About the Team


Michelle Maldonado

With the deft ability to see both the big picture goal and the minute details that make up every successful real estate deal, Michelle Maldonado is the attentive and savvy broker that Nashville buyers and sellers need by their side.

A Nashville resident for more than two decades, Michelle has seen the city’s amazing transformation firsthand, and brings a passion for the “It City” to everything she does. With a focus spanning Nashville’s unique neighborhood’s, Brentwood’s luxury estates, and Franklin’s quaint country homes, Michelle truly believes that there’s a community here to fit every buyer’s personality, lifestyle and pace. And among sellers, she’s known for her ability to maximize value with a keen eye for branding and staging. An admitted spreadsheet fanatic with nearly 20 years of real estate experience, Michelle carefully analyzes market data and trends to negotiate the best deal possible for every client.

Personal attention and candidness are the hallmarks of Michelle and partner Amanda Gleaton’s hands-on approach. They work closely with clients to establish the rapport and honest communication necessary to identify goals and create an effective strategy.

Prior to real estate, Michelle was a territory manager for an industrial chemical company, but she left corporate life behind, inspired to enhanced neighborhoods through development. Recruited by a top developer, Michelle served as a sales and marketing director responsible for launching impressive Nashville luxury high-rises. In those roles she also honed her ability to close a large volume of business, execute high-level marketing campaigns and work closely with buyers at all experience levels.

Originally from California, Michelle grew up an Air Force brat and counts her current residence as the 26th home she’s lived in — making real estate her ideal occupation. Over her 20-plus years in Nashville, she’s experienced a wide range of neighborhoods and living experiences — from a 1920’s Victorian near Five Points to her current home in Williamson County’s new Witherspoon neighborhood. Her nomadic spirit takes her on frequent trips to visit family across the country, while at home, her full and happy home includes her husband, their four children, their silly pup Reggie and a fat cat.


Erin Mervis-Hoppe

Erin brings warmth, authenticity, kindness, and integrity to everything she does. Coming to real estate from a long standing corporate background in advertising and media sales, Erin has worked for such well known brands as TIME, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and The New York Times. Her long-time personal passion for homes and architecture, renovation and design, and following the real estate market and trends, finally led her to pursue her new career. Erin brings a wealth of professional experience to every transaction and an expertise in servicing clients through a trusted, consultative approach.

Erin considers the skill of truly connecting and listening to her clients, and ensuring that their needs and goals are being prioritized, as one of her key strengths. Conscientious and detail oriented, Erin works tirelessly to manage all facets of the buying and selling process from beginning to end seamlessly for clients; whether you are a seasoned investor or buying for the first time. Her thoughtful dedication to her work, commitment to excellence, and unwavering professionalism has earned her respect from colleagues and clients alike.

Erin relocated with her family to the Nashville area from the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in Franklin with her husband, two daughters, and their comical twin Havanese dogs Harry and Brady. When she isn’t working, you can find her cheering on the sidelines at volleyball games, hiking, working out, reading, and enjoying dinners with friends.


Michelle Maldonado Team

Led by award-winning top producer Michelle Maldonado, the Michelle Maldonado Team at Compass delivers hands-on, expert services to clients at every price point and skill level. Whether helping a first-time buyer purchase a studio apartment, advising an experienced seller on a multimillion-dollar listing, or working with savvy investors to maximize value, their approach is the same: they identify client goals, communicate honestly, and usher the deal successfully across the finish line.

The Nashville market has grown exponentially over the last decade, and 20-year Nashville resident Michelle has been an integral part of that evolution. She’s been in business here since 2005, completing over $545 million in transactions.

With the Michelle Maldonado Team at their side, clients can rest assured that collaborative partners guide them with a genuine, heartfelt interest in their success. Michelle and her team understand that clients rely on them to be trusted advisors in an emotionally and financially significant undertaking. They meet each challenge with responsive, highly qualified guidance and total integrity. That, in turn, allows clients to relax and find joy in the journey. With a shared vision for delivering impeccable expertise and service, the Michelle Maldonado Team’s extensive market knowledge and above-and-beyond work ethic let each client know they’re in expert, caring hands