Our Story

  • Phillip Cantrell 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 Realty in the front bedroom of a house in downtown Franklin.
  • In 2008, the company reorganized and relaunched under a 100% commission model with just five agents after studying various innovative business models around the country.
  • In 2011, Benchmark’s second office was opened in Murfreesboro.
  • In 2012, Benchmark’s third office was opened in Midtown Nashville.
  • Benchmark Realty has opened five offices and workspaces since 2012.
  • The brokerage has grown to be the largest real estate company in Middle Tennessee by volume and transaction count.
  • In December 2020, Benchmark Realty announced partnership with United Real Estate Group.

Vision Statement

Our vision statement reflects the values and principals that we hold true to our hearts here at Benchmark. No fluff, No hype, just a group of quality people doing our absolute best for our clients. Every day.

As a company, we will consistently deliver 110% of our client’s expectations in every real estate transaction, thereby adding true value to every relationship.

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 family deserves, 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 guiding ideals, Benchmark Realty will become the primary market force in residential real estate within the Greater Nashville area, beginning with Williamson County.

About our Founder, Phillip Cantrell


Phone: (615) 371‐1544
Address: 318 Seaboard Ln.,
Ste. 112
Franklin, TN 37067
License #: #263198


Phone: (615) 371‐1544
Address: 318 Seaboard Ln.,
Ste. 115
Franklin, TN 37067
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Address: 131 Saundersville Rd.,
Ste. 130
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Phone: (615) 432‐2919
Address: 2500 21st Avenue S.,
Ste. 102
Nashville, TN 37212
License #: #262297


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75 Industrial Dr.,
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
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630 W. Burton St.,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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Phone: (615) 510-3006
Address: 7618 HWY 70 S.,
Ste. 102,
Nashville, TN 37221
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