Meet the team

It is our goal to strengthen the Tennessee community of real estate investors through high-quality education, support and networking events. We do this by providing members with opportunities to meet with and learn from experienced and active investors and industry-related professionals in the Tennessee real estate market. 

Who are our members:

Full-time and part-time investors, beginning investors, landlords, real estate brokers and agents, real estate industry-related professionals, attorneys, accountants, property managers, contractors, renovation specialists, appraisers, bankers, and people such as you who want to enjoy the many benefits of Real Estate Investing.

Doug Betty - Founder/Director
TNREIA established 2012

I began a career in real estate over 30 years ago when I unwittingly bought my first 'investment' property -a one acre lot in Bon Aqua, TN with a mobile home. Who knew it would turn into an obsession for Real Estate? I continue today acquiring properties and building a residential and commercial portfolio. 

I have been involved in many aspects of the residential and commercial real estate business, including property management, leasing, land sales, assembling urban parcels, due diligence and investment real estate.

I have never been as excited by the opportunities in the real estate market as I am today. Both passive investors and investors who actually want to do the work such as rehab, management and so on are finding great returns at today's prices.

My specialties are wholesaling real estate, managing real estate, purchasing real estate without banks, self-directed IRA investing, passive real estate investing, & turn key rentals.


Artist, entrepreneur, fix-and-flips and wholesaling.  Prior to real estate, I was an actor in Los Angeles, California and owner of Sumetra Media, a web based audio production house that focused on supporting distance learning companies.

I love my church community and previously served as President of the Board of Trustees at Unity of Nashville.  Along with networking and helping others achieve their investment dreams, I am currently working as Acquisitions Director for Southern Legacy Companies.  Along with Jennifer Hamrick, I am also Co-Founder of the Middle TN Investors and Wholesalers Network, as well as the Corkscrews and Contracts Real Estate Podcast.  My hobbies include watching Nashville hockey and football, going to country music concerts, camping, cooking, and flipping houses with my Mom, Beverly Love.


My husband, Doug, and I are long-term buy-and-hold real estate investors, investing in both commercial and residential properties in and around Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee. We truly enjoy our real estate investment business, in part because we learn something new everyday through the many people we meet. Tennessee is a great place to invest, and we're so glad to be here!


I am a REALTORĀ® who combines my love for the industry with my passion for helping others. I love the Parks family and enjoy going to work every day. Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house/condo to call home is my passion. My client dedication and love of helping others are what motivate me the most. Before getting into the real estate business, I worked in the social work field for 5 years with a nonprofit that helped families involved with the department of children services. I graduated with a degree in business management and have worked in sales for 10 years and management for 11 years. I am an active agent with Parks around Nashville, representing buyers, sellers, and renters on a day-to-day basis. As your Realtor, I will bring a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process. Drawing from years of experience in sales and business management, I have a reputation for refreshingly friendly customer care and proven ability to guide buyers to obtain the best value for their dream home and to assist sellers to a smooth, stress-free sale of their home.

I also have experience working with investors to help them grow their portfolio, make the most off their house flips, or find the best use for their investment property. My background in business gives me the knowledge and experience of working with professionals. 

I am Co-Founder of the Middle TN Investors and Wholesalers Network, as well as the Corkscrews and Contracts Real Estate Podcast. 

When not assisting clients, I enjoy spending time with friends, cooking, exercising, traveling and experiencing the fun Nashville has to offer.

I understand that buying and selling a home is one of the biggest decisions in a client’s life and view representation and guidance of my clients through this process as a true privilege.


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