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 1,400+ 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 10,212 transactions in 2020.
In December 2020, Benchmark Realty announced its partnership with United Real Estate Group. United Real Estate Group is the owner of United Country Real Estate, United Real Estate, Virtual Properties Realty, Charles Rutenberg Realty South Florida, United Referral Network, Enhanced Marketing Solutions, and a few other companies. Their real estate brands are comprised of over 16,000 agents who close over $15 billion in sales volume per year, across 46 states.