Phillip Cantrell, Benchmark Realty CEO, spent 20 years in the commercial printing business in Nashville prior to embarking on a real estate career. In 2006, Phillip and his wife, Amanda, started Benchmark in the front bedroom of a house in downtown Franklin. In 2008, the company reorganized and relaunched with just five agents after exploring other current and innovative business models around the country. In 2011, Benchmark opened its second office in Murfreesboro, while the Nashville Midtown office was opened just one year later in 2012. One to two new offices have opened per year since, and Benchmark has now grown to be the largest real estate company in Middle Tennessee in volume and transaction count.
At Benchmark, we have faith in our people, our process, and in God, allowing you to build your business effectively and ethically. Gain control over your commission, your business, and your schedule by utilizing our superior process and freeing yourself from franchise fees, technology fees, desk fees and broker commission splits. Our team of expert Principal Brokers is available for our agents when needed while still allowing you the freedom to grow.
The Benchmark real estate team has consistently earned community honors and national accolades with a solid foundation of values, principles and hard work. We exceed our clients’ expectations with 1,200+ agents over seven office locations. Benchmark Realty has four offices in the top eleven single offices ranked by total transaction in Middle Tennessee. With our revolutionary brokerage model, we have built the highest producing real estate offices in the Middle Tennessee region. Our award-winning, technologically-innovative company closed over 8,600 transactions in 2019.
WHAT WE OFFER
What We Offer:
- Choose from three simple broker plans, all with 100% commission
- Innovative technology tools (RealScout, ShowingTime Plus, Dotloop and more!)
- Ongoing broker training and full-time training director
- Complete control and flexibility over each deal
- Award-winning broker support
- Fast commission payment via direct deposit
- 24/7 access to any Benchmark office with 6 convenient locations
- No franchise fees, no desk fees, and no technology fees
- Your sign calls are guaranteed to go to you
- Between 2014 and 2019, Benchmark Realty experience a 219% year over year increase in sales.
- We are number one in the Greater Nashville MSA. Our agents sell more real estate than any other brokerage in Middle Tennessee.
- We only hire the best of the best. On average, Benchmark affiliates out-sell the competition over 2:1.*
- We have a network of 1,200+ affiliates in Middle Tennessee spreading the word about your real estate needs.
- Our transaction count has grown 169% since 2014.
*The average Middle Tennessee agent sells 4.5 homes per year while Benchmark Realty agents aver 9.3.
- As a company, we will consistently deliver 110% of our clients’ expectations in every real estate transaction.
- As our name defines, our performance will become the standard by which all other brokerages are measured.
- As our faith requires, we will be guided by Christian principles in every decision. Honesty, Integrity, Fairness and Strength of Character will be our guideposts.
- As our families deserve, we will allocate the appropriate attention to our personal lives in order to receive the support we need in our professional endeavors.
- While maintaining these guidelines, Benchmark Realty will become the primary market force in residential real estate in Tennessee.
Through honesty, integrity, fairness and strength of character, we aim to set the standard for the real estate industry in Tennessee.