Benchmark Realty LLC (615) 371-1544

Our Raving Fans:

 

“Chris, Jeff, and I would like to say thank you for a wonderful experience buying our new home. Looking back on the weekend we flew in, we never though in a million years you’d find us the perfect home on the first trip to TN. You both are true professionals, kind, caring, understanding of our needs, and simply wonderful people to be around. Having You both as our real estate agents was meant to be, the home you found for us was meant to be. What else could it be given the circumstances. I have to tell you that the pure joy and happiness I saw in Chris’ face when the builder accepted our offer was one of the best moments of my life. It’s something I will never ever forget. For that I can’t thank you enough. We are so grateful for your hard work and dedication to our family, and we can’t wait to see you both again.”

Mike Tate

“Good evening wonderful people- We are finally starting to feel a little settled and quite honestly, we just flat out miss you all! We know it is short notice, but we were hoping we could have you all over to the house for a cocktail and a tour on Sunday, July 3 at 3 pm”

Matthew and Amanda Oberhaus

“Just a quick note to say thank you for all you did during our home purchase in Nashville. The two of you bring strong individual traits together to make a knowledgeable and hard-working team. I can’t tell you enough how helpful you were and how reassuring it was to have you in our corner during what can be a long and difficult process.
Be it buying or selling real estate, Joyce and I would highly recommend you both for the job. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope you’ll be our “realtors for life”. Thank you.

Vince and Joyce Petruzates

“Thank you! This is an awesome website. I have never seen such a detailed site. I will have to do some exploring.”

Bonnie Shaw

“Jim and I can’t thank you enough for your outstanding representation of us in this buying experience. Your booklets presented each day were just another mark of your professionalism. Thanks to your diligent research, we were able to find our dream home on the second day of visiting the homes for sale in the Nashville area.

After the first day of searching you listened to our wants and dislikes and honed in on just what we wanted. As a result of your work that evening, the first home on your list the next day was square on. We are now proceeding to our closing with happy hearts.

I would sincerely recommend your services to anyone looking for a home in the Nashville area. I hope to see you again when I move to Nashville and say thank you in person.”

Phyllis and Jim Tapley


“I am so thankful I found Jerry and Judy Ryan based on the recommendation of another realtor that is good friend of mine. Any and all questions are answered quickly and efficiently. Both are available at any time and their website is extremely easy to use and updated frequently. I work full time and take MBA classes at night but the Ryans made my first home purchase relatively easy. Their feedback was honest and kept me on the right track to find a home that fit my budget in the location I needed.”

Collin Wilkins

“Jerry & Judy: You guys are really the best I have ever seen at what you do and I am honored to have you as my Realtors and making friends with a great couple. I am so happy to have gotten my new home at a great buy thanks to you two. I would never have dreamed of a house of this value and brand new at that but you made it happen. Thank you very much! I look forward to more times together with 2 great people. Your new friend,”

Ted Cooper


“We are very happy with Jerry & Judy Ryan as our Realtors. They are both very professional and we highly recommend them to anyone buying a home. Thanks again to you both and God Bless!”

Homer and Barbara Winters

“Whether it be by Internet, telephone, email or in person, Jerry & Judy Ryan were our buyer agents who went the extra miles (literally) and met our needs in helping us understand the mysteries of purchasing a home (not simply a house) starting when we lived over 1,200 miles in another state and more than one year away before we would be ready to reach our new destination. When we first met face to face in 2012, we connected in kindred spirits to form a valuable relationship that was to continue until and beyond the closing of our new home in 2013. Jerry & Judy work well as a team, and one or both were available in a moment’s notice as well as overcoming any obstacles we may have encountered. We would definitely recommend Jerry & Judy Ryan as the realtors in which to place your trust.”

Art and Eileen Clor

“When my husband and I decided to begin the house hunting process I was pretty determined I wouldn’t like any Realtor we talked to! When Judy and Jerry came to our home, however, I soon realized that would be impossible. They are warm, charming and have a great sense of humor. I loved watching them work together to make a perfect team. They listened to what we wanted in a new home, gave us great advice on getting our current home sold very quickly and were always available for questions or just showing us a house one more time! I have never liked and appreciated a Realtor more than Judy and Jerry! I recommended them to my daughter and son in law and they too loved their experience working with the Ryan’s. You cannot get anyone who will do a better job or work harder for you. Love them!”

Barry and Joy Harms

“We want to congratulate you on your knowledge and professionalism and thank you for your role in a recent closing in the Nashville area. You are the type of Realtors who enhance a fair and pleasant transaction between all parties to create a “win-win” situation for everyone. Best wishes for continued success. We look forward to working with you again,”

Gail Wallin Johnson, Principal Broker, Bob Parks Realty


“Hi Jerry and Judy. I hope you both are well! Russ and I are thoroughly enjoying our new home… we are settling in and slowly making it our own– we have big plans! Thank you so much for all you did in helping us find and secure the house. It was so easy and painless, I would do it again in a heartbeat! But perhaps in a few more years and only if you two are our realtors again! 🙂
Thank you so much for the Lowe’s 10% discount you arranged for us! The program was exceptionally easy to use. We used the coupon to purchase the new water heater, which we had installed about 2 weeks ago. The plumber said we had it done in just the nick of time, too- the old water heater was giving signs of failing soon! Thanks again and best wishes,”

Alyssa Hardy

“Wow…the service you are providing is above and beyond what I have ever received from a realtor…and I haven’t even met you yet! You and Judy are giving me great hope for a smooth relocation to Tennessee! Thank you so much!”

Lorraine Ward

“Jerry and Judy Ryan are an awesome team!! My fiancé and I couldn’t have been more satisfied with our experience. They treated us like family! We wanted a lot of house and land, but for a great price… They made it happen! They are easy to get along with and very straight forward. They are completely honest during the entire process and listen to what you say. Now they will always be our choice when it comes to real estate agents! Thanks Jerry and Judy!”

Russ Krug

“You started out as our Realtors . . . and became our friends.”

Bobby & Lori Jarman, (Construction Contractor/Homemaker)

“Jerry and Judy provided my wife and I an outstanding buying experience as we moved to the area last year. From the very start, their detailed approach and focus on our wants and needs, was top notch. It was apparent that they were focused on putting us first, even if that meant showing us homes that would earn them a smaller commission. That meant a lot to me.

This was the third home that my wife and I have purchased. I would say that we know pretty well want we want. Jerry and Judy pulled together several all-day house visiting sessions to meet those needs, learning more and more about us along the way. We spent countless hours on line looking through listings, and I credit Judy for finding a beautiful home that we would not have found on our own. We ultimately purchased that home.

Jerry and Judy are very methodical and detailed. They are approachable, and likable. I have no regrets from our home purchase using them as our agents.

And for being a retired Navy Officer, Jerry wasn’t half bad to share war stories with either! Go Army!”

John and Jenny Mason

“I love Judy and Jerry Ryan! They helped me purchase my new townhome last year and I am very pleased with both of them. I am a first time home buyer and there were a lot of things I didn’t know. I almost jumped on one property but they gave me tips and things to consider before I made a decision. I fell in love with a newly built townhouse but I was on the waiting list. They made a lot of effort to make the seller know that I am serious with this purchase! I got the townhouse that I want and it was a very pleasant experience.

Stress comes with any home purchases but the Ryans made mine as less stressful as possible. They helped me before and even after I made the purchase. They are AWESOME! I would highly recommend both of them and if ever someday, I am ready to sell my townhouse and move to a single home, I would definitely get them as my realtors! I wouldn’t look or even consider anyone else!”

Loraine Cua

“Please know how much I appreciate what you are doing for me in buying my first home and all that you have done along the way. You both have definitely been a blessing to me. I am feeling so blessed to have this house. Thanks for everything. You have really made this a fun process.”

Martha Parrish

“From our hearts we say it was God’s blessing that brought us to meet you two on the Internet. You continually provided us with a large number of houses for sale within our criteria via email for several months for our review even before our first visit to the Nashville area. You stayed with us and never lost interest in our pursuit of a new home. You were even more personable in person when we first met than we had imagined. By being concerned and truly listening to us and the desired features of our dream home, you found and took us immediately to our new home that we absolutely love. You were exceptionally helpful and spot on! In our hearts and minds, not only are you two the best, most conscientious, friendliest and professional Realtors we’ve ever known, we shall be really good friends. We think you guys are tops!”

Randall and Jeanette Trowell

“Thank you Jerry & Judy! We owe you BIG time!

Walt and Vickie Celusta

“LOVE YOU TWO !!! You guys really make me feel more at easy with all this real estate stuff. It is nice to have someone I can trust to be on my side.”

Melba Smith

“Thank you all for the unbelievable speed & working after hours on this & on a Friday evening at that. What can I say, you all are GREAT! What a neat beginning…..”

David Agee

“The Ryans are thorough and knowledgeable when working with clients. They provided us with a detailed map of the city, with recommended areas outlined in various colors of ink. A very professional notebook/folder was presented to us at our first meeting. It contained several informative, custom-made worksheets that helped us let them know more precisely what our expectations were. It included a questionnaire that we filled out for each home we viewed. This really helped us narrow down and focus on what was most important to us. Any time we searched on the computer and saw a home they were not familiar with, we contacted them.

They researched it and got the information back to us within hours, or a day or two at the most. If they spotted any new listings within the area that they thought fit our criteria they e-mailed the information to us immediately. We enjoyed working with them more than any other realtors we have ever met. Both are very professional, yet friendly and easy to work with. We even talked with them about sight seeing and good restaurants since we were tourists in the area at the time. We found them to be very knowledgeable and dependable with their recommendations. If we were searching for real estate at this time, they would be our first choice.”

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“We couldn’t have been happier with these two. Talk about being true professionals while at the same time being as down-to-earth as true friends. It was uncanny the way they helped guide us into the home of our choice. It was almost as if they could read our minds as soon as we entered a house. Their extensive knowledge of people needed for a smooth closing made the whole process much easier. Buying or selling, you won’t be disappointed.”

Bill and Constance Ackerett

“The Ryans are thorough and knowledgeable when working with clients. They provided us with a detailed map of the city, with recommended areas outlined in various colors of ink. A very professional notebook/folder was presented to us at our first meeting. It contained several informative, custom-made worksheets that helped us let them know more precisely what our expectations were. It included a questionnaire that we filled out for each home we viewed. This really helped us narrow down and focus on what was most important to us. Any time we searched on the computer and saw a home they were not familiar with, we contacted them.

They researched it and got the information back to us within hours, or a day or two at the most. If they spotted any new listings within the area that they thought fit our criteria they e-mailed the information to us immediately. We enjoyed working with them more than any other realtors we have ever met. Both are very professional, yet friendly and easy to work with. We even talked with them about sight seeing and good restaurants since we were tourists in the area at the time. We found them to be very knowledgeable and dependable with their recommendations. If we were searching for real estate at this time, they would be our first choice.”

Jay and Angelina Yannuzzi

“Flew down to look at a house I saw on line. I had a limited amount of time and a very limited budget. Even before I arrived Jerry and Judy treated me like a MILLION DOLLAR customer. They recommended hotels, supplied directions and drove me 40 miles to look at the house I was most interested in. When I fell in love with the property, they offered negotiation advise and even came to my hotel that night (so I could fly home the next day) to explain and prepare all the paperwork involved. It was nice to have someone break down all the items on the contract in a way than a non-professional could understand. Since my return, while waiting on the close of the house, they recommended a great home inspector, and provided me with plenty of contacts in the area for everything from water and electricity to local handymen. They are the best!!!”

Anna Sinclair

“Jerry and Judy Ryan made buying my first home an incredibly easy and happy experience. I couldn’t have asked for better realtors who understood what I was looking for and helped me weed out undesirable properties long distance. They were organized and helpful while touring properties and through each step along the way. I am happy with my home and I now have my Dad living with me(he has early Alzheimer’s and dementia). He loves to sit by the pool and read every day when the weather allows. I felt I made two great friends during that experience. I’m sure any future real estate clients they have will be as happy as I was with their friendliness, attention to your wants and needs in the home you’re searching for. They have continued to keep touch with me and I count them as my realtors and my friends.”

Melanie Rowell

“There is no amount great enough to say how much you two have been worth to me and if anyone ever asks me about a Realtor, ya’ll will be the only ones I recommend. I have loved working with you and hope to always remain friends. Thank you just doesn’t sound like it’s enough, but thank you for all you have done for me.”

Chrissie Ackerson

“Jerry and Judy…you both were by far the best realtors we have ever worked with (even though we’ve only done this 3 times so far). You made the whole process fun. I hate that I don’t have an excuse to be around you anymore…I can’t afford another house (We already own 2 right now!). Thanks for all your hard work and bulldog tenacity. You’re the best and we will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again”

Michelle and Joel Holston

“We came to the Ryans after a disappointing experience with another realtor who listed our house for 9 months without a showing. Jerry and Judy brought a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and dedication to the picture. From the minute they came in, we were in good hands – they took charge of the situation, identifying all aspects of the house that impeded its sale, addressing them head on (sometimes even doing the repairs themselves!), and persevering. Ultimately our house sold – and at a good price – thanks to them. I only wish I’d found them sooner!”

Dr Maria Silveira, Medical School University of Michigan

“How blessed we are to have been discovered by you two!! It already seems that we have known you for a long time. How in the world do you find the time to handle all the things that everyday life hands out along with befriending a couple of old soaks clear across the country and making them so comfortable with you? We have such a faith that all will work out for us now.”

David and Margaret Holland, Brookings, Oregon

“You guys have made this a very memorable time in our lives and we are so grateful to have had the two of you as our Realtors.”

Steven and Rebecca Clark

“Words cannot express how pleased I am about the way you handled the sale of my home. I really appreciate all of the time you spent in having someone to take care of the projects that needed to be done in order to bring it up to par. You can be sure I am spreading the word that you two really did a great job. Thank you again – also for being such a nice neighbor. I miss you all.”

Mary Dupuy

“I haven’t seen anyone work so hard to sell a home and I wouldn’t go with anyone else.”

Dr. Maria Freydl

“To say I am impressed would be an understatement! No realtors to-date have showcased my home as you have…………your work and layout is magnificent! Thank you soooo much!….I have very good feelings about this.”

Georgina Diehl

“Your note touches my heart……..as soon as Steve read it he said CULTURE….Judy and Jerry embody what that word means….Thanks so much!……”

Annie & Steve Guthrie

“Jerry and Judy Ryan are truly amazing as Realtors. They sold our house faster than we ever expected. They were professional, patient, and a joy to work with.”

Gail Garrard, (Medical Transcriptionist)

“As a real estate attorney, I handle many closings and I have the opportunity to work with many real estate agents. I want to commend you on your commitment to your clients, compassion for others, tireless work ethic, and professionalism. You two make an excellent team! I will definitely recommend you to others who are looking for an excellent and efficient real estate agent.”

Kerry Anne Schultz, (Real Estate Attorney)

“You guys are the greatest! We can’t believe you found a buyer and sold our property so quickly. We would be more than happy to share our total satisfaction with anyone who asks about your tireless and unselfish devotion to getting the job done.”
(Second transaction) “You two are a great team!” You sold our second property with in-depth professionalism.”

Harry and Theresa Blankenbeck

“We had our home on the market with another agency for six months without ever receiving an offer. Then we switched to Jerry and Judy Ryan and they sold it in 13 days! Wow! The best Realtors we’ve ever seen.”

Dan and Cyndy Lozier, (Real Estate Attorney

“We love you! We love you! We love you! We can’t believe you sold our house as fast as you did for more than we expected! Thank you!”

Patsy Brown, (Professional Photographer)

“Jerry and Judy Ryan are the realtors you need to have on your side! They truly care ..not only about finding you the perfect home, but they care about you as a client..for life! I have had the utmost pleasure of working with Jerry and Judy for this past year, and look forward to any opportunity to work with them! Smart, consistent, and focused are only a few words that describe their approach to their business. They are absolute professionals…with a heart!”

Shari Saba – Movement Mortgage. LLC

I am sending you and Judy a big bear hug from Misssouri. You two are the best!
Thank you so much for serving our country and also serving our heroes every day.”

Anne Billington, Veterans United, Agent Relations Specialist

“We love you guys!”

Kari Evans, Veterans United Realty Coordinator

Thank you so much for your service and your help in serving our veterans!”

Max Carratura, Veterans United Home Loans, Senior Loan Officer

“Way to go, Ryans! You two are amazing!!!

Jeff Parrett, Veterans United Loan Officer

“You guys were so great to work with, for everything done ASAP and follow ups were often and detailed – makes our end so much easier.
Thank you guys so much! Look forward to working with you again soon!!”

Brendan Wilson, Veterans United Home Loans, Sr Loan Officer

“If you’re thinking about buying a home and you’re not sure which agent to use, may I suggest Jerry and Judy Ryan? Jerry and Judy know the local market extremely well. They are diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with their clients. They always maintained the perfect balance of professionalism, good humor, patience, understanding and diplomacy. They take the time to listen to their customers’ to ensure they find that perfect home, for you! They will take their time and go above and beyond to make sure you’re getting the best deal. When buying a home you need someone on your side that knows the market and will help you negotiate the best price. When you work with Jerry and Judy you’re getting double the attention. You have two people who will jump through hoops to make sure you know what you’re doing every step of the way and they’re always available whenever you need them. In addition, they have lots of experience with helping folks relocate to the area. They will make sure your transition goes smoothly and nothing gets left out.”

Ruth Hobbs, Home Loans