"Why would someone born in Sonoma County, the wine country in Northern California, leave, what many call “God’s “country, to live and work in Nashville Tennessee? The answer to that question lies in the amazing story of Brian Vance and the incredible real estate team he leads called The Vance Group…Creating Opportunities.
Being a twin and having triplets as part of the family dynamics (with one single kid smacked in between us all), gave us a strong sense of togetherness. We grew up getting along and spending a lot of time with one another as we were homeschooled. My parents were ahead of their time and believed it was their responsibility to educate their children.
Hanks Creekside is my father’s breakfast restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. Growing up in a restaurant gave me an incredible work ethic; I started my work career young. From age 10 I began clearing off tables and serving coffee. This challenged me to be out going and comfortable being uncomfortable talking to strangers. It was important to make sure customers felt served and cared for. It’s a local hotspot that is still in action today and was featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. There is a 40-minute wait on the weekend. Exploring a new city is my favorite pass time. Every time I visit a new city, I look for the local spots, the ones that take 40 mins to get a table. I pride myself in knowing the best spots to go, because I learned early on that sharing food and wine with people you love is an integral part of life’s ethos. I love the adventure and I love nothing more than a dinner party with friends and family. Cooking together, drinking new wines and sharing the crazy stories of the complicated world of today excites every part of my soul.
So why did I leave the beautiful and un-changing landscape of Northern California. Yes, it is beautiful, but it is consistently the same; similar weather and the same people doing the same thing every day. I longed for adventure! When I first visited Nashville, the one thing I noticed was how it was “developing”. Almost every month there was a new restaurant, a bar, a new business or a new corporate office relocating their headquarters here. The thought of being a part of something growing and expanding, where I could contribute to that growth in a positive way excited me and continues to do so each and every day.
"When I thought of the uniqueness that I could bring to my relationships with customers, clients and friends, I realized that in addition to the strong work ethic, I have an incredible creative side that pushes me to develop many aspects of myself and my life. This creativity shows it self in all aspects of my life. In order to fulfill dreams and build future joy and security, we are responsible to create the life we envision. I do this for my clients and myself. I Create Opportunities!"
"Hardest working REALTOR® in the game. Never gave up for us every step of the way and we had a blast getting to know him! We had Brian help us sell and buy. We ran into speed bumps with buyers and figured it all out over and over. Brian handled everything for us so incredibly. I totally would’ve given up without his help."
"Brian is a real go-getter that is not only very personable and helpful, but very driven. He was always available to help in my home search, and even clued me in on homes not yet on the market to give me an edge when I was shopping in the hot Nashville market."
"My husband & I just purchased our first house & couldn’t be more thankful that we had Brian as our REALTOR®. His knowledge & expertise of the market made the entire process so incredibly easy. He’s responsive & goes above & beyond to ensure that everything is done. Besides the fact that he put up with our crazy antics we would most definitely use Brian again in the future!"
"Absolute stud! Very professional and prompt in getting my wife and I our first home. We didn't know much about Nashville real-estate, but Brian was very knowledgable on the best areas to buy. He also took care of all loose ends which made us feel confident in our purchase. 100% recommended to everyone."
"Brian is a great agent, he is very easy to work with, had great communication throughout the process, and advocated for us when we needed him to most. We worked with another agent on our first house and did not have a great experience. Brian helped us to find and purchase our second home and we will be using him for all of our real estate purchases going forward! If I could give him 6 out of 6 stars, I would."
"Brian Vance was an absolute delight to work with! Brian was communicative, offered guidance throughout the buying process, and navigated a less than ideal circumstance (sale by owner) flawlessly. Within hours of finding a home online that we wanted to see, Brian had keys in-hand to give us a tour. Once we decided it was the home for us, he guided us through the negotiation and quickly got us the deal we were hoping for. If you're in search of an agent who's honest, loyal, professional, and a joy to work with... look no further. We're so glad we found Brian and will absolutely be calling him when we're ready to buy our next house!"
"Brian is a trustworthy, hardworking guy that is a rarity in real estate (I grew up in the industry). His high level of service and honesty is exactly what I needed when buying whilst keeping a heavy work travel schedule. His growing network really came in handy. When I was overwhelmed and stressed during offer cycles he was always calm, mindful and able to coach me on a path forward. He probably saved me $100k and 100s of hours in renovations by steering me clear of B-grade properties. We still keep in touch and I recommend him to family and friends. Thanks for being more of a Coach than just another agent."
"Brian helped us through a first-time home owner purchase in East Nashville early this year. He is very knowledgeable about the market and very easy to work with. He helped keep us on track and was excellent in his organizational and communication skills. Highly recommend!!!"
"Brian is such a PRO! He adjusted his search based off of the responses I was giving him with each house we looked at, eventually zero-ing in on the perfect home for me. He is so comfortable to work with, and made what would be a rather stressful experience a breeze. I am a first time homeowner and Brian took the time to explain to me what needed to happen step by step. Wonderful realtor, wonderful human. Thank you Brian!"