About John

About John

John Giffen is an award-winning real estate broker, manager, agent, author, real estate educator and podcaster. He holds numerous industry designations and certifications, including the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations from the National Association of REALTORS® and the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation from the Tennessee REALTORS®. He also has earned the Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) designation from the International Distance Education Certification Center affiliated with the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). He is the Director of Broker Operations for Benchmark Realty, LLC, one of the fastest-growing independent real estate companies in North America.

John is a Tennessee Real Estate Commission-approved course provider and instructor, as well as the author of 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 closely with Tennessee REALTORS® and other state-approved real estate providers in developing new courses for license renewal. John is a consultant 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 multi-million-dollar REALTOR® and has received numerous awards and accolades for his sales production over the years, including “Rookie of the Year” by his first real estate brokerage.

In August 2019, John began writing 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 here.

John is also the host of the weekly Broker Insights Podcast.

John and his wife, Michelle, have three adult children and reside in Franklin, Tennessee.

John’s Book – “Do You Have a Minute? An Award-Winning Real Estate Managing Broker Reveals Keys for Industry Success”

Available in paperback, eBook and audiobook on Amazon.com

Having served as a mentor to countless real estate agents over the years, John Giffen’s inspiration for this book comes from informal office chats that often begin with, “Hey John! Do you have a minute?” The result is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook, which explores 50 different real estate topics including establishing a strong and profitable real estate business, managing clients, working with buyers and sellers, listing and contract management and agent professionalism and expertise. The book is available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle versions. It can also be purchased as an audiobook on Audible.com and in the iTunes store.

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