As a father and son team, Bill and Jarratt have over 60 years of sales experience and have garnered numerous awards. Joining them recently as affiliate broker is Bill's wife and Jarratt's mom, Judi.
Bill won the GNAR's Silver Award of Excellence in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and a Gold Award of Excellence in 2007 and 2008 from Sumner Association of Realtors. He has also recently been named to the Fairvue Plantation 100 as one of the 100 most influential Realtors in the Nashville area. Prior to joining Fridrich & Clark Realty, Bill spent over 40 years in sales, 33 with the Ross Division of Abbott Laboratories. Out of a sales force of more than 500, he was consistently ranked in the top one-percent of the national sales force and has won numerous sales awards including 4 #1 rankings nationally. He also received the Chairman's Award at Abbott Laboratories which is awarded yearly by the CEO to only 10 out of 55,000 employees.
Bill is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Nashville and is also an active member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church.
Jarratt Bell, MBA
In 2009, Jarratt co-founded White Bridge Partners, Inc., as a means to provide funding for attractive real-estate projects affected by tight credit markets. Additionally, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville announced Jarratt as a finalist for Nashville's Emerging Leader Award in Real Estate. He also serves as an RPAC trustee for Greater Nashville Association of Realtors' (GNAR). In 2008, Jarratt was named Greater Nashville's Rookie of The Year for the highest sales volume among all new Realtors. Additionally, he was selected as one of only 28 members of the 2008 class of Leadership GNAR. This is quite an honor considering that the GNAR boasts over 4,000 members!
Jarratt has over 10 years of sales experience and is a seasoned real estate investor as well. Prior to entering the real estate field, Jarratt helped start Digital Safety Technologies in Nashville. As Vice President of Planning/Sales, he helped grow it into the market leader in its field at the time of its acquisition in 2005. Years of extensive business travel led Jarratt to shed the corporate world so that he could put his skills to work at home in Nashville. Although he still works late nights to provide clients superior service, now he's in the same city as his family every night!
Jarratt earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Business where he graduated with honors. Jarratt also has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Vanderbilt (Cum Laude).
Jarratt is a board member and Past President of The Bootstraps Foundation, a charitable organization which has provided over $1 million in college scholarships to young men and women in Middle Tennessee...students who have demonstrated determination and perseverance in the face of extreme obstacles. Jarratt recently completed a 2-year term on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Nashville. He is an active member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
Judi has just joined The Bell Group (husband, Bill and son, Jarratt) to complete the team. Her mission is not only to strengthen and lend support to the team but to provide exemplary service to clients and to the real estate community while having fun as a professional.
Prior to joining the team, Judi had an extensive background in the educational profession. She earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. During her classroom career, she was awarded a Sabbatical Leave Grant, served as a Career Ladder Evaluator, and was selected by her peers as McGavock High School Teacher of the Year, and a Tennessee Council of Teachers of English Award recipient. Hospital Corporation of America also awarded her a writing grant to establish a Critical Thinking class into her school’s curriculum.
After leaving a thirty-year career in the classroom, she became an Adjunct Professor at Peabody/ Vanderbilt, served as an Educational Consultant with the Institute of School Leaders through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant, and more recently served as an Educational Specialist in the Tennessee Exemplary Educators program. These are skills which have carry-over with clients who are seeking to live in areas which offer the best educational opportunities for their children.
Her passions include reading, following the Tennessee Vols, and spending time with her grand children Madeline and Abigail. She presently serves as a Decision Counselor, Personnel Committee member, and PLACE Counselor at Hendersonville First Baptist Church. She is a member of the Gallatin Morning Rotary where she will serve as President for the 2011-2012 year.
Michelle is our newest member to the Bell Group as our on-site agent for Providence North at Cedar Creek Commons in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Michelle has been a realtor in Middle Tennessee since 2007 and obtained her broker's license in 2010. Having a passion for learning and development she also received her EPRO, GRI and SFR designations. Prior to real estate, she worked in banking and finance for 25 years.
Michelle grew up in South Florida and moved to Middle Tennessee in 1998. She lives with her husband of 19 years, their son, and 125 lb. dog-child, Haus. Her passions include photography, boating, reading and home improvement projects.