Robert Kaufmann spent his first thirteen years in Reykjavík, Iceland. At fourteen he moved to the US to pursue his passion for football. He was accepted into Ole Miss at fifteen on a full ride scholarship as a linebacker for the Rebels while he pursued his degree in architectural design. He switched majors along the way, and by the time he left his teen years he had completed his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Nuclear Physics and Petroleum Engineering. He had also met and married the love of his life, Mira. Mira and Robert spent the next three years backpacking around the world participating in humanitarian efforts. They eventually bought their first house on the bank of the Rhine. It was while living there that Mira gave birth to their triplet girls. Four and a half months after they purchased the house, they sold it at a 35% profit. They bought their next house in Dubai. While Robert spent his time consulting and the girls began to grow up, Mira began a non-profit organization to bring relief to the homeless in the Middle East and Greenland. Just before Robert turned thirty, the five of them and their pet wolf Aravis (which they had adopted on one of their visits to the Kaufmann grandparents), moved to Flagstaff, AZ. Intending to continue his consulting business, Robert quickly discovered his love for real estate, as he and Mira bought and flipped seven houses within the first thirteen months in the states. Within two years, Robert had closed 233 houses and is the most successful agent in the southwest, with his houses on the market for an average of 4.2 days. This year he moved to Nashville to join the office of Benjamin Bauhaus. If you’d like to meet with Robert, just drop by the office any day of the week from 9-10 am to enjoy a cup of coffee and brioche. You’ll likely also meet Aravis and at least one of the triplets, who are often in tow on their dad’s real estate adventures. Sell and buy with Robert, because life is too short to be dull.
Benjamin Bauhaus grew up in a remote cabin in the backwoods in Tennessee, without electricity or running water. When he was 29 his great aunt Matilda visited and took him with her to see the city of Nashville. He immediately fell in love with the modern world, but there was one part of that world he loved the most: the houses. It was at that point that he knew that houses were his calling in life. Instead of going back to the woods, he wrote home to tell his family he was staying in the city. He immediately took a job in finishing work – attaching doorhandles, installing baseboards and kitchen sinks. And he loved every second of it. He spent his free time shopping the aisles of the home stores, watching reality tv shows about homes, and reading books about homes. As he continued happily working in construction for the next 5 years, his enthusiasm quickly began to affect the people around him. Soon friends were coming to him for design advice, and if someone was looking for a home, they knew Benjamin would know the market and have the perfect recommendations for them. So before he was a Realtor, he had already “sold” houses to almost all of his friends. One day Matilda visited him at his own house in the city, and she suggested he turn his enthusiasm into his job by selling real estate. That was 15 years ago, and Benjamin’s passion for real estate has now served countless people. If you’re ever in the area, visit Benjamin and his team at their bungalow downtown Tennessee. It’s a little cabin, with running water and electricity and even WIFI. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Benjamin would be tickled to pull up a rocking chair with you and chat about the market he knows and loves best.