Why More and More People are Calling Nashville Home

We’ve all felt Nashville’s growth over the past several years. With big corporations calling Music City home and more entrepreneurs setting up shop, it’s no surprise our population is on the rise, and the boom isn’t expected to end anytime soon. Recent data shows the city is still growing by roughly 100 people per day. Nashville ranked No. 1 on Zillow’s list of hottest markets for 2017. As real estate agents, this is good news for us as we help newcomers find a place to live and help locals sell, but what is it that’s making so many people want to call Nashville home? Many people looking to Music City get their initial taste as tourists. Nashville was recently recognized as third on Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s favorite cities and ranked by the Forbes Travel Guide among sixteen must-visit places, including such destinations as Rome, Paris and Thailand. While tourism can bring people here, it’s the jobs that get them to stay. Incomes recently grew by 1.1 percent, and unemployment in Nashville is at a low, healthy 4 percent. Large corporations, universities and healthcare giants like Nissan, Vanderbilt University and HCA pull in people looking for new opportunities, [...]

By |2017-05-17T14:59:12-05:00May 17th, 2017|Agent Blog, Benchmark Offices, Blog, Consumer Blog|Comments Off on Why More and More People are Calling Nashville Home

How to Prepare for Changes in the Real Estate Industry

By |2015-07-29T18:46:13-05:00July 29th, 2015|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Benchmark Agent Tools, Benchmark Offices, Featured Blog Posts, Marketing, Real Estate Ethics, Real Estate News, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Changes in the Real Estate Industry

Benchmark Agent Testimonial- Lisa Gray

One of the reasons we know we are on the right track with our business model is the enthusiasm and feedback we receive on a daily basis from our agents. Benchmark Agent, Lisa Gray shares her thoughts on a career with Benchmark in the video below. Some of the things Lisa likes most are the plethora of resources available, the high caliber of agent that is attracted to Benchmark and the atmosphere of teamwork. "We are all on the same team, going in the same direction. Trying to be excellent at what we do." Like most agents, Lisa was first attracted to Benchmark because of the 100% commission plan but now after four years she is convinced she wouldn't switch to another company with the exact same incentives. "It's more about being excellent. It's about working hard at what we do and trying to be the best we can in our industry." Lisa's advice to agents considering a career with Benchmark Realty: "If I could go back and do it sooner, I would have." If you'd like more information on a career with Benchmark please fill out the form below to schedule a confidential meeting.

By |2015-02-11T14:56:30-06:00August 14th, 2014|Agent Blog, Agent Profiles, Agent Testimonials, Benchmark Offices, Real Estate Agent Commissions|Comments Off on Benchmark Agent Testimonial- Lisa Gray

Broker Experience Makes Your Success Possible

At Benchmark Realty, we take your success and our success very seriously. That starts with making sure we’re knowledgeable enough and experienced enough to give you the support you deserve. Our brokers are some of the most accomplished and educated real estate professionals in Middle Tennessee. Benchmark Realty, LLC Brokers- Mike Nichols, Phillip Cantrell, Sheila Lunsford, John Giffen Phillip Cantrell, the owner and CEO of Benchmark Realty, hasn’t always been in real estate – but since 2001, he’s been earning designations such as the GRI, e-PRO and CBR® designations. He has also been accepted by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers as a CRB candidate; that’s the highest professional designation offered by the National Association of Realtors®. The recipient of numerous education achievement awards, Phillip is a TREC certified instructor and has authored and delivers multiple CE courses through the local association. Our Cool Springs office principal broker, John Giffen, is also a TREC certified instructor and is always willing to share his knowledge with others. John is a former principal broker with two other firms and holds numerous designations and certifications, including the CRB and CRS designations from the National Association of Realtors®, as well as [...]

By |2015-02-11T14:56:32-06:00May 28th, 2014|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Benchmark Agent Tools, Benchmark Offices|Comments Off on Broker Experience Makes Your Success Possible

What does it mean that ALL Benchmark Agents are Realtors®?

One of the things that sets Benchmark Realty apart  is our caliber of agents. Not everyone who wants to be a Benchmark agent makes the cut. So, what are we looking for? For starters, all of our agents are members of the National Association of Realtors®. What makes a real estate agent a Realtor®?  According to the NAR website: " A real estate agent is a REALTOR® when he or she becomes a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, the world's largest professional association. The term "REALTOR®" is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics." Here is a short video explaining Realtors® At Benchmark we aren’t looking for “newbies” or “big personalities”, we want the experienced business professional seeking to surround themselves with excellence. Our agents all adhere to a code of ethics that protects clients, the public and other real estate professionals. They possess high moral character. They are honest and trustworthy. They are committed to high standards  As stated in the Benchmark Vision Statement: As a company, we will consistently deliver 110% of our client’s expectations [...]

By |2015-02-11T14:56:35-06:00August 29th, 2013|Agent Blog, Agent Profiles, Benchmark Agent Tools, Benchmark Offices|Comments Off on What does it mean that ALL Benchmark Agents are Realtors®?

Positive Workplace and Realtors Earning More Money: Murfreesboro Benchmark Realty Office

Camaraderie and a positive atmosphere are some of the reasons working in the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Benchmark Realty LLC office is special but broker Sheila Lunsford says, at the end of the day, agents keeping more of their hard-earned money makes working at Benchmark exceptional. Benchmark Murfreesboro area agents enjoy a positive workplace and keeping more of their hard earned money says broker Sheila Lunsford. Lunsford shares in this video, the Benchmark difference includes working under leadership which guides one of Middle Tennessee’s fastest growing real estate brokerages -  morally, ethically and legally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDG5JDYkVJA “The differences are numerous when working for Benchmark. We allow agents to be in business for themselves but not by themselves. But, the biggest difference is all about the money. When agents work as hard they do, we are proud they get to keep that money,” Lunsford stresses. Voted one of the best places work in Middle Tennessee, if you’d like more information about a career with Benchmark Realty LLC please fill out the form below or contact Phillip Cantrell directly at 615-371-1544.

By |2015-02-11T14:56:36-06:00June 12th, 2013|Agent Blog, Agent Testimonials, Benchmark Offices|Comments Off on Positive Workplace and Realtors Earning More Money: Murfreesboro Benchmark Realty Office

Top 5 Reasons to Check Out Benchmark Nashville Midtown Office

Have you heard that Benchmark Realty has opened a new Nashville Midtown Office? Managing Broker, Mike Nichols offers his TOP 5 REASONS FOR AGENTS TO CHECK OUT THE NEW BENCHMARK NASHVILLE MIDTOWN OFFICE: The new Midtown Nashville office is located at 2500 21st Avenue South. Following some of our own real estate advice about “Location, location, location” we are perfectly positioned right next to I-440 in close proximity to Green Hills, West End, Nashville, Belmont, 12 South and Vanderbilt. The new location has over 5000 square feet and has on site lending and Touchstone Title to offer our clients mortgage and title services for one stop shopping. Additional features include an internet lounge with cozy leather furniture, computer work stations, copiers and scanners, multiple meeting spaces, electronic device charging stations and multi media rooms for client presentations. Rob Noerper, Benchmark Realty Agent enjoying the internet cafe in the Midtown Nashville Office If you would like more information about moving your license to the Midtown Nashville office of any or the Benchmark Realty Middle Tennessee locations, please fill out the form below or contact, Phillip Cantrell at 615-371-1544. [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Phone' type='text'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

By |2015-02-11T14:56:36-06:00May 24th, 2013|Agent Blog, Benchmark Offices|Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Check Out Benchmark Nashville Midtown Office

Dear Prospective Benchmark Realty Agent

Benchmark Realty Agents at the Williamson County Impact Awards If you are considering a real estate career with Benchmark Realty, owner Phillip Cantrell has a message for you: Dear Prospective Agent, If you are taking time out of your busy day to read this, your curiosity has been piqued about the Benchmark difference. I want to thank you for taking a moment to learn more about our rapidly growing Benchmark Realty team. As a locally owned and operated premier real estate agency, my wife and I started the company in 2006 with a very lofty vision of setting a new standard of excellence in the Middle Tennessee real estate industry through a revolutionary agent compensation structure, superior caliber of agents affiliated with this company and a foundation of honesty and integrity. Our vision statement sums up the Benchmark difference pretty well: As a company, we will consistently deliver 110% of our client’s expectations in every real estate transaction. As our name defines, our team’s performance will become the standard by which all other brokerages are measured. As our Faith requires, we will be guided by Judeo-Christian principles in every decision. Honesty, integrity, fairness, and strength of character are our guideposts. [...]

By |2015-02-11T14:56:36-06:00May 9th, 2013|Agent Blog, Benchmark Offices|Comments Off on Dear Prospective Benchmark Realty Agent
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