Member Monday: Amanda McDowell


Amanda McDowell



Benchmark Realty, LLC


Years in Real Estate 

5 ½


Tell us about your REALTOR® journey. What led you to become a REALTOR®?

I started out as a licensed assistant a year after graduating from Lipscomb University. I thought my degree in communications would be helpful. Real estate wasn’t something I had previously considered, but it sounded fun and interesting so I gave it a chance! I’m SO glad I did!


What would you say is most rewarding about your real estate career?

I love helping people achieve their goals. They put their trust in me and it’s not a task I take lightly. It is so rewarding to help someone get exactly what they want, and potentially make a new friend in the process, too!


Real estate is full of comical moments. Share your funniest story.

I was FaceTiming with some out of state clients and giving them a tour of the house. We were all really excited about it and I was going up the stairs hurriedly and tripped. I was fine, but of course it played out on FaceTime very dramatically. Once they knew I was okay, we all had a laugh!


Whether an agent is new or a veteran in the business, they can always gain wisdom from other agents. Share one of your most valuable lessons learned.

Never assume anything and ALWAYS get things in writing!


Your clients often ask you for referrals, now it's your turn to share some favorites with your peers. What are three things you're loving right now (a book, podcast, TV show, restaurant, snack, it can be anything!)

App: ThinkUp- it allows you to record positive affirmations and then reminds you to listen to them each day at a certain time. It’s a lovely and encouraging way to start off the day!

Snack: I love the Green Curry Mussels at Salt & Vine on Charlotte Pike. It’s become one of my favorite places.

Free time: I am so thankful spring is finally starting to creep in. I love taking my Wire Hair Fox Terrier, Edie, to Centennial Dog Park this time of year. It can be a great place to network!

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