Michelle Garner - Broker Associate
According to local legend, once you visit the Yampa Valley your heart will be forever captivated, and you will be compelled to return. Michelle Garner is living proof that the Yampa curse is alive and well. Originally hailing from the East Coast, Michelle has decided to call Steamboat Springs home. A sales & marketing executive for over 12 years, Michelle has an extensive real estate development background which began at The Fordham Company, a luxury high rise development firm located in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. It was there that Michelle played a significant role in the sales and marketing of a $450 million inventory consisting of raw and finished condominiums, averaging $650 per square foot. Michelle was also involved in residential interior customization and design coordination and garnered a strong background in real estate law in her 2 years as Director of Contract Administration. As a result of her noted success at Fordham Company, Michelle was recruited by The Fifield Companies, a national urban office & residential development firm headquartered in Chicago. Michelle's background spans various stages of real estate development from project feasibility analysis through national sales team training & management. Michelle has been directly involved in the development & sales of 13 residential & mixed-use real estate projects, over 2,600 condominium residences, in 9 U.S. cities including Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles & Steamboat Springs Colorado. Michelle is a very active member of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Steamboat Art Museum. She earned a B.A. in Communications from Rowan University in New Jersey, ran the 2003 Chicago Marathon to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, and has also accomplished numerous Outward Bound Leadership programs. Let Michelle's comprehensive background in Real Estate sales and marketing work for you. Michelle knows what questions to ask on behalf of Buyers and her creative marketing experience that she used to navigate national markets will bring unprecedented exposure opportunities to Sellers. Michelle has partnered in life & business with Clay Garner, a local resident of Steamboat Springs who has lived in the valley for 18 years. Michelle's extensive real estate experience, coupled with Clay's intimate knowledge of Steamboat Springs is truly a unique skill set. Michelle & Clay act as a team and they offer a level of knowledge and support not easily matched in the Steamboat Springs real estate market.
Clay Garner - Associate
In 1990 Clay completed his BBA in Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to Steamboat to spend a season learning to ski. Well it soon became true for him as it has for many others that the winters bring you to Steamboat and the summers keep you here. Clay is a second generation Realtor® who understands the commitment to excellence and professionalism that is necessary to excel in the real estate industry. Seeing firsthand what it takes to be a top performer of Keller Williams he is determined to continue that success in the next generation of Garners. Having performed due diligence in Indiana for investment companies as well as working in all aspects of the restaurant industry he knows the value of a strong work ethic. In 1993 Clay completed the Steamboat Leadership Program on full scholarship from the Colorado Restaurant Association and Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. In addition, he has learned a great deal from activities that abound in the Rocky Mountains. Be it teamwork and stress management from 24 hour mountain bike racing or patience and attention to detail from fly fishing and tying flies. Clay and Michelle Garner make up the Garner & Garner real estate sales team. Clay brings the experience of 18 years in the Yampa Valley to the table for real estate Buyers & Sellers. Michelle brings 12 years of executive sales & marketing and real estate brokerage experience. Let Clay & Michelle's comprehensive background in Steamboat & Real Estate sales and marketing work for you. Together, they offer a level of knowledge and support not easily matched in the Steamboat Springs real estate market.