. If you need an agent, Jacob's your advocate.

- Buyer

My wife and I live out of state and recently enlisted Jacobs’s services to locate land in the Franklin area. After a couple of conversations deciding what we were looking for he set us up to receive only relevant notifications of properties we may be interested in. When we finally had the opportunity to make a quick spur of the moment trip to the area, Jacob did an amazing job of setting up and showing us multiple properties in our limited time frame. He bent over backwards to help us and was quick to switch gears when we modified what we were looking for. He is a real go-getter, very personable and always responsive to all communications. Jacob was quick…

- Mr.Dunn

Jacob was awesome! He was always very helpful, punctual, and was always available for questions. He went the extra mile. I would 100 percent recommend him. Thank you, Jacob!!

- Jessica

Jacob helped remove the stressors we anticipated as first time homebuyers and made the process a positive memory. The resources and team Jacob was able to utilize made it a tremendously smooth experience.

- Mr.Shaver

Jacob was very patient, professional and helpful throughout the entire process. He is indeed very knowledgeable about the Nashville area. Very positive experience!

- Mrs.Hutton

I worked with Jacob for many months in my endeavor to find the perfect home. Jacob immediately related to the kind of home I desired. He consequently showed me homes that were of my liking. He showed me dozens of homes of my liking and my price range. He was very patient and professional in all respects. Once I made a decision, he supported my decision and was very proactive in securing the deal to my personal benefit. Additionally, he was very supportive during the closing process. He further assisted and demonstrated his support even after closing when a few issues arose. I can personally guarantee Jacob’s relentless professionalism and his willingness to go beyond the call of duty.

- Ms.Hutton

I saw a condo on Zillow and called Jacob at 6:47am expecting to leave a message and hear back later. To my surprise Jacob picked up we went to see the property within 30 minutes. A month later we were closing. Responsive, great personality and overall excellent agent. I would recommend Jacob to anyone. Happy hunting!

- Doctor Joseph

Jacob is very personable and easy to work with. He is quick to respond to owner needs and questions. In our case, he put forth extra effort in showing, staging, and marketing our home. He ordered and oversaw small repairs/changes made to our home to facilitate the sale. His efforts paid off for us in a fairly quick sale during a not-the-best time of year to sell a home. He kept in contact with us through each step, which made the process less stressful for us. He considered our needs and our convenience when processing paperwork and setting up closing dates. Jacob got a very good price for our home. We appreciate the terrific job he did on our behalf.…

- Mrs.Shaver

Great person to work with. Handled all the details since we had already moved. His marketing and sales skills got us to dollar and the process was easy.

- Mr. Shaver

If you happen to be moving to Nashville area you must get to know and work with Jacob. We moved to Nashville in August 2018 from Brazil. When we called Jacob he answered the phone at 9 pm!! He worked very hard until we found the perfect house for us. We chosen Franklin because of the quality of the schools and Jacob had shown us several homes. Most importantly Jacob was always very vocal about what would be good fit for us and genuinely cared. We bought the house way below market price and couldn’t be any happy about our choice. I will say his negotiating and contract strategies paid off tremendously. Jacob was very friendly and knowledgeable in regards…

- Marzagão Family

Jacob started to help us searching and looking for house almost one year ago. He is always energetic and positive. His communication skill is very impressive and we had very good communication from very beginning. He is an honest gentleman, keeps us posted what is going on and always treats us, his customers are the top priority. With his sharp negotiation skills, he helped us lock our dream house efficiently and close smoothly at the end. We are very happy with him and would highly recommend him to anybody who needs help! He is the best!

- Xiao Cui

Jacob Priestley just got me the best possible deal along with providing the best service possible on my latest condo purchase that I could possibly have hoped for. He goes above and beyond expectations and is always willing and capable of making even the most taxing negotiations seem effortless. I actually had such a great time on this adventure that I wish I could do it every week, I had that much fun. If you're in need of a realtor in the greater Nashville area I whole-heartedly and unhesitatingly recommend Jacob.

- The Crockers

Jacob was on top of everything from helping me get my place fixed up to the listing and the sale. He responded to every situation in a timely fashion, answered all my questions. The entire process of selling my property was smoother than I expected thanks to his professional guidance.

- Mr. Long

We could not be happier and more satisfied with Jacob in our search for a home after moving to Nashville. We’d worked with many different agents after buying and selling homes over 33 years, but Jacob is a clear standout. He is hard working, proactive, on top of things, is detailed oriented and thorough. But even more importantly, he is totally client focused. He listens to and gets to know his clients. He services them well, responding quickly and adapting to their changing needs and situations. He fully represents his clients well and honestly and goes above and beyond what you expect from an agent. A few examples of how he goes above and beyond... When we could not see…

- The Hart

Our banker at Regions Bank referred Jacob to us. I have to say I am super grateful for Jacob because we did not even realize that we were looking for a house until we found THE ONE! When he realized how much it meant to us and finances were not coming together with our previous mortgage banker, he worked closely hand in hand with someone who could get the job done and was willing to take our business income present and future into account. I honestly don’t have one complaint about how he handles himself personally and professionally. He was passionate, professional, personal, and super persistent in trying to get us exactly what we needed for helping us determine things…

- The Burnett’s

Jacob is amazing! He fully understood what we needed and helped us to identify some important home buying points we had not even thought about before. During the home search process, he was extremely patient, persistent, and professional and he walked us through every step of the purchasing process, making it as easy and fluid as possible. He goes beyond a realtor, he helped us to find a great mortgage banker and he proactively searched for solutions to every issue that we came across. We are truly grateful to Jacob and we highly recommend him!

- Home Buyer

I met Jacob by chance and I can’t even remember how we crossed paths but I’m so glad we did. As we started our search for a home, Jacob made sure we were informed daily. When we found one we wanted to look at, he would get us into the house very quickly, pretty always that same day. His goal when discussing homes with you is to let you make your decision but making sure you have all the information you need. Once it was time to make an offer and negotiate, it came down to teamwork. He’s smart and well informed. He went to bat for us during the entire contract process. Every decision we made was made together…

- Tim & Shelly

By the end of our experience as a first time homebuyers, Jacob had not only proven to be a very competent and trustworthy agent but he became our friend. Jacob made sure we understood all the details and was genuinely so happy for us! As a local to the area, Jacob was knowledgeable of neighborhoods and understood our needs. Would highly recommend!

- Mrs. Shaver

Jacob was extremely responsive and essential to working through a few obstacles that sometimes occur when closing on our property. He rolled up his sleeves and went above and beyond the call of duty to keep everything on track. I highly recommend him.

- The Dillon’s

Jacob is the best real estate agent I’ve ever had! He went above and beyond any experience I’ve had with other agents and his attention to detail is amazing. Jacob walked me through every step of the way when I purchased my new home, from looking for a home, investigating a potential home, making an offer, and, finally, purchasing a home. He was always courteous and professional and willing to answer any question. I highly recommend using Jacob as your agent whether you are buying or selling. He will work hard for you and will always have your best interests in mind.

- Ms. Garner

Jacob and his team recently helped us sell our home and buy our new home. Jacob was extremely helpful and made the whole process as easy as possible. He is very knowledgeable of the real estate market, motivated, and communicative. For any questions we had, he was easy to contact, and he provided the answers quickly. We love our new home and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for not just a realtor but also someone who will go above and beyond.

- The Ward’s