A Memphian through and through, Jerry attended Messick High School, Memphis State University and Christian Brothers College. He is the proud father of twin boys as well as a daughter. Jerry’s wife passed away when their twin sons were 13 and their daughter was 11. Jerry relocated his young family from Memphis to Collierville, familiarizing himself further with Memphis’ suburbs, school systems, parks and amenities – knowledge that continues to serve him and his clients to this day.
Prior to his real estate career, Jerry serve as Key Accounts Manager for M&M/Mars, Inc. When Jerry left corporate America, he had risen to the title of VP of Customer Development with Marketing Specialist Corporation, which was, at that time, the nation's largest food brokerage company.
Upon entering the world of real estate, Jerry focused on becoming a top producer. In his first year, he successfully closed 52 transactions in 52 weeks and has consistently been a key player ever since.
Jerry has represented builders and homeowners focused on one-story, high-end homes throughout Shelby County including the Memphis area, Germantown, Collierville, Fayette County and beyond.
Jerry has unique perspective on the real estate needs of Baby Boomers because he is one. He recently sold his large home in Collierville and downsized, leveraging the seller’s market into a six-figure profit on the sale. He enjoys helping buyers and sellers alike make moves that make sound financial sense and improve quality of life for mature, savvy clientele.
Jerry joined Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS® because the firm’s longtime reputation of integrity and value matches his own personal goals regarding client service. With nearly 155 years of serving the Memphis market, Marx-Bensdorf has an unparalleled track record of success.
In 2021, Jerry teamed up with fellow agent Thomas Murphree. Together, Thomas and Jerry have a combined 50+ years of local market experience. The real estate duo work together, leveraging connections, data and expertise to the benefit of their valued clients. In 2022, Thomas and Jerry were featured in Memphis Magazine as the Face of Residential Real Estate.
Working with market-savvy clients and empty nesters to sell their existing home to “right size” to a quality, one-story luxury home.
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