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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 members 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

Owner - Realtor®

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.

Ryan Walsh


License Number: 345912

Ryan is a Nashville native, who grew up and has been a resident of Williamson County for more than 26 years. Growing up, Ryan was raised to always put others before himself and that was something that became normal and natural to him. Before Ryan began his real estate career, he worked as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse. Ryan shared some of the most personal and most challenging moments with his patients and their families. Working as a nurse gave Ryan the opportunity to protect the best interest of the patients he served, assisted them in making informed decisions, and helped simplify the often frightening and confusing health care system. His experience, training, and skills he used and learned as a nurse, is simply an extension of himself and he carries it over into his real estate career. Whether his clients are buying or selling, Ryan will always advocate for them and have their best interest at heart. Ryan is active at his church, The Belonging Co., located in downtown Nashville. He enjoys running, camping, snow skiing, and spending time with his family, friends and his 160 lb. English Mastiff.

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.

J.D. Young

Realtor®, CRS®, ABR®, AHWD®

License Number: 334753

J.D. was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, where he attended the University of Tennessee. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, he moved to Nashville and began his career as a police officer. Throughout his time being a police officer, J.D. was able to learn the importance of problem solving and listening to people’s needs. That knowledge gained is now just as important because J.D. can tailor his needs to each individual client so you can receive the best service possible. When J.D. isn’t helping you with your real estate needs, you will find him spending time with his wife, Leigh Ann, and two children Evan and Grady. J.D. enjoys any activity outside such as golf, baseball, flying and anything related to the University of Tennessee! J.D. looks forward to helping serve you in your real estate needs. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.

Lucas Hutson


License Number: 335836

Lucas belongs to a group of people that seems to be growing smaller by the day...people that are originally from Nashville. Before becoming a Realtor Lucas spent nearly 10 years working in the medical field, the majority of that time providing direct patient care. Now Lucas helps people with the biggest purchase of their life and cannot see himself doing anything else....other than being a pro fisherman. Lucas has been extremely privileged to be able to partner with two phenomenal agents, Van and Matt Calhoon, to form a very successful team. Learning and working with these two has given Lucas more knowledge and experience than most agents get in their first 10 years.

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.

Shannon Bell


License Number: 347382

Southern Life Real Estate
1612 Westgate Circle, Suite 221
Brentwood, TN 37027

All information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Copyright 2018 RealTracs Solutions. Listing information last updated on September 26, 2018.