FREEDOM REAL ESTATE EXPERTS
Michael Fooshe, Principal Broker (TN License #341501) 615-720-8121 or
Shari Fooshe, Managing Broker (TN License #330262) 615-720-6450
We are a boutique firm of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience including real estate strategy, buying and selling, financing, pre-listing evaluations, photography and staging, custom home building, financial consulting. We love what we do, and we do it with passion! We look forward to working with you because you deserve a higher level of service.
Michael W. Fooshe
Michael W. Fooshe is licensed as a Principal Real Estate Broker and is the owner of Freedom Real Estate Experts, and is also a Certified Public Accountant, owning his own firm, Michael W. Fooshe, CPA. He began his professional accounting career in 1989 and developed a reputation quickly as one who could build solid accounting systems from the ground up by working with professionals from all over the spectrum. Later, he began working with healthcare systems from the largest hospital system in the world through mid-sized multi-specialty physician groups. He developed an uncanny ability to “paratroop” into systems headed for sure bankruptcy, stabilize the “patient,” then find ways to save millions in a short period of time by developing trust with administration and physicians, then executing effective audits that resulted in operational changes and significant improvement to the bottom line.
Michael has lived and worked in Dickson and the Greater Nashville area since 1989. He and his wife Shari have been in the real estate business in some sort or fashion since 1992, whether that be buying and selling homes, renovating, or building from scratch for themselves and others. When Mike was five years old, his parents bought him a carpentry tool kit and he commenced to building a tree house with scraps of lumber lying around in the garage! Ever since, he has had a hammer, saw, tape measure and all that goes with that close by to build the next project.
Michael’s clients say consistently that they like working with him because he quickly earns trust, something that was invaluable in rescuing failing healthcare organizations. He also goes above and beyond and has been known to show up at a listing client’s house with a zero-turn and a chainsaw to take care of problems after a storm for his clients. How many real estate brokers do that?
Michael resides in Dickson with his wife and three daughters who are all married. He has four grands, loves spending time with family, serving his church, building and renovating homes, and connecting people to opportunities, whether those be realty, financial or personal. Mike also loves hunting, hiking, observing wildlife, cooking outdoors and spending as much time in the woods as possible in this beautiful area we know as Middle Tennessee. Michael serves all of his clients with the heart of a teacher and immensely enjoys serving the financial and real estate needs of clients all over Middle Tennessee and beyond.
He may be reached at 615-720-8121 and MFooshe@RealTracs.com.
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Shari began her real estate career in 2014 as an Affiliate Broker for ERA Real Estate Professionals. In 2017, she passed her Broker Exam and subsequently competed for and won the ERA International Award for Office Coordinator of the Year, and was presented this award in Las Vegas at the ERA International Business Conference.
In 2020, Shari and her husband Michael (also a Broker and a CPA), struck out on their own and opened Freedom Real Estate Experts, a different kind of real estate company that puts God at the center of all decisions, and guides all actions on principles of truth and sincerity.
Prior to real estate, Shari founded and directed a Christian preteen regional camp (Camp Tomahawk) for 9 years, worked 5 years for the TN Dept of Environment and Conservation, and home educated all three of her daughters from 1998 – 2017 (all were honor students in college).
Shari married her college sweetheart, Michael Fooshe, in 1989. Together they have three daughters (and sons by marriage), Megan (Mark), Mariah (Michael), and Marissa (Brian). They also have five grandchildren (two boys – Sage and Gavin, three girls — Eden, Sera and Amelia).
Her personal interests include her church, organizing, teaching and training, public speaking, writing, traveling with her family, the beach, reading, line dancing, roller skating, movies/trivia, anything involving the arts, dinner theater, board games and her cats.
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Mary Pat Proctor
I’m Mary Pat Proctor and I am so excited to be working with Mike and Shari Fooshe at Freedom Real Estate Experts. I have always been interested in real estate and the real estate market in general. I am often researching real estate markets, driving by homes, and seeing the potential in homes and yards for resale. I love helping in home improvements and landscaping.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I taught 2nd grade for 3 years, substituted for a bit, and homeschooled my children for 14 years. One has graduated and married, and the other 2 are still in college. I also previously had my own window treatment business and sewed boutique children’s clothing sold on Etsy.
I have been married to my husband Ken since 1994 and we have 3 grown children (2 girls and a boy). Our eldest and her husband recently blessed us with our first grandson and we are over the moon. We are thankful to have our kids nearby as family is so important to us and we enjoy being together.
My personal interests in addition to everything real estate include playing piano, gardening, quilting/sewing, travelling, and cooking with my kids. I am very involved in our church family as well. I love the beach and getting away to relax and listen to the ocean waves—in addition to body surfing, building sand castles, and eating fresh fish.
Mariah and Michael Stephens
In house staging and photography services
As an aspiring housewife, culinary chef, full time photographer, and part time admin assistant, Mariah knew she would not have the time needed to devote to starting a new staging business. Yet, with her husband Michael recognizing her love for interior design, it was only a matter of time before they were able to work out the details. As a full-time college student and working 5 days a week, Michael only had weekends and evenings to offer his wife. They both knew what had to be done, it was just a matter of doing it!
The first stage was nothing short of difficult. With only 1 small kia sedan and a little red fiat, their very first stage took them long into the night. Transporting furniture pieces strapped to the rooves of their cars, stuffing pillows in every spare crack of the cab, and crossing their fingers hoping the weather would hold. Let’s just say… The next priority would be finding a better means of transportation!
Within the next week, things had settled down and normal schedules resumed. Lost in the chaos of everyday life, the eventful evening started to fade from their minds when a phone call came in from the realtor who had listed the home. “It’s under contract!” He exclaimed happily continuing, “I had another agent ask me who had done my staging. She was very excited to see such a fresh new style. You don’t happen to have any business cards that I could have to pass out, do you?”
And just like that, our business was born. One referral turned into another… and then another! Home staging now had a new meaning. A new design style had been discovered and everyone wanted it! At the beginning of that year, Mariah and Michael set a goal for themselves. 3-5 staged homes in a year. A feasible goal that would not overload their crazy schedules. Before the end of that year, Michael and Mariah were able to stage and photograph over 15 homes. We learned something truly incredible that year: When you are doing what you love, you always find the time.
We had a lot of adventures together in those early days and we are looking forward to all of the adventures that have yet to come! We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Freedom Real Estate Experts! We feel this partnership will bring our clients an all-around incredible home selling experience. We look forward to serving Dickson and surrounding areas with our home staging and photography services!
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