Brad Hacker with Tom Sherman

Mortgage Success Series: Brad Hacker, Benchmark Kentucky

Brad Hacker is a Benchmark Loan Officer in Lexington, KY with the branch ran by Marty Preston. He was recently interviewed by Jim McMahan, President of Benchmark Mortgage, about his success and how he has created the Realtor relationships he has. Listen here:

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2014 Boot’n & Shoot’n Photobook

Check out a cool photo recap of the 2014 Boot’n & Shoot’n event in Dallas, TX. This year we raised over $400,000 for The Boot Campaign.

We honored Ret. Sgt. David Lyons as the recipient of Operation Home Giveaway where our goal is to turn Heroes into Homeowners.

Find out more about our mortgage branch opportunities and how the Benchmark community of mortgage professionals is Setting The Industry Standard™ by exploring this site.

Stephanie Medlock

Benchmark Praise Report About Underwriting

“I must give our Underwriter Jackie huge praise for really helping me out with a loan that I had 9 business days to close. We not only closed the loan in time but had the HUD available 48 hours prior to closing. It was a deal my #1 office here called me in to save because it was going to miss the closing date by weeks through another lender. We really impressed them and were able to pick up another listing agent. It is things like this that separates Benchmark and shows just how much our team contributes to our success and I couldn’t be more thankful.”


Stephanie Medlock
Branch Manager
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Benchmark Praise Report About Post Closing

“I had the opportunity to purchase a home through Benchmark several years ago. The experience was excellent then – reinforced today after spending some length of time on the phone with Stefani Dayton. Her personality over the phone and her obvious desire to provide outstanding customer service went far beyond the realm of business necessity, reflecting a higher standard of excellence upon herself and your organization. Her persistence, patience and strong working knowledge of your systems resulted in all my questions being answered and will unquestionably bring me to your door again in the future.”


Nick Mendez

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Benchmark Hosts “Operation Summit” for Over 40 Support Staff

Often times as a company when we come together to Mastermind, the loan officers and branch managers are the ones participating. Branch support staff rarely get the opportunity to interact with other people in similar roles.

We want Benchmark support staff to know there are many people that understand the challenges of processing loans. They need to know there are people to lean on when they have questions.

Operation Summit is Born

Operation Summit 2013 was held on April 10-11, 2013, in Dallas, TX.

Our goal was to bring production partners, loan officer assistants, and other staff from around the country together to Mastermind on creating “The Picture Perfect Mortgage Team”.

This was the first ever Operation Summit for the Benchmark community and what a huge success.

Employees came from all parts of the country to attend including branches as far as San Diego, CA and Long Island, NY.

Check out what some of the attendees said and we’ll see you next year for Operation Summit 2014!

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Mortgage Success Stories: Marty Preston, Benchmark Branch Manager in Lexington, KY

Marty Preston, Branch Manager of Benchmark Mortgage in Lexington, truly knows what it takes to deliver excellence in every area of his life. As a consistent Top Producer and one of the country’s premier mortgage lenders, Marty is also a nationally known speaker and a major force in the national mortgage banking scene.

Marty’s clients know he and his team will tailor a loan program to meet their specific needs in the most efficient manner possible. With about 50 years of combined experience, Marty and his staff have done an incredible job of making each client a “Raving Fan.”

Nick Carpenter from the Benchmark Media Team sat down on a Skype call with Marty to get some insight on what 2012 looked like for his mortgage business and what he is projecting for 2013.

Watch the Marty Preston interview here and leave some feedback in the comments:

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Boot’n & Shoot’n 2013 is coming…

boot shoot logo 2013The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The campaign encourages everyone to “get their boots on” providing an easy and tangible way for Americans to show appreciation for troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they face upon return and raise funds for military programs meeting the physical and emotional needs of our heroes.

Benchmark Mortgage and Babe’s Chicken partnered with the Boot Campaign to host “Boot’n & Shoot’n” in Dallas, TX. This one day event consists of a sporting clay shoot in the morning and an afterparty with great food and live music.

What better way to say “Thank You” to our troops than wearing a pair of boots just like theirs? Join in the growing chorus of musicians, entertainers, athletes and other celebrities and get YOUR boots on!

Get all the details about Boot’n & Shoot’n at