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Cerae Cooper is the managing agent of Guardian Property Group of Benchmark Realty, LLC.  Cerae grew up in Middle Tennessee and is an active member of her local realtor's association, EMTAR.  As a licensed Realtor® with a paralegal background, she holds her GRI, and CPRES (probate) designation and has over 12 years experience helping buyers and sellers navigate paperwork and processes involved in the purchase or sale of a home. She conducts thorough property evaluations and market analysis to determine accurate pricing and sales strategies, advises clients on property presentation and staging techniques, negotiates contracts, offers, and counter offers to achieve optimal terms for both buyers and sellers. In addition she coordinates property showings, open houses, and marketing efforts to attract potential buyers.

Cerae has a diverse portfolio of catering to a wide range of clients.  Her experience includes negotiating complex transactions to include first time home buyers, luxury homes, corporate relocation, REO, probate, senior downsizing, foreclosures, and land sales that resulted in favorable transactions for clients.  She primarily works in Wilson, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Smith and Williamson counties. 

Before Real Estate, Cerae worked in banking where she served as an Executive Liaison / Paralegal for Ameristar Investments and Trusts, First American National Bank and their AmSouth acquisition. Reporting to senior staff.  She worked with investment clients on requirements of their set estate plans.  As a Litigation Paralegal, she worked with case file management, bank fraud and delinquent property taxes, mergers and acquisitions and worked with a team to prepare board books for FANB annual board meetings.  In her first job out of college, Cerae worked for Tennessee's County Technical Assistance Service to help County Executives, County Highway Officials, and County Commissioners hold their joint legislative conferences. Cerae holds a Paralegal Certificate from Southeastern Paralegal Institute and a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University.

 owns a small business called Battle Gear that makes products for breast cancer patients.  She has worked in the past as a Wish Grantor for Make a Wish Foundation of Middle TN.  Cerae loves traveling, boating, kayaking, and sewing.

What my clients are saying  

Cerae provided exceptional service and direction for us during our buying/selling adventure. Her experience and knowledge about the local community helped us find our forever home. Cerae is very attentive to her clients. She is thorough and knowledgeable. She is skilled in dealing with tough sellers. She is a joy to work with and has your best interest at heart!


~ The Satterfields

Cerae is so helpful and always available for questions. She works very hard for her clients.


~ Perry

Cerae's knowledge and expertise were very helpful to us in purchasing our home. Her cheerful attitude made our search a pleasant experience.


~ The Kauffman's

I’ve known Cerae for many many years & she is the hardest working lady I know. She supported the sale of my house every step of the way. There were no surprises, and she went totally above & beyond to complete the job. I highly recommend her to sell or help you buy a home!


~ V. Barnes

Cerae patiently worked with us for almost a year to help us find the perfect house. Since we were moving from out of state, we weren’t sure which town, or even which county was right for us. Cerae helped us to narrow down the towns that we wanted to live in, and we covered an enormous area before we found a house we liked in a town that we liked. We looked at so many houses, and Cerae was always thorough gathering information that ranged from helping us determine an offer price to finding supporting documents to help us understand complex easement issues. We’ve moved many times and have worked with many realtors, and I would highly recommend Cerae to anyone looking to buy or sell a home


~ Mike & Tina T.

I appreciate your work on this estate and it has been so nice working with you!"


~ E. Hickman, Esq.

Cerae Cooper is indeed the most knowledgable realtor I have ever had the privilege of working with, thorough in business and dedicated to doing the best job possible. From the beginning she not only gave clear instructions as to how to prepare my home to sell but assisted in finding resources to make the property and home sell for the best price. Through the entire process of selling my home, Cerae took time to contact me daily and give updates on how the sell was going. I would tell anyone who wants a realtor who can get the job done for them in a short time, and who sincerely cares for you and your interests personally, call Cerae Cooper!


~ Carolyn G.

"I have known Cerae for many years. She is one of the most honest-trustworthy people I know. She is incredibly knowledgable in both the selling and buying aspects of homes. With her we sold our home in a short time and she walked with us every step of the way with our new home build. When I was anxious, she was the voice of reason. She made the entire process seem almost seamless. She worked hard day and night and was always available to us. I highly recommend her in both the buying and selling aspects."


~ B Adams

Being new to the area Cerae brought great service to me and my family. Her expertise in Real State really made a positive impact in the process and asked the right questions at the right time.


~ Emmanuel V.

Cerae Cooper was a delight to work with. She made the home buying experience smooth and simple. Really knows her stuff!"


~ Mike and Karen

"I didn't think it would have been this easy, but you and your company made it unbelievable easy, simple. I just want to thank all of you. "


~ Melvin and Mamie

Thank you for all you did to help me sell my house while I was relocating. I could not have done it without you. You really went above and beyond. I will definitely use you again when I move back to Middle Tennessee.


~ Scott B.

Cerae! Thank you so much for helping us find our beautiful home! You worked really hard and were very patient with us the whole time. Thank you for your kindness.


~ Lee and Megan

We couldn't thank you enough for assisting with making our dreams come true. We dreamt of a house all our own. You are more than just a realtor, you make dreams come true, and you are now a friend! Thank you so much for the attention you showed us and geniune care you have.


~ Andy and Tiffany

You are very responsive and thorough, and MOST OF ALL you look out for your clients' interests very well. I look forward to working with you again soon!


~ Gary Middleton

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