Donnel Milam Real Estate Agent at Fridrich and Clark Realty

Donnel Milam

Real Estate Agent at
Fridrich and Clark Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Relocations

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Donnel sells properties fast - selling more than 54% quicker than the average Nashville agent.
Donnel gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Nashville agent.
Donnel is a SFH expert - working with over 69% more single family homes than the average Nashville agent.

More about Donnel Milam

Donnel is a long-time resident of Williamson County and has been consistently recognized as one of the top-producing agents in her community since she started her real estate career in 2002. Highly professional yet personable, she understands the important role that local knowledge, commitment, follow-through and strong relationships play in a service-based industry. Her skills as a strong communicator and negotiator–together with her experience, attention to detail and problem-solving abilities–are why past clients continually reward her with repeat and referral business. Donnel is passionate about helping others and actively supports local and international non-profits including Room in the Inn, Harvest Hands, the American Cancer Society and Raise the Veil Ministries in Haiti. She is a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church where she leads a weekly adult discipleship class and ...
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GRI, Certified Relocation Specialist, CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist, ABR®, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Broker, e-Pro Certification, NAR Licensed, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)

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  • Donnel helped me buy a home

      We recently moved from Destin, FL to the Franklin, TN area. In our search for a realtor, my husband saw that Donnel Milam had experience as a school teacher as well as a realtor. Being a former teacher himself, he thought she’d probably know a lot about the school systems in the area. We all want our kids to have the best educational experience so he gave her a call. Not only did she have lots of knowledge about the school systems, she was a great realtor for us because she knows so much about the area having lived here for several years herself. And when it came time to negotiate, it was like she was buying the house for herself because she helped out with every detail we would hope for in a realtor... you know, the one who goes that extra mile! She even pointed out the things that needed fixed when we did a walk-through with the builder before we sign the dotted line. Donnel also went beyond her call of duty by helping us find doctors, dentists, and even some great restaurants! We consider Donnel a personal friend and we highly recommend you consider making her your realtor, too. When it comes time for us to move again, Donnel will be the one we call.

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    • Highly recommend Donnel Milam ... She is knowledgeable ,professional and client focused . We moved from Georgia and she went beyond our expectations to help us find the right home and to have a smooth transition! She made it a priority to work around our schedule . She and her staff were always available. She has continued to check on us and include us in several events ! Truly Donnel has become a friend we cherish and will readily refer to anyone moving to middle Tennessee !

      - alt6852
    • Donnel has a whole team of people that make the process of finding and purchasing a home go so smoothly. I would have been overwhelmed if it weren't for the teams quick response times to my many questions and they fixed us through every step of the process. They coordinated inspections and kept us up to date every step of the way. I recommend The Milam Group to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

      - christycolganhunter
    • We bought our home in Franklin, TN with Donnel. She worked tirelessly for us. She is detailed oriented. When is was time for us to sell we called her. Our home sold in one day. Her team came in and staged my home, took professional pictures and has the same sense of detail as she does. They were there on top of everything every step of the way. I would highly recommend The Miliam Team. If you are looking to buy a house, Donnel goes out in storms!!! If you our looking to selling to sell.

      - maidalf
    • Donnel and her team made me feel like I was their one and only client. They helped me know just what to do to get my house ready and they were incredible in marketing it! Then, they diligently helped us find exactly the house we needed to move into after our home sold faster than we ever imagined. Top notch! Couldn't recommend them more highly!

      - melmamo
    • Donnel was awesome! I would rank her an 11 out of 10. We sold our home in less than three weeks thanks to her knowledge and expertise in preparing a home to sell. I never could have done this by myself and we got top dollar. Contract to close, everything thing seemed to be on cruise control. Four wordsShe is the best!

      - bob22771
    • My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Donnel Milam and The Milam Group during the selling process and purchase of our new home. Donnel is knowledgeable, connected, hardworking, patient and detail oriented. We will definitely call Donnel with any future real estate needs!

      - shannon frost
    • Donnel was referred to me by a good friend. I couldn't have been more impressed. This was my third home buying experience and have utilized several different Realtors over the years. I moved from Georgia to Tennessee this past October. Donnel and her team are the epitome of professionalism. Donnel would anticipate my needs and was very intuitive. In this difficult market she negotiated well and gave me sound advice. My price point was difficult to find. I had several situations in the home buying process that were curve balls to me. One house I put an offer on had 13 other offers! Another house had septic tank issues. Through it all Donnel was knowledgeable and kept me positive. I was beginning to get discouraged but she kept encouraging me that there was a house for me. I know I picked the right realtor. I am so glad I went with Donnel and her team. They went above and beyond. They were always so responsive to my questions and needs. Donnel doesn't overlook any detail. I can't say enough about them. I would recommend them to anyone.

      - zuser20170225071537616
    • If you are needing to get your house sold, She is your Agent!! From the time we contacted Donnel about placing our house on the market, her and the Milam Group were there to help in anyway possible. Things went at our pace the entire time. We loved the time and patience she took with us to ensure we were 100% satisfied. Her team helped us prepare, stage, take photos, and get our house ready to move! Did I mention her patience! Never once did we feel pressured to get things done. Words cannot describe how much time she will spend with her clients. We are so thankful that we contacted her when we decided to sell our house!

      - will zander
    • We have had the pleasure of selling a home with Donnel when we moved out of state. Upon our return back to our home state, Donnel went out of her way to find homes for us to preview that met our "wishlist." The entire process was a pleasure. We found a great house with Donnel's expertise of the market and the area. Even after the closing, she was available for questions and suggestions with our new home. I would highly recommend Donnel for anyone selling their home or relocating to the area, as she is quite knowledgable and has a genuine love for the Nashville and the surrounding area.

      - mbhoover65
    • Donnel has class and style when dealing with her clients. She's not all about making a sale to get a commission, instead her concern revolves around her clients' safety and making sure that the house is the right fit for her client. She took good care of me during the whole business deal. She went out of her way to make sure that I was comfortable with the house of my choice. She even pointed out things to consider during our house hunting .This proved my point that she is after her clients' welfare. I will definitely recommend her to my co -workers who are relocating from California.

      - liatrin3
    • Donnel is the best realtor I have ever worked with. She understood right away what we needed to sell our home and helped us get $6000 over asking price. She then helped us navigate a very frustrating new home purchase and made sure the builder was held accountable for their issues. She was always available to talk via text or phone and just gets stuff done! Her staff is great, too! Please give her a call!

      - lizgossett
    • Donnel is the sole reason we have our house today. There were 2 other bids above asking price (at the same amount as our bid), but Donnel had the brilliant idea to offer to pay for the title insurance, and that's why we won! She's very knowledgeable, honest, and intelligent. My husband and I would definitely work with her again.

      - caverlyconnor
    • I've used Donnel for the purchase and sale of multiple homes in Nashville and Franklin, TN. She is literally the best real estate professional in the business. I've trusted her numerous times and always ended up being super impressed. My last sale was on the market for 3 days before it sold :). Donnel and her group are amazing!!

      - asilvermandrums
    • As a director of sales for a Fortune 500 company that manages 100 associates, I recognize the importance of making clients feel valued. The Milam Group didnt just make my family feel valued, they made us feel like we were their only clients. They found us our home in the perfect neighborhood and their communication was exquisite. Every question was always answered! The best home buying experience - and this was move number eight. - Kedrick, Franklin

      - tiffanyandkedrick
    • This was our second home purchase and first home sale with Donnel, and we were once again impressed by her skill, dedication, and professionalism. On the sale of our home, we were able to get more for our home than we expected thanks to Donnel! She determined the right list price and used her personal network and marketing plan to sell our home quickly. On the purchase of our new home, Donnel helped us determine what was most important to us and was patient as we searched until we found the right home for our family. When it was time for contract details and negotiations, Donnel represented us very well and used her experience and expertise to our advantage. We are always impressed by Donnel and her team! There is no one better!

      - cham43
    • Donnel did an excellent job working with both me and the potential buyers and agents. She had a team who was informed, responsive and always had appropriate answers and resources. Once we had a contract in hand Donnel made sure everything went as smoothly as possible right through to the closing. I would recommend Donnel and her team to anyone selling or buying in the Nashville market.

      - jwilson22
    • Our family recently relocated to Franklin, and thanks to Donnel, our move was absolutely seamless! We were very impressed with Donnel's professionalism, expertise, and knowledge of all aspects involved with the purchase of our home. From the thorough search process, skillful offer negotiation, and invaluable knowledge of the ins and outs of the closing process, we would highly recommend Donnel and her team of warm and personable professionals to anyone. Thank you Milam Group for your genuine and absolutely outstanding client service; you have truly made us feel right at home!

      - elizabeth liuzzi4
    • We already knew Donnel was a very experienced realtor, but my wife and I really saw just how amazing she was right away when we began looking at homes. We looked at 7 total properties in 1 day and ended up going with the first one we looked at because it had all the wants and needs we had listed for her. From beginning to look, all the way to closing day, we were extremely pleased with Donnel's attention to detail. She even received compliments multiple times from our builder (who has been building homes for over 30 years) about how thorough she was and that every time we would meet, he would learn something new! My wife and I highly recommend Donnel Milam and her team at The Milam Group for anyone moving to or within Middle TN!

      - tjmilamiii
    • After having met with us and asking what our preferences were for a home, Donnel showed us homes until we chose the one we purchased. She was very professional and at the same time so friendly that she made us feel right at home. We would highly recommend her to any friends and family that move to Nashville. Her attention to detail and follow through throughout the entire process made purchasing the home easier much easier for us.

      - mst10
    • Working with Donnel was fantastic from the moment we contacted her. She knows Nashville and the surrounding area better than anyone I've met. She has a keen understanding of the evolving Nashville market, and she is both a savvy realtor and a compassionate ally. We emailed her after seeing a house online that we were interested in, and she got back with us so quickly that we saw it the next day. We didn't end up buying the first house we saw, but we did end up wanting to work with Donnel! We saw another home a week later, put in an offer, and listed our current home. She and her team went above and beyond throughout both the listing and buying processes. They were efficient, professional, and personable. Donnel was always available for questions small and large, and she and her entire team guided us excellently through the process. If we ever move again in the future, we will absolutely need Donnel by our side!

      - bolinmc
    • We couldnt be happier with our experience working with Donnel and her team. As first time home buyers, we felt very confident that Donnel had our best interests in mind during every step of the process beginning with our initial phone chat all the way through closing. Shes very responsive, was amazing at helping us learn what we wanted in a house/neighborhood and was able to tactfully (yet skillfully) handle a number of questions we had for the seller. We consider ourselves lucky for having found Donnel and would definitely recommend to anyone interested in buying/selling their home.

      - kadecker09
    • Donnel was such pleasure to work with. I met her about 9 months ago when I first started to explore the possibility of relocating from California to Nashville. On my first visit she took me and my family around to visit different neighborhoods and even set up school tours. This was so helpful for us. We were able to get a really good feel for what it is like to live in Nashville. When we officially decided to relocate, every time I was out here on business, Donnel always made herself available to meet with me and take me around to show me homes in different neighborhoods. This helped both of us as she really got to know exactly what I wanted in a home and I was able to narrow down the area that I wanted to live in. When it was time for me to go on my house hunting trip, I was able to find my home on the first day and ended up being a month ahead of my original timeline. During the time when I was in escrow Donnel and her team were with me every step of the way making sure that I was aware of what to expect and giving me updates. I highly recommend Donnel.

      - claudineramirez2002
    • Listened to what you wanted done when selling your home. Told you how she can you get that accomplished in the best way. Educated you on how it will be done. For us it was successful. We sold our house quickly with no complications. We would highly recommend her and her great team.

      - middleton401
    • We've worked with a bunch of relators over the years. This is the second time we've bought or sold a home with Donnel. Donnel and her team are professional, prompt, and responsive. They know the local market, and can effectively leverage that knowledge. Donnel and team really shined when it came to selling our home. They developed a smart marketing strategy, and helped us execute it every step of the way. We would highly recommend Donnel to anyone who needs a realtor.

      - davidcoker21
    • Give her an A++. She did two walk throughs with me, took pictures, and sent list to builder for unfinished items to be completed. Plan to enlist her services again to purchase investment property.

      - tadye39
    • We recently relocated from the Chicago area to Nashville. For the first year and a half, we rented until we were able to know the area better. In that time, we were lucky enough to cross paths with Donnel Milam, and when our landlord gave us short notice that she was moving back in the house we were renting, Donnel was truly our saving grace. She worked tirelessly to help us purchase a home that not only met our needs, but also negotiated a deal that was under our budget and under appraisal. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, which helped us explore more parts of Nashville than we originally intended to explore. Without a doubt, Donnel and her team are the hardest working real estate group in Nashville and we highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to be THRILLED with the entire process.

      - aprilcbowers
    • As good as it gets! We were supremely satisfied with the entire experience working with Donnel for the sale of our home! We had total confidence in her expert ability, and her capable staff supported us every step of the way, leading to a full-price contract in a matter of days. Their service and support continued beyond closing, leaving no detail unattended. Outstanding job - could not recommend anyone more highly!

      - herbert925
    • Donnel was a pleasure to work with. As a first-time home buyer she made sure that I understood how the process worked, and helped me along at each stage. I would highly reccomend Donnel and her team to anyone who is looking for a home in the Nashville area.

      - user57576892
    • Donnel and her team is as good as it gets! She found the perfect home for us in Brentwood that went into a multiple offer situationDonnel was so steady and confident and proposed an offer-strategy which we thought was great and went with...yes, we got the home! Without the depth of her knowledge and experience, we would have not won the day. Then, the inside team took over the contract to close process and made it stress and anxious free. I wish everyone could have the same experience we hadthey can if they use The Milam Group.

      - bob76043
    • I could not have wished for a better experience. Donnel is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and above all else caring and thoughtful. Her staff is gracious and quick to respond to all questions and requests. They led me through the whole experience by the hand and made it so easy for me. I HIGHLY recommend Donnel and The Milam Group to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.

      - candacewcompton
    • Donnel was very helpful during our entire relocation process. We were transferring from out of state, and Donnel assisted with the entire transition process. Highly energetic and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her services.

      - tom ocull
    • Donnel and her team were unbelievable! The Milam Group provided incredible insight and suggestions on how to best prepare our home to sell as quickly as possible. We sold it in one day with multiple offers above list price! I never could have done this by myself. Contract to close; they took care of everything, which made it a hassle free and wonderful experience. Three words They are awesome!

      - bob76043
    • Donnel is an amazing realtor. She works hard to make sure that you don't have to worry about anything. She is constintely bringing her expertise and professionalism to each meeting, and she always has her clients best interest at heart. I highly recommend that you work with Donnel and her entire team when you are looking for a new place to call home. It will be the best decision that you make.

      - pastorerik
    • Donnel is hands down the best realtor I've ever worked with. Donnel and her team went above and beyond ever single step of the way through our offer process. She informed us of things we should be cautious of and proved that she was truly on our side, and not just trying to sell us a house. She is genuinely cared and had our future happiness in mind. One special thing that Donnel did was show up at our final walk through and hour early, so that I could put flowers in the house for my wife. No questions asked, she said "I'll be there". It really made things special for my wife and I and we appreciate that so much. We were also showered with gifts! A bottle of spirits, postcards, and a candle in a nice gift basket at closing and beautiful pie at Thanksgiving. Our family was jealous of our realtor. My wife and I highly recommend Donnel and her group, you'll be very happy you chose them.

      - atomgroom
    • I would without any hesitation, recommend Donnel and her team if youre looking for residential real-estate in the local area. Donnel is very professional and at the same time understanding of the buyers needs and requirements. She spent a lot of time with us and were completely satisfied with the home we purchased. If we were looking for a new property shed be the first one wed call, to sell our home and find something new.

      - hwt38
    • We relocated to Nashville from San Diego and didn't know the area at all. Donnel drove us all around for several days, gave us the low down on all the neighborhoods, types of homes common to the area, schools, shopping areas, etc. so we could decide which area would be best for our family. She has extensive knowledge of Nashville and surrounding areas given her years of working and living here. We felt like we were receiving a personal tour from the visitors bureau. She helped us find a terrific home and neighborhood, expertly negotiated with the seller, and helped us close quickly. She was responsive 7 days a week and always responded very quickly. She was very thorough with all aspects of the buy, very detail oriented with all paperwork, and her support team were outstanding also. We would highly recommend Donnel and her team and would work with them again if we were ever to move.

      - telford451
    • Donnel is the ABSOLUTE BEST at what she does. She recently helped us sell our house is a very hot market and got us an offer within HOURS of the open house that was over asking price. She helped us ensure our house was in top condition for selling by offering her expertise on what would help it sell. She connected us with great people to help make it happen. Donnel is also helping us buy our next home and I cannot express how much excitement I have for working with her. She makes sure that our end goals are the focus and that we are treated fairly. Her staff is amazing and very thorough and responsive. If you need a real estate agent in Nashville, don't hesitate to give Donnel a call. She is AMAZING.

      - elizabethgossett3
    • Donnel was a great realtor. She is very knowledgeable about the process and really helped us as first time home buyers. She was particularly helpful during the close period on helping source good contractors and renovation experts for our new home.

      - wreiners
    • Donnel helped us quickly sell our home immediately after we had purchased our dream home. All of her advice was spot on: from advising us how to prepare our home for showing, to pricing our home, to helping us review, select and negotiate our multiple offers. We were able to close on both houses the same day so the process was seamless. We can't say enough about how great Donnel and her team are!

      - user5556678
    • Donnel and her team helped us secure our dream home in a multiple offer situation. She is an excellent realtor, but more importantly she navigates her deals with integrity & honesty. She is truly a joy to work with! What more could you ask for?

      - julia478
    • We were searching rental properties for our next move and everything seemed way over priced. After contacting Donnel, she showed us what a difference and benefit it would be to buy verses rent. Once understanding what a mistake we almost made in renting, Donnel found the perfect home for us within 3 days. We made an offer that was accepted and we closed one month later with a mortgage payment five hundred dollars less than what we would had paid to rent. I can say with absolute certainty that she was our hero. Everyone should use her because she is the best.

      - bob76043
    • We had a short time to sell our house. The Milam Group clearly explained to us what needed to be done to maximize our sale price. Within 1 week we received a full price cash offer. We are very impressed with their ability to navigate the real estate market in Brentwood.

      - bagoff
    • I used Donnel & her team for a home purchased in 2014 and one sold in 2015. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, and client focused realtor. She would always make herself available to fit my hectic schedule which was greatly appreciated. She continued to stay in contact even after the purchase and sale was completed to ensure that everything was functioning as it should be. Top notch level of dependability in herself and her group makes them a dream to work with.

      - colechildress9
    • Donnel Milam and The Milam Group recently assisted me in selling my home and in finding my new home. I could go into great detail regarding the positive experience I had during what can often be a very stressful experience, but suffice it to say you would be hard pressed to find an organization to exceed The Milam Group. Their marketing is top notch, their attention to detail is terrific, they are extremely well connected in the Nashville Real Estate community, their online tools are invaluable, and they genuinely care about taking care of you as an individual.

      - noelrandy
    • Donnel and her crew were great to work with. I can't sing her praises enough. She knows the area and found many homes that worked great for my needs. Ultimately she found the perfect place for location, size, price and amenities and helped negotiate a great and fair deal for me. The process was smooth and easy, and I honestly didn't have to do much at all except sign on the dotted lines! She is honest and forthright with both the good and the bad from each property, which I really appreciate. She genuinely cares more about finding the "right place" instead of just quickly finding "any place." Loved working with Donnel and the Milam Group!

      - Philip Milam
    • When we engaged Donnel for the first time (she has sold one house for us when we were moving out of town, and helped us buy another when we were able to move back), her thoroughness was what impressed us the most. I mean, how many realtors would ruin their manicure to pull some weeds visible on the way to the front door!?! We never worried about a thing, because Donnel has this stuff down to a science. I highly recommend Donnel and her team to anyone who wants to sell (or buy) a house. She is professional, thorough, and motivated, and always working for the best interest of her client.

      - markaoldham
    • We recently relocated to the area from California and started the buying process while still living in California. Donnel and team made the transition a smooth and seamless one assisting us all along the way. As first time home buyers, we really appreciated having such a knowledgable and available team on our side. They even FaceTimed with us numerous times from the house so we could see every step of the process! We could not have asked for a better team and would highly recommend Donnel Milam and The Milam Group to everyone we know!

      - zuser20140428084259983
    • Donnel and her team go above and beyond in either Selling or Buying your home. She was my agent on the purchase of 2 houses and the sale of one. Most recently she not only helped me find my dream house, but one that was a great value as well. That is quite an accomplishment in such a "sellers" market as we have in Nashville today. Once the perfect house was identified, she leveraged her broad network of agents, lenders, etc. to overcome any obstacle to close. In short, I highly recommend Donnel and team, and will certainly use her again myself the next time I need an agent.

      - dblessington
    • Donnel helped us sell a home and purchase a new one. After taking her advice on staging our home, it sold in 2 days with multiple offers above listing price. She then quickly helped us find a new home in Brentwood - going above and beyond to negotiate and deal with a difficult seller and investigate some unusual circumstances. She was completely positive, professional, and patient through this difficult process and treated us like family!

      - angelamwomack
    • Donnell and her team were awesome! They were patient, effective and very professional.we would highly recommend them to our friends and family. They treated us like we were part of their family. It could not have been a better experience contract to close!

      - rcfandsef