Benchmark Happenings

Benchmark Happenings

Brought to you by, Jonathan Tipton & Steve Reed of Benchmark Home Loans, Benchmark Happenings is a podcast that is a biweekly discussion about living in and moving to Northeast Tennessee along with the local real estate market. Join your host Christine Reed as she interviews Jonathan & Steve, local business owners, sought-after industry experts, Veterans, Realtors, Benchmark clients, and more. Benchmark Happenings focuses on discussing all things related to mortgages and Northeast Tennessee. Placing the spotlight on all the reasons you would want to live in and move to Northeast Tennessee, Benchmark Happenings highlights upcoming events, local businesses, things to do, and other aspects related to Northeast Tennessee. We will also be answering mortgage questions from buyers, sellers, and real estate agents as well as discussing everything going on in our local real estate market. To help you to navigate the home buying and mortgage process, Jonathan & Steve are currently licensed in Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, contact us today at 423-491-5405 or visit www.tiptonreedteam.com. Benchmark Home Loans | NMLS # 2143 4138 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN 37601 Jonathan Tipton Senior Mortgage Planner NMLS # 1188088 jonathan.tipton@benchmark.us Steve Reed Branch Manager NMLS # 173024 steve.reed@benchmark.us

Episodes

May 15, 2024 32 mins

Embarking on a transformative health journey can be bewildering, but Dr. Tom Rogers of Performance Medicine charts a course that's as revolutionary as it is enlightening. With his own family's health challenges as the catalyst, he takes us through his evolution from a traditional family physician to a trailblazer in functional integrative medicine—where patient care transcends mere symptom treatment. Our discussion opens ...

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Embark on a transformative journey through the world of personalized healthcare with guest Andy Rogers from Performance Medicine, as we peel back the layers of conventional treatment to reveal a tailored approach to wellness. In a discussion rooted in the philosophy of patient-centered care, we uncover the essence of what makes Andy's father, Dr. Tom Rogers's model so revolutionary. From my own experience with their ...

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Embark on a journey through the world of custom homebuilding with Travis Patterson and Aiden Moore of Patterson Homes, the masterminds turning dreams into doorsteps in Northeast Tennessee. This episode peels back the layers of their entrepreneurial story, from Travis's leap of faith into the industry to Aiden's strategic financial steerage as CFO. Together, they unveil the alchemy behind their thriving partnership wi...

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As the golden hues of sunrise touched the gravestones at Mountain Home National Cemetery, I couldn't help but feel the weight of history and valor that surrounded me. Today's podcast is a commemorative journey with Sue Jehlen, the esteemed director, and Joey Stewart, as they share the profound stories embedded in the hallowed grounds of this Tennessee landmark. We traverse the cemetery's origins, the architectural sp...

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When Houston Kitts, area director for Young Life in Bristol, Virginia, stopped by our podcast, he didn't just bring stories—he brought a testament to the power of presence in the lives of young people. The thread of our conversation wove through the heart of Young Life's mission, to introduce the love of Jesus Christ to every teen, reaching far beyond the church walls. As a freshly minted father, Houston brought a deeply ...

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Unlock the secrets behind expanding a mortgage business with the dynamic father-daughter duo, Steve Reed and Brittany, from Benchmark Home Loans. This episode gives you an exclusive peek into their strategic expansion into Knoxville, revealing why the right person at the helm is more crucial than market potential alone. Brittany, with her fresh perspective and networking expertise, has taken the Knoxville market by storm, exemplify...

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Have you ever wondered what happens when childhood ambition meets tech innovation? Tune in for an exhilarating chat with Austin Ramsey, the mastermind behind Point Tech, whose journey from a kid running a DJ business to launching a thriving tech company embodies the entrepreneurial spirit at its best. Ramsey's tale is a tapestry woven with threads of youthful ingenuity, financial savvy from an early age, and the indelible infl...

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As we usher in a fresh chapter with the turn of the calendar, Steve Reed from Benchmark Home Loans joins us to unravel the enigma of goal setting in our latest heart-to-heart. Promising to transform the way you approach your aspirations, this episode is a deep dive into why that ambitious list might just be the compass you need to steer through the year's tumultuous seas. Steve doesn't shy away from the fact that a mere h...

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Forget everything you know about non-profit organizations, because Leslie Walker from Agape Women's Services is here to share an inspiring tale of unconditional love and community support that is simply too incredible to pass up. Imagine a place where both men and women receive much-needed assistance throughout a pregnancy journey, a place that not only offers medical services but also aims to educate and mentor. That's w...

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Ever wondered how burnout can affect those in high-stress roles such as ministry leaders, first responders, and nurses? Well, this episode aims to shed light on this critical issue, with the help of our special guest, Christine Hensley. As a licensed counselor and a crucial part of Seat of Hope Ministry, Christine shares the intriguing story of how her family's retreat property, Indigo Heels, came to be. This unique retreat an...

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Curious about how the home loan process is managed behind the scenes? We had a fascinating conversation with Ashley Stewart, a production partner at Benchmark Home Loans. Ashley has worked tirelessly to make sure that each client feels comfortable and informed throughout the home loan process. Her approach is centered around understanding the client's individual goals and situations to provide the best service possible.

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You'd think that being a part of a movement revitalizing an entire town would be an overwhelming task, but not for Emily Champagne. As the Associate Director of Believe In Bristol, she's been part of this transformative journey from the get-go, starting out as an intern in her high school days! In our chat with Emily, you'll learn about the evolution of Bristol, the tremendous progress the organization has made since...

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Meet Mark Isaac, a seasoned personal trainer and the driving force behind "Hit the Mark Personal Training". This episode is an enlightening journey through Mark's world of fitness and health, revealing how his unique approach and insights have helped countless individuals attain their fitness goals, all while enjoying the food they love. We discuss the significance of resistance training, shattering a few myths along...

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Ever thought about how to juggle the intricate dance of mortgages, parenthood, and business? Join us as we sit down with our very own loan officers, Brock and Lauren, who are pirouetting through this exact scenario. They open up about the monumental changes brought on by new parenthood and how that translates into their professional life in the mortgage industry. They also delve into the importance of trust-building in the business...

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How far can affordable housing go in transforming communities and fostering true independence? Join us as we navigate this intriguing terrain with our esteemed guest, Laura Kelly, the Executive Director of Holston Habitat for Humanity. Laura unpacks the impressive work of Habitat for Humanity, explaining their three-pronged role as a builder, lender, and retailer for homes that cater to lower-income families. Her insights into the ...

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Have you ever wondered how you could make a difference in the life of a shelter animal? Join us as we sit down with the tireless Brandi Perky, director of Sullivan County Animal Shelter, and unravel her remarkable 10-year journey in animal welfare. From the cat room to the kennels and finally the office, Brandy recounts her experiences with passion and empathy, reminding us of the deep emotional connection between animals and their...

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How do you navigate the treacherous waters of transitioning leadership in an organization? And how can a founder's exit be a catalyst for growth, rather than a hindrance? Join us as we explore these riveting questions with Dave McCauley and Matt Overby, the dynamic duo at the helm of Summit Leadership. Through intimate conversations around their unique approach to leadership, they give us a keyhole view into the four pillars o...

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Ever dreamed of cracking the code to happiness as a homebuyer? This lively conversation with Steve and Jonathan from Benchmark Home Loans might just be your roadmap to success. Guiding us through the world of home buying and mortgages, they offer unique insights on how to strategize for the best outcome. Key to this is sourcing a trustworthy loan officer and planning ahead, as these can significantly enhance your mortgage experienc...

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August 23, 2023 31 mins

Welcome to an intimate conversation with the dynamic mother-daughter duo, Azlinn Edwards and Carlina Alder, masters of fashion and curators of the exquisite boutique, Azlinn Hope. They've built more than just a store, but a community that nurtures personal style and confidence, while supporting other small businesses. The pair are not just entrepreneurs but style evangelists, transforming the way women see and dress themselves...

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Ever dreamed of organizing a memorable event that brings people together and leaves them with a sense of achievement and joy? Meet Karen Hubbs, owner of Goose Chase, a full event management company that breathes life into those dreams. In this lively and inspiring episode, Karen shares her journey in the sports marketing industry and how her passion for entrepreneurship and small business led her to create Goose Chase. With a backg...

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