Drew Hendry, a 1990 Belmont graduate and a former member of the cross country team, recently starred in an episode of HGTV’s hit show “House Hunters.” Hendry is a Nashville real estate agent working for Benchmark Realty and was given the task of helping clients Jaron and Chelsea Byrum find a Nashville home that fit their expectations for under $250,000. The episode aired on HGTV on Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. CST.
The Byrums approached Hendry in the fall of 2015 as newlyweds who were looking to move to Nashville from Iowa. The couple asked Hendry if he would be interested in being on T.V., as they had applied for “House Hunters” and had been accepted pending their realtor’s approval. Jaron had received a job as the women’s cross country and track coach at Independence High School south of Nashville, which is the same school that Hendry’s son Andrew is also competing for in cross country and track. Chelsea had accepted a position in an area north of Nashville, which made Hendry’s job of finding the Byrums a home in between their workplaces more challenging.
The three homes that Hendry arranged to walk the couple through were located in East Nashville, Antioch and South Nashville. Jaron was hoping to find a farmhouse-style home with an open floor plan while Chelsea was set on the split-home setup. Ultimately, they decided on the house with the most room for entertaining guests, which was a feature they couldn’t pass up. Hendry helped the Byrums find the perfect middle-ground home to start off their new life in Nashville.