The Benchmark Story

From Humble Beginnings...

Benchmark was begun in 2006 in the front bedroom of CEO Phillip Cantrell’s home in downtown Franklin, TN. Two years later, Benchmark launched its 100% commission model with just five agents. Little did they know their revolutionary model–combined with a clear vision and customer-oriented values–would cause exponential growth.

Two more offices followed in 2011 and 2012. By 2020, Benchmark had grown to a total of 7 offices serving the Nashville area. At the end of 2020, Benchmark announced a partnership with United Real Estate Group, the second largest real estate group nationwide. In 2022, Benchmark grew yet again with the addition of an eighth office and the CORE program, a university-style program for new real estate agents.

Setting the Benchmark...

No fluff, no hype. By upholding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, and strength of character, Benchmark Realty has grown to be the largest real estate company in Middle Tennessee by both volume and transaction count. Benchmark agents deliver 110% on every single real estate transaction, adding value to thousands of relationships across the state of Tennessee and beyond.

As the name defines, Benchmark’s service and performance sets the standard by which all other real estate brokerages are measured.