Client Testimonials

"I have used Steve & Gretchen to sell a home and purchase one. Their market knowledge, creativity, & connections are extensive. You never feel pushed as their client and receive not only assistance in the transaction, but practical advice throughout the whole process. I now consider Steve and Gretchen friends and would recommend them to anyone considering buying or selling in the Metro Nashville area."

Jordan Locke

Gretchen and Steve are a very successful Benchmark Realty team and are ready to take the "bull by the horns" on our behalf.

Jan Pitzer

Gretchen was terrific to work with both with the purchase and sale of this home.  She was extremely knowledgeable and informative, and with it being the first time both buying and selling a home she was very helpful throughout the whole learning process and experience.  She went above and beyond in helping us sell this home and maintain certain aspects while showing, which was much appreciated as we were out of state at the time.  She has been very gracious with her time and has offered to help with anything that we needed.  She also provided us with local resources each step of the way.  We would definitely work with Gretchen again and would recommend her to anyone needing a Realtor.

Victoria from Spring Hill, TN

"I recommend Gretchen Jolly for all your real estate needs. I was introduced to Gretchen by mutual friends when she was assisting in the sale of their home. In addition to exceeding all their expectations, she impressed me with her professional demeanor and detailed competence. As a result Gretchen was the first person I called when I had real estate needs. Gretchen worked with me on the purchase of my current residence, the purchase of one of my daughter’s homes, and the sale of my mother’s home. 


Gretchen conducts her business with the highest standard of ethics and ensures the buyer and sellers are treated fairly as if she was one of them. She is the first agent to impress me with her business etiquette as well as her knowledge of the rules and laws for buying or selling your home. This experience makes it easy for her to address and quickly resolve any unforeseen issues or surprises you may encounter in the process.


If you are selling a home then you will be excited to know Gretchen does not just list your property and wait for someone to call. She markets your home. She does so by working with you and recommending ideas geared toward improving the presentation of your home, both inside and out. She uses professional photographers to best capture your home’s appeal and publishes the best of these photos. She maintains an excellent referral list of qualified contractors to assist you with any issue you may need to address whether it is to increase your home’s aesthetics (curb appeal) or meet the requirements of a home inspection. Gretchen conducts an immediate follow-up on all viewings soliciting feedback from the viewers and agents and reports back to you as the seller.


If you are buying a home, Gretchen has the patience of Job. She will work for you to find the best selections meeting your criteria. Gretchen will show you as many houses as you need to see until you walk in the front door of one and know you are home. She knows the market and will work with you to get the fairest price.


If you are buying or selling a home and Gretchen Jolly is not your realtor then you are not using the best agent available and your experience will not be as pleasant or rewarding as mine have been."

Larry Hatcher

Very professional and always there, very knowledgeable and helpful, enjoyed complete success.

William in Franklin TN

5 Star Review from Zillow:  I used Steve to purchase a house recently. Steve was the third agent I worked with as I wasn't satisfied with the first two. We looked at a number of houses before I made an offer that was accepted. I closed several weeks ago. Steve's service was outstanding from the start of my search through closing and after. He is a consummate professional who puts his client's interests ahead of his own. He's extremely knowledgeable about all facets of real estate and I will definitely use him again in the future.

Bruce