If you’ve been in Hendersonville very long, especially on the peninsula, you are sure to know the names Lindy and Mike Gaughan. Lindy and Mike, who along with Marilyn Bristol own RE/MAX Choice Properties, have been influencing the real estate community for years. RE/MAX Choice Properties is one of the most successful companies in the area, with offices in Brentwood, East Nashville and Gallatin. They were recently published in The Nashville Business Journal for being one of the Top 10 real estate firms in Middle Tennessee.
Lindy and Mike gave up careers in Education and Engineering 30+ years ago to follow in the footsteps of Lindy’s father, the late Robert (Bob) Ellis, and as Lindy says, “We never looked back. There is nothing like the thrills of helping families find a home where they can live out their dreams!” The two have risen to the top of their profession through the continued business of repeat customers and their referrals.
Lindy and Mike have been former Realtors of the Year, past presidents of the Sumner Association of Realtors, and hold the highest sales awards in both their local association and RE/MAX worldwide. Mike has served as the President of the Tennessee Association of Realtors, the highest statewide leadership role in the industry, and received the coveted Tennessee Realtor of the Year award.
In addition to selling real estate full time, Lindy and Mike currently serve or have served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Hendersonville Hospital, The Jason Foundation, YMCA, Woman’s Club, Community Child Care Center, Children Are People(CAP), Cumberland Mental Health, Pope John Paul II High School and United Way of Sumner County. They are active members of First United Methodist Church where Lindy currently serves as Lay leader.
Lindy and Mike have built a team of professionals who possess the same character and commitment of helping customers realize their real estate dreams. Lina Marler, formerly Lina Puryear, has been a part of the team for almost 15 years. A native of Middle Tennessee, her family has one of the longest heritages in Sumner County. Her father, William (Bill) Puryear, a well-known historian and artist, is one of the most influential figures in our county. Lina’s knowledge of the community is unparalleled and her stories are rich with history. For instance, she grew up riding horseback on what is now known as Fairvue Plantation. She has three grown children, and is married to CAPT Jim Marler, US Navy. Lina is passionate about representing her clients’ best interest and known for attention to detail!
Jack Gaughan joined his parent’s footsteps four years ago after finishing law school at Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. Although licensed in both Tennessee and California, Jack has chosen to follow in the family’s tradition of the real estate business. His education brings a special set of skills that prove essential in providing the best service to our clients. Jack’s home base is at the East Nashville office where he is helping to grow an office of forward moving, creative agents for an ever changing real estate environment. He is uniquely qualified to help buyers and sellers in Sumner, Davidson and Williamson counties.
Lindy’s niece, Mary Kathryn (Rogers) Oliver, the most recent addition to the team, left her previous career as a beloved pediatric nurse practitioner, to follow her passion in real estate. She grew up in Hendersonville and now lives in East Nashville, which gives her expertise in Sumner, Davidson, and Williamson County. Many know her through her parents, the late Judge C.L.(Buck) and Lile Rogers. There are few who haven’t been taught or influenced by Lile from her years at Hendersonville High School. Like her family, she believes strongly in volunteerism and being an active part of the community. Her husband, Nathan and daughter Ellis are active members of Ethos church and Preston Taylor Ministries.
Lindy and Mike are excited about the growth they’ve witnessed and have not only watched our communities evolve, they’ve been instrumental in its success. Give them a call and see what The Gaughan Team can do for you!