Work hard and dream big” is encoded in Juli’s genes. With razor-sharp attention to detail and an innate sense of style. Founder and Principal Broker of Sound City Realty. She is a Nashville insider, savvy with a knack for understanding people and their needs.
Juli has been licensed since 2001 and has represented Buyers, Sellers, and Investors for over 20 years. She got her start in real estate as an investor, renovating homes for resale in Nashville in the late 1990s. Managing rental property, and understanding the business of strong Tenant relations and rental management. Juli’s background extends from the ground up. She understands how a property is renovated, maintained, and sustained financially. Her goal is simple – to make people feel at home by giving them peace of mind. Whether clients are buying or selling or looking for tenants or short-term rental management, they appreciate Juli’s approach and her love for Nashville. “It’s exciting to be in Nashville right now,” she says. “I love to share this enthusiasm with our clients”. Sound City Realty likes to open new doors for people and show them options they might not have considered.”
With a background in business and art, Juli brings a formidable skill set to the table on behalf of Sound City Realty clients. Juli has managed art studios, been an on-staff Associate Professor of Fine Art at O’More College of Design, as well as run her own private art school, teaching children as well as adults. She owned and operated a unique special event art business, operating Art Moves out of a vintage 1968 International Metro Mite van. Teaching requires patience. Teaching children requires a lot of patience. Juli’s love of art, like her love of Nashville, makes it easy.
Or… she may just make it look easy. Hard work was the backbone of her Midwestern upbringing. She was raised by a construction materials salesman who put his children through college on a commission-only income.
Perhaps entrepreneurship, as well as property, are in her blood, too.
Although licensed in 2020, she arrived on the Sound City scene with experience to serve her growing real estate career.
Andrea grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes – Fergus Falls, MN. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management from North Dakota State University and has a background in both residential and commercial property management. By 2019, she had enough of the Minnesota winters and decided to relocate to Nashville, TN, and obtain her real estate license.
In her spare time, Andrea likes to hike, cook, travel, see live music, and of course, cheer on the Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!!
Andrea looks forward to creating trustworthy relationships with her future clients!
John Williamson has a unique approach to real estate. To him, properties are an equation - a sum of their parts and a product of their components.
John’s diverse background, including (but not limited to) agricultural engineering, residential and commercial construction, remodeling, and maintenance and repair, has shaped his awareness of the smallest details as well as the big picture. When John looks at a piece of real estate, he sees its location, design, materials, and craftsmanship, maintenance requirements, topography, landscaping, and drainage, as well as how these elements come together to influence the way an individual or family will use the property as a home or investment. John’s giving spirit and his focus on service set him apart from the crowd, and his clients typically become lifelong friends.
With nearly a decade of public school teaching experience and five years of real estate investing in the Nashville area, Brandon has gained the valuable skills that he uses daily in real estate negotiations and, in his passion, educating home buyers and sellers.
Originally from just outside of Washington, D.C., Brandon moved to Nashville while finishing a master’s degree in education from USC. With nearly a decade of public school teaching experience and five years of real estate investing in the Nashville area, Brandon has gained the valuable skills that he uses daily in real estate negotiations and, in his passion, educating home buyers and sellers. Brandon lived briefly in Hermitage and then for a few years in Hillsboro Village before moving to, where he now calls home, East Nashville.
He spends his time teaching the young students of Nashville, woodworking at the not-for-profit Make Nashville, eating pizza and pastries at all of the local spots he can, and investing in businesses and real estate. Brandon is excited about helping people find and make great real estate deals, and he particularly loves working with teachers, first-time homebuyers, and investors. Brandon’s first home purchase truly created financial security for him. After that, he was certain real estate was one of the great ways to build real wealth, comfort, and freedom and he has committed to helping others find this, too. Contributing to Nashville is important to Brandon, so joining the Schumanns at their family-run, local brokerage, Sound City Realty, was a no-brainer. He looks forward to helping you navigate your next (or first!) real estate purchase or sale.
If Sound City were an intersection, it would be where Arts Avenue meets Real EstateRow. That being said... Welcome to Sound City! We are SO glad you stopped by...make yourself at home. You won’t find any cold big box names/chains around here, so if you’re looking for a machine to sell your home, you’re in the wrong place. We believe in doing Real Estate a different way. A Real way. A Creative way. In fact, you might say creativity and innovation is the life blood of our brokerage.
Our story started in Manhattan of all places. Owner Juli Schumann was just getting started at life and, fresh out of college with a psychology degree (if no one has told you, real estate agents are just psychologists with a name tag ha ha), she worked with a group of entrepreneurs launching the early 90’s trend of DIY before DIY was a thing, opening paint-your-own pottery studios. Her studio grew and over the years, her little loft studio moved to Nashville, where she held summer pottery camps for kids, among other projects. Juli’s entrepreneurial bug didn’t just stop at the arts, though. She realized there was money to be made in the Nashville real estate rental market and decided to couple her love of design with her keen sense of financial discretion.
Between the late 90s to the Great Recession, Juli renovated and flipped around 90 or so homes. Getting her real estate license was a natural progression as she expanded her rental inventory and in 2016, she decided to open her own firm, a brokerage she dubbed Sound City. In all these years, Juli has stayed close to her arts roots and loves how she is able to incorporate her creative mindset to help find real estate solutions that color outside the lines. A house is just walls and nails, but a home.... Well, a home is so much more.
Sound City has now grown to house several of the area’s top real estate agents. Our agents are not salespeople, but are trusted real estate advisors carefully selected to offer honest, thorough advice and to bring (you guessed it) creativity to the table.