Featured Agents

Jason Sparrow

Broker, Realtor, CRS, GRI, ePro

License Number: 323896

Jason is a native of Nashville and has been a resident of Williamson County for over 15 years. Jason displays professional management and leadership skills and has a solid core set of values based on honesty, integrity, attention to detail, and hard work. As the Principal Broker at Southern Life Real Estate, Jason has partnered with a select group of top agents that are experts in helping buyers and sellers with all things real estate. The team at Southern Life Real Estate have over 60 years of combined experience and sold over 140 homes in 2017. As your personal Realtor, Jason has a wealth of knowledge about all areas of Middle Tennessee including its neighborhoods, communities and schools and loves helping buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs. As a multiple year Greater Nashville Association of Realtors award winner, Jason is in the top 1% of all realtors in Middle Tennessee and is affiliated with the an elite group of professionals at Southern Life Real Estate. Jason is married to Julie with two sons Braden and Logan. He is actively involved volunteering in the community and has served in roles as the executive director on the Nolensville Recreation Board, director and President of the Nolensville Youth Football Board, as well as Chair of the Nolensville High School Athletic Committee. He also coached youth sports in Nolensville since 2007. As a parent, coach and director he values youth sports and community involvement. In his spare time, he can also be found enjoying the outdoors, golfing, hunting, or attending Vanderbilt sporting events and Tennessee Titans football games.

Jay Toms

Realtor, CRS

License Number: 304196

Jay was born in West Monroe, Louisiana and moved to Nashville in 1997. He started practicing real estate in 2005 after spending many years with Dell Inc. Jay has been the recipient of several awards from GNAR and Re/Max International. As a family man, Jay loves helping people find that perfect home. Whether it is a first time buyer, someone wanting to relocate, an experienced seller, or an investor; he feels it is important to share his passion for real estate and the Nashville area to everyone. Jay is married to Melissa and has three sons. They are active at Brentwood Baptist Church. He enjoys snow skiing, playing tennis, going to the beach with family, and watching NFL and SEC football in his spare time.

Kent Patterson


License Number: 334173

I am a native of Nashville, and have been a resident of Williamson County since 1994. I owned and operated the ServiceMaster franchise in Williamson County for 15 years, and a Tasti D-lite Franchise for 2 years. Then, as Operations Coordinator for Tasti D-Lite/Planet Smoothie Headquarters, coordinated the design and construction, and openings of new franchises from Florida to California. I have a passion for excellent customer service and developing relationships! My knowledge of Middle Tennessee, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit are strengths that will provide opportunities for home buyers to find their perfect home. Nashville and the surrounding areas provide some of the most desired places to live in the nation. The location, family atmosphere, and down home feel are attracting new businesses and families from all over the country. I live for my two awesome girls, who are as beautiful on the inside as they are outside. We have a passion for music, thus the love for Music City! When I am not helping clients locate their perfect home, I enjoy boot camp workouts, live music, great food, friends & family, jamming on my Fender Stratocaster, and all things sports! Southern Life Real Estate is second to none! We are a team of top real estate professionals that provide unmatched local knowledge, excellent service, and proven results. I am privileged to be a part of Southern Life Real Estate! I look forward to working with you! “My motto was to always keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging.” -Hank Aaron

Fo Abdullah


License Number: 344873

Matt Calhoon


License Number: 276529

Matt moved to Tennessee in the summer of 1999 from Florida and started practicing real estate just two years later. He specializes in buyer representation and is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and is an Accredited Buyer Specialist. When he’s not selling real estate, Matt enjoys playing golf and snow skiing.

Van Calhoon


License Number: 272147

Before Van Calhoon undertook his real estate career, he successfully operated his own small business, followed by several years of service in the health insurance business where he negotiated pricing and contracts with hospital providers. Van’s real estate career began in Central Florida in 1996 where he earned awards for Multi-Million Dollar sales in his first full year of business. In 1999, Van relocated to Middle Tennessee where he began working as a Buyers Agent. Since that time, he has consistently represented more buyers in Middle Tennessee each year than any other real estate agent in the area. Since specializing in representing Buyers, Van has devoted his continuing education and attention to the needs of Buyers in an ever-changing market. His experience in representing approximately 100 buyers per year has made him the number one buyers agent in Middle Tennessee and an invaluable asset to Southern Life Real Estate. He will be happy to put that experience to work for you as you consider the purchase of your next home.

Lucas Hutson


License Number: 335836

Lucas was born and raised in the Nashville area. Before beginning his real estate career, he worked in the medical field for 7 years including 4 years in a dialysis unit. While he was working in dialysis Lucas became accustomed to forging deep meaningful relationships and anticipating the needs of others. With his wife Sydney they raise their feisty and independent toddler, London June. In addition to their amazing daughter they also have two English Bulldogs they rescued who they lovingly call Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane. Real estate has always been a part of Sydney and Lucas’ lives. Growing up, Sunday afternoons for Lucas were spent house hunting with his family while Sydney grew up helping her mom decorate which has flourished into a gift for staging and design. One of Lucas and Sydney’s favorite things to do together is drive around the countryside and admire old historic homes and dream of ways to restore and breath new life into them. In his free time, Lucas pursues his passion of woodworking and especially enjoys creating pieces out of salvaged materials. Lucas is also an avid reader which has driven him to begin writing fiction of his own. For many years, Lucas was heavily involved with a local community theatre called Community Players. He acted, directed, designed and built sets, as well as served on the board for the theatre for many years. Lucas firmly believes that real estate is much more than just buying and selling. As a visionary leader, he is able to see the much larger picture at hand and focuses on advocating and supporting his clients as they transition into the next chapter of their lives.

Andrew Staples

License Number: 343173

Marvin Gideon


License Number: 332451

Marvin was born in Knoxville, TN and moved to Nashville in 2009. Relocating to Nashville after living in SC for several years. He started working real estate in 2014 and loves working with people to find the perfect home for their needs. Whether working with first time buyer, someone wanting to relocate, or an experience seller, he works to make every transaction as smooth and fun as possible. Marvin is married to Rachel and they have a 6 year old Pug. They are active at Brentwood Baptist, where he is also a Deacon. Marvin loves football, basketball, and snowboarding. He loves SEC football and Duke basketball and loves watching his team anytime he can.