Marilyn Denney Blankenship, More Money Less Stress (The Marilyn Group, Fridrich & Clark Realty) Real Estate Agent



Marilyn Denney Blankenship
More Money Less Stress
location_on Brentwood, TN — The Marilyn Group, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Get to Know Marilyn Denney Blankenship

Would you like to find a real estate agent who listens to your needs and who is devoted to your best interests?

Marilyn Denney Blankenship is a fulltime, energetic Realtor, in Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin and the greater Metro Nashville area, passionate about her clients and her industry, since 2003.  Marilyn's clients helped her earn the Top Volume Producer Award for her Fridrich and Clark office.  Marilyn is an ethical professional.  Marilyn has been awarded the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors Educational Achievement Award, multiple years, presented for professional development while staying current with dynamic industry trends.  Marilyn is a Lifetime Award of Excellence recipient.

A Communications graduate and Torchbearer from the University of Tennessee, Marilyn began a career in real estate after being an industry leader and pioneer in electronic media sales.  Marilyn was the first female account executive of WSM AM/FM, the mother church of country music and home of The Grand Ole Opry.  Marilyn was also the first female marketing sales consultant at WTVF, Nashville's CBS affiliate.  Marilyn, a former president of American Women in Radio and Television, also served as program director for the retail board of thc Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.   

Marilyn brings her negotiation skills from "selling air" to the real estate market.  Marilyn makes win-win negotiations her goal.  As a trained communicator, Marilyn prizes an effective exchange of ideas.  Whether online, blogging, podcasting, emailing or chatting, Marilyn enjoys keeping her clients, customers, cooperating agents or referring agents in the loop.  Seamless communication is vital to successful transactions.   

Marilyn is married to Terry Blankenship.  Together they have four children, all interested in segments of real estate.  License #00287207



Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

e-PRO (technology and internet training to serve the public and clients)



Lifetime Award of Excellence GNAR

Education Achievement Award GNAR

Board of Directors GNAR, 2011-2013

President Tennessee Certified Residential Specialists 2013

Director TAR



From international and corporate executive relocations into luxury homes, to 1031 Exchanges, to land sales, Marilyn has done it all.  Marilyn loves working with families who are relocating.  She takes care to assure the families educational, social, cultural and spiritual needs are addressed. 

Marilyn also loves working with first time home buyers guiding them through the hoops of real estate transactions. 

Whether you are a developer, builder, buyer or seller you will be in good hands with Marilyn.  "Get more with Marilyn, More Money, Less Stress."

“Marilyn is best Realtor I have ever work with”
Pierce Schubert
"Marilyn was never the bottleneck throughout the process and was always proactive. I could always count on her to move things along in a timely manner and handle things professionally. Her knowledge and experience is unmatched in this market."
Dakhaz Mohammed and Hasina Tayip
Marilyn Blankenship is very knowledgeable in real estate market. She is truly professional and honest when she gives her recommendations. We would certainly recommend her and use her services in the future.
Marilyn took the time to get to know our family and exactly what we were looking for in a new home. Her expertise was invaluable to us as we relocated from out of state. She's the best!
Lisa and Robert R
Marilyn is absolutely a saint to survive this with me! She is truly the best at what she does, is constantly keeping her client informed, knows real estate legal issues as if she's an attorney and is always gracious and kind in the most stressful of situations. I will only use Marilyn if I sell again and if she is willing to work with me again!!! Want to sell? Call Marilyn and you will very successfully sell!--Lisa I am likewise thankful and appreciate Marilyn Blankenship and her hard work in making our transition a rousing success!--Robert
Anna Marie
·As I get closer to moving day, I'm especially thankful that God put this lady in my life. Marilyn Blankenship worked with me at Mix929, then went on to become a realtor. MANY years later, she's helped me find and buy my home. She prayed for me, searched with me and talked me through it with patience and a big smile. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Marilyn. ‪#‎BestRealtor‬ ‪#‎ExceptForMySisterTerriInHouston‬ ‪#‎PrayerWorks‬ ‪#‎GodIsGood‬
Charles O
Thanks for your excellent work in helping us sell the house. You are 2 for 2 with me in selling houses at a good price quickly. That batting average will get you in the Hall of Fame. Thanks very much.
Lori Singer
"Thanks so much, Marilyn. You have been absolutely wonderful to work with. Totally best realtor I've ever dealt with."
Brad M and Meghan A
I can’t even begin to thank you enough for all the help guiding us through the overwhelming process. Thank you for all your time and effort, your advice and your excellent referrals. We are so very happy in our home. Brad M Thank you so much for helping us with our first home. We are so grateful for your advice and assistance throughout the process. Meghan A
Laura Nixon
“Marilyn has been so patient with us as we asked all kinds of questions about building vs. buying existing homes. Her services include all kinds of extras that other realtors we interviewed didn't. I believe her staging professional, photographer and tips on home repair prep got us a much higher asking price than anticipated. Thank you!”
Melissa E
Marilyn provided a complimentary staging consultation and professional pictures, which helped sell my home rapidly. I would highly recommend Marilyn. I was very satisfied with sell and purchase of home.
Christen and Aaron C
Marilyn was so diligent throughout the process. She was timely and a joy to work with. She printed out home tours. She took personal care of our needs and matched our urgency in a fast market.
Michael Weiss
“Marilyn is wonderful. She found us the perfect house. I cannot more highly recommend another Realtor. She was responsive, always available, knowledgeable, and patient with us.”
Danny Herron
“Marilyn cares about her clients, listens to her clients, does what's best for her clients, and gets results for her clients!”
Debra H
Marilyn worked on my behalf as if she were buying the house for herself. She is a great woman of integrity. She rolls up her sleeves and gives you 150%. Marilyn is a woman of high integrity. I would not consider using anyone else to work for me. She is a true servant.
Emily E
I recommend Marilyn to anyone in the Middle TN area who is looking for a Realtor. She helped us make a wise decision as first time home buyers. We encountered several financial setbacks such as job loss in the home buying process, but Marilyn never gave up for a second. Her positive attitude and persistence helped us find the home of our dreams!
Stephen Meadows
“I had the privilege of working with Marilyn for several years on the TN CRS Chapter Board of Directors. She is a phenomenal agent that always has the best interests of her clients in mind. Any buyer or seller would be lucky to have an agent like Marilyn!!”
Betsy Liner Morris
Marilyn is always the BEST to work with. She makes you feel like you are her only client and gives you top attention always. Through Marilyn's expertise and suggestions as well as her complimentary staging service she was able to get full asking price for my home in less than 48 hours. This is my second experience with her and I will never use anyone else.
Ravi Reddy
July 28th, 2013 Great follow-up and responsive to every single query from our side throughout the home sale process. Photos from a professional photographer and a free stager session really made the difference to kick-start the sale process, while being available for us anytime as well as the regular updates from Marilyn helped us feel less burdened and great peace of mind. Marilyn was able to get through the overall sale process under 2 months helping us to complete the transaction much sooner than anticipated.
Rebekah W
Marilyn is truly a fantastic realtor! She walked us through each step of getting our home ready to sell and worked fervently to sell it very quickly. She always answers calls and emails in a timely manner and kept us "in the loop" of all aspects of selling our home and buying our new home. Marilyn listened to what we wanted in a home and was constantly working to find listings that met our needs (and wants) in a home. She found us a house within our budget that had everything we hoped for. We trust Marilyn completely as she is always up front and honest and is also very kind and personable to everyone. We would HIGHLY recommend Marilyn to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Marilyn helped us purchase our first home 6 years ago and we knew we wanted to use her again to buy and sell the homes that we recently bought/sold. We will always refer our friends and family to her.
Rajesh Jethwani
“Marilyn is a true professional, very through, easy to work with and her attention to details is remarkable. We worked with her on selling our house and the entire process went very smoothly with open communication, set expectations. We would gladly recommend her for any sale/purchase of a home.”
Kristene H
We would definitely recommend Marilyn to anyone looking to buy a house. We were new to the area and found her very informative and helpful while choosing an area to live. She listened to what we were looking for, was readily available for phone calls and home showings. She is kind and professional. Our offer, settlement and everything in between went very smoothly thanks to her.
Denise Y
I interviewed several realtors after the contract with the previous realtor expired. I had met Marilyn through another organization and selected her for my pool of candidates based on her involvement with GNAR and marketing experience. Selling through effective marketing channels is what she does and has always done. When we met again for my"interview" we clicked, which is really important in selecting a real estate agent. She took time to understand me and my goals and walked me through pricing, expectations, etc. When we got an offer on the house (I think it was only 18 days after putting it on the market) Marilyn managed the process very diplomatically and calmly. Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Pierce Schubert
“If you need to list your home in the Nashville area I highly recommend Marilyn. Efficient, hard-working, and dedicated are only a few of the words to describe Marilyn”
Michael Dorris
“If you are looking for a real estate professional that can flat out get it done, Marilyn Denney is your agent. Not only is she extremely creative and deeply knowledgeable but she provides great results. In a "buyers’ market" a neighborhood with multiple listings, she contracted our home within 29 days of listing for a higher price than a larger neighboring property. You will not be disappointed with Marilyn's services”
Jeff Crudele
“Marilyn was absolutely superb during our home search in Nashville. She knew the market in and out and really spent the time and energy to get to know us. That helped tremendously in the process. She is a consummate professional and a wonderful person with high integrity. I recommend her highly to anyone searching for an executive residence in the Nashville area.”
Irene Williams
“Marilyn is as knowledgeable as she is delightful. She was a wonderful guide on my journey to homeownership, and I felt at ease throughout the process with her at my side. I was especially thankful that she understood my priorities and respected my desire to learn along the way. When it's time for the next move, Marilyn will be my first phone call!”
Jennifer Marler Frank
"Marilyn represented us in our relocation to Tennessee from Atlanta in 2005. Marilyn introduced us to the Cool Springs real estate market and guided us through the building process through many face-to-face meetings and also phone calls/emails from a state away. Marilyn always zealously represented our interested vis-a-vis our builder and was circumspect in every detail of the construction process. She was there for us through marathon builder selection sessions with a positive attitude and words of wisdom about the process. Marilyn was a true advocate, friend and mentor through the entire process that took place over the better part of a year. We are still grateful for suggestions of where to put plugs and useful information about resale that we used to make good choices. As a result of diligent negotiations and wise decisions, we had a tremendous amount of equity in our property the day we closed! Marilyn was an invaluable voice during this process!"
Anita Leonard
Marilyn is very professional every step of the way. She still keeps in contact with us ... and is currently helping us in the refinancing process.
Susan Barkley
When I first moved to Nashville, I was so fortunate to have Marilyn on my side in buying a home. She helped me navigate multiple contracts and has provided excellent advice over the years. Her expertise and tenacity are matched only by her genuine positive spirit. I would be more than happy to work with her again whether buying or selling a home.

My specialty is Middle TN: Davidson, Williamson, Wilson & Rutherford Counties. I focus in Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Green Hills, Oak Hill, Belle Meade, Leipers Fork, College Grove&Spring Hill