The Fountain Group
The Fountain Group

Meet Erin


When we choose a real estate agent to be our advocate in the home buying market, we’re asking someone to be an extension of ourselves and to help us sell our home or find a new home that will meet our family’s needs and to be that someplace special for years to come.

Much like you will invite me into your life story as your REALTOR®, I’d like to invite you into mine. I’ve been proudly selling the Westhaven Life since DAY ONE! From its inception more than a decade ago, I played an integral role in introducing Middle Tennessee to this community that I too call home. At the time, it was a development concept that had never before been undertaken in Williamson County.

The challenges and opportunities associated with a concept as sophisticated and complex as Westhaven have positioned me as a leader in my field, and a tremendous asset to my clients. Simply put, I truly get what makes Westhaven tick. I’ve experienced it both professionally and personally, and my desire is to pass that expertise on to you.

My commitment to my profession is both passionate and specialized. My first-hand experience in community development and luxury home sales have equipped me with a motivated attitude hinged on constant communication, thorough due diligence, dedication, honesty, and professionalism. Bottom line….I will work hard for you. I will be your advocate.

I am a native of Middle Tennessee, originally from Mt. Juliet. I began my real estate career after graduating from Western Kentucky University and have been living in Franklin ever since. My Nashville area contacts and connections within the real estate industry and beyond run deep, providing yet another layer of benefits for my clients. There is no place I’d rather live.

A little more about me:

  • Licensed REALTOR® since February 2001
  • Westhaven on-site agent from 2002-2013
  • Sold on-site in all of Southern Land Company’s Franklin, TN residential communities including LaurelBrooke, CarronBridge, Westhaven and Windstone (which I generated approximately 9 million in closings over the course of one year during a real estate recession in 2010).
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of new home construction building practices, floor plans, and builder protocol.
  • Represented high-end developer in home site sales and represented more than 10 local and regional custom and semi-custom home builders.
  • Multiple recipient of Home Builder’s Association of Middle TN Circle of Excellence “Platinum Award” for over $10 million in annual closings.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications from Western Kentucky University in May 2000.
  • Active member of NAR-National Association of REALTORS®, TAR- Tennessee Association of REALTORS® and WCAR-Williamson County Association of REALTORS®.
  • I also hold the following Designations: ABR- Accredited Buyer’s Representative, SRS- Seller Representative Specialist, GRI-Graduate REALTOR® Institute and C-RCS-Certified Residential Construction Specialist.

I have owned two homes in Westhaven and currently live here with my husband and two children. We love to take walks to the grocery store, stop into High Brow Coffee to grab a cup or scoop of ice cream on the way, ride bikes, go to the playgrounds, chat with our neighbors on the front porch, splash in the pools, and attend the plethora of events offered here…and that’s all in the neighborhood!

My children attend elementary school within walking distance to my home. My doctor, eye doctor, dentist, hair salon, and florist are all in my neighborhood. In a world where we are constantly running, constantly connected, and constantly on the go, simplifying our lives by living near our necessities rather than having to drive miles to get to them, has afforded us the luxury of time that today’s world is often missing.

Send me a message and I’d be more than happy to meet with you and show you this truly wonderful community called Westhaven. It is what I know, what I love, and where I choose to call HOME.

Erin Gilbert – Your Westhaven Expert


Erin’s Testimonials

“Erin helped me find the perfect home in Franklin, TN. She took such care into helping us find the perfect home instead of just trying to sell us on something that came close. We took two years to make a decision and she never made me feel like we were taking up too much time. She was always available via text, call or email and responded immediately. She made the contract phase seamless and easy to understand and even went to the home multiple times to take photos since we were out of state. Above and beyond! Would HIGHLY recommend Erin” Deyo- 2018

“My husband and I chose Erin Gilbert as the agent to sell our house in Franklin, TN, on the recommendation of a friend. We could not have been happier with our decision, one of the reasons being that the house sold in six days after listing! But just as important was the overall experience we had in dealing with Erin. Her local knowledge of our neighborhood, her availability to answer any questions that we had, even her expertise and suggestions at staging the home were are vital in the process of our quick sale. We feel that choosing Erin Gilbert as your real estate agent would be a very wise decision to make.” Dowdy- 2017

“Erin helped us through the new construction process of our home in Westhaven. Erin was instrumental in keeping us up to date on the availability of the home we were looking for, and with us throughout the build process. Her services were invaluable as we were managing this process from Chicago.” McDaniel- 2017

“We have purchased and sold 5 homes and our experience with Erin was excellent. She is attentive, detailed oriented and her local knowledge is impressive. She was a joy to work with! Thank you, Erin, for your help. We love our new home.” Hodes- 2017

“Erin is so knowledgeable of the whole process and did a great job of guiding us through our first time to build a home. She is thorough and very adept at picking up on our likes and need for guidance. Erin knows the local community and has established a good network with others to help support her customers.” Wiseman- 2017

“Our experience with Erin was outstanding. From the start she was personable, professional and very knowledgeable about the current market. They handled every aspect of the transaction seamlessly, from great photos to coordinating showings around our schedule to accomodate my working from home. I highly recommend Erin, Erynn Lavagnino, and the Benchmark team.” Bonadies- 2017

“Erin is absolutely amazing! She was recommended to us by a number of people when we were searching for a realtor to list our home. We have moved numerous times and Erin, by a long shot, is the best real estate professional we’ve experienced. She knows the area and how to get the best price whether you’re listing or buying. Not only is she professional, she is warm and personable too. She understands the stress of buying, selling and moving; she made the entire process seamless. We enjoyed the fact that she remembers so much about clients, details of the homes and even ones from years ago. She knows literally everyone. My husband and I highly recommend Erin Gilbert.” Raymond- 2016

“Erin is extremely professional in all aspects if the real estate process. She understands the needs and concerns of her clients and does everything possible to satisfy their requirements. Erin exemplifies what it means to be an excellent real estate agent.” Kirincich- 2016

“Erin was always available when we needed her and involved from sale to closing. Her skills were evident when negotiations occurred and she constantly keep us informed throughout the sale and closing. We would recommend her without hesitation to anyone buying or selling in Westhaven!” Burke- 2016

“We have worked with Erin Gilbert twice, once in purchasing our home, and then in selling it 10 years later. We have worked with many realtors over the years, and she is the most comprehensive and diligent realtor we have encountered. I would highly recommend her to anyone, and especially to those interested in the Westhaven Community in Franklin, Tennessee. Because she lives in the neighborhood, she is well versed about it. She also attended the showings with other agents almost every time. Her only open house drew many people and brought us the offer two days later. You won’t regret it if you select her as your realtor.” Harvey- 2015

“I have owned 11 homes over the last 45 years and dealt with many hard working, well intentioned realtors. The real estate market has evolved with the advent of the digital revolution. Erin is on top of the latest marketing and media tools. She is the consummate professional, well versed in the intricacies of a complex market and willing to go the extra mile to assure a successful outcome in what is a normally a stressful decision. I recommend Erin to anyone that is considering buying and/or selling a home.” Gilbert- 2015

“We have bought and sold over 10 houses and without a doubt I would recommend Erin. She is the best bar none as she has great local experience and was very attentive to all of our needs. Our last home she represented us with a local builder here in the Nashville area and she came to just about every meeting onsite and made sure things stayed on course. She goes over and above, very good listener, attentive to details and offers pros and cons to just about all of the steps in the process. We interviewed three realtors prior to deciding and she was far and above the best. We made a great decision to work with her so be sure to reach out to her if you are looking for the best support and service.” Woodyard- 2015

“We built in Westhaven and since Erin had been one of the developer’s realtors from the start, she was invaluable in guiding us through the process. Pleasant to work with, organized and responsive, Erin kept us on target and truly helped make it come out better for us. People wonder if you need a Realtor when you build . I say yes!” Stephens- 2015

“Contracting with Erin Gilbert to represent us as buyers on our townhome purchase in Westhaven this past November rates as the all-time best real estate decision we have ever made. Her experience working with builders and individuals, her professionalism, her organization, and her advocacy for us as clients through the closing process and beyond made this a positive experience.” Alley- 2014

“I have worked with Erin twice within the past three years. The first time was to sell a home, the second was to purchase another. I enjoy working with Erin very much. She is highly professional, completely knowledgeable and brought to my attention many things I didn’t consider or immediately see. She reviews a home with you as if she were purchasing it for her family. Highly Recommend!” Lord- 2014

We wanted to take a moment to thank you and Michelle for helping us find and purchase our new home in Berry Farms. We are delighted with our choice of home, neighborhood and builder. Your and Michelle’s knowledge and expertise about the Franklin market, understanding of the new construction buying process, and skill in helping us navigate our way from the initial selection to move-in was invaluable.
We have purchased many homes during our career journey around the country, several involving new construction and you and Michelle top the list of Realtors we have worked with.
Thank you so much for your help and we would be happy to be a reference to any of your clients or potential clients.
All the best for your continued success.”Spurlock- 2014

“Erin is the best agent you are ever going to have. Period. We accidentally found our new home on July 4th weekend! We were in no way looking for a new house but this one was just perfect and we had to have it! We called Erin on the holiday weekend about 15 times with questions about the new house and talking through actually making an offer. She was equally responsive on a holiday as she has been on any random day!

Erin helped us secure our new home in a highly competitive market – she is very thorough with her work, very responsive, cares more about what you want rather than getting you to just buy, she is very patient – knows her real estate market and very personable. We have had 2 other real estate agents before her – and while they have all been good – Erin is just more efficient and cares more about her clients. One awesome quality about her – is that she is relentless in getting information – she will call whoever she needs to get info and make sure everything is on track. She is just great!

Of course, we knew we wanted to use Erin to sell our current home – which had to be done in 60 days or else we would own two houses! You can imagine the stress we had but somehow felt really safe knowing Erin could get it done! We sold our home for a price we were happy with and well within the 60 day window! We had a contract within 3 days of putting a ‘coming soon’ sign in the yard!! We could not be happier!!!” Polak- 2014

“Michelle Chrest and Erin Gilbert are the best Realtors we have ever done business with. It was a pleasure to get to know and work with them both. They made the house buying process positive and enjoyable! Being out of town clients, they taught us a lot about the area and were very knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods. After showing us just a few houses, they quickly learned our wants and dislikes and were not hesitant to show us any property. They were always quick to respond to calls, texts and emails. Their friendly yet professional approach cannot be beat! We would highly recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling real estate.” Pigg- 2014