Innovation Award Winner

Innovation Award Winner - John Giffen

John Giffen

Benchmark Realty, LLC Tennessee December 2019

John Giffen is an exemplary figure within real estate and has become an award-winning real estate broker, manager, agent, author, and real estate educator. He is a Tennessee Real Estate Commission-approved course provider and instructor. His contributions to the industry include several continuing education courses on real estate contracts, agency, licensing issues, buyer representation, property marketing, real estate ethics, transaction behavior, and real estate business development. He works with Tennessee REALTORS® and other real estate providers in developing coursework for license renewals.


Going Above and Beyond

His book “Do You Have a Minute? An Award-Winning Real Estate Managing Broker Reveals Keys for Industry Success” was recently released in paperback and audio format. He also writes a bi-monthly column for Inman News, the leading source for real estate news and information, where he explores various industry topics impacting REALTORS® and managing brokers. You can read his column at


Giving Back

John consults with two of the largest distance education providers in the country, assisting them with curriculum design and development. He has authored the Tennessee REALTORS® Residential, Commercial, and Principal Broker Core courses required for license renewal in Tennessee. In 2014, John was named “REALTOR® of the Year” by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®. He is a multimillion-dollar REALTOR® and has earned numerous awards and accolades for his sales production over the years, including “Rookie of the Year” by his first real estate brokerage.

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